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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 29-04-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 29-04-2023


Q 1. Match List-I with List-II and select the answer using the codes given below:

     List-I (Disease)              List-II (Organism)                                      

  1. Malaria                         1. Fungi
  2. Poliomyelitis                  2. Bacteria
  3. Tuberculosis                  3. Virus
  4. Ringworm                     4. Protozoan
  1. A-4; B-3; C-2; D-1
  2. A-4; B-3; C-1; D-2
  3. A-3; B-4; C-1; D-2
  4. A-3; B-4; C-2; D-1

Q 2. ‘The Status of Women in Agrifood Systems Report’, recently in the news, is released by

  1. World Food Programme
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization
  3. International Fund for Agricultural Development
  4. NITI Aayog

Q 3. The provisions in the Sixth Schedule in the Constitution of India are made in order to:

  1. protect the interests of Scheduled Tribes
  2. determine the boundaries between States
  3. determine the powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats
  4. protect the interests of all the border States

Q 4. Which of the following best defined Stockholm Agreement?

  1. It is an accord between the parties to the conflict in Yemen.
  2. It is between Russia and Ukraine, intended to stop the fighting in the Donbas region of Ukraine.
  3. It is a peace agreement signed by the United States and the Taliban to bring an end to the war in Afghanistan.
  4. It is a European instrument that aims legally to prevent gender-based violence.

Q 5. Which of the following statements are correct about the Ethylene oxide?

  1. The major use of ethylene oxide is as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of antifreeze.
  2. It is used as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment.
  3. Occupational exposure to ethylene oxide increases the risk of lymphoid cancer.

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. The terms ‘Eurybates, Polymele, Leucus, and Orus’, sometimes mentioned in the news, are:

  1. name of ransomware
  2. New Bird Species
  3. Satellite of mars
  4. Jupiter Trojan asteroids

Q 7. ‘State of the Global Climate 2022 report ’ has been released by

  1. World Meteorological Organization
  2. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  3. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  4. International Union for Conservation of Nature

Q 8. With reference to the State of Global Climate Report 2022, consider the following statements:

  1. It is published by IPCC in collaboration with UNFCCC.
  2. As per the report, the concentration of methane witnessed a substantial rise from 2020 to 2021, resulting in the largest annual increase ever recorded.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 9. ‘Regulation on markets in crypto-assets (MiCA)’  was recently mentioned in the news is related to:

  1. African Union
  2. USA
  3. European Union
  4. China

Q10. ‘Logistic Performance Index (LPI) 2023’ is released by:

  1. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  2. World Trade Organization
  3. United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  4. World Bank

Q 11. Char Balidanga, Namthing Pokhar,and Chilkigarh Kanak Durga are:

  1. Biodiversity heritage sites
  2. Mangrove areas situated on Western coast of India
  3. Ramsar sites located in Northeast India
  4. Saline lakes of Rajasthan

Q 12. India’s first water bodies census has been released by:

  1. Ministry of Jal Shakti
  2. Ministry of Rural Development
  3. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  4. Central Pollution Control Board

Q 13. With reference to the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is the United Nations flagship catalytic financing entity for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
  2. It is an autonomous, voluntarily funded UN organization, affiliated with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  3. It provides investment capital and technical support to both the public and the private sector.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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

Q 14. With reference to Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya, consider the following statements:

  1. He was an advocate of Advaita philosophy.
  2. He preached renunciation of the world and adoption of the path of knowledge to understand the true nature of Brahman and attain salvation.
  3. ‘The Statue of Equality’ " has been erected to honor Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 15. Assam does not share its border with which one of the following states of India?

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Tripura
  4. Sikkim

Q 16. Satkosia wildlife sanctuary is located in:

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Odisha
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Q 17. ‘MAHARISHI Initiative’ was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to:

  1. Provide fair prices to the minor forest produce gatherers
  2. Research in the field of Millet
  3. Develop a framework for the good governance
  4. Digital empowerment of tribal youth and women

Q 18. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Heat Dome?

  1. A heat dome is a type of high-pressure system that forms over a large area in the atmosphere and causes extremely hot and dry weather conditions.
  2. Heat waves can only occur in the presence of a heat dome.
  3. The intensity and duration of a heat dome can be influenced by the amount of moisture in the air.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q 19. With reference to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, consider the following statements:

  1. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council.
  2. It was established with the mandate to deal with indigenous issues related to economic and social development and culture among others.

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 20. Manamadurai pottery recently got the status of GI Tag, it is related to which of the following state:

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Telangana
  3. Karnataka
  4. Tamil Nadu

 

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