Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 13- 19 January 2019


1.

Which committee is associated with framing a draft report on ‘New Education Policy’ of India?

A
R Madhvan Committee
B
Injeti Srinivas Committee
C
K Kasturirangan Committee
D
P K Nag Committee

2.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Harappan Civilization’:

  1. Mohenjodaro is the largest Harappan site.
  2. Rakhigarhi site is the first site to have found a joint burial of a couple from the Harappan Civilization.

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

3.

Consider the following statements:

  1. At the central level, Corporate Tax and Income Tax are subsumed under the GST.
  2. IGST would come into picture when there is an inter-state transfer of goods and services
  3. At the state level, VAT, Central Sales Tax, Octroi etc. is subsumed under the GST.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

4.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016’:

  1. The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 seeks to grant citizenship to migrants belonging to 6 religions along with Muslim sects like Shias and Ahmediyas who face religious persecutions in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
  2. It seeks to establish their credentials through National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise which is being carried on.
  3. The bill also proposed to relax the requirements of citizenship by naturalization.

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
3 only

5.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Gaganyaan Mission’:

  1. India will become the second country after US to send an astronaut in space.
  2. This mission will be launched by PSLV-XL.
  3. Human space flight centre has been set up in Odisha to aid the Gaganyaan Mission.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

6.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Select Committees of Parliament are permanent while Standing Committee of the Parliament is on Ad-Hoc basis.
  2. Independence of Speaker of Lok Sabha is more secured in Indian Parliamentary System as compared to UK parliamentary system.

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.

The Qasr al-Farid Tomb (The Lonely Castle) in the archaeological site of Mada'in Saleh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in

A
Saudi Arabia
B
Egypt
C
Israel
D
Jordon

8.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI):

  1. It is a statutory body.
  2. It works as an attached office under NITI Aayog.
  3. It is responsible to ensure the security of identity information and authentication records of an individual.

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

9.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Government e-Marketplace’ (GeM):

  1. Government e-Marketplace is a 100 percent government owned company setup under the aegis of Ministry of Finance.
  2. It is mandatory for Government ministries/ agencies to purchase the common use goods and services from GeM.
  3. Only Central and State Government Ministries/ Departments can procure goods from GeM.

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

10.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis National Board for Wildlife (NBWL):

  1. NBWL was constituted under the Environment Protection Act 1986.
  2. It is chaired by the Minister of Environment.
  3. No alternation of boundaries in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries can be done without approval of the NBWL.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

11.

Arrange the following from North to South:

  1. Bering Sea
  2. Sea of Japan
  3. East China Sea
  4. South China Sea

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1-2-3-4
B
2-3-4-1
C
3-4-2-1
D
1-3-2-4

12.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘G77 (Group 77) Countries’:

  1. India is a member of G77 but is not a member of G24 Grouping.
  2. G77 is the biggest UN bloc of the developing countries.
  3. Palestine recently assumed the chairmanship of G77 grouping for the year 2019.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Celtic Sea is a part of the North Pacific Ocean.
  2. English Channel separates United Kingdom with Poland.

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 statements:

  1. Global Risk Report 2019 has been released by the World Bank.
  2. As per the report, rising geo-political and geo-economic tensions are the most urgent risk in 2019.

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

15.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘World Economic Outlook Report’:

  1. It is a biannual report released by the World Bank.
  2. It portrays the world economy in the near and medium context, with projections for up to four years into the future.

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.

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was extended for 6 more months in Nagaland towards the end of December 2018. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘AFSPA’:

  1. AFSPA is extended to an area by the official notification issued by President of India.
  2. Once the region is declared ‘disturbed’, status quo has to be maintained for at least 6 months.
  3. Tripura was the first state to completely do away with AFSPA.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

17.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Coastal Regulation Zone’ (CRZ) rules:

  1. There has to be 200 metres of no development zones for all islands and sensitive areas
  2. State Government will have authority to approve proposals for CRZ1 and CRZ 4.

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

18.

Which of the following are the probable causes of surge in liquidity deficit of banking system since mid-September of fiscal year 2018-19?

  1. RBI efforts to reduce exchange rate volatility through its foreign exchange reserves
  2. Due to increase in bank credit take-off in last few months
  3. Mutual funds denying credit to NBFC (Non Banking Financial Companies)

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
None of these

19.

Which of the following statements regarding a ‘Constitutional Amendment’ bill is/are incorrect?

  1. A Constitutional Amendment Bill can be introduced in either house of the parliament and the state legislatures.
  2. The bill needs to be passed by both the houses separately and in the case of disagreement there is a provision of joint sitting.
  3. It does not require prior permission of the President for introduction.

Select the codes given below to find the correct answer:

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

20.

Consider the following statements with respect to the Kurile Islands:

  1. The Kuriles are an archipelago of 56 islands located in the Sea of Japan.
  2. The islands come under the Russian jurisdiction.

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

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

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