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Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-57

 Which countries are set to hold their first-ever joint military exercises later this year?

(A) Pakistan and China
(B) Pakistan and Russia
(C) China and Nepal
(D) China and South Korea

  Consider the following statements regarding Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 published by World Bank
1. It is published every year
2. India has now been ranked 35
3. In LPI of 2014 India’s rank was 54
Choose the correct statement/s

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

 CBEC launched SWIFT (single window interface for facilitating trade) for:
1.  Replacement of nine separate forms required by six different government agencies and custom
2.  Speeding up clearances for consignments and improve ‘ease of doing business’
3. Crucial implementation of trade facilitation measure for goods clearances at the country’s points of entry and exit
Select the appropriate?

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

 Consider the following sentences in context of ‘National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)’
1.  The government has appointed Ashok Patnaik as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NATGRID
2. NATGRID is a centralised agency which stores sensitive personal information on citizens from almost two dozen agencies
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 ‘Ayush-82’ which was recently in news
1.  National Research Development Corporation
NRDC) and M/s Chaturbhuj Pharmaceutical Co have entered into License Agreement for commercialization of Ayush-82
2.  Ayush-82; an anti diabetic drug is a combination of known and tested hypoglycemic drugs
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 the initiative ‘One Employee-One Account’ which was recently launched
1. It was launched by the finance ministry as a special Mission consolidation drive for the members of the EPFO
2. It is a step towards encouraging EPF members to access enhanced IT enabled services through UAN accounts that are linked with Aadhaar
3. This drive will run for one year
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 With reference to the ‘Asia’s largest telescope’, consider the following sentences
1.  The telescope is located in Nainital, Uttarakhan
2. This is a joint collaboration between Indian, Russian, and France scientists
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 Consider the following sentences
1.  India now ranks third in the world after China and the US in issuing passports
2. Uttar Pradesh is the Sixth State to Sign MOU in “UDAY” Scheme
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

Recently the government has unveiled the “Start Up India” action plan to boost start-up  ventures in the country Which of the followings are the highlights of this action plan? 
1. Tax exemption for five years 
2. Innovation focused programs for students 
3. A credit guarantee fund for startups 
4. A single point of registration for startups 
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(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 4
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Recently the Supreme Court stayed the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) crop for 10 days and asked the Centre to take public opinion on such seed before releasing them for cultivation Which among the Crop?

(A) Mustard
(B) Potato
(C) Tomato
(D) Cotton

 Mark the correct sentences regarding ‘Genetically modified mustard’
1. It is called the bar gene which made the plant resistant to the herbicide (or weed killer)
2.  This GM mustard is India’s first engineered plant
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 regarding Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)
1. India and the U S signed the bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)
2. It will give the militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs
3. LEMOA makes logistical support automatic and obligatory for both the  party
Choose the correct statement/s

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

 According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) report:
1. The report has placed India at 39th position in terms of fixed broadband adoption among Asia Pacific countries
2. The report is named- ‘Gap of Broadband in Asia and the Pacific 2016: Uncovering Divide’
3. 1 3% of population in India subscribed to fixed broadband service in 2015
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 Consider the following sentences in context of ‘World Population Day’
1. This day was celebrated across the world on 11 July
2.  On this occasion, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has recommended more investments on Indian teenage girls
3. This year the theme is “Caring for Teenage Girls”
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