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Weekly Test | October 2018, Week 1

QUESTION 1

‘Oont Kadal’ is located in middle of which of the following lakes?


Dal
Kolleru
Chilika
Lonar
QUESTION 2

Consider the following statements about ‘Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal’ 1.It is a 14th century hunting lodge 2.It was built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq Select the correct statements


a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements about ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ (CCIT) 1.It is proposed by India in 1996 and is now adopted by the UNGA 2.It addresses the issue of Pakistan’s alleged support for cross-border terrorism in South Asia Which of the following statements is/are correct?


a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 4

Global Hunger Index (GHI) is published by


World Health Organisation
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
None of the above
QUESTION 5

SAFAR – India, an initiative of the Government of India, aims at


Providing financial and technical assistance to young start-up entrepreneurs
Disseminating information regarding air quality on real time
Promoting the Self Help Groups in rural areas
Financial inclusion scheme monitored by business correspondents (BC) in rural areas
QUESTION 6

‘Sahyog HOP TAC -2018’, is a joint exercise of Coast Guards of India and


Laos
Vietnam
Thailand
Singapore
QUESTION 7

‘RE-INVEST’ is a global platform to explore strategies for development and deployment of


Dam Safety
Zero Budget Natural Farming
Renewables
Desalination of seawater
QUESTION 8

‘De-notified tribes’ refers to


Tribes which were earlier classified as criminal tribes
Tribes which are aboriginals
Nomadic tribes
Tribes practising shifting cultivation
QUESTION 9

In the parlance of financial investments, which of the following statements is/are correct?


A bull market is one where prices are rising
A bear market is one where prices are falling
Both A and B
Neither A nor B
QUESTION 10

Which of the following are correct with respect to election of Vice president in India?


He is elected by people directly
He is elected by the members of Rajya Sabha only
He is elected by the members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
He is elected by the members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and State Legislatures
QUESTION 11

The ‘São Paulo Round’ is associated with


Asia Pacific Trade Agreement
Global System of Trade Preferences
Broad based Trade and Investment Agreement
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
QUESTION 12

Which of the following statements is/are correct?


India and Pakistan have no formal trade agreement.
India has granted Most Favoured Nation (MFN) Status to Pakistan
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)
QUESTION 13

MERCOSUR is a trading bloc in


East Africa
South America
West Africa
Scandinavia
QUESTION 14

‘South African Customs Union (SACU)’ comprises of 1.Lesotho 2.Swaziland 3.Botswana Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 15

Which of the following countries is part of European Free Trade Association (EFTA)? 1.Liechtenstein 2.Monaco 3.Luxembourg Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
1 Only
QUESTION 16

Consider the following statements about ‘Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)’ 1.It is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector 2.The PMI is based on new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment 3.A PMI of more than 50 represents contraction of the manufacturing sector when compared to the previous month Which of the following statements is/are correct?


1 Only
1 and 2
2 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 17

‘Variable Infiltration Capacity Model’ which was in news recently is associated with


Ethanol Blending
Reverse Osmosis
Solar Energy
Soil Moisture
QUESTION 18

Consider the following statements about ‘Asian Development Bank (ADB)’ 1.ADB raises funds through bond issues on the world’s capital markets. 2.ADB is an official United Nations Observer. 3.ADB provides direct financial assistance to private sector companies, for projects that have clear social benefits beyond the financial rate of return. Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Black Spotted Turtles’ 1.It is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of threatened species. 2.It is native to South Asia Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 20

‘Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index’ is released by


NITI Aayog
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
NABARD
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
QUESTION 21

‘Middle East Strategic Alliance’ is a brainchild of


a. United States of America
b. Gulf Cooperation Council
c. Saudi Arabia
d. United Arab Emirates
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements about ‘Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCFT)’ 1.It is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism. 2.India is one of the members of the GCFT Select the correct statements


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

Recently, The Government has constituted a Competition Law Review Committee to review the Competition Act to ensure that the legislation is in sync with the changing business environment. It is chaired by


a. Injeti Srinivas
b. Uday Kotak
c. Amitabh Kant
d. Ratan Watal
QUESTION 24

The report ‘Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth’ was released by the 1.International Monetary Fund 2.World Bank and 3.World Trade Organization Select the correct code:


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 25

‘Goyna Bori’ is


a. A basket that is traditionally used by the people of Kashmir to keep them warm by keeping burning charcoals in it
b. It is a pictorial narrative painted on a cloth-based scroll
c. It is an embroidery technique using beautiful designs of flowers on shawls, scarves, and saris
d. A fine art of using lentil paste mix to create exquisite designs
REPORT

Total Questions - 25