Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 19-25 August,2018


1.

This mausoleum has the distinction of being the “Largest space covered by single dome in the world”; the complex has a Naqqar Khana (Drum house), and has an excellent acoustical system (Echo); built with dark grey basalt and is decorated with plaster. These references are with respect to which of the following structures?

A
Jama Masjid
B
Humayun’s Tomb
C
Gumbaz, Srirangpatnam
D
Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

2.

Recently, FSSAI has launched RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) Initiative. Consider the following statement vis-à-vis RUCO:

  1. The main aim is to enable the collection and conversion of used cooking oil to Biogas.
  2. As per FSSAI, the maximum permissible limit of Total Polar Compounds (TPC) is set at 50%, beyond which the cooking oil is unsafe for consumption.

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.

This national park is located on the edge of Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot and has the “Highest Tiger Density”; it is listed as world heritage site as per UNESCO and is listed as Tiger Reserve too. These references are with respect to which national park that was in news?

A
Kanchenjunga National Park
B
Manas National Park
C
Orang National Park
D
Kaziranga National Park

4.

Recently, Scientists have achieved “Superconductivity” at room temperature. Consider the following statements with respect to properties exhibited by Superconductors:

  1. Resistance drops close to zero below the critical temperature.
  2. Superconductors usually attract the magnetic field.

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.

Recently, UPI 2.0 (Unified Payment Interface) was launched. This is regulated by -

A
NPCI
B
SEBI
C
RBI and NPCI
D
RBI

6.

Recently, Turkey (an emerging economy) is passing through a phase of crisis. What can be the probable steps that may help Turkey bounce back?

  1. It shall reduce its rate, which will reduce the pressure on currency and hence can tackle inflation.
  2. It can ask its friendly countries to invest in its economy, e.g. Qatar.
  3. It can ask for the help from IMF.

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

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

7.

Recently, India is planning to build a Fighter Jet with “Geometric Stealth” quality. What does ‘Geometric Stealth’ mean?

A
Radar absorbing material is used in making the spacecraft, which will reduce its Radar footprint.
B
It will be similar in shape to the Anti-Tank missile or Radar system.
C
Shape of the aircraft is designed at such an angle so as to deflect away the maximum Radar waves.
D
All of the above

8.

The Current Account Deficit (CAD) of India is widening and is about to reach 2.5% of GDP. Consider the following statements with respect to CAD:

  1. The cause of CAD is increase in price of oil import and increase in Service Export of India.
  2. High CAD will lead to inflation in the 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

9.

Which of the following statements is correct about “Helina”?

A
Name of the flood/cyclone that has hit Kerala.
B
Cyclone that has hit the coast of Japan.
C
Anti-Tank missile developed by North Korea.
D
Anti-Tank Guided Missile indigenously developed by India.

10.

Recently, Twin Balance Sheet (TBS) issue has again cropped up in the Parliamentary Standing Committee report on NPAs. What does this TBS mean?

A
Widening of Current Account Deficit and Fiscal Deficit.
B
Widening of Revenue Deficit and Fiscal Deficit.
C
Stressed Balance Sheet of Commercial Banks and RBI.
D
Stressed Balance Sheet of Corporate and Banks.

11.

Recently, Water Tribunal has tried to resolve the water dispute of Mahadayi (Mandovi) River. Consider the following statements with respect to the above dispute:

  1. Mahadayi River originates from Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa and traverses west up to Karnataka and finally joins the Arabian Sea.
  2. Karnataka wanted to build the Kalasa-Bhanduri Nala project on this river to transfer the water to Malaprabha River, which is a tributary of Godavari.

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

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither 1 nor 2

12.

Recently, the countries surrounding the ‘Caspian Sea’ have decided to sort-out the differences amicably. Consider the following statements with respect to Caspian Sea dispute:

  1. Before disintegration of USSR, it was shared by only three countries - USSR, Azerbaijan and Iran.
  2. Iran wanted to consider the present Caspian Sea as a ‘Lake’ among all the littoral states.

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.

Recently, State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) is in news. Consider the following statements with respect to SDRF:

  1. SDRF corpus is contributed by the Union Government and respective State Governments in the ratio of 3:1 for general category state.
  2. Allocation of fund is done by the recommendation of Niti Aayog.

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

14.

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to go for Public Credit Registry (PCR). Consider the following statements with respect to PCR:

  1. It is the outcome of P. J. Nayak Committee.
  2. It will provide the borrowers’ past performance and its outstanding credit records to banks.

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, Project Dantak was in news. This is a project between India & -

A
Nepal
B
Bangladesh
C
Sri Lanka
D
Bhutan

16.

Recently, the Supreme Court has quashed use of NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls. If the number of seats allocated in RS for a state is 4 and the total value of the votes of MLA from that sate is 160, then how many votes are required for a candidate to win?

A
40
B
32
C
33
D
35

17.

The International Buddhist Conclave, 2018 is being held in Delhi. Buddhism talks about Eight-fold Path. This is referred in Pali language as:

A
Atthamahthanani
B
Mahaparinirvan
C
Atthangiko Maggo
D
Mattavilasa Prahasan

18.

Due to Kerala floods, Gadgil Committee and Kasturirangan Committee report is back in news. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis the above Committees:

  1. As per Kasturirangan Committee, Ecologically Sensitive Zone (ESZ) accounted for approx 75% of the total Western Ghats.
  2. Gadgil Committee suggested that declaring 37% area as ESZ will suffice.

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.

Recently, ‘HeliNa’ was in news. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘HeliNa’:

  1. It is the helicopter launched variant of NAG missile.
  2. It is an Indian third generation anti-tank missile having the range of 7-8 km.

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

20.

Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) is in news. Consider the following statements with respect to IBBI:

  1. It is a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Finance.
  2. It acts as a regulator for insolvency professionals, information utilities, etc.
  3. It consists of 10 members - from RBI, Central Government and people nominated by the Central Government.

Choose the correct statement from the code given below:

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

21.

Recently, Government is planning to set up a Cyclone Warning Centre at Thiruvananthapuram. Consider the following statements with respect to cyclone:

  1. Tropical cyclones are ‘Frontal’ in its nature and Temperate cyclones are ‘Thermal’ in its nature.
  2. Cyclones rotate clockwise in Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in Southern Hemisphere.

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.

This Pipeline is for the transportation of natural gas and passes through four countries and is also called as Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline. Its final destination is Fazilka in Punjab (India).These descriptions are with respect to which of the following?

A
Farzad B gas field
B
Qatar Gas field
C
Oman gas field
D
TAPI Pipeline

23.

Recently, demand is being raised to declare the floods in Kerala as “National Calamity”. Consider the following statements with respect to provisions for declaring any disaster as National Calamity:

  1. As per National Disaster Management Policy, there is no provision to declare any disaster as National Calamity.
  2. Government levies National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD) on Pan Masala, Tobacco, etc. to fund its National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
  3. NCCD has been discontinued after the implementation of GST.

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

24.

Consider the following statements with respect to “Naga Peace Accord”:

  1. Their demand for ‘Greater Nagalim’ consists of area from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura and Myanmar.
  2. Naga Accord was basically signed between Indian government and SCN-Khaplang (NSCN-K).

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, ‘InSight’ mission is in news. This is related to-

A
NASA mission to study the Moon
B
NASA mission to study the Earth’s Ionosphere
C
ISRO mission in collaboration with NASA to study the Solar Corona
D
NASA mission to study the Mars

26.

Recently, a tussle is going on between the Ministry of Skill Development and the Entrepreneurship and the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) over the scope and applicability of CAG’s power to audit the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Consider the following statements vis-à-vis CAG:

  1. CAG can audit those private companies where revenue sharing exists between the entity and Government.
  2. CAG was supposed to be the Comptroller & Auditor General, but in practice it is fulfilling the role of Comptroller not the Auditor.

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

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Both I and II

27.

Recently, ‘Zero Budget Natural Farming’ is in news. Consider the following statements with respect to the same:

  1. This focuses primarily on the ‘Output’ aspect of Farming, while Minimum Support Mechanism focuses on ‘Input’ aspect of Farming.
  2. Sikkim is the first state to go for Zero Budget Natural Farming.

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

28.

International Buddhist Conclave is being held at New Delhi. Consider the following places and their importance vis-à-vis Buddhism:

Place Significance

  1. Kushinagar Mahabhinishkramana
  2. Sravasti Mahaparinirvana
  3. Sarnath Dhammachakrapravartana
  4. Bodh Gaya Enlightenment

Choose the correctly matched pair/s:

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

29.

Recently, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit was held at Nepal. Consider the following statements with respect to BIMSTEC:

  1. It is the outcome of Bangkok Declaration of 1997 and is headquartered at Kathmandu, Nepal.
  2. The member countries include-India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

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

30.

Consider the following statements with respect to POSHAN Abhiyaan:

  1. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in collaboration of Niti Aayog.
  2. It will focus on stunting, undernutrition, anemia, etc. for the children below age of 10 years only.

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

31.

Recently, Odisha has passed a resolution for the creation of a Legislative Council (Upper House). Consider the following statements vis-à-vis creation of Upper House in a State:

  1. The resolution shall be passed by 2/3 of the members present and voting along with majority of the strength of the House.
  2. The number of seats shall be greater than 40 but less than half the strength of Legislative Assembly.
  3. Generally, States don’t have Upper House as getting it passed in Parliament is a difficult task, as it amounts to Constitutional Amendment under Article 368.

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

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

32.

The recent Oil price rise is also attributed to the less supply of ‘Brent Crude’. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Crude oil:

  1. Brent Crude is generally obtained from North Sea and is called as “Sweet Crude”.
  2. Oman Crude and Dubai Crude are called as “Sour Crude”
  3. Oman and Dubai Crudes have less Sulphur content than Brent Crude.

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

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

33.

Choose the correct statement vis-à-vis FiT (Feed in Tariff) model, which is in news:

A
This model is generally used for the Non-renewable source of energy.
B
This model is generally used for the Renewable source of energy.
C
This model is generally used for the auction of coal mines.
D
This model is generally used for the auction of Spectrum in Telecom sector.

34.

Recently, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is in news. Consider the following statements with respect to SECI:

  1. SECI is under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and looks after the solar energy development only.
  2. SECI is renamed as Renewable Energy Corporation of India.

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

35.

Recently, “Bondi Bond” is in news; this is related to:

A
Bond issued by RBI and is named after a place in Rajasthan.
B
Bond issued by IMF that works on Blockchain Technology.
C
Bond issued by US government to deal with Trade war.
D
Bond issued by World Bank based on Blockchain Technology.

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