28th December 2019

1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about ‘National Population Register’ exercise? 1. It covers the Indian citizens residing in India. 2. It aims to prepare to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country.

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The NPR is a register of usual residents of the country. It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR. It includes both Indian citizens as well as a foreign citizen. The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country.

2. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about the ‘National Population Register’ exercise? 1. It is not mandatory for any of the citizen of India and he/she may opt out of the exercise. 2. Delimitation of constituencies are carried out through the NPR data.

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NPR is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR. Delimitation of constituencies are done based upon the data gathered through the Census of India.

3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the QUAD grouping? 1. It was first proposed in 2015 during the G20 Brisbane Summit in 2014. 2. It is a formal dialogue between India, the United States, Japan and Australia. 3. Malabar Naval Exercise has started off after the QUAD’s first inter-ministerial dialogue.

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Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is an informal strategic dialogue between the United States, Japan, Australia and India. It was first initiated in 2007 by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise involving the United States, Japan and India as permanent partners. Originally begun in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between India and the United States, Japan became a permanent partner in 2015. Past non-permanent participants also include Australia and Singapore.

4. Which of the following are the permanent members of the Malabar Exercise, apart from India? 1. United States 2. Australia 3. Japan 4. Singapore

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Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise involving the United States, Japan and India as permanent partners. Originally begun in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between India and the United States, Japan became a permanent partner in 2015. Past non-permanent participants also include Australia and Singapore.

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