Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-43

 Consider the following sentences with reference to the ‘air-breathing propulsion system’
1. This system is planning to test by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
2. Its aims to capitalise on the oxygen in the atmosphere instead of liquefied oxygen while in flight
3. This system would help in reducing the lift-off mass of the vehicle
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

 According to the survey ‘Protecting people through Nature’ by World Wildlife Fund (WWF):
1.  India’s three major natural World Heritage Sites are facing threats from harmful industrial activities
2. These sites are the Western Ghats, Sundarbans National Park and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
3.  Each World Heritage Site remains part of the legal territory of the state wherein the site is located
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true by the survey?

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

 Consider the following sentences regarding ‘Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016’ which was recently notified by government
1. It increases minimum thickness of plastic carry bags from 40 to 50 microns
2. It expands the jurisdiction of applicability from the municipal area to rural areas
3.  It introduces collection of plastic waste management fee through pre-registration of the producers
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 ‘National Deworming initiative’ which was recently launched
1. This initiative was launched in Hyderabad on National Deworming Day (9 February 2016)
2. This initiative was first launched in 2015targeting children aged 1 to 19 years
3.  It aims to create mass awareness about the most effective and low-cost STH treatment— administering Albendazole tablets
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 in context of the ‘Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)
1.  It was launched in Feb 08 to captilise upon regional strengths of IOR littorals
2. It was 21st Century‘s first significant international maritime-security initiative
3. The current Chair is Australia for the term 2016 -2018
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

1.  US singer Bob Dylan became the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize 2016 for Literature
2. He is the first American in 23 years to win the coveted prize for literature

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

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

 Which of the followings are the outcomes of the second meeting of GST council?
1.  Agreed on the treatment of exemption from GST
2. Subsumes excise duty and value-added tax (VAT) among other levies
3. Some exemptions given from excise duty to 11 northeast and hill states
Code:

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

 Which of the followings are the objectives of the ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’?
1.  Promote local arts, culture, handicrafts, cuisine, etc to generate livelihoods in the identified regions
2. Creating awareness among the local communities about the importance of tourism
3. Follow community-based development and pro-poor tourism approach
Code:

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

 Consider the following statements regarding National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB):
1. It was established by Indian Council of Medical Research in 1972
2. The units of NNMB were established in almost all states of India
3. It provides us a temporal understanding of food intake among urban & rural India
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

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

 Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority promotes:
1. Old age income security
2. Regulating pension funds
3. The interests of subscribers to scheme of Provident Fund (PF)
Code:

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

 ‘AH-64 Apache’ is related to:

1. It is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter
2. It will manufacture under the joint venture between Tata and Boeing
3. This joint venture set up a facility in Hyderabad to co-produce helicopter fuselages and other aerostructures

Code:

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