Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 27 January – 2 February 2019


1.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Section 124A (Sedition) of the IPC:

  1. Section 124A was a part of the Indian Penal Code 1860.
  2. This section was first invoked against Bal Gangadhar Tilak for his seditious article in ‘Kesari’.
  3. In Kedarnath versus the State of Bihar, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court defined the scope of sedition for the first time.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

2.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis the Damini App:

  1. The app is intended to keep a check on the Trafficking of Women.
  2. The app has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Home Ministry.

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

3.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Asian Waterbird Census is coordinated in India by the Wildlife Institute of India.
  2. Any wetland which consistently holds 1% or more of water birds can be qualified as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

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

4.

Which among the following pass is not present in the state of Jammu & Kashmir?

  1. Khardung La Pass
  2. Zoji La Pass
  3. Banihal pass
  4. Lipulekh pass

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

5.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis EXIM Bank:

  1. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Government of India.
  2. It is regulated by the Central Statistics Office.

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

6.

Due to extreme weather conditions in US, Polar Vortex is in news. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Polar Vortex:

  1. It is a whirling cone of low pressure that is strongest in winter months.
  2. When the Polar Vortex is strongest, cold air is more likely to plunge into the US & Eurasia.
  3. The Polar Vortex generally spins in the lower troposphere.

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 only

7.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘National Statistical Commission (NSC)’:

  1. NSC is a statutory body and was the outcome of Rangarajan Commission.
  2. The Chief Statistician of India is the secretary of NSC.
  3. It works under the office of CSO (Central Statistical Office) and National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO).

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
2 only

8.

Consider the following statements:

  1. The archaeological excavation at this site gives insight into the mature Harappan period.
  2. This site was excavated by Shri Amarendra Nath of Archeological Survey of India.
  3. A cylindrical seal with five Harappan characters on one side and a symbol of an alligator on the other is an important find from this site.

These references are with respect to which Harappan site?

A
Dholavira
B
Mohenjodaro
C
Rakhigarhi
D
Ganveriwala

9.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Zearalenone’:

  1. Zearalenone is a Bacterial Toxin infesting cereals like wheat, maize, barley etc.
  2. It attacks crops while they are growing, but can’t develop once the cereals are stored.
  3. Food Safety and Standard Authority (FSSAI) of India does not impose maximum limits for Zearalenone.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

10.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)’:

  1. It is an electromagnetic radiation that is found in Universe since its formation after the Big Bang.
  2. CMB doesn’t display the property of Polarization.

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 ‘Vote On Account’:

  1. Interim and Full Budget deals with Revenue and Expenditure side of the Government’s Budget, but ‘Vote on Account’ deals with only Expenditure side of the Budget.
  2. Usually, ‘Vote on Account’ is passed by the Lok Sabha without discussion.
  3. Normally, ‘The Vote on Account’ is taken for 6 months only.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

12.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Sea Cow’:

  1. They inhabit the sea grass bed, and in India it is only found in the Gulf of Mannar.
  2. They are strictly herbivores.
  3. It is given legal protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Consider the following statement with respect to ‘Baltic Dry Index’:

  1. It is released on daily basis by London Based Baltic Exchange and is applicable only to Baltic countries.
  2. A decrease in Baltic Dry Index implies Global Economic growth in future.
  3. Baltic Dry Index tracks changes in transportation cost for the movement of commodities through ships.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

14.

Consider the following statements with respect to 'Sarus Crane'?

  1. Sarus crane is the tallest flying bird in the world and is Omnivorous.
  2. It is the state bird of Madhya Pradesh & is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per IUCN Red List.
  3. Change in cropping pattern from Paddy to Sugarcane is one of the causes for low Sarus count.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below

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

15.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Antarctic Krill’ which is in news recently:

  1. It has been observed that Antarctic Krills are moving away from the poles due to global warming.
  2. Krills usually feed upon the Shrimps, Fish & even Baleen Whales.
  3. It is listed as 'Endangered' as per IUCN Red List.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1 and 2 only
B
3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None

16.

‘India’s Inward Remittance Survey’ is conducted by?

A
Central Statistics Office
B
NITI Aayog
C
RBI
D
Ministry of Finance

17.

'DAMaN' Initiative sometimes seen in the news is related to?

A
Eradication of TB
B
Doubling the farmer’s Income by 2022
C
Eradication of Malaria
D
Eradication of AIDS from India in Phased manner.

18.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Blockchain Technology’:

  1. It is a new age technology that helps in record keeping through cryptography.
  2. The 1st Blockchain district in India is planned to come up in the state of Karnataka.

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

19.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘KALIA Scheme’:

  1. It gives a uniform financial assistance of Rs. 8000/year to all the farmers without any discrimination.
  2. The KALIA Scheme does not provide life insurance support, but Rythu Bandhu Scheme of Telangana provides life insurance support to farmers.

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

20.

Which of the following schemes/ initiatives have been launched by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)?

  1. National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)
  2. Student READY scheme
  3. IMPRINT India

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

21.

Charter of Patients’ Rights sometimes seen in the news has been developed by?

A
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
B
Ministry of Social Justice
C
NITI Aayog
D
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

22.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Capital Conservation Buffer (CCB)’:

  1. CCB is the capital buffer that banks have to accumulate in normal times to be used for offsetting the losses during the period of stress.
  2. It was introduced after Great Depression of 1929.
  3. RBI had deferred the implementation of last tranche of CCB by a year.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

23.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was awarded the first prize for its Tableau, ‘Kisan Gandhi’ in the Republic Day Parade – 2019. Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ICAR:

  1. It is an autonomous institution working under the Department of Science & Technology.
  2. Prime Minister of India is the chairman of ICAR.
  3. ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

24.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Sixth Schedule’ of Indian Constitution:

  1. Schedule VI of Indian constitution applies only to the state of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
  2. The district councils and regional councils have powers to make laws on certain matters of local importance but all such laws require the assent of the Governor.
  3. The elected members of District Council shall hold the office for term of 3years.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

25.

Consider the following statements:

  1. This bird sanctuary disappears in the monsoon season and reappears in the post-monsoon season.
  2. This bird sanctuary is the largest breeding ground of Flamingo’s in the world
  3. It was declared as bird sanctuary under wild Life Protection Act 1972, and is present in the core area of Chilika Lake.

These references are with respect to?

A
Mayani Bird Sanctuary
B
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
C
Nawabgani Bird Sanctuary
D
Nalbana Bird Sanctuary

26.

‘8888’ uprising sometimes seen in the news is related to?

A
Arab Spring
B
Venezuela Crisis
C
Yemen Crisis
D
Pro-Democracy Movement in Myanmar

27.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Interim Budget is a full budget in all practical sense, but is made by the government during the last year of its term.
  2. ‘Vote On Account’ deals only with the revenue side of the government’s budget.
  3. ‘Vote On Account’ is normally valid for 2 months.

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

28.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN):

  1. According to this scheme, Rs. 6000 per year will be provided to farmers having cultivable land up to 10 hectares.
  2. It will be fully funded by the Government of India.
  3. Direct transfer will be done in the bank accounts in 4 equal installments.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

29.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan’:

  1. It is a fixed pension scheme for the workers in the unorganized sector earning a monthly salary of less than Rs.20,000.
  2. Under this scheme, government will match the monthly contribution of workers with an equal contribution of its own.

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

30.

‘Annual Financial Statement’ of India is prepared by:

A
CSO
B
Niti Aayog
C
Department of Economic Affairs
D
DIPAM

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