14-08-2017-The Hindu Current Affairs

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  1. Which of the following statements about Japanese Encephalitis is correct:

(a). Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito borne viral infection of the brain.

(b). Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is one kind of encephalitis which falls under a spectrum of diseases called Acute Encephalitis syndrome.

Options:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 or 2

Answer: c

 

  1. Which of the following statements about CRISPR is correct:
  • It is a revolutionary gene editing technique.
  • It is the short form of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.
  • This technology is being tested across gene based therapy and agro biotechnology.

Options:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. Both 1, 2 and 3
  4. Neither 1, 2 and 3

Answer: c

  1. Which of the following statements about National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is correct:

(a). NDRF is constituted under the Disaster Management Act 2005.

(b). It has been constituted for the purpose of specialized response to natural and man-made disasters.

(c). NDRF is placed under the Ministry of Defence.

 

Options: for the purpose of specialized response to natural and man-made disasters.

(a). 1 and 2

(b). 2 and 3

(c). 1 and 3

(d). All of the above.

 

Answer: a

  1.   Which of the following statements about MISSION INDRADHANUSH is in correct:

(a). Mission Indradhanush is under the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

(b). The aim of the mission is to ensure full immunization with all available vaccines for children up to two years only.

(c). Under the mission, 201 high focus districts across 28 states in the country that have the highest number of partially immunized and unimmunized children has been identified.

Options:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. All of the above.

Answer: a

5  Which of the following statements about Cloudburst are correct:

(a). A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,[1] sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions.

(b). Cloudbursts occurs frequently in the Himalayan Region in India.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). River Lohit is a left bank tributary of river Brahmaputra.

(b). The city of Guwahati is located on river Brahmaputra.

Answer:

(a). 1 and 2

(b). 1 and 3

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). Lake Changu, a large Clearwater lake is located in Sikkim.

(b). West Bengal is the only Indian state with which Sikkim shares its boundary.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 or 2

Answer: c

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). The 1400 kg, IRNSS – 1H satellite, which is due to be deployed in space from Sriharikota was built by ISRO in partnership with a private industry consortium.

(b). Until now, private sector industries have only supplied satellite parts and hardware required by ISRO.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 or 2

Answer: c

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). Balochistan’s coastline extends from the Arabian Sea to the Gulf of Oman.

(b). A separatist movement lead by Baloch Nationalist against the Pakistan Government is underway in Balochistan.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 or 2

Answer: c

 

  1. Which of the following statements about Human Rights Watch is correct:

(a). Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization established in the year 1978.

(b). Human Rights Watch is a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 or 2

Answer: a

  1. Which of the statements about ANTRIX Corporation Limited is correct:

(a). Antrix corporation Ltd. is a wholly owned Government of India Company under the administrative control of Department of Space (DOS).

(b). Antrix is the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

(c). Antrix Corporation Ltd. has MINIRATNA status.

Options:

(a). 1 and 2

(b). 1 and 3

(c). 2 and 3

(d) All of the above.

Answer: d

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). The demand for the creation of a state called Gorkhaland within India to be carved out of the hills of Darjeeling and areas of Dooars and Siliguri terai is now being lead by NSCN. (National Socialist Council of Nagaland).

(b). The Gorkhaland movement was started in the year 1986.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 or 2

Answer: b

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). The Geographical Information System enabled portal/database is being developed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and National E- Governance division.

(b). The GIS enabled portal, at present, provides data only on agriculture.

Options:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 or 2

Answer: a

  1. Which of the following statements about Air India is correct:

(a). It is owned by Air India Limited, a government-owned enterprise under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

(b). AIESL, (Air India Engineering Services Limited) is not the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul unit of Air India.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 or 2

Answer: a

  1. The bulk of deaths in the last five years due to Acute Encephalitis including Japanese Encephalitis were not reported in which of the following states:

(a). Uttar Pradesh

(b). Assam

(c). West Bengal

(d). Bihar

Options:

  • 1 and 2
  • 2 and 4
  • 1,2 and 3
  • All of the above.

Answer:  d

  1. Which of the following statements about IONS (Indian Ocean Naval Symposium) is correct:

(a). It is a voluntary, regional forum of Indian Ocean littoral states, represented by their Navy Chiefs.

(b). It was launched by India in February 2008 and presently has 23 members.

(c).  It aims to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region by providing an open and inclusive forum for discussion of regionally relevant maritime issues.

Options:

(a). 1 and 2

(b). 2 and 3

(c). 1,2 and 3

Answer: c

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). IMMSAREX (International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise) naval exercise is to be held in the Bay of Bengal.

(b). Both members and observers of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) will be part of IMMSAREX.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

 

  1. The state of Israel shares coastal boundary with which of the following seas:

(a). Red Sea

(b). Mediterranean Sea

(c). Black Sea

(d). White Sea.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Both 3 and 4

Answer: c

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). Brexit is the popular term for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

(b). The exit process is governed by Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

  1. Which of the following statements are correct:

(a). The state of Maharashtra shares its borders with Chattisgarh.

(b). River Godavari flows through the states of Maharashtra and Chattisgarh and drains into Bay of Bengal.

Options:

(a). 1 only

(b). 2 only

(c). Both 1 and 2

(d). Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c