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Questions to Practice Current Affairs based on Comprehension for CLAT

Questions to Practice Current Affairs based on Comprehension for CLAT

Questions to Practice Current Affairs based on Comprehension for CLAT

Passage 1

The Ministry of Defence has issued the formal government sanction letter for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) to Women Officers in the Indian Army, paving the way for empowering Women Officers to shoulder larger roles in the organisation, said Indian Army spokesperson. The order specifies grant of permanent commission to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) Women Officers in all ten streams of the Indian Army​​ i.e.​​ Army Air Defence (AAD), Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Army Service Corps (ASC), Army Ordnance Corps (AOC), and Intelligence Corps in addition to the existing streams of Judge and Advocate General (JAG) and Army Educational Corps (AEC). Their Selection Board will be scheduled as soon as all affected SSC women officers exercise their option and complete requisite documentation.​​ Earlier this month, the Supreme Court​​ had granted one more month to the Centre to implement its verdict directing that permanent commission be given to all serving SSC women officers in the Army. The top court’s direction came on an application filed by the Centre seeking six months' time for implementation of the verdict citing the Covid-19 pandemic.​​ During the hearing, the Centre told the bench that decision making on the issue is at a final stage and only formal orders remain to be issued. In a landmark verdict on February 17, the top court had directed that women officers in the Army be granted permanent commission and command postings, rejecting the Centre's stand of their physiological limitations as being based on "sex stereotypes" and "gender discrimination against women".​​ It had earlier directed the Centre that within three months, all serving SSC women officers have to be considered for Permanent Commissions irrespective of them having crossed 14 years or, as the case may be, 20 years of service.​​ The top court had noted that Indian Army has sanctioned 50,266 posts for officers, while the posts currently occupied are 40,825 including 1,653 by women officers.​​ It had noted that there is shortage of 9,441 officers in the Indian Army.​​ There are total of 1,653 women officers which is a miniscule 4 % of the total strength of commissioned officers in the Army, it had said.​​ The total of 1,653 officers includes -- 77 having above 20 years of service, 255 having service tenure between 14 and 20 years and the fate of 322 women officers was to be decided by the verdict of the apex court.

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  • Who is currently serving as the Chief of Army staff?

  • General Bipin Rawat

  • General Manoj Mukund Narvane

  • General Bikram Singh

  • President of India

 

  • Which of the following Indian Military Combat Aircraft is currently in service in Indian Armed Forces?

 

  • Which of the following operates under Ministry of Defence?

  • Border Road Organisation

  • Indian Coast Guard

  • Border Security Force

  • Central Bureau of Investigation

 

  • The highest Military Award given for displaying distinguished acts of valour during wartime

  • Shaurya Chakra

  • Kirti Chakra

  • Param Vir Chakra

  • Ashok Chakra

 

  • Who is known as the father of Indian​​ Air Force?

  • Air Marshall Subroto Mukharjee

  • Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw

  • MIAF Arjan Singh

  • None of the above

Passage 2

India captain Virat Kohli remained the only cricketer to be included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 put forward by Forbes magazine. The right-handed batsman is also the only Indian athlete to be featured in the list. According to Forbes, Kohli had an estimated total earnings of $26 million ($24m from endorsements and $2m from salary/winnings). He made a jump of over 30 places from 2019, as he was positioned at the 66th spot in this year’s list.​​ The factors that went into Forbes’ calculation were athletes’ revenue, including prize money, salaries, contract bonuses, endorsements, royalties, and appearance fees from June 1, 2019, until June 1, 2020. This is the second year in a row that Kohli has become the only Indian to feature in the Forbes’ list of top 100 highest-paid athletes. In 2019, he was positioned at the 100th place with an estimated earnings of $25 million.​​ Meanwhile,​​ Roger Federer has become the first from his sport to top Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes. With an estimated $106.3 million earned over the past 12 months, Federer edged out Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from the top spot.​​ The three athletes immediately below Federer are all football players with Ronaldo on second with estimated earnings of $105 million. His arch​​ rival​​ Lionel Messi is third with an estimated $104 million while Brazil’s Neymar comes fourth with $95.5 million.

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  • Lionel Messi plays for which of the following clubs?

  • Manchester united

  • Manchester City

  • F C Barcelona

  • Real Madrid

 

  • Forbes is a company based in

  • United Kingdom

  • France

  • United States of America

  • Italy

 

  • Which of the following facts about Roger Federer is not true?

  • He has been featured in Forbes List

  • He is a tennis player

  • He is a Russian.

  • Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon men's singles titles

 

  • Which of the following has been featured in the Forbes List 2020 among the​​ top 10 world's highest-paid actors?

  • Shah Rukh Khan

  • Deepika Padukne

  • Akshay Kumar

  • Amitabh Bacchan

 

  • How many times Virat​​ Kohli has been featured in the Forbes​​ List?

  • Once

  • Twice

  • Thrice

  • Five times

Answers

Passage 1

  • (b)

  • (d)

  • (b)

  • (c)

  • (a)

Passage 2

  • (c)

  • (c)

  • (c)

  • (c)

  • (b)

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