Prelims Quiz – August 07, 2018

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Correction – Original Post available here.

Daily Quiz Question – 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.

Clarification – The correct answer must be (Only 2). On the day of the original post, there were 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.  The original post has been modified accordingly to be in tune with the date of the post. As of today, (after the swearing in) there are three women judges in the Supreme Court of India – Justices R Bhanumathi, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice Indira Banerjee — the most woman judges the apex court has had.

 
Which of the following statements about the ‘Interpol Red Corner Notice’ is/are true: (1) Once the ‘Red Corner Notice’ is issued, the all member countries are bound to arrest the subject of the notice if found within their jurisdiction; (2) A ‘Red Corner Notice’ restricts the fugitive’s movement in more than 190 countries.
   
Only 2
(Answer – Only 2). INTERPOL cannot compel any member country to arrest an individual who is the subject of a Red Notice. Each member country decides for itself what legal value to give a Red Notice within their borders. The Red Notice restricts a fugitive’s movement in 192 countries, and empowers enforcement agencies to detain the person for deportation or extradition to the requesting country. Sources: INTERPOL and The Hindu. 
   
Only 1
(Answer – Only 2). INTERPOL cannot compel any member country to arrest an individual who is the subject of a Red Notice. Each member country decides for itself what legal value to give a Red Notice within their borders. The Red Notice restricts a fugitive’s movement in 192 countries, and empowers enforcement agencies to detain the person for deportation or extradition to the requesting country. Sources: INTERPOL and The Hindu. 
   
Both 1 and 2
(Answer – Only 2). INTERPOL cannot compel any member country to arrest an individual who is the subject of a Red Notice. Each member country decides for itself what legal value to give a Red Notice within their borders. The Red Notice restricts a fugitive’s movement in 192 countries, and empowers enforcement agencies to detain the person for deportation or extradition to the requesting country. Sources: INTERPOL and The Hindu. 
 
Neither 1 nor 2
(Answer – Only 2). INTERPOL cannot compel any member country to arrest an individual who is the subject of a Red Notice. Each member country decides for itself what legal value to give a Red Notice within their borders. The Red Notice restricts a fugitive’s movement in 192 countries, and empowers enforcement agencies to detain the person for deportation or extradition to the requesting country. Sources: INTERPOL and The Hindu. 
   
 
The ‘Innocenti Declaration’ signed in August 1990 is related to:
   
Breastfeeding
(Answer – Breastfeeding). World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Source: World Health Organisation and The Hindu.
   
Anti-child trafficking
(Answer – Breastfeeding). World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Source: World Health Organisation and The Hindu.
   
Child Labour
(Answer – Breastfeeding). World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Source: World Health Organisation and The Hindu.
 
Protecting children in war-torn areas
(Answer – Breastfeeding). World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Source: World Health Organisation and The Hindu.
   
 
‘Bhistis’ who have significance in Mughal history are traditional:
   
Water-carriers
(Answer – Water carriers). It was a bhisti who changed the history of India by saving the life of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, as he was about to drown in the Ganga during a campaign against the Afghans. Read more at The Hindu.
   
Bamboo Artisans
(Answer – Water carriers). It was a bhisti who changed the history of India by saving the life of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, as he was about to drown in the Ganga during a campaign against the Afghans. Read more at The Hindu.
   
Painters
(Answer – Water carriers). It was a bhisti who changed the history of India by saving the life of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, as he was about to drown in the Ganga during a campaign against the Afghans. Read more at The Hindu.
 
Expert Bladesmiths
(Answer – Water carriers). It was a bhisti who changed the history of India by saving the life of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, as he was about to drown in the Ganga during a campaign against the Afghans. Read more at The Hindu.
   
 
Which of the following statements is/are true: (1) The peacock is protected under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972; (2) Bats are listed as vermin in Schedule V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
   
Only 1
(Answer – Only 1). The peacock, the national bird, is protected under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and killing it is punishable under Section 51(1-A) with imprisonment that may extend to seven years, and financial penalty. Not all species of bats are listed as vermin in Schedule V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Although several species of bats are listed under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, fruit bats remain listed as vermin in Schedule V of the WPA.
   
Only 2
(Answer – Only 1). The peacock, the national bird, is protected under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and killing it is punishable under Section 51(1-A) with imprisonment that may extend to seven years, and financial penalty. Not all species of bats are listed as vermin in Schedule V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Although several species of bats are listed under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, fruit bats remain listed as vermin in Schedule V of the WPA.
   
Both 1 and 2
(Answer – Only 1). The peacock, the national bird, is protected under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and killing it is punishable under Section 51(1-A) with imprisonment that may extend to seven years, and financial penalty. Not all species of bats are listed as vermin in Schedule V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Although several species of bats are listed under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, fruit bats remain listed as vermin in Schedule V of the WPA.
 
Neither 1 nor 2
(Answer – Only 1). The peacock, the national bird, is protected under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and killing it is punishable under Section 51(1-A) with imprisonment that may extend to seven years, and financial penalty. Not all species of bats are listed as vermin in Schedule V of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Although several species of bats are listed under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, fruit bats remain listed as vermin in Schedule V of the WPA.
   
 
Which of the following three institutions are under the Defence Research Development Organisation: (1) Aeronautical Development Establishment; (2) Aeronautical Development Agecny; (3) Gas Turbine Research Establishment.
   
1, 2 and 3
(Answer – 1, 2 and 3). In relation to the development of the Light Combat Aircraft, three institutions — Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) — which are under the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) are likely to be brought under the direct control of the Chief of the Air Staff. Read more at The Hindu.
   
Only 1 and 2
(Answer – 1, 2 and 3). In relation to the development of the Light Combat Aircraft, three institutions — Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) — which are under the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) are likely to be brought under the direct control of the Chief of the Air Staff. Read more at The Hindu.
   
Only 1 and 3
(Answer – 1, 2 and 3). In relation to the development of the Light Combat Aircraft, three institutions — Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) — which are under the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) are likely to be brought under the direct control of the Chief of the Air Staff. Read more at The Hindu.
 
Only 1
(Answer – 1, 2 and 3). In relation to the development of the Light Combat Aircraft, three institutions — Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) — which are under the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) are likely to be brought under the direct control of the Chief of the Air Staff. Read more at The Hindu.
   

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