Bills and acts current affairs

Bills and acts current affairs

Question 1 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which state passed the Official Language (Amendment) Bill 2019 to make Sanskrit the second official language in the state?
A
Rajasthan
B
Madhya Pradesh
C
Karnataka
D
Himachal Pradesh
Question 1 Explanation: 
The Himachal Pradesh Assembly passed the Official Language (Amendment) Bill 2019 to make Sanskrit the second official language in the state. The bill was introduced in the Assembly by Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh. Once given assent by the Governor, it will amend the Himachal Pradesh Official language Act, 1975. Now, Hindi is the official language of Himachal Pradesh. The Assembly also renamed Himachal Pradesh University of Health Sciences after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.






Question 2 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Name the country that amended the Offensive Weapons Bill 2018 to ensure the right to possession of kirpans by Sikhs.
A
United States
B
France
C
Germany
D
United Kingdom
Question 2 Explanation: 
The United Kingdom government amended the Offensive Weapons Bill 2018 to ensure right to possession of kirpans by Sikhs. The move would maintain status quo in continuing to legally safeguard the sale, possession and use of large kirpans and to not criminalise the Sikh community for the sale or possession of one. The move was led by the first female Sikh MP in the House of Commons, MP Preet Kaur Gill. The bill is aimed at strengthening existing legislative measures on offensive weapons, focusing on corrosive substances, knives and certain types of firearm. It would also ban the sale of corrosive substances to anyone under the age of 18.
Question 3 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified that farmers do not need to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) for cash sale of their produce up to Rs ..... a day?
A
2 lakh
B
2.5 lakh
C
3 lakh
D
5 lakh
Question 3 Explanation: 
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified that farmers do not need to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) for cash sale of their produce up to Rs 2 lakh a day.






Question 4 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
The bill cleared by Union Cabinet to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan is;
A
Nationality Approval Amendment Bill
B
Citizenship Amendment Bill
C
Immigration Amendment Bill
D
Immigrants Support Amendment Bill
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill thus providing Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan. First introduced in Parliament in 2016, the bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act 1955. It enables grant of Indian nationality to people from minority communities - Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians- from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of residence in India instead of 12 even if they don't possess any proper document. This would, however, nullify the 1985 Assam Accord under which any foreign national, irrespective of religion, who had entered the state after 1971 should be deported.
Question 5 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
The Parliament of this country approved a Bill to counter terrorist financing.
A
Afghanistan
B
Syria
C
Iran
D
Russia
Question 5 Explanation: 
Iran's Parliament approved a Bill to counter terrorist financing. It was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners. The objective of the Bill is to bring Iran's laws in line with international standards and allow it to join the UN Terrorism Financing Convention. The Bill, that was put forward by Iran's government, is a bid to meet demands by the international Financial Action Task Force (FATF). FATF urged Iran to tighten its laws against money laundering and terror financing. The issue has become particularly pressing since the United States walked out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran earlier this year and began reimposing sanctions.






Question 6 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
The assembly of this state passed a Bill to give land rights to enclave dwellers recently.
A
Odisha
B
West Bengal
C
Andra Pradesh
D
Madhya Pradesh
Question 6 Explanation: 
The West Bengal Assembly unanimously passed a Bill to give land rights to enclave dwellers in north Bengal, ending an era of uncertain future for the people residing in those enclaves. Bangladesh and India had exchanged a total of 162 enclaves on Aug 1, 2015, ending one of the world's most-complex border disputes that had lingered for seven decades since Independence. The Bill will help in the distribution of land-right documents to the people of the enclaves in the border district of Cooch Behar, the chief minister said, adding that the state government was working hard to give beneficiaries their due.
Question 7 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which state Cabinet passed the Bills for 5% reservation for Kapu and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) recently?
A
Karnataka
B
Telangana
C
TamilNadu
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 7 Explanation: 
The Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed the Bills for 5% reservation each for the Kapus (Kapus, Telaga, Ontari and Balija sub-castes) and other Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the general category consequent to the 103rd amendment to the Constitution. The Bills are the A.P. EWSs of Citizens (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions and of Appointments or Posts in the Public Services under the State for Kapus) Bill, 2019 and the A.P. EWS other than Kapus (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions and of Appointments or Posts in Public Services under the State) Bill, 2019. The Assembly also passed the A.P. Backward Classes Sub-Plan (Planning, Allocation, and Utilisation of Financial Resources) Bill, 2019 (BC Sub-Plan) after brief debate on its modalities.






Question 8 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Bill passed by Lok Sabha that aims to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce in five personal laws.
A
Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018
B
Family Welfare Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018
C
Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018
D
Separation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018
Question 8 Explanation: 
The Lok Sabha has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The bill was moved by Minister of State for Law PP Chaudhary. The bill was introduced as various recommendations were made to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce. The bill seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce in five personal laws Hindu Marriage Act(1955), Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act(1939), Divorce Act(1869), Special Marriage Act(1954) and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act(1956). In 2010 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Resolution on the 'Elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members', which was signed and ratified by India. The Law Commission of India in its 256th Report recommended the elimination of discrimination against people affected by the disease. Leprosy is a chronic infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes.
Question 9 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which state Assembly passes Anti-mob Violence Bill recently?
A
Uttarkhand
B
Bihar
C
Assam
D
Manipur
Question 9 Explanation: 
The Manipur Assembly has passed a bill which recommends life imprisonment for those involved in mob violence if it results in the death of a person. Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who also holds charge of the Home department, moved the 'The Manipur Protection from Mob Violence Bill, 2018' in the state Assembly. The bill was passed by the Assembly unanimously. It recommends a rigorous life imprisonment term if the crime results in the death of a victim. The bill was introduced in the Assembly in the wake of incidents of mob lynchings in the state.






Question 10 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) would be set up for .....?
A
Conservation of Cows
B
Protection of Cows
C
Progeny of Cows
D
All of the above
Question 10 Explanation: 
The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for the establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) for conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny. It will lead to the development of the cattle population in the country including the development and conservation of indigenous breeds. It will result in the growth of the livestock sector which is more inclusive, benefit women, and small and marginal farmers.
Question 11 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
The bill passed by the Parliament that seeks to do away with the no-detention policy in schools.
A
Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018
B
Right to Free Education for Everyone (Amendment) Bill, 2019
C
Right to Education and Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2019
D
Educational Institutions Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2018
Question 11 Explanation: 
The Parliament passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that seeks to do away with the no-detention policy in schools. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, was moved in the Rajya-Sabha by Union minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar and was passed by a voice vote. It is already passed by the Lower House (Lok-Sabha) on July 18 2018. Under current provisions of the Section 16 of the Act, no student can be detained up to class 8th but as per the amendment, it would be left to the States to decide whether to continue the no-detention policy. 25 states have favoured abolishing the no-detention policy. The bill provides for regular examination in classes V and VIII. The MHRD Minister assured that no child will be excluded from school in case he or she fails and such children will be provided two-month remedial teaching to perform better in another examination to be conducted by their schools. If the students still do not pass the exam, the state government may decide to detain them.






Question 12 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which of the following Forest Ordinance Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha?
A
Indian forest act bamboo bill 2019
B
Indian forest act bamboo bill 2017
C
Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2018
D
Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017
Question 12 Explanation: 
The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The bill replaces Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind in November 2017 and amends Indian Forest Act, 1927. Though bamboo was taxonomically a grass, it was earlier defined as a tree under the Indian Forest Act, 1927 and its felling and transit required permission. It was a major impediment for bamboo cultivation by farmers on non-forest land. The bill omits bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition of trees. The omission thereby exempts it from requiring permits for felling or transportation of bamboo grown in non-forest areas. With this, bamboo grown in non-forest areas ceases to be a tree. It will encourage bamboo plantation by farmers, which will contribute to doubling farmers income by 2022.
Question 13 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which of the following country's Parliament approved Anti-Defection Bill?
A
Maldives
B
Mauritius
C
Fiji
D
Seychelles
Question 13 Explanation: 
The Maldives Parliament has approved the anti-defection bill with retrospective effect amidst the boycott by opposition MPs. According to the bill, MPs elected on political party tickets will lose their seat if they leave their party, get expelled, or switch parties. The bill would take effect from 13th July 2017, meaning that the 12 MPs that switched to the Opposition last year would lose their seats. The bill was passed with 35 votes as opposition MPs continued to boycott the settings.






Question 14 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which state assembly has passed bill to end the minimum education criterion for panchayat and civic poll candidates, recently?
A
Bihar
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Maharashtra
D
Rajasthan
Question 14 Explanation: 
The Rajasthan Assembly has recently passed two Bills which seek to end the minimum education criterion for panchayat and civic poll candidates. The House passed by voice vote the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The previous Vasundhara Raje-led government had introduced education criterion in 2015 which required a candidate to pass Class X for contesting zila parishad, panchayat samiti and municipal elections. Defending the bill, Panchayati Raj Minister Sachin Pilot stated that the previous Act was against the basics of the Constitution. Society cannot be divided on the basis of education. He further stated that education criterion should first be introduced for contesting Assembly and parliamentary elections.
Question 15 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Name the bill passed by the Lok Sabha for regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology.
A
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019
B
The DNA Reference Regulation Bill, 2019
C
Science and Technology Applications Regulation Bill, 2019
D
Bio-Information Usage Regulation Bill, 2019
Question 15 Explanation: 
The Lok Sabha passed "The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019"by voice vote after a brief discussion. The Bill has been formulated recognizing the need for regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology, for establishing identity of missing persons, victims, offenders, under trials and unknown deceased persons. The bill was introduced by Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had set up a DNA profiling advisory committee. The key components of this Bill include establishment of a DNA Regulatory Board and accreditation of DNA laboratories undertaking DNA testing, analysing. Establishment of the National and Regional DNA Data Banks, as envisaged in the Bill, will assist in forensic investigations. The Bill will add value in empowering the criminal justice delivery system by enabling the application of DNA evidence, which is considered the gold standard in crime investigations.






Question 16 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which of the following amendment bill will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID for opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone connection?
A
Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016
B
Aadhaar card (Amendment) 2019
C
Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017
D
Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018
Question 16 Explanation: 
The Lok Sabha passed a Bill to amend the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The amendment will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for obtaining services such as opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone connection. The Bill also gives a minor the option to opt out of the 12-digit identity scheme on attaining the age of 18. It provides for stiff penalties for violation of norms set for the use of Aadhaar and bans service providers from storing core biometric information and Aadhaar number of individuals who voluntarily offer it as a means of authentication.
Question 17 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Name the bill that was passed in the Parliament that seeks to clarify that allottees under a real estate project should be treated as financial creditors.
A
Recovery of Non-Performing Assets Bill, 2017
B
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018
C
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (First Amendment) Bill, 2017
D
Recovery of Non-Performing Assets (Amendment) Bill, 2018
Question 17 Explanation: 
Parliament has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 with the Rajya Sabha's approval. The Bill seeks to clarify that allottees under a real estate project should be treated as financial creditors. Home buyers will get due representation in the Committee of Creditors and make them an important part of decision making process. Setting up of a special dispensation for small sector enterprises has also been made.






Question 18 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
President Ram Nath Kovind approved Early Childhood Care and Education Centers (Registration and Regulation) Bill 2017 for which of the following state?
A
Meghalaya
B
Himachal Pradesh
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Andra Pradesh
Question 18 Explanation: 
President Ram Nath Kovind approved two state bills of Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh. They are The Himachal Pradesh Early Childhood Care and Education Centers (Registration and Regulation) Bill 2017. And The Tamil Nadu Vanniyakula Kshatriya Public Charitable Trusts and Endowments (Protection and Maintenance) Bill 2018.
Question 19 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has launched QR-enabled fridge magnets for digital payment of bills along with SignCatch and this bank.
A
Axis Bank
B
ICICI Bank
C
HDFC Bank
D
SBI
Question 19 Explanation: 
New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) launched a "smart"initiative to distribute quick response-enabled smiley fridge magnets to its consumers. This is a collaborative project between: NDMC, a Delhi-based retail tech startup called SignCatch and the Axis Bank for the initiative.






Question 20 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which state assembly passed a Bill for total liquor prohibition?
A
Mizoram
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Andra Pradesh
D
Rajasthan
Question 20 Explanation: 
Mizoram assembly passed a bill to bring back total prohibition of liquor in the northeastern state after four years. The state government decided to prohibit the manufacture, import, sale, and consumption of liquor for the common people for their general health. Earlier total prohibition was in force in Mizoram from 1997 to 2015.
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