Current Affairs Question - October 2021


Indian Economy

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)


Which of the following commissions recommended to repeal Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) law as it was "a symbol of oppression"?

A
Justice Jeevan Reddy Commission
B
Santosh Hegde Commission on Manipur Encounter Deaths
C
Second Administrative Reforms Commission
D
None of the Above

National

United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) formally launched negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).
  2. Currently the UAE is India’s second-largest trading partner.
  3. The UAE is the eighth-largest investor in India, having invested USD 11 billion between April 2000 and March 2021.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

National

Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)


With reference to the Disturbed Area under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), consider the following statements:

  1. A disturbed area is one which is declared by notification under Section 3 of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
  2. The Central Government or the Governor of the State or administrator of the Union Territory can declare the whole or part of the State or Union Territory as a disturbed area.
  3. Once declared ‘disturbed’, the region is maintained as disturbed for a period of six months straight, according to The Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976.

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

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
Only 3
D
1 and 3

Science & Technology

Indian Institute Of Science


Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) developed a technology to produce low-carbon bricks that can serve as energy efficient walling materials.
  2. The team developed low embodied carbon bricks from construction and demolition waste (CDW) through an alkali activation process using fly ash and ground slag and characterising the thermal, structural, and durability characteristics of Low-C bricks and their masonry.
  3. These bricks require high-temperature firing and also use high-energy materials such as Portland cement.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

Science & Technology

Global Innovation Index


Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Global Innovation Index 2021 (GII) was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  2. India has been on a rising trajectory over the past several years in GII, from a rank of 81 in 2015 to 57 in 2021.
  3. NITI Aayog along with the Institute for Competitiveness releases the India Innovation Index.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

Ecology & Environment

World Health Organization (WHO)


Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new air quality guidelines - Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs).
  2. Redefining the threshold of safe air, this is the first revision after the last updation in 2010.
  3. The guidelines cover six pollutants - particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), PM 10, ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO).

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

National

National Nutrition Mission


Consider the following statements with reference to the National Nutrition Mission:

  1. It was launched by the government on the occasion of the International Women’s Day in March 2017.
  2. It targets to reduce stunting, undernutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively.
  3. It also targets to bring down stunting among children in the age group 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.

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

A
1 and 2
B
1 and 3
C
Only 1
D
Only 3

National

Academic Bank Of Credit


Consider the following statements with reference to the Academic Bank of Credit:

  1. Proposed in the National Education Policy, 2020, it is a virtual storehouse that will keep records of academic credits secured by a student.
  2. It offers flexibility to students and executives to promote liberal education, according to draft rules prepared by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  3. Students will have to open an Academic Bank Account and every account holder would be provided with a unique id and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

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

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

Indian Economy

Public Sector Banks


Which of the following committees deals with restructuring stressed assets and creating more value for public sector banks (PSBs)?

A
Kasturirangan Committee
B
Deepak Mohanty Committee
C
Sunil Mehta Committee
D
Bibek Debroy Committee

National

Folk Dance Of Ladakh


Consider the following statements with reference to the traditional folk dance of Ladakh region in India:

  1. It was started in the eighth century by Padmasambhava (9th century Nyingmapa teacher who introduced Tantric Buddhism to Tibet).
  2. Dressed up in lively colors with extravagant headwear as well as masks, the monks use up the roles of divine beings and also demons and install a mock-battle with excellent dominating wickedness.
  3. The dance, also known as the God Dance, is considered an act of cleansing evil forces.

The above statements is true for which of the following folk dances of Ladakh?

A
Cham Dance
B
Shondol Dance
C
Takshon or Shon Dance
D
Nyopa Dance

Indian Economy

Articles Of The Indian Constitution


Consider the following articles of the Indian Constitution:

  1. Article 215: The Supreme Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.
  2. Article 129: High Courts to be courts of record- Every High Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

Indian Economy

Prompt Corrective Action (PAC)


With reference to the Prompt Corrective Action (PAC), consider the following statements:

  1. It was initiated by the RBI in 2002 to discipline banks when they report poor and risky financial performance.
  2. The PCA framework deems banks as risky if they slip below certain norms on three parameters — capital ratios, asset quality and profitability.
  3. The framework was reviewed in 2017 based on the recommendations of the working group of the Financial Stability and Development Council on Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions in India and the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission.

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

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

Indian Economy

Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP)


Which of the following statements is correct with reference to the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP)?

  1. Section 7 – Initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by financial creditor.
  2. Section 8 and 9 – Initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by operational creditor.
  3. Section 10 – Initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by corporate applicant.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

National

Articles Of The Indian Constitution


Consider the following statements with reference to the articles of the Indian Constitution:

  1. Under Article 150, States also get divided into territorial constituencies as per Delimitation Act after every Census.
  2. Article 225 empowers the High Court to make rules regarding proceedings and other matters connected to the High Court.
  3. Article 227 determines that every High Court shall have superintendence over all courts and tribunals throughout the territories in relation to which it exercises jurisdiction (except a court formed under a law related to armed forces).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
Only 3

National

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj


Consider the following statements in contest to the administration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

  1. He abolished the Jagirdari System and replaced it with Ryotwari System, and changes in the position of hereditary revenue officials which was popularly known as Deshmukhs, Deshpande, Patils and Kulkarnis.
  2. The ordinary soldiers were paid in cash, but the chief and military commander were paid through jagir grants (Saranjam or Mokasa).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both1 and 2
D
None of the above

National

"Minority"


With reference to the minorities, consider the following statements:

  1. The term "Minority" is not defined in the Indian Constitution. However, the Constitution recognises only religious and linguistic minorities.
  2. Article 29 provides that any section of the citizens residing in any part of India having a distinct language, script or culture of its own, shall have the right to conserve the same. It grants protection to both religious minorities as well as linguistic minorities.
  3. National Commission for Minorities was established as a statutory body with the enactment of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 (Act XIX of 1992) by the Parliament.

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

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

International

Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)


With respect to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), consider the following statements:

  1. It was established in 1975 via the Treaty of Lagos.
  2. There are 15 Members in the group.
  3. Recently, it has imposed sanctions on Mali for second military coup.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

National

Articles Of The Indian Constitution


Consider the following statements with reference to the articles of the Indian Constitution:

  1. Under Article 150, States also get divided into territorial constituencies as per Delimitation Act after every Census.
  2. Article 225 empowers the High Court to make rules regarding proceedings and other matters connected to the High Court.
  3. Article 227 determines that every High Court shall have superintendence over all courts and tribunals throughout the territories in relation to which it exercises jurisdiction (except a court formed under a law related to armed forces).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
Only 3

National

Aspirational Districts Programme


With reference to the Aspirational Districts Programme, which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect?

  1. The programme focuses on 4 main themes: Nutrition, Education, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development, and basic Infrastructure.
  2. Each district is ranked based on 39 performance indicators identified across the above 4 core themes.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None of the above

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