Daily Current Affairs Quiz 12th May 2018

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 12th May 2018

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12th May Quiz

Q1) Recently, for the first time in India, which of the following States has deployed artificial reefs to protect and restore a sinking island?

A. West Bengal

B. Tamil Nadu

C. Maharashtra

D. Gujarat

 

Q2) The government recently announced a new exchange-traded fund (ETF), “Bharat-22”. In this context consider the following statements.

1. It consists of shares of 22 public sector companies only.

2. It has a diversified mix of stocks from six sectors.

3. State Bank of India (SBI) has the highest weight in Bharat-22.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 2 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q3) The term ‘Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS)’, sometimes seen in the news, refers to

A. Trade distorting domestic subsidies given by the government to farmers

B. Export subsidies provided by the developing countries

C. Financial support provided by the government of India to setup import substitution industries

D. Technical and financial support provided by the government for renewable energy projects

 
Q4) What is the objective of recently launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK)’ scheme?

A. It aims to create an environment, in which women realize their full potential, by empowering women through community participation in rural areas.
B. It aims to improve the livelihood of women by providing self-employment opportunities and financial support.
C. It aims to provide financial help and counselling to women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual abuses etc.
D. None of the statements (A), (B) and (C) given above are correct in this context.

 
Q5) Consider the following statements about ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat Scheme’.

1. It aims to spread awareness among the LPG users about how to properly use clean fuel and its useful benefits.

2. It provides a platform to connect with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

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

 

Q6) The latest Economic Survey notes three areas of policy focus that must stand out over the medium term. Which among the following is NOT one?

A) Education
B) Agriculture
C) Employment
D) Climate action

 
Q7) A ‘floating treatment wetland (FTW)’ in the Neknampur lake (Hyderabad) utilises which among the following techniques to help clean the lake?

A) Phytoremediation
B) Bioventing
C) Bioleaching
D) Composting




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