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Weekly Test | September 2018, Week 4

QUESTION 1

‘Punch Tantra’ was recently in news. What is it related to?


a.Guidelines to double farmers’ income by 2022
b.Tribal handlooms and handicraft
c.Air-to-Air Missile developed by DRDO
d.Indigenously developed Supercomputer
QUESTION 2

Consider the following statements about ‘WAYU’ 1.It is developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) 2.It works by converting pollutants such as PM2.5 and PM10 particles, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds into carbon dioxide using a filter. Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements about ‘SDG Media Compact’ 1.It is an initiative marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were unanimously adopted by all world leaders at the United Nations in 2015. 2.India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is one of the founding compact members Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 4

Consider the following statements about ‘Tx2’ 1.It was launched by CITES at the 2010 St Petersburg Tiger Summit. 2.It is an ambitious and visionary species conservation goal set by the governments of the tiger range countries to double the number of wild tigers by 2022. Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 5

Project UNNATI is associated with


a. Allocation of coal mines
b.Digital Literacy in Rural India
c.Improving operational and financial performance of Ports
d.Monitor high value transactions and detect tax evaders
QUESTION 6

Name the mobile application launched by Finance Ministry, which will act as a locator app guiding common people to find financial service touch point at a given location in India?


1) Jan Dhan Seva
2) Jan Dhan Darshak
3) Fin Serv Locator
4) Fin Point Locator
QUESTION 7

ZSL’s (Zoological Society of London) Institute of Zoology conferred the title of ‘world’s largest bird’ to which bird on 26th September 2018?


1) Blue Emu
2) Vorombe titan
3) Mauritian shelduck
4) New Zealand merganser
QUESTION 8

Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force with effect from 30th September 2018?


1) Air Marshal Anil Khosla
2) Air Marshal S B Deo
3) Air Marshal R Nambiar
4) Air Marshal HS Arora
QUESTION 9

Where did Indra Jatra festival to worship Indra, the lord of rain and good harvest, begin on 25th September 2018?


1) West Bengal, India
2) Kandi, Sri Lanka
3) Kathmandu, Nepal
4) Dhaka, Bangladesh
QUESTION 10

Name the head of the three-member committee constituted by Supreme Court for suggesting jail reforms across India?


1) Justice Ajay Mishra
2) Justice Amit Payal
3) Justice Amitava Roy
4) Justice Rangaraj Desai
QUESTION 11

Supreme Court has declared Centre’s Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid and has struck which section of Aadhaar Act that permits private entities to avail Aadhaar data?


1) Section 14
2) Section 27
3) Section 57
4) Section 45
QUESTION 12

‘Article 161’ of the Constitution of India deals with


a.Qualifications for appointment as Governor
b.Power of Governor to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases
c.Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies
d.None of the above
QUESTION 13

Consider the following statements about ‘LEADS index’ 1.It is concerned with the performance of logistics 2.It is released by NITI Aayog Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements about ‘MINERVA-II1’ 1.It is the world’s first rover to land on the surface of an asteroid 2.It is developed by European Space Agency Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 15

‘Boundary Working Group (BWG)’ was constituted to undertake the construction, restoration and repair of boundary pillars, including clearance of ‘No-man’s land’ and other technical tasks. It is related to India and


a.Pakistan
b.Myanmmar
c.Nepal
d.Bhutan
QUESTION 16

Consider the following statements about ‘Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV)’ 1.It is indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) 2.It is designed for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude above 50 km of the earth’s atmosphere. Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 17

Consider the following statements about ‘Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)’ 1.It is developed by IUCN and the UNEP 2.It provides a flexible and affordable framework for countries to rapidly identify and analyse areas that are primed for forest landscape restoration Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 18

Consider the following statements about ‘RE-INVEST’ 1. It is a global platform to explore strategies for development and deployment of renewables. 2. It is being organised by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) 3. The 2nd Global RE-INVEST will host the First Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) Select the correct statements


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

‘Economic Freedom of the World Index’ is released by


a. World Economic Forum
b.World Bank
c.International Labour Organisation
d.None of the above
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements about ‘Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA)’ 1.It will help the government offer better services to its citizens by analysing the data generated during the governance process 2.It is jointly developed by NITI Aayog and National Informatics Centre (NIC) Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 21

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Digi VAARTA’ 1.It is a platform designed to enable Financial and Social Inclusion by educating citizens on various schemes / programmes. 2.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 22

In 1932, Mahatma Gandhi began a fast unto death in Yerwada Jail against:


a.Communal award of Ramsay Mac Donald
b.Violation of Gandhi-Irwin Pact
c.British repression of Satyagrahis
d.Communal riots in Calcutta
QUESTION 23

Which of the following statements about “Poona Pact” is/are correct? 1.The Poona Pact was accepted by the Government as an amendment to the Communal Award 2.It abandoned separate electorates for the depressed classes. Select the correct code:


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 24

Consider the following statements regarding Indian Ocean Naval Symposium. 1.It is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) 2.The forum also have working groups on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR). Choose the correct statement.


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 25

Consider the following statements regarding DIGIVAARTA initiative of Indian Government. 1.It is launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Telecommunication. 2.It is a platform designed to promote startups in Electronics Manufacturing sector under Make in India Program. Choose the correct statement.


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
REPORT

Total Questions - 25