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Question Day 12 Current Affairs

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Press Council of India:

  1. It is a statutory body.
  2. It is the apex body for the regulation of the Press in India.
  3. It enjoys independence from the government.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

Q2. Which of the following become contempt of the court according to The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971?

  1. Disobeying court orders
  2. Interfering with judicial proceedings
  3. Obstructing the administration of justice
  4. Scandalising or lowering the authority of the court

Select the correct answer from the code given below

  1.  1,2 and 3
  2.  2 and 3
  3.  1, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q3. Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index’ is released by

  1. NITI Aayog
  2. WTO
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  4. Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Q4. Chabahar Port which is frequently in news is located on

  1. Strait of Hormuz
  2. Persian Gulf
  3. Arabian Gulf
  4. The Gulf of Oman

Q5. Consider the following states:

  1. Assam
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Tripura
  4. Jammu and Kashmir

In which of the above states Armed Forces Special Provisions Act (AFSPA) is under implementation?

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 3
  4. 2 and 3

Q6. “Ease of living” index is going to be launched by

  1. UN habitat
  2. World Bank
  3. UNFCC
  4. WEF

Q7. In the context of India refusing Market Economy Status to China, consider the following statements

  1. Under WTO norms, once a country gets MES status, exports from it are to be accepted at the production costs and selling price as the benchmark.
  2. MES status to China will severely limit India’s ability to resort to anti-dumping on cheap imports from China.
  3. It will have a negative impact on India’s manufacturers in chemicals, steel, electrical and electronics sectors as they will be severely hurt by unfairly low-priced imports from China.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 2 and 3 only

Q8. Consider the following statements about “Pahachan Card Scheme”

  1. Pehchan cards scheme was launched as part of the Pehchan initiative of Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, to register and provide Identity (ID) cards to handicraft artisans and link them to a national database.
  2. It is a new upgraded ID card for artisans that will be linked with their Aadhar numbers and bank accounts so that they can receive direct cash transfer benefit.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q9. ‘Project Seabird’ is connected with

  1. Greenfield naval base at West Coast of India
  2. Anti-pirate operation at Somalia
  3. Indian Navy’s island development project
  4. Shipyard in Kutch district, Gujarat

Q10. World’s first halophyte garden has been inaugurated at

  1. Vedaranyam, Tamil Nadu
  2. Jaipur, Rajasthan
  3. Rann of kutch, Gujarat
  4. Wayanad, Kerala

Q11. ABHAY, HUMSA UG which were in news recently are

  1. Indigenously developed RADARs by DRDO for Indian Navy
  2. Indigenously developed SONARs by DRDO for Indian Navy
  3. Indigenously developed fighter aircraft
  4. Lightweight combating aircraft developed by DRDO

Q12. ‘SAMPRITI – 2016’ recently in news is a

  1. Joint Military Exercise between India and Sri Lanka
  2. Joint Military Exercise between India and China
  3. Joint Military Exercise between India and Bangladesh
  4. Joint Military Exercise between India and Bhutan

Q13. Which of the following states have been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) states under the Swachh Bharath Mission (Gramin)

  1. Kerala
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Sikkim
  4. Gujarat

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1,3 and 4

Q14. Consider the following statements about BBIN initiative

  1. The Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) Initiative is a sub-regional architecture of countries in South Asia.
  2. Bhutan Parliament (Upper House) turned down the BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q15. Which of the following tribes inhabits the recently declared district of riverine island of Majuli

  1. Chenchu
  2. Koli
  3. Mishing
  4. Bhil

Q16.  Consider the following statements about ‘e-Court’ system, recently launched by Ministry of Home Affairs.

  1. It is aimed at enabling speedy disposal of appeals and complaints by using digital technology
  2. It will offer an online search facility which allows users to search for daate, file, hearing notice and decision

which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q17. Which of the following country has withdrew formally from International criminal Court (ICC)?

  1. France
  2. China
  3. Japan
  4. Russia

Q18. Consider the following statements in the wake of Indo-Japan nuclear deal

  1. Non-Proliferation Treaty was signed in 1968 and came into force from 1970.
  2. Israel and South Sudan are not part of Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q19.  Consider the following statements about ‘Jal Marg Vikas’ project

  1. It is aimed at developing the national water highway-1
  2. National waterway -1 is Sadiya – Dubri Stretch of Brahmaputra River

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q20. Consider the following statements about ‘National Student Startup Policy’.

  1. The National Student Startup Policy formulated by All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE).
  2. It aims to create 100,000 technology based student start-ups and a million employment opportunities within the next 5 years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

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