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Weekly Current Affairs: Quizzes 15/08/2022 to 20/08/2022

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Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Reserve Bank of India”s proposal for the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS):
1. The Reserve Bank of India proposed to allow Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) to process cross-border inbound bill payments.
2. It is owned and operated by the National Payments Corporation of India & Bharat Bill Pay Ltd.
3. The system offers interoperable and accessible bill payment services digitally, along with a network of bank branches and agents.
Which of the above statements given above is/are correct?

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Q2. Consider the following statements about National Anti-Doping Bill.
1. Prohibits athletes from engaging in doping. In case of violation of doping rules, the athlete will be disqualified including forfeiture of medals, points, and prizes.
2. Empowers NADA to “investigation, put sanctions, initiate disciplinary enquiry and the powers of inspection, sample collection and sharing and free flow of information”.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q3. UU Lalit has become the 49th chief justice of India. In this context consider the following provision about the Memorandum of Procedure of Appointment of Supreme Court Judges.
1. The appointment to the office of the Chief Justice of India should be of the senior most Judge of the Supreme Court considered fit to hold the office.
2. The process begins with the Union Law Minister seeking the recommendation of the outgoing CJI about the next appointment at the appropriate time.
3. The recommendation should be given with a time limit, usually within 6 months from the date of expiry of the term of the present CJI.
4. The Union Minister of Law will put up the recommendation to the Prime Minister who will advise the President in the matter of appointment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q4. Consider the following statements about the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022.
1. The bill provides that no person shall finance any activity which is prohibited in relation to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.
2. The central government may freeze, seize or attach funds, financial assets, or economic resources (whether owned, held, or controlled directly or indirectly).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q5. Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has instigated the debate on the “One China Policy”. Which of the following is true about the One China Policy?
1. It is the position held by China, with the PRC serving as the sole legitimate government of that China, and Taiwan is a part of China.
2. It is being acknowledged by the USA as a legitimate principle.
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Q6. Consider the following statements about INSTC (International North-South Transport Corridor).
1. It is a ship, rail, and road route for moving freight between India, Russia, Iran, Europe and Central Asia.
2. Russia, Iran and India signed the agreement for the INSTC project in 2002.
3. Once the North-South Corridor becomes operational, India will have better connectivity with Russia.
4. It aims to bypass Pakistan to access Afghanistan, Central Asia and beyond.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q7. Recently the word “Gig Worker” was in news. What do you understand by the term?
1. A person who works temporary jobs typically in the service sector.
2. They may be classified into three categories – Permanent, Contractual, and Daily wagers.
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Q8. Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on E-commerce has been presented recently. Consider the following statement about E- Commerce Policy 2019.
1. DPIIT has been declared as the nodal agency for E-Commerce.
2. It bars online retailers from selling more than 25% product of a same vendor.
3. They cannot control the inventory of the vendors as 100% FDI through automatic route is allowed only in the marketplace model of e-commerce retailing.
4. Marketplaces cannot influence prices with special offers like cashback, extended warranties, faster deliveries etc, with the view to provide a level playing field and to curb deep discounting.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q9. Which of the following is/are NOT the site included in the Ramsar Convention?
1. Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest
2. Karikili Bird Sanctuary
3. Pichavaram Mangrove
4. Pala wetland
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Q10. Recently Personal Data Protection bill has been withdrawn by the government. Which of the following are true with respect to the bill?
1. The Bill establishes a Data Protection Authority (DPA) as an independent regulator with quasi-judicial powers.
2. Each company will have a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who will liaison with the DPA for auditing, grievance redressal, recording maintenance and more.
3. The Bill governs the processing of personal data in a Holistic Approach.
4. The Bill classifies the data into 3 types.
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Q11. Recently the term “one country, two systems concept” was in news. What do you understand by the term?
1. There is only one country but two different political and economic systems.
2. This has been used in the context of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
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Q12. What is Climate Action Tracker that was in news recently?
1. It is a joint collaboration of government and civil society to track climate action since 2009.
2. It tracks progress toward the globally agreed aim of holding warming well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.
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