Prelims Objective Practices Question
(I.) Consider the following statements with respect to Simon Commission
1. Lord Irwin was Viceroy of India at the time of commission took place.
2. The outcome of the Simon Commission was the Government of India Act, 1935.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a.) 1 only
b.) 2 only
c.) Both 1 and 2
d.) Neither 1 nor 2
(II.) The pass located at the southern end of the Nilgiri Hills in south India is called–
A. the Palghat gap
B. the Bhorghat pass
C. the Thalgat pass
D. the Bolan pass
(III.) The year __ is called a Great Divide in the demographic history of India.
Question of the Day
Ques:- What is the statius of tiger conservation in India? what needs to be improved further?
Prelims Specific Facts
- In sports there are no loser. There are winners and there are future winners.
- It was for the first time in three decades the tournament was being organised in Asia with the participation of the most number of players and teams. Besides, for the first time, the Olympiad had a torch relay, at 75 locations, travelling over 27,000km.
- The Olympiad has come to Tamil Nadu, the “chess powerhouse of India”.
NEWS-2 “One China” policy
- The term One China may refer to one of the following: The One China principle is the position held by the People’s Republic of China that there is only one sovereign state under the name China, with the PRC serving as the sole legitimate government of that China, and Taiwan is a part of China.
Editorial of the Day
A growing disengagement with Gandhi’s ideas
- Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS)
- The vice-chairman of GSDS, tries to place Savarkar on the same footing as Mahatma Gandhi- “Savarkar’s place in history and stature in freedom struggle is no less than that of Gandhi”. The chairman of the GSDS is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Ministers have always chaired the GSDS ever since it was set up in 1984.
- The non-violence of Gandhi ji was a powerful idea and a weapon, and not cowardice as Savarkar and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) caricatured it.
- In March 1931, while moving the Resolution on Fundamental Rights at the open session of the Congress in Karachi, Gandhiji emphasised religious tolerance and religious neutrality of the state.
- Taking away the soul of Gandhiji and replacing it with Savarkar has implications on the future of the most downtrodden – Dalits. There can be no justice to India’s most grievous victims over millennia are not acknowledged and a move made to “annihilate” the system that fostered egregious social and economic oppression.