Current Affairs Only Daily MCQ’s – 19th April 2017

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Q.1- Which among the following is country’s most valued state-owned firm in terms of market valuation?

a) ONGC
b) IOCL
c) SBI
d) HPCL


Q.2- ‘UDAN’, recently seen in the news, is a scheme launched by the Government of India. This scheme is ________.

a) A scholarship instituted to award meritorious students belonging to Economically Weaker Sections among the upper castes in the state of Gujarat.
b) The Railway Ministry’s efforts to increase the average train speed along the existing tracks.
c) The Civil Aviation Ministry’s Regional Connectivity Scheme.
d) A collaboration of the Railways Ministry and the Environment Ministry aimed at reducing road transport’s share in freight traffic and its concomitant increase in railway’s share.


Q.3- The Supreme Court’s power to hear Inter-State Water Disputes can be classified under which jurisdicaion?

a) Original Jurisdiction
b) Appellate Jurisdiction
c) Writ Jurisdiction
d) Advisory Jurisdiction


Q.4- China-Pakistan Economic corridor starts from Xinjiang and ends at which of the following places?

a) Gwadar
b) Lahore
c) Islamabad
d) Gilgit


Q.5- Which among the following is correct with respect to monsoon pattern in India?

  1. Monsoon pattern is defined as change in wind pattern
  2. Most of the rainfall in Tamil Nadu comes through south west monsoon.

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both
d) None


Q.6- The Governor has certain special responsibilities to discharge according to the directions issued by the President. In this regard, the governor,  though has to consult the council of ministers led by the chief minister, acts  finally on his discretion.

Consider the following pairs:

  1. State – Special Responsibility of Governor
  2. Manipur – Law and Order in the state
  3. Arunachal Pradesh – Regarding administration of the hill areas in the state
  4. Maharashtra – Establishment of separate development boards for Vidarbha and Marathwada

 

Which of the pairs above is/are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.7- With reference to Departmental Standing Committees, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. The main objective of such committees is to secure more accountability of the Executive to the Parliament, particularly financial accountability.
  2. Each such committee consists of members only from the Lok Sabha.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.8- US President Donald Trump on 18 April 2017 signed an executive order named “Buy American, Hire American”. Consider the following statements in context to the order

I. The order tightens the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the United States.
II. The order directs US agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the programme.
III. Agencies have also been asked to suggest changes so that the H-1B visas are granted to the most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.

Which is/are correct?

a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III


Q.9- UN is going to issue special stamps to commemorate which International Day?

a) World Environment Day
b) World Day Against Child Labour
c) World Refugee Day
d) International Day of Yoga


Q.10- The first-ever Nepal-China joint military exercise ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 started in which city?

a) Guangzhou
b) Pokhara
c) Kathmandu
d) Beijing



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