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All the below MCQs were taken from the Hindu [Dated: March 8, 2017]

 

1. The newly constructed Tezu airport will be the first civilian airport of Arunachal Pradesh. Tezu will smooth transport to several high-altitude districts near the India-China border. Which of the following tribes are the ancient inhabitant of this land of valley and rivers?
 a) Abor
 b) Mishmi
 c) Dafla
 d) Monpa
2. The custom at Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirumala, of using a fragrance derived from the Small Indian Civet in the deity’s worship, faces a challenge as the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and the A.P. Forest Department remain at loggerheads on captive breeding of the animal. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Indian Civet’,
1. The animal is in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 that prohibits domestication.
 2. It is critically endangered according to IUCN red list.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
3. Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between India and the United Nations Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘United Nations Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women’,
 1. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
 2. Its headquarters is in New York.
 3. It is also known as UN-Women.
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) all the above
4. UN-Women had merged previously distinct parts of the UN system. Which of the following are merged to form UN-Women?
 1. Division for the Advancement of Women.
 2. International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women.
 3. Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women.
 4. United Nations Development Fund for Women.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 and 3 only           b) 1, 2 and 3                c) 2, 3 and 4                d) all the above
5. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Revised Cost Estimate-I of 400 MW Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project. The project is being implemented by Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited in which of the following state?
 a) Himachal Pradesh
 b) Haryana
 c) Uttarakhand
 d) Rajasthan
6. The Union Cabinet has given its approval for India’s accession to the Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention) and for completion of necessary procedures for ratification, for its entry into force. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘TIR Convention’,
 1. It is an international transit system under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to facilitate the seamless movement of goods within and amongst the Parties to the Convention.
 2. The TIR system only covers customs transit by road.
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 Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for signing of the Definitive Agreement on Oil Storage and Management between Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ltd (ISPRL) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) of UAE. Consider the following statements,
1. The construction of the Strategic Crude Oil Storage facilities is being managed by Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL), a Special Purpose Vehicle, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
2. The crude oil storages are constructed in underground rock caverns and are located on both the East and West coast of India.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
8. ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’ – a week-long programme of activities across the country to highlight the role of women in Swachh Bharat Mission and to recognize their leadership. It was launched by
a) Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c) Ministry of Women and Child Development
d) NITI Aayog
9. Brent Crude is a
a) major trading classification of Crude Oil
b) unit of Crude Oil
c) place of extraction of Crude Oil
d) none of the above
10. Referring to the provision in the Start-up India policy which states that for the purpose of claiming the benefits of the government schemes, ‘start-up’ means
1. An entity incorporated or registered in India not prior to five years.
2. An entity incorporated or registered in India with an annual turnover not exceeding Rs. 25 crore in any preceding financial year.
3. An entity incorporated or registered in India working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialisation of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 and 2 only           b) 1 and 3 only                        c) 2 and 3 only                        d) 1, 2 and 3
11. Consider the following statements regarding ‘National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)’,
1. NIIF aims to rope in global pension funds and insurance companies to finance large projects.
2. It provides Equity/ quasi-equity support / debt to projects, to commercially viable projects, both greenfield and brownfield, including stalled projects.
3. It is a fund created by the Government of India for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
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 correctly matched?

 

S. No. Strategic Crude Oil Storage facilities State
1 Mangalore Karnataka
2 Padur Tamil Nadu
3 Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh


Select the correct code

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