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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 25th Feb 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 25th Feb. 2021.
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#1. Senkaku Islands or Diaoyu Islands are located in:

ANS: (B) East China Sea

Explanation:

  • The Senkaku Islands dispute, or Diaoyu Islands dispute, concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu Islands in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Tiaoyutai Islands in the Republic of China (ROC or Taiwan).
  • They are a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.
  • It concerns a territorial dispute between Japan and China.

#2. Consider the following statements with respect to the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme:

1. It aims to give companies incentives on incremental sales from products manufactured in domestic units.

2. It offers incentives to boost domestic manufacturing and cut down on import bills.

3. The scheme has been extended to the pharmaceuticals sector and IT hardware.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

ANS: (C) 1, 2 and 3

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Explanation:

  • In March 2020, the central government introduced a scheme that aims to give companies incentives on incremental sales from products manufactured in domestic units.
  • The scheme was introduced to boost domestic manufacturing and cut down on import bills.
  • Apart from inviting foreign companies to set shop in India, the scheme also aims to encourage local companies to set up or expand existing manufacturing units.
  • The objective is to make India more compliant with WTO (World Trade Organisation) commitments and also make it non-discriminatory and neutral with respect to domestic sales and exports.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the pharmaceuticals and IT hardware sectors, among others.

#3. With reference to PM Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat scheme, consider the following statements:

1. This scheme was launched in the Union Budget 2021-22.

2. It aims to develop capacities of the tertiary health care systems only in the aspirational districts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (A) 1 only

Explanation
  • Recently, the Prime Minister talked about the need to address health issues in a holistic manner and to adopt a four-pronged strategy for a healthy India that includes implementing the PM Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat scheme.
  • This scheme was announced in the Union Budget 2021-22. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
  • It aims to develop capacities of primary, secondary as well as tertiary care health systems throughout the country. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.

#4. Consider the following statements with respect to President’s Rule in a state:

1. President’s Rule is valid initially for a period of six months. Later, it can be extended for a period of five years with parliamentary approval annually.

2. When President’s rule is imposed, the governor carries on with the administration of the state on behalf of the President.

3. Revocation of the President’s rule in a state does not require approval by the Parliament.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

ANS: (B) 2 and 3 only

Explanation:

  • President’s Rule is initially valid for a period of six months. Later, it can be extended for a period of three years with parliamentary approval, every six months.
  • When President’s rule is imposed, the governor carries on with the administration of the state on behalf of the President.
  • President’s Rule can be revoked anytime after such a proclamation has been made by a subsequent proclamation by the President. A proclamation of revocation does not require approval by the Parliament.
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