Monthly Current Affairs Test - March 2020

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Monthly Current Affairs Test - March 2020

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  • 1. 
    With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, consider the following statements: 1. The Insurance Scheme will provide an insurance cover of 50 lakh rupees for ninety days to around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers. 2. The scheme will also include accidental loss of life on account of contracting COVID-19. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 2. 
    With reference to the convalescent plasma therapy, consider the following statements: 1. It seeks to make use of the antibodies developed in the recovered patient against the coronavirus. 2. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat severely critical COVID-19 patients. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 3. 
    With reference to the GreenCo Rating system, consider the following statements: 1. GreenCo Rating System has been developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency. 2. It helps the industrial units in implementing various measures in terms of energy conservation. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 4. 
    With reference to the Scitech Airon, consider the following statements: 1. The negative ion generator titled Scitech Airon, which helps to control the virus, bacteria, and fungal infections in a closed environment, could clean up the air and disinfect areas which are exposed to the infection through Covid 19 positive cases and suspects. 2. The technology has been developed under the NIDHI PRAYAS program initiated by the Department of Biotechnology. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 5. 
    With reference to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), consider the following statements: 1. It was indigenously developed by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and is run by India Meteorological Department (IMD). 2. Methane pollution is mainly caused due to a high motor vehicle traffic. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 6. 
    With reference to the disinvestment, consider the following statements: 1. For the upcoming fiscal’s budget, the government has announced an ambitious disinvestment agenda, aiming to raise Rs 2.1 lakh crore via stake sales. 2. Disinvestment means sale or liquidation of assets by the government, usually Central and state public sector enterprises, projects, or other fixed assets. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 7. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. Sections 269 of Indian Penal Code (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) provides for a jail term of six months and/or fine. 2. Section 270 Indian Penal Code (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) provides for a jail term of two years and/or fine. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 8. 
    With reference to the Himalayan Ibex, consider the following statements: 1. Himalayan Ibex is distributed in the trans-Himalayan ranges of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh up to the river Sutlej. 2. It is listed as critically endangered in IUCN Red list. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 9. 
    Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?     Tribes             States 1. Galos           Arunachal Pradesh 2. Chenchu      Gujarat 3. Irula             Chhattisgarh Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 10. 
    Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? Region often mentioned in news         Country 1. Khorasan                                      Saudi Arabia 2. Lombardy                                      France 3. Qom                                              Afghanistan Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    • A. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    With reference to the serological tests, consider the following statements: 1. Serological tests can identify infections that are active, but cannot be used to detect past infections. 2. Genetic tests work on antibodies in blood samples and they are also called ‘antibody tests’. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 12. 
    With reference to the PM's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund, consider the following statements: 1. Union Home Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister and Finance Minister. 2. Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G). Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 13. 
    With reference to the extraordinary virtual G20 Summit, consider the following statements: 1. It was chaired by Saudi Arabia. 2. The G20 countries committed to inject more than $5 trillion into the global economy, and contribute to the COVID-19 solidarity response fund led by the World Health Organization (WHO). Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 14. 
    Who was Rajyogini Dadi Janki, recently seen in news?
    • A. 

      Chief of Brahmakumaris Sansthan

    • B. 

      Centenarian freedom fighter and Vedic scholar

    • C. 

      Legendary women hockey player

    • D. 

      Famous journalist

  • 15. 
    With reference to the short selling, consider the following statements: 1. It refers to a strategy by which traders bet on a decline in prices and try to profit at a time when the markets are falling. 2. The Indian capital market regulator has imposed some curbs on short- selling, starting this week to curb the ongoing volatility and equity sell-off in the stock market. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 16. 
    With reference to the World Happiness Report 2020, consider the following statements: 1. Finland is the world’s happiest country according to the World Happiness Report 2020. 2. It was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 17. 
    Stafford Act, recently seen in news, is related to which of the following country?
    • A. 

      U.S.A

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      U.K

  • 18. 
    Bhilwara is considered the hub of textile manufacturing in which of the following states?
    • A. 

      Rajasthan

    • B. 

      Gujarat

    • C. 

      Punjab

    • D. 

      Bihar

  • 19. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. He is credited with publishing the complete text of Kannassa Ramayanam, the first complete Ramayana in Malayalam, with notes and interpretations. 2. His most important scholarly work is Kerala Charithrathinte Adisthana Rekhakal (The basic documents of the history of Kerala). 3. His efforts resulted in Malayalam getting recognised as a classical language by the Union government in 2013. Above statements are about which of the following person?
    • A. 

      Puthussery Ramachandran

    • B. 

      O. N. V. Kurup

    • C. 

      G. Sankara Kurup

    • D. 

      Dr. K. Ayyappa Paniker

  • 20. 
    #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks, recently seen in news, is an initiative by:
    • A. 

      National Book Trust (NBT)

    • B. 

      Central Board of Secondary Education

    • C. 

      National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) 

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    With reference to the Laser surface micro-texturing, consider the following statements: 1. It can improve the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines. 2. In this technology, a pulsating laser beam creates micro-dimples or grooves on the surface of materials in a very controlled manner. 3. International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) is an autonomous R&D Centre of Ministry of Power. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 22. 
    With reference to the Indelible ink, consider the following statements: 1. The Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd. is the sole supplier of indelible ink for civic body, Assembly and Parliamentary polls. 2. Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd. was founded by Tippu Sultan. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 23. 
    With reference to the hantaviruses, consider the following statements: 1. A person can get infected if he/she comes in contact with a rodent that carries the virus. 2. The hantavirus is not novel and its first case dates back to 1993. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 24. 
    With reference to the cess fund for Welfare of Construction Workers, consider the following statements: 1. It is maintained by Union government. 2. About 52000 crore rupees are available as cess fund and about 3.5 crore construction workers are registered with these Construction welfare Boards. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 25. 
    “Kurzarbeit scheme”, often mentioned in news, provides for a short-time work allowance, called kurzarbeitgeld, which partially compensates for lost earnings during uncertain economic situations. It is an initiative of which of the following countries?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Italy

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