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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 09-09-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 09-09-2023


Q 1. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Citizenship is the legal and social relationship between an individual and a state, signifying full membership and allegiance to that state. 

Statement-II: The Citizenship Act of 1955 prescribes five ways of acquiring citizenship. 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 2. Consider the following statements:

1. Rail-Sea-Rail (RSR) Initiative is a strategic approach introduced to optimize the movement of Goods. 

2. It is an Initiative of Ministry of Railways. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 3. Consider the following statements: 

1. Indian Ocean Dipole is an atmosphere-ocean coupled phenomenon characterized by a difference in sea-surface temperatures.  

2. IOD is the difference between the temperature of the eastern and the western Indian Ocean.  

3. A positive IOD event, characterized by warmer temperatures in the western basin, can enhance India’s South-West monsoon. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 4. Consider the following statements: 

1. Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in adults over the age of 50 years. 

2. It is a doble stranded DNA virus. 

3. Respiratory Syncytial Virus transmitted through direct contact with contaminated surfaces.  

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 5. Dholpur-Karauli tiger reserve was recently mentioned in the news, it is located in: 

(a) Gujarat 

(b) Rajasthan 

(c) Madhya Pradesh 

(d) Bihar 

Q 6. Consider the following statements  

1. Statement-I: Bharat New Car Assessment Programme aims to provide consumers with a tool for comparing the crash safety of different motor vehicles available in the market. 

2. Statement-II: The programme is applicable to all kind of vehicles in India. 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 7. Consider the following statements  

1. Statement-I: The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is a national initiative that aims to develop the digital health infrastructure of the country. 

2. Statement-II: Ayushman Bharat is a flagship scheme of India which was recommended by the Budget 2022. 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 8. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. 

Statement-II: Panama is an isthmus between North and South America. 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 9. Consider the following statements: 

1. Worldcoin is an initiative to create a digital network in which everyone can claim some kind of stake and join the digital economy. 

2. The initiative uses a device called “Orb” to collect biometric (iris) data and help participants get a World ID through the World app. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 10. Consider the following statements: 

1. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is an extremely rare infection that causes inflammation of the brain. 

2. It spreads to people and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. 

3. EEE virus has a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA genome. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 11. Consider the following statements: 

1. National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) is a database of orders, judgments and case details of High Courts. 

2. All High Courts have also joined the National Judicial Data Grid through web services. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 12. Consider the following statements: 

Statement-I: Global Biodiversity Framework Fund is devised to mobilise and accelerate investments in the conservation and sustainability of wild species and ecosystems. 

Statement-II: Global Environment Facility serves as an international financial institution that funds projects to address global environmental challenges 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 13. Consider the following statements: 

1. Cleantech Solutions focuses on providing access to clean technology solutions to support the livelihoods of the rural populace.  

2. The clean technology solutions offer the potential to decrease India’s diesel imports and prevent the spoilage of perishable food items. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 14. Consider the following Sources: 

1. Paints 

2. Food cans 

3. Smelting 

How many of the above sources are the cause of lead poisoning?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 15. Seethakali folk art was recently mentioned in the news, it is folk art of which state: 

(a). Kerala 

(b). Assam 

(c). Manipur 

(d). Karnataka 

Q 16. Consider the following statements: 

1. PROJECT AMBER is a joint initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Generation India Foundation (GIF). 

2. SANKALP is a World Bank loan-assisted project and is aligned with the overall objectives of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM). 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 17. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched on the basis of which of the following pillars? 

1. Universal access to banking services 

2. Financial Literacy Program 

3. Creation of Credit Guarantee Fund 

4. Insurance 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two 

(c) Only three 

(d) All four 

Q 18. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: The National Carbon Registry is an innovative digital platform developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to enhance global climate action efforts. 

Statement-II: It has been accredited as a Digital Public Good (DPG) as an open-source software is designed to facilitate the management of carbon credits. 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 19. Consider the following statements: 

1. SVAMITVA Scheme employs Geographic Information System to conduct surveys and mapping of inhabited areas in villages. 

2. SVAMITVA Scheme allows property owners in rural regions to receive Property Cards. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 20. Consider the following statements: 

1. Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme is a strategic funding mechanism supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

2. All countries in the world are eligible for funding under Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Keywords: Current Affairs Weekly Test
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