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Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 1

Consider the following statements regarding Ken-Betwa river interlinking project. 
1. It is the country’s first river interlinking project. 
2. Ken and Betwa rivers originate in Madhya Pradesh and are the tributaries of Yamuna. 
3. Ken River passes through Panna tiger reserve. 
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 1

About Ken- Betwa project: 

  • Conceived as a two-part project, this is the country’s first river interlinking project. 
  • It is perceived as a model plan for similar interstate river transfer missions. 
  • The project aims to transfer surplus water from the Ken river in MP to Betwa in UP to irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region spread across the districts of two states mainly Jhansi, Banda, Lalitpur and Mahoba districts of UP and Tikamgarh, Panna and Chhatarpur districts of MP. 
  • Key facts: 
  1. Ken and Betwa rivers originate in MP and are the tributaries of Yamuna. 
  2. Ken meets with Yamuna in Banda district of UP and with Betwa in Hamirpur district of UP. 
  3. Rajghat, Paricha and Matatila dams are over Betwa river. 
  4. Ken River passes through Panna tiger reserve.
Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 2

If crude oil price goes up in the international market, what impact will it have on India?

1. Increase in trade deficit
2. Decrease in GDP (gross domestic product)
3. Rise in inflation 

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 2

It is due to the fact that when price of crude oil increases, then the price of petroleum products also increases. Therefore, their demand gets lowered. So GDP rate decreases. As India is a major importer of petroleum products, therefore India's trade also gets affected and there is also rise in inflation.

 

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 3

With reference to the Commonwealth Nations, consider the following statements:

1. It was founded in 1931.
2. All its members must be former colonies of the British Empire. 
3. India became its member in 1950.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 3
  • The Commonwealth Nations was found in 1931.
  • In 1947 India and Pakistan became members of the Commonwealth, the first with chiefly non-European populations.
  • It is not necessary that all its members must be former colonies of British empire.
Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 4

Who among of the following can only be removed from their post by impeachment or impeachment like process?

1.  The President of India
2.  The Prime Minister of India 
3.  Chief Justice of India
4.  Attorney General of India 

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 4

The President and Chief Justice of India are the only officials that can be removed from their posts by Impeachment or Impeachment like process.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 5

With reference to the monetary policy of the Reserve bank of India, which of the statement given below is INCORRECT?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 5

Reverse Repo Rate is lower than Repo Rate because RBI cannot pay greater interest on deposits than charge interest on loans. This is to facilitate cash flow from RBI to commercial banks, which in turn will increase the purchasing power of the market.

According to this, correct answer is B.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 6

Which of the following is/are related to the meaning of the word ‘Guillotine’?

1. A method of Death penalty
2. Acceptance of ‘Demands for Grants’ in Parliament 
3. A type of protein found in the human body

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 6

A guillotine is an apparatus designed for efficiently carrying out executions by beheading. The device consists of a tall, upright frame with a weighted and angled blade suspended at the top. The condemned person is secured with stocks at the bottom of the frame, positioning the neck directly below the blade. 

Guillotine refers to the exercise vide which the Speaker of the House, on the very last day of the period allotted for discussions on the Demands for Grants, puts to vote all outstanding Demands for Grants at a time specified in advance. The aim of the exercise is to conclude discussions on financial proposals within the time specified.

All outstanding Demands for Grants must be voted by the House without discussions once the guillotine is invoked.

Once the pre-specified time for invoking the guillotine is reached, the member who is in possession of the house at that point in time, is requested by the Speaker to resume his or her seat following which Demands for Grants under discussion are immediately put to vote. Thereafter, all outstanding Demands are guillotined.

Invoking the guillotine ensures timely passage of the Finance Bill and the conclusion of debates and discussions on the year’s Budget.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 7

For which of the following places does China continue to dispute with India?

1. Asaphila
2. Doklam
3. Pangong Lake

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 7

In June, a military standoff occurred between India and China in the disputed territory of Doklam, near the Doka La pass. On June 16, 2017, the Chinese brought heavy road building equipment to the Doklam region and began constructing a road in the disputed area

In a fresh incident of friction, the Chinese military last month strongly protested against the Indian Army's “transgression” into the strategically sensitive Asaphila area along the disputed border in Arunachal Pradesh, but India rejected the complaint, official sources said.

The LAC mostly passes on the land, but Pangong Tso is a unique case where it passes through the water as well. The points in the water at which the Indian claim ends and Chinese claim begins are not agreed upon mutually. Most of the clashes between the two armies occur in the disputed portion of the lake

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 8

With reference to the ‘International Energy Forum’, consider the following statements: 

1. This organization consists of nations involved in 90 percent of world’s energy demand and supply.
2. The headquarter of this organization is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
3. Its 16th Ministerial conference was held in India in 2018.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 8
  • The IEF member countries account for more than 90 percent of global oil and gas supply and demand.
  • The headquarter of this organization is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • In National Current Affairs, India hosted 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting from 10-12th April 2018 in New Delhi.
Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 9

Which of the following sector does the World Trade Organization (WTO) regulate? 

1. Goods
2. Services
3. Intellectual property
4. Environment protection 

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 9

The WTO deals with regulation of trade in goods, services and intellectual property between participating countries by providing a framework for negotiating trade agreements and a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants' adherence to WTO agreements, which are signed by representatives of member governments

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 10

Which of the following industries come under the ‘core sector’ of the economy? 

1. Steel Industry
2. Chemical fertilizer
3. Textile Industry
4. Petroleum Industry
5. Cement 

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 10

Eight Core Industries are Electricity, steel, refinery products, crude oil, coal, cement, natural gas and fertilizers.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 11

In which country did the incident related to ‘Labor Day’ occur on May 1, 1886?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 11

The May 1, 1886, labor action wasn’t just any strike—it was part of what became known as the Haymarket affair. On May 1 of that year, Chicago (along with other cities) was the site of a major union demonstration in support of the eight-hour workday.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 12

With reference to the ‘Dehang-Debang Biosphere Reserve’ constituted in 1998, consider the following two statements: 

1. It is located in Arunachal Pradesh.
2. It has natural vegetation stretching in an unbroken sequence from the tropics to mountain tundra.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 12

Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve (DDBR) is located in the Reserved Forests spread in West Siang, Upper Siang and Dibang valley of the Arunachal Pradesh State. It is also called as Dehang-Debang Biosphere Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Reserve Forest that is spread in the three districts, West Siang, Upper Siang and Dibang valley was first identified as a biosphere reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. Later the government of Arunachal Pradesh constituted the biosphere reserve as Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve in the year 1998 to protect various endangered species of plants, trees, animals and birds in Arunachal Pradesh. An important fact relating to this Biosphere reserve is that it has natural vegetation stretching in an unbroken sequence from the tropics to mountain tundra.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 13

From where does Bajau tribe, also known as ‘Marine tribe’, belongs to?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 13

Making their living primarily off of fishing, the Bajau people live on long houseboats known as lepas. Residing primarily on the waters off Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Phillippines, they usually come ashore to trade or seek shelter during storms.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 14

Who presents the Union budget of India in the parliament?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 14

The Union Budget is presented by the Union Finance Minister.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 15

Which of the following groups of places is not included in ‘Buddhist Circuit’?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 15

hree Buddhist Circuits have been identified by the Ministry of Tourism in the country to be developed with the help of Central Government/State Government/Private Stake Holders.  These include the following:-

 

 

Circuit 1:        The Dharmayatra or the Sacred Circuit

 

 This will be a 5 to 7 days circuit and will include visits to Gaya (Bodhgaya), Varanasi (Sarnath), Kushinagar, Piparva (Kapilvastu) with a day trip to Lumbini in Nepal.

 

Circuit 2:        Extended Dharmayatra or Extended Sacred Circuit or Retracing Buddha’s Footsteps

 

This will be a 10 to 15 day circuit and will include visits to Bodhgaya (Nalanda, Rajgir, Barabar caves, Pragbodhi Hill, Gaya), Patna (Vaishali, Lauriya Nandangarh, Lauriya Areraj, Kesariya, Patna Museum), Varanasi (Sarnath), Kushinagar, Piparva (Kapilvastu, Shravasti, Sankisa) with a day trip to Lumbini in Nepal

 

Circuit 3:        Buddhist Heritage Trails (State Circuits)

 

  1. Jammu and Kashmir - Ladakh, Srinagar (Harwan, Parihaspora) and Jammu (Ambaran).

ii.         Himachal Pradesh - Dharamshala, Spiti, Kinnaur and Lahaul.

iii.        Punjab - Sanghon.

iv.        Haryana – Jind (Assan), Yamunanagar(Sugh).

v.         Maharashtra -Aurangabad (Ajanta, Ellora, Pithalkora Caves), Pune (Karla Caves), Mumbai (Kanheri Caves), Pune (Bhaja Caves) and Nashik (Pandavleni Caves).

vi.        Andhra Pradesh - Amravati, Nagarjunakonda, Vizag (Borra Caves, Salihundum Caves).

vii.       Madhya Pradesh - Sanchi, Satdhara, Andher, Sonari, Murulkurd.

viii.      Odisha (Dhauli, Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, Udaygiri, Langudi, Khandagiri).

ix.        Chhattisgarh – Sirpur.

x.         West Bengal - Kolkata (Indian Museum)

xi.        Sikkim - Rumtek, Enchay and other Monasteries.

xii.       Arunachal Pradesh –Tawang and Bomdila.

 

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 16

Identify those which are part Nordic countries: 

1. Norway
2. Sweden
3. Denmark
4. Switzerland
5. Finland

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 16

The Nordic countries are generally considered to refer to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 17

With reference to the ‘Commonwealth Games 2018’ held in Australia, consider the following statements: 

1. India displayed its best performance ever in the history of Commonwealth Games.
2. Women athletes won the highest Gold medals for India.
3. India won the highest Gold medals in Shooting.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 17

It was India's best position since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which they hosted.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 18

Which of the following is not included in the objectives of ‘Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 18

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) is a revamped version of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) and covers various projects to strengthen the Panchayati Raj system in the country. The primary aim of RGSA is strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The components for which support is extended under the programme include the following:

1. Capacity building for strengthening Panchayati Raj

2. Development of institutional capability for training

3. Implementation of PESA

4. E- governance support structures

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 19

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 has been implemented in which of the following states/territories till date? 

1. Arunachal Pradesh
2. Assam
3. Naxalite area of Chhattisgarh
4. Mizoram
5. Meghalaya

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 19

Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 is an act of the Parliament of India that grant special powers to the Indian Armed Forces the power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”.
It is effective in the whole of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur (excluding seven assembly constituencies of Imphal) and parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
 

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 20

With reference to the process of removal of the Judges of the Supreme Court by impeachment, consider the following three statements: 

1. Judges can be removed only on the basis of their proven misbehavior and incapacity.
2. The impeachment process for judges is mentioned in the Constitution.
3. The impeachment motion requires to be passed by a special majority in both the houses.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 20
  • A judge may be removed from office through a motion adopted by Parliament on grounds of ‘proven misbehaviour or incapacity’.
  • The Constitution provides that a judge can be removed only by an order of the President, based on a motion passed by both Houses of Parliament. 
Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 21

With reference to Cambridge Analytica firm, consider on the following statements: 

1. This is an American firm.
2. Its main business is to provide political consultation.
3. Due to allegations of personal data theft, the firm finally closed its operations.

Q. Which of the statements given above are correct?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 21
  • Cambridge Analytica Ltd (CA) was a British political consulting firm which combined misappropriation of digital assets, data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication during the electoral processes.
  • The company closed operations in 2018 in the course of the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, although related firms still exist.
Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 22

Which of the following has a mention of the obligations regarding protection of monuments, places and objects of artistic and historical interest that have been declared by or under law made by the Parliament to be of national importance?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 22

The correct option is Option A.

The Directive Principles of State Policy aims to create social and economic conditions under which the citizens can lead a good life. They also aim to establish social and economic democracy through a welfare state.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 23

With reference to the Cantonment Council, observe the following: 

1. The Cantonment Act, 2006 has been enacted by the Central Government.
2. The Executive Officer of the Council is appointed by Government of India.
3. It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defense.

Q. Which of the ideas given above are correct?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 23

A cantonment board is a civic administration body in India under control of the Ministry of Defence.

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 24

In what ratio (percentage-wise) will the expenditure of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme be borne by the Central and State Governments respectively?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 24

The expenditure incurred in premium payment will be shared between central and state governments in a specified ratio: 60:40 for all states and UTs .

Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 25

With reference to the ‘Nuclear Supplier Group’, which of the following statements is incorrect?

Detailed Solution for Current Affairs Mock Test 1 - Question 25

On 31 January, 2019, China stated that India must sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty before China will allow India to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group, halting further progress for India’s admittance to the group.

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