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Anticipatory Bail

With reference to the Anticipatory Bail, consider the following statements:

  1. The provision of anticipatory bail under Section 438 was introduced when CrPC was amended in 1973.
  2. The High Court and a Court of Session, have concurrent jurisdiction to grant anticipatory bail.

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Dividend Distribution Tax

Consider the following statements with reference to the Dividend Distribution Tax(DDT):

  1. The Dividend Distribution Tax is a tax levied on dividends that a company pays to its shareholders out of its profits.
  2. Under Section 115-O, the Income Tax Act, any domestic firm which is declaring or distributing dividend has to pay DDT at the rate of 15 percent on the gross amount of dividend.
  3. The tax has to be paid to the government within 24 days of the dividend declaration, distribution or payment whichever is earliest.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


SAMPRITI Military Exercise

Between which of the following countries, joint military exercise SAMPRITI is held annually?


Indian National Commission For Cooperation With UNESCO

Consider the following statements with reference to the Indian Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO(INCCU):

  1. Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO(INCCU) was formed by the Government of India in 1959.
  2. It functions under the Department of Secondary and Higher Education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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Stripe Rust

Consider the following statements:

  1. Stripe Rust of wheat is a viral disease caused by the virus Begomovirus.
  2. The first sign of stripe rust is the appearance of yellow streaks (pre-pustules), followed by small, bright yellow, elongated uredial pustules arranged in conspicuous rows on the leaves.

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Nagoba Jatara Festival

Consider the following statements with reference to the Nagoba Jatara Festival:

  1. It is the second biggest tribal carnival and celebrated by Mesaram clan of Gond tribes.
  2. The Gusadi Dance performance by dancers from the Gond tribe is a major special attraction of the event.
  3. The ceremony of Betal puja, which involves display of martial art, constitutes the last of the rituals in the event.
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Article 72 Of The Constitution

Consider the following statements:

  1. Under the Article 72, the President of India can grant a pardon or reduce the sentence of a convicted person, particularly in cases involving capital punishment.
  2. The President can grant pardon in all cases where the sentence given is sentence of death but pardoning power of Governor does not extend to death sentence cases.
  3. The pardoning power of the President is absolute.

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Asiatic Cheetah

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Asiatic cheetah is smaller and paler than the African cheetah.
  2. The Asiatic cheetah is listed as vulnerable species while the African Cheetah is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN).
  3. In the 2015 update of the IUCN Red List, the Asiatic cheetah is considered regionally extinct in Iraq, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

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Mineral Accretion Technology

Consider the following statements with reference to the Mineral Accretion Technology:

  1. Mineral Accretion Technology is a coral reef restoration technology that utilizes low voltage electricity to improve the health and growth rates of corals and other marine organisms.
  2. As electricity flows to the metal structures placed underwater, minerals, much the same as those the corals use to create their skeletons, fall out of the water and accumulate onto the structure, thus giving the technology its name.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Legislative Council

Consider the following statements:

  1. Assam was the first Indian state to abolish its Legislative Council in 1947.
  2. After Assam, Punjab had abolished its Legislative Council in 1968, while West Bengal abolished it in 1971.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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