Weekly, Current Affairs Test, 7 – 13 April 2019


1.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Diclofenac drug is responsible for decline in the Vulture population in India.
  2. At present there is no alternative drug to Diclofenac.
  3. Indian Vulture is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List.

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

2.

Which of the following Vultures are listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List?

  1. Cinerous Vulture
  2. Indian Vulture
  3. White Rumped Vulture
  4. Slender Billed Vulture

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

3.

‘Global Report on Food Crises” is jointly released by which of the following agencies?

  1. Welthungerhilfe
  2. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
  4. World food Programme (WFP)

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

4.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Codex Alimentarius Commission was created by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to develop food standards.
  2. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is a specialised agency of United Nations.
  3. FAO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

5.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Kazakhstan shares its boundary with Caspian Ssea.
  2. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest land locked country.

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

6.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘World Bank’:

  1. India is in top five when it comes to shareholding in the World Bank.
  2. India is a member to all the organizations of the World Bank Group.
  3. India is the largest recipient of loans from the World Bank.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

7.

Which among the following organizations constitute the World Bank?

  1. International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  2. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
  3. International Development Association (IDA)
  4. International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

8.

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘World Bank’:

  1. The President of the World Bank is usually a European.
  2. The WTO and the World Bank is called as the ‘Bretton Woods Twin’.

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

9.

Consider the following statements with respect to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019:

  1. India is the best performer amongst the BRICS nations.
  2. India’s rank has deteriorated from the last year.

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.

‘Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)’ is released by?

A
World Bank
B
IMF
C
Insead Business School
D
WTO

11.

Consider the following statements with respect to the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF):

  1. It has been launched by the Ministry of Science & Technology to rate the universities of India on different parameters.
  2. In recent NIRF rankings 2019, Indian Institute of Science has topped the country.

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.

For the ranking of Universities by National Institute Ranking Framework, maximum weightage is assigned to which among the following parameters?

A
Teaching, Learning & Resources
B
Outreach & Inclusivity
C
Perception
D
Graduation Outcome.

13.

Consider the following statements:

  1. India is a member of International Energy Agency (IEA).
  2. The IEA acts as a policy adviser to its member states only.

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.

Which of the following reports is released by International Energy Agency (IEA)?

  1. World Energy Outlook Report
  2. Global Talent Competitiveness Index
  3. Climate Change Performance Index

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 2 only

15.

Which of the following countries border Jordan?

  1. Iran
  2. Israel
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Turkey

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

16.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Eutrophication’:

  1. Increase in air pollution leads to eutrophication of water bodies.
  2. Eutrophication is the decrease in the nutrients of the water body.
  3. Its one of the outcomes is ‘Algal Boom’.

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 and 3 only

17.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Eutrophication’:

  1. Eutrophication can occur in both freshwater and saltwater systems.
  2. Excess nitrogen often causes eutrophication in freshwater, while phosphorus is responsible for the phenomena in saltwater.

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:

  1. Periyar River originates from Sahyadri.
  2. Periyar National Park lies in the middle of a mountainous area of the Cardamom Hills.
  3. Periyar National Park is notable as an ‘elephant reserve’ but not as a ‘tiger reserve’.

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 and 3 only

19.

‘Strait of Gibraltar’ sometimes seen in the news connects which two water bodies?

A
Red Sea & Indian Ocean
B
North Pacific Ocean & Caribbean Sea
C
Atlantic Ocean & Mediterranean Sea
D
North Atlantic Ocean & North Sea

20.

Adriatic Sea is a part of which water body?

A
Red Sea
B
Caspian Sea
C
Mediterranean Sea
D
South Atlantic Ocean

21.

Consider the following statements with respect to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre:

  1. Rabindranath Tagore renounced his Noble Prize in protest of this incidence.
  2. Dyer was penalized and suspended for overstepping the bounds of his authority by the Hunter Commission.

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

22.

The people at Jallianwala Bagh were protesting against the arrest of?

  1. Lala Lajpat Rai
  2. Saifuddin Kitchlew
  3. Bhagat Singh
  4. Dr. Satyapal

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

23.

Consider the following statements with respect to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre:

  1. Udham Singh killed Colonel Reginald Dyer at the Caxton Hall to take revenge of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru termed Jallianwala Bagh Incidence as a ‘Himalayan Blunder’.

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.

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Hunter Commission was a 7 member body with all the members as Britishers.
  2. ‘Punjab Injustice’ was one of the causes that triggered the Non-cooperation movement.
  3. The Disorders Inquiry Committee was formed to enquire into the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

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

25.

Consider the following statements:

  1. SpaceX has developed the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both currently deliver payloads into Earth orbit.
  2. SpaceX became the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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 with respect to ‘Electoral Bonds’:

  1. Electoral Bonds are similar to Corporate Bonds.
  2. Electoral Bonds can be purchased through either cash or digital transactions.
  3. Electoral Bonds is issued only in denominations of Rs 1 lakh.

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
None of these.

27.

Amendments were made to which of the following acts to introduce Electoral Bonds in India?

  1. Companies Act, 2013
  2. Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010

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 and 3 only

28.

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Electoral Bonds’:

  1. All Political Parties are eligible to receive donations through Electoral Bonds.
  2. Maturity Period of Electoral Bonds is 1 month.

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

29.

Consider the following statements about ‘Central Drugs Standard Control Organization’ (CDSCO):

  1. It works under the aegis of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
  2. It is National Regulating Authority of India.
  3. CDSCO looks into the issues related to Clinical Trials of Drugs.

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

30.

Consider the following statements with respect to the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI):

  1. The primary objective of the programme is to create nationwide system for patient safety reporting.
  2. PvPI was approved by the Government of India in 2018.

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

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