CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020 MCQs Questions Paper Part 9

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Direction: The first batch of five Rafale jets flew out of France on July 25 and will arrive in India on Wednesday, July 29, when the fighter jets will officially be inducted and join the Indian Air Force fleet in Haryana՚s Ambala. The fighter jets, built by French aviation firm [1] , took off from the Merignac airbase in southern France՚s Bordeaux today and landed safely at Al Dhafra airbase in the UAE after a sortie of more than seven hours. The five aircraft will be Page 13 of 46 the first tranche of the 36 planes bought by India from France in a ₹ 59,000-crore intergovernmental deal in 2016. Delivery of ten aircraft has been completed on schedule. Five will stay back in France for training Mission. The delivery of all thirty-six aircraft will be completed on schedule by the end of 2021, the Indian embassy in France said in a statement. The Rafale fighter jets are capable of carrying a range of highly effective weapons, including the Meteor air-to-air missile and Scalp cruise missile. The Rafale jets will come with various India-specific modifications, including Israeli helmet-mounted displays, radar warning receivers, low-band jammers, 10-hour flight data recording, infra-red search and tracking systems among others. The Air Force has readied the required infrastructure to welcome the jets in its line-up.

Source: Excerpt taken from the NDTV, reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Shylaja Varma. (Dated – 27th July, 2020)

Question 41

The Rafale deal between India and France is seen to carry great strategic significance. Which of the following is directly impacted by this deal?

A. The Joint Strategic Vision of India-France Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region.

B. The one belt one road mission of the China

C. The Chinese initiative to build a new Silk route

D. The trade route of the Middle East

Question 42

The Indian Air Force is also in the process of procuring a new generation medium-range modular air-to-ground weapon system Hammer to integrate with the Rafale jets. What does the term Hammer stand for?

A. Highly Advanced Modular Mutation Extended Range.

B. Highly Agile Modular Munition Extended Range.

C. Highly Advanced Modular Mitigation Extended Rafale.

D. Highly Agile Modular Munition Extended Rafale.

Question 43

Which of the following has been replaced by [1] in the passage?

A. LAMSCO

B. LUAD Defence France

C. DASSAULT

D. BORESCOPE

Question 44

Which of the following indigenous organisations is responsible for the design, assembly and fabrication of combat aircrafts in India?

A. DRDO

B. HAL

C. DRAI

D. ISRO

Question 45

Which of the following organisations/institutions is a major offset partner of India in the Rafale Deal?

A. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

B. Reliance Defence Limited

C. Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited

D. Pipavav Defence

Direction: On May 8, India՚s Defence Minister virtually inaugurated a new 80 km-long road in the Himalayas, connecting to the border with China, at the Lipulekh pass. The Nepali government protested immediately, contending that the road crosses territory that it claims and accusing India of changing the status quo without diplomatic consultations. Among the many escalatory moves since then, Nepal deployed police forces to the region, summoned the Indian ambassador in Kathmandu, and initiated a constitutional amendment to formalise and extend its territorial claims over approximately 400 sq km. India, on the other hand, has conveyed its openness to a dialogue but does not seem to share Nepal՚s sense of urgency: its initial statement agreed to a dialogue, but only after the COVID-19 crisis. India has been in effective possession of this territory for at least sixty years, although Nepal claims it conducted a census there in the early 1950s and refers to the 1815 Sugauli Treaty as legitimising its claims. But India՚s new road, up to the Lipulekh pass, is not an unprecedented change in the status quo. India has controlled this territory and built other infrastructure here before, besides conducting its administration and deploying military forces up to the border pass with China. The region is of strategic importance, and the new road is now one of the quickest links between Delhi and the Tibetan plateau. In a 2015 statement, China also recognised India՚s sovereignty by agreeing to expand trade through the Lipulekh pass.

Source: Excerpt from the brookings. edu, written by Dr. Constantino Xavier. (Dated- 11th June, 2020)

Question 46

Which of the following incidents can be seen as the direct cause of the border dispute between India and Nepal?

A. The Defence Minister inaugurated a motor-able link road that connects India and China.

B. The 2015 agreement between India and China for using the Lipulekh pass for trade.

C. India published a new map which showed the region of Kalapani as part of the Indian Territory.

D. All of the above.

Question 47

The confusion between Nepal and India consists of a dispute over a trijunture of ________.

A. (a) Kali – Susta – Ganga.

B. (b) Kalapani – Saraswati – Ganga.

C. (c) Kalapani – Limpiyadhura – Lipulekh.

D. (d) Kalapani – Limpiyadhura – Kali.

Question 48

The treaty of Sugauli was signed between which of the following pairs?

A. India and Nepal

B. United Kingdom, India and Nepal

C. India, China and Nepal.

D. East India Company and Nepal

Question 49

Recently Nepal has issued a map claiming Lipulekh pass as part of its territory included in the district of:

A. Kailali

B. Darchula

C. Dipayal

D. Doti

Question 50

Which of the following rivers is called as Narayani River in Nepal?

A. Bramhaputra

B. Gandak

C. Ganga

D. Kali

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