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Current Affairs Quiz 19-05-2018

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1.

Consider the following statements about the caves found on the Island of Gharapuri:

1.These caves were originally a Shaivite site

2.It is contemporary with the Ellora caves

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2.

DRDO’s ‘TAPAS-BH-201’

1.Is an extreme-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle

2.Has an endurance of over 20 hours

3.Can fly at an altitude of 50,000 feet

Select the correct answer using the options given below:

 

 
 
 
 

3.

Which of the following are tributaries of River Cauvery?

  1. Hemavathi
  2. Bhavani
  3. Noyil
  4. Amravati

Select the correct answer using the options given below:

 

 
 
 
 

4.

Consider the following statements:

1.The level of productivity in an economy is a crucial determinant of a standard of living

2.Capital goods are important factors in determining productivity

Which of the statements given above is/are correct:

 

 
 
 
 

5.

Consider the following statements about the ‘Biofuture Platform’, seen recently in the news:

1.It aims to accelerate development and deployment of modern sustainable low carbon alternatives to fossil based solutions in, among others, the transport sector

2.It is a multi-stakeholder initiative

3.The idea to set up the platform was first suggested by India at the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015

Which of the statements given above is/are correct:

 

 
 
 
 

6.

Consider the following pairs:

2018 Padma Bhushan/Padma Shri awardee – Reason for the award

  1. Sitavaa Jodatti – Welfare of Devadasis
  2. Lakshmikutty – Fostering an indigenous knowledge system
  3. Subhashini Mistry – Building the charitable Humanity Hospital

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched:

 

 
 
 
 

7.

Recently in the news, Tier-I and H4 visas are issued by

 
 
 
 

8.

The municipal corporation of which state’s capital recently organised a ‘Trash Mahotsav’ to spread awareness about reusing waste creatively and recycling garbage?

 
 
 
 

9.

Mission Innovation

1.Aims to make it cheaper to produce clean energy, enough to outcompete ‘dirty’ or coal energy, even without any subsidies, by 2025

2.Is a global initiative of which India is a member

Select the correct answer using the options given below:

 

 
 
 
 

10.

Under the aegis of which ministry/body does DIPAM or the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management function?

 
 
 
 

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