ANSWERS OF THE DAY (21.09.2018)


  1. Charter Act 1813 laid the foundation-stone of modern Indian education and influenced the future educational developments in India. Elaborate.

The educational implication of the Charter Act in India is immense. It was a turning point in history of Indian education. It laid the foundation-stone of modern Indian education and influenced the future educational develop­ments in India in various ways:

  • The first implication is that the Compa­ny would undertake educational responsibility and duty of the Indian peo­ple. With this end in view the Company would incur an expenditure of one lakh of rupees each year which was conspicuously absent prior to 1813.
  • In order to implement the clauses laid down in the Act the Company would create an agency of its own.
  • The Christian missionaries were permitted to migrate freely to the country and settle in here. This had a wholesome effect in the sense that large number of missionary schools and colleges were opened for the education of the Indians.
  • Prior to 1813 the Company used to provide occasional financial aids indirectly through the missionaries, but now the Company directly entered into the field of educational administration and management. Education in India had a claim on public revenue and system of educational grants was initiated.

Thus the State system of education began with the Charter Act. Side by side, private enterprise (viz. missionary en­terprise) was also allowed to function. This educational partnership be­tween official and non-official enterprises continues till date.



  1. The Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress (1929) is very important in history, because [CSE(PRE)-2012]

1. the Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence

2.the rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session

3.a resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)  I only

(b)  2 and 3

(c)  1 and 3

(d)  None of the above

Solution: (a)



  1. Which of the following statement(s) are correct about the functions of NITI Aayog (National Institute for Transforming India):


  1. The Prime Minister is the Chairperson of the NITI Aayog.
  2. It fosters cooperative federalism through structured support initiatives and mechanisms with the States on a continuous basis, recognizing that strong States make a strong nation.
  3. It enjoys the powers to allocate funds to ministries and state governments.

a.1 & 2

b.2 & 3

c.1 & 3

d.1, 2 & 3

Solution: (a)



  1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the National Database on Sex Offenders (NDSO):


1.The database will include offenders convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, Protection of Children from Sexual Offenders Act (POCSO) and eve teasing.

2.The database will be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau, which contains 4.4 lakh entries at present.

3.The NDSO data will be available for general public online.

a. 1 & 2

b. 2 & 3

c. 1 & 3

d. 1, 2 & 3


Solution: (a)



Prepared by : Bikesh Varman

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