Current Affairs MCQ | 27 April, 2020 | UPSC, PSC, SSC

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1) The President has given his assent to an ordinance passed to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 what will it include?

1) The amendments intend to protect the health workers from harassment by the public.
2) The offences will be cognizable and non bailable
3) There will be provision of compensation to health workers

a) Only 1
b) Only 1 and 2
c) All of the above
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : C

  • In cognisable offences, an officer can take cognizance of and arrest a suspect without seeking a court’s warrant to do so, if she has “reason to believe” that the person has committed the offence and is satisfied that the arrest is necessary on certain enumerated bases.

2) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Cognizable offences

1) They require immediate arrest
2) Within 48 hours of arrest detention is ratified by Judicial Magistrate
3) Cognizable offences are generally heinous or serious in nature

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 3
d) Only 1, 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : B

  • Within 24 hours of arrest detention is ratified by Judicial Magistrate
  • In case of a non-cognizable offence, the police cannot arrest the accused without a warrant as well as cannot start an investigation without the permission of the court.
  • The crimes of forgery, cheating, defamation, public nuisance, etc., fall in the category of non-cognizable crimes.

3) Which of the following article of constitution grants President of India law making power to promulgate ordinance

a) Article 213
b) Article 123
c) Article 121
d) Article 133

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Correct Answer is : B

  • Ordinance is a decree or law promulgated by a state or national government without the consent of the legislature.
  • Article 123 of the Constitution of India grants the President certain law-making powers to promulgate ordinances when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session.
  • Similar powers are given to the Governor of a state to issue ordinances under Article 213 of the Constitution.

4) Which of the following condition(s) must be satisfied for ordinance

1) Ordinances must be approved by Parliament within 30 days of re-assembling
2) The President can promulgate an ordinance only when he is satisfied that there are circumstances that require taking immediate action
3) The President can only promulgate an ordinance when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 3
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : D

  • Ordinances must be approved by Parliament within 6 WEEKS of re-assembling

5) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Reservation

1) The Constitutional 113th Amendment Act of 2019 provided for 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the “economically backward” in the unreserved category.
2) This 10% economic reservation is included in the 50% reservation cap.
3) The Act amended the Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution by adding clauses empowering the government to provide reservation on the basis of economic backwardness

a) Only 1, 2 and 3
b) Only 1 and 2
c) Only 2 and 3
d) Only 3

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Correct Answer is : D

  • Recently, the Supreme Court of India has ruled the January 2000 order of the Governor of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh which provided 100% reservation to Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates in posts of school teachers in Scheduled Areas, unconstitutional.
  • The Constitutional 103rd Amendment Act of 2019 provided for 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward in the unreserved category.
  • This 10% economic reservation is over and above the 50% reservation cap.

 



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