Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 16- 22 September 2018


1.

Recently, Bay of Fundy is in news. Consider the following statements about ‘Bay of Fundy’:

  1. It is located on the east coast of Russia and has one of the most indented coast line.
  2. It is an excellent site for the Tidal Power Generation.

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

2.

Recently, Tropical cyclones have hit the coast of countries like USA and Philippines. Consider the following statements about “Tropical Cyclone”:

  1. Tropical cyclones are not formed at Equator.
  2. Tropical cyclones are called “Bagnio” in Philippines.

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.

Why the Coral Reefs are called as “Tropical Rain Forest of Ocean”?

A
As the Coral Reefs exist mainly near the Tropical Belt.
B
Coral Reefs need abundant rainfall and Tropical Belt climatic conditions mimic that condition.
C
Coral Reefs support many creatures and species and are very rich in that sense.
D
None of these.

4.

Consider the following statement with respect to Monetary Policy Committee (MPC):

  1. It is a six member body that has to meet at least 4 times a year and is chaired by RBI Governor.
  2. Rate is decided by voting and only in case of ‘tie’ the chairman will have the second vote or casting vote.

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

5.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are separated from each other by:

A
Nine Degree Channel
B
Ten Degree Channel
C
Eleven Degree Channel
D
Strait of Malacca

6.

Fight against ISIS is in the last stage; ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) is sometimes called as ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq & Levant). Which among the following countries are ‘Levant Countries’?

  1. Lebanon
  2. Jordan
  3. Iran
  4. Saudi Arabia

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

7.

Recently, Indian Rupee has depreciated to a level that has become a matter of concern for the policy makers. What can be the probable impact of Depreciated currency on Indian Economy?

  1. Indian companies that have gone for External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) will have to face higher servicing cost.
  2. It can lead to inflation in the Indian economy.
  3. Our exports to countries like China will increase tremendously.

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 only

8.

Consider the following statements about ‘Kans Grass /Kans Grassland’:

  1. It is native to Indian sub-continent and is mainly seen in the Duar-Terai regions of India and Nepal.
  2. Kans Grassland is the habitat of Indian Rhinoceros.

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

9.

Consider the following statements about the “Green Agriculture Project”:

  1. It is implemented by Indian Government in collaboration with World Bank.
  2. World Bank has funded the projects under this programme in the state of Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.

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.

“Kudumbashree” sometimes seen in the news is related to -

A
Providing livelihood to leprosy patient.
B
Scheme of Telangana Government to boost the farmers’ income.
C
Food Stall which gives subsidised food.
D
Kerala women Neighbourhood Groups (NHGs)

11.

It is general perception among the economists that Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) has failed to deliver, else the situation of depreciated currency could have been tackled better. Consider the following statement about FSDC:

  1. It was set up in 2010 after the recommendation of “Raghuram Rajan” Committee.
  2. It is chaired by Prime Minister and its vice chairman is Minister of Finance.
  3. Its main function is to enhance the coordination between different regulators and between regulators and the Government.

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

12.

Recently, CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) has raised alarms about the extreme pollution levels in Indian rivers. Consider the following statements:

  1. Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a better indicator for water pollution than Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD).
  2. In polluted water, BOD will be more but COD will be less.

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

13.

Due to final war against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), Syria is in news. Which of the following countries borders “Syria”?

  1. Turkey
  2. Iran
  3. Lebanon
  4. Iraq
  5. Israel

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

14.

Recently, Niti Aayog has asked the government for streamlining the policy on “Jhum Cultivation”. Consider the following statements about ‘Jhum Cultivation’:

  1. Jhum cultivation is usually done by tribal people in the flood plains of Ganga, Yamuna, etc. but, is not suitable for hilly terrains.
  2. It is called as Jhum in Assam, Podu in Andhra Pradesh and Ponam in Kerala.

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

15.

Recently, Government has decided to merge the Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda. What can be the benefits of this merger?

  1. It will increase the overlapping between the banks.
  2. It will increase the lending capacity of the banks.
  3. The merger will lead to economies of scale and increase in the cost of doing business.

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
II only

16.

Recently, Indian Meteorological Department has cited El-Nino for the weakening of monsoon in its last stage. Consider the following statements about El-Nino:

  1. It refers to ceasing of upwelling off the west coast of South America.
  2. El-Nino is said to have positive correlation with the Indian Monsoon.
  3. It leads to irregularities in the evaporation of sea water.

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

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

17.

Recently, Central Information Commission has raised concern about unspent MPLAD fund. Consider the following statements about MPLAD Fund:

  1. It is under the Ministry of Finance but is overall monitored by the PMO.
  2. Nominated MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha can spend the Money allotted to the State to which they belong to.
  3. MPs of Rajya Sabha can spend the MPLAD fund to any part of the country.

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

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

18.

Recently, Commitment to Development Index (CDI) has been released. Consider the following statements:

  1. It is released by the UNDP in collaboration with World Bank.
  2. It assesses the country on the parameters of Foreign Aid, Finance and Environment policy only.
  3. USA has topped the list followed by South Korea.

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

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

19.

Recently, Merger of three Banks has been approved. Consider the following statements about the merger of the Banks:

  1. It was first mooted by “Raghuram Rajan” Committee to have three or four large banks only.
  2. In principle, decision to merge the banks was taken by Minister of Finance in collaboration with RBI, Bank Boards and SEBI only.
  3. This merger will lead to lower NPA ratio for the new Bank.

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

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

20.

Government has launched “e-Sahaj” portal. This is related to?

A
To help the people whose name is not there in NRC of Assam.
B
To help the startups in getting funds easily.
C
To help the startups in getting funds easily.
D
Initiative of NABARD for the Self Help Groups in Rural India.

21.

Recently, East China Sea and South China Sea are in news. Consider the following statements:

  1. “Senkaku Island” and “Socotra Rock” are present in South China Sea.
  2. “Senkaku Island” is disputed between Japan and South Korea.
  3. “Socotra Rock” is disputed territory between South Korea and North Korea.

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

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

22.

Some Economists have suggested that NRI (Non Resident Indian) Bonds can help in dealing with the depreciating Rupee. Consider the following statement about NRI Bonds:

  1. Usually, NRI Bonds have lesser returns than other similar investments, hence are not in demand.
  2. It will be the first time that India will go for NRI Bonds to arrest the depreciating currency.
  3. It is issued by SEBI in association with RBI.

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

A
I only
B
II only
C
I, II, III
D
None of these

23.

The Law Commission of India has asked not to go for “Uniform Civil Code (UCC)” at present. Consider the following statements about UCC:

  1. The Constitution of India provides for Uniform Civil Code as a Fundamental Duty.
  2. UCC mandate to replace personal laws based on the scriptures and customs of each major religious community in India with a common set of rules governing every citizen.

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

24.

Recently, Kew Royal Botanical Garden has come up with the first “State of the World’s Fungus Report”. Consider the following statements:

  1. “Mycorrhizae” is a fungus which is in a parasitic relation with the vascular plants.
  2. More than 50% of the alien species turn out to be invasive.

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.

Government has recently launched “Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna”. This is related to -

A
Providing compensation for the losses by the wild animals.
B
Providing social security net to the Anganwadi workers.
C
Providing cash in case of unemployment and when he searches for the new engagement.
D
To help the sugarcane farmers.

26.

Recently, Pakistan has invited Saudi Arabia to be the third partner in CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor). Consider the following statements about CPEC:

  1. Under “1+4 Cooperation Framework” of CPEC, 1 represents CPEC and 4 represent the countries of Qatar, China, Oman and UAE.
  2. It passes through the Karakoram Range of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
  3. It acts as a link between “One Belt” and “One Road”.

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

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

27.

Recently, DRDO has successfully Flight-tested the “Akash Missile” and “Prahar Missile”. Consider the following statements:

  1. “Akash” is surface to air anti-aircraft missile built by DRDO.
  2. “Akash” missile is nuclear capable.
  3. “Prahar” is surface to surface short-range ballistic missile.

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

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

28.

Consider the following statement:

  1. Aeroplanes fly in the lower layer of Troposphere.
  2. All atmospheric events take place in Troposphere.
  3. There is absence of strong convection currents in Stratosphere.

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

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

29.

This wildlife sanctuary is visited by many migratory birds like Openbill Stork, Egrets, Night Herons, etc. But, this sanctuary has one of the highest numbers of Openbill Stork population not only in India but in Asia. River Kulik flows besides the sanctuary; hence is popularly called as “Kulik Bird Sanctuary”. These references are with respect to -

A
Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary
B
Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
C
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
D
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

30.

Isro’s first Space Technology Incubation Centre has come up in

A
Delhi
B
Bangalore
C
Guwahati
D
Agartala

31.

Recently, in Assam, there is some dispute regarding the listing of Martyrs of Quit India Movement. Consider the following statements with respect to the “Quit India Movement”:

  1. It was the outcome of the failure of “Cripps Mission”.
  2. It was led by Gandhiji and was a non-violent movement.
  3. It is also called as “Great August Uprising”.

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

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

32.

Recently, cyclonic storm “DAYE” has hit the coast of Odisha. Consider the following statements with respect to cyclones:

  1. Tropical cyclones are Frontal in nature and have Circular Isobars.
  2. There is acute low pressure at the centre in Tropical cyclones.
  3. Cyclone rotates clockwise in Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in Southern Hemisphere.

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

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

33.

Sometimes, “Amicus curiae” is seen in news. What does this mean?

A
Petitioner of the case
B
Friend of the court
C
Advocates on record
D
Aggrieved party

34.

Space Capsule Recovery Experiment, Crew module Atmospheric Recovery Experiment, Pad Abort Test, etc. are related to:

A
Chandrayaan
B
Parker Solar Probe Mission
C
Solar Orbiter Mission
D
Gaganyaan

35.

Recently, ban on adoption by live-in partner has been lifted by CARA (Central Adoption Resource Agency).Consider the following statements:

  1. CARA is a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  2. It is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions.
  3. It is the outcome of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
Choose the correct statement/s from the code given below:
A
I, II, III
B
II and III only
C
II only
D
III only

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