KINGMAKERS CURRENT AFFAIRS PULSE

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KingMakers Current affairs Pulse
Current Affairs Pulse

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MCQ on Daily current affairs
All the below MCQs were taken from the Hindu [Dated: February 25 & 26, 2017]

1.Consider the following statements with respect to ‘East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC)’,
1. ECEC aligns with port-led industrialization under the Bharath Mala initiative.
 2. It covers the Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor, Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor and Orissa-West Bengal Industrial Corridor.            
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 ‘Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016’,
 1. The Bill requires the central government to develop a National Transportation Policy, in consultation with the states.
 2. Motor Vehicle Accident Fund will be constituted to provide compulsory insurance cover to all road users in India.                                   
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 ‘Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016’,
 1. The Bill does not recognize offences committed by juveniles.
 2. The Bill defines a Good Samaritan as a person who renders emergency medical or non-medical assistance to a victim at the scene of an accident.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
4. Which of the following recently signed pact to provide loans and grants to develop 800 km Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor, which is the first phase of a planned 2,500-km East Coast Economic Corridor?
a) Asian Development Bank
b) World Bank
c) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
d) New Development Bank
5. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified that place of effective management (PoEM) regulations won’t apply to companies and firms that have a turnover or gross receipts of less than Rs 50 crore per annum.Consider the following statements with respect toPoEM,
1. It
is a tax framework to determine the tax liability of any foreign company that for all purposes is managed from abroad but pay tax domestically.
 2. It is mainly used to determine whether a company, subsidiary or a firm really has a base in India and if all the decisions regarding the running of the company are taken from India.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
6.Consider the following statements with respect to PoEM,
1. The regulations are mainly aimed at companies which for all purposes have a base in India but as part of tax planning have holding companies registered outside India.
 2. The government has taken a view that since such shell companies are only brought in as part of tax planning, they should pay tax in India.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
7. Recently India planned for the sustainable development of ‘Sylhet’. It is located in
a) Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
b) Nepal
c) Bangladesh
d) Myanmar
8.The Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened and some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world, including India, have been deposited. Consider the following statements,
 1. It is the world’s largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops.
 2. It is a gene bank built underground in the accessible permafrost region of Antarctica.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
9.Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Svalbard Global Seed Vault’,
1. The seed vault is managed under terms spelled out in a tripartite agreement between the Norwegian government, the Global Crop Diversity Trust and the Nordic Genetic Resource Center
 2. Countries that deposit will retain ownership rights over the seeds sent to the facility.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
10. The mobile app ‘Saathiya Salah’ (downloadable from Google play-store) which acts as a ready information source for the
a) Pregnant mothers
b) Adolescents
c) Juvenile delinquents
d) Women in general
11.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed between the National Scheduled Castes Finance andDevelopment Corporation NSFDC, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Development Commissioner(Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles. Consider the following,
1. The basic objective of the MoU is to help Scheduled Caste artisans and their families by promoting production and marketing of high value quality Handicrafts products.
2. Assam is a tribal state which has no Scheduled Caste population.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both             d) neither
12. India’s Universal Immunization Programme provide free vaccines against 11 life threatening diseases, to 26 million children annually, the largest birth cohort in the world. Which of the following are covered under the Programme?
1. Pneumonia and Meningitis
2. Hepatitis C Virus
3. Rotavirus diarrhea
4. Japanese Encephalitis
Select the correct code
a) 1, 3 and4 only         b) 2, 3 and 4 only                    c) 1, 2 and 3 only                    d) all the above
13. GraphAir technology results in good and transformable graphene properties, comparable to graphene made by conventional methods. Consider the following statements with respect to this technology,
 1. It eliminates the need for a highly-controlled environment for the production of Graphene.
 2. “GraphAir” technology grows graphene film in ambient air with a natural precursor, making its production faster and simpler.
3. This technology was developed by Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
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) 1, 2 and 3
14. Ten degree channel divides which of the following?
a) Barren Island and Car Nicobar
b) Saddle Peak and little Andaman
 c) Port Blair and Saddle Peak
d) Little Nicobar and Great Nicobar
15. Which of the following is not an objective of Trade Facilitation in Services?
a) streamlining, simplification and standardization of Customs procedures
b) portability of social security contributions
c) a single window mechanism for foreign investment approvals
d) cross border insurance coverage to boost medical tourism
16. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Uganda’,
1. Jinja, Kampala and Kigali are located at Uganda.
2. It is a land locked country through which equator passes.
3. The river Nile flows through Uganda.
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) 1, 2 and 3
17. NIRF ranks engineering colleges, business schools and universities in three separate categories. This year, it will have a common list of all institutions across disciplines and fields. The IITs, IIMs and universities will be ranked in a common list. However, it will also additionally bring out the ranks in the larger sub-categories, like last year. NIRF was put in place by
a) Ministry of Human Resource Development
b) Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation
c) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
d) Niti Aayog
18. It was earlier known as Hailey National Park. It is India’s oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in1973.It covers the neighboring Sonanadi WildlifeSanctuary and Reserve Forest areas. It is
a) Corbett National Park
b) Ranthambore National Park
 c) Gugamal National Park
d) Hemis National Park