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Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-48

 Which among the following are the priority areas of cooperation in 6th BRICS agriculture meeting which was held in New Delhi?
1.  Strategy for ensuring access to food for the most vulnerable population
2. Reducing negative impact of climate change on food security and adaptation of agriculture to climatic changes
3.  Enhancing agricultural technology cooperation and innovation
Code:

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

Which of these are exclusively for providing weather services
1. Kalpana-1
2. INSAT-3D
3. INSAT-3DR
Choose the correct statements

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

 Which among the following the first state in the country to sign an MoU with the ministry of civil aviation and the Airports Authority of India for Regional Connectivity Scheme to develop 10 districts?

(A) Maharashtra
(B) Gujarat
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Tamil Nadu

 Consider the following sentences regarding ‘Devas-Antrix deal’ which was recently in news
1.  Antrix Corp lost its case in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague
2. The tribunal found that India had breached its treaty commitments to accord fair and equitable treatment to Devas’s foreign investors
3. The PCA ruling is the second by an international tribunal arising out of the cancellation of the contract
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

 Recently Su-30 MKI test-flown with BrahMos Consider the following sentences regarding it

1.  No country in the world has a missile system, the likes of BrahMos, integrated on its frontline fighter jets
2. Integration of BRAHMOS with the Su-30MKI will render the weapon a multi-platform capability while making the IAF the only Air Force in the world in procession of a supersonic cruise missile system

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

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

 The Centre has come up with a draft national policy for women Consider the following sentences regarding it
1. The new policy is aimed at “re-scripting” women’s empowerment by following a “socially inclusive rights-based approach ”
2. The policy is roughly based on the Pam Rajput Committee report set up in 2012
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 According to the New Rules on Management of Hazardous Waste 2016:
1. The Rules have been made to distinguish between Hazardous Waste and other wastes
2. The Rules replaces its older version made in 2008
3.  The import of metal scrap, paper waste and various categories of electrical and electronic equipments for re-use purpose have been exempted from the need of obtaining Ministry’s permission
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

 The Environment ministry recently introduced `White’ category of industries pertains to those industrial sectors which are practically nonpolluting  It includes:
1.  Cotton and woolen hosiery (dry process only without any dying washing operation)
2. Wind power and mini-hydel power (less than 25 MW of capacity)
3. Scientific and mathematical instrument manufacturing
4. Solar power generation through photovoltaic cells
Code:

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

 India has ratified the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), which sets parameters on a nuclear operator’s financial liability Consider the following sentences regarding it
1. India has submitted the Instrument of Ratification of the Convention to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
2. India had signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) in 2010
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 President signed the Ordinance to amend Enemy Property Act Consider the following sentences regarding its Background
1.  The Act was enacted in the year 1968
2. It provided for the continuous vesting of enemy property in the custodian
Which of the following sentence(s) is/are true?

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