“Current Affairs Pulse – 11 -12- 2017”

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1) With reference to Dr. Ambedkar, consider the following and answer.
a. In 1955, he founded the Bharatiya Bauddha Mahasabha, or the Buddhist Society of India.
b. The Buddha and His Dhamma, Dr.Ambedkar’s work. was published posthumously.
c. Buddha or Karl Marx, Dr. Amdedkar’s another work, was also completed in 1956.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

2) Consider the following with reference to M. S. Swaminathan and answer.
a. Swaminathan has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme as “the Father of Economic Ecology.”
b. Swaminathan is known as “Indian Father of Green Revolution”
c. “50 Years of Green Revolution – An Anthology of Research Papers” is authored by M.S.Sawminathan.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

3) Consider the following and answer.
a. Apart from Indian national anthem Rabindranath Tagore has written national anthem of Bangladesh ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ and also the lyrics of Sri Lanka’s National Anthem (Sri Lanka Matha).
b. The song Vande Mataram, composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji, was incorporated in his famous novel Ananda Math (1882).
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

4) Consider the following with reference to Mi-8 helicopter and answer.
a. Mi-8 was also called Pratap in the IAF.
b. The Mi-8s were inducted into the IAF in 1972.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

5) Consider the following with reference to Non-Proliferation Treaty and answer.
a. It is an international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology.
b. Non-proliferation, disarmament, and the right to peacefully use nuclear technology are considered as three pillars of the treaty.
c. Following India’s nuclear tests earlier that month, Pakistan conducted two sets of nuclear tests, the Chagai-I and Chagai-II.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

6) Consider the following and answer.
a. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (is a global civil society coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
b. The campaign received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

7) With reference to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), consider the following and answer.
a. It was given statutory powers through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
b. It covers Individuals, Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Partnership firms.
c. It handles the cases using two tribunals like NCLT(National company law tribunal) and Debt recovery tribunal.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

8) Consider the following and answer.
a. EU and Canada proposed agreement incorporates a contentious Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism.
b. India has rejected such mechanism.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

9) With reference to Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill 2017 , consider the following and answer.
a. Bill provides for the setting up of a Resolution Corporation — to replace the existing Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation.
b. The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation provides deposit insurance of up to ₹1 lakh.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

10) Consider the following with reference to gypsum and answer.
a. Iran is the world’s second largest producer.
b. It is widely mined and is used as a fertilizer
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

11) With reference to National Human Rights Commission of India, consider the following and answer.
a. It was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.
b. A Chairperson, should be retired Chief Justice of India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

12) With reference to Raja Raja Chola I, consider the following and answer.
a. Chola their domains stretching from Sri Lanka in the south to Kalinga in the north.
b. Raja Raja built the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur.
c. Raja Raja Chola I was succeeded by his son Rajendra Chola.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

13) With reference to Start-ups in India, consider the following and answer.
a. India is now the world’s fastest growing and the third largest start-up ecosystem.
b. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), is the nodal body for Start-up India.
c. The earliest form of start-ups in India was the cottage industries which led to diversification of the traditional economies from agriculture to industry and services.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

14) With reference to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), consider the following and answer.
a. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) it is India’s chief anti-smuggling intelligence, investigations and operations agency.
b. The Directorate is run by officers from the Central Board of Excise and Customs.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

15) Consider the following with respect Fishery in India and answer.
a. India’s rank as the second-largest fish producer in the world.
b. Indian aquaculture was limited to less than ten species of fish, while China cultures over a 100 species on a commercial scale.
c. 21 November is noted as World Fisheries Day.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

16) Consider the following with reference to “Mahakavi Bharati and answer.
a. He grew a beard and wore a turban due to his admiration of Sikhs.
b. He started editing the Tamil weekly India and the English newspaper Bala Bharatham.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

17) Consider the following with reference to ‘OP Sahayam’, and answer.
a. Indian Navy exercise for undertaking Search and Rescue (SAR) and providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster relief (HADR) material support in the aftermath of Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’.
b. Nine naval ships including frontline ships from Western Naval Command INS Chennai, Kolkata and four types of aircraft including long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I, Dornier, SeaKing and Chetak were continued to be deployed.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

18) With reference to International Groundwater Conference on Groundwater, consider the following and answer.
a. 7th International Groundwater Conference on Groundwater Vision 2030 was held in National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee.

b. Over exploitation of ground water has started threatening the sustenance of agricultural activities in many key regions in the country including Punjab, Bundelkhand.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

19) With reference to National Informatics Centre (NIC) , consider the following and answer.
a. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is a part of Department of Electronics & Information Technology.
b. NIC publishes an E-Governance quarterly entitled “Informatics”
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17

20) With reference to ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit, consider the following and answer.
a. AICS is being organized by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in collaboration with AIC and CII.
b. The ASEAN India Connectivity Summit(AICS) on the theme: Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 11/12/17