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India Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers March 2013, March 18-March 24

Mar 25, 2013 10:39 IST

The Quizzes of the week were prepared based upon the events like SAARC Literature Award, Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2013 and more. To keep you connected with the events that had an impact on the laws of the country solve these quizzes.

1. SAARC Literature Award was presented to five writers at Agra during the two days SAARC Festival of Literature on 10 March 2013. Match the writers name with their countries.
I. Abhay K                         A. Pakistan
II. Suman Pohkrel             B. India
III. Farheen Chaudhary     C. Afghanistan
IV. Abdul Khaliq Rashid     D. Nepal
I         II        III      IV
D        C        B        A
B        A        D        C
B        D        A        C
B        A        C        D
Answer: (III) B, D, A, C

2. Changes in the proposed legislation against acceptance or giving bribery by a foreign public official were approved by the Union Government of India on 18 April 2013. Which of the following comments in relation to the legislation true?
I. Acceptance or providing bribe to the Foreign Public Official is considered as a criminal offence that implicates imprisonment of up to seven years among others penal provisions.
II. The bill was named as The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organisations Bill, 2001 was amended officially with the approval by the Union Cabinet.
III. It is evident that Bribery by foreign nationals is not covered under any domestic anti-corruption laws at present. So, the legislation, if passed by Parliament, will have a separate law to deal with bribery by foreign public officials.
IV. As per the proposed Bill, the government can attach, seize and confiscate property of offenders.
a) Statements I, II and IV are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (c) Statements I, III and IV are true

3.
Electronic Services Bill was approved by the Union Cabinet of India on 18 March 2013, which of the following statements in relation to it are true?
I. The bill directs towards providing access to all central and state government services such as passport, ration card and driving licenses electronically, especially the Internet, within eight years.
II. The (central and state) governments will notify the service that they will provide electronically in next 5 years. They will be given extra three years after five years to ensure all services all provided electronically.
III. Electronic Service Delivery bill was brought before the Cabinet to bring it in sync with Citizens Charter Bill or The Right of Citizens for Time-Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Re-dressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011
IV. A report on the bill was given by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
a) Statements I, II and III are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (a) Statements I, II and III are true

4. Lok Sabha on 19 March 2013 passed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2013. Which of the statements in relation to the bill are true?
I. The bill encompasses features that will provide stringent punishment for crimes against women such as rape, acid attacks, voyeurism and stalking.
II. The Bill brought out after the Delhi gangrape of the Para-medical student on 16 December 2012, also fixed the age of consensual sex to 18 years.
III. The bill seeks to make amendments in the Code of Criminal Procedure, Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act as well as Indian Evidence Act.
a) Only Statements I and III are true
b) Statements II and III are only true
c) Only Statements I, and II are true
d) All the three statements are true
Answer: (a) All the three Statements are true

5.
Which of the statements in context of the National Food Security Bill mentioned below are true?
I. The food security bill approved is directed towards giving the right to food to around 100 per cent of India's 120-crore population.
II. The amendments to the Bill will guarantee 15 kg of foodgrains per person per month, while families in the poorest of the poor will continue to get 35 kg of grains per month.
III. As per the bill around 800 crore people will be entitled to get five kilos of subsidised grain per month
IV. The scheme will be linked to the Aadhar scheme which provides every citizen with a unique identification number that's linked to a database that includes the biometrics of all card-holders.
a) Statements I, II and III are true
b) Statements III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (b) Statements III and IV are true

 

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