Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 23- 29 September 2018


1.

Recently, Triple Talaq Ordinance has been passed. Consider the following statements about the Ordinance:

  1. Through Ordinance even constitutional amendments can be done.
  2. Ordinance making power is absolute, i.e. it can’t be questioned by the court.
  3. Maximum validity of an Ordinance is 6 months and 6 weeks.

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

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

2.

Recently, new species of Pika has been found in Sikkim. Consider the following statements about Pika:

  1. They are mainly dependent upon “C4” plants for their food.
  2. They are the “Ecological Engineers”, but are not the “Keystone Species”
  3. They are mainly found in Mountain and Temperate regions.

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

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

3.

Which of the following are invasive species of plants/animals?

  1. Lantana Camara
  2. Congress Grass
  3. Papaya Mealy Bug

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
(a) II only
B
(b) II and III only
C
(c) I, II, III
D
(d) III only

4.

Which of the following wildlife sanctuary has the potential to become world’s first reserve for “Fishing Cats”?

A
Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary
B
Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary
C
Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary
D
Godavari Wildlife Sanctuary

5.

The term “Compounding” has been in news vis-à-vis the Ordinance related to Triple Talaq. What does this mean?

A
Non-bailable
B
Where two sides agree to stop legal proceedings
C
Immediate arrest after the FIR is registered
D
Fast court trial

6.

These Mammals are listed in the Schedule 1 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.They swing from tree to tree in a mode of locomotion which is called as “Brachiation”. They are listed as “Endangered” as per IUCN and in general found in all states of North East, but restricted to South of Brahmaputra and East of Dibang River. Year 2015 was declared as year of that mammal by IUCN. These references are with respect to –

A
Eastern Hoolock Gibbon
B
Western Hoolock Gibbon
C
Phayre’s Langur
D
Clouded Leopard

7.

Due to IL&FS (Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services) default, NBFC (Non Banking Financial Company) is in news. Consider the following statements about NBFC:

  1. All NBFCs are regulated by RBI.
  2. NBFC don’t form the part of Payment and Settlement system.
  3. They can invest in the shares, bonds, etc. issued by Government or Local Authorities.

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

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

8.

Consider the following statements about ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme:

  1. It is world’s largest Government funded healthcare programme covering 10 crore family.
  2. SECC 2011 will be used for the purpose of identification of beneficiary.
  3. Under this scheme, Health and Wellness Centre will cater to the needs at secondary and tertiary level.
  4. There is no cap on family size and age.

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

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

9.

Recently, SEBI has reduced the Total Expense Ratio (TER) for the Mutual Funds. Consider the following statements:

  1. In open ended Mutual Funds, entry of investor is always open, but the exit can be made only during the fixed period.
  2. TER is the share that is used to meet the administrative, management and other expenses.
  3. It is the ratio of Fund’s average assets divided by total annual cost.

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

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

10.

Consider the following statements about ‘Spike’ Missile:

  1. It is indigenously built by DRDO.
  2. It works on ‘fire and forget’ principle.

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.

Recently, 28th meeting of Southern Zonal Council happened at Bengaluru. Consider the following statements about the Zonal Councils:

  1. These are statutory bodies set up under the State Reorganisation Act, 1956.
  2. These are headed by Prime Minister.
  3. These are deliberative and advisory bodies.

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

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

12.

Consider the following statements about the depreciated currency vis-à-vis India:

  1. It will help our domestic companies to compete with the imports of China in a better way.
  2. It can lead to deflation in the Indian Economy.
  3. It can make our exports and imports more competitive.

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

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

13.

Consider the following statements about ‘Ayushman Bharat”:

  1. It is a Central Sector Scheme under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  2. It will subsume the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) but not the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS).
  3. PM Ayushman Mitra will help in the facilitating the process.

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

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

14.

Consider the following statements:

  1. “Maharashtra” has topped the list of states in the Ease of Living Index, released by MoHUA.
  2. In analysing “Ease of Living Index” for cities, the maximum weightage was given to economic parameters.

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.

This “Ease of Living Index” released by MoHUA will help India in the attainment of which SDG goals in particular?

A
SDG 11
B
SDG 12
C
SDG 15
D
SDG 17

16.

Consider the following statements about “Narcondam Hornbill”:

  1. It is listed as “Critically Endangered” as per IUCN.
  2. It is endemic to the Narcondam Island only.
  3. It migrates in summer from Western Ghats to Andaman & Nicobar.

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

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

17.

Due to depreciation of Rupee, Forex Reserve is often seen in the news. Forex Reserve consists of which of the following?

  1. Hard currency
  2. Gold
  3. Special Drawing Rights issued by World Bank

Choose the correct option/s from the codes given below:

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

18.

Recently, Aadhar is in news. Consider the following statements about Aadhar:

  1. It is 10 digit unique identification number issued to the people by UIDAI.
  2. Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident of India, may voluntarily enroll to obtain Aadhaar number.
  3. It is the proof of Residence and citizenship.

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

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

19.

India is going to host the 2nd IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) Renewable Energy annual meet. Consider the following statements about IORA:

  1. The Indian Ocean Rim is a region comprised of the states whose shores are washed by the waters of the Indian Ocean.
  2. The Coordinating Secretariat of IORA is located at Ebene, Mauritius.
  3. Pakistan and China are not its members.

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

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

20.

Due to debate on considering Pluto as planet or not, the term “Astronomical Unit (AU)” is often seen in the news. Which of the following correctly explains ‘AU’?

A
Mean distance between Sun and Pluto.
B
Mean distance between Sun and Earth.
C
Mean distance between Earth and Moon.
D
Mean distance between Sun and Moon.

21.

Recently, the Supreme Court of India came heavily on the criminalisation of politics in India. Which of the following grounds are mentioned in the Constitution of India for the disqualification of Member of Parliament?

  1. If he has ceased to be a citizen of India.
  2. If he is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a court.
  3. III.He must not have been dismissed from government service due to corruption or disloyalty to state.
  4. He must not have been convicted for promoting enmity.

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

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

22.

Government has recently launched “Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna (ABVKY)”. Consider the following statements about ABVKY:

  1. It is applicable to the employees of formal sector only.
  2. Only those employees are eligible who are ensured in Employees' State Insurance Corporation, for two years.
  3. It is under the aegis of Ministry of Finance.

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

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

23.

Demonetistaion report has not been laid in the Parliament due to lack of consensus in “Parliamentary Committee on Finance”. Consider the following statements about the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance:

  1. It consists of 15 members from Lok Sabha and 7 members from Rajya Sabha.
  2. The duration of this Committee is for 1 year and a minister can be its member.
  3. Chairman is not elected, but is selected by the Speaker.

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

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

24.

Government has recently approved National Digital Communications Policy-2018. Consider the following statements:

  1. The policy aims to provide universal broadband connectivity at 50Mbps to every citizen; provide 1 Gbps connectivity to all Gram Panchayats of India by 2020 and 10 Gbps by 2022.
  2. It aims to expand IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem to 5 Billion connected devices.
  3. It aims to attract investments of USD 100 Billion in the Digital Communications Sector.

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

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

25.

Recently, demand has been raised to declare “Talle Wildlife Sanctuary” as the Butterfly Sanctuary. This wildlife sanctuary belongs to the state of –

A
Meghalaya
B
Arunachal Pradesh
C
Sikkim
D
Manipur

26.

Recently, “Doctrine of Essentiality” is in news. Consider the following statements:

  1. It was invented by the Supreme Court and is the outcome of Keshvananda Bharti case.
  2. It is generally used in determining the constitutionality of the law, which is in conflict with the “Freedom of Speech”.

Choose the correct statement from the codes given below:

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

27.

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

  1. SDRF corpus is contributed by Union Government and respective State Government in the ratio of 3:1 for ‘general category’ State.
  2. Allocation of funds is done by the recommendation of the Finance Commission.

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

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

28.

Consider the following statements about NeVA:

  1. NeVA is an initiative of the Ministry of Information & Technology.
  2. It aims to make all Common Service Centres in the country paperless and digital.
  3. NeVA serves as ‘One Nation, One Application’ by bringing uniformity of database for easy and effective engagement of citizens with Government.

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

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

29.

Consider the following statements about GSTN (GST Network):

  1. It provides IT backbone to the Indirect Tax regime.
  2. It is a not for profit organisation with Private Partners having majority stake of 51% and the government (Centre and State combined) has stake of 49%.

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

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

30.

“RE-INVEST” was recently in news. This is related to -

A
Investment in NIIF (National Infrastructure Investment Fund)
B
Investment in Agriculture
C
Investment in Renewable Energy
D
Investment in Start-up

31.

Consider the following statements about the “Wardha Scheme of Education 1937”:

  1. It was decided to make Hindi as a medium of instruction instead of English.
  2. Free and compulsory education up to 7 years.
  3. Committee was set up under “Vinoba Bhave” to prepare the scheme of education keeping in view the suggestions of resolution.

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

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

32.

Recently, “SATAT” initiative is in news. This is related to ­–

A
Empowering the Self Help Groups (SHGs).
B
Supporting the startups with the technology and fund.
C
To promote Compressed Bio-Gas.
D
To curb the gold import.

33.

Recently, UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) meeting was held. Consider the following statements about UNGA:

  1. Together with the UNSC, UNGA elects the Judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  2. Each country has one vote in General Assembly.
  3. UNGA elects the non-permanent members of the Security Council.

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

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

34.

Recently, India and the United Nations have signed a Five-Year Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF). Which organisation/ministry is the national counterpart for the UN in India for the operationalization of the UNSDF?

A
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
B
NITI Aayog
C
Ministry of Finance
D
Cabinet Secretary under the supervision of PMO

35.

Consider the following statements about “Jan Dhan Darshak”mobile application:

  1. It has been launched by the Department of Financial Services in collaboration with National Informatics Centre and Ministry of Finance.
  2. This app will act as a guide for the common people in locating a financial service touch point at a given location in the country.

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

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

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