Current Affairs January 2017

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Which one of the following statements are not correct in the context of Hilsa Fish?

I.Buying or selling of Hilsa fish weighing less than 1kg. is illegal.

II.Indian Shad will become the first fish variety in India to get legal protection.

III.It is a popular food fish in East Asia

IV.Hilsa known as Ilish, Tenualosa ilisha is a species of fish in the herring family.

Codes:

(a) I only (b) I & II

(c) I & III (d) II & III

In the context of a PIL filed by Clarence Pais former President of a Karnataka Catholic Association in the apex Court, which statement(s) is/are true?

I.The Supreme Court gives supremacy to parliamentary laws over personal laws of religious groups.

II.Divorce decrees of religious institutions can’t override law enacted by the state.

III. Canon laws are personal laws of Parsis

IV.Binding nature of the Indian Divorce Act, 1869 governs divorce among Christians.

Codes:

(a) I, II & IV (b) II & III

(c) I & II (d) I, III & IV

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has tightened rules for mergers and amalgamations by Indian companies:

I.To secure the interest of corporates

II.To make listing process more transparent

III. To safeguard the interests of the public shareholders

Codes:

(a) I, II & III (b) II & III

(c) None of the above (d) III only

Week 3 MCQs

Which of the following is/are true regarding National Small Savings Fund (NSSF)?

I.Once states are excluded from NSSF investments, the investible funds of NSSF with Government of India (GoI) will decrease.

II.NSSF loans to the State Government were cheaper as the market rates are considerably higher.

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Codes:

(a) Only I (b) Only II

(c) Both I and II (d) Neither I nor II

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) now offers PG Diploma in:

(a) English & Hindi (b) English, Hindi, Oriya and Urdu

(c) Hindi & Urdu (d) Hindi, Bengli, English

Consider the correct basis on which Akhilesh Yadav group retained the

party symbol.

I.He is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

II.He is the newly elected Party President

III.He enjoys popular support

IV.Akhilesh group enjoys overwhelming majority support both among the legislative and organizational wing of the party.

Codes:

(a) I & IV (b) II only

(c) I, II & III (d) IV

According to Global Talent Index, India slipped from its position mainly because of:

(a) It does not have a large talent pool

(b) It has tightened VISA policy

(c) Due to its failure in retaining and attracting talent

(d) India boosts performance in its regulatory and market area

The CEPI has officially launched at 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases. What does “CEPI” stand for?

(a) Coalition for Epidemic Preacher Innovations

(b) Coalition for Epidemic Preparative Innovations

(c) Coalition for Epidemic Practicable Innovations

(d) Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

Inclusive Development Index (IDI) released in:

(a) World Economic Forum’s (WEF)

(b) Global Economic Outlook

(c) Global Competitiveness Report

(d) Geneva Reports on the World Economy

Oxfam focuses on:

(a) Alleviation of global poverty

(b) Gender disparity

(c) Educational equality (d) Skill building

Who is the winner of the 2017 Parsvnath Delhi International Chess tournament?

(a) Farrukh Amonatov (b) R A Pradeep Kumar

(c) Dzhumaev Marat (d) Diptayan Ghosh

Who has been appointed as the new President of the European Parliament on January 17, 2017?

(a) Sergio Mattarella (b) Petro Poroshenko

(c) François Hollande (d) Antonio Tajani

Donald John Trump has been sworn in as the ______ President of United States of America.

(a) 42 (b) 47

(c) 45 (d) 49

Alok Kumar Verma was appointed as the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). With reference to it, consider the following statements.

I Alok Verma is currently the Police Commissioner of Delhi.

II He succeeded Rakesh Asthana and will have a term of three years.

III Alok will be the 27th Director (including two acting chief) of CBI.

Choose the correct option

(a) Only II (b) Only III

(c) I and III (d) I and II

Consider the following statements regarding Poet Jacob Polley:

Jacob Polley was born in Carlisle, Cumbria, in 1975.

He is the author of four collections of poetry, The Brink (2003), Little

Gods(2006), The Havocs (2012), and Jackself (2016).

III. Jacob Polley’s The Havocs wins 2016 T.S. Eliot prize

Choose the correct option

(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2

(c) 1 and 2 (d) 1 and 3

Recently, which country withdrew its visa-free facility for Indians?

(a) Hong Kong (b) China

(c) Sri Lanka (d) Thailand

Which of the following warships has become the India’s first-ever warship to have ATM on board?

(a) INS Vikramaditya (b) INS Sindhughosh

(c) INS Arihant (d) INS Viraat

Who is the newly appointed director of the CBI?

(a) Jagdish Singh Khehar

(b) Anil Sinha

(c) Rakesh Asthana

(d) Alok Verma

Consider the following statements in context of the annual conference “Raisina Dialogue”.

The 3rd edition of Ministry of External Affairs’ annual conference “Raisina

Dialogue” has been held at Taj Palace in New Delhi from 17-19 January, 2017

with the theme “The New Normal: Multilateralism in a multipolar world”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and addressed the opening session

of the Dialogue, which is India’s flagship geo-political conference.

The conference was attended by delegates from 75 countries.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) A & B (b) B only

(c) B & C (d) None of them

Consider the following statements.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will set a record when it launches

203 satellites in one go on a single rocket in the first week of March.

In June last year, ISRO launched 20 satellites in one go.

The satellites will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in

Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) A & B (b) B only

(c) B & C (d) None of them

 

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