TOD of 05.03.2018

Q1. According to the data compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which among the following country is ranked the lowest on an annual Global Democracy Index?
North Korea
According to the data compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), North Korea is ranked the lowest at 167th, while Syria is a notch better at 167th place on an annual Global Democracy Index.

Q2. Gir Forest National Park is situated in which of the following Indian state?
Madhya Pradesh
West Bengal
Gir National Park is one of the most popular national parks in Gujarat for its thriving population of the Asiatic Lion. The rare species of animals found here are Asiatic Lions, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Jungle Cats, Spectacled Cobra and several rare species of birds are also found here.

Q3. World Tourism Day is observed on which of the following date?
September 16
April 27
September 27
October 3
February 30
Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism.

Q4. Which city is served by Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport?
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport is a public airport that principally serves Indore and adjacent regions in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. It is the busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh and is located 8 km west of Indore.

Q5. What is the name of the program initiated by the government which is responsible for water supply in around 500 cities?
Nirmal Jal Yojana
Amrita Program
Aradhana Program
Amrut Program
None of the given options is true
Amrut Program is initiated by the govt which is responsible for water supply in around 500 cities.

Directions (6-10): Read the following information and answer the questions that follow: 

There are seven persons A, B, C, D, E, F and G based in Delhi. Each of them is from a different state, has a different profession, and plays a different instrument. C, a doctor, is from Bihar. E and F play mandolin and violin, though not necessarily in that order. A is not from Kerala. The person from Kerala is an engineer and plays guitar. The lawyer plays sitar. The businessman from UP plays violin. The teacher and the cricketer play flute and piano, though not necessarily in that order. F is a pilot. The Maharashtrian is a teacher. The Gujarati plays piano. G, a Punjabi, does not play sarod. B is a cricketer. E is not from Nagaland.

Q6. Which state does F belong to?
Can’t say

Q7. Which instrument does B play?
Can’t say
None of these

Q8. Which instrument does C play?
None of these

Q9. What is D’s profession?
Can’t say
None of these

Q10. Which state does E belong to?
Can’t say
None of these

Q11. If train runs at 40 Km/h, it reaches its destination late by 11 minutes but if it runs at 50 Km/h it is late by 5 minutes only. The correct time for the train to complete its journey is
13 minutes
15 minutes
19 minutes
21 minutes
16 minutes

Q12. Three vessels contain equal mixtures of milk and water in the ratio 6 : 1, 5 : 2 and 3 : 1 respectively. If all the solutions are mixed together, the ratio of milk to water in the final mixture will be:
64 : 65
65 : 64
19 : 65
65 : 19

Q13. 1 year ago, a mother was 4 times older to her son. After 6 years, her age becomes more than double her son’s age by 5 years. The present ratio of mother and son age will be:
13 : 12
3 : 1
11 : 3
25 : 7

Q14. A man divided his share to his sons A and B in such a way that the interest received by A at 15% per annum for 3 years is double the interest received by B at 12% per annum for 5 years. At what ratio was his share divided?

Q15. A committee of 5 is to be formed from a group of 12 students consisting of 8 boys and 4 girls. In how many ways can the committee be formed if it consists of exactly 3 boys and 2 girls?

Directions (16-20): Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which a sentence has been deleted. Three statements are given, from which any number of statements can fit and provide coherent meaning to the paragraph. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. 

Q16. India needs legislation on superstition, though what should go into it requires debate. Every superstition cannot be removed by the force of law. For that, a mental change is necessary. However, ____________________ need to be dealt with by a law that specifically addresses them.
In both theocracies and some religious jurisdictions, conscientious objectors may cause religious offense.
A critical component of religious liberty is the right of people of all faiths to participate fully in the benefits and privileges of society without facing discrimination based on their religion.
superstitious practices that are utterly dehumanizing, brutal and exploitative
The rest of the country could learn from it.
Narendra Dabholkar had to fight a relentless battle against them.
Option C is the correct choice. It gives coherent meaning with the passage. "However", is the hint here. However, Used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously. For this reason, Option C is the right choice.

Q17. Over recent decades, around 800 women in Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha have been killed for practising witchcraft. Fortunately, _____________________ . Faith healers, on occasion, inflict physical injury to exorcise spirits or cure ailments. The supporters of the recent law in Karnataka that aims to prevent “inhuman evil practices and black magic” across religions cite other practices like branding children with heated objects and using spurious surgical methods to change the gender of a foetus. Lacking access to proper health care, it is the poor, it is argued, who fall victim to such methods. The new legislation also forbids made-snana, a ritual where devotees from across castes roll over the leftover food of Brahmins in certain temples to cure themselves of skin diseases.
The superstitions of modern societies haven’t invited the same activist zeal.
Is law the best means of addressing such practices?
An anti-superstition law may seem necessary, but it cannot take cognizance of all realities.
laws that aim to prevent this practice exist
The initial draft of the bill was prepared by experts at the National Law School University, Bengaluru.
Option D is the correct choice, because a positive sentence is required here. Choice A can't be our answer as it is not coherent with respect to the paragraph given. C and E are grammatically incorrect.

Q18. Studies in criminology have established that certainty of punishment curbs the rate of crime and not the type or the quantum of punishment. We already have a reputation of having good laws but bad implementation. In legal parlance, it is known as ‘over-criminalisation’ — more laws but less ‘rule of law’. Therefore, ____________________________ . Enacting special laws for each set of crimes is no solution and makes the problem worse.
Until 1965, only 12 countries had expunged capital punishment and 11 effaced it for ordinary crimes during peacetime.
the enforcement machinery needs a major overhaul to make criminal justice more accessible
It will be in the fitness of the things to have a bare idea
Firstly, that the reliability of statistics remains unverified.
General deterrence is designed to prevent crime in the general population
Option B is the correct choice.

Q19. Bail in its essence is a fine balance between the right to liberty of the person accused of an offence and the interests of society at large. The Law Commission of India has urged the government to adapt the bail law according to the changing times, _________________ , and the arbitrariness shown by the judiciary in exercise of its discretion.
Instead, the right to liberty acts as a substantive guarantee
The Commission also highlights the need to minimise pretrial confinement of an accused.
responsive criminal justice system in India.
changing patterns of crimes
Article 5 is not concerned with mere restrictions on freedom of movement
Correct choice is option D

Q20. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is among the world’s largest regional intergovernmental organisations. Since its inception, the countries in the region have become more integrated through enhanced intraregional trade and connectivity. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), geographically proximate to ASEAN, started _______________ has failed to deliver. It has been unable to integrate the region through trade and connectivity and continues to be stuck in the quagmire of regional politics and rivalry and stagnates from historical distrust and old animosity.
On the political and economic continuum
its journey in 1985 with similar aspirations but over time
On the other hand, trade amongst the SAARC members stands at 3.5% of their total volume of trade.
to revitalise the regional body, it will continue to be what it always has been: a utopian idea existing only in summit documents.
As a regional organisation, while ASEAN has grown from strength to strength.
Statement B is the correct choice and provides coherent meaning to the paragraph.