Current Affairs Questions

Monetary Policy Framework Agreement

With reference to the Monetary Policy Framework Agreement of the Reserve Bank of India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Government of India and Reserve Bank of India signed a Monetary Policy Framework Agreement in 2014.
  2. The objective of monetary policy framework is to primarily maintain price stability, while keeping in mind the objective of growth.
  3. As per the agreement, RBI would set the policy interest rates and would aim to bring inflation below 6 per cent by January 2016 and within 4 percent with a band of (+/-) 2 per cent for 2016-17 and all subsequent years.

Choose the incorrect statement(s) from the options given below:

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
Only 3
D
1 and 3
Global Hunger Index(GHI) 2022

Consider the following statements with reference to the Global Hunger Index(GHI) 2022:

  1. Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, China and Croatia are the top five countries in GHI 2022.
  2. In 2002 GHI, India ranks below Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
  3. With a score of 29.1, the level of hunger in India has been labelled “serious”.

Choose the incorrect statement(s) from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
1, 2 and 3
D
Only 3
Bhoota Kola Ritual

Consider the following statements with reference to the Bhoota Kola Ritual of South India:

  1. It is an annual folk ritual of Tulu-speaking people in Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka.
  2. It is a “non-vedic” ritual where Bhootas or Daivas (guardians and ancestors) are worshipped.
  3. It has influenced Yakshagana folk theatre.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the options given below:

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3
Constitution Order Of 1950

With reference to the Constitution Order of 1950, consider the given statements:

  1. It initially provided for recognising only Hindus as SCs, to address the social disability arising out of the practice of untouchability.
  2. The Order was amended in 1956 to include Dalits who had converted to Sikhism.
  3. It was amended in 1990 to include Dalits who had converted to Buddhism.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are incorrect?

A
Only 1
B
Only 3
C
2 and 3
D
None of the above
International Day Of Rural Women

With reference to the International Day of Rural Women, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15th October every year.
  2. The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15th October 2007.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None of the above
Parliamentary Committees In India

Consider the following statements with reference to the Parliamentary Committees in India:

  1. Parliamentary committees draw their authority from Article 105 (on privileges of Parliament members) and Article 118 (on Parliament’s authority to make rules for regulating its procedure and conduct of business).
  2. In India, the first Public Accounts Committee was constituted in April 1950.
  3. The practice of regularly referring bills to committees began in 1989 after government departments started forming their own standing committees.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
1, 2 and 3
D
Only 3
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) regulates export of drugs in India. Any manufacturer with the certification from CDSCO can export drugs outside India.
  2. Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) is responsible for approval of licences of specified categories of drugs such as blood and blood products, IV fluids, vaccines and sera in India.

Chose the correct statement(s) from the option given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, published the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022.
  2. The new rules will replace Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.
  3. The rules cover all types of batteries except industrial batteries.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above
Decarbonizing Transport

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), India, jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project.
  2. The project aims to bring down the peak level of GHG emissions (from transport sector) in Asia resulting in problems like congestion and air pollution.
  3. India’s transport sector is the country’s third largest CO2 emitter.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above
United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea

Consider the following statements:

  1. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an international agreement that was adopted in 1982. It is also known as the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea Treaty.
  2. It lays down a comprehensive regime of law and order in the world's oceans and seas establishing rules governing all uses of the oceans and their resources.
  3. India is not associated with UNCLOS.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above
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