Current based PRELIMS QUESTION 8 FEB 2020

1.Which of the following Tribes and State is correctly matched?

       Tribes                            State

  1. Bodo Tribe Assam
  2. Nyishi Tribe Manipur
  3. Chakma Tribe Tripura
  4. Oraon Tribe Arunachal Pradesh

Choose the correct option.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 3 and 4 only

Answer-a

Explanation-

Bodo Tribe                     Assam

Nyishi Tribe                   Arunachal Pradesh

Chakma Tribe                Tripura

Oraon Tribe                   Jharkhand

2.Consider the following statements regarding National Register of Indian Citizens.

1.The Citizenship Rules, 2003 provide for the process prepare a National Register of Indian Citizens.

2.National Register of Indian Citizens may dent the cooperative federalism in India.

3.Article 355 enjoins the Union to ensure that the government of every State is carried on in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.

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

Answer-d

Explanation

The Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, provide for the process by which taluk level officers will prepare a National Register of Indian Citizens after filtering Indian citizens from the NPR — a register enumerating all residents in the country, by family.

The Chief Ministers of at least 11 States have expressed their unwillingness to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Two of these States, West Bengal and Kerala, have stayed all work on the National Population Register (NPR), which is the foundational register from which the NRC will be built. Furthermore, the Punjab Legislative Assembly passed a resolution seeking amendments to the NPR form to ensure that it does not seek data that may be used for verification of citizenship.

Article-355. Duty of the Union to protect States against external aggression and internal disturbance It shall be the duty of the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance and to ensure that the government of every State is carried on in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution

3.Consider the following statements.

1.Recently, the Indian Navy has launched the ‘Operation Vanilla’ to assist the population of Seychelles.

2.Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar and Comoros are members of African Union and Indian Ocean Commission.

3.Seychelles and Mauritius are part of Indian Ocean Region division.

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

Answer-a

Explanation-

Recently, the Indian Navy has launched the ‘Operation Vanilla’ to assist the population of Madagascar affected by Cyclone Diane. Indian Navy also diverted large amphibious ship viz. INS Airavat carrying clothing, medicines, and other relief material to provide assistance and support in the relief operations.

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean. It is the fourth largest island in the world. India has been trying to include Madagascar and Comoros in its Indian Ocean Vision for their strategic location. On the other hand, Seychelles and Mauritius are part of Indian Ocean Region division. All the four islands Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar and Comoros are members of African Union and Indian Ocean Commission.

 

4.Who was reckoned with in saying “However good a Constitution may be, it is sure to turn out bad because those who are called to work it happen to be a bad lot”?

(a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(b) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

(c) Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru

(d) Sh. Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel

Answer-b

Explanation-

Government is a human enterprise. It is wholly possible that a government may work the Constitution impermissibly, which Dr. B.R. Ambedkar reckoned with in saying “however good a Constitution may be, it is sure to turn out bad because those who are called to work it happen to be a bad lot”.

 

5.Consider the following statements with respect to Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

1.OIC with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents.

2.India is not a member state, but has observer status.

3.It is the 2nd largest inter-governmental organisation in the world after the UN.

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

 

 

 

 

Answer-c

Explanation-

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. (Asia, Europe, South America and Africa).  The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world. It is the 2nd largest inter-governmental organisation in the world after the UN. It was established upon a decision of the historical summit which took place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco on the 25th of September 1969.

Headquarters: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Then External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed inaugural plenary of Foreign Ministers’ meet of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Abu Dhabi last year. This is the first time that a leader of the non Muslim country has been invited to the OIC conference.

India is neither a member nor an observer.