17-08-2017-The Hindu Current Affairs

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1)Gorakhpur, which gained notoriety for the death of children suffering from Japanese Encephalitis and others allegedly due to the shortage of oxygen supply is in which of the following states:

Options:

  1. Bihar
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Jharkhand
  4. Uttarakhand

Answer: b

2) Which of the statements about Swine Flu are correct:

  1. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs.
  2. Avian influenza refers to “influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

3) Which of the following statements about National Investigation Agency is correct:

  1. National Investigation Agency came into existence with the enactment of the National Investigation Agency Act 2008.
  2. The agency is empowered to deal with terror related crimes across states only with special permission from the states.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: a

4) Which of the following statements about Prasar Bharathi are correct:

  1. Prasar Bharati is not a statutory autonomous body established under the Prasar Bharati Act 1990.
  2. The objectives of public service broadcasting are achieved by the Prasar Bharathi through All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: b

5) Which of the following statements are correct:

  1. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Agreement (SPS) is applicable on food products in the World Trade Organization framework.
  2. Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement (TBT) is applicable to non food products under the WTO framework.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

6) Which of the following statements are correct:

  1. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations.
  2. WTO (World Trade Organization) is not a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

7) Which of the following statements are correct:

  1. Dumping is said to occur when manufacturers export a product to another country at a price below the price charged in its home market or below its cost of production.
  2. Anti-dumping action involves charging extra import duty on the particular product from the particular exporting country in order to bring its price closer to the “normal value.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

8) Which of the following statements are correct:

  1. The Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN is under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  2. UDAAN – The special industry initiative for Jammu & Kashmir in the nature of partnership between the corporates of India and the government is under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

9) Which of the following statements about River Cauvery is correct:

  1. Illegal sand mining is rampant on the Banks of River Cauvery.
  2. Sand quarrying activities had affected the ground water table and adversely impacted supply of water for drinking and agricultural activities in the region which is dependent on the Cauvery.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

10) Which of the following statements about Census of India is correct:

  1. Census is conducted by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. The first complete census was taken in the year 1881 under Lord Ripon.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

11) Which of the following statements are correct:

  1. The first ever synchronized all India Elephant Population Estimation 2017 employs both sighting based direct count method and the indirect dung count method.
  2. Parallels cannot be drawn from previous survey because in the 2012 count various states used different methodologies and the effort was not synchronized across the country.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

12) According to the Preliminary results from the first ever synchronized all India Elephant Population Estimation 2017, released by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, which of the following state has the highest number of elephants:

Options:

  1. Karnataka
  2. Assam
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu

Answer: a

13) Which of the following statements are correct:

  1. A new policy for expanding and regulating metro rail services in cities across India, is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  2. The policy gives a big boost to private players by making private participation mandatory for all the three funding options.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

14) Which of the following statements are correct:

  1. The single corpus fund, in which all proceeds of secondary and higher education cess will be credited to is named MUSK-Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh.
  2. The Ministry of Human Resource Development will be responsible for the administration and maintenance of the non-lapsable pool.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

15) Which of the following medical implements’ retail pricing has been capped by the government:

  1. Knee Implants
  2. Cardiac Stents
  3. Specialized Implants for Cancer and Tumor.

Options:

1 and 2

2 and 3

1 and 3

All of the above.

16) According to a World Health Organization estimate, which one of these disease is going to be the fourth largest cause of immobility globally:

  1. Chronic Lung Disease
  2. Alzheimer’s Disease

Answer: a

17) Which of the following statements about Pangong Lake is correct:

  1. The Line of Actual Control passes through the Pangong Lake.
  2. Of the 135 km long lake, 45 km is with India and 90 km with China.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

18) Which of the following statements are correct:

  1. There are five BPM-Border Personnel Meeting points along the Line of Actual Control.
  2. No Border Personnel Meeting Points are located in the state of Uttarakhand.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

19) Match the following:

Groups:                Ideology

Alt Right          Racist, Anti Semitic, Sexist, Anti immigrant, Anti feminist

Alt Left             A false equivalence between the far right and the left.

Alt Light           Alt Right without Racism and Anti Semitism

Antifa               Anti fascist.

Which of the following are correctly matched:

1 only

1,2 and 4 only

1 and 3 only

All of the above.

20) Which of the following statements is true:

  1. Japan forged a big push toward robotics starting in the 1990s. It leads the world in robots per 10, 000 workers in the automation sector.
  2. Japan has reached a reflective stage,in terms Robotics, in which human harmony with machines is being pursued.

Options:

1 only

2 only

Both 1 and 2

Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c