Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 28 October - 3 November 2018


1.

Consider the following statements about “Agalega Island”:

  1. It is situated in the East China Sea and is disputed between China and Vietnam.
  2. The Agalega Archipelago is one of the most densely populated Islands of the world.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

2.

Recently, World’s smallest Optical Gyroscope has been developed. Consider the following statements about “Gyroscope”:

  1. It is used in vehicles, satellites, drones, etc. to know their orientation in 3D.
  2. Optical Gyroscope is based upon Joule–Kelvin Effect.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

3.

Consider the following statements about “Bara Imambara”:

  1. This Imambara is located in Lucknow and was built by Mohsin-ul-Mulk.
  2. This project was started in 1785 with the intention to provide employment to the people and to cope up with the famine.
  3. Stone and marble was mainly used in its construction.

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

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

4.

“Halam, Noatia and Jamatia” tribes are mainly found in the state of -

A
Tripura
B
Kerala
C
A&N
D
Lakshadweep

5.

Recently, two new gecko species have been found in which region of India?

A
Eastern Ghats
B
Western Ghats
C
Shola Forest
D
Alpine Region of J & K

6.

Consider the following statements:

  1. About 90% of the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by animals.
  2. Moths are pests and they don’t aide the process of pollination.
  3. Moths’ population has declined mainly due to increase in Ocean acidification.

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

A
1 & 2 only
B
3 only
C
1, 2, 3
D
1 only.

7.

Consider the following statements:

  1. India’s GST model is similar to France’s model of GST.
  2. IGST is applicable on intrastate trade and is collected by the Centre.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

8.

“Hongi” sometimes seen in the news is related to -

A
Traditional greetings by the tribals of Lakshadweep
B
Traditional greetings by the tribals of A & N
C
New species found in Western Ghats
D
Traditional greetings by the Maori people

9.

Consider the following statements about “Amur Falcons”:

  1. It is the world’s longest travelling raptors.
  2. It starts its journey from USA and goes to Chile during the winter.
  3. Its IUCN status is ‘Endangered’.

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

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

10.

Consider the following statements about Dipor Bil/Deepor Beel:

  1. It is a brackish water lake present in the state of Assam.
  2. Deepor Beel wetland is listed as “Ramsar Site”.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

11.

Consider the following statements about ‘Formosa Strait’:

  1. This Strait extends from “Sea of Azov” to “Strait of Marmara”.
  2. It is an important choke point present in the Mediterranean Sea.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

12.

Consider the following statements about ‘Green Firecrackers’:

  1. These firecrackers have Barium salt replaced with Aluminium compounds.
  2. Antimony and Aluminium compounds usually cause the Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Antimony Sulphide is used in crackers to give it a glittering effect.

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

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

13.

Consider the following statements about ‘T18’:

  1. It is India’s first engineless self propelled, semi high speed train.
  2. This has been procured from Japan and is the part of Bullet Train project.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

14.

Consider the following statements about ‘INF Treaty’:

  1. It was a trilateral treaty signed between US, Russia and China.
  2. It prohibits the production and possession of all forms of missile system in the range of 500km to 5500km.
  3. India is also indirectly a party to the treaty as it is a nuclear state.

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

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

15.

“Vishakha Guidelines” sometimes seen in the news is related to -

A
Religious freedom
B
Sexual harassment
C
Entry to the religious places
D
Adultery

16.

When political negotiations were at their peak in 1947, who called Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as “Man of Decisions and Man of Actions”?

A
Mahatma Gandhi
B
Jawaharlal Nehru
C
Sarojini Naidu
D
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

17.

Recently, India and Japan has entered into “Currency Swap” agreement worth $75 Billion. What will be the benefits of this Currency Swap?

  1. RBI’s $393 billion chest will get one shot $75 billion boost.
  2. Short term liquidity mismatches can be met quickly.
  3. It will improve the market sentiment and will curb the speculative pressure on the Rupee.

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

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

18.

Consider the following statements about “Living Planet Report-2018”:

  1. This is released annually by UNEP with inputs from IUCN.
  2. As per its report, around 60% decline in wildlife population has been recorded from 1970 to 2014.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

19.

It is general perception among the economists that Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) has failed to deliver, else the situation of depreciated currency could have been tackled better. Consider the following statements about FSDC:

  1. It was set up in 2010 after the recommendation of “Raghuram Rajan” committee.
  2. It is chaired by Prime Minister and its vice chairman is Minister of Finance.
  3. Its main function is to enhance the coordination between different regulators and between regulators and the Government.

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

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

20.

Air quality of Delhi is now in “Very Poor” category as per Air Quality Index (AQI). Which of the following gases are tracked for the AQI purpose?

  1. Carbon Dioxide
  2. Methane
  3. Ammonia
  4. Ozone
  5. SO2
  6. PM2.5

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

A
1, 3, 4, 5 & 6 only
B
3, 4, 5, 6 only
C
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
D
1, 3, 4, 5, 6 only

21.

Consider the following statements about “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel”:

  1. He was the staunch critic of Capitalism and an ardent supporter of Socialism.
  2. “Statue of Unity” is located between “Satpura” and “Vindhya” mountain ranges.
  3. “Lahore Session” of the Congress was presided over by Sardar Patel.

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

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

22.

Consider the following statements about “Ease of Doing Business” Report 2019:

  1. This report has been released by the World Bank.
  2. India is the first BRICS and South Asian country to be recognized as top improvers in consecutive years.
  3. India has recorded the highest improvement in two years by any large country since 2011 in the Doing Business assessment by improving its rank by 53 positions.

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

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

23.

Consider the following statements

  1. Under Section 7 of the RBI Act, Government of the day can instruct RBI, to act as per its advice.
  2. Section 7 was invoked during the 2008 recession to deal with the liquidity crisis.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

24.

Consider the following statements about “Global Compact for Migration”:

  1. It is world’s first intergovernmentally negotiated agreement under the auspices of UN.
  2. It is legally binding on the parties.
  3. The Global Compact comprises 23 objectives for better managing migration at local, national, regional and global levels.

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

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

25.

“Statue of Equality” sometimes seen in the news is related to -

A
Ramanujacharya
B
Vallabhacharya
C
Sardar Patel
D
Jyotiba Phule

26.

Consider the following statements about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel:

  1. In “Ratings’ Revolt” of 1946, he supported the “Ratings” and asked them to fast unto death.
  2. In Bardoli Satyagraha, Sardar Patel supported the demand of “Ujaliparaj” people.
  3. “Junagarh” was the first princely state to join India after Independence.

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

A
2 only
B
3 only
C
1, 2, 3
D
None of the above

27.

Consider the following statements as per the recently released report of “Living Planet Index”:

  1. 60% loss of the wildlife vertebrate has taken place from 1970 to 2014.
  2. 87% of the wetland has been encroached upon in the aforesaid period.
  3. Latin America is worst hit region as per the report.

Choose the ‘incorrect’ statement from the codes given below:

A
1 & 2 only
B
3 only
C
1, 2, 3
D
None of the above

28.

Consider the following statements about NBFCs (Non-Banking Financial Companies):

  1. NBFCs in India only include Finance Companies, Chit Funds and Nidhi Companies.
  2. Up to March 2018, NBFCs received the maximum funds from Mutual Funds followed by Banks.

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

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

29.

Consider the following statements about “Shanghai Cooperation Agreement (SCO)”:

  1. It is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organisation with headquarter at Shanghai.
  2. Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is permanent organ of SCO with headquarter at Tashkent.
  3. India and Pakistan are its permanent members.

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

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

30.

India’s first ‘Ease of Mobility Index’ has been released by -

A
Niti Aayog
B
Ministry of Shipping
C
DIPP
D
Ola Mobility Institute

31.

Consider the following statements about Financial Stability Development Council (FSDC):

  1. FSDC is chaired by Finance Minister and Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog is its Deputy Chairman.
  2. FSDC Sub Committee is headed by Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India.
  3. FSDC is a statutory body that looks into the overall financial stability of the India’s economy.

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

A
2 only
B
3 only
C
1, 2, 3
D
None of the above

32.

Consider the following statements about recently announced “MSME Support & Outreach Programme”:

  1. PSUs will have to compulsorily procure 20% of their total purchase from MSME Sector.
  2. There will be 2 per cent interest subvention for all GST registered MSMEs on fresh loans only not for the incremental loans.
  3. Companies with a turnover more than Rs. 500 crore will now compulsorily be brought on the Trade Receivables e-Discounting System (TReDS).

Choose the correct statement from the codes given below:

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

33.

Consider the following statements:

  1. NASA’s DAWN mission was primarily focussed to study the Exoplanets.
  2. Kepler spacecraft used the “Transit Method” to identify the Exoplanets.
  3. Exoplanets are the minor planets essentially in the inner Solar System.

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

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

34.

“Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)” sometimes seen in the news is related to -

A
Pollution
B
Conserving Western Ghats
C
Organic Farming
D
International Solar Alliance

35.

“Doyang Lake” sometimes seen in the news vis-s-vis Amur Falcons is in which state of India?

A
Assam
B
Arunachal Pradesh
C
Nagaland
D
Tripura

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