National Events GK Quiz-3

National Events GK Quiz-3

National Events Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on National Events for competitive examinations.

    36. The 'Project Snow Leopard' to conserve the endangered speceis, launched by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests covers the states of :

    (1) Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh only
    (2) Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand only
    (3) Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh only
    (4) Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim
    Answer:
    36. (4) The government launched ‘Project Snow Leopard’ in January 2009 to safeguard and conserve India’s unique natural heritage of high-altitude wildlife populations and their habitats by promoting
    conservation through participatory policies and actions. The Project Snow Leopard is an initiative for
    strengthening wildlife conservation in the Himalayan high altitudes, covering Jammu and Kashmir,
    Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. It aims at promoting a knowledge-based and adaptive conservation framework that fully involves the local communities, who share the snow leopard’s range, in conservation efforts.

    37. The maximum limit on poll expenditure for parliamentary constituencies has been, raised in February, 2011 to

    (1) 30 lakhs 
    (2) 35 lakhs
    (3) 40 lakhs 
    (4) 50 lakhs
    Answer:
    37. (3) In an attempt to deal with the use of black money in elections, the maximum poll expenditure for parliamentary constituencies has been increased to Rs 40 lakh and to Rs 16 lakh for assembly
    constituencies. Expenditure limit varies according to the size of states. At present, in big states, the upper spending limit in parliamentary constituency is Rs 25 lakh and Rs 10 lakh in assembly constituency. Note : As per the current norms (2016), ceiling for Lok Sabha poll to Rs.70 lakh per candidate from the existing Rs.40 lakh, and for the Assembly poll to Rs.28 lakh from Rs.16 lakh. However, this is applicable only in the bigger States. In Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry, the ceiling for LS poll is Rs.54 lakh. For Assembly elections, the new ceiling in Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Pondicherry is Rs.20 lakh.

    38. The adoption of High Yielding Variety Programme in Indian Agriculture started in

    (1) 1968 
    (2)1967
    (3) 1966 
    (4) 1965
    Answer:
    38. (3) The introduction of high-yielding varieties of seeds and the increased use of fertilizers and irrigation are known collectively as the Green Revolution, which provided the increase in production needed to make India self-sufficient in food grains, thus improving agriculture in India. The High Yielding Variety Programme (HYVP) was launched in the Kharif of 1966-67 with an objective to attain self-sufficiency in food by 1970-71. The core philosophy of the programme was to increase the productivity of food grains by adopting latest varieties of inputs of crops. Introduction of new high yielding varieties of improved seeds and enhanced application of the fertilizers and extended use of pesticides were its main features. 

    39. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute is located at –

    (1) Pune 
    (2) Delhi
    (3) Nagpur 
    (4) Chennai
    Answer:
    39. (3) The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is a research institute created and funded by Government of India. It was established in Nagpur in 1958 with focus on water supply, sewage disposal, communicable diseases and to some extent on industrial pollution and occupational diseases found common in post-independent India. NEERI is a pioneer laboratory in the field of environmental science and engineering and part of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). NEERI has five zonal laboratories at Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. NEERI falls under the Ministry of Science and Technology (India) of central government.

    40. At which place did the Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee lay the foundation stone for a new banknote paper mill some time back ?

    (1) Surat 
    (2) Aurangabad
    (3) Mysore 
    (4) Guntur
    Answer:
    40. (3) In March 2010, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee laid the laid the foundation stone of a new banknote paper mill at Mysore in the premises of the Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Pvt. Ltd. (BRBNMPL), where the mill will be located. The banknote paper mill is a joint venture between the BRBNMPL, the note printing unit of the Reserve Bank of India and the SPMCIL, a Government of India Undertaking - the two agencies which are collectively responsible for printing of all currency notes in the country. This plant, located in close proximity of the note printing press in Mysore, will suitably have production capacity of 6000 metric tonnes with an additional line of equal capacity to be installed in the second phase. On 17 December, 2011, Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone of the new bank note paper line at Security Paper Mill (SPM), Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh. SPM will increase its production capacity to 10, 000 metric tonnes of bank note paper per year by 2013. It will be supplied paper by Voith GmbH, a leading Germany-based paper producer. 

    41. As per the latest ‘Sample Registration Survey Report’ released some time back by the Census Office at New Delhi, there has been a significant improvement in the ‘Infant Mortality Rate’ per 1000 live births in India during the period 1999 – 2009. What has been the percentage change during this period?

    (1) 15% 
    (2) 29%
    (3) 35% 
    (4) 42%
    Answer:
    41. (3) India’s neonatal mortality rate (NMR) in 1990 (deaths per 1,000 live births) was 49. In absolute numbers, the nation recorded 13.49 neonatal deaths. In 2009, the neonatal mortality rate stood at 34, which worked out to 9.07 lakhs. Newborn deaths dropped from 4.6 million to 3.3 million between 1990 and 2009. But while the newborn mortality rate dropped 28% during that period, it lagged progress on maternal mortality (34% reduction) and mortality of older children (37% reduction for children between 1 month and 5 years). Consequently, the share of child deaths that occurred in the newborn period (the first four weeks of life) rose from an already high 37% to 41% and is likely to be on the rise.

    42. Premlata Agarwal has become the oldest Indian woman to scale Mount Everest at the age of 45. She belongs to the State of

    (1) Jharkhand
    (2) Uttar Pradesh
    (3) Rajasthan
    (4) Bihar
    Answer:
    42. (1) Premlata Agarwal (born 1963) is the Indian mountain climber, who on May 20, 2011 became the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world’s tallest peak, the Mount Everest at the age of 48 years. She also became the first person from Jharkhand state to go an expedition to the Mount Everest. Prior to this, she took part in Island Peak Expedition in Nepal (20,600 ft) in 2004, the Karakoram Pass (18,300 ft) and Mt. Saltoro Kangri (20,150 ft) in 2006 and the First Indian Women’s Thar Desert Expedition in 2007, a 40-day camel safari from Bhuj in Gujarat to the Wagah Border (Indo-Pak border) in Punjab. Her feats have been listed in the Limca Book of Records. 

    43. The first person out of Tata family who has been selected to head the Tata group after Ratan Tata is

    (1) O. P. Bhatt
    (2) Cyrus Mistry
    (3) Kumar Mangalam Birla
    (4) Noel Tata
    Answer:
    43. (2) Cyrus Mistry took the reign of Tata Group in December 2012.

    44. Before Dr. Manmohan Singh’s recent visit to Myanmar, the Indian Prime Minister who visited that country was

    (1) P.V. Narasimha Rao
    (2) Rajiv Gandhi
    (3) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    (4) H.D. Deva Gowda
    Answer:
    44. (2) Dr. Manmohan Singh visited Myanmar in 2012. Rajiv Gandhi, as Prime Minister of India, has visited Myanmar before Dr. Manmohan Singh.

    45. Which one of the following States in India never had a woman Chief Minister?

    (1) Andhra Pradesh
    (2) Bihar
    (3) Uttar Pradesh
    (4) West Bengal
    Answer:
    45. (1) Bihar : Rabri Devi (1997-99, 1999 – 2000, 2000 – 2005) Uttar Pradesh : Sucheta Kripalani (1963–67); Ms. Mayawati (1995, 1997, 2002, 2007–12) West Bengal : Ms. Mamata Banerjee (May 20,
    2011 ....)

    46. The country’s 12th Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has been started at____in Uttarakhand.

    (1) Kashipur 
    (2) Dehradun
    (3) Haridwar 
    (4) Haldwani
    Answer:
    46. (1) The 12th Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has been started at Kashipur in Uttarakhand.
    Note : The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently approved the proposal to set up six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country. The new IIMs would come up at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Nagpur
    (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha) and Amritsar (Punjab).

    47. Which one of the following has recently conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) on U.N. Secretary General, Ban-Ki-Moon ?

    (1) Lal Bahadur Sanskrit University
    (2) G.G.S. Indraprastha University
    (3) Jamia Millia Islamia University
    (4) I.I.T. Delhi
    Answer:
    47. (3) Jamia Millia Islamia University

    48. Which of the following statements is not correct about Sunder Lal Bahuguna ?

    (1) He is an eminent environmentalist
    (2) He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2009
    (3) He started the ‘Chipko Andolan’ to create awareness about deforestation
    (4) He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand
    Answer:
    48. (4) He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand

    49. Hasan Ali, who has been arrested recently is

    (1) Stud farm owner
    (2) Politician
    (3) Hard core criminal
    (4) Film producer
    Answer:
    49. (1) Hasal Ali Khan is a Pune based stud farm owner who allegedly has 8 billion dollars stashed in Swiss banks.

    50. Why was Justice Dalveer Bhandari in the news recently ?

    (1) He became Director-General of World Trade Organization
    (2) He became Secretary-General of SAARC
    (3) He became a member of U.N. Human Rights Council
    (4) He was elected to the International Court of Justice
    Answer:
    50. (4) India’s nominee Justice Dalveer Bhandari of the Supreme Court was on April 27, 2012 elected to the post of Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the elections held in New York, United States. 

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