Current Questions

Polity & Governance :

32nd Statehood Day

Recently, which of the following north eastern states celebrated their 32nd Statehood Day?



Reciprocating Territory

Recently, which of the following country was declared as the “reciprocating territory” by the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice?


Zonal Councils

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Zonal Councils are the constitutional bodies, established by an Act of the Parliament, States Reorganisation Act of 1957.
  2. North-Eastern Council was created by a separate Act of Parliament, the North-Eastern Council Act of 1971.

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New, Emerging And Strategic Technologies (NEST)

Recently, the External Affairs Ministry announced the setting up of New, Emerging and Strategic Technologies (NEST) division. Consider the following statements with reference to the NEST:

  1. The NEST will act as a nodal point to exchange views with foreign governments on new and emerging strategic technologies.
  2. NEST will negotiate technology governance rules, standards and architecture, suited to India’s conditions, in multilateral and plurilateral frameworks.
  3. The division will also be holding responsibility for matters that involves negotiations with multilateral fora like the United Nations,G20.

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Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act

Consider the following statements with reference to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA):

  1. AFSPA gives armed forces the power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”.
  2. Justice Jeevan Reddy Commission recommended to repeal AFSPA in its 2005 report.

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Whistleblower Protection Act, 2014

Recently, anonymous whistleblowers accused Infosys CEO, CFO of unethical practices, which once again has brought back the focus on whistleblower’s safety in India. Consider the following statements about the Whistleblower Protection Act, 2014:

  1. Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2014 enables any person (i.e. a whistleblower) to report an act of corruption, willful misuse of power or discretion, or criminal offence by a public servant.
  2. It allows any person, including a public servant, to make a public interest disclosure before a Competent Authority.
  3. The maximum time period for making a complaint is ten years.

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National Mineral Development Corporation

Recently, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) decided to restart mining at Donimalai in Bellari district of Karnataka. Consider the following statements about the NMDC:

1) NMDC is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Mines, incorporated in 1958 as a Government of India fully owned public enterprise.

2) The company has been categorised by the Department of Public Enterprises as Maharatna Public Sector Enterprise in 2008.

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Department Of Investment And Public Asset Management

Recently, the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) under the Ministry of Finance has been made the nodal department for the strategic stake sale in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). Consider the following statements about the DIPAM:

1. Previously known as the Department of Disinvestment was one of the Departments under the Ministry of Finance, it was renamed as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) in April, 2017.

2. It is mandated to look into all the matters relating to the management of Central Government investments in equity including disinvestment of equity in Central Public Sector Undertakings.

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Quick Response (QR) Code Vs. Barcode

Consider the following statement vis-à-vis difference between Quick Response (QR) code and Barcode?

  1. Barcode can hold information in both horizontal and vertical direction while QR code can hold the information in only horizontal direction.
  2. Barcode can be scanned and used even if it is damaged but QR code cannot be used if it is damaged.

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Right To Information

Consider the following statements:

  1. Section 8 of the RTI Act deals with the exemptions under RTI.
  2. Information that can lead to incitement of violence can be curtailed under Section 8 of RTI Act.

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