KingMakers Current Affairs MCQ – 27-03-2017

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All the below MCQ’s were taken from the Hindu

[Dated: March27, 2017]
 
1. Which of the following international organisation of the World Bank helps the world’s poorest countries?
 a) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
 b) International Finance Corporation (IFC)
 c) International Development Association (IDA)
 d) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
2. National Conference on Down syndrome was recently inaugurated in New Delhi. The Conference was organized by The National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. It is under which of the following Ministries?
 a) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
 b) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
 c) Ministry of Human Resource Development
 d) Ministry of Home Affairs
3. A committee was set up in 2015 to recommend measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces, submitted its final report in December 2016. It was headed by
 a) D.B. Shekatkar
 b) Dhirendra Singh
 c) T. Haque
 d) Bibek Debroy
4. A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 100 for the “Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project” was recently signed with the World Bank. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘International Development Association (IDA)’,
 1. IDA credits have a zero or very low interest charge and repayments are stretched over 25 to 40 years, including a 5 to 10 year grace period.
 2. IDA provides significant levels of debt relief through the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative.
 3. IDA does not provide grants to countries at risk of debt distress.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 and 3 only           b) 2 only                      c) 1 and 2 only                        d) all the above
5. Which of the following is/are correctly matched?
    Syndrome                                        Characteristics
 1. Klinefelter              –           Lack of secondary sexual character
 2. Turner                     –           Masculine development and feminine characteristics
 3. Down                     –           Mentally retarded and irregular physical structure
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 and 3                   b) 3 only                      c) 1 and 2                    d) all the above
6. National Conference on Down syndrome was recently inaugurated in New Delhi. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Down Syndrome’,
 1. The persons with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome added to 13th autosomal chromosome.
 2. It slows down learning process, impacts neurological functioning causing impairment of intellectual functions.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
7. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is an intergovernmental body concerned with the Mekong River basin and charged “to promote and co-ordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries’ mutual benefit and the people’s well-being by implementing strategic programmes and activities and providing scientific information and policy advice. Which of the following are the members of MRC?
1. China                      4. Thailand
2. Cambodia               5. Vietnam
3. Laos                       6. Myanmar
Select the correct code
 a) all the above           b) 2, 3, 4 and 5            c) 1, 4 and 6 only        d) 2, 3 and 5 only
8. Consider the following statements,
1. Barwa is a tributary of Betwa
2. Betwa is a tributary of Yamuna
3. Yamuna is a tributary of Ganga
4. Ganga is the tributary of Hugli
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1, 2, 3 and 4           b) 1, 3 and 4 only        c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3
9. Which of the following is partnering India on the economic corridor approach and yielding useful lessons on Economic Corridor Development, through their joint work on the East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC)?
a) World Bank
b) IMF
c) Asian Development Bank
d) New Development Bank
10. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Dynamical Model’ of IMD,
 1. It is a statistical technique that uses an average of six meteorological values correlated to the monsoon such as sea surface temperatures in the Pacific, and North Atlantic sea level pressure.
2. The model uses century-old meteorological data linked to the historical performance of the monsoon.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither
11. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Shala Gunvatta’,
 1. It aims to capture and showcase innovations and progress in Elementary Education sector of India by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme – Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
2. The dedicated ‘Web portal’ was launched by Department of School Education and Literacy.
3. Shala Gunvatta Portal is a twin track approach to monitor progress of implementation of the various components while also capturing and sharing of best practices from States and UT’s.
Select the correct code
a) 1 and 2 only           b) 1 and 3 only                        c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3
12. Which of the following is/are true regarding Cash Management Bills?
1. They are short term money market instruments
2. They are issued only by Central Government
3. They are meant to meet temporary cash flow mismatch of Central Government
Select the correct code
a) 1 and 2 only           b) 1 and 3 only                        c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3