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1 . Name of the prime mosquito who carries Zika virus is?

a) Aedes aegypti

b) Anopheles

c) Coquillettidia

d) Ochlerotatus


Ans : (A)


Description : Zika spreads through the Aedes aegypti mosquito in tropical and subtropical regions. The Aedes aegypti mosquito does not survive in cooler climate temperatures.
The Aedes albopictus mosquito can also transmit the virus. This mosquito can hibernate and survive cooler temperature regions.

2 . World Wetlands Day is observed on?

a) 1 February

b) 2 February

c) 3 February

d) 5 February


Ans : (B)


Description : World Wetland Day marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, called the "Ramsar Convention", on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and made an encouraging beginning.

The theme for 2016: Sustainable Livelihoods.

3 . Currently the base year for calculating the Gross Domestic Product in India is?

a) Year 2010-11

b) Year 2011-12

c) Year 2012-13

d) Year 2014-15


Ans : (B)


Description : Presently, 2011-12 is used as the base year for calculating gross domestic product in India. Before this the GDP is computed on 2004-05 base year.

A base year is used for comparison for the level of a particular economic index. The arbitrary level of 100 is selected so that percentage changes (either rising or falling) can be easily depicted. BASE YEAR also know as rebasing.

*By every 10 years there is change will be minimum 4% rise in price of items so base year has to be changed.

4 . Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (MD) of NTPC Ltd.?

a) K. V. Kamath

b) Ravi Venkatesan

c) B Ashok

d) Gurdeep Singh


Ans : (D)


Description : Gujarat State Electricity managing director Gurdeep Singh has been selected as chairman and managing director of NTPC Ltd.

5 . Which of the following counties has granted the licence to use gene editing techniques on human embryos?

a) United States

b) Australia

c) United Kingdom

d) China


Ans : (C)


Description : The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) of UK on 1 February 2016 has granted the license to use new gene editing techniques on human embryos.

Under the license, the institute will be allowed to genetically modify human embryos for research purposes in order to better understand infertility and miscarriage issues.
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