M.I.C.S. CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ 18th MARCH,2020

QUES 1. Consider the following statements with respect to Strait of Hormuz:
1. The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
2. It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean.
3.  On the north coast lies Iran, and on the south coast the United Arab Emirates and an exclave of U.A.E.
4.Two third of the world’s liquefied natural gas and almost 50% of total global oil consumption passes through the strait.
Which among the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 2 & 3                                 (b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 , 3 & 4                           (d) 1 , 2 & 3

QUES 2. Consider the following statements with respect to Joint Comprehensive plan of Action (JCPOA):
1 .It is related with Syrian peace talks.
2. It was reached between Syria and the P5+1 group — U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                               (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                  (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 3. Consider the following statements with respect to National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI):
1 . It is a quasi-judicial body.
2. Its Chairman should be who has been a Judge of the Supreme Court.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                               (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                  (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 4.Consider the following statements:
1. As per notification of the Government of India, there are 6 notified religious and linguistic minority communities.
2. Once conferred a status of minority educational institution, there is no need for its renewal periodically.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                               (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                  (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 5.Consider the following pairs:
Festival : State
1 . Lai Haraoba : Mizoram
2 . Zo Kutpui :  Manipur
Which of the pairs given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                               (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                  (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 6.Consider the following statements:
1. The Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)  introduced two new schemes, namely “Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)”  to address the export infrastructure gaps in the country and ‘Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)’ for increasing exports of services.
2 . A new scheme called ‘Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)’ for improving export of goods  was launched with effect from 1st April 2017 .
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                               (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                  (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 7. Consider the following statements with respect to Olive Ridley turtles:
1.  The Olive Ridleys are the second smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world.
2. They inhabit cold waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
3. It has been listed as critically endangered under IUCN  list.
Which among the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 2 & 3                                 (b) 1 and 2
(c) 1, 2 & 3                             (d) 1 only

QUES 8. Consider the following statements with respect to Buxa Tiger Reserve
1. The Buxa Tiger Reserve serves as an international corridor for elephant migration between India and Nepal.
2. The Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan is contiguous to North of Buxa Tiger Reserve.
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

QUES 9. Consider the following statements with respect to Goldilocks Zone
1. It is the range of orbital distances from a star at which liquid water can exist on the surface of a planet.
2. The location of a Goldilocks Zone around a star depends on the size and temperature of the star.
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

QUES 10.The term Open-loop scrubber sometime seen in news is related to?
a. To remove SOx from the exhaust and operates utilising seawater in marine engines
b. Primary air filters used in the Nuclear Power plants
c. To capture heavy particulate matter and reduce carbon emissions from automobiles
d. None of the above