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  • Current Affairs MCQs [ 4 and 5 Nov 2017 ] PIB TheHindu IndianExpress & Other leading newspapers

    Sumant Kumar, B.Tech NIT Allahabad sumant.magadh@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/SumantKM/

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  • Article 35A of the Constitution relating to A. special rights

    and privileges of

    Consider the following statements regarding Article 35A? A. It was added through the Constitution (Application to

    Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954, issued under Article 370.

  • permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir

    B. Right to Life C. Right to

    Privacy D. Special

    status to Nagaland Ans A

    B. Article 35A protects certain provisions of the J&K Constitution which denies property rights to native women who marry from outside the State. The denial of these rights extend to her children also.

    C. Article 35A also empowers the States legislature to frame any law without attracting a challenge on grounds of violating the Right to Equality of people from other States or any other right under the Constitution.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Ans D

  • With reference to Collegium System, consider the following statements: (Change both statements) A. The system is not mentioned in

    the Indian Constitution. B. There are separate collegiums for

    both Supreme Court and High Courts under this system.

    Which of the statement(s) is/correct? A. Only 1 B. Only 2 C. Both 1 and 2 D. Neither 1 nor 2

    Ans C

    With reference to Public Distribution System, consider the following statements : A. Public Distribution System falls

    under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution.

    B. Revamped Public Distribution System (RPDS) aims to provide benefits to Co-operative Societies.

    Which of the following statement is incorrect? A. only 1 B. only 2 C. both 1 and 2 D. neither 1 or 2

    Ans B

  • The Collegium system is one where the Chief Justice of India and a forum of four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court recommend appointment and transfers of judges. It has no place in the Indian Constitution. Members of the Collegium System: The Supreme Court collegium is headed

    by the Chief Justice of India and comprises four other senior-most judges of the court.

    A High Court collegium is led by its Chief Justice and four other senior most judges of that court.

    Public Distribution System was established by the Government of India under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution and is managed jointly by state governments in India. (Revamped PDS) focuses on the poor families, especially in the far-flung, hilly, remote and inaccessible areas.

    Which country has hosted the International Conference on Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations? A. Nepal B. India C. Sri Lanka D. Myanmar

    The International Conference on Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations has started at Janakpur in Nepal on November 3, 2017. Eminent experts from India and Nepal

    are participating in 2 day event.

    The joint training exercise PRABAL DOSTYK 2017 has started between India and which of the following country? A. Israel B. Iran C. Myanmar D. Kazakhstan

    The 14-day joint training exercise PRABAL DOSTYK 2017 has started between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh. The purpose of the joint exercise is to

    enhance the military ties between the two countries as also at achieving interoperability between the two armies.

    The training contingents comprise of platoon strength from the 11th Gorkha Rifles of the

  • Indian Army and a similar strength of the Kazakhstan Army.

    With reference to The Debts Recovery Tribunals (DBT), consider the following statements: A. DRTs take cases from

    banks for disputed loans above Rs 20 Lakhs.

    B. DBT was established to facilitate the debt recovery involving banks and other financial institutions.

    Which of the following statements is/are incorrect? A. 1 only B. 2 only C. Both 1 and 2 D. Neither 1 or 2

    Ans A The Debts Recovery Tribunals (DBT) take cases from banks for disputed loans above Rs 10 Lakhs. Debt Recovery Tribunals were established to facilitate the debt recovery involving banks and other financial institutions with their customers. DRTs were set up after the passing of Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act (RDBBFI), 1993.

    Consider the following statement A. National parks in India are IUCN category II

    protected areas. B. Activities like grazing, hunting, forestry or

    cultivation etc. are partially prohibited in national parks.

    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

    Ans A A National park is an area with enough ecological,

    geo-morphological and natural significance with rich fauna and flora, which is designed to protect and to develop wildlife or its environment. National parks in India are IUCN category II protected areas.

    Activities like grazing, hunting, forestry or cultivation etc. are strictly prohibited. No human activity is permitted inside the national park except for the ones permitted by the Chief Wildlife Warden of the state.

  • With reference to the Model Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act, consider the following statements: A. Under the act, it is compulsory for farmers to

    sell their produce through existing markets administered by the APMCs.

    B. It aims to promote contract farming. C. It provides for imposition of single point levy

    of market fee on the sale of notified agricultural commodities in any market area.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Ans C

    The Model APMC Act, 2003 provided for the freedom of farmers to sell their produce. The farmers could sell their produce directly to the contract-sponsors or in the market set up by private individuals, consumers or producers. The Model Act also increases the competitiveness of the market of agricultural produce by allowing common registration of market intermediaries.

    Salient Features of the Model APMC Act: The Preamble of the Act is to provide for development of efficient marketing system, promotion of agri-processing and

    agricultural exports and to lay down procedures and systems for putting in place an effective infrastructure for the marketing of agricultural produce.

    Legal persons, growers and local authorities are permitted to apply for the establishment of new markets for agricultural produce in any area. Under the existing law, markets are setup at the initiative of State Governments alone. Consequently, in a market area, more than one market can be established by private persons, farmers and consumers.

    There will be no compulsion on the growers to sell their produce through existing markets administered by the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC). However, agriculturist who does not bring his produce to the market area for sale will not be eligible for election to the APMC. Hence, statement 1 is not correct.

  • Separate provision is made for notification of 'Special Markets' or 'Special Commodities Markets' in any market area for specified agricultural commodities to be operated in addition to existing markets.

    A new Chapter on 'Contract Farming' added to provide for compulsory registration of all contract farming sponsors, recording of contract farming agreements, resolution of disputes, if any, arising out of such agreement, exemption from levy of market fee on produce covered by contract farming agreements and to provide for indemnity to producers' title/ possession over his land from any claim arising out of the agreement. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

    Provision made for direct sale of farm produce to contract farming sponsor from farmers' field without the necessity of routing it through notified markets.

    Provision made for imposition of single point levy of market fee on the sale of notified agricultural commodities in any market area and discretion provided to the State Government to fix graded levy of market fee on different types of sales. Hence, statement 3 is correct.

    Licensing of market functionaries is dispensed with and a time bound procedure for registration is laid down. Registration for market functionaries provided to operate in one or more than one market areas.

    Commission agency in any transaction relating to notified agricultural produce involving an agriculturist is prohibited and there will be no deduction towards commission from the sale proceeds payable to agriculturist seller.

    Provision made for the purchase of agricultural produce through private yards or directly from agriculturists in one or more than one market area.

    Provision made for the establishment of consumers'/farmers' market to facilitate direct sale of agricultural produce to consumers.

    Provision made for resolving of disputes, if any, arising between private market/ consumer market and Market Committee.

    State Governments conferred power to exempt any agricultural produce brought for sale in market area, from payment of market fee.

    Market Committees permitted to use its funds among others to create facilities like grading, standardization and quality certification; to create infrastructure on its own or through public private partnership for post-harvest handling of agricultural produce and development of modern marketing system.

  • Which of the following agencies

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