Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 3 – 9 February 2019


1.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Operating Ratio:

  1. Higher the value of operating ratio, more efficient the organization is.
  2. Railway has decided to improve its operating ratio from 95% in 2017-18 to 98% in 2018-19.

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.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty’:

  1. The INF Treaty applies only to ground-launched ballistic and cruise missile system.
  2. It is a bilateral treaty and is only applicable to USA and Russia.

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.

Which among the following countries are not the members of NATO:

  1. Turkey
  2. Japan
  3. South Korea
  4. New Zealand

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

4.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Rashtriya Gokul Mission is run by the Ministry of Rural Development.
  2. Rashtritya Kamdhenu Aayog aims to improve sustainable genetic upgrading of cow resources, and to enhance production and productivity of cows.

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 vis-à-vis recently released Corruption Perceptions Index 2018:

  1. Corruption Perceptions Index is released annually by the World Economic Forum.
  2. India has been ranked below China in the Corruption Perceptions Index.

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.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade’ (DPIIT):

  1. It works under the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
  2. DPIIT looks into the issues related to Ease of Doing Business and Start ups.

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

7.

Consider the following statements regarding the magnetic North and South poles:

  1. The magnetic poles are defined by the axis around which the planet rotates, and are fixed.
  2. The origin of Earth’s magnetism lies in its outer core, a more than 2,000 km layer of liquid iron and some other metals like nickel that surrounds the central core.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

8.

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Report was recently launched by which of the following?

A
World Meteorological Organization
B
IUCN
C
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
D
UNEP

9.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Dharmarajika Stupa at Sarnath was built by Chandragupta II to commemorate Buddha’s first sermon.
  2. Faahien left detailed accounts of the Dharmarajika Stupa and Ashok’s Lion Pillar.
  3. Humayun sought refuge in Sarnath while he was escaping from the Battle of Chausa.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

10.

Some economists are of the view that Government has provided the much needed ‘Fiscal Stimulus’ to the economy. Which among the following initiatives will constitute the Fiscal Stimulus to the economy?

  1. Reducing the taxes on products to boost consumption.
  2. Government starts spending more.
  3. RBI decreases its CRR.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

11.

Consider the following statements with respect to Paracels Islands:

  1. The Paracels Islands are clustered in the South East corner of the South China Sea.
  2. The Paracels Islands are claimed by China, Indonesia, Phillipines and Malaysia.

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

12.

Consider the following statements with respect to Biopolymers:

  1. Biopolymers are biodegradable in nature.
  2. Biopolymers are carbon negative.
  3. Lipids and Peptides are biopolymers.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Sometimes ‘Pink Revolution’ is seen in the news. It is related to:

A
Horticulture Sector
B
Empowerment of Women
C
Meat and Poultry Processing sector
D
Start Ups

14.

Which among the following became the first state to set up a price monitoring and research unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices?

A
Kerala
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Tamil Nadu
D
West Bengal

15.

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

  1. The Code of Conduct enjoys a statutory backing and therefore the EC can disqualify a candidate if he/ she violate the Code.
  2. The Code of Conduct comes into force immediately after the elections are announced by the EC.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

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

16.

Recently the Asian Elephant Alliance (AEA) has come together to secure 96 out of the 101 existing corridors used by elephants across 12 states in India. The AEA is an initiative of which of the following?

  1. Wildlife Trust of India
  2. World Land Trust
  3. IUCN Netherland
  4. Elephant Family
  5. International Fund for Animal Welfare

Choose the correct answer by using the codes given below:

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

17.

Consider the following:

  1. Cheetah
  2. Spider Monkey
  3. Lion Tailed Macaque
  4. Snow Leopard

Which of the above are naturally found in India?

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

18.

India’s latest satellite, GSAT31 will support which among the following services?

  1. ATMs
  2. DTH Television services
  3. Television Uplinks
  4. VSAT Networks

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

19.

Consider the following statement vis-à-vis ‘Lion Tailed Macaque’:

  1. Lion Tailed Macaque in its natural habitat is found in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.
  2. It is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ as per the IUCN Red list.

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.

Consider the following statements about the VAJRA Scheme:

  1. Only public funded academic institutions and national laboratories are eligible to host the VAJRA Faculty.
  2. NITI Aayog is responsible for implementing this scheme.

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

21.

‘Jirga’ sometimes seen in the news is related to:

A
A drone that can attack in the night
B
Grand Council of Pashtun People
C
Last citadel of ISIS in Syria
D
Settlement of Rohingya people in Bangladesh

22.

Consider the following statements about Dard Aryan Tribals:

  1. They are mainly Buddhist and are native to the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. They predominantly worship trees, rivers and mountains.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Only 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

23.

Consider the following statements about Solar Cells:

  1. Maximum theoretical efficiency of solar cells is around 98%.
  2. Perovskite layer solar cells have efficiency close to 75%.
  3. Inkjet printing procedure of perovskite solar cells have lowered the production cost.

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

24.

Consider the following statements with respect to Ayushman Bharat Scheme:

  1. This scheme provides insurance cover for secondary and tertiary treatment.
  2. It is a centrally sponsored scheme.
  3. Implementation of the scheme lies with the central government.

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

25.

Consider the following statement vis-à-vis Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC):

  1. GEAC is constituted under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
  2. GEAC is chaired by the Environment Minister.

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.

With reference to a conservation organization called ‘Wetlands International’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is an intergovernmental organization formed by the countries which are signatories to Ramsar Convention.
  2. It is based mostly in Developed World with its headquarter at Montreal, Canada.

Choose the correct statement from the code given below.

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

27.

Consider the following statements about Doctrine of Basic Structure:

  1. The phrase ‘Basic Structure’ finds no mention anywhere in the Constitution.
  2. Judicial Review and Federal Character of the Constitution falls under the ambit of Basic Structure.

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

28.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis recently released ‘International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2019’:

  1. It is released annually by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
  2. India has been ranked 44 among 50 countries.
  3. It analyses IP climate in 50 countries based on 40 unique indicators.

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

29.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis policy stance of RBI:

  1. Under the Neutral stance, RBI has flexibility to increase or decrease the Repo Rate or Policy rate.
  2. Accommodative stance would mean RBI would keep the policy rate constant or increase.

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.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Keoladeo Ghana National Park’:

  1. It is at the confluence of Banas and Chambal River.
  2. It is a man-made and man-managed wetland.
  3. It is listed as a World Heritage Site under the World Heritage Convention.

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

31.

Guam Military Base is present in?

A
Mediterranean Sea
B
Persian Gulf
C
Pacific Ocean
D
North Sea

32.

Recently, ASI in Vangchhia Village has found a unique way of water harvesting technique that was deployed by the people of Ancient Civilization of that area. This village is present in which state?

A
Assam
B
Meghalaya
C
Mizoram
D
Tripura

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