1.cVIGIL app has been launched to :
a)Report specific corruption allegations against any Govt. official.
b) Connect the public to their local police and allow the community to become more involved right from our smartphone.
c)Report misconduct on a fellow employee or superior within any Govt. organization through this anonymous reporting mechanism.
d)None of the above
➢cVIGIL will allow anyone in the election-bound state to report violations of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that comes into effect from the date of announcement of elections and goes on till a day after the polls
➢Android-based app, using which a person can secretly send to it geo-tagged videos and photos of illegal money being distributed or a hate speech being made during polls.
➢The cVIGIL app will work only during the time the model code of conduct (MCC) is in place in a poll-bound state. ➢A citizen can report many incidents in this manner and will get a unique id for each report for follow up updates. The identity of the complainant will be kept confidential.
➢Those who do not hide their identity will also get a response from the EC on the action taken after their complaint
➢Once the complaint is lodged, the information beeps in the District Control Room from where it is assigned to a Field Unit. A field unit consists of Flying Squads, Static Surveillance Teams, Reserve teams etc. Each Field Unit will have a GIS-based mobile application called ‘cVIGIL Dispatcher’, which allows the unit to directly reach the location through navigation technology and take action.
➢App has inbuilt features to prevent its misuse. It will receive complaints only about Model Code of Conduct violations.
➢The user will get 5 minutes to report an incident after having clicked a picture or a video.
➢To prevent any misuse, the app will not allow uploading of the pre-recorded or old images and videos.
➢The app will not facilitate saving of the photos or videos recorded using the ‘cVIGIL’ app into the phone gallery either.
➢ Further, the application will be active only in States where elections have been announced. The moment a citizen exits an election-bound State, the app will become inactive.
2. Which of the following is associated with DIGI YATRA?
a)Ministry of Civil Aviation
b)Ministry Road Transport & Highways
c)Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
d)Ministry of Culture
➢Under the proposed “digi yatra” initiative, the civil aviation ministry is looking to make “boarding pass and security check-in” digital.
➢through this Digi Yatra Initiative, from entry to the Airport to passenger verification all will get digitized. It’s aiming to make a passenger’s complete Air Travel experience digital/ paperless.
3. Which of the following is true in context of Money bills with respect to States?
1)It can be introduced either in Legislative assembly or Legislative Council.
2)It can be introduced only on the recommendation of the Governor.
3)In case of deadlock over the bill; the constitution provides for joint sitting of both the houses.
4)This joint sitting is presided by the speaker of the Legislative assembly.
b)1 and 2 only
d)1,2,3 and 4
4.Which of the following represents BERNE CONVENTION?
a)an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and release of harmful compounds.
b)It is an International Copyright agreement which deals with the protection of works and the rights of their authors.
c)It is international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries(LDCs)
d)a basis for initiating a process of reform of trade in agriculture in line with the objectives of the negotiations as set out in the Bali Declaration;
➢The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886
➢The Berne Convention requires its parties to treat the copyright of works of authors from other parties to the convention (known as members of the Berne Union) at least as well as those of its own nationals. For example, French copyright lawapplies to anything published or performed in France, regardless of where it was originally created.
➢In addition to establishing a system of equal treatment that harmonised copyright amongst parties, the agreement also required member states to provide strong minimum standards for copyright law.
5. Which of the following is false about Nirbhay Missile in India?
1)It is a short Range Super-Sonic Cruise Missile.
2)It can carry a warhead of 300 kg to 400 kg
3)Speed of 1 to 4 Mach.
c)2 and 3 only
d)All of the above
➢Nirbhay is a long range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile designed and developed in India by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The missile can be launched from multiple platforms and is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads.
➢Weight 1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb)
➢Length 6 m (20 ft)
➢Diameter 0.52 m (1.7 ft)
➢Warhead Conventional or Nuclear (200-300 kg)
➢In service In development
➢Type Long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile ➢Place of origin India
➢Operational range 1,000 km (620 mi) – 1,500 km
➢SpeedMach 0.6–Mach 0.7
➢It can carry a warhead of 200 kg to 300 kg
6. MAP SPECIAL
Which of the following passes are in Sikkim?
1) Jelap La
2) Nathu La
a)1 and 2
b) Only 2
c) 2 and 3
d) All of the above
Match the following:
a)Chapchar Kut : Mizoram
b)Behdienkhlam : Nagaland
c)Ambubachi Festival : Meghalaya
d)Hornbill Festival : Assam
HORNBILL FESTIVAL: NAGALAND
➢It is a celebration held every year from 1 – 10 December, in Nagaland, Northeast India. It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’.
➢The festival is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes.
➢To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The first festival was held in 2000
CHAPCHAR KUT : MIZORAM
➢Chapchar Kut is a festival of Mizoram which literally means – a festival held during the period when the bamboos and trees that have been cut down are being awaited to dry to be burnt for jhumming
➢ It marks the end of the Jhum clearing, readying the field for sowing.
➢It is the most important festival of the Jaintias and is celebrated mid-July every year after the sowing is over. ➢Organized annually by the Seinraij Jowai, this unique festival is held after the sowing season is over so as to overcome any destructive forces of nature including diseases by invoking the God for a good harvest.
AMBUBACHI FESTIVAL : ASSAM
➢It is one of the most important festivals of Kamakhya temple, Guwhati, Assam. It is celebrated every year during monsoonVseason and ambubachi mela is also held.
➢It is associated with tantric cult and this festival is also known as “mahakumbh of east”.