Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-99

  Consider the following statements regarding notified National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme
1. It is for the first time a scheme has been notified to offer financial incentives to employers
2.  The Scheme has an outlay of Rs 10,000 crore with a target of 50 Lakh apprentices to be trained by 2019-20
3. 50% of the prescribed stipend payable to an apprentice would be reimbursed to the employers directly by the Government of India
Choose the correct statement/s

(A)  1 and 2
(B)  2 and 3
(C)  1 and 3
(D)  All of the above

 Consider the following sentences in context of ‘Mission Bhagiratha’ Which of the followings is/are the aims of this project?
1. Provide water to rural habitations & urban habitation
2. Provide 100 liters of clean drinking water per person in rural households
3. Provide 150 liters per person in urban households
4.

(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 3 and 4
(D) 1, 2 and 4

 Mark the correct sentences regarding the ‘Inter-State Council meeting’ which was recently held

1.  This meeting has been held after a gap of 10 years
2. The Council discussed the importance of maintaining internal security by better intelligence sharing between the States and Central agencies

Code:

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) 1 and 2
(D) None of the above

 Consider the following sentences with reference to the ‘Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) which was recently held in at San Francisco
1.  It is a high-level global forum to share lessons learnt and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy
2.  Presently, 23 countries are members of CEM
3.  India has been a member of CEM since its inception in 2010
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

(A) 2 and 3
(B) 1 and 3
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 1 and 2

 India and Papua New Guinea have signed agreements during President recent visit to this Pacific island-nation Consider the following sentences regarding it
1. Total four agreements signed between both countries
2. This was the first ever presidential visit from India to this country
3.  Papua New Guinea is the largest of all the Pacific island-nations

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 2
(D) 1, 2 and 3

 Consider the following sentences regarding ‘Ashgabat Agreement’ which was recently in news
1.  The government has given its approval for India to accede the Ashgabat Agreement
2.  Oman, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as founding members in this Agreement
3. Its aims to develop a shortest trade route between Central Asian countries and Iranian and Omani ports
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2 and 3

 Consider the following sentences regarding ‘gravitational wave detector’ which was recently approve
1.  The Union cabinet has approved a proposal to establish a state-of-the-art gravitational wave observatory in India
2. The proposal is the collaboration with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) 1 and 2
(D) None of the above

As per a new report by the United States Agency for International Development: 
1. An overwhelming 97% of retail transactions in India are still cash-based
2. The report’s findings assume significance in the backdrop of the government’s stated 
commitment to promote a cashless economy  
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are rue?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) 1 and 2
(D) None of these