KINGMAKERS CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ

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All the below MCQs were taken from the Hindu [Dated: February 28, 2017]

1. US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is in talks with five Indian states to build a high-speed travel network and will also raise $100 million to invest in the country. Consider the following statements,
1. It is a transportation system where a pod-like vehicle is propelled through a near-vacuum tube connecting cities at speeds matching that of an aircraft.
 2. The hyperloop system is being designed to transport only freight.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
2. As the value of rhinoceros horn touches $65,000 per kg, poaching has begun to drive the African black rhinoceros. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Black rhinoceros’,
 1. The species is endemic to India.
 2. The species overall is classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).             
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
3. China is constructing its first overseas military base in Djibouti – just a few miles from Camp Lemonnier, one of the Pentagon’s largest and most important foreign installations. Djibouti has littoral border with which of the following?
 1. Mediterranean Sea
 2. Red Sea
3. Persian Gulf
4. Gulf of Aden
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 and 4 only                        c) 1, 2 and 4 only                    d) all the above
4. Bahrain, which historically served as a gateway between East and West, is planning to enhance air connectivity with India and other Asian countries. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Bahrain’,
1.
It is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
 2. It is the site of the ancient Dilmun civilization.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) neither
5. According to a report, India continues to bear the ignominy of being the source of the illegal trade and export of tortoises and freshwater turtles (TFT). Which of the following species of tortoises and fresh water turtles are found in India and are listed as ‘threatened species’ under IUCN’s red list?
 1. Tricarinate hill turtle
 2. Elongated tortoise
3. Crowned river turtle
4. Spotted pond turtle
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 and 3                   b) 2 and 4                    c) 1, 2 and 4                d) all the above
6. According to Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) scientist, pests eat away about 30-35% of the annual crop yield in India. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Nematodes’,
1. They are microscopic worms consisting of roundworms, threadworms and eelworms.
 2. They have successfully adapted to nearly every ecosystem from marine to fresh water, to soils, and from the tropics to the harsh polar region, as well as the highest to the lowest of elevations.
 3. All nematodes are detrimental to plant health.
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                    d) all the above
7. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) plans to further tighten the regulations for algorithmic trading to minimise instances of misuse of such systems. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Algo-trading’,
1. It is used to execute complex trading strategies at a very high speed.
2. It uses software programmes to execute trading strategies.
3. On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), algo trades accounted for close to 60% of all trades.
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
8. Many countries and regulators, including the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), have been debating on the issue of algo-trading for many years. Consider the following with respect to IOSCO,
1. It is a Global forum for national Securities Commissions.
2. It works intensively with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the global regulatory reform agenda.
3. SEBI is a member of IOSCO.
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
9. Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) are regulated by
a) SEBI
b) RBI
c) State government
d) Central government
10. Which of the following Chemical substances affect the nervous system?
1. VX nerve agent
2. Tabun
3. Sarin
Select the correct code
 a) 1, 2 and 3               b) 2 and 3 only                        c) 1 only                      d) 1 and 3 only
11. Gulf of Tadjoura is located at
a) Venezuela
 b) Djibouti
c) Thailand
d) Panama
12. Consider the following statements,
1. Corbett is a Tiger Reserve, national Park as well as Important Bird area.
2. Corbett National park is located at the flood plains of North India.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither