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[Solution] – The 10 PM Daily Quiz – 19 July, 2016

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We posted 6 questions in 10 PM Daily Quiz on 19 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) Consider the following statements regarding Inter-State Council

  1. It is a constitutional body.
  2. It is based on the Sarkaria Commission’s recommendations.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither is true

Answer-c

Explanation:-

About Inter-State Council

  • Based on the Sarkaria Commission’s recommendations, it was constituted under Article 263 of the Constitution in 1990.
  • Just as importantly, the council helped bridge the trust deficit between the centre and the states. If not always a problem solver, it at least acted as a safety valve.

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding Inter-State Council

  1. Provisions regarding Inter-State Council is made in Article 262 of the Constitution.
  2. If any any time it appears to the Prime Minister that the public interests would be served by the establishment of a Council, he may establish an Inter-State Council.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither is true

Answer-d

Explanation:-

Article 263 in The Constitution Of India

  • Provisions with respect to an inter State Council If any any time it appears to the President that the public interests would be served by the establishment of a Council charged with the duty of

(a) inquiring into and advising upon disputes which may have arisen between States;

(b) investigating and discussing subjects in which some or all of the States, or the Union and one or more of the States, have a common interest; or

(c) making recommendations upon any such subject and, in particular, recommendations for the better co ordination of policy and action with respect to that subject, in shall be lawful for the President by order to establish such a Council, and to define the nature of the duties to be performed by it and its organisation and procedure


Q.3)Consider the following statements regarding the benefits of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill

  1. GST will increase the resources available for poverty alleviation and development.
  2. GST will facilitate ‘Make in India’ by making one India.
  3. GST would improve tax governance.

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

Answer-d

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Q.4) The government has launched Tri-NETRA to prevent accidents in
a) Road
b) Railways
c) Waterways
d) All of the above

Answer- b

Explanation:-

  • The Indian Railways has initiated process to launch the Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers- Infrared Enhanced Optical and Radar Assisted (Tri-NETRA) system to avoid train accidents.
  • The device uses infrared and radar technology to collect signals up to a distance of 2-3 km and displays the information (composite video image) on a screen fitted inside the locomotive.
  • The Tri-Netra will alert the drivers of any physical obstruction on railway tracks ahead and thus give ample time for the driver to apply the brakes to prevent train accidents.
  • It will be very useful during fog, heavy rain and nights, when drivers have to constantly look outside the locomotive to judge the condition.

Q.5) India’s first e-court (paperless court) was opened at High Court of Judicature at
a) New Delhi
b) Sikkim
c) Hyderabad
d) Lucknow

Answer-c

Explanation:-

  • India’s first e-court (paperless court) was opened at High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad which is the common high court for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  • It was inaugurated by Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur who heads the e-Committee of the Supreme Court.
  • The purpose of e-court is to ensure speedy justice for the litigants. The e-Courts will ensure easy and better access to justice for public.
  • It will also provide solution for large number of pending cases in the country.
  • It will also make the work of judges, advocates and all those related with judiciary a lot more effective Besides, SC judge also announced that India’s first Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) will be also launched in High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad.
  • The system will integrate the courts, police stations, prosecution, forensic science laboratories and jails

Q.6) Consider the following statements regarding Airports Authority of India (AAI)

  1.  It is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.
  2. It also provides Air traffic management (ATM) services over Indian airspace and adjoining oceanic areas.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither is true

Answer-c

Explanation:-

Airports Authority of India

  • AAI is statutory body under the aegis of Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • It is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.
  • It also provides Air traffic management (ATM) services over Indian airspace and adjoining oceanic areas. AAI manages around 125 airports in India, which include 18 International Airport, 07 Customs Airports, 78 Domestic Airports and 26 Civil Enclaves at Defence airfields.
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