Current Affairs Quiz August 2019

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  • 1. 
    With referrence to " Biodegradable Plastics " consider the following statements : 1. Biodegradable plastic is plastic that decomposes naturally in the environment. This is achieved when microorganisms in the environment metabolize and break down the structure of biodegradable plastic. 2. Biodegradable plastics are made from all-natural plant materials. These can include corn oil, orange peels, starch, and plants. select the statements which is / are correct :
    • A. 

      A. only 1 is correct .

    • B. 

      B. only 2 is correct .

    • C. 

      C. Both are correct.

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 2. 
    Consider the following statements : 1. It is a safe harbour, where businesses can test innovative products under relaxed regulatory conditions . 2. It will enable fintech companies to conduct live or virtual testing of their new products and services. 3. It enable companies to test the viability of the product without a wider and expensive rollout. 4. It will help companies to experiment with fintech solutions, where the consequences of failure can be contained and reasons for failure analysed. The above statements are associated with : consider the following statements : 1. It is a safe harbour, where businesses can test innovative products under relaxed regulatory conditions . 2. It will enable fintech companies to conduct live or virtual testing of their new products and services. 3. It enable companies to test the viability of the product without a wider and expensive rollout. 4. It will help companies to experiment with fintech solutions, where the consequences of failure can be contained and reasons for failure analysed. The above statements are associated with :
    • A. 

      A. RBI regulatory sandbox

    • B. 

      B. New product scheme

    • C. 

      C. product development scheme

    • D. 

      D. Business enhancement programme

  • 3. 
    Consider the following statements regarding " Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana " (PMUY) . 1. An adult woman member of a below poverty line family identified through the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) is given a deposit-free LPG connection. 2. Reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel. 3. 6 lpg refills at free of costs in a year are also providing under this scheme. which of these statements is/are correct :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 4. 
    Consider the following statements regarding "Swatantra Sainik Samman Pension Scheme" 1. The scheme is to “reward” patriotic men and women who threw their lives into the Freedom Movement. 2. The scheme is implemented by Ministry of Home Affairs (Freedom Fighters Division). 3. The scheme also contains the provision of govt. job to one person in the family . 4. The scheme was introduced with the object of providing pension to freedom fighters and families of martyrs. Select the correct statement(s)
    • A. 

      A. 1,3

    • B. 

      B. 2,4

    • C. 

      C. all of the above

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 5. 
    Recently "Akademik Lomonosov" seen in news , it is an ?
    • A. 

      A. Russian missile defence system bought by India

    • B. 

      B. Russian floating nuclear power plant

    • C. 

      C. Russian advanced aircraft bought by India

    • D. 

      D. Russian New war ship

  • 6. 
    Consider the following statements about "RUCO" (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative 1. FSSAI has launched the Repurpose used Cooking Oil (RUCO) initiative to collect and convert used cooking oil into bio-fuel. 2. FSSAI wants businesses using more than 100 litres of oil for frying, to maintain a stock register and ensure that UCO is handed over to only registered collecting agencies. 3. RUCO initiative will provide bio-deisel in leu of used cooking oil at free of cost . Select the correct satement(s)
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 7. 
    Consider the following statements regarding " State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index " SARAL: 1. To provide a comprehensive overview of state-level measures adopted to facilitate rooftop solar deployment. 2. Recently , Karnataka has been placed at the first rank. 3. SARAL also provide solar plants , at cheap rates and interest free loans for rooftop plants. Select the correct statement(s)
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 1,3

    • C. 

      C. 2,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 8. 
    Consider the following statements about " National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement " NISHTHA 1. The initiative is launched by the School Education Department-Tamil nadu. 2. The initiative is first of its kind wherein standardized training modules are developed at national level for all States and UTs. 3. Its aim to motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students. select the correct statement(s)
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 9. 
    Consider the following statements : 1. The new rules, in saudi arabia allows any person 21 and older to travel abroad without prior consent and any citizen to apply for a Saudi passport on their own. 2. Women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to register their marriages and divorces. 3. According to new rules in saudi arabia, now women can work also without the permission of the guardian. select the correct statement(s)
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 10. 
    Recently ,Union Government had announced the " Sabka Vishwas " scheme , consider the below statements regarding it : 1. It is a legacy dispute resolution scheme notified by Government for closing pending disputes relating to legacy Service Tax and Central Excise cases. 2. To maintain faith of indian citizen in all govt. operational scheme 3. To reducing tax litigation and improving ease of doing business, needed at this time where businesses are facing an economic downturn. Select the correct statement(s)
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 11. 
    With reference to " geographical indication " , consider the below statements : 1. GI is an indication used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. 2. Once the GI protection is granted, no other producer can misuse the name to market similar products. 3. Murugan temple of palani has recently bestowed the GI tag. Which of th above statements is/are correct :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 12. 
    Consider the following statements about " sovereign bonds " 1. A sovereign bond is a specific debt instrument issued by the government in both foreign and domestic currency. 2. The Yield of the sovereign bond is the interest rate that the government pays on issuing bonds. 3. The central banks also control the supply of money within the economy by the use of these bonds. Select the correct statement(s)
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 13. 
    Recently ,Union HRD Ministry has launched " Shagun " , consider the following regarding it : 1. It is one of world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for – School Education ‘Shagun’. 2. It is an over-arching initiative to improve school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy. 3. The word Shagun is coined from two different words- ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality. Which of the following is/are correct :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 1,3

    • C. 

      C. 2,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 14. 
    Consider the following regarding " Angikaar campaign " 1. The Home Ministery has launched the ‘Angikaar campaign’. 2. The campaign aims for social behaviour change, focusing on issues such as water & energy conservation, waste management, health, tree plantation, sanitation and hygiene for beneficiaries of completed houses under PMAY (U). 3. The campaign will converge with schemes and Missions of other Ministries dealing with these subjects, especially Ujjwala yojana for gas connection and Ayushman Bharat for health insurance. which of these is/are correct :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 15. 
    Consider the following statements regarding " Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) Program " 1. It is a new initiative of Atal Innovation Mission to support community innovation drive in the country. 2. It will focus on underserved/ unserved regions of the country which at present lack a vibrant start-up and innovation ecosystem. 3. to serve as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas. Select the correct statements :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 16. 
    " Mission Shakti " is a joint programme of
    • A. 

      A. Indian Army and Naval force

    • B. 

      B. Defence and Home Ministry

    • C. 

      C. DRDO and ISRO

    • D. 

      D. CBI and NSG

  • 17. 
    In context to " One nation-one ration card " , consider the following 1. It will ensure all beneficiaries especially migrants can access PDS across the nation from any PDS shop of their own choice. 2. It also aims to remove the chance of anyone holding more than one ration card to avail benefits from different states. 3. It has been launched and operational in all states of india . Select the statements which is / are correct :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 18. 
    Consider the following regarding " Inter-state River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill " 1. The central government to set up a Disputes Resolution Committee (DRC), for resolving any inter-state water dispute amicably . 2. if a dispute is not resolved through the DRC. This tribunal can have multiple benches. All existing tribunals will be dissolved and the water disputes pending adjudication will be transferred to this newly formed tribunal. which of the above is / are correct :
    • A. 

      A. only 1 is correct

    • B. 

      B. only 2 is correct

    • C. 

      C. Both are correct

    • D. 

      D. None of the Above

  • 19. 
    Which state has launched recently " Resource Assistance for Colleges with Excellence " (RACE) for distribution of faculties and movable assets among the government colleges ?
    • A. 

      A. delhi

    • B. 

      B. Karnataka

    • C. 

      C. Rajasthan

    • D. 

      D. Gujrat

  • 20. 
    Consider the following regarding " Genome India initiative " 1. The Department of Biotechology (DBT) plans to scan nearly 20,000 Indian genomes over the next five years, in a two-phase exercise, and develop diagnostic tests that can be used to test for cancer. 2. initiative will pave the way for identifying genes and genetic variations for common diseases, treating Mendelian disorders, enabling the transformation of the Precision Medicine landscape in India, select the statements which is /are correct :
    • A. 

      A. only 1 is correct

    • B. 

      B. only 2 is correct

    • C. 

      C. both are correct

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 21. 
    Q13. Consider the following statements : 1. Abortion is illegal in india. 2. Abortion deaths constitute 8% of all maternal deaths per year in India. 3. Presently, woman must seek legal recourse if the pregnancy has gone over 20 weeks to terminate the pregnancy. select the statements which is / are correct :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 1,3

    • C. 

      C. 2,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 22. 
    Consider the following statements regarding " tar balls " recently in news : 1. The tar balls are crude-oil forms from which petrol is extracted. 2. They are transported by the ship from differnt countries to India . 3. They are formed by weathering of crude oil in marine environments. select the correct statements
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 23. 
    Consider the following statements 1. Chinese start-up LinkSpace completed its third test of a reusable rocket RLV-T5 in five months, stepping up the pace in the race to develop a technology key to cheap space launches . 2. SpaceX (US private firm) has already used recoverable rockets on a number of orbital missions since a historic launch early in 2017. 3. ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstration Program (RLV-TD) is a series of technology demonstration missions that have been considered as a first step towards realizing a Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO) fully re-usable vehicle. which of the above statements is/are correct :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 24. 
    Consider the following statements regarding " Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana " (PM-JAY) : 1. PM-JAY is the Central Government’s health insurance scheme that aims to give medical cover . 2. Cancer treatments will soon be covered under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) 3. The scheme provides insurance coverage of up to 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation. Select the statements which is /are correct :
    • A. 

      A. 1,2

    • B. 

      B. 2,3

    • C. 

      C. 1,3

    • D. 

      D. 1,2,3

  • 25. 
    " Green Bonus " , recently seen in news is related to :
    • A. 

      A. An initiative to promote plantation by providing fund .

    • B. 

      B. Its an reward giving to the states for contribution in the environment .

    • C. 

      C. Its an reward giving to the farmers , for encouraging to expand green belt

    • D. 

      D. None of the Above.

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