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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 14 February 2017

Feb 14, 2017 11:39 IST

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    1. Nilambur teak will soon be added to the list of Kerala produces with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Consider the following statements regarding the GI Tag:

    1) GI Tag is used for agricultural goods only.
    2) For a product to get GI tag, the goods need to be produced or processed or prepared in that region.
    3) Darjeeling tea was the first product to be accorded with a GI tag in India.

    Which of the following statements is correct?

    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    In India, GI registration is governed by the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 which came into force in September 2003. Darjeeling tea was the first product to be accorded with a GI tag in India.

    The GI tag is an indication which is definite to a geographical territory. It is used for agricultural, natural and manufactured goods.

    For a product to get GI tag, the goods need to be produced or processed or prepared in that region. It is also essential that the product has special quality or reputation.

    Nilambur teak is popularly known as the Mecca of teak. Nilambur teak, internationally known for its superior quality and elegant appearance, will soon be added to the list of Kerala produces with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

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    2. The second edition of Hunar Haat has begun in New Delhi. Consider the following statements regarding the Hunar Haat:

    1) It is being organised to encourage, promote and provide a national and international market to master artisans/craftsmen belonging to the Minority communities.
    2) “Hunar Haat” is being organised under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development.

    Which of the following statements is correct?

    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    “Hunar Haat” is being organised by the National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (NMDFC) under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme of Ministry of Minority Affairs.

    The second edition of Hunar Haat has begun in New Delhi with the theme as “Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam”. It is being organised by the Minority Affairs Ministry to encourage, promote and provide a national and international market to master artisans/craftsmen belonging to the Minority communities from across the country.

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    3. India successfully test-fired the Prithvi missile interceptor recently. Consider the following statements regarding Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV):

    1) Prithvi Defence Vehicle is indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
    2) Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) is capable of destroying targets at a high altitude in the Exo-atmospheric region.
    3) India is the first nation in the world to have a robust Ballistic Missile Defence system.

    Which of the following statements is correct?

    a. 1 and 3
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 2
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    India successfully test-fired Prithvi missile interceptor a gen-next state-of-the-art interceptor missile and hence achieving a significant milestone in its ongoing Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme.

    Prithvi Defence Vehicle is the interceptor indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which is capable of killing an incoming missile with a strike range of around 2,000 km outside the earth’s atmosphere.

    India is the fifth nation in the world to have a robust Ballistic Missile Defence system. Other countries are US, Russia, Israel and China.

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    4. The Indian Navy has installed solar panels on board ship. With this, which ship has become the first ship in India to use solar energy on board?

    a. INS Sarvekshak
    b. INS Vikramaditya
    c. INS Vikrant
    d. INS Tipusultan

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy has installed solar panels on board survey ship INS Sarvekshak which is based in Kochi coast. With this, Sarvekshak has become the first ship in India, perhaps first in the world, to use solar energy on board.

    The solar panels have the capacity to produce 5.4 KV of electricity, which is sufficient for internal lighting of the vessel round-the-clock.

    5. Recently, India has handed an extradition request for an absconding businessman who is facing cases of loan default and other financial irregularities. What are the internationally accepted conditions for extradition?

    a. The crime done by the accused should be a punishable offence according to the laws of both countries.
    b. Persons charged for political reasons are surely extradited.
    c. Both (a) and (b)
    d. None of the above

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    In India, the Extradition Act, 1962, regulates the surrender of a person to another country or the request for the arrest of a person in a foreign land. According to the act, any conduct by a person in India or elsewhere mentioned in a list of extradition offences punishable with a minimum one year of imprisonment qualifies for an extradition request. Currently, India has extradition treaties with 38 countries.

    Extradition refers to the surrender of a criminal to one country by another. The process of extradition is regulated by treaties between the two countries. Extradition is important because it helps to maintain the sanctity of the penal code of one country or territory.

    The crime done by the accused should fall in the category of dual criminality. This means that it should be a punishable offence according to the laws of both countries – the one where the accused has taken refuge and the one that seeks extradition. Persons charged for political reasons are generally not extradited.

    There are countries where capital punishment is banned. If a fugitive has taken refuge in such a country, and if the establishment of that country thinks that, if extradited, the accused might get capital punishment, the country most likely refuses to extradite.

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