Quiz 161 – Current Affairs

Consider following statements:

  1. India is among the countries with the worst child sex ratios in the world. The 2011 Census showed that the child sex ratio has dipped from 927 girls in 2001 to 919 girls in 2011. Child sex ratio shows the number of girls per 1,000 boys between the ages 0-6.
  2. The Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 2003, commonly called PC-PNDT Act, makes it legal to determine the sex of the unborn child or even use sex-selection technologies.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) none

Exp. PC-PNDT Act, makes it illegal to determine the sex of the unborn child or even use sex-selection technologies.

Ans. a


Consider following statements:

  1. The government has barred duty-free import of capital goods for power generation and transmission projects.
  2. The Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme allows zero-duty import of capital goods on the condition that goods produced be exported worth six times of the duty saved under the scheme in six years.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) none

Exp.

To support domestic manufacturing, the government has barred duty-free import of capital goods for power generation and transmission projects under the Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme.

Ans. b


Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is a famous tribal fair organised in which of the following state?

(a) Jharkhand

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Assam

(d) Telangana

Exp.

In this fair thousands of devotees bid farewell to the tribal goddesses at Medaram village in Warangal district. About a crore people from various parts of the country attended the fair.

Ans. d


Which of the following day will be celebrated as Matribhasha Diwas in Indian Universities?

(a) March 30

(b) March 3

(c) February 27

(d) February 21

Exp:

University Grant Commission has asked universities across India to celebrate “Matribhasha Diwas” to promote the use of mother tongue on March 3 this year as February 21, the day declared by UNESCO as Mother languages day.

Ans. b


Consider following statements: 

  1. Special 301 report identifies trade barriers to U.S. companies and products due to a foreign government’s intellectual property regime.
  2. US-India Business Council (USIBC) is lobbying hard to downgrade India’s Rank in the upcoming Special 301 report

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) none

Exp.

USIBC efforts are to ensure that the India retains its current position, i.e on the ‘priority watch list,’ which has ‘countries of major concern’ to the U.S. Government. There are two categories worse than this as per the Special 301 ranking and India’s faces the risk being downgraded. The lowest category will face U.S sanctions.

Ans. a

3 COMMENTS

  1. first check your anwers and otion the are not matching
    matribasha diwas, is it on march or feb…that confusing

    promote the use of mother tongue on March 3 this year as February 21
    what thats mean

  2. I’m also seeking fr Upsc preparation….I usually read all d questions one by one of quiz -161 and many others as mentioned on every months …it’s really a huge source to gain a lot of knowledge regarding current n Gk….
    thanks a lot to all team members n faculties….

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