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April Weekly Current Affair - Week 2

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India:

1. It aims to raise awareness about the various intangible cultural heritage elements from different states of India at national and international level and ensure their protection.

2. This initiative is a part of the Vision 2024 of the Ministry of Culture.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to Reverse Repo Rate:

1. Reverse repo rate is the rate of interest the RBI charges from its clients on their short-term borrowings.

2. It is reverse of the repo rate and this was started in November 1996 as part of liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by the RBI.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO):

1. It is one of the specialized agencies of United Nations (UN).

2. It promotes sustainable tropical timber supply chains and also helps develop capacity in tropical forestry.

3. India is a member to this Organisation.

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

a) 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q4. Who among the following heads the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) which ensures implementation of Drugs and Cosmetics Act across the country?

a) Drugs Controller General of India

b) Directorate General of Health Services

c) Minister for Health and Family Welfare

d) Chairperson of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority

 

Q5. “Daporijo Bridge”, a strategic link towards the LAC between India and China, was constructed recently on which of the following rivers?

a) R. Lohit

b) R. Dihing

c) R. Subansiri

d) R. Dhansiri

 

Q6. Consider the following statements with respect to “Bharat Padhe Online Campaign”:

1. It is an online campaign that aims to crowd source ideas for improving Online Education Ecosystem in India.

2. It was launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD).

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q7. Consider the following statements with respect to Swachhata-MoHUA App:

1. It is a grievance redressal tool for citizens under the ambit of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

2. The app enables a citizen to post a complaint which is then forwarded to the city corporation concerned and thereafter assigned to the sanitary inspector of the particular ward.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q8. Consider the following statements with respect to CAWACH:

1. It is a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) launched by the Department of Science & Technology.

2. It is mandated to extend timely support to potential startups by way of the requisite financial assistance targeting innovations that are deployable in the market within the next 6 months.

3. Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) is the Implementing Agency of the CAWACH.

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

a) 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) None

 

Q9. Ruhdaar, often seen in the news recently is a/an?

a) Attack Helicopter

b) Mechanical Ventilator

c) Modified COVID Train

d) Indigenous Malware Detector

 

Q10. Operation Sanjeevani is associated with which of the following?

a) Indian Air Force and Indonesia

b) Indian Navy and Maldives

c) Indian Army and Nepal

d) None of the above

 

Q11. Consider the following statements with respect to Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID):

1. It is a public platform started by the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) in 2008.

2. It only includes data associated with Human viruses and does not include avian and other animal viruses.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q12. Consider the following statements with respect to the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS):

1. It is a global non-governmental organization established based on the Venice Charter 1964.

2. It is an advisory body of the World Heritage Committee for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention of UNESCO.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q13. Consider the following statements with respect to UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation:

1. It is also called as Washington Convention on Mediation.

2. India has ratified the convention and became party since 2013.

3. Under the convention, a party seeking enforcement of a mediated settlement agreement can apply directly to the courts of countries that have signed and ratified the treaty.

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

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q14. “Paracel Islands” sometimes seen in the news recently is located in which of the following?

a) Black Sea

b) Sea of Japan

c) Caribbean Sea

d) South China Sea

 

Q15. “Covid-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support (CARES) Program” is an initiative of which of the following?

a) The World Bank

b) New Development Bank

c) Asian Development Bank

d) African Development Bank

 

Q16. Consider the following statements with respect to New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) program:

1. It is a flagship initiative of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

2. It seeks to build, capture and retain for India a leadership position by synergizing the best competencies of publicly funded R&D institutions, academia and also private industries.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q17. Consider the following statements with respect to “Patachitra Painting”:

1. It is the traditional painting of Odisha and West Bengal.

2. Women decorate the nuptial chamber and the inner walls of their homes to celebrate festivals particularly the return of Ram from exile.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q18. Consider the following statements with respect to District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Funds:

1. Setting up of DMF was mandated through the Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Amendment Act, (MMDRA) 2015.

2. Its manner of operation comes under the jurisdiction of the Central Government under the Ministry of Mines.

3. It is solely funded through the contributions from miners.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q19. “Global Terrorism Index Report” is published annually by?

a) INTERPOL

b) Economist Intelligence Unit

c) Institute for Economics and Peace

d) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

Q20. “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon”, the first ever digital, unified, global, geological map of the moon was released recently by?

a) Lunar Planetary Institute

b) United States Geological Survey

c) National Aeronautics and Space Administration

d) All of the above

 

Q21. Consider the following statements with respect to Samadhan Challenge Initiative, which was launched recently:

1. It provides facility to the users to call Branch Managers for any query and also to register their complaints and can track the status of resolution of these complaints as well.

2. It was launched by the State Bank of India (SBI).

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q22. Consider the following statements with respect to US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF):

1. It is an independent, bipartisan U.S. government advisory body which monitors religious freedom abroad and makes policy recommendations.

2. It categorised India as a “Country of Particular Concern” on religious freedom for the first time since 2004.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q23. Consider the following statements with respect to iGOT portal:

1. It is an integrated online training module that aims to enhance capacity building of frontline workers to handle the pandemic COVID-19 efficiently.

2. The platform will be hosted on the Human Resources Development Ministry’s DIKSHA platform.

3. It was launched by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

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

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q24. “Migration and Development Brief” is a report published by?

a) World Bank

b) World Economic Forum

c) International Labour Organisation

d) International Organization for Migration

 

Q25. Consider the following statements with respect to 11th Petersberg Virtual Climate Dialogue:

1. The U.A.E host the 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue and co-chaired by Germany and the UK.

2. The dialogue has been hosted by Germany since 2010 to provide a forum for informal high-level political discussions.

3. India participated in the virtual conference.

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

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q26. Consider the following statements with respect to Jan Aushadhi Sugam App:

1. It is a platform designed for people to get information regarding high-quality generic medicines which are being sold at lower prices in Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK).

2. The application is developed under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q27. Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP):

1. It is a campaign launched by the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses.

2. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is the implementation agency for PMBJP.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q28. Consider the following statements with respect to World Health Organisation (WHO):

1. Its secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

2.World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO, attended by delegations from all member states.

3. Every year, April 7 is celebrated as “World Health Day” to commemorate the enforcement of WHO’s Constitution in 1948.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q29. Consider the following statements with respect to World Heritage Day-2020:

1. It is celebrated every year to preserve the human heritage and recognize the efforts of the organizations working for it.

2. The theme for the World Heritage Day is decided by the UNESCO every year.

3. Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility is the theme of World Heritage Day 2020.

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

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q30. State of the World’s Nursing Report, 2020 was recently published by?

a) Nurses International

b) International Council of Nurses

c) Sustainable Development Solutions Network

d) All of the above

 

Q31. Consider the following statements with respect to Van Dhan Samajik Doori Jagrookta Abhiyaan:

1. It is an initiative of TRIFED that aims to educate tribals through 15,000 Self Help Groups under Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana spread across 28 States/UTs.

2. UNICEF is providing the necessary Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for this campaign.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q32. Consider the following statements with respect to VidyaDaan 2.0:

1. It is a common national programme launched by the Ministry of Human Resources Development Ministry for individuals & organizations across the country to contribute e-learning resources.

2. The content donated will be used on the SWAYAM portal to help millions of children across the country to continue their learning anytime and anywhere.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q33. Consider the following statements with respect to World Earth Day:

1. It is an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental protection.

2. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the annual celebrations of World Earth Day.

3. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is “Climate Action”.

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

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q34. Consider the following statements with respect to Long Term Repo Operations (LTRO):

1. It is a tool under which the Reserve Bank of India provides money to banks at the prevailing repo rate.

2. Liquidity Adjustment Facility and Marginal Standing Facility offer banks money for their immediate needs ranging from 1-28 days, whereas the LTRO offers money for their 1 to 3 year needs.

3. LTRO operations are intended to prevent short-term interest rates in the market from drifting a long way away from the policy rate, which is the repo rate.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q35. Consider the following statements with respect to International Development Association (IDA):

1. It is a part of World Bank that aims to reduce poverty by providing loans and grants.

2. India is one among the 76 borrowing countries that receives IDA’s resources.

3. It complements the World Bank’s original lending arm—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).

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

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q36. Consider the following statements with respect to Outer Space Treaty, 1967:

1. It prohibits only weapons of mass destruction in outer space, not ordinary weapons.

2. India is a signatory to this treaty, and ratified it in 198

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q37. Consider the following statements with respect to Moon Agreement, 1979:

1. It bans all explorations and uses of celestial bodies without the approval or benefit of other states.

2. United States of America (USA) signed and ratified the Agreement.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q38. Consider the following statements with respect to Minor Forest Produce (MFP):

1. Minor Forest Produce is defined as an all non-timber forest produce of plant origin.

2. It includes fodder, leaves, gums, honey and even bamboo and canes.

3. There is no Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minority Forest Produce (MFP).

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) None

 

Q39. “Madhuban Gajar”, often seen in the news recently is?

a) A variety of Silk Saree from the state of Bihar

b) A tribal folk dance prevalent in the State of Gujarat

c) A bio-fortified carrot variety with high iron content

d) A method of dance painting prevalent in the region of Western Himalayas

 

Q40. Which of the following is an anti-malarial drug that is being touted as ‘game-changer’ in the fight against COVID-19?

a) Cyclosporine

b) Hydrochlorothiazide

c) Fluoroquinolones

d) Hydroxychloroquine

 

Q41. Consider the following statements with respect to Nutrient-based Subsidy (NBS) Scheme:

1. Under the scheme, a fixed amount of subsidy is provided on each grade of subsidised phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilisers, except for urea.

2. The subsidy will be decided biannually by the Department of Fertilizers.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q42. Consider the following statements with respect to Indian Initiative on Earth BioGenome Sequencing (IIEBS):

1. It aims to decode the genetic information of all known species of plants and animals in India.

2. IIEBS project was part of the Earth Bio-Genome Project, an international initiative to catalogue life on the planet.

3. The National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi is the coordinating centre for this initiative.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) None

 

Q43. With respect to the recent promulgation of Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, consider the following statements:

1. It aims to protect healthcare service personnel and property including their living/working premises against violence during epidemics.

2. The amendment makes acts of violence cognizable and non-bailable offences.

3. Offences shall be investigated by an officer of the rank of Inspector within a period of 30 days, and trial has to be completed in three year.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q44. “Anthurium”, often seen in the news recently is a/an?

a) Air Purifier Plant

b) Weak Radioactive Element

c) Strong Radioactive Element

d) Water Purifying Chemical

 

Q45. Consider the following statements with respect to Ways and Means Advances (WMA):

1. It is a facility for both the Centre and states to borrow from the RBI.

2. The borrowings through WMA are meant purely to tide over temporary mismatches in cash flows.

3. The interest rate on WMA is the RBI’s repo rate, which is basically the rate at which it lends short-term money to banks.

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

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q46. Consider the following statements with respect to e-GramSwaraj Portal:

1. The portal provides for an integrated property validation solution for rural India which demarcates inhabited land in rural areas.

2. The Demarcation would be done with the collaborated efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Department, State Revenue Department and Survey of India.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q47. Consider the following statements with respect to Swamitva Scheme:

1. The scheme will provide the Gram Panchayats a single interface to prepare and implement their Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP).

2. The Unified scheme is an initiative of Ministry of Panchayati Raj and implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q48. Consider the following statements with respect to National Board from Wild Life (NBWL):

1. It is a statutory organization constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

2. It is chaired by the Indian Prime Minister and its vice chairman is Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

3. It serves as apex body to review all wildlife-related matters and approve projects in and around national parks and sanctuaries.

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

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q49. “Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve” is located in which of the following states?

a) Assam

b) Mizoram

c) West Bengal

d) None of the above

 

Q50. Noor, which means “light” was launched recently. It is the first military satellite of which of the following countries?

a) Iran

b) Oman

c) Indonesia

d) Saudi Arabia