“Current Affairs Pulse – 16/11/2017”

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1) With recent development in implementing the ‘BS’ norms, consider the following and answer.
a. Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas announced that BS-VI fuel norms would be implemented in Delhi by April 1, 2018, instead of the scheduled deadline of April 2020.
b. BS-VI norms will require Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology to cut down NOx.
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”- 16/11/17

2) With reference to ‘Governor’ of a state, consider the following and answer
a. Governor is the constitutional head of the state in the same way as President is the Constitutional head of the Union
b. Governor in a state in India is actually an agent of the President and a servant of the Union of India.
c. Governor is generally outsider and does not belong to the state in which he holds the office
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

3) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in India:
1. is a constitutional body
2. India is the third country following Australia and New Zealand to have such a systemm 3. has original jurisdiction in matters related to environment

Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] None of them

Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

4) Consider the following with reference to National Tiger Conservation Authority and answer
a. National Tiger Conservation Authority was launched in 2005, following recommendations of the Tiger Task Force.
b. Given statutory status by 2006 amendment of the Wildlife Protection Act.
c. Prime Minister is the Chairman of the NTCA
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] None of them

Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

5) Consider the following with reference to “National wildlife Action Plan” & answer
a. Plan was drafted by a 12 member committee chaired by JC Kala, a former secretary to the ministry.
b. The first NWAP was adopted in 1983, while the second was adopted in 2002.
c. Mitigation of human-wildlife conflict, coastal and marine ecosystem conservation and a focus on wildlife health are among the key areas
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] All of them

Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

6) With reference to NEERI consider the following and answer
a. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is a research institute was established in Nagpur in 1958 with focus on water supply, sewage disposal, communicable diseases.
b. NEERI is a pioneer laboratory in the field of environmental science and engineering and part of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

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”- 16/11/17

7) Consider the following statements in regards to Shrine of Saint Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani that was damaged in fire and answer
a. Shrine was built in 1395 by Shah Sikandar to pay tribute to Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani
b. Mir Sayyid Ali was a Persian illustrator and painter of miniatures.
c. Mir Sayyid Ali was the son of artist Mir Musavvir, who is one among the two invited by Humayun from Persia to serve him.
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] All of them
Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

8) With reference to the term “offset clause”, consider the following and answer.
a. Particular amount has to be re-invested in domestic market as per the agreement
b. India, the offsets policy was introduced first time in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2005
c. Dassault Reliance Aerospace will execute offsets for the recently concluded India-France deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets. It will be the largest offset contract to be executed by any defence company in India
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] All of them
Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

9) With reference to National Human Rights Commission of India, consider the following and answer
a. Given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.
b. Chairperson, should be retired Chief Justice of India.
c. Chairperson and members of the NHRC are appointed by the President of India.
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] All of them
Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

10) Consider the following in light of recent French- India relationship, and answer
a. France like to deepen cooperation with India in the Indo-Pacific bilaterally and not as a multilateral arrangement like the recently convened “quadrilateral”.
b. France is the only western country with large territory in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) including the Reunion Islands.
c. France is India’s oldest strategic partner, and has conducted India’s first international ‘Varuna’ joint naval exercises since 1983.
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] All of them
Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

11) With reference to FICV (future infantry combat vehicle), consider the following and answer
a. Project FICV 2017 was conceived on private-public partnership basis in the defence sector
b. This was enabled by Defence Procurement Procedure of 2008 (DPP-2008), which lays down a “Make” procedure for developing “high-tech, complex systems” through Indian industry.
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”- 16/11/17

12) With reference to SPP- strategic Partnership policy, consider the following and answer
a. objectives of this policy is to reduce current dependence on imports.
b. policy is a part of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).
c. SP model will initially be applicable in four segments: Submarines, Helicopters, Fighter Aircraft and Armoured fighting vehicles (AFV)/Main Battle Tanks (MBT).
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] All of them
Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

13) Consider the following with reference to IndiaRAP,
a. Global charity unveiled an India Road Assessment Programme (IndiaRAP) that will rate highways’ safety levels, and seek to eliminate the most unsafe roads.
b. IndiaRAP programme is being supported by FedEx Express and will be hosted by the Asian Institute of Transport Development
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”- 16/11/17

14) With reference to Cybersecurity of India, consider the following and answer
a. India has been ranked 23rd out of 165 nations in the second Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI).
b. The index has been topped by Singapore with a 0.925 score
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”- 16/11/17

15) Consider the following with reference to recent ‘Capital Infusion’ in our country,
a. The government had announced a capital infusion of ₹2.11 lakh crore in public sector banks over two financial years.
b. Of the amount, the government plans to issue recapitalisation bonds worth ₹1.35 lakh crore and the remaining would come from budgetary provisions.
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”- 16/11/17

16) Consider the following with reference to joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy and answer
a) INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania for undertaking joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.
b) In recent past, Indian Naval Hydrographic Ships Jamuna, Sutlej and Darshak have undertaken various hydrographic surveys of Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Makoni and Port Tanga in Tanzania.
c) NS Sarvekshak has also undertaken various foreign cooperation surveys in the last few years in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Seychelles and Kenya.
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 1
[D] All of them
Refer “PIB”- 16/11/17

17) When in National Press Day Celebrated?
a. 17th Nov
b. 16th Nov
c. 15th Nov
d. 14th Nov
Refer “PIB”- 16/11/17

18) Which of the following countries does Houthi rebels based on?
a. Yemen
b. Oman
c. Qatar
d. UAE
Refer “The Hindu”- 16/11/17

19) Consider the defence deal under the scheme ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ and answer
a. Portable Diver Detection Sonar would be manufactured by Tata Power SED in India at their facility at Bengaluru with Transfer of Technology from DSIT Israel under ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category
b. Induction of Portable Diver Detection Sonar would further enhance Indian Navy’s Underwater Surveillance Capability in the field of Low Intensity Maritime Operations.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “PIB”- 16/11/17

20) With reference to recently held APEC, consider the following and answer
a. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was held in Da Nang, Vietnam. The theme of summit was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future
b. It is regional economic forum of 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region
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”- 16/11/17