Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 17- 23 February 2019


1.

Consider the following statement vis-à-vis ‘Central Information Commission (CIC)’:

  1. Central Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners are appointed by a committee headed by the Prime Minister with leader of opposition of Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha as its member.
  2. CIC shall hold the office for a term of six years or till he/she attains the age of 65years.
  3. The decision of CIC is final and binding.

Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

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

2.

India has not accorded MFN Status to which of the following countries?

  1. China
  2. Pakistan
  3. US
  4. Afghanistan

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

3.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘National Minimum Wage’:

  1. The national minimum wage for India is provided by the Ministry of Labour & Family Welfare.
  2. Anoop Satpathy Committee has recommended that minimum wage shall be adjusted as per Wholesale Price Index (WPI) every 1 year.

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.

Consider the following statement:

  1. Bacteria having NDM1 Genes are usually Superbugs.
  2. Antibiotics taken in unreasonable or partial dose is the cause of antimicrobial resistance.

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

5.

‘660 Km Boundary’ sometimes seen in the news is related to:

A
Range of Brahmos Missile
B
Exclusive Economic Zone
C
Rocket sent in the stratosphere to study the atmospheric events
D
Earth’s Structure

6.

Consider the following statements related to NSA:

  1. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which collects and analyses crime data in the country, does not include cases under the NSA in its data.
  2. Only Central Government can invoke NSA.
  3. Person detained under NSA has the right to be informed of the reason for the arrest.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

7.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Chinese Pangolin is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per IUCN Red List.
  2. Indian Pangolin is listed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife protection Act (WPA) 1972, while Chinese Pangolin is listed in Schedule II of the WPA.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

8.

Consider the following statements regarding Municipal Solid Waste in India:

  1. The NITI Aayog envisages 800 MW of energy from WTE (Waste to Energy) plants by 2018-2019.
  2. The MSW in India has high calorific value and high moisture content.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

9.

‘Artificial leaf’ often seen in the news is related to?

A
Technology that kills the ozone present in the troposphere
B
Technology that supplies oxygen to atmosphere
C
Technology that converts CO2 present in atmosphere to carbohydrates.
D
Technology that boosts CO2 sequestration in ocean waters.

10.

Kattaikuthu, an open air ensemble theatre belongs to which of the following states?

A
Kerala
B
Karnataka
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Andhra Pradesh

11.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Mariculture:

  1. It is a specialised branch of aquaculture that is related to cultivation of plants & fishes in fresh water.
  2. Dugong & Green Turtle depends upon sea weeds for food.
  3. Sea weeds are calorie dense and are deficient in Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

12.

Consider the following statements about ‘fats’:

  1. Most animal fats are unsaturated while plants and fish based fats are saturated.
  2. Trans fats increases Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and decreases High Density Lipo Protein (HDL).
  3. Saturated fats are more susceptible to rancidity (Oxidation of fats) compared to unsaturated fats.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) 1972:

  1. It deals with declaration and organization of biosphere reserves.
  2. It extends to the whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir.
  3. This act sets up Animal Welfare Board of India.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

14.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Battle of Sinhagad’:

  1. This battle was fought between Tanaji Malusare and Shivaji Maharaj.
  2. Kondhana Fort was renamed as Sinhagad Fort by Shivaji.

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.

Which of the following ports are present in the West coast of India?

  1. Kamrajar Port
  2. JNPT Port
  3. Tuticorn port
  4. Mormugao port

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

16.

Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Most Favored Nation Status (MFN)’:

  1. India has accorded MFN Status to all the members of WTO.
  2. As per the guidelines of WTO, there can be no exception to MFN.
  3. India has accorded MFN status to Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

17.

The concept of MFN is common to which of the following agreements?

  1. Nagoya Protocol
  2. GATT
  3. GATS
  4. TRIPS.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

18.

Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Most Favored Nation Status (MFN)’:

  1. Concept of MFN ensures free, fair and non-discriminatory international trade.
  2. Free trade agreements (FTA) and Preferential Trade Agreements are exception to MFN.
  3. India has been accorded MFN status by all the member countries of WTO.

Which of the above statements is/are Incorrect?

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

19.

MFN status is related to which of the following organization?

A
World Bank
B
IMF
C
WTO
D
ASEAN

20.

What does the term ‘Beggar-thy-Neighbour’ mean?

A
Line of credit given to under-developed economies
B
Soft loan given to developing economies by financial institutions
C
‘Debt trap’ mechanism practised by the loan giving country which finally intends to capture the important installations of that country
D
Steps taken in such a manner that hurts your neighbouring countries economically

21.

Which among the following islands are a part of the Andaman & Nicobar Group?

  1. Hutbay Island
  2. Long Island
  3. Smith Island
  4. Agatti Island

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

22.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Island Development Agency (IDA):

  1. IDA is headed by the Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.
  2. IDA works under the aegis of NITI Aayog.

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

23.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Programme’:

  1. Central financial assistance can be provided to government buildings and educational institutions.
  2. It aims to achieve cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from roof top solar projects by 2022.

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 with respect to ‘KUSUM scheme’:

  1. This scheme will lead to decentralisation of the production of solar power.
  2. The program will aid in the de-dieseling of the agricultural sector in India.
  3. Subsidy burden on DISCOMS in the sector of agriculture will be Increased to a large extent.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

25.

RBI had formed a committee to suggest a strategy for the deepening of digital payments in the country earlier this year. This committee is be headed by?

A
Uday Kotak
B
N. R. Narayanmurthy
C
Nandan Nilekani
D
H.R Khan

26.

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a new planet. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis TESS:

  1. It uses the transit method to discover new planets.
  2. It is a European Space Agency (ESA) Mission to look for the planets orbiting the brightest star in the Earth’s sky.

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.

Consider the following statements regarding the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD):

  1. It is an outcome of the Earth Summit and is a legally binding treaty.
  2. It operates under the UNDP.
  3. Cartagena Protocol on bio-safety and Nagoya Protocol come under CBD.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

28.

Match the following:

CommitteeRelated to
shok Dalwai CommitteeaGujarat fake encounters
H.S Bedi ReportbDoubling farmers’ income
Srikrishna CommitteEconomically backward classes
Sinho CommissiondData protection

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
1-b, 2-a, 3-d, 4-c
B
1-a, 2-b, 3-c, 4-d
C
1-c, 2-d, 3-a, 4-b
D
1-d, 2-c, 3-b, 4-a

29.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Renukaji Multi-purpose Dam Project is proposed to be built on Giri River in Himachal Pradesh.
  2. Giri, Tons, Hindon are the tributaries of River Yamuna.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

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

30.

Consider the following statements regarding the Tiwa Tribe:

  1. Tiwa tribes are indigenous ethnic groups inhabiting the states of Assam and Meghalaya.
  2. They practise the terrace farming method.
  3. Panthai Langa is one of the rituals practised by them, which is meant to worship the deities of nature.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

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

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