My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 17 April 2020

GK Quiz 17 April 2020

2020-04-17 | 6 minutes

1. Which of the following is correct about Environment Impact Assessment regulations in India?

  1. The rules are backed by the Environment Protection Act 1986.
  2. The projects included in the B-2 category do not require the collection of Baseline data, EIA Studies, and public consultation; however, it is mandatorily screened.
  3. The approval of all the projects is given by the Union Ministry of Environment.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 only

Ans. C


Environment Impact Assessment refers to analyses the environmental impact of different projects concerning their effect on the environment. In India, they are backed by the Environment Protection Act 1986. Various stakeholders involved in the process are corporate institutions concerned (those who propose the project), environment consultant who prepared the impact assessment report on behalf of the project proponent, state or central pollution control board, public, impact assessment agencies, regional center of MoEFCC. By 2006 notification projects have been divided into:

  • Category A project: Require approval by Central government and approval can not be denied.
  • Category B projects: Require approval by the state government. Under this category, B1 projects require mandatory EIA, while category B2 projects do not require the collection of baseline data, EIA studies and public consultation.

The general process involved in EIA includes screening, scoping, public hearing and appraisal.

Hence, the correct answer is C.


2. Which of the following is correct about the Attorney General of India?

  1. He enjoys all the parliamentary privileges enjoyed by a member of Parliament.
  2. He is appointed for a term of 5 years.
  3. He can not take any case in his capacity.
  4. All of the above is true.

Ans. A


The Attorney General of India under Article 76 of the constitution is the highest law authority in the country. He is appointed by the President; however, he should be a person qualified to a judge of the Supreme Court i.e he must a judge in some high court for 5 years or an advocate n any high court for 10 years or an eminent jurist in the opinion of the President. The term of the AG is not fixed and he is appointed on the pleasure of the President with his salary being also decided by the President. However, he is not a full-time counsel to the government and does not fall into the category of a government servant. So he is not barred from private legal practice. He has the right to sit in any house of the Parliament, be audience to all the courts of the country, can attend the meeting of the committee of Parliament of which he is a member but without the right to vote. Though he is not a member of Parliament or a part of it but he enjoys all the privileges being given to the member of the Parliament.

Hence, the correct answer is A.


3. Zero yield is related to which of the following international agreement or treaty?

  1. Non Proliferation Treaty
  2. Wassenaar Agreement
  3. Australian Agreement
  4. Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Ans. D


The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty is a ‘Zero Yield’ treaty which means it prohibits all forms of nuclear explosions that produce self- sustaining, a supercritical chain reaction of any kind, whether for weapons or peaceful purposes.

Hence, the correct answer is D.


4. Which of the following is true about CERT-In?

  1. It is a statutory body constituted under the IT Act 2000.
  2. It is the apex cybersecurity body of India.
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above

Ans. B


Created under the provisions of IT Act 2008, Cert-In is an apex cybersecurity agency created under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Its primary responsibility is to provide technical assistance and raise awareness about cybersecurity issues. Following issues can be reported to CERT-In:

  • Attempts to gain unauthorized access to a system.
  • Disruption or denial of service.
  • Unauthorized use of a system.
  • E-mail related security issues etc.

Hence, the correct answer is B.


5. Which of the following is true about the Central Bureau of Investigation?

  1. The term of CBI chief is 2 years.
  2. The CBI chief is selected by a selection committee consisting of Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition and Chief Justice of India, but he is appointed by the President.
  3. The CBI chief can be removed by the selection committee by a majority of votes.
  4. The CBI chief holds administrative control over the office.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. 1,2,3,4
  2. 1,2 and 4
  3. 2,3 and 4
  4. None of the above

Ans. B


CBI acts as an attached body under the Ministry of Personnel and derives powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946. It acts as the main investigating agency of the central government. CBI has the following divisions:

  • Anti-Corruption division
  • Economic Offence division
  • Special Crime division
  • Policy and International Police Cooperation division
  • Administrative Division
  • Directorate of Prosecution
  • Central Forensic Science Laboratory

Further, it can take up any case as asked by the central government.

The Director of CBI, as the Inspector General of Police, DSPE, is responsible for the administration of the CBI and thus acts as its administrative head. It is to be noted that as far as cases related to the Prevention of Corruption Act are concerned Central Vigilance Commission holds the supervisory control. Under CVC Act 2003, the director of CBI holds a secure tenure of 2 years.

According to the Lokpal Act, as provided in 2014, there is a committee for the appointment of the CBI director, which is headed by the Prime Minister, with members including Leader of Opposition of the single largest opposition party, CJI or a Supreme Court judge. The CBI director can be removed by the President before the expiry of the term. The President requires the consent of the selection committee. However, he can be removed based on misbehavior for which an inquiry needs to be done by a committee consisting of 3 retired SC /HC judges.

Hence, the correct answer is B.