M.I.C.S. CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ 15th MARCH,2020

1. ‘Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS)’ is an agreement between India and
a) Russia
b) United States of America
c) France
d) ASEAN

2.Consider the following statements:
1. Madhya Pradesh has the highest tiger population in India.
2.Indonesia has the second highest tiger population in World.
Select the correct statements
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Which among the following is the first species to be officially declared threatened due to deep-sea mining.
a) Sea Pangolin
b) Vaquita
c) Humpback Whale
d) Narwhal

4. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Colistin’
1. It is an antibiotic for therapeutic purpose in veterinary.
2. One of the reasons for antibiotic resistance in India is due to unwanted use of Colistin in poultry industry.
Select the correct statements
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c)Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Interferometer’
1. It is one leading method for the direct detection of gravitational waves.
2. It works by merging two or more sources of light to create an interference pattern, which can be measured and analysed.
Select the correct statements
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

6. Consider the following statements with respect to Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY)
1. It aims at strengthening and augmentation of sub-transmission & distribution (ST&D) infrastructure in rural areas.
2. Financial support for the scheme will be provided 75% by the Ministry of New and Renewable and the remaining 25% through World Bank.
3. The Project is proposed to be implemented by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) Limited.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 2 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 1, 2 and 3
d. None

7. Consider the following statements with respect to Lunar Eclipse
1. Penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth‘s shadow.
2. Total Lunar Eclipse occurs when the entire Moon passes through Sun‘s umbral shadow.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

8. Consider the following statements with respect to State Energy Efficiency Index 2019
1. The Index highlights the achievements of India‘s energy policies and provides recommendations to support the government‘s goals of promoting well-functioning energy markets and boosting deployment of renewables.
2. It was released by International Energy Agency, in partnership with NITI Aayog.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

9. Consider the following statements with respect to “Classical” languages in India
1. Currently only six languages enjoy the Classical status.
2. Malayalam is the latest addition to the Classical languages list.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

10. Women Business and the Law (WBL) 2020 Index was released recently by which of the following organisations?
a. World Bank
b. World Economic Forum
c. UN Women
d. World Trade Organisation