Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 12 - 18 August 2018


1.

This plant is native to Mexico, where it is called as ‘Mesquite’, but now this has become invasive species all across the world including India. When it was introduced in India, it was called as “Wonder Tree” (due to its usage as firewood by the farmers), but is now called as “Devil Tree”. These refrences are with respect to which plant?

A
Eucalyptus
B
Cassia
C
West Indian Lantana
D
Videshi kikar (Prosopis juliflora)

2.

Recently, Chinese government has come heavily on “Uighurs”. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Uighurs’:

  1. They find themselves more closely related to Central Asian people ethnically, rather than Chinese people.
  2. They are mainly present in Xinjiang province of China, where Kashgar is located, which is part of CPEC corridor.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

3.

“Bedaquiline” drug is mostly used for the treatement of?

A
Malaria
B
TB
C
HIV
D
Ebola

4.

‘SWAYAM’ portal is related to which of the following?

A
Promoting self employement.
B
Promoting women entrepreneur to open new buisnesses.
C
Where free online courses are available by the renowned professors.
D
Where entrepreneurs can have access to free softwares and thus, is a step towards promoting Start -ups.

5.

Recently, Scientists have warned that combined effect of climate change is pushing the Earth towards ‘Hothouse’ like scenario. What does the term ‘Hothouse’ mean?

A
Where the temperature of the Earth rises by 4-5 degrees above the pre-industrial level.
B
Where the heat of the Sun melts the ice caps and thus, creates the flood like situation all across.
C
A state from where the Earth can’t return back to its normal state again.
D
All of the above

6.

Consider the following statements with respect to recently launched ‘Parker Solar Probe’:

  1. It is launched by NASA, to study about the different features of Sun, its corona, solar flares, etc.
  2. India has planned to launch ADITYA L1 mission to study the Sun.
  3. Helios Spacecraft launched in 1974, had given scientists some idea about the solar atmosphere and its features.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
I and II only
B
II and III only
C
I, II, III
D
I and III only

7.

Recently, Indian scientists have reintroduced Indian Mouse Deer into the Amrabad Tiger Reserve. In which state this Tiger Reserve is located?

A
Maharastra
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Telangana

8.

Recently, countries like Antigua and Barbuda are in news and India has signed ‘Extradition’ deal with them. Antigua and Barbuda lies between:

A
Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean
B
Gulf of Mexico and Hudson Bay
C
Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean
D
Caribbean Sea and Hudson Bay

9.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Solar Winds’:

  1. The ‘Solar Winds’ continuously flow outward from the Sun and consists mainly of protons and electrons in a state known as plasma.
  2. They are generally emitted from the upper atmosphere of the Sun called as Corona.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

10.

Recently, the Ministry of Environment is celebrating ‘Gaj Mahotsav’ and the importance of Elephants is being shown with the help of shadow puppetry of ‘Tholu Bommalata’. To which state this puppetry belongs to?

A
Tamil Nadu
B
Odisha
C
Karnatka
D
Andhra Pradesh

11.

Due to depreciation of Turkish Lira, Indian Rupee too has depreciated. What could be the probable cause of the depreciation of Indian Rupee?

  1. Mainly, the FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors) are losing faith in Emerging Economy and thus, they are withdrawing the Dollar from the market.
  2. Mainly the FDI Investors are losing faith in Emerging Economy and thus, they are withdrawing the dollar from the market.
  3. Indian importers are demanding more Dollars due to uncertainty.
  4. Indian exporters are demanding more Dollars due to Uncertainty.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
I and IV only
B
II and III only
C
I and III only
D
I, II, III, IV

12.

UNSC Resolution 2216 is again in news. This is related to:

A
Israel-Palestine
B
Syrian Conflict
C
Saudi Arabia and Yemen Crisis
D
Rohingya Issue

13.

Match the following:

  1. Operation Insaniat: Help to Nepal during Earthquake
  2. Operation Rahat: Evacuation of citizens from Yemen
  3. Operation Sahyog: Operation by Indian Navy for flood hit Kerala
  4. Operation Madad: Operation by Indian Army for flood hit Kerala

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

A
I, II, III, IV
B
I and III only
C
II and III only
D
II only

14.

“Pitch to MOVE” programme is related to:

A
Ministry of Railways
B
Ministry of Road Transport
C
Making all roads of India “PAKKA” by 2022
D
NITI Aayog

15.

Recently, Government is planning to have Aerodrome project in Chilika Lake. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Chilika Lake:

  1. It was the 1st Indian wetland of international importance to be listed in Ramsar Convention.
  2. Nalbana Bird Sanctuary is present in the core area of Chilika Lake.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

16.

Due to Turkey –US dispute, Indian Rupee too has depreciated. Which are the sectors which can probably gain from the depreciated currency?

  1. Textile sector and clothing
  2. Inbound Tourism
  3. Gems and precious metals export
  4. Petroleum products

Chose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
I and IV only
B
I, II, III, IV
C
II and III only
D
I, II, III

17.

Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has come up with “Ease of Living Index”. Consider the following statements with respect to that:

  1. It is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) programmes.
  2. It evaluated the cities on 4 parameters with the maximum weightage given to social pillar.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

18.

Recently, “Gaganyaan” is planned to be launched in 2022, but it needs GSLV-Mk III Rocket. Consider the following statements with respect to GSLV-Mk III:

  1. GSLV-Mk III can put payloads upto 8 tonnes in low earth orbit and 4 tonnes in Geosynchronus Transfer Orbit.
  2. GSLV –Mk III is the heaviest rocket made by India till date.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

19.

What does the term “Cryogenic” mean?

A
It is related to the use of fuel in liquid state in Rockets.
B
It is use of fuel both in solid and liquid state in Rockets.
C
It is use of fuel in gaseous state in Rockets.
D
It is use of fuel at extremely low temperature.

20.

NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India) is usually in news and is the umbrella organisation for the retail payment. NPCIL is an initiative of -

A
RBI only
B
Ministry of Finance and RBI
C
RBI and SBI
D
RBI and Indian Banks’ Association

21.

Recently, Participatory Notes (P-Notes) are in news. Consider the following statements with respect to P-Notes?

  1. P-Notes are issued by SEBI to those overseas investors who invest in the stock exchanges of India.
  2. Money invested through P-Notes has steadily increased in the last decade due to strong fundamentals of Indian Economy.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

22.

Cabinet Secretary is the chairman of which of the following bodies?

  1. National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC)
  2. National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)
  3. National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF)

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
I and II only
B
I and III only
C
I, II, III
D
None of the above

23.

Mullaperiyar Dam is in news. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Mullaperiyar Dam’:

  1. It is located on Anaimalai Hills of Western Ghats.
  2. It is located in Kerala, but is regulated by Tamil Nadu.
  3. In the SC judgement, maximum height of water storage was fixed to 139 ft.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
I and II only
B
I, II, III
C
II and III only
D
II only

24.

Bhitarkanika National Park is in news; consider the following statements vis-à-vis Bhitarkanika National Park?

  1. Kalibhanjdia Island is located in Bhitarkanika and has 70% of the total mangroves of the world.
  2. It is a Wetland that is located between Brahmani and Baitarni River.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

25.

Recently, Gondhala Music is in news; this belongs to the state of:

A
Madhya Pradesh
B
Chhattisgarh
C
Maharashtra
D
Jharkhand

26.

This national park is a notable elephant &tiger reserve,The highest peak in the park is “KOTTAMALA”,&the other peaks are pachayarmala,vellimala,sunderamala etc..This national park is located in the mountainous area of cardamom hills.& the river called as “Lifeline of kerala” originates from this park.These refrences are with respect to which national park?

A
silent valley national park.
B
Anamudi shola national park.
C
Matthiketan shola national park.
D
periyar national park.

27.

Recently, cyber fraud happened in COSMOS bank of india,consider the following statement with respect to malwares?

  1. Virus are the malicioussoftware that don’t need human assistance to spread.
  2. Worms are also the malicious software that need human assistance to spread.
  3. Trojan horse are the software that looks legitimate ,but are harmful.

Choose the correct statement from the code given below?

A
1 & 2 only.
B
2&3 only
C
1,2,3
D
3 only.

28.

Recently, Gangetic dolphin is in news because of National waterway 1,consider the following statement with respect to Indo gangetic dolphin?

  1. Gangetic Dolphin is also called as “Tiger of Ganga”& is the city animal of Guwahati.
  2. The only sanctuary of Gangetic Dolphin is in the state of Assam.

Choose the correct statement from the code given below?

A
only 1
B
only 2
C
Both 1&2
D
Neither 1 nor 2.

29.

Recently,SC has asked for reduction in height of water storage inmullaperiyar dam due to flood,Consider the following statement with respect to MULLAPERIYAR DAM,?

  1. This Dam diverts the water of east flowing periyar river to the west ,so that it can help in the irrigation of arid regions of kerala.
  2. The water is diverted through a canal via Vaigal Dam.

Choose the correct statement from the code given below?

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1&2
D
Neither 1 nor 2.

30.

Recently,Global liveability index was released.This index is released by?

A
World Economic forum.
B
UNCTAD
C
UNESCO.
D
Economist intelligence unit.

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