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Current Affairs Quiz 30-04-2018

1. The Shirui Lily Festival 2018 was celebrated in which state?

1.Mizoram

2.Assam 

3.Himachal Pradesh 

4.Manipur

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement
1. The objective of agreement is to facilitate coastal shipping in region to give boost
to trade between member countries.
2. It will apply to coastal shipping that is shipping within 12 nautical miles of coastline.
3. it will facilitate lot of cargo movement between member countries can be done
through cost effective, environment friendly and faster coastal shipping route.
Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

 
 
 
 

3. Identify the correct sequence of the given processes regarding rainfall:

1. unsaturated air, condensation, dew point, precipitation

2. dew point, condensation, unsaturated air, precipitation

3. unsaturated air, dew point, condensation, precipitation

4. dew point, condensation, precipitation, unsaturated air

 

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements in the context of International Storytellers Festival:
Kathakar held in New Delhi
1. Kathakar is special initiative, to promote the oral storytelling tradition which has
existed across the world.
2. It is part of bigger initiative Ghummakkad Narain- the Travelling Literature
Festival which was started under aegis of UNESCO.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

5. Under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project, which corporate house has signed MoU to maintain historic site “Red Fort”?

1. GMR Sports

2.IndiGo airlines

3.Dalmia Bharat Ltd 

4.Reliance Industries Ltd

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about maternity benefits act:

  1. As per the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, the women are entitled to enhanced maternity leave for a period of 26 weeks (6 months) working in registered establishment under any Central or State law.
  2. Maternity leave is not given to woman who adopts a child

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

 

 
 
 
 

7.  How does the government use fiscal and monetary policy to smooth the business cycle?

1.Contractionary monetary policy to dampen excessive demand during depression, expansionary fiscal policy to increase prices in boom

2. Contractionary monetary policy to stimulate demand during depression, expansionary fiscal policy to reduce inflationary pressures in boom

3. Expansionary fiscal policy to stimulate demand during depression, contractionary monetary policy to reduce inflationary pressures in boom

4. Expansionary monetary policy to decrease prices during depression, contractionary fiscal policy to increase demand in boom

 

 
 
 
 

8.

Consider the following statements regarding the distribution and pattern of isotherms:

  1. In the northern hemisphere, isotherms bend sharply equator-ward over the continents during winter.
  2. Temperature gradients are greater in summer than in winter in the northern hemisphere.

Which of the following statements is/are correct

 
 
 
 

9. Who is BCCI’s nominee for the esteemed Dronacharya award?
1. Rahul Dravid
2. Sachin Tendulkar
3. Saurav Ganguly
4. Anil Kumble

 
 
 
 

10. In the context of India getting re-elected to council of the International Maritime
Organisation (IMO), consider the following statements
1. The IMO Council plays crucial role in deciding various important matters within
mandate of IMO especially in relation to global shipping industry and its work strategy
and budget.
2. IMO is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating
shipping, with headquarters in London.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

11. India was awarded certificate of commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife
trade by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITES). Consider the following statements in above context.
1. CITES is international agreement to regulate worldwide commercial trade in wild
animal and plant species.
2. Its aim is to ensure that international trade does not threaten the survival of the
species in the wild.
3. CITES is legally not binding on the parties to the convention.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

12.  ___________on April 28, 2018 signed its Annual Performance Contract for the year 2018-19 with Ministry of Civil Aviation.

1.BPCL
2.Indira Gandhi International Airport
3.Air Asia
4.Airports Authority of India
5.Indigo
 
 
 
 

13. Ahead of the World Environment day, the environment ministry has declared all protected areas around the country as ________.

1.Carbon free zones
2.Pollution free zones
3.Eco friendly zones
4.Plastic free zones
 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements about National strategic plan and Mission
SAMPARK launched by the government recently
1. Mission SAMPARK launched to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to
be brought under Antiretroviral therapy (ART) services.
2. The National Strategic Plan 2017-24 will pave a roadmap not only for achieving
the target of 90:90:90 Strategy but also strive along with partners towards fast track
strategy of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements regarding Madden Julian oscillation

  1. is eastward moving ‘pulse’ of clouds, rainfall, winds and pressure near the equator.
  2. is confined to Indian ocean only

Which of the following is/are correct.

 

 
 
 
 

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