Quiz 496: Current Awareness for All Competitive Examinations

1.Consider the following statements:
1. The Minimum Wage Act 1948 is implemented by the Department of Revenue of all the State Governments
2. The Minimum Wages are Fixed by the Central Government
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 is correct
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 are correct

2.Consider the following statements:
1. The subject of Education is in Concurrent List
2. Many states demand that education should be placed in the State List
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

3.Consider the following:
1. Convention on Biological Diversity
2. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
3. Kyoto Protocol
The United States Government has ratified which among the above?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 1 & 2
(C)Only 2 & 3
(D)Only 2

4.With which among the following subjects, the Agenda 21 , that came out of Earth Summit 1992 , explicitly deals with ?
(A)Green House Gases
(B)Climate Changes
(D)Ozone Layer Protection

5.Where is located the National Biodiversity Authority ?
(D)New Delhi

6.Which among the following country does not come in the “Horn of Africa“?

7.The recently adopted “Nagoya Protocol ” is related to which among the following?
(A)International Finance
(C)Pharmaceutical Industry
(D)Global Warming

8.What is the motive of the Reserve Bank of India to launch a “Housing start-up index (HSUI)“?
(A)The people would be able to find the houses of their budget and choice
(B)The Index will be a separate index made up of shares of construction companies, so that the investors get better picture of this sector
(C)The index will give a clear picture of the economic activities as the new start ups in the housing sector boost demand and supply
(D)All of above

9.Consider the following:
1. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
2. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
3. Shale Gas
Methane is the main component of which among the above gases?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 1 & 2
(C)Only 2 & 3
(D)All of them

10.How does the Isotope of Iodine, Iodine-135 plays an important role in Nuclear Power Generation?
(A)It is used as a fuel supplement in some of the modern Nuclear Reactors
(B)It is a bi-product of Nuclear Reaction which kills the neutrons and this inhibits the power formation
(C)It is a moderator used actively in the Nuclear Reactors
(D)It is an experimental substance for Nuclear Fusion

11.Which among the following is the dangerous Green House Gas, created by the Waste Water?
(B)Sulfur Dioxide
(D)Carbon Dioxide

12.Which among the following has not been a source of substantial power in India as of now?
(A)Solar Energy
(B)Wind Energy
(D)Tidal Energy

13.A two-week long joint counter-insurgency exercise named “Nomadic Elephant” was conducted in Belgaum in December 2010 between India and which among the following armed forces?
(B)Sri Lanka

14.The Jasmine Revolution of late 2010, is related to which among the following countries?

15.Which among the following country is world’s largest Offshore Oil and Gas producer?

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  • anamika

    horn of africa somalia or sudan which is the right answer?

    • admin

      Its Somalia

  • sabarmathi

    The answer is SUDAN..kindly refer to wikipedia…sorry if am wrong..do clarify me:-)thanks…

  • sangeethapriya

    In wiki its given as

    Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.”

  • sukanya

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  • P.Renu

    superb…thank u for the valuable information

  • P.Renu

    will u plz clarify Q6.Horn of Africa

    • GKToday

      Horn of Africa (alternatively Northeast Africa, and sometimes Somali Peninsula) is a peninsula in East Africa
      It juts hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden
      It is the easternmost projection of the African continent
      Referred to in medieval times as Bilad al Barbar (“Land of the Berbers”),the Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia

  • Veeru

    Please update more quiz you have not updated since 2012