KINGMAKERS CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ

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All the below MCQs were taken from the Hindu [Dated: March 1, 2017]

 

1. The VX nerve agent was first synthesized in the early to mid-1950s by Ranaji Ghosh, a chemist working for Imperial Chemical Industries in Britain. Consider the following statements,
 1. VX is the deadliest nerve agent ever created.
2. Just a tiny drop absorbed through the skin is enough to cause fatal disruption of the nervous system.
 3. VX is hard to detect as it is a clear, tasteless and colorless liquid with a consistency something like engine oil.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 and 3 only           b) 1 and 2 only            c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3
2. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Djibouti’,
 1. It is bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia.
2. It has littoral border with both Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
3. It is located at the horn of Africa.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 and 3 only           b) 1 and 2 only            c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3
3. Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

 

S. No. Telescope Country related to
1 Trappist robotic telescope Chile
2 Giant Magellan telescope US


Select the correct code

a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither

4. Recently, two critically endangered species were found on the peripheries of the Eravikulam National Park. They are seen in pristine forests where moisture content and relative humidity are high. The name of the species is ‘Impatiens panduranganii’ and ‘Impatiens travancorica’. The species are
a) Rubber Trees
b) Jewel weeds
c) Reptiles
d) Amphibians
5. ‘FORPHEUS’ was in news recently in the context of
a) ping-pong robot
b) satellite that measures ocean surface temperature
c) habitable exo-planet
d) heat resistant material for Space tourism
6. Consider the following regarding ‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra’,
1. India is the first country in the world to have such malware cleaning systems.
2. It is both desktop and mobile security solution for a secure cyber space in the country.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither
7. Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

 

S. No. Rebels Country
1 Boko Haram Nigeria
2 Al-Shabab South Sudan
3 Houthi Yemen


Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2 only           b) 1 and 3 only                        c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3

8. Which of the following Tiger Reserve/s is/are found in the border of two states?
1. Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam
2. Dampa
3. Pench
Select the correct code
 a) 3 only                     b) 1 and 3 only                        c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3
9. World Competitiveness Centre is released by
a) World Economic Forum
b) IMF
c) IMD
d) World Bank
10. The aim of the World Forestry Congress is to contribute to orient/shape international action in silvicultural aspects and stimulate global competency and reflection that can inform the development of the global forestry sector. Siviculture indicate
a) practice of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values
b) practice of sustainable development by effectively utilizing the natural resources especially the forests and forest based products
c) practice of valuing ecological services while calculating the net present value in the context of ‘compensation’
d) practice that indicates the exploitation of carbon sinks and human intervention in eco-sensitive areas
11. Which of the following forms a major ethnic group in Syria?
a) Arabs
b) Kurds
c) Armenians
d) Asyrians
12. The river Orinoco drains which of the following?
a) Germany
b) Russia
c) Venezuela
d) Mexico