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Weekly Test | June 2018, Week 4

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements about ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission’ 1. It is a statutory body 2. It is under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce and Industry 3. It is entrusted with the task of providing financial assistance to institutions and individuals for development and operation of Khadi and village industries Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 2

The term, ‘KATRIN’ was in news recently. It is associated with


Cyber Security
Hurricane near Florida, USA
Space Junk
Neutrino
QUESTION 3

‘Vallarta Mud Turtles’ are generally found in


Chambal River
Gahirmatha Beach
Rann of Kutch
None of the above
QUESTION 4

Consider the following statements about 'Seva Bhoj Yojana' 1. Under the scheme, Centre's share of GST charged on the raw food materials purchased by the religious institutions will be refunded 2. It has been notified by the Union Ministry of Culture Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 5

Recently signed ‘Qingdao Declaration’ is associated with


Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
BRICS
ASEAN
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
QUESTION 6

‘Ottawa Declaration’ is associated with


Arctic Council
Eurasian Economic Union
NAFTA
EFTA
QUESTION 7

Consider the following statements about ‘Dutch disease’ 1. It refers to the negative consequences arising from large increases in the value of a country's currency 2. The origin of the term can be traced to the Dutch economic crisis of the 1960s following the discovery of North Sea natural gas Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 8

Which of the following statements about ‘Fragile Five’ is/are correct? 1. It is a term coined to represent emerging market economies that have become too dependent on unreliable foreign investment to finance their growth ambitions 2. Fragile Five refers to BRICS countries Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 9

Consider the following statements about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 1. It is designed by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 2. It has been designed to protect the personal data of E.U. residents. Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements about ‘Ambubachi Mela’ 1. It is associated with attainment of womanhood of girls 2. It is celebrated in Kamakhya temple in Assam


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements 1. Deobandi movement developed as a reaction to the British colonialism which was seen by a group of Muslim Indian scholars 2. ‘Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’ has propounded a theological basis for its nationalistic philosophy 3. ‘Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’ was formed in 1886 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan


1 Only
1 and 2
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements about ‘DART Mission’ 1. It is a planetary defence-driven test of one of the technologies for preventing the Earth impact of a hazardous asteroid 2. It will target the smaller “moonlet” of a binary asteroid called Didymos 3. It is conceptualised by European Space Agency (ESA)


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 13

Germany is NOT bordered by 1. Denmark 2. Switzerland 3. Croatia 4. Czech Republic


1 and 4
3 only
2 and 3
1 and 2
QUESTION 14

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. UNISPACE+50 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space 2. UN-SPIDER is a programme of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)


Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)
Only (a)
Only (b)
QUESTION 15

Consider the following statements about Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) 1. It is a brainchild of China and is headquartered in Beijing 2. It admits the members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) only 3. It deals with both sovereign-backed loans and non-sovereign-backed loans


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 16

‘Article 19’ in The Constitution of India specifically mentions which of the following? 1. Freedom of Press 2. Freedom to assemble peaceably and without arms 3. Freedom to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 17

Consider the following statements about Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 1. It is an intergovernmental organisation of Central and Western Asian Countries 2. The OPEC Secretariat is located in Vienna 3. World Oil Outlook (WOO) is published by OPEC


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 18

Consider the following statements about Virtual ID (VID) in context of Aadhaar 1. It is a temporary, revocable 16-digit random number mapped with the Aadhaar number 2. It is not possible to derive Aadhaar number from VID 3. It will be valid till the time a new VID is generated by the Aadhaar number holder


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 19

‘Syria’ is bordered by which of the following countries? 1. Jordan 2. Iran 3. Israel 4. Lebanon


1, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 3
2, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 4
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements about Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) 1. It is developed by National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog 2. It is expected to establish a clear baseline and benchmark for state-level performance on key water indicators 3. Gujarat is the highest performer among the Non-Himalayan states


1only
1 and 2
1 and 3
1,2,3
QUESTION 21

Arrange the following from North to South 1. Duqm Port 2. Assumption Island 3. Reunion Island 4. Hambantota


2-3-4-1
1-4-2-3
1-4-3-2
4-1-2-3
QUESTION 22

Which one of the following is a purpose of `UDAY’, a scheme of the Government?


Providing technical and financial assistance to start-up entrepreneurs in the field of renewable sources of energy
Providing for financial turnaround and revival of DISCOMs
Providing electricity to every rural household in the country by 2022
Replacing the coal-based power plants with natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind and tidal power plants by 2030 in-line with Paris Agreement
QUESTION 23

Consider the following statements wrt. ‘BHARAT-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)’ 1. It is managed by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund 2. S&P BSE Bharat-22 Index includes only CPSEs and Public Sector Banks (PSBs)


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 24

Consider the following statements about Van Dhan Scheme 1. It is aimed at creating enabling environment for need based and outcome oriented holistic development of the tribal people 2. TRIFED is the Nodal Agency at the National Level for the implementation of this scheme


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 25

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Mycorrhiza’ 1. In a mycorrhizal association, the bacteria colonizes the host plant's root tissues 2. It makes the plant less susceptible to soil-borne pathogens


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 26

Global Environment Facility' serves as financial mechanism for which of the following? 1. Minamata Convention on Mercury 2. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 3. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
REPORT

Total Questions - 26