Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 10- 16 February 2019


1.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Earthquake Swarms’:

  1. These are high intensity localized earthquakes.
  2. Earthquake swarms are not observed in peninsular region of India.
  3. Earthquake swarms occur with a clear sequence of foreshock, main shock and aftershock.

Choose the correct statement from the code given below?

A
1 only
B
2 and 3only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None

2.

Consider the following statements about ‘Hansen’s Disease’:

  1. It is a chronic infectious disease caused primarily by Virus.
  2. The incubation period of the disease is around 5years.
  3. It mainly affects the peripheral nerves, mucosa and the respiratory tract.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
2 only
B
2 and 3only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 and 3 only

3.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Raigad Fort’:

  1. It is a hill fort situated in the Aravalli Mountain Range.
  2. The Raigad Fort was seized by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and he made it his capital.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

4.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Anglo Indians’:

  1. The President can nominate 2 members to Lok Sabha and 1 member to Rajya Sabha, if he feels that this community is not adequately represented.
  2. The Governor can nominate not more than 1 member to the State Legislative Assembly if he feels that this community is not adequately represented.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

5.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)’:

  1. It is a US trade program that promotes economic growth in the developing world through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
  2. GSP boosts American companies’ competitiveness by reducing the cost of imported inputs.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

6.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Special Economic Zones (SEZs)’ in India:

  1. It is a geographical area having economic laws different from country’s general economic laws.
  2. Karnataka has the highest number of SEZs in the country.
  3. Manufacturing sector dominates the SEZs in India.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1 only
B
2 and 3only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 and 3 only

7.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Kathakali Dance’:

  1. It is a male dominated dance and it symbolizes the element of water.
  2. Themes of this dance are usually from epics & Puranas.
  3. Nalacharitham is a Kathakali play written by Unnavi Warrier.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
2 only
B
2 and 3only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 and 3 only

8.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Forest Rights Act 2006 (FRA)’:

  1. This Act grants legal recognition to the Rights of Tribals only.
  2. This Act grants ownership to the major and minor forest produce to the Tribals.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

9.

Consider the following statements:

  1. H1B visa holders in US can permanently live and work in USA.
  2. Green card is a temporary permit to live and work in US.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

10.

Which of the following is incorrect about ‘Buy Back of Shares’:

A
Buy Back of Shares is not allowed through subsidiary companies of a promoter.
B
It refers to repurchase of share by promoters from shareholders.
C
Buy back reduces number of shares in the market.
D
Repurchase is done at a price usually lower than the prevailing market price.

11.

Consider the following statements:

  1. This National Park/ Tiger reserve derives its name from abundance of Semul tree (red silk cotton tree) that grows in abundance over here.
  2. It is the 7th largest national park and is a part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserve since 2009.
  3. This National Park is part of the Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve.

These references are with respect to:

A
Pench Tiger Reserve
B
Satkosia Tiger Reserve
C
Simlipal Tiger Reserve
D
Palamau National Park

12.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Convention on Biodiversity (CBD)’:

  1. It is a legally binding treaty which is the outcome of the Earth Summit.
  2. CBD deals with rapidly expanding field of Biotechnology through its Nagoya Protocol on Biosafety.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

13.

The Gujarat Government has envisaged a ‘Greater Gir’ for the conservation of Asiatic Lion. Which among the following will form the part of Greater Gir?

  1. Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Mitiyala Sanctuary
  3. Pania Sanctuary
  4. Girnar Sanctuary

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1 only
B
2, 3 and 4 only
C
1, 2, 3 and 4
D
2 and 3 only

14.

Vexation Litigation is sometimes seen in the news. What does it mean?

A
Legal proceeding related to International Court of Justice.
B
Legal proceeding related to Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
C
Order passed vis-à-vis Contempt of Court.
D
Legal proceeding started with malice and without good case.

15.

Consider the following statements regarding the lapsing of bills when the Lok Sabha is dissolved:

  1. A bill passed by the Lok Sabha but pending in the Rajya Sabha lapses.
  2. A bill pending in the Lok Sabha lapses.
  3. A bill pending in the Rajya Sabha but not passed by the Lok Sabha does not lapse.

Which of the above statements are correct?

A
1 and 3 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3 only

16.

Which of the following countries surround the Caspian Sea?

  1. Iran
  2. Uzbekistan
  3. Syria
  4. Russia
  5. Turkmenistan

Choose the correct answer by using the codes given below:

A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
1, 4, 5 only
C
1, 3, 4, 5 only
D
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

17.

A new species of crying snake has been recently discovered in which of the following states?

A
Kerala
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Arunachal Pradesh
D
Assam

18.

Consider the following statements regarding Luira Phanit:

  1. It is one of the most important festivals of the Tangkhul Naga.
  2. It is a traditional seed sowing festival which is famous for music, dance and food.
  3. It is also called as ‘pork eating festival’ as a pig or cattle is killed during the festival.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A
1 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3 only

19.

Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Most Favoured Nation Status (MFN)’:

  1. India has accorded MFN status to all the members of WTO.
  2. Pakistan has not accorded MFN status to India till date.
  3. Article 1 of the GATT (General Agreement on Tariff & Trade) has provisions related to MFN.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

20.

Which of the following countries surround the Persian gulf?

  1. Iraq
  2. UAE
  3. Bahrain
  4. Kuwait
  5. Oman

Choose the codes given below to find the correct answer.

A
1, 2 and 4 only
B
2, 4 and 5 only
C
1, 3, 4 and 5 only
D
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

21.

Consider the following statements regarding the Asiatic Lion:

  1. Gir Forest National Park is the only place where the Asiatic lion is found today.
  2. The Asiatic lion is endemic to India.
  3. The Asiatic lion enjoys the same level of protection as the Golden Langur under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

22.

Ghumot, an indigenous earthen pot is going to be notified as a heritage instrument of which of the following states?

A
Maharashtra
B
Rajasthan
C
Goa
D
Karnataka

23.

Consider the following statements regarding the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL):

  1. It is a statutory organization.
  2. It is chaired by the Environment minister.
  3. No change in the boundaries of National Park and Wildlife can be done without the approval of NBWL.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A
1 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3 only

24.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Labour Force is the sum of employed and unemployed people in the economy.
  2. ‘Unemployment Rate’ is the number of persons unemployed per thousand of population.
  3. ‘Proportion Unemployed’ is a better indicator of unemployment in the economy as compared to the indicator ‘Unemployment rate’.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 only

25.

Hukitola, sometimes seen in the news is present in which state of India?

A
Gujarat
B
Odisha
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Kerala

26.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘International Whaling Commission’ (IWC):

  1. IWC has a legally binding schedule which sets out catch limits for commercial and aboriginal subsistence whaling.
  2. There are only two sanctuaries that are currently designated by the International Whaling Commission.
  3. India is not a member of IWC.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 and 2 only​

27.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Indra Sawhney Case’ 1992:

  1. It capped the reservation to 50%.
  2. The judgment also shuns the idea of reservation on the basis of economic criteria.
  3. As per the judgment, reservation is confined to initial appointment and not the promotions.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 and 2 only

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