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Quiz 558: Current Affairs & GK for All Examinations

1. India borrows from the World Bank through International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association(IDA). Consider the following statements in this context:
1. IDA funds are one of the most concessional external loans,
2. IBRD funds are costlier and at par with the commercial external borrowings in terms of interest rates
3. IDA loans are used largely Infrastructure projects
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]1 Only
[B]1 & 2 only
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]2 & 3 only

Explanation
2. The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation)Act, 1986 prohibits employment of children below which among the following ages in occupations/processes specified in Part A and Part B of the Schedule of that Act?
[A]12 years
[B]13 years
[C]14 years
[D]15 years

Explanation
3. Major recommendation of which among the following committees led to restructure the Swarnajayati Gram Swarojgar Yojna to National Rural Livelihood Mission?
[A]Suresh Tendulkar Committee
[B]Radhakrishna Committee
[C]Y S P Thorat Committee
[D]Usha Thorat Committee

Explanation
4. The Shoreline Change Atlas was recently released for which among the following states of India?
[A]Andhra Pradesh
[B]Odisha
[C]Maharastra
[D]Tamil Nadu

Explanation
5. The Chenchu people in India have been active in protection of wildlife in which among the following protected areas of India?
[A]Nagarjunasagar Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh)
[B]Similipal (Odisha)
[C]Indravati, Udanti-Sitanadi (Chhattisgarh)
[D]Palamu (Jharkhand)

Explanation
6. The Central Pollution Control Board and the State Pollution Control Boards are monitoring the ambient air quality across the country under the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme. Which among the following cities has been found to have highest NO2 concentration in 2009 as per the latest data?
[A]Howrah
[B]Delhi
[C]Kolkata
[D]Asansol

Explanation
7. Consider the following statements about Liposomes:
1. They are one of the important cell organelles
2. They play important role in storage of lipids in cells
3. They play important role in cell division
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]1 2 & 3
[B]1 & 2
[C]2 & 3
[D]None of them

Explanation
8. ERASMUS MUNDUS programme of the European Union encompasses cooperation among the countries in which among the following sectors?
[A]Scientific Research & Development
[B]Academic
[C]Tourism
[D]Bilateral Trade

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9. The Article IV consultations are done by International Monetary Fund for which among the following primary purposes?
[A]Assess each country’s economic health
[B]Assess trends in World Economy
[C]Decide lending patterns for member states
[D]Long term and short term economic planning

Explanation
10. Consider the following:
1. Agriculture
2. Small-scale industries
3. Cottage and village industries
4. Urban Handicraft Industry
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was established on 12 July 1982, for providing credit to which among the above?
[A]1
[B]1, 2
[C]1, 2, 3
[D]1, 2, 3, 4

Explanation
11. Consider the following statements about National Food For Works Programme:
1. It was launched in 150 most backwards districts which were mostly in the tribal belt
2. It envisaged to provide 100 days employment
3. The scheme is currently providing emoployment to BPL families in Rural Areas
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]2 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3

Explanation
12. The “Annan Plan” is a plan given by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in context with reunification of which among the following countries?
[A]Korea
[B]Yemen
[C]Cyprus
[D]Turkey

Explanation
13. Gharana Wetland, which was notified the important Bird Area in recent past is located in which among the following states of India?
[A]Haryana
[B]Tamil Nadu
[C]Jammu & Kashmir
[D]Himachal Pradesh

Explanation
14. Since April 1, 2002 the entire net collections under the small saving schemes are transferred to States/Union Territories in India. This has been referred to as a loan from which among the following accounts?
[A]Consolidated Fund of India
[B]Consolidated Funds of States
[C]Public Account of India
[D]None of them

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15. Schussing, traversing and edging and turning are the basic maneuvers of which among the following types of skiing?
[A]Alpine skiing
[B]Nordic skiing
[C]Ski- Jumping
[D]Freestyle skiing

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