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Daily MCQ Based on Current Affair : 17th November 2018

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Daily MCQ Based on Current Affair

17th November 2018

Q-Consider the following statements Regarding Maternity Benefit Act

1-The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 applies to establishments employing 10 or more than 10 persons in Factories, Mines, Plantation, Shops & Establishments and other entities.

2-The main purpose of this Act is to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain period before and after child birth and to provide maternity benefit and certain other benefits

3-The Act was amended through the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which, inter alia, has increased the paid maternity leave to women employees from 12 weeks to 24 weeks.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A- Only 1,2
B- Only 2,3
C- Only 3
D- All of the Above

MCQ Source- 14th November 2018, PIB News Analysis ,Topic- Clarification regarding Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme

 

Q-Which of the following is/are the Indian credit rating agencies?
1. Standard and Poor
2. CARE
3. CRISIL
4. ONICRA
Select the answer using the codes given below.

A-Only 1,2

B-Only 1,3

C-Only 2, 3, 4

D-All of the Above

 

MCQ Source- The Hindu Newspaper , 16th November https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/india-may-see-fall-in-credit-availability-as-nbfcs-face-credit-squeeze-moodys/article25520625.ece

 

Q-Black Carbon is a solid particle or aerosol that contributes to the warming of atmosphere. How?

1. It is a strong absorber of sunlight and heats the air indirectly.
2. It darkens snow-packs and glaciers through deposition leading to their melting
Which of the above is/are incorrect?

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source- Down to Earth magazine  https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/air/study-finds-increased-concentration-of-black-carbon-in-gangotri-region-during-tourist-seasons–60188

 

Q-Nitrous oxide is emitted when nitrogen is added to the soil through the use of chemical fertilizers. But, how nitrous oxide is removed from the atmosphere?
1. Absorbed by certain types of bacteria
2. Destroyed by ultraviolet radiation

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source- https://phys.org/news/2012-04-fertilizer-responsible-nitrous-oxide-atmosphere.html

 

Q-Consider the following statements about the “Ashgabat Agreement”:
1. It is multi-modal transport agreement facilitating transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.
2. India and Pakistan are the members of this agreement.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source – https://mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/29406/India_Joins_the_Ashgabat_Agreement

 

Q- Consider the following statements about  ‘INSIGHT Mission’

1. INSIGHT stands for ‘Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigation,Geodesy and Heat Transport’.
2. It is ‘NASA Discovery Program mission’ that will place a single geophysical Lander on Mars to study its deep interior.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source -NASA website https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/

 

 

Q-Consider the following Statements regarding Indian Music

  1. The two distinct styles, Hindustani and Carnatic came into vogue after the advent of the Muslims, particularly during the reign of the Mughal Emperors of Delhi.
  2. Dhruppad, Khayal, Tappa, Thumri etc are styles of Carnatic Music.
  3. Samaveda is veda of Music.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A- Only 1,2
B- Only 2,3
C- Only 1,3
D- All of the Above

MCQ Source- The Hindu Newspaper, 17 November 2018, Page-6 Topic – Carnatic Music

 

Q-Consider the following Statements regarding Khayal form of Indian Music:

  1. Amir Khusrau (13th century) is said to be the inventor of khayal.
  2. It is the most popular form of vocal music in north India.
  3. Khayal is romantic and delicate.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A- Only 1,2
B- Only 2,3
C- Only 1,3

D- All of the Above

MCQ Source- The Hindu Newspaper, 17 November 2018, Page-6 Topic – Carnatic Music

 

 

Q-Consider the following Statements regarding difference between Hindustani (North) & Carnatic (South) Music:

  1. The oscillations of notes are much faster in Hindustani music than in Carnatic music.
  2. Both are very different in regard to Tala.
  3. Whereas the Indian music of the Northern part of India assimilated some features of the music of the Persian and Arabic musicians who adorned the courts of the Mughal rulers of Delhi, the music of the South continued to develop along its own original lines.
  4. Clear cut demarcations in the style of musical presentation, similar to the gharanas of Hindustani music are not seen in Carnatic music

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A- Only 1,2,3
B- Only 2,3,4
C- All of the Above
D-Only 3,4

MCQ Source- The Hindu Newspaper, 17 November 2018, Page-6 Topic – Carnatic Music

 

Q-Consider the following Statements regarding Carnatic Music

  1. The word ‘Carnatic’ was coined by Vidyaranya in the fifteenth century.
  2. Carnatic denotes south Indian music distinct from the Hindustani music.
  3. The immortal Trinity of Carnatic music are Thyagaraja, Syama Sastrya and Muthuswami

Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A- Only 1,2
B- Only 2,3
C- Only 1,3
D- All of the Above

MCQ Source- The Hindu Newspaper, 17 November 2018, Page-6 Topic – Carnatic Music

 

 

Q- Which of the Following country is not a member of  Eurasian Economic Union

A-Armenia

B-Belarus

C-Moldova

D-Kyrgystan

MCQ Source – 16th November 2018, PIB News Analysis ,Topic- 9th Session of the India – Kyrgyz IGC held in New Delhi