Current Affairs Questions

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International Energy Agency (IEA)

Consider the given statements in contest to the India and the International Energy Agency (IEA):

  1. India in March 2017 became an associate member of the Paris-based body which advises industrialised nations on energy policies.
  2. According to IEA, a member country must maintain "crude oil and/or product reserves equivalent to 120 days of the previous year's net imports, to which the government has immediate access (even if it does not own them directly) and could be used to address disruptions to global oil supply."
  3. Also, a member of IEA has to show "a demand restraint programme to reduce national oil consumption by up to 10%."

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


"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?


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?


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