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All the below issues were taken from the Hindu

1. ‘Mahila Police Volunteer Initiative’ was launched recently. Consider the following statements,
1. Haryana became the first state to adopt this scheme. 2. It was originally conceived by the Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Select the correct code a) 1 only b) 2 only c) both d) neither
2. Cabinet approves signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Kyrgyzstan for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Kyrgyzstan’, 1. It is bordered by Caspian Sea. 2. It is a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Istanbul Process. Select the correct code a) 1 only b) 2 only c) both d) neither
3. Mahila Police Volunteer is a joint initiative by Ministry of Women & Child Development and which Ministry? a) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment b) Ministry of Home Affairs c) Ministry of Minority Affairs d) None of the above
4. A committee has been set up by the government to change direct tax laws with several taxpayer-friendly measures to improve the ease of doing business, reduce litigation and accelerate the resolution of tax disputes. The committee is headed by? a) R.V. Easwar b) Raghuram Rajan c) Urjit Patel d) none of the above
5. Union Cabinet recently approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016. Consider the following statements regarding this, 1. It replaces the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. 2. It empowers 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision-making. Select the correct code a) 1 only b) 2 only c) both d) neither
6. The Rajya Sabha recently passed the Disabilities Bill. Consider the following statements, 1. The list of number of disabilities is increased in the new Bill, in comparison with the 1995 Act. 2. The quantum of reservation is increased for the disabled in government jobs. 3. It sets the government a two-year deadline to ensure persons with disability get barrier-free access in all kinds of physical infrastructure and transport systems. Select the correct code a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 and 3 only c) 1 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3
7. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)’, 1. It is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. 2. It was founded in response to the Indian nuclear test in May 1974. 3. Currently, China is opposing India’s membership to NSG. Select the correct code a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 and 3 only c) 1 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3
8. Consider the following, 1. It envisages creation of a link between the police authorities and the local communities in villages through police volunteers. 2. The police volunteers are specially trained women. 3. It works for the rights and welfare of women. The above statements indicate which of the following? a) SWADHAR b) Ujjawala c) Gender champions d) Mahila Police Volunteers
9. Which of the following is/are among the proposed ‘Major Port Trust Authorities Bill, 2016’? 1. Creation of independent review board for resolving disputes, reviewing stressed projects, etc. 2. Composition of the Board of Port Authority will be expanded for consensual decision making. 3. Fixing the Reference tariff for purposes of bidding for PPP projects by the Port Authority. Select the correct code a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 and 3 only c) 1 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3
10. Consider the following statements regarding Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana, 1. It is a flagship urban poverty reduction program. 2. It is under the Ministry of Urban Development launched nationwide with the objective of social mobilization, financial inclusion and sustainable livelihoods promotion. 3. It recognizes the importance of achieving the post-2015 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Select the correct code a) 1 only b) 2 only c) 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3
11. Consider the following statements regarding NSG waiver and India, 1. India can engage in nuclear weapon trade with international partners as it possesses a waiver from the NSG in 2008. 2. The waiver is in the form of a concession without according India the status of a full member. 3. The waiver permits NSG members to engage in civil nuclear cooperation with India despite India not being a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Select the correct code a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 and 3 only c) 1 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3
12. According to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 with amendments, which of the following are considered as disabilities? 1. Acid attack 4. Thalassemia 2. Parkinson’s disease 5. Sickle Cell Disease 3. Leprosy cured person Select the correct code a) 2, 4 and 5 only b) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only c) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
      Answers
  1. A2. B3. B4. A5. C6. D7. D8. D9. C10. C11. B12.D 
                     ~  All the above issues were taken from The Hindu ~  
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