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 CURRENT AFFAIRS - JUNE 2018

1.  With reference to “Dhanush”, recently in news, which of the following statement is/are correct?

1. Dhanush is an upgraded version of the Swedish Bofors gun procured by India.

2. It is also called desi Bofors.

3. It has been developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

            (a)1 and 2 only

            (b)1 and 3 only

            (c)2 and 3 only

            (d)1, 2 and 3

2. Consider the following statements with reference to Deocha Pachami recently seen in news:

  1. The mine is located in Karnataka.
  2. Deocha Pachami is among the biggest coal mines in the world.

which of the above statements is not correct?

(a)  1 only

(b) 2 only

(c)  both 1 and 2

(d)neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements about the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

  1. Monetary Policy Committee is responsible for price stability and inflation targeting.
  2. Monetary Policy Committee is chaired by Finance minister of India.

      Choose the incorrect from the given option:

            (a) 1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d)Neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Department of personnel and training has announced “lateral recruitment” from private sector individuals to join the government at the joint secretary level in the Centre.

       2. The recruitment will be on full terms basis.

      Select the incorrect from the given option:

               (a) 1 Only

              (b) 2 Only

              (c) Both 1 and 2

              (d)Neither 1 nor 2

5. With reference to National Data Sharing & Accessibility Policy (NDSAP), consider the following:

  1. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology is the nodal agency to implement the National Data Sharing & Accessibility Policy
  2. The NDSAP is designed to promote data sharing and enable access to Government of India owned data for national planning and development.

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

             (a)  1 Only

             (b) 2 Only

             (c) Both 1 and 2

             (d) None of the above

6. Consider the following:

  1. Germany
  2. France
  3. China

      4.   Italy

      5.   U.K

      6.   USA

      7.  Japan

      8.   India

 Which among the above is/are not a part of the G7 group?

  (a) 1, 2, and 4

  (b) 1, 3, and 7

  (c) 3 only

  (d) 3 and 8 only

7. Consider the following with reference to Draft UN Comprehensive Convention on International terrorism (CCIT)

  1. The CCIT provides a framework to deny funds and safe havens to terrorist groups.
  2. It will be legally binding on all signatories

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

             (a) 1 only

             (b) 2 only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d) None of the above

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. The National Data Centre at Bhopal will be country’s biggest data center with a capacity to host five lakh virtual servers.
  2. Bhopal will be the fifth National Data Centre after the ones at Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad.

     Select the correct option from the given code:

    (a)1 Only

    (b) 2 Only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d) Neither 1 nor 2

9. Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-spatial Cooperation (BECA) is associated with

  (a) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

  (b) G7Group

  (c) North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  (d) None of the above

10. Consider the following statements

  1. India and US to concluding the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), one of the four foundational agreements that help the U.S. to intensify its defence cooperation with a partner nation.
  2. U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) was recently renamed Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM).

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

   (a) 1 only

   (b) 2 only

   (c) Both 1 and 2

   (d) Neither 1 nor 2

11. Consider the following statements about the National Testing Agency:

  1. NTA was approved by the Union cabinet as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization.  
  2. NTA will take over all examinations from the CBSE, except the 10th and 12th board examinations.

      Select the correct option from given code:

     (a) 1 Only

     (b) 2 Only

     (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d) Neither 1 nor 2

12. Consider the following statements

  1. India is the largest producer, consumer, and exporter of turmeric in the world.
  2. The curcumin naturally occurring chemical compound found in turmeric, which will provide the better price for the crop and also enhance the export potential.  

      Select the incorrect option from the given code:

       (a) 1 Only

       (b) 2 Only

       (c) Both 1 and 2

       (d) Neither 1 nor 2

13. Consider the following statements:-

  1. The ICSE conducts the CTET as a requirement for appointment of teachers in Kendriya Vidyalayas and also private schools affiliated to the board.
  2. CTET, passing which is one of the minimum qualifications for appointment as a teacher in a government school.

        Select the incorrect option from the given code:

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d)Neither 1 nor 2

14. Consider the following statements about ‘Geospatial technologies’:-

  1. Geospatial technology is a term used to describe the range of modern tools contributing to the geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and human societies.
  2. These technologies have been evolving in some form since the first maps were drawn in prehistoric times.

Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d)Neither 1 nor 2

15. Match the following:

  1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) : A suite of software tools for mapping and analyzing data which is georeferenced (assigned a specific location on the surface of the Earth, otherwise known as geospatial data).
  2. Global Positioning System (GPS) : A satellite-based navigation system made up of at least 24 satellites. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.
  3. Internet Mapping Technologies: Software programs like Google Earth and web features like Microsoft Virtual Earth are changing the way geospatial data is viewed and shared.

 Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 and 2 Only

            (b) 2 and 3 Only

            (c) 1, 2 and 3

            (d)None of these 

16. Consider the following:

  1. Septal defects: There is a hole between the two chambers of the heart.
  2. Obstruction defects: The flow of blood through various chambers of the heart is partially or totally blocked
  3. Cyanotic heart disease: A defect in the heart causes a shortage of oxygen around the body.

Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 and 2 Only

            (b) 2 and 3 Only

            (c) 1, 2 and 3

            (d)None of these 

17. Consider the following statements:

  1. With 19.90%, adults living in urban areas in Kerala had the highest risk of cardiovascular disease, followed by West Bengal (19.12%) and Himachal Pradesh (18.97%).
  2. Daman and Diu had the lowest mean risk (12.60%), followed by Bihar (13.63%) and Arunachal Pradesh (14.71%).

Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d)Neither 1 nor 2

18. Which of the following are the discretionary powers of the Governor?

  1.  Selection of Chief Minister
  2.  Provide advice to the President regarding the President’s rule in the concerned state.
  3.  Returning back the bill to the State legislature for reconsideration.
  4. All the above

19. Consider the following statements about UWIN card:-

1. The card will combine four services, including pension and health services, to provide social security to people working in the unrecognized sector.

2. Aadhaar will be mandatory for UWIN.

Select the incorrect option from the given code:

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d)Neither 1 nor 2

20. In which one of the following States is Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary located?

 (a) Tamil Nadu              (b) Kerala                  (c) Andhra Pradesh            (d) Karnataka

21. The name of the strait between the Indonesia islands of Java and Sumatra is:

  1.  Alas Strait         (b) Sunda Strait                   (c) Bali Strait                       (d) The Bass Strait

22.  Consider the following statements:

1. National Digital Library of India is developed by IIT Kharagpur.

2. NDL is also available on the Mobile app. Right Now the app is available in three languages – English, Hindi, and Bengali.

3. NDL is the Single Window Platform that collects and collates metadata from premier learning institutions in India and abroad, as well as other relevant sources.

Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 and 2 Only

            (b) 2 and 3 Only

            (c) 1, 2 and 3

            (d)None of these 

23.  Consider the following statements about UNHRC:-

  1. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.
  2. UNHRC was founded in 2006.
  3. The headquarters of UNHRC is in Geneva, Switzerland.

 Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?  

            (a)1  only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) 3 only  

            (d) None of these 

24. Ken river is tributary of which river?

(a) Betwa                 (b) Yamuna           (c) Rapti                    (d) Ghaghra

25. Consider the following statements about ‘ Smart Cities Mission’:-

  1. Smart City Mission, is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India.
  2. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities.
  3. The mission to develop 100 cities across the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable.

Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 and 2 Only

            (b) 2 and 3 Only

            (c) 1, 2 and 3

            (d)None of these 

26.  Consider the following Statements:

  1. The Himalayas are spread across five countries: Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and Pakistan.
  2. The major rivers originate from the Himalayas are The Ganges, The Brahmaputra, and Indus.

Select the incorrect option from the given code:

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d)Neither 1 nor 2

27.  Consider the following:

  1. Jivamrita is a fermented microbial culture. It provides nutrients.  Jeevamrutha also helps to prevent fungal and bacterial plant diseases.
  2.  Bijamrita/beejamrutha is a treatment used for seeds, seedlings or any planting material. Bijamrita is effective in protecting young roots from fungus as well as from soil-borne and seed-borne diseases that commonly affect plants after the monsoon period.

Select the incorrect option from the given code:

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

           (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d)Neither 1 nor 2

28. Consider the following statements about 'IMF':

  1. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries. 
  2. IMF working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
  3. The headquartered of IMF is in Washington, D.C. 

Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 and 2 Only

            (b) 2 and 3 Only

            (c) 1, 2 and 3

            (d)None of these 

29. Consider the following statements about 'AIIB':-

  1. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia and beyond.
  2. The bank currently has 86 member states from around the world.
  3. Its goals are to boost economic development in the Asia-Pacific region, provide infrastructure, and promote regional cooperation and partnership.

Select the incorrect option from the given code:

            (a)1 and 2 Only

            (b) 2 and 3 Only

            (c) 1, 2 and 3

            (d)None of these 

30. Consider the following statements:

  1. Rythu Bandhu scheme is a welfare program to support farmer’s investment for two crops a year by the Government of Telangana.
  2. The government is providing 58.33 lakh farmers, Rs. 4000 per acre per season to support the farm investment, twice a year, for rabi and kharif seasons.
  3. This is a first direct farmer investment support scheme in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

            (a)1 and 2 Only

            (b) 2 and 3 Only

            (c) 1, 2 and 3

            (d)None of these 

31. Where is the Seychelles Island located?

     (a) Atlantic Ocean                      (b) Indian Ocean                 (c). Pacific Ocean     (d) the Arctic Ocean

32. Match the following:

  1. Hampi Festival - The festival is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of an ancient poet Purandaradasa. Hampi is the cultural center in Karnataka.
  2. Ugadi Festival - The festival symbolizes New Year for Kannadigas.
  3. Mungaru Samskritika Raichur Habba - sports and cultural festival jointly organized by Munnuru Kaapu community during the monsoon (Kharif season).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

            (a)1 and 2 Only

            (b) 2 and 3 Only

            (c) 1, 2 and 3

            (d)None of these 

33. Consider the following statements:

  1. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ) is India’s largest private multi-port operator.
  2. Its ten strategically located ports and terminals represent 24% of the country’s port capacity.

Select the incorrect option from the given code:

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

34. Consider the following statements:

  1. “Nutrify India Now” is India’s first comprehensive nutrition-related mobile app with names of food items in 17 Indian languages.
  2. The app launched by the Hyderabad-based Indian Council of Medical Research - National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN).

Select the correct option from the given code:

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

35. Recently MoU between India and Bahrain on cooperation in the field of healthcare. Where is Bahrain located?

(a) The Middle East, in the Persian Gulf

(b) Southeast Asia

(c) Central Asia

(d) Northern Africa

36. Which of these countries shares a land border with Bahrain?

(a) Qatar

(b) Saudi Arabia

(c) United Arab Emirates

(d) None of the above 

37. What are some of Bahrain's natural resources?

(a) Oil, natural gas, fish, and timber

(b) Natural gas, fish, timber, and pearls

(c) Fish, timber, pearls, and oil

(d) Pearls, oil, natural gas, and fish 

38. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Sagarmala Programme is the flagship programme of the Ministry of Shipping to promote port-led development in the country. 
  2. The vision of the Sagarmala Programme is to reduce logistics cost for EXIM and domestic trade with minimal infrastructure investment.

Select the correct option from the given code:

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

39. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the National Commission for Women?

  1. The National Commission for Women (NCW) is a statutory body of the Government of India.
  2. The objective of the NCW is to represent the rights of women in India and to provide a voice for their issues and concerns.

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

40. Which of the following statements is/are correct about 'PETA'?

  1. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia.
  2. PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world.

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d) Neither 1 nor 2

41. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Somasila Dam is a dam constructed across the Penna River near Somasila, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  2. It is the biggest storage reservoir in Penna River basin.

Select the incorrect option from the given code:

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

42. Consider the following statements:

  1. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation launched a mobile application called ReUnite.
  2. The app helps to track and trace missing and abandoned children in India.

            Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

           (d) Neither 1 nor 2

43. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body formed by the Government of India.
  2. It is an apex organization under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. 

            Select the correct option from the given code:

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d) Neither 1 nor 2

44. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Compact2025 helps countries develop, scale up, and communicate policies and programs to accelerate progress toward ending hunger and undernutrition.
  2. It is initiated and facilitated by the International Food Policy Research Institute.

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

           (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d) Neither 1 nor 2

45. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is the ratio of a bank's capital to its risk.
  2. Capital adequacy ratios (CARs) are a measure of the amount of a bank's core capital expressed as a percentage of its risk-weighted asset.

      (a) 1 Only

      (b) 2 Only

      (c) Both 1 and 2

     (d) Neither 1 nor 2

46. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Oxytocin’?

   1. Oxytocin is a peptide hormone and neuropeptide.

   2. Oxytocin is used as a medication to facilitate childbirth.

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

47. Consider the following:

  1. Rohingya are an ethnic group, largely comprising Muslims, who predominantly live in the Western Myanmar province of Rakhine.
  2. According to the 1982 Burmese citizenship law, a Rohingya (or any ethnic minority) is eligible for citizenship only if he/she provides proof that his/her ancestors have lived in the country prior to 1823.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

48. Consider the following statements about 'Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana' (UDAY): -

  1. UDAY Scheme was launched by Union Power Ministry for financial turnaround and revival package for state electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs).
  2. It aimed to help to make discoms financially and operationally healthy so they can supply adequate power at affordable rates.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 (a)1 Only

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

49. Consider the following statements about ‘Van Dhan Scheme’:-

  1. The Van Dhan Scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED.
  2. It aims at targeting livelihood generation for tribals by harnessing non-timber minor forest produces (MFP), the true wealth of forest.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

            (a)1 Only

           (b) 2 Only

           (c) Both 1 and 2

         (d) Neither 1 nor 2

50. Consider the following statements:

  1. Mauritius is located in the South West part of the Indian Ocean, north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
  2. The island of Mauritius lies east of Madagascar, south-east of Africa mainland, and southwest of India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

            (a)1 Only

            (b) 2 Only

            (c) Both 1 and 2

            (d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

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