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At present, the Supreme Court consists of thirty-one judges. What is the procedure to increase the number of judges?

[A] Collegium recommendation
[B] Executive action
[C] Parliamentary legislation
[D] Constitutional amendment

Correct Answer: C [Parliamentary legislation]


The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in the "Parliament". In the Indian Constitution, Parliament is authorized to regulate judges.

The Supreme Court of India is the supreme judicial body of India and the highest court of the Republic of India under the constitution. It is the most senior constitutional court, and has the power of judicial review.

‘Formosa Strait’ separates

[A] Cuba from USA
[B] Spain from Morocco
[C] China from Taiwan
[D] Australia from New Zealand

Correct Answer: C [China from Taiwan]


Self Expalanatory

The National Sports University Bill establishes a National Sports University located in

[A] Goa
[B] Chhattisgarh
[C] Manipur
[D] Kerala

Correct Answer: C [Manipur]


National Sports University is a central university, located in Imphal, Manipur, India with specialization in sports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid foundation stone for National Sports University on 16 March 2018. Courses offered are Bachelor of Physical Education & Sports, B.Sc., M.Sc. and M.A.

Recently in the news, what is unique about the ‘Sabre Engine’ being developed by the company ‘Reaction Engines Limited’?

[A] It is a jet engine that consumes only half the fuel that traditional aircraft engines utilise to generate the same thrust
[B] It is a part jet engine, part rocket engine that will enable hypersonic travel around the earth
[C] This engine will power NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology based X-planes that will enable supersonic travel around the earth
[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: B [It is a part jet engine, part rocket engine that will enable hypersonic travel around the earth]


ABRE is a concept under development by Reaction Engines Limited for a hypersonic precooled hybrid air-breathing rocket engine. The engine is being designed to achieve single-stage-to-orbit capability, propelling the proposed Skylon spaceplane to low Earth orbit. Reaction Engines Limited is a British aerospace manufacturer based in Oxfordshire, England.

The ‘Innovation for Defence Excellence’ scheme will set up defence inno-vation hubs throughout the country to provide necessary incubation and infrastructure support to start-ups in the defence sector. In the context of startups, what are ‘incubators’? 1.These are organisations that work by enrolling startups in time-sensitive and very intensive programmes that offer mentorship and office space 2.They offer access to capital and investment in return for startup equity Select the correct answer using the code given below

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: D [Neither 1 nor 2]


Accelerators are organizations that offer a range of support services and funding opportunities for startups. They tend to work by enrolling startups in months-long programs that offer mentorship, office space and supply chain resources. More importantly, business accelerator programs offer access to capital and investment in return for startup equity. Startups essentially ‘graduate’ from their accelerator program after three or four months — which means that development projects are time-sensitive and very intensive. An incubator is essentially an organization that provides startups with a shared operation space. Incubators also provide young businesses with networking opportunities, mentoring resources and access to shared equipment. This concept of a creative haven for startups has been around for a pretty long time, but rose to prominence in the 1980s after a large number of colleges and universities began to launch school-affiliated incubators in order to bolster entrepreneurship and employability. Because of that academic affiliation, a large number of startup incubators are run as nonprofits. They generally won’t ask for equity in a company in return for access to funding or resources in the way that accelerators do. As a result, startups generally receive far less access to capital by joining an incubator than they could expect to receive from an accelerator.