Current Affairs Questions

Current Affairs :

Lokpal And Lokayukta Act 2013

Consider the following statements with reference to the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013:

  1. Under the 2013 Act, the Lokpal should consist of a chairperson and the members, not exceeding eight, of whom 50% should be judicial members.
  2. It mandates that all public officials should furnish the assets and liabilities of themselves as well as their respective dependents.
  3. The Lokpal cannot inquire into any corruption charge against the Prime Minister if the allegations are related to international relations, external and internal security, public order, atomic energy and space.
  4. It also covers any society or trust or body that receives foreign contribution above Rs 20 lakh.

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Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme

With reference to the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. Under the scheme, vendors can avail working capital loan of up to Rs10,000, which is repayable in monthly instalments within one year.
  2. 2On timely/early repayment of the loan, an interest subsidy of 5 % per annum will be credited to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) on six-months basis.

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Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016

With reference to the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act (CAFA), 2016, consider the following statements:

  1. The Act established a National Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of India and State Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of each state.
  2. The National Fund gets 60% of funds collected and the remaining 40 % goes to respective State Fund.
  3. The collected funds must be utilized only for afforestation and regeneration of forest ecosystem and not for wild life protection and infrastructure development.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Shaurya Missile

Consider the following statements with reference to the Shaurya missile:

  1. Shaurya is a land variant of short-range Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) K-15 Sagarika.
  2. It belong to the K missile family — codenamed after late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam — which are launched from Arihant class of nuclear submarines.

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Samantwadi Toys

With reference to the Samantwadi toys of Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, consider the following statements:

  1. Samantwadi toys are made from the wood of the cedar mangrove(Xylocarpus granatum).
  2. Craftsmen who make these toys belong to the Chittari community who came to Sawantwadi from Karwar and Goa.

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SoI On Decarbonization And Energy Transition Agenda

With which of the following country, NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy.


First Museum On Ganga

Name the first museum on Ganga to showcase the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga River inaugurated recently by the Prime Minister?


Jnanpith Award

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jnanpith Award:

  1. The award is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English with no posthumous conferral.
  2. Until 1982 it was presented for a specific work; thereafter, it was given for a writer’s overall contribution to literature.

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Trami Tradition

Trami Tradition is centuries old tradition which involves eating together from one plate during weddings. In which of the following State/ Union Territory, this tradition is being practiced till date?


Cess

Consider the following statements with reference to Cess:

  1. A cess is a form of tax usually imposed additionally when the state or the central government looks to raise funds for specific purposes.
  2. If the cess collected in a particular year goes unspent, it may be allocated for other purposes.

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