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Civil Services Chronicle Online, September, 2019 :

Panchsheel Treaty

The Chinese envoy on Friday urged India to follow the principle of peaceful co-existence as devised in the Nehruvian era under Panchsheeltreaty.Consider the following statements about the Panchsheel:

  1. Panchsheel, or the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, were first formally enunciated in theAgreement on Trade and Intercourse between the Tibet region of China and India signed on April 29, 1955.
  2. It was unanimously adopted on 11 December 1957 by the United Nations General Assembly.

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


Saharia Tribe

Recently, the Saharia tribe miners in Madhya Pradesh have appealed to the government to treat them for silicosis rather than Tuberculosis.Consider the followindg statements regarding the Saharia tribe:

  1. The tribe is classified as one of the 75 scheduled tribes in the country classified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups
  2. The Sahariya community considers every adult member part of a governing council which is headed by a Patel.

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


Paris Agreement

Recently, the world’s fourth largest emitter, Russia, formally adopted the Paris Agreement. Consider the following statements regarding the Paris Agreement:

  1. The Agreement came in to force on 22nd April 2016 – Earth Day – at UN Headquarters in New York.
  2. It aims to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing means to limit the increase to 2 degrees.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign

Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign’. Consider the following statements about the campaign:

  1. It aims to improve and expand the reach of TB care services and making India TB-free India by 2024.
  2. It has three strong pillars which include clinical approach, public health component and active community participation.

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Mangalyaan Mission

Recently, the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)-Mangalyaan completed five years of orbiting the planet Mars. Consider the following statements about the Mangalyaan Mission:

  1. MOM was launched using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C-28 in November, 2012.
  2. The successful launch of MOM made India the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after Roscosmos (Russia), NASA (USA) and the European Space Agency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Recently, both India and Pakistan boycotted each other’s statements at a meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Foreign Ministers held in New York. Consider the following statements about the SAARC:

  1. SAARC) was established with the signing of the SAARC Charter in Kathmandu in December 1985.
  2. It comprises of nine Member States: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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


Chabahar Port

Recently, Indian Prime Minister and Iranian President met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York and discussed about the progress made on Iran’s Chabahar port. Consider the following Statements about the Chabahar port:

  1. It is located in the Persian Gulf on the south-eastern coast of Iran.
  2. It will serve an important connectivity to multi-mode North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project.

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


Fugitive Economic Offenders Act

Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) moved an application before the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court on Monday to declare the controversial televangelist ZakirNaik a Fugitive Economic Offender under the Fugitive Economic Offender Act-2018.Consider the following statements about the Fugitive Economic Offender Act:

  1. It provides to confiscate properties and assets of economic offenders that evade prosecution by remaining outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts.
  2. Economic offences with a value of more than Rs 500 crores, which are listed in the schedule of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, come under the purview of this law.

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Special Expenditure Observers

Recently, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed two Special Expenditure Observers for the forthcoming elections to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra.Consider the following statements regarding the Special Expenditure Observers:

  1. The Special Expenditure Observers are appointed in the exercise of the powers conferred on ECI under Article 324 of the Constitution and the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
  2. The task of Special Observers will be supervising and monitoring the work being done by the electoral machinery and ensure that stringent and effective enforcement action is undertaken.

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Participatory Guarantee Scheme

Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said that the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) willincentivize more farmers to grow organic food. Consider the following statements about the PGS:

  1. It is a process of certifying organic products, which ensures that their production takes place in accordance with laid-down quality standards.
  2. According to the government’s 2015 PGS manual, guiding principles of PGS in India is based in India is based on 3 pillars, viz. participatory approach, transparency and trust.

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