Current Affairs Questions

National:

Plea Bargaining

Consider the following statements with reference to Plea Bargaining:

  1. The Justice Malimath Committee on reforms of the criminal justice system endorsed the various recommendations of the Law Commission with regard to plea bargaining.
  2. Plea bargaining was introduced in 2003 as part of a set of amendments to the CrPC as Chapter XXI-A, containing Sections 265A to 265L.
  3. Only someone who has been charge-sheeted for an offence that does not attract the death sentence, life sentence or a prison term above seven years can make use of the scheme under Chapter XXI-A.

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


Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Consider the following statements with reference to the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park:

  1. Dibru-Saikhowa is a National Park as well as a Biosphere Reserve situated in the south bank of the river Manasin Assam.
  2. Feral Horses are free roaming horses also known as wild horses, found only in the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.

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Godhan Nyay Yojana

Recently, which of the following states launched GodhanNyayYojana?


Meta Materials

Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Meta materials’:

  1. Meta materials are artificially crafted with unique internal microstructures that give them properties not found in nature.
  2. Meta materials derive their properties not from the properties of the base materials, but from their newly designed structures.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?


Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria

The international financing organization, ‘Global Fund’, works towards accelerating the end of which of the following diseases?

  1. AIDS
  2. Malaria
  3. Swine Flu
  4. Polio
  5. Tuberculosis

Choose the correct option:


Pardoning Powers Of President/Governor

Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Respite’ implies reducing the period of the sentence without changing its character.
  2. ‘Remission’denotes awarding a lesser sentence in place of one originally awarded due to some special fact, such as the physical disability of a convict or the pregnancy of a woman offender.
  3. ‘Reprieve’ implies a stay of the execution of a sentence (especially that of death) for a temporary period. Its purpose is to enable the convict to have time to seek pardon or commutation from the President.

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


Seismic Waves

Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Seismic Waves’:

  1. P-waves are the first waves detected by seismographs (instruments used to detect and record earthquakes).
  2. P-waves can travel through solids and liquids (since they are longitudinal waves) whereas S-waves can only travel through solids (as they are transverse waves).

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National Investment And Infrastructure Fund

Consider the following statements with reference to the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF):

  1. It is a collaborative investment platform for international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India.
  2. It was set up in December 2014 to catalyse funding into the country’s core sectors.
  3. It invests across asset classes such as infrastructure, private equity and other diversified sectors in India, with the objective to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors.

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


Tangam Language

Consider the following statements with reference to the Tangam Language:

  1. Tangam is an endangered Sino-Tibetan language of the Tani subgroup spoken in Arunachal Pradesh state in North-East India.
  2. It has been marked ‘critically endangered’ by the UNESCO World Atlas of Endangered Languages (2009).

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Assam Wildlife Sanctuary To Upgrade To National Park

Recently, the government of Assam has decided to upgrade it’s one of the Wildlife Sanctuary into national park. What is the name of the Wildlife Sanctuary?


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