29th March, 2018 (National & International Current Affairs)

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Recently there is a news regarding disqualification of 20 MLAs of the Delhi Legislative Assembly for holding an ‘office of profit’. Which article of the constitution deals with office of profit’ of MLA?

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Under the provisions of Article 102 (1) and Article 191 (1) of the Constitution, an MP or an MLA (or an MLC) is barred from holding any office of profit under the central or state government. The articles clarify that “a person shall not be deemed to hold an office of profit under the government of India or the government of any state by reason only that he is a minister”. The Constitution specifies that the number of ministers including the Chief Minister has to be within 15% of the total number of members of the assembly (10% in the case of Delhi, which is a union territory with legislature). Provisions of Articles 102 and 191 also protect a legislator occupying a government position if the office in question has been made immune to disqualification by law. In the recent past, several state legislatures have enacted laws exempting certain offices from the purview of office of profit. Parliament has also enacted the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959, which has been amended several times to expand the exempted list.

Today is Mahavir Jayanti. In this context consider following statements:

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What is the name of portal launched for Online Tracking System for Pension?

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Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has implemented an online system called ‘BHAVISHYA’ for retiring central government civil employees. The system provides for on-line tracking of pension sanction and payment process

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved Integrated Scheme on School Education. In this context consider following statements:

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What is India's share in world GDP at current prices in 2017?

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As per recent NITI Aayog’s report which of the following is India’s most backward district?

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The NITI Aayog Wednesday released a preliminary or baseline ranking for the 101 most backward districts of India that have signed up for the Narendra Modi government’s ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme. Haryana’s Mewat is the lowest-ranked among these backwards districts, while Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram is the best-performing district of the 101. Mewat is preceded by Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli and Telangana’s Asifabad at the bottom of the list, while Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon and Maharashtra’s Osmanabad lie second and third on the top of the table.

Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana

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Which of the following organization releases Business Expectations Survey?

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National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has been tracking the business confidence of Indian firms through a quarterly Business Expectations Survey since 1991. The survey provides an assessment of the present conditions and short-term prospects for India’s business environment based on responses from more than 500 companies in six metropolitan cities in India

Indradhanush Plan of Government of India is related to:

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Indradhanush Plan for revamping Public Sector Banks (PSBs), announced by the Government on 14.8.2015, envisaged capital infusion by the Government of Rs. 70,000 crore

Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)’

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Which among the following organizations has been designated as nodal agency for the Saubhagya scheme?

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Saubhagya Scheme" launched by the government with an objective of providing household electrification, especially in rural areas, is a positive for the power sector as the implementation is likely to improve the energy demand.

Consider the following statements about Electoral Bond Scheme 2018

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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved for removal of prohibition on export of all varieties of edible oils except:

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Ministry of Commerce & Industry for removal of prohibition on export of all varieties of edible oils except mustard oil. Mustard oil will continue to be exported only in consumer packs upto 5 Kgs and with a minimum export price of US $ 900 per tonne.

Who among the following was the chairman of Committee on Corporate Governance constituted by SEBI?

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Who among the following was elected as Myanmar's president?

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Myanmar's Parliament has elected Win Myint as the country's next President

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