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Daily PIB Analysis For UPSC/IAS | Download PDF

Date: 27 April 2019

MCQ 1

  1. The International Shooting Sport Federation, also known with the acronym ISSF, is the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines, and of several nonOlympic Shooting sport events
  2. The ISSF headquarters is in Munich,Germany

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(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

  • Pawan Singh is the first Indian to be elected in ISSF judges committee
  • Pawan Singh is also the Joint Secretary General of National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). He was a former coach of the Indian shooting team. Members of the administrative council of ISSF voted to select the committee, at the elections held at Munich. The Judges Committee consists of a Chairman and 7 members. It is responsible for the uniform application of shooting rules.
  • The International Shooting Sport Federation, also known with the acronym ISSF, is the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport events. ISSF’s activities include regulation of the sport, Olympic qualifications and organization of international competitions such as the ISSF World Cup Series, the ISSF World Cup Finals, the ISSF Separate World Championship in Shotgun events and the ISSF World Championship in all events.
  • The ISSF headquarters is in Munich, Germany

MCQ 2

  1. India submits official interest to host 2022 Olympics
  2. India is holding on to its dream of hosting the Olympic games for the first time.

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(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

MCQ 3

_____________released a booklet in the English language titled “A Handbook for Students on Cyber Safety” to aware the Students and Adolescents about the cyber safety.

  1. PMO
  2. Ministry of HRD
  3. Min of Home Affairs
  4. NITI Aayog

MCQ 4

Swapna Barman is associated with

  1. Wrestling
  2. Boxing
  3. Heptathlon
  4. Cricket

MCQ 5

  1. Sea vigil is an inter-service military exercise involving the participation of the Indian Army,Air Force, Navy and the Coast Guard.
  2. TROPEX is the largest Coastal Defence Exercise of india

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(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

MCQ 6

  1. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty, formallyTreaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles
  2. It was enforced in Feb 2019 by both

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(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

  • The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty, formally Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles;) was an arms control treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union (and its successor state, the Russian Federation). U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the treaty on 8 December 1987.
  • The United States Senate approved the treaty on 27 May 1988, and Reagan and Gorbachev ratified it on 1 June 1988.
  • The INF Treaty eliminated all of the two nations' land-based ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and missile launchers with ranges of 500–1,000 kilometers (310–620 mi) (short medium-range) and 1,000–5,500 km (620–3,420 mi) (intermediate-range). The treaty did not apply to air- or sealaunched missiles.
  • By May 1991, the nations had eliminated 2,692 missiles, followed by 10 years of on-site verification inspections.
  • President Donald Trump announced on 20 October 2018 that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the treaty, accusing Russia of non-compliance. The U.S. formally suspended the treaty on 1 February 2019, and Russia did so on the following day in response to the U.S. withdrawal

MCQ 7

  1.  The Supreme Court (SC) introduced a witness protection regime in the country noting that one of the main reasons for witnesses turning hostile is that they are not given security by the State
  2. It is according to the law passed by parliament in dec.2018

 Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

MCQ 8

  1. 1. France-based Arianespace successfully launched GSAT11, the satellite built by ISRO from sriharikota.
  2. GSAT-11 is India's heaviest satellite

 Choose correct

(A)Only 1

(B)Only 2

(C)Both

(D)None

 MCQ 9

 Under the plan scheme ‘Swadesh Darshan’ and ‘PRASAD’ the ____________provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, for various tourism projects subject to availability of funds, liquidation of pending utilization certificates and adherence to the scheme guidelines.

  1. Ministry of culture
  2. Ministry of tourism
  3. NITI aayog
  4. Ministry of home affairs
  • Under the plan scheme ‘Swadesh Darshan’ and ‘PRASAD’ the Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, for various tourism projects subject to availability of funds, liquidation of pending utilization certificates and adherence to the scheme guidelines.
  • Under the Swadesh Darshan scheme, thirteen thematic circuits have been identified, for development namely: North-East India Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit and Heritage Circuit.
  • Under the PRASAD scheme thirteen sites have been identified for development, namely: Amritsar, Ajmer, Dwaraka, Mathura, Varanasi, Gaya, Puri, Amaravati, Kanchipuram, Vellankanni, Kedarnath, Kamakhya and Patna.
  • Under the ‘PRASAD’ scheme the focus is on development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations. Whereas, in the ‘Spiritual Circuit’ identified under the Swadesh Darshan scheme, the thrust is on development of particular thematic circuit consisting of various religious/spiritual destination in a State and Union Territory.
  • In pursuance to the Budget Announcements of 2014-15, both the schemes were launched in January 2015. The projects sanctioned under the schemes are generally commissioned in 18 to 36 months.

MCQ 10

 Recently in news the “kafala”,is related to

  1. migrant workers.
  2. Terror Grouping
  3. Judicial system of marriage in islam
  4. None