Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 10- 16 March


1.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Election Commission of India (ECI):

  1. CEC holds the office during pleasure of the President.
  2. Condition of office and tenure of office for the Election Commissioner is provided under Article 324 of Indian Constitution.

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

2.

Consider the following statements about the Election Commission of India (ECI):

  1. Expenditure of ECI is charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India.
  2. Article 324 of Indian Constitution has clearly defined the qualification for appointment as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).
  3. CEC is placed in a distinctly higher position compared to other Election Commissioners.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
3 only
B
2 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None of the above

3.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis the Election Commission of India (ECI):

  1. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other Election Commissioners can be removed by the process of impeachment as that of a Supreme Court Judge.
  2. If difference of opinion arises amongst the CEC and two other Election Commissioners, CEC will have the Veto Power.
  3. The decisions of Election Commission can only be challenged in the Supreme Court of India.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1 only
B
2 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None of the above

4.

ECI is entrusted with conducting elections for?

  1. State Assemblies
  2. Panchayat Elections
  3. Office of Speaker
  4. Office of Vice President

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

5.

‘Kakoijana Reserved Forest’ sometimes seen in the news is present in the state of?

A
Arunachal Pradesh
B
Meghalaya
C
Assam
D
Tripura

6.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis One Belt-One Road Initiative:

  1. The ‘One Road’ refers to the ocean-going Maritime Silk Road.
  2. The ‘One Belt’ refers to the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt.

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

7.

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) connects Kashgar to?

A
Chabahar
B
Kyaukpyu
C
Gwadar
D
Hambantota

8.

What are the benefits that China will accrue via BRI?

  1. It will boost Chinese Soft Power.
  2. It will boost development in Western China.
  3. It will convert Indo-Pacific belt into Sino-centric belt.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

9.

What are the benefits that China will accrue via BRI?

  1. It will boost Chinese Soft Power.
  2. It will boost development in Western China.
  3. It will convert Indo-Pacific belt into Sino-centric belt.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

10.

Which of the following countries is a part of the G7 Grouping?

  1. Italy
  2. US
  3. Canada
  4. South Korea
  5. Japan

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

11.

Consider the following statements:

  1. This wildlife sanctuary borders Periyar Tiger Reserve and is present in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  2. This wildlife sanctuary acts as an Elephant Corridor and Buffer Zone for the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
  3. Wood Snake is point endemic to this wildlife sanctuary.

These references are with respect to?

A
Vallanadu Wildlife Sanctuary
B
Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
C
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary
D
Megamali Wildlife Sanctuary

12.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Sirsi Supari is the first arecanut to get a GI tag status.
  2. Sirsi Supari is grown in the state of Kerala.
  3. Geographical Indications protection is granted through the TRIPS Agreement.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Consider the following statements about the GI Tag Status:

  1. ‘Invaluable Treasures of Incredible India’ is the tagline for Geographical Indications in India.
  2. GI tag once given is valid for lifetime of the product.

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

14.

Consider the following products with its GI Tag of the state:

ProductsState
Kani ShawlsHimachal Pradesh
KadaknathChattisgarh
Kinnal toysKerala

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

15.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis recently released SIPRI Report on Arms Imports/ Exports:

  1. US continued to be India’s largest arms supplier, accounting for 62% of India’s arms imports between 2013 and 2017.
  2. China’s major export destinations for weapons are Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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

16.

Consider the following statements about ‘SIPRI’ (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute):

  1. It is an intergovernmental organization working under the aegis of United Nations.
  2. SIPRI's financial support is primarily drawn from IMF & World Bank.

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

17.

Choose the correct statement(s) vis-à-vis Feed in Tariff Model (FiT):

A
This model is generally used for non-renewable source of energy.
B
This model is generally used for renewable source of energy
C
This model is generally used for the auction of coal mines.
D
This model is generally used for the auction of spectrum in telecom sector.

18.

Consider the following statements with respect to Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI):

  1. SECI comes under the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and is dedicated to the solar energy sector only.
  2. SECI has been renamed as Renewable Energy Corporation of India.

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

19.

Which among the following states are best suited for Wind Power Generation?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Gujarat
  4. Kerala

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

20.

Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, solar energy has more share than wind energy at present.
  2. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of more than 121 countries which lies completely between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None

21.

A frog that has recently been discovered from the Western Ghats has been named after which tribal community?

A
Dongaria Kondh
B
Irula
C
Kurichiya
D
Munda

22.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis REIT:

  1. All REITs have to be listed on Stock Exchange.
  2. REIT works on the same model as that of Mutual Funds.
  3. Minimum Investment has been pegged to Rs. 1 Lakhs.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

23.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis REIT:

  1. All REITs have to be listed on Stock Exchange.
  2. REIT works on the same model as that of Mutual Funds.
  3. Minimum Investment has been pegged to Rs. 1 Lakhs.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

24.

Which of the following are the benefits of REIT?

  1. It provides easier access of funds to builders.
  2. Provides tradability in the stock exchange.
  3. It provides an opportunity to retail investors to diversify portfolio by investing in real estate.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

25.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis REIT:

  1. The REIT pools the money from retail investors for investing money in the Real Estate Sector.
  2. 90% of the profit from REIT shall be given as dividends to the investors.
  3. It is regulated by the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

26.

Consider the following statements about ‘Sampriti Exercise’:

  1. It is a joint military exercise between India and Nepal.
  2. Recent edition of this exercise was conducted at Kathmandu.

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

27.

Which forest reserve acts as a connecting link between the Kanha National Park and Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary?

A
Sariska Tiger Reserve
B
Talley Wildlife Sanctuary
C
Phen Wildlife Sanctuary
D
Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary

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