Current Affairs MCQ | 28-29 April, 2020 | UPSC, PSC, SSC

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1) Which of the following has released a report ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2019’

a) Transparency International
b) International Institute of Strategic Studies
c) International Crisis Group
d) SIPRI

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Correct Answer is : D

  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual report ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2019’.
  • Global military spending was 2.2% of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with an increase of 3.6% from 2018.
  • This think tank is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
  • It was established in 1966 at Stockholm (Sweden).

2) Put the following in descending order from highest to lowest in military expenditure as per SIPRI report

1) India
2) Saudi Arabia
3) Russia

a) 1, 3, 2
b) 3, 1, 2
c) 2, 1, 3
d) 3, 2,1

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Correct Answer is : A

  • The USA>China>India>Russia>Saudi Arabia.
  • India was at the 4th position in 2018 with Saudi Arabia at the 3rd.
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual report ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2019’.
  • Global military spending was 2.2% of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with an increase of 3.6% from 2018.
  • This think tank is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
  • It was established in 1966 at Stockholm (Sweden).

3) Which of the following has developed PRACRITI

a) IIT Delhi
b) ISRO
c) IIT Mumbai
d) DRDO

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Correct Answer is : A

  • PRACRITI is the acronym for PRediction and Assessment of CoRona Infections and Transmission in India.
  • The dashboard gives detailed State-wise and district-wise predictions of Covid-19 cases in India for a three-week period.
  • The data is updated on a weekly basis to accommodate various effects due to administrative interventions, severity of viral strain, change of weather patterns. 

4) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Chakmas and hajongs

1) Chakmas are hindus
2) Hajongs are Buddhists
3) They are found in northeast India, West Bengal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 3
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : C

  • Hajongs – Hindu
  • Chakmas – Buddhists
  • The Rights and Risks Analysis Group has sought Indian Prime Minister’s intervention in ensuring food for the Chakma and Hajong communities in Arunachal Pradesh.

They fled erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1964-65 and came to India and settled in Arunachal Pradesh. Reasons:

  • Chakmas lost their land to the development of the Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh.
  • Hajongs faced religious persecution as they were non-Muslims and did not speak Bengali.

5) Which of the following has recently introduced hydrogen Fuel Cell based Bus and Car Project

a) HAL
b) ONGC
c) HPCL
d) NTPC

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Correct Answer is : D

  • Recently, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited has announced the launch of its new project involving hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) to run in Delhi and Leh.
  • The EoI has been issued by NTPC’s wholly owned subsidiary, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited.
  • The initiative has been undertaken with the support of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

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