Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-269

 According to the World Economic Freedom Index 2016:
1. India has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries and territories
2. The report measures the economic freedom by analysing the policies and institutions of all countries and territories
3. Hong Kong has the highest level of economic freedom worldwide
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 statements regarding ‘first-of-its-kind leprosy vaccine developed in India’
1.  It was developed by the National Institute of Immunology
2.  The name of the vaccine is Mycobacterium Indicus Pranii (MIP)
3. The vaccine to be launched on a pilot basis in five districts in Bihar and Gujarat
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

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

 Consider the following statement in context with Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant:
1. Passive heat removal system to provide cooling for the removal of decay heat using atmospheric air
2. KKNPP is located in Indian Seismic Zone II, which is the least seismic potential region of our country
3. Core catcher to provide safety in the unlikely event of fuel melt-down
4. Each reactor at Kudankulam will generate 1000 KW

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

 According to the ‘Logistics performance index’:

1.  It is the World Bank Group’s report launched bi-annual ‘connecting to Compete 2016: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy’
2.  The Index within the report scores 160 countries on key criteria of logistics performance
3.  India has places 31st position in this index

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

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

 Consider the following sentences regarding the ‘Renewables Global Status report’
1. Overall spending on green energy rose five per cent from 2014 beating the previous record set in 2011
2. India significantly increased spending in renewable energy
3. China opened its coffers the widest, accounting for more than a third of total investment worldwide
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true regarding the report?

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

 ‘Nomadic Elephant – 2016’ is related to:

(A) It is the Indo-Mongolia joint military training Exercise.
(B)  It is the Indo-Indonesia joint military training Exercise.
(C)  It is the Indo-Sri lanka joint military training Exercise.
(D)  It is the Indo-Thailand joint military training Exercise.

 According to the UN’s world happiness report:
1.  The indicators of happiness are GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support and freedom to make life choices
2. Switzerland takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world, displacing Denmark
3. India ranked 118th, down from 117th in 2015
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 “Surya Kiran IX” is related to:

(A) It is the Military Training Exercise conducted between India and China.
(B) It is the Military Training Exercise conducted between India and Nepal.
(C) It is the Military Training Exercise conducted between India and US.
(D) It is the Navy Training Exercise conducted between India and Sri lanka.

 Consider the following sentences regarding National Award on e-Governance
1.  The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has won the National Award on e-Governance 2015-16
2. The award given for launching the Universal Account Number (UAN)
3. The UAN facility enables workers to transfer their provident fund deposits while switching jobs anywhere in world easily
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 What is the ranking of India in Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2016?

(A) 96th
(B) 97th
(C) 98th
(D) 99th

 Recently PSLV-C35 Injects eight satellites in orbit Consider the following sentences regarding it

1. It injects country’s weather satellite SCATSAT-1 and five from other nations into two different orbits
2. This is the first mission of PSLV in which it will be launching its payloads into two different orbits
3. This is the 15th flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration with the use of solid strap-on motors

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

 Consider the following sentences in context of ‘Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council’ which was recently notified by the Centre
1. The Council constituted under the article 279A of the Constitution
2. The council will be chaired by the Prime Minister
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?

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

 Here are some recommendation(s) given by central water commission to meet overall water scarcity scenario in the country

1. Delinking of small rivers
2. Construction of water harvesting structure
3. Avoided water-intensive crops
4. Inter-linking of rivers
Identify the correct recommendation(s)

(A) 1, 3 and 4
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1 and 3
(D) All of the above