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The Hindu Editorial Analysis | PDF Download

Date: 24 March 2019

India's happiness ranking drops to 140; way behind Pakistan, China, Bangladesh

amongst 156 nations surveyed by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. India has dropped down seven spots in the happiness rankings as compared to its 2018 ranking.

Pakistan stands at 67th rank, China at 93, Bhutan at 95, Nepal at 100, Bangladesh at 125 and Sri Lanka at 130, leaving India way behind.

MCQ 1

  1. Denmark topped the World happiness report
  2. India(140th) featured in the list of five countries that had the largest rise since 2005- 2008 in the index, along with Yemen, Syria, Botswana and Venezuela. Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D)None

MCQ 2

  1. United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranks the UN’s all 193 countries on “how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be”.
  2. None of the world’s major economic powerhouses made it to the top 10. Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

MCQ 3

  1. Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, SecurityRegolith Explorer(OSIRIS-Rex Mission) was by
  2. ESA
  3. ISRO
  4. NASA
  5. JAXA

MCQ 4

  1. Lake Balkhash is in Kazakhstan
  2. Kazakhstan’s capital is Nursultan Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

MCQ 5

  1. IATA headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  2. Jet Airways is the first Indian budget carrier to join the IATA, which has over 290 airlines as members. Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

MCQ 6

  1. Navroz is the new year celebrated by jews
  2. It was started in Germany Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

MCQ 7

  1. Armyworms recently in news attacks wheat mainly
  2. It is native to Africa Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

  • Pursuant to the acceptance by Government of a unanimous recommendation of the Committee on National Integration and Regionalism appointed by the National Integration Council, the Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Act, 1963, was enacted empowering Parliament to impose, by law, reasonable restrictions in the interests of sovereignty and integrity of India, on the:
  1. Freedom of Speech and Expression;
  2. Right to Assemble peaceably and without arms; and
  3. Right to Form Associations or Unions.
  • The object of this bill was to make powers available for dealing with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India. The bill was passed by both the Houses of Parliament and received the assent of the President on 30 December 1967.

The Amending Acts are as follows:

  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 1969;
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1972;
  • The Delegated Legislation Provisions (Amendment) Act, 1986;
  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2004,
  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2008
  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 201

MCQ 1

The National Integration Council (NIC)

  1. is a group of senior academicians in India that looks for ways to address the problems of communalism, casteism and regionalism
  2. It organizes annual meetings
  3. It was started after 2008 Mumbai attacks

Choose correct

(A)1 & 2

(B) 2 & 3

(C) All

(D)None

MCQ 2

Jirga has relation to

  1. Pashtun tribes
  2. Taliban
  3. ISIS
  4. Wahabism

MCQ 3

Ind AS has relation to

  1. India-Australia bilateral MoUs
  2. India’s expedition in arctic
  3. India’s accounting standards

D.None

MCQ 4

  1. World Food Programme was established in 1945 by the FAO and the United Nations General Assembly.
  2. The Food for Work programmes of the World Food Programme promotes environmental and economic stability and agricultural production. Choose correct

(A)Only 1

(B)Only 2

(C)Both

(D)None

MCQ 5

  1. Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third party certification
  2. PEFC requires adherence to all eight core ILO conventions, even in countries which have not ratified them
  3. It is the second largest forest certification system in the world after FSC, covering about two-thirds of the globally certified forest area Choose correct
  4. 1 & 2
  5. 2 & 3
  6. All
  7. 1 & 3

MCQ 6

Choose among following related to Bhagat Singh

  1. Atheism
  2. Communism
  3. Anarchism

(A)1 & 2

(B)2 & 3

(C)All

(D)1 & 3