Daily Current Affairs Quiz 17-02-2020

1. Consider the following statements regarding “Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020”:

  1. 1.It provides for resolution of pending tax disputes related to direct taxes only.
  2. 2.The taxpayers, who opts for the scheme has to pay only 50 % of interest or penalty in relation to that dispute.
  3. Choose the correct statement using the code given below:


2. “Adjusted Gross Revenue” frequently seen in news is related to:


3. Consider the following statements regarding International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG)

  1. 1.Its primary purpose is to establish minimum international standards for international coordination in earthquake response.
  2. 2.INSARAG functions under the United Nation umbrella.
  3. Choose the correct statement using the code given below:


4. Consider the following reserves regarding the Tiger Reserves:

  1. 1.Tiger Reserves are declared by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) via Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006.
  2. 2.To declare an area as Tiger Reserve, the state governments forward their proposals in this regard to NTCA.
  3. 3.No alternation of boundary can be done without the recommendation of State Governments and without the advice of the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


5. With reference to the Neonatal deaths, consider the following statements:

  1. 1.Neonatal Mortality Rate is the probability of dying during the first 3 months of life, expressed per 1,000 live births.
  2. 2.Under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, each country, including India, has aimed to bring down neonatal mortality to at least 12 per 1,000 live births.
  3. 3.According to the recent report of National Health Mission (NHM), Madhya Pradesh has recorded the highest percentage of newborn deaths.
  4. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are not correct?


6. In context to Lui Ngai Ni, consider the following:

  1. 1.It is seed sowing festival celebrated by the Naga tribes of Manipur India.
  2. 2.It is the second major inter-tribe Naga festival after Hornbill Festival.
  3. 3.It is celebrated annually at the start of the spring season.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


7. With reference to ‘Organic food market’, consider the following statements:

  1. 1.India has the 9th largest World’s Organic Agricultural Land
  2. 2.Sikkim is the first organic state in the world.
  3. 3.Indian Organic food sector is primarily driven by domestic demand.
  4. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. The Military Balance 2020 – an assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of the countries globally, is released by


9. The ‘Pale Blue Dot’ that has been seen in news recently, refers to


10. With reference to Montreal protocol, consider the following Statements

  1. 1.The Montreal Protocol, finalized in 1987, is a global agreement to protect the stratospheric ozone.
  2. 2.The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol aims to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
  3. 3.HFCs are organic compounds frequently used as refrigerants in air conditioners.
  4. Choose the correct answer code from the options given below:


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