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Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-50

 According to the ‘Logistics Performance Index 2016’:
1.  India has improved its ranking from 54th in 2014 to 35th in 2016
2.  India’s ranking demonstrates the commitment of various Ministries and agencies of Government of India to make it easy to do business in India
3. This index was prepared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true regarding the Index?

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

Consider the following sentences regarding Nobel Prize in Medicine 2016

1.  This Prize has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi
2.  The prize was awarded to him for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy
3. Autophagy is essentially the body’s internal recycling program that destroys new cells

Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 Consider the following sentences regarding the long range surface to air missile (LR-SAM) which was recently successfully test fired
1. The missile was jointly developed by India and Russia
2. The missile guided by armoured seeker had successfully hit the last minute manoeuvring target
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

Consider the following statements
1. Anjum Chopra becomes the first woman cricketer from India to be awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
2. Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan were recently awarded the MCC memberships too
Choose the correct statement/s

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

 Consider the following statements regarding the new map of world’s ‘biomes’:
1.  It helps in monitoring how vegetation reacts as climate changes
2.  It shows a world map with different colors according to the natural vegetation in world
3. It shown Tundra and Mountain Vegetation
4. This Map is Mid-latitude Grassland, Evergreen Broadleaf

(A) 1, 3 & 4
(B)  2, 3 & 4
(C) 1, 2, 3 & 4
(D) None of the above

 Which among the followings are the salient features of the ‘Compensatory and Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, 2016’?
1. It establishes the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of India
2. The National Fund will receive 20% of these funds
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 Consider the following sentences with reference to the ‘International Seabed Authority (ISA)

1.  The Union Cabinet has approved for signing of a 15-year contract by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the ISA for undertaking exploration and other developmental activities related to polymetallic sulphides
2.  In 2002, the government was granted permission only to explore ocean regions and prospect for precious metals
3.  Deep seabed polymetallic sulphides (PMS) contain iron, copper, zinc, silver, gold and platinum in variable constitutions

Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 Consider the following sentences
1.  India is placed at the third position in the ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index
2.  The world’s first artificial intelligence lawyer has been employed by a law firm in the US, which will use the robot to assist its various teams in legal research
3.  The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is set to run of India’s first driverless train
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 Consider the following sentences regarding ‘Recommendations of 14th Finance Commission’ which was recently approved by Cabinet
1.  The government approved a fiscal deficit target of 3% for states
2.  The Commission has also provided for year-to-year flexibility for additional deficit
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 Consider the following sentences regarding Exercise ‘Lamitye-2016’ which was recently concluded
1. It was the seventh in the series of Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercises, concluded at Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
2. It has been a bridge between the Armed Forces of India and SPDF since 2001
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are incorrect?

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