Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 24 February- 2 March 2019


1.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Losar Festival’:

  1. This is a Buddhist Festival and is celebrated in Ladakh Region of India only.
  2. This festival marks the beginning of New Year as per the Buddhist tradition.

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

2.

UNSC 1267 Resolution sometimes seen in the news is related to?

A
Yemen Crisis
B
Taliban Peace Process
C
Iranian Revolution
D
Declaring a person an International Terrorist

3.

Under the Forest Rights Act 2006, who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community Forest Rights or both?

A
State Forest Department
B
District Magistrate
C
Forest Ranger
D
Gram sabha

4.

Consider the following statements with respect to the Forest Rights Act 2006?

  1. It grants rights to tribals only.
  2. Ownership rights cannot be granted to new land of the forest areas of tribals.

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.

Consider the following statements regarding Gig Economy?

  1. In the projects where teamwork is essential, Gig Economy becomes dysfunctional.
  2. Confidentiality of documents etc. of the workplace is not guaranteed in the case of a Gig Economy.
  3. In Gig Economy, businesses save resources in terms of benefits, office space and training.

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

6.

Consider the following statements regarding FATF:

  1. It is established under the United Nation Security Council.
  2. Iran & South Korea are listed under the FATF blacklist.
  3. FATF uses the technique of name-and-shame which affects the investor sentiments to that economy.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

7.

Consider the following statements about the Financial Action Task Force (FATF):

  1. It works under the aegis of United Nations.
  2. It looks into the matters of money laundering only.
  3. It’s headquarter is housed at the UNGA secretariat.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

8.

40+9 Recommendations are related to which agency/ organization?

A
UNSC
B
WTO
C
FATF
D
World Bank

9.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Gita Govinda was composed in Sanskrit during the Bhakti Movement.
  2. The poem describes the relationship between Shiva and Parvati.

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

10.

Which of the following countries does not open to the Red Sea?

A
Ethiopia
B
Saudi Arabia
C
Egypt
D
Yemen

11.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Chagos Archipelago:

  1. The decision of ICJ vis-à-vis Chagos Archipelago is binding on the UK.
  2. It is located in the North Pacific Ocean.
  3. It officially belongs to the United Kingdom.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

12.

Chagos Archipelago is surrounded by which of the following countries?

  1. Seychelles
  2. Mauritius
  3. Maldives
  4. Southern Tip of India
  5. Sumatra

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1, 2, 3 only
B
1, 2, 4 and 5 only
C
1, 2, 3, 4 only
D
All of the above

13.

Diego Garcia often seen in the news, is a military base of US present in which island?

A
Galapagos Island
B
Corsica Island
C
Chagos Archipelago
D
Island of Socotra

14.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation:

  1. It is the 2nd largest inter-governmental organization in the world after the UN.
  2. India, Russia and Thailand are not members but have an observer status.
  3. Iran is not the member of OIC

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

15.

Consider the following statement vis-à-vis the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation:

  1. The OIC has been generally supportive of India’s stand on Kashmir.
  2. OIC has reserved its membership for Muslim-majority countries.

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.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Geneva Convention:

  1. Implementation of provisions of the Geneva Convention is monitored by the United Nations.
  2. The provisions of the Geneva Convention are only applicable in case of War.

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

17.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Geneva Convention?

  1. POW has to be released by the country concerned within 6 months.
  2. The country that has captured the POW can send him/ her only with an Agreement signed by the country to which POW belongs.

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

18.

Consider the following statements about the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):

  1. It is an intergovernmental humanitarian institution founded in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland,
  2. ICRC has won the Nobel Peace prize thrice.
  3. The legal mandate of the ICRC stems from the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, as well as its own Statutes.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

19.

Consider the following statements:

  1. QRSAM is an indigenously built missile that can be deployed by the Army only.
  2. QRSAM is more effective against low flying aerial targets like Attack Helicopters and Armed Drones.
  3. QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant only.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

20.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Akash is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defense system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  2. Akash flies at supersonic speed, reaching around Mach 2.5.
  3. QRSAM is heavier compared to Akash Missile System.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

21.

The saltwater Lake Urmia is located in

A
Iran
B
Turkmenistan
C
Uzbekistan
D
Azerbaijan

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