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.

51. 

Which of the following best describes writ of ‘certiorari’ in context of Indian constitution ?

1. Supreme Court and High Courts may prohibit the lower courts such as special tribunals 2. A command issued by court to a public official, public body, corporation, inferior court, tribunal or government asking them to perform their duties
3. The court can cause any person who has been detained or imprisoned to be physically brought before the court. 4. Orders to move a suit from an inferior court to superior court.



52. 

Consider the following statements :

1) Article 143 stands for the presidential reference, it means that president of India may seek opinion of supreme court on any matter of law
2) It is a judicial pronouncement that such opinion would be binding.

Which of the following is true ?

1. 1 Only 2. 2 Only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



53. 

Consider the following statements :

1) ASER Centre’s mission is to generate evidence for action. Since 2005, the Centre has conducted the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)
2) It is the largest government-led survey to assess student learning levels across all rural districts in India. .

Which of the following is true ?

1. 1 Only 2. 2 Only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



54. 

"Annual status of education report" recently in news is prepared by which of the following?

1. HRD Ministry 2. UNICEF
3. UNO 4. Pratham



55. 

Consider the following statements :

1) Agni V as a missile with a range of more than 5,500 km.
2) Agni V is primarily for enhancing India’s nuclear deterrence against China. .

Which of the following is true ?

1. 1 Only 2. 2 Only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



56. 

"Cloud AutoML" recently in news is launched by which of the following company ?

1. Facebook 2. Linkedin
3. Amazon 4. Google



57. 

Consider the following statements :

1) National CSR portal makes all the financial and non-financial information of the companies available in a user friendly format to the general public..
2) Businesses with annual revenues of more than 10bn rupees must give away 2% of their net profit to charity. .

Which of the following is true ?

1. 1 Only 2. 2 Only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



58. 

Which of the following country is the highest produced of oil in the world ?

1. Russia 2. USA
3. Saudi Arabia 4. Iran



59. 

Which among the following Multilateral Export Control Regimes is India a member of?

1) Australia Group
2) Wassenaar Arrangement
3) Missile Technology Control Regime
4) NSG

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



60. 

Consider the following statements :

1) Ministry of Urban Development launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities .
2) In a first of its kind Index to be introduced in the country. .

Which of the following is true ?

1. 1 Only 2. 2 Only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2