KINGMAKERS CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ

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All the below MCQs were taken from the Hindu [Dated: March 4 & 5, 2017]

1. Which of the following Dam constructed by India and its river is/are correctly matched?
      Dam                      –           River
1. Kishenganga          –           Jhelum
 2. Baglihar                  –           Chenab
 3. Ratle                       –           Indus
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 1 and 2 only            c) 2 and 3 only                        d) all the above
2. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘None of The Above (NOTA)’,
1. NOTA in India provides for a ‘right to reject’.
 2. The candidate with the maximum votes wins the election irrespective of the number of NOTA votes polled.
Which of the above statement/s is/are incorrect?
Select the appropriate code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
3. ‘Kurukh’, an endangered tribal language of the Dravidian family, is set to get a new lease of life in West Bengal. It is spoken by which of the following tribal community?
 a) Santhal
 b) Oraon
 c) Munda
 d) Bhumij
4. Consider the following statements with respect to ’49 (O)’,
 1. 49(O) doesn’t require the involvement of the presiding officer.
2. 49(O) deemed unconstitutional by the SC as it did not protect the identity of the voter.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
5. Recently Weapon Locating Radar, SWATHI was developed by DRDO’s Electronics & Radar Development Establishment. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Weapon Locating Radar (WLR)’,
 1. It provides fast, automatic and accurate location of all enemy weapons like mortars, shells and rockets firing within its effective zone of coverage.
 2. Its only and exclusive role is to perform Weapon Location Mode for enemy Artillery.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
6. After months of difficulty posed mainly by India, Pakistan has succeeded in getting its official elected to the post of the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).Consider the following statements,
 1. The Secretary-General of SAARC is appointed for a three-year term by election by a council of Ministers from member states.
 2. The Secretary-General is assisted by eight deputies, one from each nation.
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 countries are observer states of SAARC?
 1. Australia                 4. Russia
 2. China                      5. Iran
 3. United States         6. Japan
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1, 2, 4 and 6           b) 2, 3, 4 and 5            c) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6        d) all the above
8. The Syrian Army has recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (IS) for the second time in a year, with help from allied forces and Russian war-planes. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Palmyra’,
 1. Palmyra is a UNESCO designated World Heritage site and home to some of the world’s most magnificent ancient ruins.
 2. The art and architecture of Palmyra has Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
9. ‘Carbapenems’ was in news recently in the context of which of the following?
 a) fertilizer used in paddy fields to avoid pest attack
 b) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug applied to reduce inflammation
 c) steroid banned by National Anti-doping agency
 d) antibiotics used for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria
10. As of April 2016, 192 states had given their consent to be bound by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Consider the following,
 1. Israel has signed but not ratified the agreement.
2. Egypt, North Korea and South Sudan have neither signed nor acceded to the treaty.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither
11. ‘Dynamical Model’ was in news recently. It is related to
a) Weather forecast model of IMD
 b) Sewage disposal model of NMCG
c) model that ranks cities in Ease of Living Index
d) Skill convergence model under PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana
12. As a part of budgetary allocation, which of the following has the highest percentage of allocation?
a) LPG subsidy
 b) Food Subsidy
c) Urea Subsidy
d) MGNREGA
13. Which of the following is/are endangered as per IUCN Red list of Threatened Species?
 1. Indian Softshell Turtle
2. Cochin Forest Cane Turtle
3. Elongated Tortoise
Select the correct code
 a) 1 and 3 only           b) 1 and 2 only            c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3
14. Monsoon Mission initiative is under which of the following ministries?
a) Earth Sciences
b) Agriculture
c) Science and Technology
d) Environment, Forests and Climate Change
15. Women of this tribe are not allowed to wear petticoat, blouse and coloured saree. They even go to social functions clad in a single piece of white saree. Girls who have attained puberty cannot take food cooked by others. They have to prepare their own food and consume it inside the kitchen room. Even at public functions, women and girls are handed over raw food items and asked to prepare food for themselves. Footwear is strictly prohibited for women and girls. The tribe is
 a) Chuktia Bhunjia
b) Adi tribe
c) Todas
d) Khond Porja
16. Which of the following is/are among the recommendations made by ‘Working Group on Migration’ set by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2015?
 1. Migrants should be enabled to avail benefits of Public Distribution System (PDS) in the destination state by providing for inter-State operability of PDS.
2. States should be encouraged to proactively eliminate the requirement of domicile status to prevent any discrimination in work and employment.
3. The Protocols of the Registrar General of India needs to be amended to enable caste based enumeration of migrants so that they can avail the attendant benefits in the States
Select the correct code
 a) 1 and 3 only           b) 1 and 2 only            c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3
17. A Financing Agreement for IDA credit of US$ 63 million (equivalent) for the “Tejaswini” was made recently. It is
 a) Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project
b) A light combat aircraft production facility
c) Access to social justice program for transgenders
d) Economic program for marginalized widows
18. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘India Meteorological Department (IMD)’,
1. It has the responsibility for forecasting, naming and distribution of warnings for tropical cyclones in the Persian Gulf region.
2. It is the principal agency responsible for seismology.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither