Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 6 – 12 January 2019


1.

Consider the following statement vis-à-vis recent merger of Vijaya Bank, Bank of Baroda & Dena Bank?

  1. This merger is the outcome of ‘Alternative Mechanism’ panel which was set up under N. R. Narayanmurthy.
  2. Bank of Baroda will be the Transferor bank while Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will be the transferee bank.
  3. The merged entity will become the third largest bank of the country.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

2.

Arrange the following islands from North to South:

  1. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep
  2. Shaheed Dweep
  3. Swaraj Dweep
A
1-2-3
B
2-3-1
C
3-2-1
D
1-3-2

3.

Consider the following statements with reference to Silica:

  1. Silica is an odourless and a non- irritant compound.
  2. Exposure to large amounts of silica dust can cause Silicosis, bronchitis and Emphysema.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

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

4.

Consider the following statements vis-a-vis ‘Fugitive Economic Offenders Act’:

  1. It applies to someone against whom an arrest warrant is issued for offences where the value exceeds Rs. 10 crore.
  2. Only the property and assets directly owned by the offender is confiscated.
  3. Fugitive Economic Offender is barred from filing or defending any civil claim.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

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

5.

Consider the following statements:

  1. It is found in the Dachigam National Park, Sindh Valley, Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary and Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary.
  2. It has been listed among the top 15 species which require high priority in conservation by the union government and is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per IUCN Red List.

These references are with respect to which mammal?

A
Snow Leopard
B
Hangul
C
Musk Deer
D
Himalayan Black Bear

6.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis recently released ‘Financial Stability Report’ (FSR) 2018:

  1. It is a quarterly report released by the Reserve Bank of India.
  2. As per the report, Gross Non Performing Assets (GNPA) ratio of banks has increased from 10.8 % in March 2018 to 11.5% in Septemeber 2018.
  3. As per the FSR, bulks of bad loans are concentrated in private sector banks.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
1 and 2 only
B
1 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None of these.

7.

Consider the following statements about the MGNREGA:

  1. Social audits were first mandated by law under this Act.
  2. In the Act there is a provision for 33% reservation for women of SC/ST and OBC category.

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.

Consider the following statements with respect to the Cinereous Vulture:

  1. It migrates from the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia to India during summers.
  2. It is classified as Endangered under the IUCN Red List.

Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

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

9.

Consider the following statements regarding the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary:

  1. It is a part of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve.
  2. It is bounded by protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka in the northeast and on the southeast by Mudumulai of Tamil Nadu.
  3. It is one of the safest havens for different species of vultures like the White-rumped vultures and the Red-headed vultures.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

10.

Consider the following statements with reference to the Central Information Commission (CIC):

  1. The Central Information Commission has been constituted under the Right to Information Act, 2005.
  2. CIC has the power of a civil court while trying the suit under code of civil procedure.
  3. The decision of CIC is final and binding.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect?

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

11.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Amendments to Fundamental Rights & Directive Principles of State Policy require the ratification of half of the states.
  2. ‘Doctrine of Basic Structure’ is explicitly mentioned in the Constitution 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

12.

Consider the following statements:

  1. REN21 is a nonprofit organization and is the outcome of COP21 (Paris).
  2. Renewables Global Status Report is annually released by International Solar Alliance.
  3. India is ranked 5th in renewable power capacity as of end 2017.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

13.

Consider the following statements about ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme:

  1. It is a collaborative project of Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture & Archaeological Survey of India.
  2. Only public sector companies are entitled to adopt a Heritage.

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.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘NeVA’ Application:

  1. This has been launched by Ministry of Electronics & IT.
  2. It aims to make the proceedings of only Loksabha and Rajyasabha paperless and digital.
  3. It can be used by Legislatures and Government officials both.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

15.

Which of the following committees is correctly matched?

CommitteePurpose
Shailesh Nayak CommitteePlan to curb NPA Issue
Bimal Jalan CommitteeRBI Reserve Transfer
Sunil Mehta CommitteeCoastal Regulation Zone (CRZ)
A
2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 and 2 only

16.

Pathalgadi Rebellion sometimes seen in the news is related to:

A
Attacking the policeman by stones in Maoist affected areas.
B
Highlighting the significance of consent of Gram Sabha.
C
Revolt by tribal people against the Zamindars in colonial times
D
People armed with stones against Maoist.

17.

Which of the following provisions of Indian Constitution needs the Special Majority of Parliament along with ratification of states for the amendment?

  1. Amendment to Article 368
  2. Election of President
  3. Supreme Court and High court
  4. Extent of Executive Power of Union and State.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A
2 and 4 only
B
2, 3, 4 only
C
1, 2, 3 and 4
D
None of the above

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