“Current Affairs Pulse – 20/11/2017”

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1) With reference to National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) consider the following and answer
a. Banned terrorist outfit that carries out an armed struggle to establish a People’s Republic of Nagaland.
b. The outfit recognise the Shillong Acord of 1975 signed by the then NNC (Naga National Council) with the government 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”- 20/11/17

2) Consider the following with reference to Hajj Policy 2018-2022 and answer
a. Union government formed a six-member committee to study the ways to improve India’s Haj policy and look into the issue of subsidy to the pilgrimage in light of a 2012 Supreme Court order on gradually reducing and abolishing it by 2022.
b. Committee had recommended that the quota of private tour operators be increased from the present 26.47% to 30%.
c. India has an annual Haj quota of 1.70 lakh. Out of this, according to the allocation for 2017, 1.25 lakh pilgrims could travel to Saudi Arabia through the Haj Committee of India (HCoI).
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 20/11/17

3) With reference to Red sanders, consider the following and answer
a. It is endemic to the southern Eastern Ghats mountain range of South India.
b. The wood is of strong aromatic nature.
c. Red sanders are categorized as “Endangered” by IUCN.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 20/11/17

4) Consider the following with reference to International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and answer
a. Founded in 1952 and held biannually.
b. Festival is conducted jointly by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and the Government of Goa.
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”- 20/11/17

5) Consider the following with reference to World Toilet Day and answer
a. It is celebrated on 20 November.
b. Open defecation contributes to the spread of many serious diseases such as soil-transmitted helminthiasis, diarrhea and schistosomiasis
c. World Toilet Day as an official UN international day.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 20/11/17

6) Consider the following with reference to Bodh Gaya and answer
a. Bodh Gaya is said to be the location where the Buddha attained enlightenment under what became known as the Bodhi Tree.
b. It was known as Uruvela in the Buddha’s time.
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”- 20/11/17

7) With reference to National Policy on Electronics, consider the following and answer.
a. The policy was drafted by the Department of Information Technology of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
b. The Indian market in 2008-09 was $45 billion and is expected to reach $400 billion by 2020.
c. Another important objective of the policy is to significantly upscale high-end human resource creation to 2500 PhDs annually by 2020 in the sector.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 20/11/17

8) Which among the following releases “World Economic outlook”?
a. IMF
b. World Bank
c. World Economic Forum
d. WIPO
Refer “The Hindu”- 20/11/17

9) Who among the following is crowned as Miss world 2017 after 16 years from India.
a. Kavith Wankhade
b. Meg Ryan
c. Manushi chhillar
d. Nirmala Sitha

10) Consider the following with reference to Land Boundary Agreement (LBA and answer.
a. LBA paves the way for exchange of 162 enclaves under the control of either countries as per the 1974.
b. Land accord was originally agreed in 1974 by Indira Gandhi of India and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh.
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”- 20/11/17

11) Consider the following with reference Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) and answer
a. It is a comprehensive programme for prevention and control of vector borne diseases namely Malaria, Filaria, Kala-azar, Japanese Encephalitis (JE), Dengue and Chikungunya.
b. Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare for first time has unveiled National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017-22).
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”- 20/11/17

12) With reference to Rajaji National Park,consider the following and answer
a. Rajaji became the second tiger reserve in Uttarakhand.
b. Rawasan River flows in southeast of the park.
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”- 20/11/17

13) With reference to DALY, consider the following an answer
a. A measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or early death.
b. It is a part of National Health Policy, 2017.
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”- 20/11/17

14) With reference to the newly discovered parasitic plant in North eastern region, consider the following and answer.
a. Gleadovia konyakianorumis , New species of parasitic flowering plant that has no chlorophyll.
b. Gleadovia konyakianorumis a Stem parasite that grows up to 10 cm in height.
c. It is only the fourth species from the genus Gleadovia to be found in the world.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 20/11/17

15) Consider the following with reference to MSF and answer.
a. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also known in English as Doctors Without Borders,
b. MSF has general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
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”- 19/11/17

16) With reference to newly launched Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), consider the following and answer.
a. JPSS will provide the global environmental data used in numerical weather prediction models for forecasts, and scientific data used for climate monitoring.
b. JPSS is developed by the European space Agency (ESA).
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”- 19/11/17

17) With reference to Hausla-2017, consider the following and answer.
a. Hausla-2017, a week-long festival for children living in Child Care Institutions across the country.
b. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) celebrated Baal Utsav as part of Hausla-2017
c. Main objective of the programme was to promote child participation and showcase their talents in other creative activities.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “PIB”- 20/11/17

18) With reference to Aadi Mahotsav, consider the following and answer
a. It is a fortnight long Tribal Festival.
b. The festival will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery and much.
c. The ‘theme’ of “Aadi Mahotsav” is ‘A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce’.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “PIB”- 20/11/17

19) Consider the following with reference to NCST and answer
a. NCST is constitutional body set up under Article 338A added through Constitution (89th Amendment) Act, 2003.
b. It Investigate and monitor all matters relating to the safeguards provided for the STs under the Constitution or under any other law.
c. Senior tribal leader from Chhattisgarh and ex-parliamentarian Nand Kumar Sai (71) is the Chairperson of National Commission for Scheduled Tribal.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “PIB”- 20/11/17

20) Consider the following with reference to International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) and answer.
a. The 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
b. ICMM was established in 1921, after World War I had revealed the lack of care provided to victims and the need to strengthen cooperation between the health services of the armed forces worldwide.
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”- 19/11/17