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Q.) ‘Namsai Declaration’ signed recently is related to

  1. Elephant Conservation
  2. Drugs Control
  3. Plastic Ban
  4. Border Dispute

Q.) हाल ही में हस्ताक्षरितनमसाई घोषणाकिससे संबंधित है?

  1. हाथी संरक्षण
  2. औषधि नियंत्रण
  3. प्लास्टिक प्रतिबंध
  4. सीमा विवाद

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh signed an agreement (Namsai Declaration) to end border issues between the two states and decided to “restrict” the number of disputed villages to 86 instead of 123.

Chief Ministers of the two North-eastern neighbours met at Namsai in Arunachal Pradesh and signed the agreement.

Q.) Consider the following statements in respect of eligibility criteria for President of India:

  1. He should have completed 25 years of age.
  2. He should be a member of the Lok Sabha.
  3. He should be a citizen of India.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.) भारत के राष्ट्रपति के लिए पात्रता मानदंड के संबंध में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें:

  1. उसे 25 वर्ष की आयु पूरी करनी चाहिए थी।
  2. वह लोकसभा का सदस्य होना चाहिए।
  3. वह भारत का नागरिक होना चाहिए।

उपरोक्त में से कौन से कथन सही हैं?

  1. केवल 2
  2. केवल 3
  3. केवल 1 और 3
  4. 1, 2 और 3

A person to be eligible for election as President should fulfil the following qualifications:

  1. He should be a citizen of India.
  2. He should have completed 35 years of age.
  3. He should be qualified for election as a member of the Lok Sabha.
  4. He should not hold any office of profit under the Union government or any state government or any local authority or any other public authority. A sitting President or Vice President of the Union, the Governor of any state and a minister of the Union or any state is not deemed to hold any office of profit and hence qualified as a presidential candidate.

Q.) Consider the following statement regarding Parliament session:

  1. Constitution of India Provides for Parliament to meets for three sessions in a year.
  2. The Constitution has fixed one-tenth strength as quorum for both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.) संसद सत्र के संबंध में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें:

  1. भारत का संविधान संसद को एक वर्ष में तीन सत्रों के लिए बैठक करने का प्रावधान करता है।
  1. संविधान ने लोकसभा और राज्य सभा दोनों के लिए कोरम के रूप में एकदसवां सदस्य निर्धारित किया है।

उपरोक्त में से कौन सा/से कथन सही है/हैं?

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. दोनों 1 और 2
  4. तो 1 और ही 2
  • Sessions of Parliament:
    The summoning of Parliament is specified in Article 85 of the Constitution.
  • The power toconvene a session of Parliament rests with the Government. The decision is taken by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs which is formalised by the President, in whose name MPs are summoned to meet for a session.
  • India does not have a fixed parliamentary calendar. By convention (i.e. not provided by the Constitution),Parliament meets for three sessions in a year.
    • The longest, Budget Session (1stsession), starts towards the end of January, and concludes by the end of April or first week of May. The session has a recess so that Parliamentary Committees can discuss the budgetary proposals.
    • The second session is thethree-week Monsoon Session, which usually begins in July and finishes in August.
    • Winter Session (3rdsession), is held from November to December.

Quorum:

  • Quorum refers to the minimum number of the members required to be present for conducting a meeting of the house.
  • The Constitution has fixed one-tenth strength as quorum for both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
  • Thus, to conduct a sitting of Lok Sabha, there should be at least 55 members present while to conduct a sitting of Rajya Sabha, there should be at least 25 members present.

Q.) Consider the following statement regarding GST council :

  1. It is a joint forum of the Centre and the states which was set up by the Prime Minister as per Article 279A (1) of the amended Constitution.
  2. Union Home Minister acts as chairperson of GST council.
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.) जीएसटी परिषद के संबंध में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें:

  1. यह केंद्र और राज्यों का एक संयुक्त मंच है जिसे प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा संशोधित संविधान के अनुच्छेद 279A(1) के तहत स्थापित किया गया था।
  2. केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री जीएसटी परिषद के अध्यक्ष के रूप में कार्य करते हैं।
  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. दोनों 1 और 2
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

What is the GST Council?

  • In order to implement GST, the Constitutional (122nd Amendment) Bill (CABfor short) was passed by both houses of  parliament in 2016 .
    • The CAB was passed by more than 15 states and thereafter Hon’ble President gave assent to “The Constitution (One Hundred And First Amendment) Act, 2016”.
      • Since then the GST council has been notified bringing into existence the Constitutional body to decide issues relating to GST.
    • It is a joint forum of the Centre and the states which  was set up by the President as per Article 279A (1) of the amended Constitution.
    • The Union Finance Minister (chairperson), the Union Minister of State (Finance) from the Centre.
    • Each state can nominate a minister in-charge of finance or taxation or any other minister as a member.

Q.) Sabang, also known as Weh island is located in

  1. Andaman and Nicobar
  2. Malaysia
  3. South Korea
  4. Indonesia

Q.) सबांग, जिसे वेह द्वीप के नाम से भी जाना जाता है, कहाँ स्थित है?

  1. अण्डमान और निकोबार
  2. मलेशिया
  3. दक्षिण कोरिया
  4. इंडोनेशिया

India is developing its maiden deep-sea port in Indonesia’s Sabang close to Andaman and Nicobar Islands making its maiden foray in the southeast Asian amid China’s slew of connectivity plans for ASEAN under BRI.

Q.) Thang Ta is a Martial Art of which state ?

  1. Tripura
  2. Manipur
  3. Mizoram
  4. Assa

Q.) थांग टा किस राज्य की मार्शल आर्ट है?

  1. त्रिपुरा
  2. मणिपुर
  3. मिजोरम
  4. असम
  • In Manipuri language thang means sword and ta means spear.
  • Thang Ta is name for the ancient martial practice known as Huyen Lallong .
  • The unarmed aspect of Thang Ta is named as sarit sarak.
  • It has been practised by the Meiteis.
  • It is dedicated to fighting skill and worship.
  • Thang-Ta has been included in Khelo India Youth Games 2021.

Q.) Consider the following statements in respect of Alluri Sitarama Raju

  1. He launched the Rampa Rebellion against the British.
  2. He is referred to as “Manyam Veerudu” (Hero of the Jungles) by the local people.
  3. The Lathi charge on Lala Lajpat rai marked the beginning of Rampa Rebellion.

Which of the above statements are  correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.) अल्लूरी सीताराम राजू के संबंध में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें:

  1. उन्होंने अंग्रेजों के खिलाफ रम्पा विद्रोह शुरू किया।
  2. स्थानीय लोगों द्वारा उन्हेंमन्यम वीरुडु” (जंगलों का नायक) कहा जाता है।
  3. लाला लाजपत राय पर लाठीचार्ज ने रम्पा विद्रोह की शुरुआत को चिह्नित किया।

उपरोक्त में से कौन से कथन सही हैं?

  1. केवल 1 और 2
  2. केवल 2 और 3
  3. केवल 1 और 3
  4. 1, 2 और 3
  • As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Government is committed to giving due recognition to the contribution of freedom fighters and making people across the country aware of them. As part of the endeavour, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the year-long 125th birth anniversary celebration of the legendary freedom fighter, Alluri Sitarama Raju, in Bhimavaram.
  • Born on 4th July 1897, Alluri Sitarama Raju is remembered for his fight against the British, in order to safeguard the interests of the tribal communities in the Eastern Ghats region.
  • He had led the Rampa rebellion, which was launched in 1922. He is referred to as “Manyam Veerudu” (Hero of the Jungles) by the local people.
  • The government has planned a series of initiatives as part of the year-long celebration.
  • The birthplace of Alluri Sitarama Raju at Pandrangi in Vizianagaram district and Chintapalli Police Station (to mark 100 years of Rampa Rebellion – the attack on this police station marked the beginning of Rampa Rebellion) will be restored.
  • Government has also approved the construction of Alluri Dhyana Mandir at Mogallu with a statue of Alluri Sitarama Raju in Dhyana Mudra, depicting the life story of the freedom fighter through mural paintings and AI-enabled interactive system.

Q.) Consider the following statements:

  1. The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will take place at November 2022 in Bali.
  2. The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union (EU).
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.) निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें:

1.17वां G20 राष्ट्राध्यक्षों और शासनाध्यक्षों का शिखर सम्मेलन नवंबर 2022 में बाली में होगा।

  1. G20 या ग्रुप ऑफ ट्वेंटी 19 देशों और यूरोपीय संघ (ईयू) से मिलकर बना एक अंतरसरकारी मंच है।
  2. केवल 1
  3. केवल 2
  4. दोनों 1 और 2
  5. तो 1 और ही 2
  • About:
    It is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union (EU), with representatives of the International Monetary Fundand the World Bank.

    • It does not have a permanent secretariat or Headquarters.
  • Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the EU.

 

Q.) With reference to anti-defection law in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The law specifies that a nominated legislator cannot join any political party within six months of being appointed to the House.
  1. The law does not provide any time-frame within which the presiding officer has to decide a defection case.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.) भारत में दलबदल विरोधी कानून के संदर्भ में, निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार कीजिएः

  1. कानून निर्दिष्ट करता है कि एक मनोनीत विधायक छह महीने के भीतर किसी भी राजनीतिक दल में शामिल नहीं हो सकता है सदन में नियुक्त किया जा रहा है।
  1. कानून कोई समयसीमा प्रदान नहीं करता है जिसके भीतर पीठासीन अधिकारी को निर्णय लेना होता है दलबदल का मामला

ऊपर दिए गए कथनों में से कौनसा/से सही है/हैं?

  1.  केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. तो 1 और ही 2

Answer: b

Explanation:

  • As per the Anti-defection Law, a nominated member of a House becomes disqualified for being a member of the House if he joins any political party after the expiry of six months from the date on which he takes his seat in the House. Thus, she/he can join a political party before the expiration of 6 months after becoming a member. So, statement 1 is not correct.
  • Any question regarding disqualification arising out of defection is to be decided by the presiding officer of the House. The law does not provide a time-frame within which the presiding officer has to decide a defection case. So, statement 2 is correct.

Q.) The term “Levant” often heard in the news roughly corresponds to which of the following regions?

  1. Region along the eastern Mediterranean shores
  2. Region along North African shores stretching from Egypt to Morocco
  3. Region along Persian Gulf and Horn of Africa
  4. The entire coastal areas of Mediterranean Sea

Q.) समाचारों में अक्सर सुना जाने वाला शब्द लेवेंटमोटे तौर पर निम्नलिखित में से किससे मेल खाता है क्षेत्र?

a) पूर्वी भूमध्यसागरीय तटों के साथ क्षेत्र
b) मिस्र से मोरक्को तक फैले उत्तरी अफ्रीकी तटों का क्षेत्र
) फारस की खाड़ी और अफ्रीका के हॉर्न के साथ क्षेत्र
d) भूमध्य सागर के संपूर्ण तटीय क्षेत्र

  • Levant, (from the French lever, “to rise,” as in sunrise, meaning the east), historically, the region along the eastern Mediterranean shores, roughly corresponding to modern-day Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and certain adjacent areas.

 

 

 

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