Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 26 August - 1 September, 2018


1.

“Strait of Gibraltar” sometimes seen in the news connects which two oceans?

A
Red Sea and Indian Ocean
B
North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea
C
Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea
D
North Atlantic Ocean and North Sea

2.

Even after the depreciation of Rupee, “Some economists are of the view that rupee is still overvalued in relation to its trading partners”. They cite Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER) to prove their point. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis REER:

  1. Nominal Effective Exchange Rate (NEER) is the simple average of basket of currencies vis-à-vis Indian currency.
  2. REER is the NEER value adjusted with the Inflation Ratio of both the countries (Foreign and Domestic country).
  3. REER tells us about the international competitiveness of our currency.

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

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

3.

Recently, “Nathu La Pass” is in the news due to Doklam issue. Consider the following statements with respect to Nathu La Pass:

  1. It connects the Indian state of Uttarakhand with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
  2. It is one of the four officially agreed Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) points.

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

4.

Consider the following statements with respect to “Lesser florican” bird:

  1. It is listed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act.
  2. Sailana and Sardarpur of Madhya Pradesh are dedicated sanctuaries for “Lesser florican”.

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

5.

Recently the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is in news. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis BIS:

  1. Hallmark of precious metals has been made mandatory.
  2. This is the National Standard body under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce.
  3. BIS is the founder member of International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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

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

6.

Some are of the opinion that damage due to Kerala floods was more due to Poor Forecast of the Rainfall. Rainfall Forecasting is about tracking the movement of “Convective Clouds”. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Convectional Precipitation:

  1. It is caused by the rise of moisture laden winds due to topographic barriers.
  2. These are localised and have usually larger drop size compared to ‘Orographic Rainfall’.
  3. It is due to unequal heating of different surface areas.

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

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

7.

Recently, Government is planning to reintroduce the “Cheetah” in the Nauradehi Sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh. Reintroduction of Cheetah will lead to the revival of which Ecosystem?

A
Forest Ecosystem
B
Mountain Ecosystem
C
Grassland Ecosystem
D
Desert Ecosystem

8.

Recently, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is opening a centre at Chilika Lake. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis BNHS:

  1. It is a non-governmental organisation and is the partner of Birdlife International in India.
  2. Its official logo is migratory bird “Siberian Crane”.

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

9.

India has Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with which of the following countries/organisations?

  1. ASEAN
  2. Japan
  3. South Korea
  4. Australia

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

10.

“Adriatic Sea” sometimes seen in the news is the part of -

A
Red Sea
B
Caspian Sea
C
Mediterranean Sea
D
South Atlantic Ocean

11.

Recently, debate is going on “Living Tree Doctrine”. Choose the correct statement that best conveys the meaning of the “Living Tree Doctrine”.

A
To protect the sacred groves, as they are considered as “Living God” by some communities.
B
It says that to protect the Earth from the impact of climate change, countries should focus on environment on a war footing.
C
To protect the Earth from ‘Hothouse’ like state, planting tree is the only solution.
D
It assumes the Constitution to be an evolving and organic instrument.

12.

“Nordic Countries” are generally called as “Happiness Superpowers” and are in the news recently. Which of the following countries are the members of Nordic Group?

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Iceland
  4. Netherlands

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Recently, Indus Treaty talk is going on in Lahore. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Indus Water Treaty?

  1. It was brokered by the World Bank and IMF combined.
  2. Tulbul Navigation project is on the Chenab River and Sawalkot Hydroelectricity Project is on Jhelum River.
  3. West flowing rivers are Chenab, Jhelum and Indus to which Pakistan has the control over using its water in general.

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

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

14.

Recently, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) is in the news due to rise in crude oil prices. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis OPEC:

  1. Iran is not a member of OPEC and recently Venezuela has been expelled from the OPEC.
  2. Addition of members to the Group requires the support of 1/2 of the total members in OPEC.
  3. Recent addition to the OPEC is Gabon in 2016.

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

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

15.

“Bagwal Festival” was banned by the court as it involves the stone throwing rituals. This festival is associated with the state of -

A
Maharashtra
B
Sikkim
C
Arunachal Pradesh
D
Uttarakhand

16.

Recently, the Election Commission of India (ECI) held a meeting with all the National and State Parties. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis the role of ECI:

  1. The Election Commission of India conducts election for President, Vice-president, Parliament, State Legislatures and Local Bodies.
  2. Quasi-judicial role of ECI includes advising the President on the disqualification of MPs, and Governor on the disqualification of MLAs.

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

17.

Recently, Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) is in the news. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis TTZ:

  1. This area is Trapezoidal in shape and includes the five districts of Uttar Pradesh only.
  2. This area covers the other historic monuments too, but the only UNESCO World Heritage site in this zone is Taj Mahal.

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

18.

“Budhamal Festival” is in the news .This is celebrated in which state of India?

A
Sikkim
B
Nagaland
C
Assam
D
Madhya Pradesh

19.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Bandipur Tiger Reserve, which is in news these days due to Human-Animal conflict:

  1. It is in the state of Karnataka and has mostly dry deciduous forest.
  2. It is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
  3. River Moyar is the natural borderline that separates Bandipur with Wayanad Tiger Reserve.

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

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

20.

Consider the following statements with respect to Bathukamma festival:

  1. It is a floral festival observed in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  2. Flowers are generally arranged in the shape of “Gopuram” on the brass plate called as Taambalam.
  3. It depicts the inherent relation between Earth, Water and Human being.

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

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

21.

India’s Current Account Deficit (CAD) is going to be around 3% of the GDP which is alarming. Analysing the recent Economic Data released, consider the following statements vis-à-vis CAD:

  1. Depreciated currency usually helps the country in reducing its CAD.
  2. Demonetisation had more impact on Exports which led to widening of CAD.
  3. GST had more impact on Imports that led to widening of CAD.

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

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

22.

Recently, India’s first Aircraft operating on Biofuel extracted from Jatropha seeds was in news. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Jatropha plant:

  1. Since it is an edible plant, its usage as Biofuel raises the debate on Food Security issue.
  2. The problem with Jatropha plant is that it needs well irrigated land to grow.
  3. Its gestation period is long and is a high yield variety plant.

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

A
I and II only
B
II and III only
C
I, II, III
D
None of these

23.

Due to release of back series data, National Statistical Commission (NSC) is in news. Consider the following statements with respect to NSC:

  1. NSC is a statutory body and was the outcome of Economic Advisory Council under the Chairmanship of C. Rangarajan.
  2. It works under the office of CSO (Central Statistical Office) and National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO).

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

24.

“Rudrasagar Lake” annual boat race festival is related to which state of India?

A
Uttarakhand
B
Kerala
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Tripura

25.

“Ulchi-Freedom Guardian” drill is in news. This is a military exercise between:

A
India and Thailand
B
USA and Vietnam
C
China and North Korea
D
USA and South Korea

26.

These Pests suck sap from the cotton plant’s Phloem or living tissue that transports the food made in the leaves (by the process of Photosynthesis).These pests are also the carrier of leaf curl virus and they generally don’t target the mature leaves of the cotton plant and prefer hot, humid and cloudy conditions to infest. These references are with respect to which Pest of cotton?

A
Red Cotton Bug
B
Pink Bollworm
C
Cotton Aphid
D
Whitefly

27.

Due to high discharge of water from China, River Siang is in news. Consider the following statements about River Siang:

  1. Yarlung Tsangpo enters India after taking a ‘U’ turn at Namcha Barwa and after that it is called Dihang or Siang River.
  2. The U turn of Yarlung Tsangpo at Namcha Barwa marks the beginning of Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon which is deepest in the world.
  3. When River Dihang meets River Lohit and River Dibang then only it is called Brahmaputra.

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

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

28.

Recently, the Uttarakhand High Court came down heavily on the officials of Jim Corbett National Park and has asked National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to look into the matter of poaching and killing of Tigers. Now, consider the following statements:

  1. River Ganga passes through the Jim Corbett National Park and Project Tiger was launched from this National Park only.
  2. NTCA is a Statutory Body and is headed by the Prime Minister.

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

29.

Recently, Shale Gas is in news. Consider the following statements vis-a –vis Shale Gas:

  1. Shale Gas is trapped in the porous sedimentary rocks in the anticline position of the rocks.
  2. The process of extracting Shale Gas is called “Fracking”.
  3. India is the major exporter of “Guar Gum” to the world which is used in the Shale Gas extraction.

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

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

30.

Recently, ‘Vostok 2018’ is in news. It is a military exercise among:

A
India, USA and Australia
B
Russia, France and China
C
Russia, China and Mongolia
D
Russia, India and France

31.

Recently, Law Commission of India has recommended the Government to remove sedition law. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Law Commission of India?

  1. It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Law and Justice.
  2. Its recommendations with the implementation of Directive Principle of State Policy are binding on the government.
  3. Its chairperson has to be the Judge of Supreme Court (retired) or chief justice of High Court (retired).

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

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

32.

E-learning platform “Pravah” is related to:

A
Inculcate the habit in school going children to respect the elders.
B
Self learning platform for the Anganwadi workers.
C
Self learning platform for the Self Help Group (SHG).
D
Learning Hindi through the mother tongue using this platform.

33.

Recently, Data related to Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is released. Consider the following statements with respect to IIP:

  1. IIP is released quarterly by CSO.
  2. Eight core industries account for 37.9% of the total weight assigned to the items.
  3. Electricity is assigned the maximum weight of 28.04%.

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

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

34.

Recently, ICEsat-2 is in news. Consider the following statements with respect to Icesat-2:

  1. It is a joint project of NASA and European Space Agency to look into the ice cover on Earth.
  2. ICEsat -2 will orbit the Earth at an altitude of around 35900 km.
  3. This will work on the principle of Laser beam rebound technique.

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

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

35.

Recently, creation of “National Trust Centre (NTC)” has been approved by TRAI. Which of the following is correct about NTC?

A
It will look into the spectrum allocation.
B
It will look into the Net-Neutrality implementation.
C
It will act as a bridge between the Competition Commission of India and TRAI.
D
It will certify the applications and devices meant for Machine to Machine communication.

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