3rd January 2020

1. Section 29A of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 is related to -

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Section 8 of Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 deals with the disqualification of convicted candidates. Registration of political parties is governed by the provisions of Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. An association seeking registration under the said Section has to submit an application to the Commission within a period of 30 days following the date of its formation, as per the guidelines prescribed by the Commission in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 324 of the Constitution of India and Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

2. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Swarna Jayanti Fellowships? 1. It is instituted to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of India’s independence for the year 2022. 2. It is awarded to young scientists with proven track record being supported by the Department of Science and Technology.

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The Swarna Jayanti Fellowships scheme was instituted by Government of India to commemorate India's fiftieth year of independence. Under this scheme, a selected number of young scientists, with proven track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology. The awardees are supported by Department of Science & Technology, for fellowship and research.

3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about the Gaganyaan Mission? 1. It is a human space flight mission scheduled for the year 2024. 2. It is proposed to send three human spaceflights to a 400-km orbit under the Gaganyaan schedule. 3. Russian Soyuz capsule will be used to send the astronauts in the space.

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Gaganyaan is the ₹10,000-crore Indian human space flight scheduled for 2022. It is designed to have 3-7 crew members spend 3-7 days in space in a 400-km orbit. GSLV Mk III, also called the LVM-3 (Launch Vehicle Mark-3) the three-stage heavy lift launch vehicle, will be used to launch Gaganyaan as it has the necessary payload capability. Under the Gaganyaan schedule, three flights will be sent in orbit. Of the three, there will be two unmanned flights and one human spaceflight.

4. PPRTS system launched by the Election Commission relates to -

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In order to enable applicants to track the status of the application, the Election Commission has launched a “Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS)”. The salient feature in the PPRTMS is that the applicant, who is applying for party registration from 1st January, 2020 will be able to track the progress of his/her application and will get status update through SMS and e-mail. The status can be tracked through the Commission’s web portal.

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