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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 24-06-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 24-06-2023


Q 1. Anak Krakatau volcano was recently mentioned in the news, it is located in: 

  1. Japan 
  2. Indonesia 
  3. Taiwan 
  4. Russia 

Q 2. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: The remittance in 2022 increased because India’s other high-income destinations had favourable economic conditions.  

Statement-II: High energy prices and low food price inflation in the Gulf cooperation council countries, had positive spillovers for less-skilled South Asian migrants. 

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

  1. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 
  2. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  
  3. Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  
  4. Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 3. Which of the following can be the possible reasons for decline in the remittance growth? 

  1. Slower growth in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development economies 
  2. High demand for migrant workers in Gulf cooperation council countries 
  3. Low Base year effect 
  4. Increase in the remittance cost 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. Only three  
  4. All four 

Q 4. Arrange the following countries in increasing order based on their share of inward remittances to India in the fiscal year 2020-21: 

  1. United Arab Emirates 
  2. United States 
  3. Singapore 
  4. Saudi Arabia 

Select the correct answer using the code given below: 

  1. 1-2-3-4 
  2. 2-1-3-4 
  3. 4-1-2-3 
  4. 2-1-4-3 

Q 5. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Child Labour is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. 

Statement-II: Interferes with child schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school is comes under child labour. 

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

  1. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 
  2. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  
  3. Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  
  4. Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 6. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: According to the National Sample Survey Uttar Pradesh has highest child labourers in India. 

Statement-II: The prevalence of child labour in Urban areas is around three times of Rural areas. 

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

  1. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 
  2. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  
  3. Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  
  4. Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 7. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Article 39 prohibits employment of children below the age of 14 in mines, factories or hazardous workplaces. 
  2. Article 24 directs the state to protect children's youth and childhood against moral and material abandonment and exploitation. 

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 8. Consider the following statements: 

Statement-I: Subsidies for fossil fuels contribute to higher greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbate climate change. 

Statement-II: Subsidies put a strain on government budgets and contribute to fiscal deficits besides crowding out public spending in education, healthcare, and infrastructure. 

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

  1. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 
  2. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  
  3. Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  
  4. Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 9. Which of the following can be the possible consequences of Subsidies? 

  1. Encourage the overuse of polluting fuels 
  2. Lead to overexploitation of natural resources 
  3. Subsidies can exacerbate income inequality 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. All three  
  4. None 

Q 10.  ‘31 MQ-9B’ was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to: 

  1. A drone from the USA 
  2. Dengue Genome Sequence 
  3. Vaccine for Chikungunya 
  4. An Indigenous manufactured drone by DRDO 

Q 11. Atlantic Declaration was recently mentioned in the news, it is between which of the following countries: 

  1. United states and Canada 
  2. Australia and United Kingdom 
  3. United states and United Kingdom 
  4. Canada and Australia 

Q 12. International Labour Organization’s Conventions 138 and 182 are related to: 

  1. Child Labour 
  2. Adaptation of agricultural practices to global climate change 
  3. Regulation of food prices and food security 
  4. Gender parity at the workplace 

Q 13. Consider the following report: 

  1. World Social Protection Report 
  2. World Employment and Social Outlook 
  3. World of Work Report 
  4. Global Wage Report 

How many of the above given report are released by the International Labour Organisation? 

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two 
  3. Only three 
  4. All four 

Q 14. Consider the following: 

  1. Bioethanol 
  2. Biobutanol 
  3. Biohydrogen 

How many of the given above is/are belong to the category of bio fuel?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. All three 
  4. None 

Q 15. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Some mushrooms have medicinal properties. 
  2. Some mushrooms have psychoactive properties.  
  3. Some mushrooms have insecticidal properties.  
  4. Some mushrooms have bioluminescent properties. 

How many of the above statements are correct?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. Only three  
  4. All four 

Q 16. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: According to IMD heat wave is considered if maximum temperature of a station reaches at least 45°C or more for Plains, 40°C or more for coastal stations. 

Statement-II: The extreme temperatures have an adverse impact on the people and cause physical and physiological stress. 

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

  1. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is the correct explanation for Statement- I 
  2. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement- II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.  
  3. Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect  
  4. Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct 

Q 17. Consider the following statements:  

  1. TReDS is an electronic platform for facilitating the financing/discounting of trade receivables of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through multiple financiers. 
  2. Trade receivables can be due from corporates and other buyers, including Government Departments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). 
  3. RBI has made it compulsory for any buyer, seller, or financier to participate in TReDS. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. All three  
  4. None 

Q 18. Consider the following statements: 

  1. All biological males have X and Y chromosomes, and all biological females have two X chromosomes. 
  2. The ‘sex-determining region Y’ on the Y chromosome determines the biological male sex. 

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. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Orchids are natural gauges of air quality because they don’t grow in polluted air. 
  2. Himalayas, North-East parts of India, and Western Ghats are the hotspots of orchids. 
  3. The highest number of orchid species is recorded from Arunachal Pradesh 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. All three  
  4. None 

Q 20. Kareri Lake was recently mentioned in the news, it is located in: 

  1. Arunachal Pradesh 
  2. Uttarakhand 
  3. Sikkim 
  4. Himachal Pradesh 

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