Current Affairs based MCQ FEB 14

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1.Consider the following statements:

  1. Inhabitants of the Ganeshwar-Jodhpura culture may have supplied copper to the Harappans.

  2. Globally, Chile has the largest reserves of copper followed by India.


Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
2. Consider the following statements with reference to the Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017:

  1. The bill extends greater autonomy to the Board of Governors in the performance of functions such as appointment of its own Chairperson, and Director of the institute.

  2. The autonomy envisaged for IIMs exceeds the autonomy granted to other institutions of higher education such as IITs and AIIMS.


Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
3. The negative impacts of urban heat islands include:

  1. Increased energy consumption

  2. Elevated emissions of air pollutants

  3. Lengthening of the plant-growing season


Which of the above statements is/are correct?
4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Indian soils are deficient in micronutrients, especially zinc.

  2. Zinc deficiency is a condition characterised by stunting in children.


Which of the above statements is/are correct?
5. Why does the Government of India promote the use of ‘Neem-coated Urea’ in agriculture?
6. Consider the following pairs:

Distinct craft/painting – state

  1. Kavad – Rajasthan

  2. Patachitra – Uttar Pradesh

  3. Kalamkari – West Bengal


Which of the above statements is/are correct?
7. The ‘Sendai framework’ – the first intergovernmental agreement of the United Nations post-2015 sustainable development era – is a framework for
8. NASA’s Kepler (now, the ‘K2’) Space Telescope utilises which one of the following methods to discover exoplanets?
9. Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana:

  1. It is formulated by amalgamating ongoing schemes – Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) and On Farm Water Management (OFWM).

  2. It will be implemented in a decentralised manner through State Irrigation Plan and District Irrigation Plan.


Which of the above statements is/are correct?
10. Consider the following statements regarding Rashtriya Gokul Mission:

  1. It is launched for conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner.

  2. It is being implemented under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture.


Which of the above statements is/are correct?