Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 5- 11 August 2018


1.

Recently, MCR -1 gene was in news; choose the correct statement with respect to MCR-1 gene:

A
This gene is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.
B
It was first found in 2015 in K.pneumoniae, isolated from chicken in China.
C
It is related to multidrug resistance.
D
All of the above.

2.

Recently, ‘White Label Atm’ is in news; choose the correct statement/s with respect to White Label Atm:

  1. RBI is directly involved in White Label ATMs but is not the case with the Brown Label ATMs.
  2. White Label atms are not owned by the bank but are the properties of non-banking entities.

Choose the correct statement/ from the code given below:

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

3.

I and II only

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Ellora Caves and Kailasha Temple:
  1. Ellora Caves have only idols and architecture dedicated to Buddhism.
  2. Cave 16 also called as Kailasha Temple has theme of “Ravan Shaking the Kailash”.
  3. It is one of the largest temples made from carving the hills from the top.

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

A
I and II only
B
II and III only
C
I, II, III
D
I and III only

4.

Recently, ‘Vishing’ was in news; choose the correct statement with respect to ‘Vishing’:

A
Act of Whistleblowing against the corrupt practises.
B
Residing illegaly in someone’s country.
C
It is voice phising.
D
Related to Refugee problem.

5.

“Joides Resolution” sometimes seen in the news is related to:

A
Mission to explore the outerspace.
B
Mission to explore the Exoplanets.
C
Mission to explore the Mars.
D
Mission to explore the deep oceans and seabed.

6.

Recently, Scientists are very much interested in “Wolbachia” bacteria; consider the following statements vis-a-vis Wolbachia:

  1. It is a tiny bacteria that is usually found in 60% of all species of insects.
  2. It has the tendency to stop the replication of dengue virus when put in that insect/mosquito.
  3. It is one of the most common reproductive parasites in the biosphere.

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

A
I and II only
B
II and III only
C
I, II, III
D
None

7.

In the recent States Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index (SEEPI), Andhra Pradesh is going to top the list; this Index is released by Bureau of Energy Efficiency in collaboration with:

A
Ministry of Power
B
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
C
TERI
D
Niti Aayog

8.

“Indian Star Tortoise” has been seized in large number recently; consider the following statements with respect to Star Tortoise:

  1. IUCN status of the Star Tortoise is “Endangered”.
  2. It is listed in the Appendix 1 of the CITES (Convention for the International Trade of Endangered Species) Provision.
  3. Chinar Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala is the only rehabilitation place for the Star Tortoise in India.

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

A
I and III only
B
II and III only
C
III only
D
I, II, III

9.

“Imprint India” initiative is related to which of the following?

A
To provide printing machinaries at subsidised rate to start ups.
B
To provide capital at cheap rate to the start-up ecosystem.
C
To provide subsidised machinary to the textile sector.
D
To address the major science and engineering problems that India must address.

10.

In which state ‘Minjar Fair’ is celebrated?

A
Tamil Nadu
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Jammu & Kashmir
D
Himachal Pradesh

11.

Recently, Cry1Ac, Cry 2Ab and Vip3A gene was in news, they are related to:

A
Genes that suppresses the Ebola
B
Genes related to microcephaly
C
GM technology
D
All of the above

12.

Recently, P.C.Ramesh has been elected as member of Public Account Committee (PAC).Consider the following statements with respect to PAC:

  1. The term of the office of the member is 3 years.
  2. They are elected by the proportionate representation by the single transferable vote.
  3. A Minister cannot be elected as its member.

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

A
I and II only
B
II and III only
C
I, II, III
D
I and III only

13.

Recently, Seniority of the Supreme Court judges is in controversy; consider the following statements about “How to decide upon the seniority of judges in the Supreme Court”:

  1. It is determined by the age i.e. 65 years of attainment.
  2. If two judges are appointed on the same day, then appointment from the Bar trumps over the appointment from the Bench.

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

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

14.

Which of the following statements is correct with respect to ‘Project Mausam’?

A
It is the initiative of the Ministry of Earth Sciences to early forecast the meteorological data.
B
Initiative of Ministry of Commerce to fund the start-ups.
C
Initiative of Ministry of Agriculture to boost the production of Kharif crops.
D
Initiative of Ministry of Culture to inscribe places and sites identified as trans-national nomination for inscription on UNESCO World Heritage Site.

15.

‘Maitree’ military exercise is between India and-

A
Nepal
B
Sri Lanka
C
Bangladesh
D
Thailand

16.

Recently, ‘Bhisti’ were in news; consider the following statements with repect to ‘Bhisti’:

A
Tribes present in Nagaland.
B
Tribe present in Assam, whose names are not present in the NRC list.
C
Tribes of Sikkim.
D
People involved in Mughal era tradition of carrying water in goat skin called as ‘Mashaq’.

17.

The government is planning to set up a trans-shipment facility at ‘Campbell Bay; consider the following statements with respect to ‘Campbell Bay’:

  1. Campbell Bay is located on the southern part of Great Nicobar Island.
  2. Campbell Bay is located on the southern tip of Lakshadweep Island.
  3. Cambell National Park is a part of Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve.

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

A
I and III only
B
II and III only
C
III only
D
I, II, III

18.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha’:

  1. In the absence of Chairman and Deputy Chairman of RS, the seniormost MP of RS takes the Chair and presides over the RS matters.
  2. The Deputy Chairman is elected by the majority of the members of the RS.

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

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

19.

SAATHI’ initiative is the collaboration of Ministry of Textile with-

A
Ministry of Skill Development
B
Ministry of MSME
C
Ministry of Power
D
Ministry of Commerce

20.

Which of the following is a basin country surrounding Strait of Malacca, apart from, Indonesia, Malysia and Singapore?

A
Brunei
B
Vietnam
C
Thailand
D
All of the above

21.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Red Sanders’:

  1. Its IUCN status is “Endangered”.
  2. It is endemic to India and is found mostly in Western Ghats.

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

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

22.

Recently, an invasive pest “FALL Armyworm” is in news; consider the following statements with respect to the pest:

  1. It was initially present in North America, then spread to Africa and is finally attacking the crops in India.
  2. It attacks only the Maize crop.

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

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

23.

In the recent meeting of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO held at Indonesia, which Biosphere Reserve of India got itself listed in the World Network of Biosphere Reserve?

A
Manas Biosphere Reserve
B
Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve
C
Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve
D
Dibru-Saikohwa Biosphere Reserve

24.

Despite SINO-US trade war, Chinese Export is increasing, what can be the probable cause for the same?

A
Appreciation of Renminbi
B
Depreciation of Renminbi
C
Revaluation of Renminbi
D
Devaluation of Renminbi

25.

2+2 Dialogue is going to happen between India and USA.This dialogue will be between the respectiveMinister of External Affairs and-

A
Minister of Commerce
B
Minister of Finance
C
Minister of Defence
D
Minister of IT and & Science

26.

Recently, Global Innovation Index (GII) has been released; consider the following statements with respect to GII:

  1. GII is released by the World Bank in collaboration with Insead Buisness School.
  2. India, for the first time, has been ranked above China in GII Index.
  3. India has slipped by 3 places in 2018 from the position in 2017.

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

A
I and II only
B
II and III only
C
I, II, III
D
None of the above

27.

Smith, Aves, Long, Neil Islands are strategically very important, and Government wants to develop these Islands for tourism as well as strategic purpose. These Islands belong to-

A
Lakshadweep
B
Gulf of Khambhat
C
Daman & Diu
D
Andaman & Nicobar

28.

Which of the following statements is true about “Unnat Bharat Abhyaan 2.0”?

A
Making India an innovation hub and thus promote “Make in India”.
B
Helping the Start-ups grow by streamlining the funding process and providing them technical assistance in need.
C
Helping the farmers in distress and making their income doubled by 2022.
D
To link the Higher Education Institutions with villages, so that these institutions can contribute to the economic and social betterment of these village communities using their knowledge base.

29.

Say, the number of seats in Rajya Sabha is 245 and5 seats are vaccant (due to death or resignation) and the number of MPs who are absent is 10, then for the removal of ‘Deputy Chairman’, how manyminimumvotes are required?

A
115
B
116
C
121
D
123

30.

Recently, RBI has released its Inward Remittances Survey of 2016-17. Consider the following statements related to that:

  1. India gets its maximum remittances from US, followed by Saudi Arabia.
  2. Among the states that receive maximum remittance is Kerala followed by Maharasthra.

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

A
Only I
B
Only II
C
Both I and II
D
Neither I nor II

31.

Recently, CSO has released its Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data. If it says that IIP is 105, what does this mean?

A
It means that industrial growth has increased by 5% from the previous month.
B
It means that industrial growth has increased by 5% from the earlier base year of 2004-05.
C
It means that industrial growth of 8 Core Industries has increased by 5% from the base year 2011-12.
D
means that industrial growth has increased by 5% from the base year of 2011-12.

32.

Recently, PARIVESH portal has been launched. This is related to:

A
Inculcating good ethics among the students upto class 10.
B
Self auditing of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) by the top management of a company.
C
Creating good environment and helping the start-ups to thrive.
D
Single window clearance portal for all environmental, wildlife and coastal zone related issues.

33.

Recently, Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve has been added in the list of World Network of Biosphere Reserves; consider the following statements with respect to this:

  1. It is home to ethnic tribes like Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese.
  2. It falls within Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity hotspot.
  3. The famous “Zemu Glacier” lies in the core region of this biosphere reserve.

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

A
I and III only
B
II and III only
C
I, II, III
D
I and II only

34.

Government is planning to triple the production of Ethanol by 2022. Which of the following statements is correct about Ethanol?

A
Ethanol has high calorific value compared to petrol.
B
Ethanol has high Octane number than petrol but has less calorific value than petrol.
C
Ethanol has low Octane number than petrol but has high calorific value than petrol.
D
None of the above.

35.

The “UNION EXECUTIVE” consists of

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Council of Ministers
  4. Attorney General

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

A
I, II, III only
B
III and IV only
C
I, II, III, IV
D
II, III, IV

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