Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 2-8 September, 2018


1.

Recently, Section 124-A (Sedition) is in the news. Consider the following statements with respect to Section-124A:

  1. It was introduced by the British Government to deal with the radical Wahabi Movement of 19th Century by Syed Ahmed Barelvi.
  2. The Supreme Court has clearly mentioned that Section 124A of IPC shall be applied in the case of ‘Incitement to violence.
  3. Mahatma Gandhi was charged with sedition in 1922 for his article in Young India.

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

2.

Recently, Banks like SBI, ICICI have increased the Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rate (MCLR). Consider the following statements with respect to MCLR:

  1. This is the minimum rate below which banks can’t lend to anyone.
  2. This has replaced the Bank rate from April 2016.

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.

Forest officials are thinking of creating a second home for “Sangai Deer” or “Dancing Deer”. Consider the following statements:

  1. Sangai Deers are found in Keibul Lamjao National Park and it is the only floating national park in the world.
  2. Sangai Deer is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per IUCN.
  3. Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake of Northeast India.

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

4.

“Cholanaikkan tribe” especially inhabits the area of

A
Mudumalai National Park
B
Wayanad National Park
C
Silent Valley National Park
D
Periyar National Park

5.

Recently, Island Development Agency (IDA) in collaboration with “Niti Aayog” has decided to develop the Islands of Andaman & Nicobar along with Lakshadweep. Consider the following statements:

  1. Island Development Agency is chaired by the Cabinet Secretary.
  2. Andaman & Nicobar is the extension of Purvanchal Range.

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

6.

This national park is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, it is characterised by Montane grasslands, shrublands interspersed with Sholas; it is home to Royal Bengal Tiger but is famous for its Keystone species “Nilgiri Tahr”. Earlier, it was also called as “Nilgiri Tahr National Park”. These references are with respect to:

A
Mudumalai National Park
B
Silent Valley National Park
C
Mukurthi National Park
D
Wayanad National Park

7.

Recently, India Post Payments Bank is in news. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis “Payment Banks”:

  1. It is the outcome of Sunil Mehta Committee.
  2. They can’t offer loans but can raise deposit up to Rs. 1 lakh.
  3. They can give debit and credit cards too.

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

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

8.

Recently, RBI has released the data related to FDI (Foreign Direct Investment). Consider the following statements:

  1. Singapore tops the list when it comes to the source of FDI in India (2017-18).
  2. Issue related to FDI is dealt by the Ministry of Finance.
  3. OECD has clearly defined the “Tax Havens”.

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

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

9.

Due to talks on the High Seas by UN, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is in news. Consider the following statements:

  1. UN directly monitors the implementation of Convention of UNCLOS.
  2. Ministry of Science & Technology is the nodal agency of India dealing with the matters of Sea.
  3. UNCLOS has not put any restrictions on High Seas.

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

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

10.

Recently, Cabinet has given nod for “Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling and Science (O-SMART)”. Consider the following statements:

  1. It is an umbrella scheme of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  2. Under this scheme, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant has to be set up in Andaman & Nicobar.

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

11.

This Freedom fighter was charged with sedition thrice; he was instrumental in Surat Split of Congress and acted as a catalyst in Lucknow Pact 1916; he was considered as “Father of India’s Unrest by the Britishers”. These references are with respect to whom?

A
A. C. Mazumdar
B
Lala Lajpat Rai
C
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D
Aurbindo Ghosh

12.

Recently, some economists are of the view that India should focus on increasing its Gross Capital Formation (GCF). Consider the following statements with respect to GCF:

  1. It is a part of the GDP that is used to create the GDP itself.
  2. It is the ratio of Investment upon the Gross National Product.
  3. Ideally, it should be above 45% and India’s GCF has steadily increased in last decade.

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

13.

Consider the following statements:

  1. SAARC was founded in Dhaka, and headquartered at Kathmandu. BIMSTEC is headquartered at Dhaka and recent summit happened at Kathmandu.
  2. Nepal and Bhutan were the last to join the BIMSTEC.

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, “Leptospirosis” is in news. Consider the following statements:

  1. It is a bacterial infection that is mostly centered in Tropical region and its outbreak is more common during floods.
  2. It is also called as “Rat Fever”.
  3. No vaccines are currently available.

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

15.

Consider the following statements:

  1. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is a statutory body and Home Minister is its ex-officio Chairman.
  2. National Disaster Response Force is under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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

16.

Recently, CISMOA (Communication & Information on Security Memorandum of Agreement) or COMCASA (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement) has become an “apple of discord” between India and US’ 2+2 Dialogue. Consider the following statements:

  1. It would set framework through which USA could share the sensitive data to aid targeting and navigation.
  2. CISMOA is a part of US’ three military agreements which it considers as “foundational” for functional military relationship.

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

17.

To arrest the depreciating Rupee, RBI may introduce “Standing Deposit Facility” (SDF). Consider the following statements:

  1. SDF is unlimited, uncollateralised, fixed rate deposit facility to absorb the excess liquidity.
  2. It was conceptualised by Urjit Patel Committee in 2014.

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

18.

Due to recent meeting of Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, Transgenic Mustard DMH-11 is in news. Consider the following statements:

  1. DMH-11 has three genes namely-Barnase, Barstar and Bar gene.
  2. It is the “Barnase” gene that makes the plant herbicide tolerant e.g. Glufosinate.
  3. Mustard is a perfect flower.

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 and II only

19.

“Mission 41k” sometimes seen in the news is related to -

A
Ministry of Railways
B
Ministry of Commerce
C
Ministry of Shipping and Road Transport
D
Ministry of Civil Aviation

20.

“Mulching” sometimes seen in the news refers to -

A
Keeping the soil barren for few seasons to regain its productivity.
B
Use of two or more crops in the same field.
C
Covering the soil with organic or inorganic cover.
D
All of the above.

21.

Today, the Supreme Court has scrapped Section 377 of Indian Penal Code. Consider the following statements regarding this:

  1. The Delhi High Court in “Naz Foundation vs. Government of NCT” case (2009), upheld the Section 377 citing that “Section 377” does not suffer from the vice of unconstitutionality and it is the issue of few chunks of people.
  2. A judgement in NALSA case (2014), which allowed the ‘Third Gender’ category of “Other”, reopened the discussion of Section 377.
  3. Section 377 was in direct opposition to legally protected Fundamental Right to Privacy.

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

22.

Recently, UK and Russia are at loggerheads due to nerve agent issue. Consider the following statements:

  1. India was one of the original signatory of Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1997.
  2. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the implementing agency of CWC and is headquartered at The Hague, Netherlands.
  3. Recently, OPCW has granted itself the self power to identify those responsible for the chemical attack.

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

23.

Recently, RBI has tightened the Ombudsman Scheme. Consider the following statements:

  1. RBI has asked the Commercial Banks having five or more banking outlets to have independent internal ombudsman (IO).
  2. IO can be removed only with the prior approval from RBI.
  3. It will cover all the banks including Regional Rural Banks and their sponsor Banks.

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

24.

Recently, Government has agreed to end the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) Boycott. Consider the following statements:

  1. It was introduced by the UNICEF in 2000.
  2. It tests the learning levels of 15years old in reading, mathematics and science.
  3. Government has decided that Chandigarh Schools to be valued under the PISA.

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

25.

Military exercise “Rapid Trident” is between which two countries?

A
NATO and Ukraine
B
Vietnam and South Korea
C
USA and Japan
D
Japan and South Korea

26.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Section 377 of the IPC:

  1. One ground for scrapping Section 377 was that it provided “Rule of Law” instead of “Rule by Law”.
  2. Section 377 was scrapped as it was against the Article 14 and Article 21.
  3. “Puttaswamy case” had influenced the development of jurisprudence against Section 377.

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

27.

Recently, India has supported Mauritius’ claim over “Chagos Island”. Consider the following statements:

  1. Chagos Island is situated 500 km north of Maldives.
  2. It is disputed between USA and Mauritius.
  3. Great Chagos Atoll is the largest Atoll structure of the world.

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
III only.

28.

Recently, “Mycotoxins” is in news. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Mycotoxins:

  1. They are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain Moulds (Fungus) and can be found in food.
  2. They are chemically stable and can survive food processing.
  3. They can grow after harvest only.

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
None of these

29.

Consider the following statements with respect to National Register of Citizens (NRC):

  1. This is applicable to all the citizens of the country.
  2. Part 3 of the Constitution deals with the “Citizenship”.
  3. Assam Accord explicitly talks about the formation of NRC.

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
None of these

30.

“Hope Mars Mission” is set to be launched by -

A
Saudi Arabia
B
ISRO in collaboration with Bangladesh
C
UAE
D
China in collaboration with Pakistan

31.

Recently, “Plan Bee” is in news. This is related to -

A
Increasing the production of Honey.
B
To preserve the indigenous variety of Honey Bee.
C
To train the farmers in Beekeeping and thus achieve the plan to double their income by 2022.
D
To prevent the trains from hitting Elephants crossing the tracks.

32.

Recently, Rubber plantation has been hit badly. Consider the following statements:

  1. Karnataka is the largest producer of Rubber in India.
  2. Natural Rubber requires good moisture and very cold condition.
  3. “Vulcanisation” of Rubber is treating the Natural Rubber with “Nickel” to provide strength to the Rubber.

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
None of these

33.

Recently, SEBI has barred NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) to be fund managers of FPI (Foreign Portfolio Investors). Consider the following statements:

  1. This step of SEBI is taken to promote the “Round Tripping” of the Money which can boost the market.
  2. FPI is a part of Current Account under the Balance of Payment (BOP).

Choose the correct statement from the code given below:

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

34.

Recently, Idlib province is in news. Consider the following statements:

  1. It is situated on the Northeastern side of Syria.
  2. Idlib province shares the border with Turkey and Lebanon.

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.

“SLINEX” Naval exercise is between -

A
India and Singapore
B
India and Seychelles
C
India and Sri Lanka
D
India and South Africa

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