Current Affairs Question - November 2019


National Indian Art & Culture

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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Only 1
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1 and 2
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Only 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Defence & Security

Defence Acquisition Council


Recently, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of weapons and equipment worth Rs. 22,800 crore. Consider the following statements about the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC):

  1. The DAC is Defence Ministry’s highest decision making body for capital acquisition proposals forwarded by the Indian armed forces.
  2. It is responsible to give policy guidelines to acquisitions, based on long-term procurement plans.
  3. It also clears all acquisitions, which includes both imported and those produced indigenously or under a foreign license.

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Banking & Insurance

Shadow Banking


Consider the following statements about the Shadow Banking:

  1. The shadow banking system is made up of financial entities which have the same functions as traditional banks but which are subject to little, if any, regulation.
  2. Shadow banking includes money market funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, securitisation, securities lenders, and structured investment vehicles.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Environmental Pollution, Degradation & Climate Change

Etalin Hydroelectric Project


Recently, the Union Government recommended a biodiversity study of the proposed 3,097 MW Etalin Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh : Consider the following statements about the Etalin Project:

  1. The proposed hydropower project is supposed to be built in the biodiversity-rich Dihang valley of Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. The project involves the construction of two concrete gravity dams, one on the Tangon and other on the Dri rivers.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Assam Roofed Turtle


Consider the following statements about the Assam Roofed Turtle:

  1. The species is endemic to India, found only in the state of Assam.
  2. The turtle is classified as vulnerable and is listed in Schedule II of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

International Biodiversity & Conservation

Sumatran Rhino


Recently, with the death of the last known specimen, the Sumatran Rhino is now officially extinct in Malaysia. Consider the following statements about the Sumatran Rhino:

  1. The Sumatran Rhino is the biggest of the rhinoceros species and the only rhino with two horns in Asia.
  2. Sumatran Rhino have been placed in the list of Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Infrastructure

Central Road And Infrastructure Fund


Consider the following statements about the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF):

  1. The budget 2018 has amended the Central Road Fund Act, 2000, and has renamed the Central Road Fund as Central Road and Infrastructure Fund.
  2. As per the amendment, the share for each infrastructure areas and projects from the CRIF shall be finalised by a Committee, constituted by the Central government.
  3. The fund comprises of a cess imposed along with excise duty on petrol and diesel.

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
C
1 and 2
D
1 , 2 and 3

International International Treaties & Agreements

Budapest Convention


Consider the following statements about the Budapest Convention:

  1. It is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime (cybercrime) by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.
  2. It was opened for signature in Budapest, on 23 November 2001 and it entered into force on 1 July 2004.

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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Indian Constitution

Fundamental Duties


Recently, the Government decided to assign its different Ministries with the task of spreading awareness about Fundamental duties among people.Consider the following statements about the Fundamental Duties:

  1. The idea of Fundamental Duties is inspired from the Constitution of French.
  2. Fundamental Duties were incorporated in Part IV-A of the Constitution by the 44th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1978 on the recommendations of Swaran Singh Committee.

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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Commissions And Committees

Consultative Committees


Recently, Farooq Abdullah and Pragya Thakur have been nominated as members of the consultative committee of Parliament for the Ministry of Defence. Consider the following statements about the consultative committee:

  1. These committees are constituted by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
  2. Consultative committees are attached to various ministries/departments of the Central Government.
  3. It consists of members of both the Houses of Parliament.

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1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Issues Relating To Health

Avian Botulism


Consider the following statements regarding the Avian Botulism:

  1. The avian botulism is a neuro-muscular illness caused by Botulinum (natural toxin) that is produced by a bacteria-Clostridium botulinum
  2. Clostridium botulinum is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Indian Art & Culture

Maha Bodhi Temple Complex


Recently, Bhutan’s Foreign Minister recently visited Maha Bodhi Temple Complex (MBTC) in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Consider the following statements about the MBTC:

  1. He Maha bodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment.
  2. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries.
  3. The complex was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
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1 and 3
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1, 2 and 3

National Institutes Of National Importance

National Institute For Sowa-Rigpa


Recently, Cabinet approved the establishment of National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (Traditional Medical system of the Himalayan).At which of the following place the institute will be established?

A
Gangtok
B
Manali
C
Almora
D
Leh

National Medieval History

Ain-i-Akbari


Consider the following statements:

  1. Ain-i-Akbari is a 16th-century detailed document written by Abul Fazl.
  2. Ain-i-Akbari is the concluding part of another document, the Akbarnama.

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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

ASEAN Defence Ministers’s Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus)


The 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’s Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) was held in Bangkok on 20th November 2019. Consider the following statements about the ADMM-Plus:

  1. The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and it’s six Dialogue Partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.
  2. The Inaugural ADMM-Plus was convened in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 12th October 2010.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

International International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

Kimberley Process


The plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is being hosted by India from 18-22 November, 2019 in India.Consider the following given statements about the Kimberley Process:

  1. The Kimberley Process is a multilateral trade regime established in 2003 with the goal of preventing the flow of conflict diamonds.
  2. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) imposes extensive requirement son its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free' and prevent conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate trade.
  3. India is one of the founder members of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and is the Chair of Kimberley Process for the year 2019.

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Indian Art & Culture

Brahmaputra Pushkaram Festival


Consider the given statements about the Brahmaputra Pushkaram Festival:

  1. Brahmaputra Pushkaram Festival is the biggest river festival being celebrated in the state of Assam.
  2. It is a festival of rivers and it pertains to the 12 important rivers in India, namely Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Chambal, Kaveri, Beas, Tapti, Godavari, Chenab, Krishna and Saraswati.

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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Parliament And State Legislatures

Rajya Sabha


Recently, the Rajya Sabha secretariat released the first-ever analysis of its legislative work,“Rajya Sabha: The Journey since 1952” on the occasion of the 250th session of Rajya Sabha. Consider the following statements about the Rajya Sabha:

  1. Article 79 of the Constitution lays down the maximum strength of Rajya Sabha as 250, out of which 12 members are nominated by the President and 238 are representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories.
  2. The Fifth Schedule to the Constitution provides for allocation of seats to the States and Union Territories in Rajya Sabha.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Issues Relating To Health

Social Awareness And Action To Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully


In which of the following given states, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, recently launched a campaign named Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS)?

A
Odisha
B
Jharkhand
C
Gujarat
D
Bihar

National Environmental Pollution, Degradation & Climate Change

Geochemical Baseline Atlas Of India


Recently, the CSIR- National Geophysical Research Institute has brought out the Geochemical Baseline Atlas of India for environment management purpose.Consider the following given statements about the Atlas:

  1. The atlas consist 45 maps of metals, oxides and elements present in top and bottom soils across India.
  2. The map trace elements from top soil i.e. top 25 cm depth and bottom soil at 100 cm depth from the year 2006 to 2011.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle


Recently, the Odisha government declared to compensate fishermen families who would bear losses due to the fishing ban imposed for the protection of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Consider the following given statements about the turtle:

  1. The Olive Ridley turtles inhabit tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
  2. The species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List.
  3. Olive Ridley turtles use three different strategies to nest: arribadas, solitary nests and mixed strategy.

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1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Parliament And State Legislatures

Anti-Defection Law


Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the disqualification of 17 dissident Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) legislators by then Karnataka Assembly Speaker under anti-Defection Law.Consider the following statements regarding the Anti-Defection Law:

  1. Provision regarding anti-defection law is contained in the 11th Schedule of the Constitution.
  2. It lays down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection by the Presiding Officer of a legislature based on a petition by any other member of the House.
  3. The law applies only to the Parliament and not the state assemblies.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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1 and 2
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1 and 3

International International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

Asia Pacific Rural And Agricultural Credit Association


Recently, the 6th World Congress on Rural and Agricultural Finance was organised by NABARD in association with the Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA). Consider the following given statements about the APRACA:

  1. It was launched during the first General Assembly Meeting held in New Delhi, India in 1977.
  2. The General Secretariat of APRACA was established at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP) premises in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Defence & Security

Innovation For Defence Excellence


Recently, the Ministry of Defence organised the inaugural session of ‘Def Connect 2019’ to showcase the accomplishments of the Innovation for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative. Consider the following given statements about the iDEX:

  1. Launched in 2017, iDEX is an ecosystem to foster innovation & technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging innovators & entrepreneurs to deliver technologically advanced solutions for modernizing Indian Military.
  2. iDEX is being managed and funded by a Defence Innovation Organization (DIO) which has been formed as a ‘not for profit’ company as per Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013.
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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

International International Treaties & Agreements

International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture


Consider the following given statements about the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA):

  1. The Treaty was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3rd November 2001.
  2. It facilitates access to the genetic materials of the 64 crops in the Multilateral System for research, breeding and training for food and agriculture.

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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Physical Geography

Rainforests


A new study discovers that the Meghalayan rain forest, the northernmost in the world, is similar in structure and diversity to the other rain forests found near the Equator. Consider the following given statements about rain forests:

  1. Rain forests are found between ten degrees North and South latitudes from the Equator.
  2. Owing to tremendous amount and diversity of foliage in tropical rain forests, rain forest soils are rich in nutrients.

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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Indian Art & Culture

Suranga Bawadi


Recently, Suranga Bawadi in Bijapur, Karnataka was selected as the World Monument Watch List for 2020. Consider the following given statements about Bawadi:

  1. Suranga Bawadi was built by Yusuf Adil Shah of Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur in the 16th century to supply water to Vijaypura in Karnataka.
  2. The Bawadi is an integral part of the ancient Karez System of supplying water through subterranean tunnels.

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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Indian Art & Culture

Dhrupad


Recently, renowned Dhrupad vocalist (Padma Shri awardee) Ramakant Gundecha passed away in Bhopal. Consider the following given statements about the Dhrupad:

  1. Dhrupad be a form of the Gandharva Veda, the Vedic science of music, which is a branch of Sama Veda.
  2. It is performed by a solo singer or a small number of singers in unison to the beat of the mridang rather than the tabla.
  3. Like all Indian classical music, dhrupad is modal and monophonic, with a single melodic line and no chord progression.

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
C
1 and 3
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1, 2 and 3

International Science & Technology

Uranium Enrichment


Recently, Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant located near Tehran.Consider the following given statements about the uranium enrichment process:

  1. Uranium needs to be in a solid form for enrichment due to the varying chemical and physical properties the different isotopes (U-235 and U-238).
  2. Enriched uranium is produced by feeding uranium hexafluoride gas into centrifuges to separate out the most suitable isotope for nuclear fission, called U-235.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1nad 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

International International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

North Atlantic Treaty Organization


Recently, French sighted the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a grouping was dying with its incapacity to work in a co-ordinated manner. Consider the following given statements about the NATO:

  1. NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
  2. The North Atlantic Treaty forms the legal basis of, and is implemented by, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Bilateral, Regional And Global Groupings Affecting India

Bay Of Bengal Initiative For Multi-Sectoral Technical And Economic Cooperation


The first-ever Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Conclave of Ports is being held at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on 7th and 8th November 2019.Consider the following statements about the BIMSTEC:

  1. BIMSTEC is a sub-regional organization that came into being in 1998 through the Bangkok Declaration.
  2. Initially, it was known as BIST-EC comprising of Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
  3. Nepal and Bhutan became the member of the organistaion in 2004.

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
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1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National International Treaties & Agreement

Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement


Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Protocol amending the Convention between India and Brazil for the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC).Consider the following given statements about the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement:

  1. DTAA is a tax treaty signed between two or more countries to help taxpayers avoid paying double taxes on the same income.
  2. It can be either be comprehensive, encapsulating all income sources, or limited to certain areas, which means taxing of income from shipping, inheritance, air transport, etc.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

Indian Economy

Alternative Investment Fund


Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the creation of an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) to provide last-mile funding for stalled affordable and middle-income housing projects across the country. Consider the following given statements about the AIF:

  1. In India, AIFs are defined in Regulation 2(1) (b) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012.
  2. AIF can be established in the form of a company or a corporate body or a trust or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).
  3. Private equity or venture capital, hedge funds, real property, commodities, and tangible assets are all examples of alternative investments.

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
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1 and 3
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1, 2 and 3

National Government Policies And Interventions

Gujarat Control Of Terrorism And Organised Crime Bill


Recently, the President gave assent to the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill.Consider the following given statements about the GCTOC:

  1. It defines a terrorist act, as an act committed with the intention to disturb law and order or threaten the unity, integrity, and security of the state.
  2. The new Act mandates intercepting of telephonic conversations, which would now be considered as legitimate evidence.
  3. It provides for the creation of a special court as well as the appointment of special public prosecutors

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
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3 and 4
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1, 2 and 3

International Physical Geography

Tongan Archipelago


Recently, an undersea volcanic eruption in the Tongan Archipelago has sunk one island and created another three times larger. Consider the following given statements about the Tonga:

  1. Tonga is an archipelago that comes under the Melanesia subregion of Oceania.
  2. Tonga's capital city-Nukuʻalofa is located on Niuas, largest island of the archipelago.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

Universal Postal Union


Recently, Pakistan has stopped the exchange of postal mails with India without any prior notice, defying the Universal Postal Union (UPU) rules.Consider the following given statements about the UPU:

  1. Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union is the second oldest international organization worldwide.
  2. The UPU contains four bodies consisting of the Congress, the Council of Administration (CA), the Postal Operations Council (POC) and the International Bureau (IB)
  3. A non-member state of the United Nations may also become a member if two-thirds of the UPU member countries approve its request.

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1 ad 2
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2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Issues Relating To Health

Nipah Virus


Recently, Kerala decided to launch an all-out campaign across the State, to create awareness of Nipah virus transmission. Consider the following given statements about the Nipah virus:

  1. Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly between people.
  2. Nipah virus is closely related to Hendra virus. Both are members of the genus Henipavirus, a new class of virus in the Paramyxoviridae family.

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
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1 and 3
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1, 2 and 3

International Issues Relating To Health

Alzheimer’s Disease


Recently, China approved the world’s first multi-targeting and carbohydrate-based drug GV-971 for Alzheimer’s disease. Consider the following statements about the Alzheimer’s Disease:

  1. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of Anterograde amnesia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
  2. The disease course is divided into four stages-with a progressive pattern of cognitive and functional impairment.
  3. The possibility of Alzheimer’s increases as the age of the population increases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Indigenization Of Technology & Research

Navigation In Indian Constellation


Recently, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) decided to commercialize India’s regional navigation satellite system - Navigation in Indian Constellation (NavIC).Consider the following statements about the NavIC:

  1. NavIC consists of total 9 satellites in a combination of geosynchronous and geostationary orbit.
  2. Four of the 9 satellites are located in suitable orbital slots in geostationary orbit; the remaining five are in geosynchronous orbits with the required inclination and equatorial crossings in two different plan.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

International International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

International Civil Aviation Organisation


Recently, on being denied by the Pakistan to use it’s airspace by the Indian government, India took the matter to the International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO).Consider the following given statements about the ICAO:

  1. ICAO was established in 1944 by the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
  2. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, currently, it has 198 member countries.

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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National Population And Associated Issues

Meghalaya Residents Safety And Security Act


Recently, the Meghalaya approved the amendments to the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) 2016.Consider the following given statements about the MRSSA:

  1. It mandates to establish a District Task Force and Facilitation Centres for effective enforcement of various laws for the safety and security of the citizens.
  2. It provides for verification and regulation the tenants residing in rented houses in the state.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

National Indian Art & Culture

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)


Recently, which of the following two Indian cities have been included by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in its network of Creative Cities on the occasion of World Cities Day 2019?

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Mumbai and Hyderabad
B
Hyderabad and Chennai
C
Mumbai and Kolkata
D
Kolkata and Pune

International Agriculture & Livestock

African Swine Fever


Consider the following given statements about the African Swine Fever(AFS):

  1. AFS is caused by a large RNA virus of the Asfarviridae family, which also infects ticks of the genus Ornithodoros.
  2. The disease listed in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

National International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

International Solar Alliance


Second assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was hosted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy from 30th - 31st October 2019.Consider the following given statements about the ISA:

  1. ISA initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in November 2014, jointly by India and France.
  2. The ISA Framework Agreement was opened for signature during the CoP-22 at Marrakesh on 15th November, 2016.
  3. Under the alliance, India has pledged a target of installing 100GW by 2022 and reduction in emission intensity by 33–35% by 2030.

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1 and 2
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2 and 3
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1 and 3
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1, 2 and 3

National Programmes & Schemes

Export Credit Insurance Scheme


Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) has introduced the Export Credit Insurance Scheme (ECIS) called NIRVIK to enhance loan availability and ease the lending process. Consider the following statements about the scheme:

  1. Under the NIRVIK, he insurance cover guaranteed will cover up to 90 percent of the principal and interest.
  2. The insurance cover will include both pre and post-shipment credit.

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Only 1
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Only 2
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Both 1 and 2
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Neither 1 nor 2

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