26th December 2019

1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Census of India? 1. First decennial census was done in the year 1872. 2. Census 2021 will be the 14th census in the country and 8th after Independence. 3. There is no statutory backing for Census of India and it is regulated by an executive decision.

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Decennial Population Census is being conducted in India synchronously since 1872 without break. Census 2021 will be 16th Census in the country and 8th after independence. The Census Act, 1948 and the Census Rules, 1990 provide the legal framework for conduct of Census.

2. Which of the following item(s) are covered in the data collection for the ‘Census of India’? 1. Housing Condition 2. Economic Activity 3. Migration 4. Fertility 5. Amenities and Assets 6. Religion

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Census is the biggest source of primary data at village, town and ward level providing micro level data on various parameters including Housing Condition; Amenities & Assets, Demography, Religion, SC & ST, Language, Literacy & Education, Economic Activity, Migration and Fertility.

3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? 1. Census of India (2021) will cover the entire country except Assam. 2. National Population Register (2021) will cover the entire country including Assam.

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It is actually the reverse. Census of India will cover the entire population in the country while NPR will also cover all the population except in the state of Assam.

4. Consider the following statement(s) about ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’? 1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme which aims to improve groundwater management. 2. It will be implemented in the entire country for a period of five years.

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The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the implementation of the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL), a Central Sector Scheme with a total outlay of Rs.6000 crore to be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-21 to 2024-25). The scheme aims to improve ground water management through community participation in identified priority areas in seven States, viz. Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

5. Consider the following statement(s) about the ‘Chief of Defence Staff’ - 1. He will be a 4-star rank general working as a military adviser to the Raksha Mantri on all tri-services matter. 2. He will command the tri-services command related to cyber and space fields. 3. He will also chair the Defence Acquisition Council and Defence Planning Committee.

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CDS will administer tri-services organisations. Tri-service agencies/organisations/commands related to Cyber and Space will be under the command of the CDS. CDS will be member of Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Raksha Mantri and Defence Planning Committee chaired by NSA. Function as the Military Adviser to the Nuclear Command Authority. The Union Cabinet has approved to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief. The Chief of Defence Staff will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), to be created within the Ministry of Defence and function as its Secretary. He will act as the Principal Military Adviser to Raksha Mantri on all tri-Services matters.

6. Consider the following statement(s) about the ‘Chief of Defence Staff’ - 1. He will perform military command over the three service chiefs i.e. the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. 2. All capital acquisitions for the three services will be overseen by the Chief of Defence Staff.

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CDS will not exercise any military command, including over the three Service Chiefs, so as to be able to provide impartial advice to the political leadership. As the Secretary to Department of Military Affairs, he will oversee the procurement exclusive to the Services except capital acquisitions, as per prevalent rules and procedures.

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