Prelims MCQs Quiz 37 : Current Affairs


1. The Price stabilization fund will support the procurement of
1. onion
2. groundnut
3. potato
4. rice
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 4 only

Context : http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/price-stabilisation-fund-centres-nod-for-rs-500-crore-corpus/article7044189.ece

Answer & Explanation

2. Plant protection code is a set of guidelines for regulating chemical inputs in
a) fruits
b) vegetables
c) cereals
d) tea

Context : http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/plant-protection-code-rolls-out-to-make-tea-a-safer-beverage/article6745706.ece

Answer & Explanation

3. In context of priority sector lending, which of the following is/are included in the priority sector?

1. agriculture
2. renewable energy
3. sanitation
4. healthcare
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 ,3 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, 3 and 4

Contexthttp://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/rbi-panel-widens-scope-for-priority-sector-lending/article6952225.ece

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/govt-brings-more-sectors-under-priority-sector-lending/article6950776.ece

http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/rbi-revamps-priority-sector-lending-norms-115042400043_1.html

Answer & Explanation

4. The ‘Digilocker” launched by the government provides many advantages, which include

1. total protection from online thefts and hackings.
2. minimizing the use of hard copy documents.
3. providing authenticity to e-documents.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Context : – http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/internet/digilocker-gets-good-response/article7016197.ece

Answer & Explanation

5. The ‘Sendai Framework” is related to
a) global warming
b) ozone depletion
c) disaster management
d) biodiversity conservation

Contexthttp://climate-l.iisd.org/news/wcdrr-adopts-sendai-framework-for-disaster-risk-reduction/

Answer & Explanation

6. Which of these pairs is/are correctly matched?

1. Houthis : Iraq
2. Yazidis : Yemen
3. Kokang : Myanmar
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Contexthttp://www.thehindu.com/news/international/how-the-houthis-drove-yemen-into-a-political-vacuum/article6881885.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/islamic-state-group-releases-200-captive-yazidis-in-iraq/article6799125.ece

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Kokang_offensive

Answer & Explanation

7. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has changed the base year for GDP calculation from 2004-05 to
a) 2009-10
b) 2010-11
c) 2011-12
d) none of the above

Contexthttp://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/macro-economy/shift-to-new-base-year-lifts-gdp-growth-in-fy14-to-69/article6839877.ece

http://indianexpress.com/article/business/market/change-in-base-year-pushes-fy14-gdp-growth-to-6-9/

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/base-year-change-pushes-201314-gdp-growth-to-69/article6839570.ece

Answer & Explanation

8. The 2+2 dialogue in bilateral relations between India and Japan refers to meetings attended by which two dignitaries of the two countries?
a) Prime minister and Defense Minister
b) Prime minister and Foreign minister
c) Prime Minister and President
d) Foreign secretary and Defense secretary

Contexthttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-Japan-will-upgrade-talks-to-ministerial-level/articleshow/40823857.cms

Answer & Explanation

9. The National Green tribunal (NGT) hears matters relating to

1. biodiversity
2. climate change
3. forests
4. water
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 ,3 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, 3 and 4

Contexthttp://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/ngt-cant-settle-issues-on-climate-change-says-moef/article7051083.ece

Answer & Explanation

10. Net Neutrality has become a contentious issue between consumers and telecom companies. In this context, which of the following violates net neutrality?

1. Telecoms increasing prices for data packages.
2. Airtel collaborating with Flipkart to make browsing flipkart free on its network.
3. Telecoms charging data rates depending on content.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Contexthttp://www.rediff.com/news/column/so-how-does-airtel-zero-violate-net-neutrality/20150417.htm

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/what-is-net-neutrality-and-why-it-is-important-in-india-262120.html

Answer & Explanation

 

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