KINGMAKERS CURRENT AFFAIRS PULSE

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KingMakers Current affairs Pulse
Current Affairs Pulse

All the below issues were taken from the Hindu [Dated: February 24, 2017]

 

1. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects. Consider the following statements,
1. ‘Charanka Solar Park’ in Gujarat which is a first-of-its-kind large scale Solar Park in India with contiguous developed land and transmission connectivity.
 2. Smaller parks in Himalayan and other hilly States where contiguous land may be difficult to acquire in view of the difficult terrain will be exempted under the scheme.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
2. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects’,
 1. The scheme has been rolled out by Ministry of Power.
 2. Solar Energy Corporation India will administer the scheme.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
3. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects’,
 1. The solar parks will be developed in collaboration with State Governments/UTs.
 2. Only selected States and UTs are eligible for benefits under the scheme.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
4. Recently the term ‘Goldilocks Zone’ was in the news in the context of
 a) the limits of habitable zone above the surface of the Earth
 b) regions of Earth-like planets in our solar system
 c) search for the Earth-like planets in outer space
 d) search for meteorites containing precious metals
5. Recently, The National Institute of Biologicals (NIB) has submitted its survey report to the Government. This is the largest ever scientifically designed and professionally executed drug survey undertaken in the world for determining the quality of drugs. Consider the following statements with respect to NIB,
1. It is under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
 2. It is a premier scientific organization and a Centre of Excellence to ensure quality of biologicals and vaccines 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) none
6. Recently US space agency NASA has announced that scientists researching outer space have found the existence of another ‘solar system’- seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in galaxy 40 light years away.
 1. These planets are there in Aquarius constellation and they circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter.
 2. Three of the planets are in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water and, possibly life, might exist.         
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
7. Consider the following statements,
1. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
2. The disorder’s unique feature is that it occurs only after the victim reaches the adolescence.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither
8. If there is more than one person staking claim to form the government and the majority is not clear the governor may call for a special session to see who has the majority. This is called as
a) Floor test
b) Composite floor test
c) Confidence motion
d) No-confidence motion
9. Set up by the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI), the museum traces the history of human evolution in this part of the world through displays of tools, replicas of artefacts and models. The story begins with the arrival of Ramapithecus , the oldest fossil primate found in the Siwalik Hills, about 12.3 million years ago. This first hominid and the gradual evolution later is depicted through a series of replicas of facial and skull variations. AnSI is under the Ministry of
 a) Human Resource Development
b) Tribal Affairs
c) Culture
d) Mines
10. The Heritage Foundation has published its Index of Economic Freedom report. Consider the following,
1. India’s position has been improved when compared with previous year.
2. India is behind all its neighbours excluding Pakistan.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither
11. The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation has begun the process of framing uniform guidelines on brain death certification to be followed by doctors across the country. NOTTO is in
a) Chennai
b) Bengaluru
c) Mumbai
d) New Delhi
12. Consider the following,
1. At Present, the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act (THOTA), 1994 deals with the rules for brain death certification.
2. National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) is a National level organization set up under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
 a) 1 only                     b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither