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                       Question Day 20 Current Affairs

  1. Which of the following schemes introduced by the government will have an effect of curbing black money and money laundering in the economy?
  1. Benami Transactions Act of 2016
  2. Information exchange agreement with Switzerland
  3. Income Disclosure Scheme
  4. JAM scheme

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

2.Consider the statements regarding Merchant Discount Rate(MDR):

  1. It aims at improving tax to GDP Ratio.
  2. In MDR Merchants get tax reduction if they pay tax in advance.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Consider the following statements regarding Universal Basic Income scheme:
  1. UBI can reduce the administrative burden of states and can check on leakage and pilferage issues associated with subsidies.
  2. UBI will make targeting of beneficiaries eligible for welfare measures more difficult.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
  1. The economic survey uses the term Dutch Disease which is related to
  1. Lifestyle diseases due to increased spending
  2. A situation in economy characterised by huge imports
  3. Increased domestic spending resulting in inflation
  4. None of the above
  1. Consider the statements regarding Foreign Currency Non-Resident (FCNR) deposits:
  1. FCNRs are not savings accounts but fixed deposit accounts.
  2. The account can only be opened in the name of NRI individuals.
  3. It can be maintained only with a foreign currency.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. Consider the statements regarding Seemai Karuvelam trees:
  1. Seemai karuvelam trees are native to South India.
  2. It disrupts the local ecosystem of its habitation by soaking in all the groundwater near it.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

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  1. World’s first Genetic Garden of Halophytes was inaugurated in which of the following place?
  1. Tamilnadu
  2. Kerala
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Uttarakhand
  1. Consider the following statements regarding Coal Bed Methane (CBM):
  1. It is also called ‘sweet gas’ because of its lack of hydrogen sulphide.
  2. It’s occurrence in underground coal mining, where it presents a serious safety risk.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Consider the following statements regarding  Festival of Innovation (FOIN) 2017:
  1. The Festival of Innovation (FOIN) is a unique initiative of the Ministry of Science and technology.
  2. The objective of FOIN is to recognise, respect and reward grassroots innovations and foster a supportive ecosystem.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
  1. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Marrakech Action Proclamation?
  1. Countries affirm their commitment to full implementation of the Paris Agreement.
  2. Developed Countries reaffirm their $100 billion mobilisation goal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Consider the statements regarding e India Meteorological Department (IMD),
  1. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations including seismology.
  2. It is the nodal agency to declare a state drought affected.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding TanSat?
  1. It is launched by NASA and ESA as joint venture
  2. It is a global carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring satellite to understand the effects of climate change

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  1. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Consider the statements regarding Udaipur Declaration on Disaster:
  1. It is adopted by Members of UN as a part of Sendai Framework.
  2. The members will set up a dedicated Joint Task Force for Disaster Risk Management for regular dialogue, exchange, mutual support and collaboration among them.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Consider the statements regarding Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)
  1. It contains butane as its major component of ignition.
  2. It is eco-friendly and more economical compared to diesel for public transportation.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. The economic survey has recently initiated a debate on the idea of fiscal activism. Which of the following can be considered as an example of fiscal activism?
  1. Quantitative easing.
  2. Enactment of Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM) Act.
  3. Tax holidays for businesses.
  4. The increase in government expenditure.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 3 and 4 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1 and 2 only
  1. Which of the following obligations are undertaken by India in accordance with Paris agreement’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions:
  1. Reducing carbon emissions by 33-35% by 2030 from 2005 levels.
  2. To increase the share of non-fossil-fuel-based power production to 40% of installed capacity.
  3. To create additional carbon sink of about 3 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

17.In regard to Arsenic Contamination Consider the following statements:

  1. Arsenic is a natural component in the earth’s crust. It is widely distributed throughout the environment in air, water and land.
  2. The use of deep tube wells in Gangetic plains is the major reason for arsenic contamination in the region.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding GRAPES-3 Experiment?
  1. It aims to study the Solar storms propagation.
  2. It is launched by ISRO in association with TIFR
  3. It is placed in polar orbit for more clear observations

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. The 5:25 scheme was introduced to:
  1. Boost civil aviation sector.
  2. Address the NPA issue of banks.
  3. To boost MSMEs in the country.
  4. Address high maternal mortality rate in the country.
  1. Consider the statements regarding External Commercial Borrowings:
  1. ECBs can only be raised by governmental agencies and PSUs
  2. The ECBs can be raised from a country which is either a member of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) or either through FATF-Style Regional Bodies.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

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