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India Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers March 2013, March 4-March 10

Mar 11, 2013 15:41 IST

The quizzes of the second week of March are based on the proposal of Electronics Project Proposal System (e-PPS), sexual harassment allegations made by the news presenters in AIR and more. Solve the quiz to learn about the events that occurred in the week.

1. Which of the below mentioned statements related to the Electronics Project Proposal System (e-PPS), developed by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology that was launched on 6 March 2013 true.
I. It is a web based system in form of solution to fund the R&D projects, which will start from online submission of the project proposal for funds and will monitor as well as manage the funded projects.
II. It will replace existing manual system of project funding in which the project investigators submit hard copies of R&D proposals, which are presented to a Working Group and based on the recommendations of the Working Group the proposals are further processed
III. The system would create a One-Go-Dash-Board to monitor the projects from its initiation to completion
IV. Will ease the processing time of the proposal and dissemination of the project information
a) Statements I, II and IV are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (d) All the four statements are true

2. A committee was constituted by the Ministry for Information & Broadcasting to check the sexual harassment allegations made by the news presenters, represented by AIR Broadcasting Professionals Association (AIRBPA) at FM Gold AIR. Which of the below mentioned statements in relation to the same is true.
I. The committee was constituted on the grounds of the report which appeared in certain sections of the Press alleging sexual harassment of women presenters at FM Gold AIR.
II. The committee will look into the matter of certain allegations made by women Radio Presenters of FM Gold, AIR, represented by AIRBPA.
III. The committee will also look into the matter of issues associated with safety of men and women at workplace in FM Gold, AIR.
IV. The committee submitted the report to the Ministry and recommended that the channel should modify its evaluation system and engage independent experts for assessing performances of casual announcers and artists to avoid favouritism.
a) Statements I, II and IV are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (a) Statements I, III and IV are true

3. Which of the following statements are true?
I. Electronic Project Proposal System (e-PPS) is a web based system in form of solution to fund the R&D projects, which will start from online submission of the project proposal for funds and will monitor as well as manage the funded projects.
II. In the latest annual rankings published by Forbes on 4 March 2013 Mukesh Ambani dropped to the second position in the list of richest person of India and he stood after Navin Jindal in the list.
III. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was on 4 March 2013 conferred with the Liberation War Honour Award by the President of Bangladesh, Zillur Rahman.
IV. The Parliamentary Award Committee selected Arun Jaitley, Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav for Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively.
a) Statements I, II and IV are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (c) Statements I, III and IV are true

4. Match the following list of chief ministers with their states?
I. Mukul Manda Sangma    (A)Tripura
II. Neiphiu Rio                  (B) Himachal Pradesh
III. Virbhadra Singh          (C) Nagaland
IV. Manik Sarkar               (D) Meghalya
I         II        III        IV
D        C        B        A
D        A        B        C
D        B        A        C
D        A        C        B
Answer: (a) D, C, B, A

5. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on 8 March 2013 cleared Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) by civil and military users, which was unsettled for last few years. Which of the following statements related to the objectives of the FUA are true?
I. The primary objective of FUA is to enhance airspace Capacity, minimize delays, fuel conservation, emission reduction and ultimate benefits to travelling public.
II. Implementation of FUA through efficient civilian military co-ordination is an essential requirement to foster the traffic growth with ultimate benefit to the nation’s economy.
III. FUA permits both military and civil user to efficiently and effectively utilize the available airspace on sharing basis to gain optimum usage, thereby enhancing its capacity, which results into efficient operations.
IV. In this model a coordinated procedure between the civil and the military and vice versa, as per need and on a real time basis if it is not being used by the user assigned with the responsibility for its control.
a) Statements I, II and IV are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (d) All the four statements are true

 

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