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MCQ 23 April

 

 

 

1.Consider the following statements about the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018.

  • Only the scheduled offences worth Rs. 100 crore or more will come under the purview of the ordinance.
  • Offenders will have to return to India to submit to the jurisdiction of Courts in India.

 

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answer: c

Explanation:

  • Special courts under the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 will declare a person as a Fugitive Economic Offender with offences worth Rs. 100 crore or more.
  • The offenders will have to return to India to submit to the jurisdiction of Courts in India to face the law or punishment in respect to the scheduled offences.

 

  1. Consider the following statements with respect to Group of Seven.
  • The G-7 consists of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, China, the United Kingdomand the United States.
  • The G7 countries represent 60% of the global nominal GDP.
  • The European Unionis also represented at the G7 summit.
  • The 43rd G7 summitwas held in Italy in May 2017.

 

Choose the incorrect answer using the codes below.

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 3 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 3 and 4 only

 

Answer: a

Explanation:

  • The G-7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdomand the United States.
  • The G7 countries represent 46% of the global nominal GDP.

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Sunderbans.
  • Sundarbans of Bay of Bengal are spread across India and Bangladesh with a ratio of 90 and 10 approximately.
  • It is located in delta region of Padma, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins.
  • It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Ramsar site since 1987 and 2003 respectively.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • 1 and 3 only
  • All of the above

 

Answer: b

Explanation:

  • Sundarbans is vast contiguous mangrove forest ecosystem in the coastal region of Bay of Bengal spread across India and Bangladesh.
  • It covers approximately 10,000 square kilometres of area of which 60% is in Bangladesh and remaining in India.
  • It was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
  • It is still not listed as a Ramsar Site as of April 2018.
  1. 4. Which of the following multinational companies has become India’s first with $100 billion market capitalization in IT sector?
  • Infosys
  • Tata Consultancy services
  • Wipro
  • HCL Technologies

 

Answer: b

Explanation:

  • Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) is the country’s largest IT outsourcing company.
  • It has become the first Indian company to reach the $100 billion market capitalisation (m-cap) mark. 
  1. Consider the following statements in regard to International Monetary and finance Committee (IMFC).
  • The IMFC works under the supervision and management of the international monetary and financial system.
  • It meets once in two years.
  • The IMFC operates by consensus of its 64 members.

 

Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

  • 1 only
  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • None of the above

 

Answer: c

Explanation:  

  • It meets twice a year, during the spring and annual Meetings.
  • The Committee discusses matters of common concern and provides guidance for the IMF’s work program during the six months leading up to the next spring or annual Meetings.
  • The IMFC operates by consensus of its 24 members including India.

 

  1. Which of the following religious community is not a minority in India under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992?
  • Judaism
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Baha’i faith
  • Jainism

 

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 3 only
  • 1 and 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 3 only

 

Answer: c

Explanation:

  • Six religious communities, viz; Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains have been notified in Gazette of India as minority communities by the Union Government all over India.
  • Original notification of 1993 was for five religious communities Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis, Christians and Muslims and Zoroastrians were added later.

 

  1. The world celebrates Earth Day on April 22 every year. What was the theme of the Earth Day 2018?
  • Environmental and Climate Literacy
  • End Plastic Pollution
  • Boosting Eco-tourism
  • Greener Planet

 

Answer: b

Explanation:

  • The theme for 2018 Earth Day is ‘End Plastic Pollution’.
  • It is dedicated to providing information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.
  • Four major components of this year’s Plastic Pollution campaign:
  • Lead grassroots movement to support adoption of global framework to regulate plastic pollution.
  • Educate, mobilise and activate citizens across globe to demand that governments and corporations control and clean up plastic pollution.
  • Educate people worldwide to take personal responsibility for plastic pollution by choosing to reject, reduce, reuse and recycle plastics.
  • Promote local government regulatory and other efforts to tackle plastic plastic pollution.
  1. Which of these statements is not true with regard to Chikungunya disease?
  • This disease is primarily found in urban areas.
  • Chikungunya is a contagious disease which spreads through bodily fluids.
  • There is no commercial vaccine to treat chikungunya.
  • Its symptoms are characterised by joint pain and fever.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  • 2 only
  • 1, 2 and 4 only
  • 3 only
  • 2 and 4 only

 

Answer: a

Explanation:

  • Humans are thought to be the major source, or reservoir, of chikungunyavirus for mosquitoes.
  • Therefore, the mosquito usually transmits the disease by biting an infected person and then biting someone else.
  • An infected person cannot spread the infection directly to other persons (i.e. it is not a contagious disease).

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