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want fo be start but th ANSWERS FOR MCQs ON 5TH FEB, 2019 1) (d) Statement 1 is incorrect ph reve The President can impose President's rule on either the report of the Governor or otherwise too. President's rule requires the approval by the Parliament. In S.R.Bommai vs. Union of India (1994) case, SC laid down the guidelines in detail for imposition of President's Rule to check the unwarranted intrusion of the central governmnt and the imposition of Article 356 for political gains. Statement 2 is incorrect It can be extended only for a maximum period of3 years with the approval of Parliament every six months and not every vear cause ferent pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 2) (b) Statement 1 is incorrect Under the guidelines issued to the States, Aadhar card has been made mandatory only for second installment. For the first installment of PM-KISAN, Aadhar card information would be rewe collected wherever available. Statement 2 is correct Land records would serve as the basis for determination of landholding for beneficiaries cause ferent 3) (a) Miyako strait is located between Mivako Island and Okinawa Island pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 4) (b) Statement 1 is incorrect The 'angel tax', as it is commonly called, is a tax on the excess capital raised by an unlisted company through the issue of shares over and above the fair market value of those shares. ph ee Statement 2 is correct The angel investor should have filed income tax returns of at least 50 lakh for the year preceding the year in which the investment was made and have a net worth of *2 crore. ink h cause ferent 5) (b) UK and Bangladesh have extradition treaties with India Pakistan does not have extradition treaty with India pu kand stay
want fo be start but th MC s for 6th FEB. 2019 1) Which of the following statements are incorrect regarding National Register of Citizens? 1. It is a register which holds the names of Indian citizens of all North Eastern States. ph re 2. Persons figuring in the NRC are entitled to all Constitutional rights and benefits of government schemes Select the correct answer using the code given below: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 cause ferent pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 2) Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Shinkansen bullet train? 1. It is being implemented between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. 2. It is being developed with the help of Japan Select the correct answer using the code given below: ph ire e (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 cause ferent pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 3) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) that was launched recently? 1. The beneficiaries of PMJAY are people included in the Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) ph reve 2. The benefits are available in the state in which the individual resides Select the correct answer using the code given below: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only ink h cause ferent (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 4) Consider the following statements regarding Kartarpur corridor 1. It is a corridor being established between the Sikh shrines of India and Pakistan 2. It will allow pilgrims to travel between both countries without a vis:a Which of the above statements is/are correct? ph only rev b) 2 only c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2 cause ferent pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 5) Which of the following projects are being developed by China? 1. Hambantota port 2. Gwadar port 3. Chabahar port ph he 4. Kyaukphyu port rev Which of the above statements is/are correct? a) only b) 1 and 2 only ink h cause ferent c,2 and 4 only d) 1,2, 3 and 4 pu kand stay
want fo be start but th Important News Articles Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base Page 1: Question, but don't arrest Kolkata police chief: SC to CBI Page 1: Home Ministry is trying to 'destroy'NRC process, says SC 1. 2. ve 3. Page 10: Govt. earnest on NRC: Rajnath ph 4. Page 1: Bullet train gets green light via flamingo haven, national park 5. Page 7: 'Ayushman Bharat world's largest health scheme' 6. Page 10: Kartarpur corridor site plans shared with Pak. 7. Page 10: 100% use ofVVPAT for Lok Sabha polls: EC 8. Page 10: No Chinese encirclement, says V.K. Singh 9. Page 12: U.S., India discussing solution to detention of 129 students 10. Page 12: Russia to develop new missile systems by 2021 ink h cause ferent pu kand stay 11. Page 12: Taliban demands new Afghan Constitution 12. Page 13: Govt. subsidy spend on the rise again
want fo be start but th The court, however, issued notice on a contempt petition filed by the CBI against the Chief Secretary, the DGP and Mr. Kumar. It asked them to file their replies by February 18. Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal, for the CBI, informed the court that Mr. Kumar was the eefunctional head' of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the West Bengal he*government which investigated the chit fund cases, including the multi-crore Saradha and Rose Valley scams, before they were transferred by the Supreme Court to the CBI on May 9, 2014 . Mr. Venugopal said powerful persons in politics and the police were linked to the chit fund-' cause ferent scams. Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta said CBI officers have been harassed by the local police ever since they took over the probe. He said the Calcutta High Court had not given Mr. Kumar any protection. . PLI kand stay Senior advocate A.M. Singhvi countered that an attempt was under way to humiliate Mr. Kumar. The secret operation' happened on the last day in office of interim CBI Director, he alleged .
anted to show the boss whatcE s bnat th The Hindu dated 4th February 2019 Denial of consent can't stall ongoing probes General Consent The high drama over the CBI's move to question Kolkata Police Commissioner on y hav p Sunday in the chit fund scam cases raises questions about the agency's jurisdiction in a . The CBI has been investigating the Saradha scam after the Supreme Court transferred * Prospective effect: The withdrawal of general consent to the CBI to exercise jurisdict reve State which has already withdrawn "general consent" for its investigations he slay the case to it in the Subrata Chattoraj versus Union of India judgment on May 9, 2014. cause h erent within its territory applies prospectively in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, both of which withdrew consent last year. In the latter, the then Left Front government gave the consent in 1989. a pu rk and
want fo be start but th Page 1: Home Ministry is trying to 'destroy'NRC process, says SC (GSM 2- Polity and Governance) The Supreme Court lashed out at the Centre after Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal urged the court to allow the NRC work to be kept in abeyance during the Lok Sabha election, observing that the Ministry of Home Affairs had been attempting to undermine "the ree Assam NRC process from the very beginning." The Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Nariman reacted angrily after Mr. Venugopal sought to highlight the requirement for redeploying 167 companies of Central armed police forces, currently engaged in the NRC work, to other parts of the country during the general election ink h cause t ferent .Explaining that about 2,700 companies were needed to maintain law and order across the country, and given that the election was anticipated to be held in a "highly surcharged atmosphere," the Attorney-General said conducting the NRC work simultaneously wouldPu prove difficult. The Home Ministry, which had initially sought a three-week suspension of the NRC work from the last date of filing of nominations to the date of polling, had subsequently curtailed its plea to two weeks. The Bench, however, remained firm that NRC work be completed by July 31 kand stay
Page 10: Govt. earnest on NRC: Rajnath (GSM 2- Polity and Governance) Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government was committed to completing the process of National Register of Citizenship update in Assam within the stipulated time and would ensure that no foreigner was included or any Indian citizen excluded Mr. Singh said the Home Ministry wanted that the NRC was completed with fairness and for ohe he g this, the State government had been provided assistance and funds. Mr. Singh's comments came hours after the Supreme Court came down heavily on the government, saying it was not cooperating in the NRC process and that it would seem the entire effort of the Home Ministry was to destroy the exercise. .The court reiterated that the July 31 deadline for the completion of NRC exercise will not be extended. . In a statement, Mr. Singh said the government had taken forward the NRC process. After the pu signing of the Assam Accord in 1985,the Centre and the State government had completed the NRC work that remained pending for more than 30 years and took it to the final stage. The Minister said the complete NRC draft was published on July 30, 2018 and thereafter the claims and objections process had been completed by December 31, 2018.
want fo be start but th Page 1: Bullet train gets green light via flamingo haven, national park (GSM 3 Environment A committee, chaired by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, has accorded wildlife clearance to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train corridor that encroaches upon a ph flamingo sanctuary and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, home to leopards, in Mumbai. eThe proposal involves diversion of 3.2756 hectares of forest land from the Thane Creek rev Flamingo Wildlife Sanctuary and 97.5189 hectares of land close to the boundary of the forest's protected area. The project for one of India's first 'bullet trains' was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad in September, 2017. It is expected to be ready by 2022. A wildlife clearance is a critical part of the forest clearance process. A person privy to the process said forest clearance was not part of the original agenda of the meeting. cause ferent PLI . kand stay
want fo be start but th Sabarmati TO! Anand/ Nadiad VadodaraPRADESIH GUJARAT ph MUMBAI-AHMEDABAD MAHARASHTRA rev BULLET TRAIN eoin 8 Virar WHAT TO EXPECT Mumbai LENGTH 509km TIME 2 hrs | Fastest trains currently take 6-7 hrs TOP SPEED 350kmph (Max ops speed 320kmph) COST (approx) Rs 1,08,000cr TECH Japanese Shinkansen high speed rail (HSR) READY BY Aug 15, 2022 OTHER ROUTES PLANNED O Delhi-Kolkata, O Delhi-Mumbai O Mumbai-Chennai, O Delhi-Chandigarh. O Mumbai-Nagpur ink h cause Delhi- Nagpur pu To coincide with 75th Independence Day Delhi-Mumbai & Delhi-Kolkata could be covered in under 6 hrs with HSR kand stay DOUBLE-LINE WILL RUN THROUGH Gulj 351km D&N Haveli UT 2km Maharashtra 156km Image Credit: The Times of india es that IP
want fo be start but th Page 7: 'Ayushman Bharat world's largest health scheme' (GSM 2- Health . "Ayushman Bharat has stabilised as the largest health scheme in the world, benefiting over 10 lakh patients since its launch, and created an atmosphere of positivity," said Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J. P. Nadda at the inauguration of the newly- ph constituted National Health Authority (NHA) rev The minister, who also launched the Ayushman Bharat (PM-JAY) mobile app through a live demo, said that the States which had not opted for Ayushman Bharat were denying the poor the opportunity to benefit from the scheme. The app has been introduced within just four months since the launch of the scheme and is ink e cause ferent aimed at helping users get easy access to information on the scheme, check eligibility, find hospitals nearby and get assisted help. The app which was under testing for the last few days, has already achieved more than 10,460 downloads and an average rating of4.6. It is available on Google Play Store for Android users. PLI kand stay
want fo be start but th Page 10: Kartarpur corridor site plans shared with Pak. (GSM 2- Bilateral Relations India has shared with Pakistan coordinates of the 'zero point' along the border in Punjab's Gurdaspur district where the 100-yard corridor, leading to the Kartarpur Sahib shrine, will be built. The Punjab government has assured that the land will be made available for both projects e[the highway and ICP] by mid-March rev Sikh groups have been petitioning governments in New Delhi and Islamabad to build a pilgrim corridor over the border from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur to Kartarpur in . Pakistani Punjab's Narowal province. The plan is to complete the project by November 23, 2019, the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak On January 19, Pakistan announced that it had shared the draft of the agreement, to be signed by the two governments, for "facilitation of (Indian) Sikh Yatrees to visit the Gurudwara, Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, Narowal, Pakistan". ink h cause ferent PLI . kand stay
want fo be start but th Page 10: 100% use of VVPAT for Lok Sabha polls: EC . The Election Commission informed the Madras High Court that it had made it clear way back in 2017 that there shall be 100% use of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system during the Lok Sabha election this year to gain voter confidence. The HC was informed by EC that the VVPAT allowed every voter to see a printed slip for eseven seconds to verify and confirm that the vote cast had gone to the candidate of his or her choice. The system would be used fully during the Lok Sabha election. 100% use of the VVPAT during every election. already decided to use VVPAT in all booths in accordance with a 2013 Supreme Court . The submission was made during the hearing of a public interest litigation petition seeking9* .- cause ferent The judges dismissed the petition after recording the submissions of the EC that it had PLI directive. kand stay Other problems mentioned in the petition EC did not have its own permanent staff in every district of the country. . Using government staff to conduct elections did not help in prosecuting election offences because the EC had no powers over their service after the polls
want fo be start but th Page 10: No Chinese encirclement, says V.K. Singh (GSM 2-Bilateral Relations) Rejecting the idea of a Chinese encirclement of India under the so-called "String of pearls strategy", Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V.K. Singh (retd) called 2018 a landmark year in bilateral relationships with Prime Minister Narendra Modi deciding to hold pl the Wuhan summit without any agenda. rev eHe said that China having friendly relations with many other countries cannot be called 'String ofpearls'. He also said that India was not surrounded in his opinion giving instances of the different nature of relationships India and China had with various countries. . cause ferent Mr. Singh said the aim was simple, "to achieve a personal relationship, to achieve an understanding of what each one thinks, what are the red lines, what are not the red lines, what is it that we can push and what is it that we cannot push." PLI kand stay
want fo be start but th Map 1. Indian Ocean Regional Security Situation RAN CHINA PAKISTAN INDIA SAUDI ARABIA Arabian ph rev Bay of Chin cause IND#AN OCEAN INDONEGIA pu Diega Gareia US Val base kand stay Pirate attacks during 2009: eActual attack le Attempted attack
want fo be start but th Page 12: U.S., India discussing solution to detention of 129 students (GSM 2- Bilateral Relations) Of the 129 Indian students detained in the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit's University of Farmington sting operation, consular officers have established contact ph with 117. These individuals are being held across 36 locations across the country as per the he source rev Indian diplomats are engaged with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the State Department. Consular access, resolution of the conditions of incarceration (such as availability of vegetarian food for those with dietary restrictions) and providing detainees with support in terms of accessing legal support are some of the issues being discussed . cause ferent PLI The Indian Embassy and consulates are also working with community associations and have set up a hotline, which had received approximately 300 calls (by Monday evening) from students and relatives of those detained. kand stay
want fo be start but th Page 12: Russia to develop new missile svstems by 2021 (GSM 2- International issues Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the country must develop new types of missile systems in the next two years after Washington and ripped up a key arms control treaty. The United States has repeatedly accused Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range hNuclear Forces (INF) agreement and President Donald Trump said Washington was starting . he a process to withdraw from the treaty in six months. In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was also leaving the treaty and beginning work on new types of weapons that would breach the crucial Cold War- era agreement. cause ferent Ria is planning the following missile systems a land-based version of the seaborne Kalibr system equipped with a long-range cruise ipur . missile which showed good results in Svria kand stay . a land-based missile system with a long-range hypersonic missile The INF agreement forbids ground-launched, short- and intermediate-range missiles, but not those launched from the air or sea _which Russia already has, .
want fo be start but th Page 12: Taliban demands new Afghan Constitution (GSM 2- International issues) . The Taliban demanded a new Constitution for Afghanistan and promised an "inclusive Islamic system" to govern the war-torn country at a rare gathering with senior Afghan politicians in Russia that excluded the government. eveThe manifesto, outlined in Moscow, comes a week after the Taliban held unprecedented six- heday talks with U.S. negotiators in Doha about ending the 17-year war. . The Moscow meeting -the Taliban's most significant with Afghan politicians in recent memory- saw the insurgents praying together with sworn enemies, including former President Hamid Karzai, as they discussed their vision for the future. Taliban said that the Kabul government Constitution is invalid as it had been imported from the West and is an obstacle to peace. They said they want an Islamic constitution and that the new charter would be drafted by Islamic scholars ink h cause ferent PLI . kand stay
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