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Weekly Test | July 2018, Week 1

QUESTION 1

Which of the following statements about United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is/are correct?


a) It was formed aftermath of 1948 Arab Israel conflict
b) It is the only agency dedicated to helping refugees from a specific region or conflict
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) Neither (a) nor (b)
QUESTION 2

‘Rohingyas’ are


a) Muslim refugees from eastern Sri Lanka settled in Tamil Nadu
b) An anti-communist political group in Syria
c) Muslim refugees migrating from Myanmar to Bangladesh
d) A political group fighting for autonomy in Catalonia
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements about ‘Sampark Portal’ 1. It is under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises 2. It is a network for nurturing entrepreneurship and creating business models for low cost products and services in order to empower women


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 4

Consider the following statements about Nehru-Liaquat Pact 1. It ensured complete and equal right of citizenship and security of life and properties to minorities of India and Pakistan after partition. 2. It facilitated visits by nationals of India and Pakistan to mutually agreed list of Religious shrines in each other’s country.


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

Consider the following statements about Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) 1. It is administered by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 2. India is an original state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 6

Consider the following statements about ‘Oxytocin’ 1. It is a nootropic 2. It is used as a medication to facilitate childbirth 3. Estrogen increases the secretion of oxytocin


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 7

Belgium is bordered by 1. France 2. Germany 3. Netherlands 4. Switzerland


1, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 3
2, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 4
QUESTION 8

Ryugu’, which was recently in news, is a


a) Asteroid with qualities of both a C-type and G-type asteroid
b) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle developed by DRDO
c) Indigenously developed Nuclear Submarine
d) Shivalik class Frigate
QUESTION 9

Consider the following statements about‘Western Disturbances’ 1.They originate in the Mediterranean Sea as extra -tropical cyclones 2.Their effect is maximumduring the monsoon months in India 3.They are the principle rain producing systems along the western coast of India


1 Only
1 and 2
1 and 3
2 and 3
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements about Financial Action Task Force (FATF)1. It is a policy-making body which works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms for combating money laundering 2.It was established especially to combat terror financing


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

Consider the following statements about Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) 1.It is controlled by the Ministry of Commerce 2.It provides Overseas Investment Insurance to Indian companies investing in joint ventures abroad in the form of equity or loan and advances 3.It contributes in the international stage as a member of management committee of Berne Union


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Victorian and Art Deco Ensemblesof Mumbai’ 1.It inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list 2.It is a collection of 19th century ‘Gothic Revival’ buildings


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 13

Croatia is not bordered by


a)Italy
b)Slovenia
c)Hungary
d)Serbia
QUESTION 14

Project Sashakt'is associated with


Non-performing assets(NPAs)
Horticulture
Anti-retroviral therapy
Tuberculosis
QUESTION 15

Consider the following statements about ‘Ramanujacharya’ 1.His philosophical foundation wastheistic dualism 2.He accepted that the Vedas are a reliable source of knowledge


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 16

Consider the following statements about ‘SVEEP’ 1.It is a programme of multi interventions to educate citizens, electors and voters about the electoral process in order to increase their awareness and participation in the electoral processes 2.Itis designed according to the socio-economic, cultural and demographic profile of the state


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 17

Recently Interpol has issueda Red Notice against an Indian Diamond trader. Red Notice is concerned with which of the following statements?


a)To seek the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action
b)To provide warnings and intelligence about persons who have committed criminal offences and are likely to repeat these crimes in other countries
c)To collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a crime
d)To seek or provide information on modus operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals
QUESTION 18

‘Aichi Targets’ is associated with


Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
International Solar Alliance
Convention on Biological Diversity
QUESTION 19

The Global Gender Gap Report released by the


World Economic Forum
World Trade Organisation
United Nations Development Programme
UN Women
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements about ‘Behdienkhlam Festival’ 1.It is one of the most popular festivals of the Jaintia tribe 2.It celebrated after sowing is done seeking a good harvest and to drive away plague and diseases.


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 21

Consider the following statements about “cVIGIL” Mobile App 1.It will allow to report violations of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) 2.It will be operational only where elections are announced


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements 1.Index of Industrial Production (IIP)is a composite indicator expressed in terms of an index number which measures the short term changes in the volume of production of a basket of industrial products during a given period with respect to the base period 2.The Eight Core Industries comprise more than 60% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 23

Axumite Empire is associated with present day


a)Egypt
b)Ethiopia
c)Oman
d)Indonesia
QUESTION 24

Consider the following statements about WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) 1.It is a special agreement under the Berne Convention 2.It has provisions to extend the protection of copyrights contained therein to the digital environment 3.It grants the right of distribution and the right of rental


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 25

Consider the following statement about ‘Beijing Treaty on Audio-visual Performances’ 1.It is a multilateral treaty which regulates copyright for audio-visualperformances and expands the performers' rights. 2.India has recently ratified the treaty


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Stree Swabhiman’ initiative 1.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Health 2.Under the initiative, sanitary napkin micro manufacturing units are being set up at Common Services Centres (CSCs) across India, particularly those operated by women entrepreneurs


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
REPORT

Total Questions - 26