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[Solution] – The 10 PM Daily Quiz – 12 July, 2016

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We posted 6 questions in 10 PM Daily Quiz on 12 July, 2016. Thanks for the amazing response. These questions will help you polish concepts based on current affairs. In case you have not attempted them, please attempt them by clicking below.


Q.1) Which  Section of the AFSPA  precludes any prosecution, suit or legal proceeding against personnel of the security forces?
a) Section 3
b) Section 4
c) Section 5
d) Section 6

Answer-d

Explanation:-

  • Both the Army Act, and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), allow for an inquiry to be conducted before a judicial magistrate for crimes committed by the personnel of the force while on duty.
  • The general nature of the CrPC is that it applies to all crimes under the Indian Penal Code unless otherwise excluded.
  • In the present case, it is Section 6 of the AFSPA which precludes any prosecution, suit or legal proceeding against personnel of the security forces.
  • The court holds that if the deaths of civilians are unjustified, there is no question of blanket immunity as under Section 6 and that there cannot be impunity where loss of human life is concerned.

Q.2) Arrange the following countries in the chronological order in which they got United Nations Membership

  1. Montenegro
  2. South Sudan
  3. Switzerland
  4. East Timor

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 3-1-4-2
b) 3-4-1-2
c) 4-3-1-2
d) 4-1-3-2

Answer-b

Explanation:-

The General Assembly admitted the Republic of South Sudan in July 2011, as the 193rd member of the United Nations, welcoming the newly independent country to the community of nations.

South Sudan’s independence from the rest of Sudan is the result of the January 2011 referendum held under the terms of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the decades-long civil war between the North and the South.

South Sudan:- 14 July 2011

Montenegro:- 28 June 2006

East Timor:- 27 September 2002

Switzerland :- 10 September 2002


Q.3) Which of the following African Countries are landlocked

  1. Sudan
  2. South Sudan
  3. Ethiopia

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) All of the above
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Answer-c

Explanation:– Click here.


Q.4) Which of the following crops are covered under Minimum Suppport Price?

  1. Jute
  2. Cotton
  3. Tea
  4. Sugarcane

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) All of the above
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1, 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 4 only

Answer-d

Explanation:-

25 commodities are currently covered. They are as follows.

  • Cereals (7) – paddy, wheat, barley, jowar, bajra, maize and ragi
  • Pulses (5) – gram, arhar/tur, moong, urad and lentil
  • Oilseeds (8) – groundnut, rapeseed/mustard, toria, soyabean, sunflower seed, sesamum, safflower seed and nigerseed
  • Copra (dried coconut kernels, from which oil is obtained)
  • Raw cotton
  • Raw jute
  • Sugarcane (Fair and remunerative price)
  • Virginia flu cured (VFC) tobacco

Q.5) India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things (CoE– IoT) has been  launched in
a)  Bengaluru
b) Mumbai
c) New Delhi
d) Chennai

Answer-a

Explanation:-

India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things (CoE– IoT) was launched in Bengaluru, Karnataka by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). The centre was launched at NASSCOM’s Startup Warehouse in Bengaluru to encourage start-ups to come up with tech solutions centred on Internet of Things (IoT).

The CoE– IoT has been jointly set up NASSCOM, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) and Education and Research Network (ERNET). It is also supported by Cisco, Accenture, HCL Technologies, Intel, TCS, Qualcomm and L&T Technology Services, among others. It has been created as a catalyst for developing the IoT SME/Startup ecosystem of the country to scale for industrial and societal needs.


Q.6) The World Population Day is observed across the world on
a) July 10
b) July 11
c) July 12
d) July 13

Explanation:-

The World Population Day is observed across the world on July 11 to attention on the urgency and importance of population issue.

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