Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 14 – 20 April


1.

Consider the following statements with respect to Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail Machines (VVPAT):

  1. VVPAT slips are collected by the voters after voting as a proof.
  2. VVPAT system is being opposed all across India as it takes the picture of the voters thus compromising his/her privacy.

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:

  1. EVMs are capable of having radio and wireless communications.
  2. EVMs are standalone machines designed to connect only ballot unit and VVPAT system.
  3. EVMs are made by DRDO in India

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

3.

Consider the following statements with respect to Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail Machines (VVPAT):

  1. VVPATs were first used in 2014 General Elections in India.
  2. VVPATs are being used in all the constituencies in General Elections of 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

4.

Which of the following are the functions of Sangeet Natak Akademi?

  1. To revive and preserve folk music, folk dance and folk drama in different regions of the country.
  2. To coordinate the matters related to Intangible Cultural Heritage and various UNESCO Conventions.
  3. Recognition of outstanding artists

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 and 3 only

5.

Arrange the following islands of Japan from North to South:

  1. Hokkaido
  2. Honshu
  3. Shikoku
  4. Kyushu

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

6.

Xinjiang Province of China is bordered with which of the following countries?

  1. India
  2. Russia
  3. Pakistan
  4. Uzbekistan

Choose the correct statement from the code given below?

A
1, 2 and 4 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
All of the above

7.

Consider the following statements regarding El-Nino:

  1. EI-Nino is merely an extension of the warm equatorial current which gets replaced temporarily by cold Peruvian Current or Humboldt Current.
  2. The process of upwelling along the coast of South America in eastern pacific takes place during an El-Nino.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

8.

Which of the following are the effects of El Nino?

  1. The distortion of equatorial atmospheric circulation.
  2. Irregularities in the evaporation of sea water.
  3. Reduction in the amount of planktons which further reduce the number of fish in the sea.

Choose the correct answer by using the codes given below:

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

9.

With reference to ‘Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)’ sometimes mentioned in the news while forecasting Indian monsoon, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. IOD phenomenon is characterized by a difference in sea surface temperature between tropical Western Indian Ocean and tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.
  2. An IOD phenomenon can influence an El Nino’s impact on the monsoon.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

10.

Consider the following statements with reference to the effects of El Nino:

  1. El Nino warms and dries tropical ecosystems, reduces their uptake of carbon as well as exacerbates forest fires.
  2. Also, generally warm El Niño events are characterized by more tropical storms and hurricanes in the eastern Pacific and a decrease in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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

11.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Hypersonic flow regime is accompanied with Oblique Shock Waves.
  2. The speed of sound varies from planet to planet.
  3. Mach number appears as similarity parameter in equations of compressible flow.

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 and 3 only

12.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Nirbhay Missile’:

  1. It is capable to fly at an altitude as low as 0.1 km.
  2. It is a hypersonic missile developed by the DRDO.
  3. It is not capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Choose the incorrect answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Findings suggest that Methane & Ethane present in Titan (Moon of Saturn) is in liquid state, what can be the probable cause(s) for the same?

A
Presence of Saturn Rings
B
Gravitational Pull of Saturn
C
Tidal Pull of Saturn
D
Extremely Cold Climate

14.

Consider the following statements about Cassini-Huygens Mission:

  1. It was launched to study Great Red Spot of Jupiter.
  2. It was launched by NASA in collaboration with Canadian Space Agency.

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-a-vis Cassini-Huygens Mission:

  1. Landing of Huygens was first landing ever accomplished in the outer solar system.
  2. The mission found that the Saturn’s moon ‘Titan’ contains many earth-like features such as wind, rain and seas.

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.

Which soil is generally referred to as ‘Self Ploughing Soil’?

A
Alluvial soil
B
Laterite soil
C
Red soil
D
Black cotton soil

17.

Consider the following statement about Cotton Production in India:

  1. India is the largest producer and exporter of cotton in the world.
  2. Cotton is a rabi crop and needs 210 frost free days to grow.
  3. India is the largest consumer of cotton in the world.

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

18.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Regur soil is rich in Potash & Phosphorus.
  2. Black cotton soil is granitic in origin.

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.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Deficiency of macronutrients is often called as ‘Hidden Hunger’.
  2. Fortified foods are generally marked with +FF logo.

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

20.

Which among the following is the cause of ‘Zinc Deficiency in India’?

  1. Increased carbon emission
  2. Food habits
  3. Preference of coarse grains over rice/ wheat

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

21.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Members of armed forces and overseas citizens are allowed to vote via proxies.
  2. In order to be a proxy, a person needs to be a registered voter of that constituency.

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

22.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Tendered Votes’:

  1. The Presiding Officer can allow a person to caste tendered vote through EVM.
  2. Its permission is granted by the Chief Secretary of the State.
  3. Tendered votes have been defined under Representation of the People Act, 1951.

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

23.

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

  1. Election Commission of India conducts the election for President, Vice President, Parliament, State legislatures and local body elections.
  2. Quasi judicial role of ECI includes advising the President on the disqualification of MPs and Governor on the disqualification of MLAs.

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

24.

Consider the following statements:

  1. They prefer hunting and food gathering over farming.
  2. They owe their origin to Lord Malikarjun of Srisailam Temple of Andhra Pradesh.
  3. They consider Nallamala Forest as their home.

These references are with respect to which tribe?

A
Dongaria Kondh
B
Chenchu
C
Bhils
D
Yerava

25.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Indian Fox is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List.
  2. Red Fox is only found in the Western Ghats.

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

26.

‘Bacteriophage’ sometimes seen in the news is:

A
Bacteria that eats Virus
B
Virus that eats Bacteria
C
Bacteria that is immune to most of the drugs
D
Bacteria that has New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase Gene

27.

Consider the following statements:

  1. All bacteriophages are composed of a nucleic acid molecule that is surrounded by a protein structure.
  2. New bacteriophages assemble and burst out of the bacterium in a process called transduction.

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

28.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Narmada and Tapi flows and drains in the Bay of Bengal.
  2. Malda Gap acts as water divide between River Ganga and River Yamuna.
  3. Turbulent flow of river is called Rapid.

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

29.

Arrange the following ports from West to East:

  1. Gwadar Port
  2. Hambantota Port
  3. Sittwe Port

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

30.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis International Fleet Review (IFR) 2019:

  1. IFR 2019 is conducted off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in India.
  2. IFR is a platform for world’s navies to showcase their prowess and indigenous ship designing and ship building capabilities in a global/ international arena.
  3. INS Arihant will take part in IFR 2019.

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
2 only

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