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Weekly Current Affairs January 2020 - Week 1

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Good Governance Index:

  1. It is used to provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and UTs.
  2. The index does not consider Public Health and Infrastructure.
  3. All the indicators are given same weightage under one Governance Sector to calculate the value.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q2. With respect to NISHTHA Programme, consider the following statements.

  1. It aims to identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge.
  2. It was launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and 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

 

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to Patola Saree.

  1. It is a trademark Saree from the state of Assam.
  2. It is considered to be very costly and worn only by the Royals or the Aristocrat.

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

 

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to E-visa

  1. It is an online process where there is no paper work is involved and all the process happens online.
  2. It is valid for entry only through Airports and not seaports.
  3. One can apply e-visa at the airport.

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

 

Q5. Performance Grading Index (PGI) aims to evaluate the performance of which of the following?

a) Cyber Safety

b) School Education System

c) Rural and Urban Sanitation

d) Aspirational Districts Programme

 

Q6. Consider the following statements with respect to the World Health Organization.

  1. Ambient Air Pollution Report is published by WHO.
  2. 2020 has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

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. ‘EVALI’ which was in news recently is related to?

a) Vaping-Related Illness

b) A new Antibiotic resistance Bacteriophage

c) A newly synthesized Protein

d) None of the above

 

Q8. Consider the following statements regarding SDG India Index.

  1. 2019 will be the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index.
  2. The index documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards implementing the 2030 SDG targets.
  3. It has been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), the United Nations in India, and the Global Green Growth Institute.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q9. ‘Extraocular Vision’ sometimes seen in news is related to?

a) Trouble focusing when reading or looking at a computer

b) The Blurred vision of the objects at a distance

c) The ability to see without eyes

d) Condition where the optic nerve of the eye is affected

 

Q10. A First-of-its-kind Rehabilitation centre for Freshwater Turtles will be inaugurated in?

a) Odisha

b) West Bengal

c) Bihar

d) Assam

 

Q11. Consider the following statements regarding recently unveiled India’s First CNG Bus which can run 1000 Kms in one fill:

  1. The project has been executed by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).
  2. It has been achieved through pioneering design of Type IV Composite Cylinders in buses, replacing traditional very heavy Type-I Carbon Steel cylinders.

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q12. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS):

  1. It has unified the existing eight Group A services of the Railways into a Central Service.
  2. Unification of ser vices had been recommended by various committees for reforming Railways including – the Prakash Tandon Committee (1994)
  3. Decisions regarding IRMS have been taken by the Railway Ministry.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q13. Consider the following statements regarding Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL):

  1. It is a Central Sector Scheme.
  2. It will be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-21 to 2024-25)
  3. The scheme aims to improve ground water management.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q14. Cyber Safe Women’ initiative was launched recently by which of the following states?

a) Assam

b) Kerala

c) Maharashtra

d) Andhra Pradesh

 

Q15. Lai Haraoba is the ritual festival celebrated by which of the following communities?

a) Manipuri meiteis

b) Deori of Assam

c) Agariya of Chhattisgarh

d) Bakarwal of Jammu and Kashmir

 

Q16. Consider the following statements regarding Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system:

  1. It is developed by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  2. It failed flight test when conducted from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur.
  3. The system is compact with minimum number of vehicles for a fi ring unit.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q17. Match the following pairs correctly Basin Type Explanation:

  1. Category-I A. Basins with established commercial production.
  2. Category-II B. Basins with known accumulation of hydrocarbons but no commercial production achieved so far
  3. Category-III C. Basins having uncertain potential which may be prospective by analogy with similar basins in the world.
  4. Category-IV D. Basins having hydrocarbon shows that are considered geologically

prospective

Choose the correct option:

a) 1-A, 2-B, 3-D, 4-C

b) 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D

c) 1-D, 2-C, 3-A, 4-B

d) 1-C, 2-A, 3-D, 4-B

 

Q18. Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system was successfully test fired by DRDO recently. Which of the following statements are Incorrect about Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system?

  1. It uses solid fuel propellant and has a strike range of 25-30 km with capability of hitting multiple targets.
  2. The missile is an all-weather, all terrain surface-to-air missile equipped with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars
  3. It will be commissioned to Indian Navy.

Choose the correct option.

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) Only 3

 

 

Q19. MANI app which was in news is related to:

a) Real Time trading of Cryptocurrencies

b) UPI based instant real-time payment system

c) To help visually-impaired people to identify the denomination of currency notes

d) None of the above.

 

Q20. Consider the following.

  1. Iraq
  2. Turkmenistan
  3. Kuwait
  4. Armenia
  5. Syria

Which of the countries given above do not share border with Iran?

a) 3 and 4 only

b) 2 and 5 only

c) 1 and 4 only

d) 3 and 5 only

 

Q21. Consider the following statements with respect to Gram Manchitra App.

  1. It provides a single/unified Geo Spatial based decision support system for the panchayats.
  2. It is a spatial planning application developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).

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. Which of the following is the objective of the ‘UMMID’ initiative?

a) To financially turnaround the Scheduled commercial Bank.

b) To tackle inherited genetic diseases of new born babies.

c) To provide skill development to the youths.

d) None of the above

 

Q23. Which one of the following best matches the objectives of Krishi Karman Awards?

  1. It aims to reward the best performing states in food grains production.
  2. The award comes under the Ministry of Agriculture.

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

 

Q24. Swarna Jayanti Fellowships provides special assistance and support to pursue basic research in frontier areas of which of the following?

a) Foreign relations

b) Science and technology

c) Humanities and Social Sciences

d) Agricultural production.

 

Q25. Consider the following statements about National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).

  1. Project Tiger was launched in 1973 with 9 tiger reserves for conserving our national animal, the tiger.
  2. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is a statutory body of the Ministry, with an overarching supervisory/ coordination role, performing functions as provided in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Choose the correct option:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q26. Consider the following statements with respect to the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).

  1. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA).
  2. This mission seeks to enhance the employment opportunities for all urban people through skill development and training.
  3. States/UTs are required to send Monthly Progress Reports (MPRs) with regard to targets and achievements.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q27. Consider the following statements with respect to Sunscreen lotion.

  1. A Sunscreen lotion with a lower SPF number offers greater protection.
  2. Palau is the first country to ban Sunscreen.

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. National Green Corps ‘Eco Club’ Programme that was in news recently aims at:

a) To provide opportunities for children to understand the environment and environmental problems through school eco-clubs.

b) To make polluting industries conscious of the importance of the environment for the existence of life.

c) To conserve tiger population

d) To protect the endangered wildlife

 

Q29. Which of the following are the objectives of Bharat Darshan Scheme?

  1. To position tourism as a major engine of economic growth and job creation;
  2. Develop circuits having tourist potential in a planned and prioritized manner 3. Promote cultural and heritage value of the country to generate livelihoods in the identified regions
  3. Build rural infrastructure

Choose the correct option:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

d) 1 and 3

 

Q30. Which of the followings are part of current account?

  1. Import
  2. Export
  3. Private transfer receipt (Remittances)
  4. External commercial Borrowing.

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

a) 1, 2, and 3

b) 1 and 4

c) 1, 2, 3, and 4

d) All of the above

 

Q31. Consider the following statements with respect to the Urban Co-Operative Banks (UCBs) of India:

  1. UCBs are only partly regulated by the RBI.
  2. In the event UCBs fail, deposits with them are covered by the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India up to a sum of Rs 1 lakh per depositor.

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:

  1. Turkmenistan
  2. Uzbekistan
  3. India
  4. Tajikistan
  5. Pakistan
  6. China
  7. Iran

Afghanistan shares Border with which of the Countries?

a) 1,2,3,5, and 6 only

b) 1,2,4,5,6 and 7 only

c) 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 only

d) All of the above

 

Q33. Rabung Bridge which was in news recently was inaugurated in:

a) Assam

b) Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

c) Arunachal Pradesh

d) Union Territory of Ladakh

 

Q34. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Andaman is separated from the Nicobar group of islands by the Nine Degree Channel.
  2. Indira Point is the location of the southernmost point 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

 

Q35. Consider the following statements with respect to RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil).

  1. It is an initiative of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to enable collection and conversion of used cooking oil to biodiesel.
  2. Total Polar Compounds (TPC) beyond 25% in the cooking oil is considered unfit for human consumption.

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

 

Q36. Consider the following statements with respect to India State of Forest Report (ISFR).

  1. It is a biennial report published by the Forest Survey of India (FSI).
  2. Area-wise Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh.
  3. In terms of forest cover as percentage of total geographical area, Mizoram tops the list followed by Arunachal Pradesh.

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

 

Q37. Consider the following statements with respect to Forest Survey of India (FSI):

  1. It is a premier national organization under the union Ministry of Environment and Forests.
  2. It is responsible for the creation and updating of national geo-scientific information and mineral resource assessment.

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

 

Q38. With respect to e-BCAS Project, consider the following statements:

  1. The project envisaged to achieve a paperless office under e-Governance initiative of Government of India.
  2. The project was launched by Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).

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

 

Q39. Consider the following statements with respect to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

  1. CDS will ensure coordination in joint operations and key in operational role and military command.
  2. CDS will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), created within the Ministry of Defence.
  3. CDS will not be eligible to hold any government office after demitting as the CDS.

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

 

Q40. Consider the following statements with respect to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index.

  1. Kerala achieved the first rank in the composite SDG Index followed by Himachal Pradesh.
  2. The second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index was released by NITI Aayog.
  3. The SDGs, constituted through an unprecedented consultative process, have 18 goals and 169 related targets to be achieved by 2030.

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

 

Q41. With reference to Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC), consider the following statements:

  1. It is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations.
  2. The OIC has permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union.
  3. India is one of its founding members.

Choose the correct option from the following.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q42. “Nagpur Resolution”, which was seen recently in news, refers to?

a) It is United Nations Security Council resolution that extends the sanctions against the Central African Republic.

b) The Convention establishes rules of airspace, aircraft registration and safety, security, and sustainability, and details the rights of the signatories in relation to air travel.

c) It is a convention that plays a role in the implementation of several international conventions on nature conservation and biodiversity.

d) It is to empower the citizens by policy interventions for better service delivery through timely update of citizen’s charters, implementation of enactments and benchmarking standards for continuous improvement.

 

Q43. With reference to Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a statutory body.
  2. It is an apex organisation under the Ministry of tribal affairs.
  3. It has the economic objective of producing saleable articles.

Choose the correct option from the following:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q44. With reference to Good Governance Index, consider the following statements:

  1. It was launched by NITI Aayog.
  2. Tamil Nadu topped the Good Governance Index.

Choose the correct option from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q45. With reference to Rohtang Tunnel, consider the following statements:

  1. It has been recently named after VD Savarkar.
  2. Upon completion, it will be the world’s longest highway tunnel at an altitude of above 10,000 feet.
  3. It will reduce the distance between North Jammu and North Kashmir.

Choose the correct option from the Following:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q46. With reference to Atal Bhujal Yojana, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a scheme for Rainwater harvesting.
  2. It is partly funded by World Bank.
  3. Implementation of the scheme would be pan India.

Choose the correct option from the following:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q47. Consider the following statements regarding NPR – National Population Register.

  1. The database will have demographic details.
  2. NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every “usual resident” of the country.
  3. The process of updating NPR will be carried out under the aegis of the Registrar General

and ex-Officio Census Commissioner.

Choose the correct option from the following:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q48. Consider the following statements regarding Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):

  1. It is also known as the “Iran deal
  2. The agreement is made between Iran, the P5+1 and the European Union.

Choose the correct option from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q49. Consider the following facts about Sambhar lake:

  1. The Sambhar Salt Lake is India’s largest inland saltwater body located near Jaipur in Rajasthan.
  2. Sambhar has not been designated as a Ramsar site.

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

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q50. Which of the following committee recommended the institution of collegium system for the appointment of chief election commissioner and election commissioners?

a) Dinesh Goswami Committee

b) Administrative Reforms Committee

c) Punchhi Commission

d) Sarkaria Commission