Prelims Quiz – August 06, 2018

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Which of the following districts of the Union Territory of Puducherry have been correctly matched with the states of their geographical location: (1) Mahe: Kerala; (2) Yanam: Tamil Nadu; (3) Karaikkal: Tamil Nadu.
   
Only 1 and 3
(Answer – Only 1 and 3). Puducherry formerly known as Pondicherry is a union territory of India. It was formed out of four exclaves of former French India namely Pondicherry, Karaikkal, Yanam and Mahe. Pudducherry district is an enclave of Tamil Nadu. Mahe is an enclave of Kerala. Yanam district is an enclave of Andhra Pradesh. Karaikkal is an enclave of Tamil Nadu. Source: Wikipedia. Also read: The Times of India.
   
Only 1
(Answer – Only 1 and 3). Puducherry formerly known as Pondicherry is a union territory of India. It was formed out of four exclaves of former French India namely Pondicherry, Karaikkal, Yanam and Mahe. Pudducherry district is an enclave of Tamil Nadu. Mahe is an enclave of Kerala. Yanam district is an enclave of Andhra Pradesh. Karaikkal is an enclave of Tamil Nadu. Source: Wikipedia. Also read: The Times of India.
   
Only 1 and 2
(Answer – Only 1 and 3). Puducherry formerly known as Pondicherry is a union territory of India. It was formed out of four exclaves of former French India namely Pondicherry, Karaikkal, Yanam and Mahe. Pudducherry district is an enclave of Tamil Nadu. Mahe is an enclave of Kerala. Yanam district is an enclave of Andhra Pradesh. Karaikkal is an enclave of Tamil Nadu. Source: Wikipedia. Also read: The Times of India.
 
Only 2 and 3
(Answer – Only 1 and 3). Puducherry formerly known as Pondicherry is a union territory of India. It was formed out of four exclaves of former French India namely Pondicherry, Karaikkal, Yanam and Mahe. Pudducherry district is an enclave of Tamil Nadu. Mahe is an enclave of Kerala. Yanam district is an enclave of Andhra Pradesh. Karaikkal is an enclave of Tamil Nadu. Source: Wikipedia. Also read: The Times of India.
   
 
Which of the following statements about the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court of India is/are true: (1) The Constitution of India expressly provides that the President shall appoint the judges of the Supreme Court in consultation with the collegium; (2) A reiteration by the collegiums of the recommendation for the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court is binding on the government; (3) Currently there are three women judges in the Supreme Court of India.
   
Only 2
(Answer – Only 2). Though the judges of Supreme Court of India are appointed after consultations between the President of India and the collegium of judges, the collegium system has no mention in the Constitution of India. It is a result of various cases of the Supreme Court of India. Read more at The Hindu. A reiteration by the collegium of the recommendation for the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court is binding on the government. Currently, there are only 2 women judges in the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme court will have three women judges after the appointment and swearing in of Justice Indira Banerjee. Read more at The Indian Express. [Note: This post has been edited due to some technicalities and the clarification can be found here.]
   
Only 1 and 3
(Answer – Only 2). Though the judges of Supreme Court of India are appointed after consultations between the President of India and the collegium of judges, the collegium system has no mention in the Constitution of India. It is a result of various cases of the Supreme Court of India. Read more at The Hindu. A reiteration by the collegium of the recommendation for the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court is binding on the government. Currently, there are only 2 women judges in the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme court will have three women judges after the appointment and swearing in of Justice Indira Banerjee. Read more at The Indian Express. [Note: This post has been edited due to some technicalities and the clarification can be found here.]  
   
Only 2 and 3
(Answer – Only 2). Though the judges of Supreme Court of India are appointed after consultations between the President of India and the collegium of judges, the collegium system has no mention in the Constitution of India. It is a result of various cases of the Supreme Court of India. Read more at The Hindu. A reiteration by the collegium of the recommendation for the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court is binding on the government. Currently, there are only 2 women judges in the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme court will have three women judges after the appointment and swearing in of Justice Indira Banerjee. Read more at The Indian Express. [Note: This post has been edited due to some technicalities and the clarification can be found here.]  
 
1, 2 and 3
(Answer – Only 2). Though the judges of Supreme Court of India are appointed after consultations between the President of India and the collegium of judges, the collegium system has no mention in the Constitution of India. It is a result of various cases of the Supreme Court of India. Read more at The Hindu. A reiteration by the collegium of the recommendation for the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court is binding on the government. Currently, there are only 2 women judges in the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme court will have three women judges after the appointment and swearing in of Justice Indira Banerjee. Read more at The Indian Express. [Note: This post has been edited due to some technicalities and the clarification can be found here.]  
   
 
Which of the following statements about the ‘Aero India’ exhibition is/are true: (1) It is organised annually by the Defence Research and Development Organisation; (2) The last ‘Aero India’ show held in 2017 was the 10th edition of the event.
   
Neither 1 nor 2
(Answer – Neither 1 nor 2). Aero India is a biennial air show and aviation exhibition organised by the Defence Exhibition Organisation, Ministry of Defence. 2017 edition was the 11th edition of the event which was organised for the first time in 1996. Aero India is considered the largest airshow in Asia. Sources: Firstpost, Ministry of Defence and Wikipedia.
   
Only 1
(Answer – Neither 1 nor 2). Aero India is a biennial air show and aviation exhibition organised by the Defence Exhibition Organisation, Ministry of Defence. 2017 edition was the 11th edition of the event which was organised for the first time in 1996. Aero India is considered the largest airshow in Asia. Sources: Firstpost, Ministry of Defence and Wikipedia.
   
Only 2
(Answer – Neither 1 nor 2). Aero India is a biennial air show and aviation exhibition organised by the Defence Exhibition Organisation, Ministry of Defence. 2017 edition was the 11th edition of the event which was organised for the first time in 1996. Aero India is considered the largest airshow in Asia. Sources: Firstpost, Ministry of Defence and Wikipedia.
 
Both 1 and 2
(Answer – Neither 1 nor 2). Aero India is a biennial air show and aviation exhibition organised by the Defence Exhibition Organisation, Ministry of Defence. 2017 edition was the 11th edition of the event which was organised for the first time in 1996. Aero India is considered the largest airshow in Asia. Sources: Firstpost, Ministry of Defence and Wikipedia.
   
 
Consider the following items: (1) Apples; (2) Walnuts; (3) Industry grade Steel; (4) Harley-Davidson Motorcycles; (5) Almonds. Which of the items mentioned above shall see a higher import tariff when imported from United States of America.
   
Only 1, 2 and 5
(Answer – Only 1, 2 and 5). India, incensed by Washington’s refusal to exempt it from new tariffs, decided in June to raise import tax from August 4 on some U.S. products, including almonds, walnuts and apples, but later delayed the move to Sept. 18. Delayed higher tariffs against some goods imported from the U.S. would go into force on September 18. India actually has reduced the import tariff on Harley Davidson bikes while USA has recently hiked tariffs on steel and aluminium. Source: The Hindu. Also read The Times of India[Note: Please note that such questions are specific to a certain period and the data will keep on updating with time].
   
Only 3, 4 and 5
(Answer – Only 1, 2 and 5). India, incensed by Washington’s refusal to exempt it from new tariffs, decided in June to raise import tax from August 4 on some U.S. products, including almonds, walnuts and apples, but later delayed the move to Sept. 18. Delayed higher tariffs against some goods imported from the U.S. would go into force on September 18. India actually has reduced the import tariff on Harley Davidson bikes while USA has recently hiked tariffs on steel and aluminium. Source: The Hindu. Also read The Times of India[Note: Please note that such questions are specific to a certain period and the data will keep on updating with time].
   
Only 1, 2, 3 and 5
(Answer – Only 1, 2 and 5). India, incensed by Washington’s refusal to exempt it from new tariffs, decided in June to raise import tax from August 4 on some U.S. products, including almonds, walnuts and apples, but later delayed the move to Sept. 18. Delayed higher tariffs against some goods imported from the U.S. would go into force on September 18. India actually has reduced the import tariff on Harley Davidson bikes while USA has recently hiked tariffs on steel and aluminium. Source: The Hindu. Also read The Times of India[Note: Please note that such questions are specific to a certain period and the data will keep on updating with time].
 
Only 3 and 4
(Answer – Only 1, 2 and 5). India, incensed by Washington’s refusal to exempt it from new tariffs, decided in June to raise import tax from August 4 on some U.S. products, including almonds, walnuts and apples, but later delayed the move to Sept. 18. Delayed higher tariffs against some goods imported from the U.S. would go into force on September 18. India actually has reduced the import tariff on Harley Davidson bikes while USA has recently hiked tariffs on steel and aluminium. Source: The Hindu. Also read The Times of India[Note: Please note that such questions are specific to a certain period and the data will keep on updating with time].
   
 
‘Kyrgyzstan’ does not share its borders with which of the following countries:
   
Turkmenistan
(Answer – Turkmenistan). The location of Krygyzstan is important to India as both countries have decided to deepen cooperation in trade, energy, defence, security and other areas. The External Affairs Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj is on a three-nation tour of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as part of India’s efforts to boost strategic partnership with the resource-rich Central Asian nations. India and Kyrgyzstan share multi-dimensional relations including political, parliamentary, defence, science and technology and health. Also read: The Hindu.
   
China
(Answer – Turkmenistan). The location of Krygyzstan is important to India as both countries have decided to deepen cooperation in trade, energy, defence, security and other areas. The External Affairs Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj is on a three-nation tour of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as part of India’s efforts to boost strategic partnership with the resource-rich Central Asian nations. India and Kyrgyzstan share multi-dimensional relations including political, parliamentary, defence, science and technology and health. Also read: The Hindu.  
   
Kazakhstan
(Answer – Turkmenistan). The location of Krygyzstan is important to India as both countries have decided to deepen cooperation in trade, energy, defence, security and other areas. The External Affairs Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj is on a three-nation tour of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as part of India’s efforts to boost strategic partnership with the resource-rich Central Asian nations. India and Kyrgyzstan share multi-dimensional relations including political, parliamentary, defence, science and technology and health. Also read: The Hindu.  
 
Tajikistan
(Answer – Turkmenistan). The location of Krygyzstan is important to India as both countries have decided to deepen cooperation in trade, energy, defence, security and other areas. The External Affairs Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj is on a three-nation tour of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as part of India’s efforts to boost strategic partnership with the resource-rich Central Asian nations. India and Kyrgyzstan share multi-dimensional relations including political, parliamentary, defence, science and technology and health. Also read: The Hindu.  
   

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