Today's Questions - 29 August 2021
1. After the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place which committee/commission was appointed to investigate the incident?
(a) Hunter Commission
(b) Linlithgow Committee
(c) The Disorders Inquiry Committee
(d) Both (a) and (c)
Explanation: Option (d) is correct
It was on October 14, 1919, full six months after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, that the Government of India, with approval of the Secretary of State for India, Edwin Montagu, instituted a committee to investigate not only the Jallianwala Bagh incident at Amritsar but also the disturbances which took place in Bombay, Delhi and Punjab. Accordingly the Disorders Inquiry Committee (popularly known as Hunter Commission) was set up with Lord William Hunter, a former Solicitor General of Scotland as the president with seven members. These included Justice G C Rankin, Judge of the High Court at Calcutta, W F Rice, ICS, Additional Secretary to the Government of India, Home Department, Major General Sir George Barrow, Commanding the Peshawar Division, Pandit Jagat Narayan, Member of the Legislative Council of the Lieutenant Governor of the United Provinces, Thomas Smith, Member of the Legislative Council of the Lieutenant Governor of the United Provinces, Sir Chimanlal Harilal Setalvad, Advocate of the High Court of Bombay and Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad Khan, Bar-At-Law, Member of Appeals, Gwalior State.
2. Recently, Ornamental Fish Trade Centre has been proposed to set up in which city of India?
(d) None of the above
Explanation: Option (b) is correct
Fisheries and Fishermen Welfare Minister, told the Assembly that an ornamental fish trade centre would be set up at Kolathur in Chennai, a hub for ornamental fish.
The Rs.50 crore project, on a par with international quality, would be implemented through public-private partnership to benefit 2,000 families that are breeding, selling and exporting ornamental fish.
An integrated ornamental fish culture demonstration Centre at the Fisheries College and Research Institute at Thoothukudi at a cost of Rs.3.2 crore.
Since there was a demand for viral (snakehead fish), the department would set up a hatchery at Agaram in Cuddalore district at a cost of Rs.40 lakh to increase productivity.
3. With regard to ICGS Vigraha, consider the following statements:
1. ICGS Vigraha is seventh in the series of Offshore Petrol Vessel (OPVs).
2. ICGS Vigraha has been built indigenously by DRDO.
3. The ship is equipped with integrated bridge system, integrated platform management system, automated power management system and high-power external fire-fighting system.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Statement 1 is correct: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Vigraha, seventh in the series of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), has been commissioned by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Chennai.
Statement 2 is incorrect: The 98-meter OPV, with a complement of 11 officers and 110 sailors, has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Limited. It is fitted with advanced technology radars, navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery capable of operating in tropical sea conditions. The vessel is armed with a 40/60 Bofors gun and fitted with two 12.7 mm Stabilised Remote Control Gun with fire control system.
Statement 3 is correct: The ship is equipped with integrated bridge system, integrated platform management system, automated power management system and high-power external fire-fighting system.
The ship is also designed to carry one twin-engine helicopter and four high speed boats for boarding operation, search & rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to contain oil spill at sea. The ship displaces approximately 2,200 tons and is propelled by two 9100 KW diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 26 nautical miles per hour with endurance of 5000 nm at economical speed.
4. As part of Gaganyaan Human Space Flight programme, Indian Air Force pilots have completed their training in which country’s space academy?
(d) European Union
Explanation: Option (a) is correct
In March this year, four Indian Air Force (IAF) officers completed a year-long training in the Russian Space Academy as part of India’s Gaganyaan human space flight programme. They will soon return to Russia for getting their space suits made as per individual specifications.
“Having completed their training, they returned home… We also expect our astronauts to return to Russia for very specific tasks. The space suits are being stitched in Russia and they will be coming here to Moscow to undertake tailoring measurements,” Ambassador of India to Russia D.B. Venkatesh Varma told The Hindu. So this will be a happy occasion when we will see our astronauts back in Moscow though for a brief time, he stated.
5. Recently, which state government adopted the special resolution and urged the union government to repeal three farm laws?
(d) Tamil Nadu
Explanation: Option (d) is correct
The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Saturday adopted a special resolution moved by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin that urged the Union government to repeal the three contentious farm laws. While legislators of the AIADMK and BJP walked out of the House opposing the resolution, their ally PMK, voted in favour of it.
The DMK government also announced that it would withdraw cases registered against farmer associations and political parties over their protests against these farm laws.