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 22-02-2017

1.‘State of the World’s Human Rights Report’ is released bywhich of the following?
a)
United Nations Development Programme
 b) International Federation for Human Rights
c) World Health Organisation
d) Amnesty International
2.Recently Amnesty International has released its annual report. Thereport has expressed concerns over a range of human rights violations in India. Consider the following statements with respect to Amnesty International,
 1. It is an organisation under United Nation focused on human rights.
 2. The organisation was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for its campaign against torture.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
3. Recently in a stringent anti-poaching measure, authorities at Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) have issued shoot-at-sight orders “to prevent killing of big cats in the reserve”. Consider the following statements with respect to Corbett Tiger Reserve,
 1. It is the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973.
 2. Corbett has been declared as an ‘Important Bird Area’ by Birdlife International.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
4. BharatQR code is an interoperable payment acceptance solution. It was developed by which of the following?
a) National Payments Corporation of India
 b) Visa
c) MasterCard
d) All the above
5. India has reached a new milestone in cashless transaction by launching BharatQR, the world’s first interoperable payment acceptance solution. Consider the following statements with respect to QR code,
1.
QR code uses Point of Sale for carrying out electronic transaction.
 2. Even if the merchant and customer are on different payment platforms, BharatQR will enable payment from one to the other.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 only                      b) 2 only                      c) both                         d) none
6.Radcliffe’s Night frog and the Kadalar Night Frog are newly discovered tiny frog species endemic to which of the following region?
 a) Sunderbans
b) Himalayas
 c) Kutch region
d)Western ghats
7. It is found that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects Amygdala. Amygdala is
a) a part of limbic system
b) a lobe near thymus gland
c) a hormone that causes stress
d) a part in retina of the eye
8. Which of the following is/arecorrectly matched?

S. No. Disease Causative agent
1 Dengue Virus
2 Malaria Protozoa
3 Soil-transmitted helminth Bacteria


Select the correct code

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

9. PfSPZ uses a live, immature form of a parasite, called a sporozoite, to stimulate an immune reaction in humans.The ability to complete an immunisation regime in 10 days will facilitate the use of PfSPZ-CVac in mass vaccination programmes to eliminate which of the following?
a) Dengue
b) Zika
c) Swine flu
d) Malaria
10. Which of the following is/arecorrectly matched?

S. No. Report Published by
1 Global Financial Development Report World Bank
2 Global Financial Stability Report IMF
3 Global Economic Prospectus INSEAD


Select the correct code

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

11. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme was launched in the year 2016 to promote
a) Facilities to the student who wants to make their career in the agricultural field
b) Digital India penetration in agriculture
c) Insurance penetration towards marginalized farmers
d) All the above
12. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Science Express Climate Action Special’ that was held recently,
1. It is an innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train, which has been custom-built for Department of Science & Technology (DST) by Indian Railways.
2. This unique mobile exhibition was first launched in October 2007 by DST.
3. Recently, it became the largest, the longest running and the most visited mobile science exhibition.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
Select the correct code
a) 1 and 2 only            b) 1, 2 and 3                c) 1 only                      d) 2 and 3 only