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Current Affairs Quiz , 24 Oct 2018

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1) Consider the following statements regarding ‘SHe-Box’

I) It is an electronic complaint box launched by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
II) It enables women, irrespective of their work status, to raise their voice against sexual harassment at workplace

Identify the correct statement/(s) from the codes below

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer: b
• Government constitutes GoM to strengthen legal & institutional frameworks to deal with & prevent sexual harassment at workplace.
• The Ministry of Women & Child Development has also launched an Electronic Complaints Box that enables women, irrespective of their work status, to raise their voice against sexual harassment at workplace.
• Once a complaint is submitted to the ‘SHe-Box’, it is directly sent to the concerned authority having jurisdiction to take action into the matter.


2) Extradition treaties provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to other countries. Consider the following statements

I) India has recently approved the signing and ratification of the treaty with Malawi
II) The Extradition Act 1962 provides India’s legislative basis for extradition.
III) CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs is the Central/Nodal Authority that administers the Extradition Act

Choose the correct option from the code below

a) Only 1 & 2
b) Only 2 & 3
c) Only 1 & 3
d) 1, 2 & 3


Answer: d
• Cabinet approves signing, ratification of extradition treaty with Malawi.
• The treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Malawi.
• The Extradition Act 1962 provides India’s legislative basis for extradition.
• Section 2(d) of Extradition Act 1962 defines an ‘Extradition Treaty’ as a Treaty, Agreement or Arrangement made by India with a Foreign State, relating to the Extradition of fugitive criminals and includes any treaty, agreement or arrangement relating to the Extradition of fugitive criminals made before the 15th day of August 1947, which extends to and is binding on, India.
• Extradition treaties are traditionally bilateral in character.
• CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India is the Central/Nodal Authority that administers the Extradition Act and it processes incoming and outgoing Extradition Requests.


3) Choose the incorrect statement/(s) from the options

I) The Millennium Development Goals comprises the blueprint for countries to pursue their national development strategies from 2000 to 2015.
II) The Sustainable Development Goals are legally binding and can reorient domestic spending priorities of the countries during 2016-2030

Choose the correct option from the code below

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer: b
Millennium Development Goals:
• At the Millennium Summit held in 2000 at the UN Headquarters in New York, eight development goals known as the ‘Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) were adopted.
• It comprises the blueprint for countries to pursue their national development strategies from 2000 to 2015.
• The MDGs comprised eight goals and addressed various development issues.
Sustainable Development Goals:
• The UN General Assembly in its 70th session considered and adopted the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) for the next 15 years.
• The 17 SDGs came into force with effect from 1st January, 2016.
• Though not legally binding, the SDGs have become de facto international obligations and have potential to reorient domestic spending priorities of the countries during the next fifteen years.
• Countries are expected to take ownership and establish a national framework for achieving these Goals.
• Implementation and success will rely on countries’ own sustainable development policies, plans and programmes.


4) Consider the following statement about Invest India

I) It is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India and acts as the first point of reference for investors in India
II) It is a statutory body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industries
III) It has recently won the United Nations (UN) Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development.

Choose the correct statement/(s) from the codes below

a) Only 1 & 2
b) Only 1
c) Only 1 & 3
d) 1, 2 & 3


Answer: c
• Invest India, the country’s investment promotion body, has won United Nations (UN) Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development.
• Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India and acts as the first point of reference for investors in India.
• Invest India is set up as a non-profit venture under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.
• A joint venture: Operationalized in early 2010, Invest India is set up as a joint venture company between the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry (35% equity), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) (51% equity), and State Governments of India (0.5% each).


5) Joint military exercise ‘Maitri’ is conducted between India and Thailand

a) Bangladesh
b) Myanmar
c) Bhutan
d) Thailand


Answer: d
• The joint military exercise Maitri between the Indian Army and the Royal Thailand Army was held from 6 to 19 August 2018. This war practice is very important to counter terrorism.
• Maitri 2018 is Platoon Level War Exercise. The exhibition of arms of both the armies was inaugurated at its inauguration ceremony. The aim of this war practice is to increase the strategic and technical skills in the anti-terrorism operation. During this time both the armies will conduct joint training, apart from this, they will implement the operation in a planned manner.


 

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