January-2018, Current affairs mcqs for UPSC, IAS, State PSC, SSC and other Exams

This page contains January 2018 Current Affairs Multiple choice Questions MCQs from different newspapers and magazines including The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB and Yojna.

These monthly (January 2018) current affairs MCQs are based on different exams syllabus and pattern including UPSC CSE/IAS, State PSC, SSC, CDS, CLAT and other competitive exams. These MCQs of daily news are evenly helpful in both prelims exams and to test one's preparation.

11. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about " Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA)" ?

1. An independent body that would manage a corpus — collected from industries that have used forest land for projects. 2. Currently funds collected under CAMPA directly go into the Public Account and from thereon to the states.
3. Both 1 and 2. 4. Neither 1 nor 2.



12. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about "asteroids" ?

1) Asteroids are rocky bodies in space.
2) They mostly originate between the orbits of Mars and Earth.
3) They could be composed of anything from clay and silicate rocks to metals.
4) Any of the near-Earth asteroids can become potentially hazardous.

1. 1 & 2 2. 1,2 & 4
3. 1 & 3 4. 1, 3 and 4



13. 

Recently in news "National Register of Citizens " is issued by which of the following state of India ?

1. Assam 2. Kerela
3. West Bengal 4. Karnataka



14. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about "Bomb cyclones" ?

1. Bomb cyclones draw air from polar regions after they leave. 2. The actual impacts aren’t going to be a bomb at all.
3. Both 1 and 2. 4. Neither 1 nor 2.



15. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about "Tabby's star" ?

1. It kept dimming and brightening irregularlyBomb cyclones draw air from polar regions after they leave. 2. The dimming is caused by ordinary dust particles, the majority of them at a size less than one micrometre.
3. Both 1 and 2. 4. Neither 1 nor 2.



16. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about "Payments Bank" ?

1. Payments Banks can accept deposits of upto Rs. 1 lakh per customer in a Savings Account. 2. Payments Bank cannot offer financial products of their own as a business entity, it can act a business correspondent and partner with other financial institutions and banks to offer Loan Products, Fixed Deposits, Insurances etc.
3. Both 1 and 2. 4. Neither 1 nor 2.



17. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about "Securities and Exchange Board of India" ?

1) It is a statutory body for regulating the, securities market.
2) The chairman of SEBI is nominated by Union Government of India.
3) Investment scheme also comes under SEBI.
4) NIDHI, chit fund and cooperatives comes under SEBI.

1. 1 & 2 2. 1,2 & 4
3. 1 & 3 4. 1, 2 and 3



18. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about "The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD)" mission launched bt NASA ?

1. The missions’ goals is to measure how upper atmosphere changes in response to hurricanes and geomagnetic storms. 2. Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will also be launched as part of the mission.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



19. 

Which of the following countrie(s) is/are part of "Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN)" ?

1) Brunei.
2) Cambodia.
3) Laos.
4) Myanmar.

1. 1 & 2 2. 1,2 & 4
3. 1 & 3 4. 1, 2, 3 and 4



20. 

Which of the following fog types is composed of unstable clouds.

1. Radiation fog 2. Evaporation fog
3. Advection fog 4. Orographic fog