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The Question Current: 

November 17, 2018

The Question Current: 

Q-1: Which of the following is true about the World Economic Outlook (WEO) report released by the International Monetary Fund in October 2016?

  1. The report projected the global growth at 3.1 per cent in 2016, with a major increase to 3.9 percent in 2017.
  1.  India’s GDP projected to expand at 7.6 percent in 2016 and 2017, the fastest pace among the world’s major economies.
  1. Emergingand developing economies growth will accelerate for the first time in six years, to 4.2 percent, slightly higher than the July forecast of 4.1 percent. Emerging economies are expected to grow 4.6 percent in 2017.
  1. Countries in the Middle East continue to confront challenges from subdued oil prices, as well as civil conflict and terrorism.

(A) 1, 2 and 3                                                                 (B) 2, 3 and 4

(C) 1, 3 and 4                                                                 (D) All are correct

 

Q-2: Which of the following is correct about the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA)?

(A)  It is a framework that aims at providing support through additional liquidity and other means to BRICS countries at a time of economic crisis.

(B) The Treaty for the establishment of BRICS-CRA was signed at Fortaleza, Brazil in July 2014. It got established in 2015 during 7th BRICS summit in July 2015 and finally announced functional/operational in Oct 2016.

(C) The initial total committed resources of the CRA is 100 billion dollars with individual commitments of $41 billion from China, $18-18 billion each for India, Brazil and Russia, while South Africa will contribute $5 billion to the CRA.

(D)  All are correct

 

Q-3: Which of the following is/ are true about the James Webb Space Telescope?

  1. The James Webb Space Telescope of NASA is a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror, and will be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in October of 2018.
  1. JWST will allow one to see the universe as it exactly appeared 50 billion years back.
  1. Asthe JWST occupies an area of 270 square feet in comparison to the Hubble telescope’s area of just 48 square feet, so is termed as “Super Hubble” which is 100 times more powerful than its predecessor ‘Hubble’.
  1. JWST is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and fourteen countries have been involved in building the James Webb Space Telescope.
  1. JWST was formerly known as the “Next Generation Space Telescope” (NGST). It was renamed in Sept. 2002 after a former NASA administrator, James Webb.

 

(A) 1, 2, 3 and 4                                                                 (B) 2, 3, 4 and 5

(C) 1, 3, 4 and 5                                                                 (D) All are true

Q-4: The United Nations Human Rights Council was in news recently. What is not true about it?

(A)  The 193-member General Assembly has elected 19 nations by secret ballot to serve the 47- member UN Human Rights Council.

(B) Membership to the council is appropriated geographically and for the first time since UNHRC’s inception in 2006, Russia has lost an election to the seat after being narrowly defeated by Croatia in Eastern Europe bloc.

(C) Saudi Arabia won one of the seats available for Asia while India is a member of the human rights body and its term will expire in 2017.

(D)  China, Cuba, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the UK were seeking re-election to the Council as their terms were set to expire in December this year.

Q-5:  To provide legal assistance to the deprived sections of the society at the grassroots level which state govt has launch the Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir Scheme?

(A)  Bihar             (B) West Bangal               (C) Odisha           (D)  Assam

Q-6: What is correct about the HABITAT-Ш; an urbanization commitments for the next 20 years?

  1. Under the aegis of United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as UN Habitat, the HABITAT-Ш conference has been held between 15-20 October at Quito, Ecuador.
  1. 193 member countries of the UN signed off on the “New Urban Agenda” (commitments for the next 20 years),a set of 175 commitments that countries need to adhere to tackle the staggering challenges of urbanization.
  1. The first Habitat held in 1976 in Vancouver, Canada taking a wake-up call to the rapid but haphazard urbanisation. The next HABITAT conference was held in 1996 in Istanbul, Turkey, announcing ‘global action plan’ to provide “shelter for all”.
  1. With only 31.16% of Indians living in cities, it took 40 years (1976-2016) for 230 million Indians to become urban citizens but the next 250 million urban inclusion will expected to take only 20 years.
  1. According to the country’s 2011 Census, almost 100 million Indians live in urban slums and sprawls.

 

(A) 1,  2, 3 and 4                                                                 (B)  2, 3, 4 and 5

(C) 1, 3, 4 and 5                                                                 (D) All are true

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