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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q 1. Which of the following country is not a member of Group of Seven (G-7)?

  1. Germany
  2. Italy
  3. Japan
  4. Russia

Q 2. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Sea Surface Temperature?

  1. SST is the water temperature close to the ocean's surface which varies with latitude.
  2. SST is routinely used for predicting whether the total amount of rainfall that India receives during the monsoon season will be less or more than the long-term mean.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 3. Maliparvat Bauxite Mine was recently mentioned in the news, it is located in which of the following states?

  1. Odisha
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Telangana

Q 4. 'Dabba trading' was recently mentioned in the news, it is defined as:

  1. A type of fundamental trading in which positions are held for longer than a single day.
  2. A short-term trading technique that involves buying and selling underlying multiple times during the day
  3. An informal trading that takes place outside the purview of the stock exchanges.
  4. An options strategy involving the purchase of both a put and call option

Q 5. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Graphene?

  1. It is a two-dimensional material and has good electrical conductivity.
  2. It displays an anomalous giant magnetoresistance (GMR) at room temperature.
  3. Graphene sensors could boost the effectiveness of monitoring vital crops in the agriculture industry.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only 
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q 6. With reference to the Farmers Distress Index (FDI), consider the following statements: 

  1. FDI is developed by NITI Aayog to identify stress among farmers.
  2. It was developed as project on ‘Farmers Distress and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 7. Consider the following statements:

  1. Bioluminescence is light produced by a chemical reaction within a living organism.
  2. Most bioluminescent organisms are found in the ocean.
  3. Bioluminescence is used by living things to hunt prey and defend against predators.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only 
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q 8. ‘Intergovernmental negotiating body (INB)’ was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to:

  1. World Health Organization
  2. World Trade Organization
  3. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  4. International Monetary Fund

Q 9. Which of the following is related to ‘cellular agriculture’? 

  1. production of animal-based products from cell cultures rather than directly from animals.
  2. cultivating and harvesting seaweed in vertically stacked layers
  3. Rearing of animals and cultivation of crops together
  4. cultivation of fungi by animals such as termites  

Q 10. Consider the following pairs:

               Tunnels                        Connect with

  1. Zojila Tunnel  :         connects Kashmir Valley and Ladakh
  2. Atal Tunnel :              connects Manali and the Lahaul-Spiti valley
  3. Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Tunnel :     connects Udhampur to Leh
  4. Jawahar Tunnel  :            connects Banihal with Qazigund

How many pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. Only 1 pair
  2. Only 2 pairs
  3. Only 3 pairs
  4. All 4 pairs

Q 11. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Central Bureau of Narcotics?

  1. The unified portal of  Central Bureau of Narcotics will ensure availability of the “essential narcotic drugs”.
  2. The Central Bureau of Narcotics is dealing with the international trade of Narcotic Drugs under the ambit of various United Nations Conventions and the provisions of The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 Act, 1985. 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither I nor 2

Q 12. Consider the following statements: 

  1. 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 provides for the reservation of not less than one-third of the total number of seats for women. 
  2. One-third offices of the Chairperson at all levels of Panchayati Raj Institutions covered by Part IX of the Constitution are reserved for women.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 13. ‘Good Friday Agreement’ was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to:

  1. It is a peace agreement signed by the United States and the Taliban to bring an end to the 2001–2021 war in Afghanistan.
  2. It is an agreement between Israel and Arab world to establish normal relations between them 
  3. It is an agreement on which peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are based
  4. It is a political deal designed to bring an end to violent conflict in Northern Ireland.

Q 14.  In the context of space technology, what is “JUICE Mission”, recently in the news? 

  1. A mission launch by the European Space Agency (ESA) to explore Jupiter and three of its icy moons.
  2. A NASA space probe orbiting the planet Jupiter.
  3. NASA's first mission to the outer planets
  4. A NASA’s upcoming mission to uncover the secrets of Venus its surface and the unforgiving atmosphere

Q 15. Consider the following pairs: 

  1. Alma-Ata Declaration : Healthcare of the people
  2. Dakar Declaration : Road Safety 
  3. Beijing Declaration : Child rights
  4. Jakarta Declaration : Empowerment of women

How many pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. Only 1 pair
  2. Only 2 pairs
  3. Only 3 pairs
  4. All 4 pairs

Q 16. With reference to 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana', consider the following statements:

  1. Under this scheme, farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of two percent for any crop they cultivate in any season of the year.
  2. This scheme covers post-harvest losses arising out of cyclones and unseasonal rains.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 17. Consider the following statements about Guru Tegh Bahadur:

  1. The concept of "The Mir and the Pir" was started by him.
  2. He invented the new script called Guru-Mukhi.
  3. He was the ninth Sikh guru who was executed on the orders of Aurangzeb.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

  1. 1 only 
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

Q 18. With reference to preventive detention, consider the following statements:

  1. The Parliament has exclusive authority to make a law of preventive detention for reasons connected with defence, foreign affairs and the security of India.
  2. Protection against arrest and detention under Article 22 (1) and 22 (2) are not available to a person arrested or detained under preventive detention laws.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 19. With reference to temples  in India, consider the following pairs: 

   Temple:   Location

  1. Tripura Sundari Temple: Tirupati 
  2. The Kamakhya Temple: Guwahati
  3. Naina Devi Temple: Leh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 2 only 
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q 20. ‘Ranganath Mishra Commission’, sometimes seen in the news, are related to

  1. issues associated with linguistic and religious minorities
  2. Sub Categorization within Other Backward Classes 
  3. raising the legal age of marriage for women in India
  4. examine the socio-economic and educational status of the Muslim community

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