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Question Day 14- Current Affairs

Q1. Consider the following

  1. Koodiyattam.
  2. Chhau dance.
  3. Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil of Thatheras.
  4. Yoga

Which of the above are included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list?

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

 

Q2. Consider the following the statements with reference to ‘ Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) ’ :

  1. CSR applicable to companies with at least 5 crore net profit or 1000 cr turnover or 500 cr net worth.
  2. Companies will have to spend 2% of their 3 year average annual net profit in CSR activities in each financial year starting from 2014-15.
  3. Activities included in CSR list are – livelihood enhancement, rural development projects, preventive healthcare and sanitation, reduce inequalities faced by socially and educationally backward groups, conservation of natural resources, promotion of sports, etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q3. Consider the following statements about Mercosur, which was in news recently :

  1. Mercosur is a sub-regional block of South American countries, Established in 1991.
  2. At present, it is a full customs union and a trading bloc. Its full members are Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

 

Q4. Consider the following statements in the context of union cabinet approving the India’s negotiating position adopted at Kigali conference:

  1. In the Kigali meet, India had successfully negotiated the baseline years within a range of 2024 to 2030 and freeze year in subsequent years for phasing down the use of HFCs.
  2. India will completely phase down of HFCs in 4 steps from 2032 onwards with cumulative reduction of 10% in 2032, 20% in 2037, 30% in 2042 and 85% in 2047

Which of the above statements given above are correct?

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

 

Q5. In the context of Supreme Court making National Anthem compulsory in cinema halls, consider the following statements :

  1. Jana Gana Mana first sung in INC’s Calcutta session 1911
  2. 42nd amendment act 1976 inserted fundamental duty Art. 51A: every citizen shall respect Constitution, flag and anthem.
  3. The Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971 deals with cases of insults to the Constitution, the national flag and the national anthem and provides for penal provision for insulting these symbols.

Which of the above statements given above are correct?

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

 

 

Q6. Ken and Betwa rivers which are in news regularly are the tributaries of?

  1. Chambal River
  2. Yamuna River
  3. Ganga
  4. Sonar River

Q7. The famous ‘Kihoto Hollohan case, 1993’ is related to which of the following ?

  1. Anti Defection Law
  2. Basic Structure of Constitution
  3. Provisions of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act
  4. Armed Forces Special Powers Act

 

Q8. Highest numbers of Tigers are present in which of the following state?

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Karnataka
  3. Assam
  4. Madhya Pradesh

 

Q9. Blue ice is

  1. Ice sheet in Arctic
  2. Ice found on Mars
  3. Frozen sewage material leaked mid-flight from commercial aircraft lavatory waste systems
  4. Ice formed in upper layers of troposphere during winters.

 

Q10. Which of the following statements regarding International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) are correct?

  1. INSTC is a multi modal transport corridor established in 2000 in St. Petersburg.
  2. Iran, Russia, Pakistan and India are the founding members.
  3. The purpose is promoting transportation cooperation among the Member States.
  4. It was expanded to add 11 more new members from Central Asian countries.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

 

Q11. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)’.

  1. SAAW is an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg class smart weapon, developed by DRDO.
  2. SAAW is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 kms.

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

 

Q12. Which of the following Central Asian country is not part of Shangai cooperation organisation (SCO)?

  1. Turkmenistan
  2. Kyrgyzstan
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Tajikistan

 

Q13. Consider the Following Statements about Agni V

  1. The long range inter-continental guided ballistic missile can carry nuclear warhead.
  2. The Agni-V is a two-stage solid fueled missile with composite motor casing in the second and third stage.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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

 

Q14. Gaza strip is surrounded by?

  1. Israel, Lebanon and Syria
  2. Mediterranean sea, Israel and Egypt
  3. Mediterranean sea, Israel and Lebanon
  4. Mediterranean sea, Israel, Egypt and Lebanon

 

Q15. Portal E- Box was launched by

  1. Ministry of Human resource Development
  2. Ministry of Women and Child Development
  3. Ministry of Science and Technology
  4. Ministry of External Affairs

 

Q16. Which of the following are functions of Financial Data Management Centre (FDMC)?

  1. To establish, operate and maintain the financial system database, collect financial regulatory data and provide access to it.
  2. Standardize data from all financial sector regulators in a single database.
  3. To provide analytical support to the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on issues relating to financial stability.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

 

Q17. OSIRIS-Rex which was in news recently is a

  1. NASAs asteroid study and sample return mission.
  2. JAXAs asteroid study and sample return mission.
  3. NASAs mission to study dwarf planets
  4. ESAs mission to study dwarf planets

 

Q18. Consider the following statements :

  1. The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean.
  2. The objective of IONS is to promote a shared understanding of the maritime issues facing the littoral nation-states of the Indian Ocean

Which of the following statements is/are not correct?

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

 

Q19. Jeevan Praman, a digital initiative of government is

  1. A biometric enabled digital service for pensioners
  2. A life insurance policy for Women
  3. A life insurance policy for Army personnel
  4. A portal for development of tribes

Q20. In the context of China banning all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017, consider the following statements about CITES

  1. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement between governments
  2. It is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival
  3. Although CITES is legally binding on the Parties (they have to implement the Convention), it does not take the place of national laws.

Which of the above statements given above are correct?

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

 

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