Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 20 – 26 January 2019


1.

As per the IUCN Red List ‘Red Sanders’ is classified as:

A
Near Threatened
B
Endangered
C
Critically Endangered
D
Least Concern

2.

Consider the following statements about ‘Infrastructure Investment Trust’ (InvIT) which is in news recently:

  1. InvITs are the instruments that work like mutual funds.
  2. InvITs are registered as trusts with RBI.
  3. InvITs can invest only in completed and revenue generation infrastructure projects.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

3.

Who among the following is not directly involved in the selection of ‘Lokpal’ as per Lokpal & Lokayukta Act, 2013?

  1. Chief Justice of India
  2. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha
  3. Prime Minister
  4. Speaker, Lok Sabha
  5. Leader of Opposition Rajya Sabha

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
5 only
B
3 and 5 only
C
1 and 4 Only
D
4 and 5 only

4.

Consider the following statements about the ‘Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank’ (AIIB):

  1. It is a multilateral bank with its headquarter in Shanghai, China.
  2. It has an authorized capital of $1000 Billion.
  3. India has the second highest voting percentage rights in AIIB.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

5.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Collegium System’ in the Appointment of the Judges?

  1. The recommendation of Collegium is binding on the President.
  2. Attorney General of India is also a part of the Collegium.
  3. Collegium system is the outcome of 1st Judge Case (S.P Gupta vs. Union of India).

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

6.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Kumbh Festival:

  1. The ritual of bathing in rivers to do away with one’s sins finds mentions in ‘Atharva Veda’.
  2. The earliest evidence of Kumbh is from the book ‘Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms’ written by Fa-Hien.
  3. Kumbh is celebrated four times over a course of 10 years.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1 and 2 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
None of these

7.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Law Minister of India is a Patron in Chief of National Legal Service Authority of India (NALSA).
  2. People Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) is a human right body which was formed by Gandhian Jayaprakash Narayan.

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

8.

Due to the Flamingo Festival, the ‘Pulicat Lake’ is in news. Consider the following statements about ‘Pulicat Lake’:

  1. It is India’s second largest brackish water lake on the Malabar Coast.
  2. The barrier island of Sriharikota separates the lake from the Arabian Sea.
  3. The major portion of this lagoon lies in Tamil Nadu with some portion lying in Andhra Pradesh.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
3 only
B
2 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None of the above

9.

Consider the following statements about ‘Araku Valley’:

  1. It is located in the Western Ghats and is known for coffee cultivation.
  2. Katiki Waterfall is present in the Araku Valley.
  3. In winter season, this valley turns into the Valley of Honey.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
2 and 3 only
B
2 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None of the above

10.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Irrawaddy Dolphin’:

  1. It is a Euryhaline species.
  2. It is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ as per the IUCN Red List.
  3. It is considered as a sacred species by Khmer & Lao people.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

11.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘sites’ of Indus Valley Civilization:

  1. It is located between Bhogavo and Sabarmati River.
  2. It was discovered by S. R. Rao and his team.
  3. It means the Mount of Dead and has a dockyard which provides the evidence of maritime trade during the Indus Valley civilization.

These references are with respect to which site of the civilization?

A
Dholavira
B
Harappa
C
Lothal
D
Rakhigarhi

12.

The World Energy Outlook Report is released by?

A
World Economic Forum
B
World Bank
C
International Energy Agency
D
International Atomic Energy Agency

13.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Lokpal & Lokayukta Act’:

  1. Lokpal can probe the Prime Minister of India only if it gets the approval of 3/4th of the members of Lokpal bench.
  2. In the Lokpal bench, 50% has to be judicial members.
  3. Lokpal selection committee is headed by the Chief Justice of India.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

14.

Consider the following statements:

  1. This wildlife sanctuary has the highest density of Rhinoceros in the world.
  2. It is situated in flood plains of River Brahmaputra in the state of Assam.
  3. In winters, this sanctuary becomes the heaven for bird lovers as thousands of Waterfowl throngs the Wetlands.

These references are with respect to which Wildlife Sanctuary?

A
Kaziranga National Park
B
Dipor Bil
C
Pobitora Wildlife sanctuary
D
Nambor Wildlife sanctuary

15.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS):

  1. A site can be declared as BHS as per section 37 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
  2. The Central Government in consultation with the Ministry of Environment only can declare an area to be BHS.

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.

Zakiullah Khan Committee sometimes seen in the news is related to?

A
Prison Reforms
B
Infrastructure Investment Trust
C
Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code
D
Waqf Properties

17.

Consider the following statements about the UNNATI Programme:

  1. It is a capacity building programme in the field of healthcare and is launched by NITI Aayog.
  2. It is a part of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
  3. It aims to reduce the stunting in India to 25% by 2022.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

18.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Cassini Spacecraft was sent to study Saturn and was launched by NASA in collaboration with European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
  2. Phobos is the largest Moon of Saturn.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

19.

Consider the following statements:

  1. This bird is one of the heaviest flying birds and is found in the state of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra etc.
  2. The IUCN status of this bird is Critically Endangered.
  3. It is the State Bird of Rajasthan.

These references are with respect to?

A
Lesser Florican
B
Houbara Bustard
C
Great Indian Bustard
D
Bengal Florican

20.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Indus Dolphin Census:

  1. First organised census of Indus Dolphin was carried in India by the Gujarat Government.
  2. This census was carried in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India.

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

21.

The Umesh Sinha Committee is related to?

A
Model Code of Conduct
B
Tax Reforms
C
Reservation to Economically Weaker Section of Upper Class
D
Judicial Reforms

22.

Consider the following statementss vis-à-vis GSTAT:

  1. It is the first common forum for dispute resolution between the Centre and States.
  2. GSTAT will be headed by the Finance Minister.
  3. It will have technical members from States only.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

23.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Microsat –R is a Military Imaging Satellite that will be placed in Geo-synchronus Orbit.
  2. PSLV C-44 is a three stage launch vehicle with Cryogenic Engine in its Third stage.
  3. In PSLV C44, Hydroxyl Terminated Poly Butadiene (HTPB) is used as propellant in first stage.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

24.

Consider the following statements about Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus Palustris):

  1. It is native to saline water habitats of India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
  2. It is extinct in Bhutan and Myanmar.
  3. It is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

25.

Consider the following statements:

  1. These crops are grown on irrigated lands and require warm dry weather.
  2. They are usually cultivated from March to June.
  3. Muskmelon, Watermelon, Vegetables of cucurbitacae family such as bitter gourd, pumpkin, ridged gourd etc. are some of the example of this crop type.

These references are with respect to which type of crop variety?

A
Kharif Crops
B
Rabi Crops
C
Zaid Crops
D
Monsoon Crops

26.

Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) works under the?

A
Ministry of Human Resource & Development
B
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
C
NITI Aayog
D
Ministry of Science & Technology

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