APRIL 2015

01/05/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to Kerala State’s new Liquor Policy:
1. The policy permits bars to function only in hotels of five-star and above categories.
2. According to the policy 10% of the retail liquor stores in the state would be closed every year till there is none left by 2023.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Indradhanush Mission:
1. The mission aims to cover all those children by 2020 who are either unvaccinated, or are partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable diseases.
2. The state of Jammu & Kashmir and Sikkim are not covered under the Scheme.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY):
1. It was launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, to provide health insurance coverage for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
2. Beneficiaries under RSBY are entitled to hospitalization coverage up to Rs. 30,000/- for most of the diseases that require hospitalization.
3. Beneficiaries need to pay only Rs. 30/- as registration fee while Central and State Government pays the premium to the insurer selected by the State Government on the basis of a competitive bidding.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill 2015:
1. The Bill makes confessions before police officers admissible in court.
2. The Bill empowers police to tap telephonic conversations and submit them in court as evidence.
3. The legislation makes offences under the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Act, 2015, non-bailable.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q6 : Operation Raahat is:

02/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the International Criminal Court (ICC):
1. The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system.
2. Palestine has formally joined the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is the 123rd member of ICC.
3. India has neither signed nor acceded to its founding treaty, the Rome Statute.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Who formulates and implements the foreign trade policy of India?

Q3 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Nirbhaya Fund:
1. The Fund is administered by Department of Economic Affairs of the finance ministry.
2. Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) is the nodal authority which can be approached by various Ministries/Departments with the proposals/schemes, to be funded from ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ targeted to strengthen the safety and security of women in the country.
Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

Q4 : Which of the following are the tributaries of Ganga?
1. Yamuna
2. Son
3. Mahananda
4. Kosi
5. Mahakali
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

04/05/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act:
1. The Act provides at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
2. Employment under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is a guaranteed legal right.
3. Under the Act, BPL card holders can avail interest free loans up to 4 lakhs/ annum from scheduled commercial banks.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the National Food Security Act:
1. Under the Act, Children between 6 to 14 years of age will receive free hot meals or take home rations.
2. Under the Act, the central government will provide funds to states in case of short supplies of food grains.
3. Under the Act, the state government will provide a food security allowance to the beneficiaries in case of non-supply of food grains.
4. According to this Act, the poorest who are covered under the Antodaya yojana will remain entitled to the 35 kg of grains allotted to them under the Antodya yojana.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 : Which of the following are correctly matched?
1. Jammu and Kashmir: Dal Lake
2. Kerala        : Ashtamudi Lake
3. Manipur    : Loktak Lake
4. Odisha       : Chilka Lake
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q4 : Consider the following statements:
1. There is no specific provision in the constitution for appointing the Chief Justice of India.
2. Article 124(4) of Constitution of India lays down the procedure for removal of a Judge of Supreme Court which is applicable to Chief Justice as well.
3. Once appointed, the Chief Justice remains in office for a period of 5 years or until the age of 65 years whichever is earlier.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

06/05/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Project ‘Mausam’:
1. It is a Union Ministry of Culture’s project with Archaeological Society of India (ASI) as the nodal agency.
2. It is a Project under which the Government of India has proposed to establish cross cultural linkages and to revive historic maritime cultural and economic ties with 39 Indian Ocean countries.
3. It was launched in the 30th Session of World Heritage Committee meeting which was held at Doha, Quatar in 2014.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Which of the following is/are NOT vector borne diseases?
1. Malaria
2. Dengue
3. Chikungunya
4. Japanese Encephalitis (JE).
5. Kala-azar.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Reference: http://nvbdcp.gov.in/director-message.html#.

Q3 : Consider the following statements:
1. The Narmada River is the fifth longest river in the Indian subcontinent and is the third longest river that flows entirely within India.
2. Narmada flows through the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

07/05/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statement

1. Kalvari is first of the Indian Navy’s Scorpene class stealth submarines.
2. It was designed and built by Russia.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Lalit Kala Akademi:
1. It was established in 1954 by Government of India to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, both within and outside the country.
2. The government recently took over the management control of Lalit Kala Akademi which was an autonomous organisation of the Culture Ministry until recently.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 : Which of the following are critically endangered species of Western Ghats?
1. Lion-tailed macaque
2. Malabar large-spotted civet
3. Forest Owlet
Which of the above statements is/are true?

References: http://www.walkthroughindia.com/wildlife/7-species-of-fauna-in-western-ghats-of-india/.
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/critically-endangered-forest-owlet-spotted-inwestern-
ghats/article6646557.ece

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Prime Minister’s Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJBY) scheme:
1. It is available to people in the age group of 18 to 50, having a bank account.
2. People who join the scheme before completing the age of 50, can continue to have the risk of life cover up to the age of 55 years, subject to the payment of premium.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q5 : Consider the following statements with reference to the recently launched National Air Quality Index (AQI):
1. The index will initially cover all the cities in India with population above 5 lakhs.
2. It takes multiple data on pollution already available with the country’s Central Pollution Control Board and presents it as a color coded scale with six levels.
3. Dark green, the first level in the Index, indicates good quality air.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

09/05/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the National Judicial Appointments Commission:
1. It seeks to replace the collegium system of appointing the judges of Supreme Court and 24 High Courts
2. The commission will be headed by the Chief Justice of India
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Which of the following are the functions of the National Judicial Appointments Commission?
1. Recommending persons for appointment as Chief Justice of India, Judges of the Supreme Court, Chief Justices of High Courts and other Judges of High Courts.
2. Recommending transfer of Chief Justices and other Judges of High Courts from one High Court to any other High Court.
3. Ensuring that the persons recommended are of ability and integrity.

Q3 : 1. Consider the following statements regarding the recently announced MUDRA scheme:
1. MUDRA will be set up through a statutory enactment.
2. MUDRA banks provide loans to enterprises set up only by SCs/STs.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : Consider the following statements:
1. Padma awards were instituted in the year 1954.
2. Padma awards can never be conferred posthumously.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q5 : Which of the following North Eastern states have separate High Courts?
1. Meghalaya
2. Manipur
3. Tripura
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_High_Courts_of_India.
http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/three-states-in-northeast-get-separate-high-courts/1093282/.

10/05/2015

Q1 : 1. Vaccines, against which of the following diseases are available under the Mission Indradhanush?
1. Diphtheria
2. Tetanus
3. Polio
4. Leprosy
5. Tuberculosis
6. Filaria
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q2 : The United Nations Millennium Development Goals include:
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q3 :Consider the following statements with reference to the Mission Indradhanush:
1. Mission Indradhanush was launched by the Health & Family Welfare Ministry.
2. The Mission aims to cover all those children by 2020 who are either unvaccinated, or are partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable diseases.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to the National Green Tribunal:
1. It is a constitutional body.
2. The Tribunal is not bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure.
3. The Chairman of the tribunal is required to be a serving or retired Chief Justice of a High Court or a judge of the Supreme Court of India.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q5 : Dhanush Missile:
1. Is a variant of the surface-to-surface/ship-to-ship Prithvi III missile.
2. Is one of the five missiles developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
Which of the above statements is/are true?

11/05/2015

Q 1 : The components of India’s foreign exchange reserves are:
1. Foreign currency assets (FCA)
2. Gold
3. SDRs
4. Reserve tranche position (RTP) in the IMF.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q2 : Consider the following statements regarding the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs):
1. It is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves.
2. Its value is based on a basket of four key international currencies, and SDRs can be exchanged for freely usable currencies.
3. The SDR is neither a currency, nor a claim on the IMF.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3. : The Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) basket consists of:
1. Euro
2. Japanese Yen
3. Pound Sterling
4. US Dollar
5. Singapore Dollar
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q4. :
Headline Inflation includes:
1. Food prices.
2. Energy prices.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q5 : 1. Consider the following statements:
1. The Supreme Court recently through an order made it mandatory for Private hospitals across the country to provide full and free medical treatment to the victims of acid attack.
2. The term “treatment” in the order includes reconstructive surgery, free medicines, bed, rehabilitation and aftercare.
Which of the above statements is/are NOT true?

13/05/2015

Q1 : Which of the following are the constitutional bodies in India?
1. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
2. Election Commission of India (EC)
3. National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)
4. National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
Choose the correct option using the codes below:

Reference: http://www.elections.in/political-corner/constitutional-bodies-india/.

Q2 : Consider the following statements:
1. The Governors of states in India have to seek permission from the President for private visits within India at least two weeks in advance, except under exceptional circumstances.
2. Communications pertaining to private visits abroad have to be made at least six weeks in advance by Governors.
3. There is a cap of 73 days, set, in a year as duration of official visits of Governors outside their States.
Which of the above is/are true?

Q3 : Who can vote by postal ballot in India?
1. Voters on election duty
2. Wives of service voters and special voters
3. Voters subjected to preventive detention
Which of the above is/are true?

Reference: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2004-04-05/news/27397034_1_ballot-papersspecial-voters-electoral-roll

14/04/2015

Q1 : The 99th Constitution Amendment Act is related to:

Q2 : Consider the following statements:
1. A person who has retired being a Judge of the Supreme Court is debarred from practicing in any court of law or before any other authority in India.
2. Article 137 of the Constitution of India lays down provision for power of the Supreme Court to review its own judgments.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_India#Judicial_independence.

Q3 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
1. India is the second largest shareholder in the Bank after China.
2. AIIB’s headquarters is to be located in Beijing.
3. It is the Asian Wing of the World Bank.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : The Parliament of India is composed of:
1. The President of India
2. Lok Sabha (House of the People)
3. Rajya Sabha (Council of States)
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Parliament.

Q5 : The number of Judges in the Supreme Court can be increased by:

Explanation: Originally, Constitution of India envisaged a Supreme Court with a Chief Justice and seven
Judges; leaving it to Parliament to increase this number.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_India.

15/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC):
1. It is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
2. The Security Council has 10 non-permanent members, elected on a regional basis to serve two-year terms.
3. The Council has five permanent members.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Which of the following countries is/are not one of the Five permanent members of the UNSC?
1. Russia.
2. The United Kingdom.
3. France.
4. China.
5. Germany
6. USA
7. Japan.
Choose the correct answers using the following codes:

Q3 : The “Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorisation (TVoA-ETA)” scheme has been renamed:

Q4 : Which is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India?

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anamudi.

16/04/2015

Q1 : With reference to the India’s Official Secrets Act, Consider the following statements:

1. A person prosecuted under this Act can be charged with the crime even if the action was unintentional and not intended to endanger the security of the state.

2. This act was first enacted in 1958 soon after independence to protect sensitive information related to national security

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Q2 : Sabarmati River flows through which of the following states?
1. Rajasthan.
2. Gujarat.
3. Maharashtra.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

17/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the UNESCO 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property:

1. It is the first international instrument dedicated to the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property.

2. Under the provisions of the Convention, a State Party can seek the recovery and return of any illegally exported or stolen cultural property imported into another State Party only after the entry into force of this Convention in both States concerned.

3. The Convention limits the right of a State to make a claim under provisions of relevant national legislations or international instruments for any illegal transaction of any nature which has taken place before the entry into force of this Convention.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to Agni Missiles:
1. They are nuclear weapons capable.
2. They are surface to air ballistic missiles.
3. The first missile of the series, Agni-I was developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program and tested in 1991.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

18/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India:
1. It was established by an act of parliament.
2. It works as a regulatory body under the ministry of telecommunications
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements:
1. Earth’s Moon is the largest natural satellite in the Solar System.
2. It is the second-densest satellite among those whose densities are known.
3. The Moon’s gravitational influence produces the ocean tides.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 : Who chairs the Central Board of Direct Taxes?

22/04/2015

Q1 : The Red Data Book released by the IUCN classifies species into 9 categories. Below are given three such categories. Which of them are correctly matched with their definitions?
1. Critically endangered (CR) – High risk of endangerment in the wild.
2. Endangered (EN) – High risk of extinction in the wild.
3. Vulnerable (VU) – Extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Explanation:
The nine groups are:
1. Extinct (EX)
2. Extinct in the wild (EW)
3. Critically endangered (CR)
4. Endangered (EN)
5. Vulnerable (VU)
6. Near threatened (NT)
7. Least concern (LC)
8. Data deficient (DD)
9. Not evaluated (NE)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IUCN_Red_List#Categories

Q2 :  Which of the following Tiger Reserves are correctly matched with respect to their location?
1. Manas: Assam
2. Ranthambore: Rajasthan
3. Similipal: Jharkhand
4. Panna: Madhya Pradesh
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Correct

Explanation: Similipal is located in Odisha.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_reserves_of_India.

Q3 : Which of the following are the functions of National Tiger Conservation Authority?
1. Ensuring normative standards in tiger reserve management
2. Preparation of reserve specific tiger conservation plan
3. Laying down annual/ audit report before Parliament
4. According approval for declaring new Tiger Reserves

Q4 : With reference to Maglev trains, consider the following statements:
1. Magnetic force is used to counteract the effects of the gravitational and any other accelerations.
2. Servo mechanism helps Maglev trains to run stably
Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_levitation#Servomechanisms

Q5: The number of Judges in the Supreme Court can be increased by:

Explanation: Originally, Constitution of India envisaged a Supreme Court with a Chief Justice and seven Judges; leaving it to Parliament to increase this number.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_India.

23/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements regarding the India Meteorological Department (IMD):
1. It is an agency of the Ministry of Science & Technology of the Government of India.
2. It has the responsibility for forecasting, naming and distribution of warnings for tropical cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean region.
3. It is a member of the World Meteorological Organization.
4. It is the first weather bureau of a developing country to develop and maintain its own satellite system.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014:
1. It provides statutory status for the Child Adoption Resources Authority (CARA).
2. Mandatory registration of all institutions engaged in providing child care is required according to the Bill.
3. According to the provisions of the Bill, a separate Police Station will be set up at each Block to deal exclusively with matters related to the Juveniles.
Which of the above statements is/ are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements regarding the Currency Swap Arrangement (CSA):
1. It is an arrangement between two friendly countries to involve in trading using the US Dollar as their common trading Currency.
2. In such arrangements, the IMF acts as a guarantor for both the countries.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to the ISO 9001:2008 Certification:
1. All requirements of ISO 9001:2008 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided.
2. Third-party certification bodies provide independent confirmation that organizations meet the requirements of ISO 9001.
3. To get certified an organization should be at least 25 years old.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q5 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI):
1. It was established in 1967. …………..1916
2. The activities of the ZSI are coordinated by the Conservation and Survey Division in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
3. Similar to the Red Data Book produced by IUCN, ZSI also releases a Red Data Book on Indian Animals.
4. It is the only autonomous organization in India to be awarded ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management System certification.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

24/04/2015

Q1 : Which of the following sectors does the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) classify as Priority Sectors?
1. Agriculture
2. Micro and Small Enterprises
3. Import Credit
4. State sponsored organizations for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes
5. Loans to the software industry (having credit limit not exceeding Rs 1 crore from the banking system)
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q2 : Consider the following statements:
1. The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs revises Priority Sector Norms annually. (RBI)
2. All foreign banks have to lend 15% of their net bank credit to the priority sector. (32 %)
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Reference: https://rbi.org.in/Scripts/FAQView.aspx?Id=87.

Q3 : Identify the region based on the following information:
1. It is a country in the southwest point of South America.
2. Part of this country lies between the Andes Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
3. Calbuco, an Active Volcano, is situated here.
Choose the correct answer from below options:

Q4 : The Sugauli Treaty was signed in 1815 between:

Nepali and British East India Company
Q5 : Nai Roshni Scheme is for the leadership development of:

Women

25/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Transgenders Bill, which was recently passed in the Rajya Sabha:
1. It seeks to set up a National Transgender Welfare Commission.
2. It seeks to set up a special transgender court.
3. According to provisions of the Bill, 3% reservation will be given in central and state services for transgenders.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the eVisa Scheme:
1. eVisa facility is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival.
2. eVisa can be obtained twice in a calendar year.
3. This facility can be availed only at Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore international Airports. (9 airport)
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 : Who among the following is/are NOT eligible to obtain eVisa?
1. Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.
2. Individuals endorsed on Parent’s/Spouse’s Passport.
3. International Travel Document Holders.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to the goods and services tax (GST) Bill:
1. The Bill requires an amendment to the constitution of India.
2. It is an indirect tax levy on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods as well as services at a national level.
3. GST replaces all other taxes except Central excise and state VAT.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

27/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to Jnanpith Awards:
1. The award is presented by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India
2. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour.
3. Highest awards have been awarded to writers writing in Kannada language
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 : Directions: In the questions given below are the two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R): In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct?
Assertion (A): A Fault is weak plane in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle along which two blocks of rock mass rupture or slip past each other.
Reason (R): Epicentre is the point on the surface of the earth, vertically above the place of origin (hypocentre) of an earthquake.

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to Operation Maitri:
1. It was launched by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Nepal
2. Its main objective is to evacuate Indian citizens from quake hit Nepal
Which of the above statements is/are true?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Maitri

Q5 : Tropic of Cancer passes through which of the following state/states in India?
1. Gujarat
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. West Bengal
4. Tripura
5. Mizoram

29/04/2015

Q1 : The 19th Constitutional Amendment Bill, which was recently adopted by the Sri Lankan parliament, is related to:

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to Nehru Memorial Museum Library Society (NMMLS):
1. It is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
2. The Society is headed by the Human Resources Development Ministerof India.
3. The members of the Society are appointed by the President of India.
4. It was established with an aim of to preserve and reconstruct the history of the Indian independence movement.
Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

Q3 : Consider the following statements with reference to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005:
1. Employment under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is made constitutional right.
2. The Act sets a minimum limit to the wages, to be paid with gender equality.
3. According to the Act, the unemployment allowance must be paid if the work is not provided within the statutory limit of 15 days.
Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

Q4 : Which of the following is/are Warm Ocean Currents?
1. Brazil Current
2. Gulf Stream
3. Oyashio (Kamchatka) Current
4. Labrador Current
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Reference: http://geography.about.com/library/misc/blcurrents.htm.

Q5 : Consider the following statements with reference to Kannagi, a legendary woman:
1. Kannagi is a legendary Tamil woman who forms the central character of the Tamil epic Silapathikaram (100-300 CE).
2. One of Stree Shakti Puraskar awards is named after her.
Which of the above statements is/are Correct?

30/04/2015

Q1  : With reference to the Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh, consider the following statements:
1. It involves handing over 17,000 acres of land to Bangladesh in return for 7,000 acres in 111 enclaves in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya.
2. It requires an amendment to the Constitution of India. (119 th Amendment)
3. According to this agreement, the enclave residents could continue to reside at their present location or move to the country of their choice.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Q2 :Consider the following statements with reference to the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014:
1. The Bill proposes to create an independent agency called the National Road Safety Authority of India, which shall be accountable to the Parliament and Central Government.
2. The new Bill provides for the establishment of State Safety Authorities which shall act in accordance with the directions issued by the State Government.( issued by central authority ” NRSA”)
3. The Bill contains the provision for creation of a motor vehicle accident fund for immediate relief to the accident victim.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Explanation: 2nd statement is wrong. The Bill provides for the establishment of State Safety Authorities which
shall act in accordance with the directions issued by the National Road Safety Authority.

Q3 : Consider the following statements with reference to the proposed Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT):
1. AMRUT is the new avatar of the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). (JNNURM)
2. Under this mission, 50% of the budget allocation will be given to states and union territories as incentive based on the achievement of reforms during the previous year. (10%)
3. Central assistance will be to the extent of 100% of project cost for North Eastern States and Sikkim. (No such Provision)
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Explanation:
AMRUT is the new avatar of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Under this
mission, 10% of the budget allocation will be given to states and union territories as incentive based on the
achievement of reforms during the previous year. Central assistance will be to the extent of 50% of project cost
for cities and towns with a population of up to 10 lakhs and one-third of the project cost for those with a
population of above 10 lakhs.

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to the proposed Smart Cities Mission:
1. Under the Mission, cities to be developed will be selected through a competition intended to ascertain their ability to achieve mission objectives.
2. Each selected city would get central assistance of Rs 500 crore per year for five years. (Rs 100 crore per year)
3. The Mission aims at setting up of at least one Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the selected cities.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Correct
Solution: a
Explanation: 2nd statement is wrong. Each selected city would get central assistance of Rs 100 crore per year
for five years. Since the mission does not speak anything regarding SEZs, the 3rd statement is also wrong.

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