Current based PRELIMS QUESTION 3 FEB 2020

1.Consider the following statements with respect to Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
1. There shall be a Child Welfare Committee in every district, which is to be constituted by the State Government.

2. The Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and four other members, of whom at least one shall be a woman.

3.Child Welfare Committees have been constituted under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POCSO) Act, 2012.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

  1. Answer-b

Explanation

There shall be a Child Welfare Committee in every district, which shall be constituted by the State Government through a notification in the Official Gazette as per sub-section (1) of section 29 of the Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000. The appointment of Chairman and Members in the Child Welfare Committee shall be on the recommendation of Juvenile Justice Selection Committee, set up by the State Government, for the purpose under rule 91.
The Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and four other members, of whom at least one shall be a woman.

2. Consider the following statements regarding ease of doing business in India.

1.To start a firm in India, it takes 18 days on an average.

2.India still lags in areas such as enforcing contracts and registering property.

3.As per the Economic Survey, it takes four years to enforce a contract in India.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

2. Answer-a

3.Consider the following statements regarding to the term Thalinomics.

1.For a worker, a vegetarian thali is 29% more affordable since 2006-07.

2.It is an economics of food in India which quantifies what a common person pays for a Thali all over India.

3.The Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers takes into account for the price analysis.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

3. Answer-a

Explanation

Thalinomics is the economics of a plate food in India is an attempt to figure out how much a meal costs in India. Price data from the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for centres and 25 States/UTs from April 2006 to October 2019 is used. Across India, it is found that the absolute prices of a vegetarian Thali have decreased significantly since 2015-16 though the price has increased in 2019. It is also found that affordability of vegetarian Thalis improved 29% from 2006-07 to 2019-20 while that for non-vegetarian Thalis improved by 18%.

 

4.Which of the following statement is incorrect about the European Union (EU)?

(a) Germany is the founder member of the EU.

(b) United Kingdom ends integration with EU recently.

(c) The EU has become organization of 27 member country.

(d) All the member countries of the EU use EURO as the currency of their state.

4. Answer. d

Explanation

The EURO is the official currency of the European Union. Currently 19 of 27 member states use the euro: this group of states is known as the Euro zone. It is the second most traded currency in the Foreign Exchange Market after the US dollar.

 

5. Consider the following statements with respect to Baitarani River.

1Baitarani River forms boundary between Odisha and Jharkhand.

2.Baitarani River is one of the important Rivers of hexa-deltaic region.

3.It drains into the Bay of Bengal after joining of the Mahanadi.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

5. Answer-b

Explanation

Baitarani River is one of six major rivers of Odisha, which earn the name of coastal plains of Odisha as “Hexadeltaic region”. The river originates in Guptaganga hills in Gonasika of Keonjhar district in Odisha and flows to make a natural boundary between Odisha and Jharkhand. It drains into the Bay of Bengal after joining of the Brahmani at Dhamra mouth.