KingMakers Current Affairs MCQ

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Current Affairs Pulse

All the below MCQ’s were taken from the Hindu
[Dated: March24,2017]

1. Majlis was in news recently. It is
a) the Maldivian parliament
b) largest riverine island in Assam
c) tribes in West Bengal
d) none of the above
2. The mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ got off to a colourful start in
a) Cairo
b) New Delhi
c) Agra
d) Aquaba
3. INSPIRE Awards scheme is to attract the young talent amongst students to study science and pursue career with research. It is implemented by
a) Department of Science and Technology
b) NITI Aayog
c) Ministry of Human Resource Development
d) Ministry of Skill Development
4. . Consider the following with respect to ‘National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations’,
1. NIDHI is pioneered by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) for nurturing knowledge-based and technology-driven ideas and innovations into successful startups.
2. The key stakeholders of NIDHI includes various departments and ministries of the central government, state governments, academic and R & D institutions, mentors, financial institutions, angel investors, venture capitalists, industry champions and private sectors.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                     b) 2 only          c) both             d) neither
5. Consider the following with respect to ‘International Whaling Commission’,
1. In 1972 the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment at Stockholm adopted a proposal that recommended a ten-year moratorium on commercial whaling to allow whale stocks to recover.
2. The Funding by UNEP is the core income of IWC.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                     b) 2 only          c) both             d) neither
6. An initiative was launched to help member states tackle domestic violence, which it said remained a “stubborn stain” on communities, disproportionately impacting women. The “Peace in the home” programme will include toolkits to help governments involve multiple agencies — such as schools, doctors and hospitals, as well as government — and law enforcement agencies to work together effectively, and will help countries highlight and share details of initiatives that had been particularly successful at dealing with domestic violence. This programme was launched by
a) Commonwealth
b) INSEAD
c) World Bank
d) UN Women
7. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Seemai Karuvelam’,
1. It is endemic to Tamil Nadu especially to its southern part.
2. It earned the sobriquet panjam thaangi (providing succour during famine).
3. It is known for its water conserving trait.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 and 2 only           b) 1, 2 and 3                c) 2 only                      d) none of the above
8. Strategic disinvestment involves
1. Sale of substantial portion of Government shareholding in identified CPSEs up to 50 per cent or more.
2. Transfer of management control.
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                     b) 2 only          c) both             d) neither
9. Consider the South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC), South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) and Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) and pick the correct statements.
1. All the members of SARTTAC are members of SASEC.
2. All the members of BBIN are the members of both SASEC and SARTTAC.
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                     b) 2 only          c) both             d) neither
10. Venezuela is bordered by
1. Brazil
2. Guyana
3. Colombia
Select the correct code
a) all the above
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only
11. Consider the following regarding International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea,
1. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the United Nations International Court of Justice.
 2. It was signed at Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1982.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither