Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 24- 30 March 2019


1.

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% are 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

2.

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

3.

Which of the following expenses are charged on Consolidated Fund of India (CFI)?

  1. Salaries & Allowances of Lokpal
  2. Salaries & Allowances of Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG)
  3. Expenses of UPSC

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 2 only

4.

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

  1. The Act extends to the whole of India, including Jammu & Kashmir and is applicable to ‘public servants’ within India only.
  2. The institution of Lokpal is a statutory body without any constitutional backing.

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

5.

Lokpal Search Committee was made under?

A
Injeti Srinivas
B
Mukul Mudgal
C
R.M. Lodha
D
Ranjana Praksah Desai

6.

Consider the following statements about Small Farmer’s Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC):

  1. The SFAC is an autonomous body that is promoted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
  2. e-NAM portal is implemented by the SFAC.
  3. The role of State SFACs is to aggressively promote agribusiness project development in their respective states.

Choose the incorrect statement(s) from the code given below:

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

7.

Consider the following statements about Financial Intelligence Unit - India (FIU-IND):

  1. It is a central regulatory authority responsible for the analysis and processing of the data related to suspected financial transactions done across India and outside India.
  2. It acts as central repository for the data base on cash transactions and suspicious transactions.

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.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Financial Intelligence Unit - India (FIU-IND):

  1. FIU-IND works under the aegis of NITI Aayog.
  2. CEO Niti Aayog acts as its Director.
  3. FIU-IND is an independent body reporting directly to the Economic Intelligence Council.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

9.

Consider the following statements about Economic Intelligence Council (EIC):

  1. Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Director General of Foreign Trade are special invitees to EIC.
  2. Notable absentees of EIC are RBI Governor and SEBI Chairman.
  3. It is headed by the Union Finance Minister.

Choose the incorrect statement from the code given below:

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

10.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC):

  1. National Skill Development Corporation is a not-for-profit public limited set up by the Ministry of Skill Development as Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
  2. National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) was set up by Ministry of Finance for implementing coordinated action for skill development.

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

11.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ASAT Missile Test:

  1. It demonstrates ISRO’s capability to hit and destroy satellites in space through missiles launched from the ground.
  2. India became the 2nd country after US to have this capability.
  3. India’s ASAT maximum range is up to 1000 km only.

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

12.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Most man-made satellites are placed in this orbit.
  2. International Space Station (ISS) is present in this zone only.

These references are with respect to?

A
Low Earth Orbit
B
High Earth Orbit
C
Geostationary Orbit
D
Geosynchronous Orbit

13.

Consider the following statements:

  1. In 2007, China destroyed an ageing satellite through ASAT missiles which was placed in geosynchronous orbit.
  2. China’s ASAT system has the greatest range among all the nations having this ASAT system in place.

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

14.

‘Mission Shakti’ sometimes seen in the news is related to?

A
Empowerment of Women
B
Vaccination of Children
C
App to Report Human Trafficking of Girls
D
Anti-satellite Missile Test

15.

‘Kessler Syndrome’ is related to:

A
Zika Virus Outbreak
B
Collision of Space Debris
C
Water Pollution
D
Fungal Infection in Wild Cats

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