“Current Affairs Pulse – 17/11/2017”

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1) With reference to National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA), consider the following and answer
a. Anti-profiteering section is set up to make sure that businesses pass on the benefits of tax rate reduction under the GST regime.
b. Section 171 of the Central GST Act provides that reduction in tax rate has to be passed on to the customers by way of commensurate reduction in prices.
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”- 17/11/17

2) With reference to Pulses in India, consider the following and answer.
a. India is the largest consumer of pulses but a fourth of its demand of pulses is met through import.
b. The major problems related to productivity of pulses and cereals are technological setbacks
c. Indian pulses are not much yielding genetically and are also vulnerable to pests
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

3) With reference to Price Support Scheme (PSS) consider the following and answer
a. Department of Agriculture and Cooperation implements the Price Support Scheme for Oil Seeds and Pulses.
b. The procurement is through the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED)
c. NAFED is the nodal procurement agency for Oilseeds and pulses, apart from the Cotton Corporation of India.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

4) Consider the following with reference to “Padmavathi” issue and answer
a. earliest known composition of the Padmini tale is Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s Padmavat, dating to 1540.
b. Padmavathi was a princess of Sinhal
c. Padmavati commit sati.
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a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

5) Consider the following with reference to Photochemical smog and answer
a. It is the chemical reaction of sunlight, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds
b. Also causes airborne particles and ground level ozone.
c. It is present in all modern cities.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

6) With reference to Existing Mechanism on Regulation of Media, consider the following and answer
a. Press Council of India: It is a statutory body to regulate newspapers, journals, magazines and
other forms of print media but it cannot penalize them for violation of its guidelines.
b. Program & advertisement code for regulating content broadcast on television, are issued under the cable Television Network act 1995
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”- 17/11/17

7) With reference to the recent measures taken by the government to curb pollution, consider the following.
a. The government has directed the state-run power producer NTPC to mix crop residue pellets with coal for power generation in its thermal power plants in a bid to curb crop burning in Punjab and Haryana.
b. Ministry has directed the NTPC to mix straw/crop residue pellets with coal, up to 10%, for power generation in all of its thermal power plants.
c. This step would give the farmers a monetary return of ₹5,500 per tonne of crop.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

8) With reference to Saubhagya scheme, consider the following and answer
a. New scheme launched to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas
b. objective of the ‘Saubhagya’ is to provide energy access to all by last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households in rural as well as urban areas.
c. Recently the government has launched a Online portal for the scheme.

Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

9) Consider the following with reference to NTPC and answer.
a. NTPC limited is a Central Public-Sector Undertaking (CPSU), operational under the Ministry of Power.
b. India’s largest power generator and accounts for 25% of total electricity generated in the country.
c. Recently it has installed India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in Kerala.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

10) With reference to Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), consider the following and answer.
a. FCRA seeks to regulate the foreign contributions or donations to organizations and individuals in India and to curb those such contributions which might be detrimental to the national interest.
b. Home ministry had cancelled the license of 20,000 NGOs for violating the various provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
c. Despite being a law related to financial regulation, this law does not fall within the purview of the RBI but under the Home Ministry as it is an internal security legislation.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

11) With reference to UAV in India, consider the following and answer
a. Rustom (Warrior) is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation.
b. Nishant is a multi-mission Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Day/Night capability used for battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance.
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”- 17/11/17

12) With reference to Environment Pollution Control Authority, consider the following and answer
a. A central Government constituted committee for National Capital Region
b. Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified the Graded Response Action Plan to combat air pollution in NCR Delhi region.
c. Government has assigned the task of implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan to the EPCA (Environment Pollution Control Authority).
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

13) With reference to Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), consider the following and answer
a. PPAC was created in April 2002 attached to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
b. Its functions are to administration of subsidy on PDS Kerosene, Domestic LPG & to analyzing the trends in the international oil market and domestic prices.
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”- 17/11/17

14) Consider the following with reference to NPT and answer
a. Three objectives viz. non-proliferation, disarmament, and the right to peacefully use nuclear technology, are sometimes called three pillars of NPT.
b. India, Pakistan & Israel have not signed the treaty. North Korea acceded to the NPT in 1985, then withdrew in 2003.
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”- 17/11/17

15) With reference to recent verdict regarding the “Minor wife”, consider the following and answer
a. Supreme Court held that sexual intercourse by a man with his wife, who is below 18 years of age, is rape.
b. The court ended the decades-old disparity between Exception 2 to Section 375 IPC and other child protection laws.
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”- 17/11/17

16) With reference to the power of Governor, consider the following and answer
a. Article 167(a) of our constitution says that it is the duties of Chief Minister to communicate to the Governor of the State all decisions of the council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the State and proposals for legislation.
b. Article 167(b) of our constitution says that it is the duties of Chief Minister to furnish such information relating to the administration of the affairs of the State and proposals for legislation as the Governor may call for
c. Article 167(c) of our constitution says that it is the duties of Chief Minister if the Governor so requires, to submit for the consideration of the Council of Ministers any matter on which a decision has been taken by a Minister but which has not been considered by the Council.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 17/11/17

17) With reference to Shanghai Cooperation Organization, consider the following and answer
a. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic, and security organization.
b. India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on June 2017.
c. Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu is on a visit to Russia from November 15-17, to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “PIB”- 17/11/17

18) With Reference to RCEP and India, consider the following and answer
a. It would boost India-ASEAN trade relations and also its trade ties with China, Japan, South Korea etc. thus taking forward the Act East Policy.
b. There would increase investments in India from China, Japan, South Korea etc.
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”- 17/11/17

19) With reference to “Qaumi Ekta Week” (National Integration Week), consider the following and answer
a. It will be observed all over the country, from the 19th to 25th November, 2017.
b. November 20, 2017 will be observed as Welfare of Minorities Day
c. It is to emphasize the themes of secularism, anti-communalism and non-violence.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “PIB”- 17/11/17

20) With reference to National Solar mission, consider the following and answer.
a. The Government’s target to develop 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 includes 100GW Solar, 60GW wind, 10GW biomass and 5GW small hydro.
b. Of the total 100 GW solar installations, 40 GW would be rooftop and balance 60 GW would be ground-mounted utility scale.
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”- 17/11/17