Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 22-28 July, 2018


1.

Consider the following statements with reference to “No-confidence Motion”:

  1. It can be introduced by any member in any House of the Parliament
  2. It needs the support of 50 members in Rajya Sabha and 100 members in LS for its introduction
  3. It can be moved against the individual minister too

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A
I, II, III
B
I and III
C
I and II
D
None of the above

2.

Consider the following statements with respect to “Parker Solar Probe”:

  1. It is a joint initiative by NASA, European Space Agency and Italy to study the Sun's atmosphere.
  2. This is the 1st mission by NASA, ESA and Italy to study the Sun's atmosphere.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

3.

Consider the following statements with reference to Moth species and choose the correct statement/s:

  1. Recently found moth species “Apatani Glory” has been found in Western Ghats
  2. Moth species are generally indicator species

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

4.

Which of the following statements is/are true about “NabakalebarFestival”?

  1. This is associated with “Black Pagoda” temple of India.
  2. It is an ancient ritual related to replacement of old set of idols with the new one.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

5.

Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

  1. DUQM Port - Oman
  2. Mattala Airport – Sri Lanka
  3. Trincomalee - Sri Lanka
  4. Assumption Island – Seychelles

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

6.

Consider the following statements with respect to “Pandharpur Movement”:

  1. It was the part of “Bhakti Movement” and they were the devotee of ‘Vitthal God’
  2. It was divided into two groups namely Warakari and Dharakari
  3. Namdev and Tukaram were the Dharakari saints

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

7.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Bab el-Mandeb” strait:

  1. It is located between Oman on the Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.
  2. It connects Red Sea with Gulf of Aden.

Choose the wrong statement

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

8.

Which of the following statements is correct vis-à-vis ‘Salicornia Plant’?

  1. It needs fresh water to survive and thus is found in fresh water ponds.
  2. Its yield is used as a substitute for salt
A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

9.

Consider the following statements with respect to GDP Deflator:

  1. GDP Deflator is better indicator to capture inflation compared to Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  2. GDP Deflator details are released annually with the GDP estimates

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both II and II
D
None

10.

Which of the following are the cost push factors of inflation?

  1. Increase in income of workers i.e. salary increase
  2. High Fiscal Deficit
  3. Uncertain weather conditions
  4. Increase in population

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

11.

Select the correct statement with respect to “National Green Tribunal “:

  1. It is vested with powers to hear any matter relating to Wildlife Protection Act,1972.
  2. NGT can passan order but can’t enforce it.
  3. NGT is a constitutional body.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A
IandIII
B
IIandIII
C
I, IIandIII
D
None

12.

the correct statement/s with respect to “STRAIT OF HORMUZ”

  1. The basin countries surrounding the strait are Iran and UAE only.
  2. It connects the Red Sea with Gulf of Aden.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

13.

Consider the following statements with respect to “Inter Creditor Agreement (ICA)”:

  1. ICA is applicable to loans below Rs. 5 Crore.
  2. It is the outcome of P.J. Nayak Committee.
  3. It is an agreement between the lenders.

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

A
I andII
B
IIand III
C
I, II, III
D
Only III

14.

Consider the following statements with respect to “Chabahar Port”

  1. Chabahar Port is part of International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC)
  2. Chabahar Port is located onthe Gulf of Oman and is in south- west part of Iran.
  3. It is the only oceanic part of Iran.

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

A
IandII
B
IIandIII
C
I, II, III
D
Only III

15.

Choose the correct statement/s

  1. World Investment Report gets released by the World Bank.
  2. The Ministry of Finance looks after the matter of FDI.
  3. According to RBI, USA is the largest source of FDI in India.

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

A
I andII
B
IandIII
C
Only III
D
None

16.

Consider the following statements with respect to “Privilege Motion”which has been recently moved in the Parliament:

  1. It extends to all members of Parliament, Ministers, Attorney General and President.
  2. The source of privileges is derived from Constitution and Rule Book only.

Choose the correct statement

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

17.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Competition Commission of India’:

  1. It is a quasi-judicial constitutional body,that promotes healthy competition and penalises the institutions that distorts competition.
  2. It consists of a chairperson and three members.

Choose the correct option:

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

18.

Recently, “Zero Rating Platform” was in news, it is related to which of the following?

A
Platform that takes no fee to develop Generic Drugs.
B
Think tank that helps the government to make policy at nominal or zero fee
C
Net Neutrality
D
Think tank that rates the Bankrupt companies and provides the rating to the creditors.

19.

Consider the following statements:

  1. No-confidenceMotion can be moved in any house of the parliament.
  2. Passage of No-confidence Motion will lead to resignation of the government.
  3. It can be moved against the individual minister too.

Choose the INCORRECT statement:

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

20.

Choose the correct statement:

  1. Consumer Price Index(CPI)is released quarterly by Central Statistical Office(CSO)
  2. Wholesale Price Index(WPI)is also called as Headline Inflation.
  3. WPI caters to commodity inflation better.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

21.

The post of Deputy Chairman in Rajya Sabha is presently vacant. Consider the following statements with respect to the post of Deputy Chairman in Rajya Sabha:

  1. Deputy Chairman is subordinate to the Chairman.
  2. While presiding over the House, Deputy Chairman can exercise the ‘casting vote’ only in case of a tie.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I&II
D
NeitherI nor II

22.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Privilege Committee’ of the Parliament:

  1. It consists of 15 members in Rajya Sabha and 10 members in Lok Sabha; the members are appointed by the respective Chairman and the Speaker.
  2. Its functions are semi-judicial in nature.

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

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

23.

Consider the following statements with respect to S-400 Triumph Air Defence Missile System:

  1. It can engage all type of aerial targets including UAV,Ballistic and Cruise missile in the range of 4000km and 3000km altitude.
  2. It is surface to surface air missile system.
  3. It was deployed by Russia in Syria and Crimea.

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

A
I & IIOnly
B
I & IIIOnly
C
I, II, III
D
Only III

24.

This month marks the 100th year of Montagu Chelmsford Reform.Consider the following statements related to this:

  1. It provided bicameralism at the central level.
  2. It provided Diarchy(Dyarchy) at the province level.
  3. Electorate was expanded.

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

A
I & IIOnly
B
II & IIIOnly
C
I, II, III
D
None

25.

Which of the following statementsis true about “Ashtrack” mobile App?

A
It will give the GPS location of the carrier which is shipping the flyash.
B
To look into the timely completion of the dedicated corridor made to transfer the flyash in proper time.
C
Will track the amount of all powerplant Ash production.
D
Interface between flyash producer and flyash consumer.

26.

Consider the following statements with respect to Justice B.N SrikrishnaCommittee recommendations:

  1. It talks about “Right to be forgotten”
  2. It recommends a Data Protection Authority with one chairperson and 9 members from the field of Information Technology.
  3. To select the members of Data Protection Authority,it recommends that they should be selected by a committee of PM,CJI and Minister of Science,Technology&IT.

Select the correct statement from the code given below:

A
I &IIOnly
B
I Only
C
I &IIIOnly
D
I, II, III

27.

Which of the following statements is correct with respect to “Mission Satyanishtha”, which was in news recently?

A
Sensitizing all railway employee for ethics and integrity.
B
Initiative of NGOs to sensitize school children.
C
Initiative of CVC to sensitize the citizens.
D
Initiative of the Army to send message of integrity to people.

28.

Bru/Reangs of Mizoram are in newsrecently,consider the following statements with respect to Mizoram:

  1. Inner Line Permit is required to go to Mizoram by the outsiders.
  2. “Cheraw” is a ritual dance performed in Mizoram.

Choose the correct statement using the code given below:

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

29.

Which of the following statements is correct in relation to “Pariwartan Scheme”?

A
It deals with changing the way Banks disburse loan.
B
It deals with Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
C
It deals with changing the mindset of students and promoting ethics,integrity in their behavior.
D
It deals with stressed power projects.

30.

Consider the following statements with respect to “Gravitational Lensing”:

  1. Dense objects like blackhole can bend the passing light.
  2. It can help to peep behind the dense objects like blackhole.

Choose the correct statement from the code given below:

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

31.

”Project Sashakt” which was in news is related to:

A
Empowering women.
B
Resolution ofstressed assets
C
To help the start-up to grow.
D
To help the farmers by hiking their MSP and thus empowering them.

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