Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 3- 9 March 2019


1.

The Indian Rhino can be found in which of the following National Parks/ Wildlife Sanctuary of India?

  1. Pobitora Wild life sanctuary
  2. Manas National Park
  3. Jaldpara National Park
  4. Garumara National Park

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

2.

Consider the following statements about the Indian Rhino:

  1. It is endemic to India, Nepal and Bhutan.
  2. IUCN status of the Indian Rhino is ‘Endangered’.
  3. Indian Rhino Vision 2020 aims to increase the Rhino population in India to 30,000.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

3.

Which of the following is correctly matched?

AnimalsIUCN
Snow LeopardEndangered
Indian RhinoEndangered
Sumatran RhinoVulnerable

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

4.

Consider the following statements about ‘Theyyam’:

  1. This dance form has an umbilical relationship with the nature.
  2. It is performed predominantly by women.
  3. It is performed in front of sacred groves called as Kaavu.

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

5.

‘Kaavu’ in Theyyam dance refers to:

A
Flamboyant Costume
B
Tribal people performing the dance form
C
Small Rainforest
D
Musical instruments used in the dance form

6.

Consider the following statements about Sovereign Patent Fund (SPF):

  1. It can develop domestic innovation ecosystem.
  2. It will help in generating business based on the IP assets owned by Indian corporate.
  3. SPF will mainly support the big corporate houses by making the software available at low cost.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

7.

Consider the following statements:

  1. River Pench flows from East to West and bifurcates Pench Tiger Reserve into approximately two equal halves.
  2. The Pench Tiger Reserve is one of the notified bird areas of India.

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.

Which of the following Tiger Reserves are present in the state of Madhya Pradesh?

  1. Satpura Tiger Reserve
  2. Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve
  3. Panna Tiger Reserve
  4. Sathyamanglam Tiger Reserve.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

9.

Which among the following Tiger Reserve/ National Park can be assumed to be acting as a link between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats?

A
Nallamala Forest
B
Bandipur Tiger Reserve
C
Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve
D
Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

10.

Which of the following countries borders the Caspian Sea?

  1. Kyrgyzstan
  2. Armenia
  3. Iran
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Russia

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1 and 2 only
B
1, 2, 3 and 4 only
C
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
D
3, 4 and 5 only

11.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Niyamgiri hills are located in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  2. Large deposits of Bauxite are found in Niyamgiri hills.
  3. Dongria Kondh considers themselves as descendents of Rain God Indra.

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

12.

Consider the following statements with respect to ROTOVAC:

  1. It protects a child against Diarrhea caused by Rotavirus.
  2. This vaccine has been developed by the CSIR in collaboration with the WHO.
  3. It is India’s first locally developed vaccine that has been pre-qualified by the WHO.

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

13.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Inner Line Permit (ILP) is not required in the state of Arunachal Pradesh but is mandatory in the state of Nagaland for the non-residents of those states.
  2. P. J. Nayak Committee was constituted to look into the matters of giving Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) for six non Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Communities.

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.

‘Sonowal Kacharis’ are residents of which state?

A
Assam
B
Odisha
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Nagaland

15.

Iran shares its border with which of the following water bodies?

  1. Persian Gulf
  2. Caspian Sea
  3. Gulf of Oman
  4. Gulf of Aden

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

16.

‘Model Code of Conduct’ is closest in meaning to?

A
Minimum Code of Conduct
B
Legal Code of Conduct
C
Moral Code of Conduct
D
ECI Notifications

17.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Model Code of Conduct (MCC):

  1. MCC is not applicable to a ‘caretaker government’ on premature dissolution of State Assembly.
  2. No payments can be made from discretionary funds during the period when MCC is in force.

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 Model Code of conduct (MCC):

  1. MCC has a ‘statutory’ backing under Representation of People Act 1951.
  2. The sets of norms have evolved with the consultation of political parties.
  3. It comes into effect from the polling day and ends after the declaration of result.

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

19.

Consider the following statements regarding the Moral Code of Conduct (MCC):

  1. MCC is a voluntary document to which only national political parties adhere to.
  2. Ministers or other Government officials can’t announce financial grants in any form till MCC is in place.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

20.

Consider the following statements about IRDAI:

  1. It is a constitutional body with its headquarter in Hyderabad.
  2. It is the outcome of P. J. Nayak Committee
  3. Insurance is a subject listed in Union List of the Indian Constitution.

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
3 only

21.

Consider the following statements with respect to Chilika Lake:

  1. Central Wetland Authority is the apex regulatory authority for Chilika Lake.
  2. It is the largest single habitat of Indus Dolphin in the world.
  3. The western and southern margins of the Chilika Lake are fringed by the Western Ghats hill range.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

22.

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 a bird sanctuary under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, and is present in the core area of Chilka Lake.

These references are with respect to?

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

23.

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Kalinga war was fought in Dhauli hills on the bank of River Daya.
  2. Rock Edict 1 gives insight about the Kalinga 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

24.

onsider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Irrawaddy Dolphins’:

  1. It is a Euryhaline species.
  2. It is listed “Vulnerable” as per the IUCN Red List.
  3. It is considered as a sacred species by Khmer & Lao people.

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 3 only

25.

Consider the following statements related to ‘Ambubachi Festival’:

  1. It is a festival to mark the celebration of good harvest in the Mahadeo Kandharia temple.
  2. It is also an occasion to disseminate the knowledge related to menstrual hygiene.

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

26.

Consider the following statements about Chaurapanchasika Painting:

  1. It belongs to the Kulhadar group of painting.
  2. These paintings were the amalgamation of Persian style and Western style of painting.
  3. Shudrak has listed the six principles of paintings which are called Shadang.

Choose the correct answers from the code given below:

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

27.

Which of the following are the features of Indian Miniature Painting?

  1. Big Eyes
  2. Sharp Nose
  3. Well Toned Body of Women
  4. Humans with Side Profile

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

28.

Which painting is sometimes referred to as the ‘Indian Monalisa’?

A
Ajanta Painting
B
Pichwai Painting
C
Basholi Painting
D
Bani Thani

29.

Consider the following statements about ‘Tholpavakoothu’:

  1. The lead puppeteer of Tholpavakoothu is called Pulavar.
  2. This art form is especially popular in Southern Kerala.

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.

Which among the following are migratory birds?

  1. Amur Falcon
  2. Siberian Cranes
  3. Rosy Starling
  4. Siberian Gull

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

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