ISRO’s ‘Rohini’ series of rockets are classified as
[A] Sounding Rockets
[B] Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicles
[C] Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles
[D] Reusable Launch Vehicles
Correct Answer: A [Sounding Rockets]
Sounding rockets are one or two stage solid propellant rockets used for probing the upper atmospheric regions and for space research. They also serve as easily affordable platforms to test or prove prototypes of new components or subsystems intended for use in launch vehicles and satellites. With the establishment of the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) in 1963 at Thumba, a location close to the magnetic equator (THIS image shows the magnetic equator in green), there was a quantum jump in the scope for aeronomy and atmospheric sciences in India.
ISRO has developed a series of sounding rockets called Rohini series, important among them being RH-200, RH-300 and RH-560, number in the name indicating the diameter of the rocket in mm.
Which among the following legislations were introduced following the British Government’s declaration that its “objective was the gradual introduction of responsible government in India”?
[A] Government of India Act of 1858
[B] Morley-Minto Reforms
[C] Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms
[D] Government of India Act of 1935
Correct Answer: C [Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms]
“It is argued that in the thirty years before Independence, there had been a slow and incremental development of representative institutions in
On August 20, 1917, the British Government declared, for the first time, that its objective was the gradual introduction of responsible government in India. The Government of India Act of 1919 was thus enacted, which came into force in 1921.
The initiative for ‘Champion Sectors’ will be spearheaded by
[A] Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
[B] Ministry of Science and Tech-nology
[C] Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Department of Commerce
[D] NITI Aayog
Correct Answer: C [Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Department of Commerce]
The Group of Secretaries in their recommendations to the Prime Minister, had identified ten Champion Sectors, including seven manufacturing related sectors and three services sectors, for promoting their development and achieving their potential It was subsequently decided that Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, the nodal department for ‘Make in India’, would spearhead the initiative for the Champion Sectors in manufacturing and Department of Commerce would coordinate the proposed initiative for the Champion Sectors in Services.
The International Waterbird Census, of which forms the Asian Waterbird Census a part, is coordinated by
[A] Convention on Migratory Species
[C] Wetlands International
[D] BirdLife International
Correct Answer: C [Wetlands International]
The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) is an integral part of the global waterbird monitoring programme, the International Waterbird Census (IWC), coordinated by Wetlands International.
The IWC, coordinated by Wetlands International, is a monitoring programme operating in 143 countries to collect information on the numbers of waterbirds at wetland sites.
The Rule of Law Index which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide is released by
[A] International Court of Justice, The Hague
[B] International Criminal Court, The Hague
[C] National Law School of India University, Bangalore
[D] World Justice Project (WJP)
Correct Answer: D [World Justice Project (WJP)]
The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary and non-profit organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide.
The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors (not required to be mugged up): Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.
In the news: India ranks 62 in the 2017-18 list. With the exception of Afghanistan, which stayed in 111th place, all of the countries in the South Asian region improved in the global ranks. Nepal is the top performer in the index; it is ranked 58.