1st January, 2020

1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958? 1. It was passed to curb the terrorist insurgency in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1958. 2. Ministry of Defence is empowered to declare an area as ‘disturbed area’ under the Section 3 of the AFSPA.

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Ministry of Home Affairs is empowered to declare an area as “disturbed area” under the Section 3 of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958. AFSPA was introduced in 1958 to provide special legal security to the armed forces carrying out operations in the troubled areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura (seven sisters). In 1990 the act was extended to the state of Jammu and Kashmir to confront the rising insurgency in the area.

2. Jeevan Reddy Commission of 2005 is related to -

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In 2005 the Jeevan Reddy Commission said that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (1958) should be repealed and the clauses that are required should be included in other Acts.

3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the ‘India State of the Forest Report’? 1. It was first conducted by the Forest Survey of India in the year 1881. 2. It is an annual publication released to throw light on the state of the forests in India.

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The report is published by the Forest Survey of India. It started biennially in the year 1987 with 16 such reports so far. IFSR 2019 is the 16th report in the series.

4. Which of the following states of India has topped the NITI Aayog SDG Index?

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Kerala has topped the States in progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while Bihar is at the bottom of the NITI Aayog’s SDG Index.

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