Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 23- 29 December 2018


1.

Cyclonic storm “Gaja” has brought back the avian to Pulicat Lake. 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 primary inflows to the Pulicat Lake are Arani, Kalangi and Swarnmukhi.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

2.

Match the following Tiger Reserves with their regions:

Tiger ReserveRegion
NandhaurBihar-Nepal Border
chanakmarMadhya Pradesh
BalaghatMaharashtra

Which of the following is incorrectly matched?

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

3.

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Meena Tribe is listed as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) and is settled in the state of Odisha.
  2. Mandana art are wall and floor paintings of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
  3. Chalk powder is used to make motifs in Mandana art.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

4.

Consider the following statements about “Election Commission of India” (ECI)?

  1. Expenditure of ECI is charged upon Consolidated Fund of India.
  2. Article 324 of Indian Constitution has clearly defined the qualification for appointment as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).
  3. CEC is placed in a distinctly higher position compared to other Election Commissioners.

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

5.

Countries bordering the “Black sea” are

  1. Moldova
  2. Georgia
  3. Turkey
  4. Ukraine

Choose the correct option from the code given below

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

6.

Sometimes, Cryogenic Engine is seen in the news. What are the limitations of Cryogenic Engine?

  1. It has poor efficiency compared to liquid propellants.
  2. Hydrogen Embrittlement leads to material failure.
  3. Temperature to be attained is difficult.
  4. Its by-product is steam which is highly toxic.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below

A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2, 3 and 4
D
None of the above

7.

Consider the following statements about “Swadesh Darshan Scheme”?

  1. The scheme has been launched by the Ministry of Culture and is a centrally sponsored scheme.
  2. It aims at the development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations.

Choose the correct statements from the code given below:

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

8.

Consider the following statements with respect to the “Hornbill Festival”?

  1. It is annually organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in the state of Nagaland.
  2. Only Regama and Kuki Tribals take part in this festival.
  3. It is locally called as the “Festival of Festivals”.

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

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

9.

Consider the following statements about “Pangolin”?

  1. It is the most trafficked mammal on the planet.
  2. Indian Pangolin is listed as “Critically Endangered” but Chinese Pangolin is listed as “Endangered” as per IUCN.
  3. It is nocturnal and is listed in Appendix 1 of CITES.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

10.

Consider the following statements about “Index of Industrial Production” (IIP)?

  1. IIP is released quarterly by the Ministry of Finance.
  2. It covers 682 items with maximum weight assigned to Electricity.
  3. The base year for IIP is 2004-05.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below

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

11.

Consider the following statements vis-a-vis ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’:

  1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme.
  2. Its funding varies from state to state.
  3. First Tribal Circuit Project under this scheme has been established in Odisha.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

12.

‘Mission 25 by 2022’ sometimes seen in the news is related to:

A
Doubling the farmers’ income
B
Improving the ranking in Ease of Doing Business
C
Reduction in Stunting
D
Fulfilling 25% of our total energy needs from renewable source by 2022

13.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis site 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. ization.

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

A
Dholavira
B
Harappa
C
Lothal
D
Rakhigarhi

14.

‘World Energy Outlook Report’ is released by the

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

15.

Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Strait of Dover’ separates Ireland from United Kingdom.
  2. ‘Irish Sea’ separates Ireland from France.
  3. Northern Ireland shares a land border with Republic of Ireland.

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

16.

RBI had set up a six member committee to review the Economic Capital Framework of the Central Bank in December 2018. This committee is being headed by:

A
Shaktikant Das
B
N.K. Singh
C
Bimal Jalan
D
Surjit Bhalla

17.

Consider the following statements about ‘Pava Kathakali’:

  1. It is a form of glove puppetry that is performed mainly in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  2. The musical instruments used are Cymbals and Shankh only.
  3. The most performed episodes in this puppetry are from the extracts of Mahabharata.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

18.

Consider the following statements about Leather Industry of India:

  1. Leather Industry is a labour intensive sector and India is the second largest exporter of leather garments.
  2. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are the major production and export centres in India.
  3. European Union is the major export market destination of Indian Leather Goods.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

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