1. Which of the following is correct in context of composition of Electoral College of Vice President?
a) Elected Members of Parliament
b) All Members of Parliament
c) All members of Rajya Sabha
d) Elected MPs and MLAs
2. The whatsapp spyware that recently compromised privacy of 121 individuals in India is associated with which country as the site of its developer?
3. Which of the following is correct about the National Health Stack?
1. It has been unveiled by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
2. It will serve work as a single source of health data for the nation
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
4. The regions of which of the following North Eastern States are seen as a part of Greater Nagaland?
3. Arunachal Pradesh
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1, 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 4 only
5. Which of the following is correct about the Joint Committee on Office of Profit?
1. It consists of 15 members.
2. Its according to the principle of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote
3. It has duration of one year
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) All of the above
ANSWER & EXPLANATION
The Electoral College for Vice President is composed of all MPs- elected and nominated. MLAs don’t participate in this election.
Pegasus spyware, which was used to target human rights activists, lawyers and journalists in India and around the world, has been in focus as details of the attack have emerged over the last few days. The tool in question was able to hack into any phone simply through a missed call predominantly via Whats App, giving the attackers unfettered access to the device, including location data, emails, passwords and even the ability to turn on its mic and camera. Face book-owned messaging company has filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, an Israeli spyware developer that sells Pegasus.
Unveiled by the NITI Aayog last year, NHS is digital infrastructure built with the aim of making the health insurance system more transparent and robust, while factoring in the uniqueness of India’s health sector, and the political realities of federalism. There are five components of NHS: An electronic national health registry that would serve as a single source of health data for the nation; a coverage and claims platform that would serve as the building blocks for large health protection schemes, allow for the horizontal and vertical expansion of schemes like Ayushman Bharat by states, and enable a robust system of fraud detection; a federated personal health records (PHR) framework that would serve the twin purposes of access to their own health data by patients, and the availability of health data for medical research, which is critical for advancing the understanding of human health; a national health analytics platform that would provide a holistic view combining information on multiple health initiatives, and feed into smart policymaking, for instance, through improved predictive analytics; and other horizontal components including a unique digital health ID, health data dictionaries and supply chain management for drugs, payment gateways, etc., shared across all health programmes.
Nagas are spread over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur in India besides in parts of Myanmar. Ethnicity and tribal poli>cs are deeply rooted in the region which have in some ways complicated the poli>cal and social life of people at large. The Naga peace talks reached their deadline on October 31st which a plan for a framework for building peace in the region. The Nagas are not a single tribe, but an ethnic community that comprises several tribes who live in the state of Nagaland and its neighbourhood. One key demand of Naga groups has been a Greater Nagalim that would cover not only the state of Nagaland but parts of neighbouring states, and even of Myanmar.
The Joint Committee on Office of Profit is constituted in pursuance of a Government motion adopted by Lok Sabha and concurred in by Rajya Sabha. It consists of 15 members. Ten members are elected from Lok Sabha and five members from Rajya Sabha, who are elected from amongst the members of the respective Houses according to the principle of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote. The Committee is constituted for the duration of each Lok Sabha. The main functions of the Committee are examine the composition and character of the Committees appointed by the Central and State Governments and to recommend what offices should disqualify and what offices should not disqualify a person for being chosen as, and for being, a member of either House of Parliament under article 102 of theConsttution. The Reports of the Committee are presented to Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha.