Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 30 December – 5 January 2019


1.

Consider the following statements about “Kimberley Process Certification Scheme” (KPCS)?

  1. India is the founding member of KPCS and will chair the Kimberley Process 2019.
  2. It is an International Certification Scheme that regulates the trade of “Sweet Crude”.
  3. KPCS came into effect by the United Nation General Assembly Resolution.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below

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

2.

Consider the following statements about ‘Measles’?

  1. It is caused by Measles bacteria.
  2. The incubation period is around 2 weeks.
  3. It is a human disease and is not known to occur in animals.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

3.

“Yellow Vest” Movement sometimes seen in the news is related to which Country?

A
USA
B
France
C
Germany
D
UK

4.

Consider the following statements about “Seabed 2030”?

  1. It is a UN-backed project to create a map of the entire ocean floor by 2030.
  2. It will help to understand the Ocean circulation patterns.
  3. Seabed 2030 supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 14.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

5.

Which of the following can possibly cause Tsunami?

  1. Earthquake
  2. Tropical cyclone
  3. Comets or meteorites falling from space in ocean body
  4. Torrential rainfall.
  5. Volcanic Eruptions

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

6.

Consider the following statements about the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which was in news recently:

  1. ASI is an attached office in the Ministry of Earth Science.
  2. ASI is the successor of Asiatic Society of India and was formed in current form by James Prinsep.
  3. It regulates the archaeological activities in the country as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.

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

7.

Consider the following statements about Sunda Strait:

  1. It is Strait between Sumatra and Singapore and is to the right of Strait of Malacca.
  2. It connects Java Sea with Indian Ocean.
  3. Most of the heavy ships use this strait to navigate to North Pacific Ocean as compared to Strait of Malacca.

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.

Which of the following is ‘incorrectly’ matched?

SpeciesIUCN
Cinereous VultureCritically Endangered
Himalayan GriffonVultureEndangered
Himalayan MarmotLeast Concern
A
1 and 2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None

9.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis inclusion or exclusion of certain tribes as Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the Indian Constitution?

  1. State Legislature may by law include in or exclude from the list of Scheduled Tribes specified in the notification issued under clause 1 of Article 342.
  2. Those cases of inclusion or exclusion of ST in which State Government and Registar General of India are not in agreement is out rightly rejected by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

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

10.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)’:

  1. The Government has launched this programme to reduce the Green House Gases (GHG) emission by 20-30% by 2024.
  2. The programme will take 2019 as base year for calculating the reduction in the level of GHG.

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

11.

‘Justice B.P. Katoki Committee’ sometimes seen in the news is related to:

A
Yamuna River Rejuvenation Programme
B
Interlinking of Rivers
C
Western Ghats
D
Rat Hole Mining

12.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Cyclone Pabuk’:

  1. It originated in the Arabian Sea and has hit the Coast of Oman.
  2. Tropical cyclones have Elliptical Isobars.
  3. Speed of the wind in tropical cyclone is highest at ‘EYE’

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Consider the following statements about ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO):

  1. TGO is a collaborative project between NASA and European Space Agency.
  2. The main aim of TGO is to detect the presence of Oxygen on Mars.

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.

‘GAFA Tax’ sometimes seen in the news is related to:

A
Tax on Unicorn companies
B
Tax on E-commerce websites
C
Form of cess to help the start-up companies.
D
Tax on big firm and technological giants.

15.

RBI has constituted an eight-member committee to propose long term solutions for the MSME Sector; the committee will be headed by:

A
P.K. Sinha
B
Viral Acharya
C
U.K. Sinha
D
Dr. Shailesh Nayak

16.

Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) has been launched by:

A
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
B
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
C
Ministry of Finance
D
Ministry of Human Resource and Development.

17.

Consider the following statement vis-à-vis IUCN?

  1. It is an intergovernmental organization with its headquarters situated in Geneva.
  2. Pink Page in the Red Data Book published by IUCN includes those species which were formerly endangered but are now no more threatened.
  3. IUCN has downgraded the conservation status of Snow Leopard from Endangered to Vulnerable.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

18.

Some economists are of the view that India should focus on increasing its Gross Capital Formation (GCF). Consider the following statements with respect to GCF?

  1. It is the part of the GDP that is used to create the GDP itself.
  2. It is the ratio of Investment upon Gross National Product.
  3. Ideally, it should be above 45% and India’s GCF has steadily increased in last decade.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

19.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Bidder Information Management System (BIMS) has been recently launched by the Ministry of Finance.
  2. ‘Bhoomi Rashi Portal’ that has the entire revenue data record of 6.4 lakh villages has been launched by Ministry of Rural Development.

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:

  1. Teesta River originates in Eastern Himalayas and passes through the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland before joining River Brahmaputra.
  2. India and Bangladesh shares the fifth longest land border in the world.
  3. Bangladesh has borders with India and Myanmar.

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

21.

‘Lytein River’ flows in the state of?

A
Manipur
B
Meghalaya
C
Mizoram
D
Assam

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