1. Which of the following is true about the domicile rule of Jammu and Kashmir?
By using the powers under Section 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019, which gives the central government the powers to repeal and amend existing laws, the domicile of the UT has been defined as:
Any person residing in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of fifteen years or has studied for a period of seven years and appeared in secondary and higher secondary board examination would be taken as a domicile of that UT and thus eligible to be appointed in the services thereon. The domicile includes those migrants who are registered by Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner. Children of central government employee who has served in the UT for 10 years would be given the domicile of the UT. Children working outside the UT but their parents fulfill the domicile criteria would be eligible for the domicile.
Hence, the correct statement is C.
2. Which of the following is true about Ways and Means Advances?
Ways and means advances are the temporary loan facilities that can be availed by the central and state government from the RBI (banker to the government). The scheme for the central government was started in 1997. Cash can be availed from the RBI for a period of 90 days. The rate of interest charged is equal to the repo rate. If it exceeds 90 days, it is treated as an overdraft, and interest rate charged is 2% above the repo rate. The limit of ways and means advances is decided mutually by the central and the state government. The current limit is INR 35000 crore. Ways and means advances are of two types i.e. normal and special. Special WMA or Special Drawing Rights are given against the security of the government. After the SDF limit gets exhausted, the normal WMA starts the interest rate of which is 1% less than the repo rate.
Hence, the correct answer is A.
3. Which of the following is true about Compulsory Licensing?
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
According to the Section 84 of the Indian Patent Act 1970, any person regardless of whether he is the holder of the license of that Patent, can make a request to the Controller for grant of compulsory license on expiry of three years when any of the following conditions is fulfilled –
Also, the certificate can be issued by the Comptroller if notified by the central government in case of national emergency, extreme emergency, or for public non- commercial use. The ultimate discretion to issue the license lies with the Comptroller. It is to be noted that 1st certificate in India was given in 2012 to Natco pharma for generic production of Bayer Corporation’s Nexavar, a cancer drug.
Hence, the correct answer is B.
4. Natuna island is located in
Natuna island is located in the South China Sea and is part of the conflict over the 9 dash line over which China holds the exclusive claim. Indonesia holds claim over Natuna island as part of its Exclusive Economic Zone but is denied by China. Recently strife was seen between the two countries over the island as China is using trawls to do fishing in this region, thus depleting its resources.
Hence, the correct answer is B.
5. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
There are 75 tribal groups in India recognized as PVTGs by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the following criteria:
The maximum number of PVTGs is in Odisha, followed by Andhra Pradesh.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the only Union Territory to have PVTGs. The Andaman islands have Negorite tribes which consist of the Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinelese. The Nicobar islands have two Mongoloid tribes – the Shompen and Nicobarese.
Hence, the correct answer is C.