“Current Affairs Pulse – 18/11/2017”

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1) Which among the following are global credit rating agencies?
a. Standard & Poor’s (S&P)
b. Moody’s
c. Fitch Group
Choose the correct code:
a) 2 only
b) 1 & 2 only
c) 2 & 3 only
d) All the above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

2) According to Moody’s recent rating, consider the following and answer.
a. Moody’s Investors Services raised India’s sovereign rating for the first time in 13 years.
b. Moody’s said it expects real GDP growth in India to moderate to 6.7% in this fiscal year.
c. India’s rating is now Baa3 (with stable outlook)
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

3) Consider the following with reference to Ease of Doing Business and answer
a. India makes highest-ever jump to rank 100 out of 190 countries.
b. Ranking is released by World Bank
c. India ranks at 100 out of 190 countries.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

4) Consider the following with respect to Left Wing Extremism and answer
a. In 1967, LWE was limited to the three police station areas namely Naxalbari, Khoribari and Phansidewa.
b. In 2016, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), 106 districts in 10 states
c. Core objective of the LWE movement is the establishment of People’s Revolutionary State
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

5) Consider the following with reference to Pulicat Lake
a. Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lake or lagoon in India.
b. Barrier island of Sriharikota separates the lake from the Bay of Bengal.
c. 96% of the lagoon is in Tamil Nadu and 3% in Andhra Pradesh
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

6) With reference to Civil Aviation of India, consider the following and answer.
a. Five-member team of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that was conducting an audit of the Indian aviation sector and has found the regulatory mechanism “unsatisfactory”.
b. Since independence, for first time an Integrated Civil Aviation policy has been brought out by the government.
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”- 18/11/17

7) With reference to PSLV, consider the following and answer
a. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is the third generation launch vehicle of India.
b. PSLV earned its title ‘the Workhorse of ISRO’ through consistently delivering various satellites to Low Earth Orbits
c. The PSLV- C39 mission, carrying the IRNSS-1H navigation satellite, failed.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

8) With reference to Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, consider the following and answer.
a. Research and development centre functioning under Ministry of Science and Technology.
b. LPSC has developed indigenous cryogenic upper stage for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)
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”- 18/11/17

9) With reference to Petcoke, consider the following and answer
a. In the process of extracting more gasoline and other high value fuels from each barrel of crude oil, a solid carbon material known as petcoke is produced.
b. Fuel grade petcoke represents roughly 80 percent of worldwide petcoke production,
c. Petcoke is also produced in the production of synthetic crude oil, or syncrude.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

10) With reference to recent request by Supreme Court on banning pet coke and furnace oil, consider the following and answer.
a. Environment Ministry and the Central Pollution Control Board, brought into “immediate effect a prohibition on the use of pet coke and furnace oil by any industry, operation or processes on all states and UTs.
b. court also imposed a fine of ₹2 lakh on the Ministry of Environment for not fixing any emission standards for industries using pet coke and furnace oil in the NCR.
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”- 18/11/17

11) Consider the following with reference to Kambala, and answer.
a. Kambala is an annual Buffalo Race held traditionally in region known as Tulu Nadu.
b. It is believed to be celebrated to please the Gods for a good harvest.
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”- 18/11/17

12) With reference to Mega Seed park proposal in Andhra, consider the following and answer.
a. Mega seed park was being established in accordance with a MOU signed by the State government with Iowa University in the U.S.
b. Seed development would be ensured in different agro-climatic zones and Andhra Pradesh would surpass Tamil Nadu in seed production.
c. Government would tie-up with Melinda Bill Gates Foundation to utilise drones for soil testing and upload the data on the Cloud.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

13) With reference to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2015, consider the following and answer.
a. Code creates time-bound processes for insolvency resolution.
b. National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) will adjudicate insolvency resolution for companies & individuals as well.
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”- 18/11/17

14) With reference to Gini coefficient, consider the following and answer
a. It measures inequality of a distribution be it of income or wealth — within nations or States.
b. India’s income inequality is at its highest level since the Indian Income Tax Act was introduced in 1922.
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”- 18/11/17

15) With reference to Central Board of Film Certification or the CBFC, consider the following and answer.
a. Central Board of Film Certification or the CBFC is a Statutory body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India, which regulates the exhibition of cinema in all Indian languages under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952.
b. Orders of CBFC can be appealed to Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT).
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”- 18/11/17

16) With reference to “Superbugs” in India, consider the following and answer.
a. WHO has published a list of antibiotic-resistant ‘priority pathogens’- a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria, most of these 12 superbugs have presence in India
b. These include Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas and various Enterobacteriaceae
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”- 18/11/17

17) With reference to International Solar Alliance (ISA), consider the following and answer
a. International Solar Alliance was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande.
b. PM gave a new term “Surya Putra” for all the nations which fall between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.
c. International Agency for Solar Policy and Application (IASPA) will be the formal name of International Solar Alliance.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 18/11/17

18) With reference to Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was, consider the following and answer
a. It is a massive programme to provide all weather rural road connectivity.
b. Covers every rural habitation with a minimum population of 500 in the plains and 250-plus in hill states, tribal districts and desert areas.
c. 81 per cent of the targeted habitations numbering about 1.45 lakh have so far been connected
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “PIB”- 18/11/17

19) With reference to Ahmedabad, consider the following and answer.
a. 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad was awarded heritage status.
b. The city was founded by emperor Ahmed Shah.
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”- 18/11/17

20) Consider the following and answer
a. Air Pollutants can be solid particles, liquid droplets only.
b. Ground Level Ozone, Smog and POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) are called secondary pollutants.
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”- 18/11/17