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Weekly Test | August 2018, Week 1

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements about ‘Privilege Motion’ 1.It is a notice moved in the form of a motion against those being held guilty of breach of privilege by a Minister Only 2.It can be moved in Lok Sabha Only Select the correct statements


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

‘National Achievement Survey (NAS)’ is conducted by


NCERT
Pratham NGO
NITI Aayog
None of the above
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements about ‘Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme’ 1.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Women and Child Development 2.It is aimed at empowering rural women through community participation Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Banka Unnayan programme’ 1.It is an interactive online and offline study method 2.The Banka Unnayan experiment is replicated in schools across as many villages in the country under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) Select the correct code:


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

ATMA Scheme is concerned with


Agriculture
Textiles
Primary Education
Rescuing Missing Children
QUESTION 6

Consider the following statements about ‘BRICS PartNIR’ 1.It is aimed at deepening BRICS cooperation in digitalization, industrialization, innovation, inclusiveness, investment and addressing the challenges arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution. 2.It was established during the Xiamen Declaration at 9th BRICS Summit Select the correct statement


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 7

Consider the following statements about ‘Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF)’ 1.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Finance 2.The share for each infrastructure areas and projects from the CRIF shall be finalised by a Committee headed by Ministry of Finance Select the correct statements


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

‘PRASHAD Scheme’ is associated with


Tourism
Textiles
Skill Development
Solar Pumps and Irrigation
QUESTION 9

Dhangar Community is primarily found in which of the following regions?


Marathwada
Budelkhand
Marwar
Saurashtra
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements about ‘Additional Surveillance Measures (ASM)’ 1.It is a surveillance method by SEBI in which exchanges impose trading curbs on excessively volatile stocks. 2.Once a stock is caught in the ASM net, it attracts a bunch of stricter exchange rules on intra-day price movements. Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statement with respect to Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) 1.It can increase or decrease the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) 2.The Governor of Reserve Bank of India is the chairperson ex officio of the committee Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements about ‘Perform Achieve and Trade Scheme (PAT)’ 1.It aims to improve energy efficiency in industries by trading in energy efficiency certificates in energy intensive sectors 2.It is a component of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) 1.It was established in pursuance of the recommendations of the Gajendragadkar Committee. 2.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements about NASA’s ‘TESS’ 1.It is an all-sky survey mission that will discover thousands of exoplanets around nearby bright stars 2.TESS detected its first confirmed exoplanet, a super-Earth named HIP 116454b in 2014 Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 15

The debt service ratio in government finance measures


Overall public debt liability of the Union Government
Contribution of Service sector in debt management of the country
Burden of external debt
None of the above
QUESTION 16

Consider the following statements about recently launched ‘SPARK initiative’. 1.It is aimed at skilling engineering graduates from IITs in Defence technology. 2.It was jointly launched by DRDO and the Defence Ministry Select the correct statements


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

An interim mechanism called the ‘Peace Clause’ is available for developing nations. It is concerned with


World Trade Organisation (WTO)
International Solar Alliance (ISA)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
UNFCC
QUESTION 18

Consider the following statements with respect to Organisation of American States (OAS) 1.It is a continental organization formed in the wake of 2008 Financial Crisis 2.India is an observer state of the OAS Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 19

‘Innocenti Declaration’ is associated with


Breastfeeding
Differently abled
Diplomatic Immunity
Polio Eradication
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Cabotage’ 1.It refers to the practice of imposing restrictions for movement of domestic cargo by foreign flag vessels. 2.The policy of cabotage restriction is governed as per the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. Select the correct statements


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

‘Portuguese man-of-war’ was recently in news. What is it?


A carnivorous marine organism with venomous tentacles
Artificial Intelligence based Voice recognition system
High-speed travel technology
Blockchain Technology
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements about ‘Unified Payments Interface (UPI)’ 1.It is a system that powers multiple bank accounts into a single mobile application 2.It is built over the IMPS infrastructure 3.It uses two-factor authentication Select the correct statements


1,2 and 3
1 and 3
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 23

Which of the following countries do not border ‘Kyrgyzstan’


Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
QUESTION 24

Consider the following statements 1.Article 35A was added to the Constitution as a testimony of the special consideration the Indian government accorded to the ‘permanent residents’ of Jammu and Kashmir 2.Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is a ‘temporary provision’ which grants special autonomous status to Jammu & Kashmir Select the correct statements


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

Katas Raj Temple was in news recently. Where is it located?


Cambodia
Nepal
Pakistan
Afghanistan
REPORT

Total Questions - 25