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Weekly Test | January 2019, Week 1

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Himalayan Griffon’ 1.It is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae 2.It is extinct in India Select the correct code:


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 2

‘Shailesh Nayak Committee’ is concerned with


a. Coastal Zone Regulations
b. Rate Hole Mining
c. Merchandise Exports from India
d. Non-Performing Assets
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘K2-236b’ 1.It has a mass of about 27 Earth Mass and size of 6 Earth Radii 2.It was discovered by India Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 4

‘Clearing-House Mechanism’ is associated with


a. Convention on Biological Diversity
b. CITES
c. International Solar Alliance
d. Brasilia Declaration
QUESTION 5

Consider the following terms 1.ENCORE-18 2.XPL-18 3.SHIKSHA-18 It is associated with


a. Medicines developed by AYUSH
b. GM Crops developed by Punjab University
c. Missiles developed by DRDO
d. None of the above
QUESTION 6

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Equatorial Electrojet’ 1. It is a naturally occurring flow of current approximately 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. 2.The westward movement of the electrons constitutes an eastward electric current which is called the Equatorial Electrojet. Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 7

‘SRPHi’ was launched by


a. RBI
b. NITI Aayog
c. CIPAM
d. AISHE
QUESTION 8

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1.Masala Bonds are rupee-denominated borrowings issued by Indian entities in overseas markets. 2.A Panda bond is a Chinese renminbi-denominated bond from a non-Chinese issuer, sold in the People’s Republic of China. Select the correct code:


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 9

Government announces minimum support prices (MSPs) for 1.Copra 2.Groundnut 3.Jute 4.Wheat Select the correct code:


a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 2, 3 and 4
c. 1, 3 and 4
d. All of the above
QUESTION 10

With reference to India’s decision to levy an equalization tax of 6% on online advertisement services offered by non – resident entities, which of the following statements is/are correct? 1.It is introduced as a part of the Income Tax Act. 2.Non-resident entities that offer advertisement services in India can claim a tax credit in their home country under the “Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements.” Select the correct answer using the code given below:


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme’ 1.It aims to develop the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and to engage them in nation building activities. 2.It is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements with respect to “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environment benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” 1.It is assisted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) 2.It is launched in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 13

‘World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report’ is published by


a. World Economic Forum
b. World Bank
c. World Trade Organisation
d. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘FATCA’ 1.It is aimed at ensuring that US persons with financial assets outside of the USA pay USA tax 2.India has entered into information sharing agreement with the USA under FATCA Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 15

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Yarn Bank Scheme’ 1.It is one of the components of PowerTex India 2.It enables power loom weavers to purchase yarn at wholesale rate and give the yarn at reasonable price to the small weavers 3.It also has a component of free electricity to small weavers Select the correct statements


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 16

‘Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)’ is published by


a. UNFCCC Secretariat
b. UNEP
c. Climate Vulnerable Forum
d. Germanwatch
QUESTION 17

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Black-striped mussel’ 1.It spreads primarily through the discharge of ballast waters of ships 2.It is native to the South and Central Americas Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 18

Which of the following statements is correct with respect to ‘Swap Ratio’?


a. It is the amount by which the price of a convertible security exceeds the current market value of the common stock into which it may be converted
b. It is the ratio at which an acquiring company will offer its own shares in exchange for the target company’s shares during a merger or acquisition
c. It is the number of common shares received at the time of conversion for each convertible security
d. It is a financial ratio that expresses the leverage of a bond issuer
QUESTION 19

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1.A private member cannot introduce a constitutional amendment bill. 2.A private members’ bill can be introduced in Lok Sabha Only Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 20

‘Manbij’ is located in


a. Indonesia
b. Syria
c. Lebanon
d. Palestine
QUESTION 21

The recently constituted ‘UK Sinha Committee’ is associated with


a. MSMEs
b. Primary Education
c. Non-Performing Assets
d. Digital Payments
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Menstrual Hygiene Scheme’ 1.It encompasses provision of funds to ASHAs to hold monthly meeting with adolescents to discuss issues related to menstrual hygiene 2.Under the scheme, funds are provided to States/UTs through National Health Mission for decentralized procurement of sanitary napkins packs Select the correct code:


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 23

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary’ 1.It is a protected area in the Upper Gangetic plain in Uttar Pradesh 2.It is part of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Select the correct code:


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 24

‘Lkhon Khol’ is associated with


a. Arunachal Pradesh
b. Mizoram
c. Nagaland
d. None of the above
QUESTION 25

Consider the following statements about contingent convertible capital instruments (CoCos) 1.They are also known as Additional Tier 1 bonds 2.They are hybrid bonds that combine debt and equity elements Which of the following statements is/are correct?


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
REPORT

Total Questions - 25