"Current affairs pulse – 09 -12- 2017"

1) With reference to Wassenaar Arrangement, consider the following and answer.
a. India as the 42nd member of the organisation which aims to regulate trade and use of dual use technology.
b. The People’s Republic of China and Israel are not members.
c. It is not a treaty, and therefore is not legally binding.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
2) Consider the following with reference to section 497 of IPC and answer.
a. Section 497 of IPC criminalises the offence of adultery.
b. As per the Indian law, a woman cannot be punished for the offence of adultery.
c. If someone “lives in adultery”, the partner can file for divorce.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
3) With reference to Cooum, consider the following and answer.
a. The northern part of the Buckingham Canal joins the Cooum near the old Central Jail.
b. The 2004 tsunami cleaned the mouth of the river.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
4) Consider the following with reference to Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) and answer
a. The Supreme Court of India delivered a ruling on December 30, 1996 regarding industries covered under the TTZ.
b. The TTZ comprises over 40 protected monuments including three World Heritage Sites — the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
5) Consider the following with reference to National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance and answer.
a. Ministers signed a ‘Delhi Declaration’ to contain Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
b. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set up a National Anti-Microbial Resistance Research and Surveillance Network (AMRRSN) to enable compilation of data of AMR at the national level.
c. National Programme for Containment of AMR is under implementation in 12th Five Year Plan.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
6) Consider the following with reference to The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 and answer.
a. A District Screening Committee would issue a certificate of identity to recognise transgender persons.
b. Certificate would be granted by the District Magistrate on the recommendation of a Screening Committee.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
7) Consider the following with reference to Naga Pact and answer.
a. Naga Peace Accord was signed between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah [NSCN (IM)] and the Government of India.
b. NSCN-K is a banned terrorist outfit that carries out an armed struggle to establish a People’s Republic of Nagaland.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
8) Consider the following and answer.
a. China has set up a ‘logistics base’ for its navy in Djibouti, located in the Indian Ocean region in the Horn of Africa.
b. China acquired Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port on a 99-year lease in a $1.1 billion debt swap deal.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
9) With respect to Yamal project, consider the following and answer.
a. It is a long-term plan to exploit and bring to the markets the vast natural gas reserves in the Yamal Peninsula, canada.
b. Yamal peninsula is estimated to hold the largest gas reserves in the world.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
10) With reference to Peacekeeping by the United Nations, consider the following and answer.
a. The United Nations Charter gives the United Nations Security Council the power and responsibility to take collective action to maintain international peace and security.
b. The financial resources of UN Peacekeeping operations are the collective responsibility of UN Member States.
c. Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh are among the largest individual contributors with around 8,000 units each.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
11) With respect to National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), consider the following and answer.
a. It is a quasi-judicial body in India that adjudicates issues relating to companies in India.
b. The NCLAT has the power under the Companies Act to adjudicate proceedings.
c. Decisions of the NCLT may be appealed to the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. The decisions of NCLAT is final without any further provision of appealing.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
12) Consider the following with respect to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill, 2016 and answer.
a. The code seeks to ensure time-bound settlement of insolvency.
b. It provides for setting up Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to regulate professionals.
c. The code seeks to give a push to the ease of doing business in the country.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
13) Consider the following with reference to Pharma sector of India and answer.
a. Indian pharmaceuticals market is the third largest in the world in terms of volume.
b. . India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally.
c. Union Cabinet allowed FDI up to 100 per cent under the automatic route for manufacturing of medical devices subject to certain conditions.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
14) With reference to Aadhar, consider the following and answer.
a. The main objective of aadhar is to ensure good governance and for efficient transparent and targeted delivery of subsidies, benefits and services to the Individual.
b. As far as privacy of an individual is concerned these information are deemed to be sensitive under Aadhar Act, 2016.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
15) Consider the following and answer.
a. After the Xinhai Revolution (1911–12), Dalai Lama refused any Chinese title and declared himself ruler of an independent Tibet.
b. In 1914 the Tibetan government signed the Simla Accord with Britain, ceding the South Tibet region to British India.
c. Tibet has been called the “Water Tower” of Asia.
Choose the correct code
a) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 ONLY
c) 1,3 only
d) All the Above
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
16) Consider the following and answer.
a. Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation involving a group of countries only in South East Asia.
b. The ADB is BIMSTEC’s development partner.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
17) Consider the following with respect to ’Bodhi Parva and answer.
a. ’Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage” aims to look at the different aspects of Buddhism, in today’s context.
b. India is hosting the “Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage” from 8 to 10 December as part of celebrations of 20th anniversary of BIMSTEC.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
18) Consider the following with reference to SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT PROGRAMME (2009-2018) and answer.
a. The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility.
b. Achieving sustainable urban transport has become a primary objective with the adoption of National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP)
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
19) Consider the following with reference to Sovereign Gold Bonds and answer.
a. These bonds were launched under umbrella sovereign gold bond scheme with an objective to reduce demand for physical gold.
b. It will be of 4 kg for individual and HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) and 20 kg for trusts.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17
20) With reference to Integrated Command & Control Center projects, consider the following and answer.
a. It enables fast and efficient citizen service delivery in an integrated way, are being developed in 20 cities.
b. 10 more cities have issued tenders for developing command and control centers in their cities.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Refer “The Hindu”- 9/12/17