Sarat Chandra IAS Academy

Current Affairs 17th April-20

Welcome to your Current Affairs 17th April-20

1. Consider the following statements about OBICUS:
1. OBICUS is Order Books, Inventories and Capacity Utilization Survey (OBICUS).
2. The survey provides an insight into the demands of the Indian manufacturing sector.
3. The survey is conducted annually
Which of the above statement/s are correct?
2. Consider the following statements about Quaternary Ammonium compounds:
1. They are cationic detergents that are commonly used to remove organic materials.
2. They won't work against fungi, viruses and amoeba by disrupting their cell membranes.
3. These are compounds often used as surfactants, disinfectant, antistatic agents or fabric softener
Which of the above statement/s are correct?
3. Consider the following statements about Environment impact assessment:
1. It is a process to evaluate environmental impacts caused due to a proposed project.
2. The four stages in EIA cycle are screening, scoping, public hearing and appraisal.
Which of the above statement/s are correct?
4. Consider the following statements about SAHYOG:
1. The application will help to increase response activities of the GoI towards the pandemic.
2. The data collected from it won't be used to enhance other applications such as “Arogya Setu” and the Integrated Geospatial platform.
Which of the above statement/s are correct?
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5. Through which of the following countries do equator pass:
1. Brazil
2. India
3. China
Choose the correct option:
6. Consider the following statements about NALSA:
1. It's aim is to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reasons of economic or other disabilities.
2. ‘Nyaya Deep’ is the official newsletter of NALSA.
Which of the above statement/s are correct?
7. Which of the following are the main focus areas of International energy agency?
1. Energy security
2. Economic development
3. Social awareness
8. Consider the following statements about Thrissur Pooram:
1. It is called the ‘mother of all festivals’ in Kerala
2. It was started by Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of the erstwhile Kochi state.
Which of the above statement/s are correct?
9. Consider the following statements about Kalaripayattu:
1. It originated in Kerala
2. Its training is confined to men in Keralite society
Which of the above statement/s are incorrect?
10. Which of the following statements are incorrect about Meru Jatra festival:
1. Only male persons take part in this festival
2. Goddess Kali and Vishnu are worshipped during this period.
3. It is celebrated in Karnataka

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