Prelims Daily Current Affairs MCQ

Questions Cum Answers



Q1: consider the following statements and choose the correct options


  1. Torture is clearly defined in the Indian Penal Code.
  2. The Court’s decision in Nilabati Behera v. State of Orissa compels the state to pay compensation in case of custodial torture.
  3. The 262nd Law Commission Report recommended that the death penalty be abolished except in cases of ‘terrorism-related offences’. As opposed to the intention of having a reformative law, the proposed Bill was not a reformative one. It was vague, harsh and retributive in nature.


  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. all of the above


answer: a




The alleged torture of a father-son duo in Sattankulam town in Tamil Nadu has given rise to the demand for a separate law against torture.


Torture is not defined in the Indian Penal Code, but the definitions of ‘hurt’ and ‘grievous hurt’ are clearly laid down. Voluntarily causing hurt and grievous hurt to extort confession are dealt with in the Indian Penal Code.. 

Though the definition of ‘hurt’ does not include mental torture, Indian courts through their judgments have included psychic torture, environmental coercion, tiring interrogative prolixity, and overbearing and intimidatory methods, among others, in the ambit of torture.


Q2. India has not ratified which of the following conventions?

  1. Convention against Torture
  2. Convention on Cluster Munitions
  3. Chemical Weapons Convention



  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3



Answer: c

In 2017, the Central Government admitted in the Supreme Court that it was seriously considering the 273rd Report of the Law Commission that recommended ratification of the U.N. Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment (CAT). CAT was signed by India but is yet to be ratified.

India became one of the original signatories of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1993 and ratified it on 02 September 1996.


Q3: consider the following statements regarding the Blackrock malware and choose the correct options

  1. BlackRock is a banking Trojan
  2. it is an extended version Xerxes malware which itself is a variant of the LokiBot Android trojan.
  3. BlackRock is said to target financial apps only.


  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 3 and 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. all of the above


answer: b




BlackRock surfaces as a google update. The malware is said to have the design to overlay attacks, send, spam, and steal SMS messages as well as lock the victim in the launcher activity. It can also act as a keylogger (i.e. track the keys struck on a keyboard), which essentially could help a hacker to acquire financial information.


Despite being a banking Trojan, BlackRock is said to target non-financial apps. It targets a total of 337 apps, which is significantly higher than any of the already known malicious code. It makes antivirus applications useless.


Q4: Consider the following statements regarding the mobile app KURMA and choose the correct options

  1. it is launched for conservation of tortoise and freshwater turtles.
  2. it is launched for conservation of fresh water dolphins
  3. it is launched for the conservation of the nilgiri Thar
  4. it is launched for the conservation of one horned rhino


  1. 3 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 4 Only
  4. 1 Only


answer: d




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