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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 08-04-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 08-04-2023


Q 1. “Caltoris bromus sadasiva” was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to:

  1. A newly discovered butterfly species
  2. Recently discovered dinosaur’s fossil
  3. An invasive plant species
  4. A newly developed GMO butterfly

Q 2. It was established in 1973 under Project Tiger. It is located at the tri-junction area of the States Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is recognized as one of the Mega Biodiversity Areas in the country and is home to rich floral and faunal diversity and is part of the Mysore Elephant Reserve and is an important component of the country’s first biosphere reserve.

Which of the following tiger reserve has been described in the paragraph given above?

  1. Periyar Tiger Reserve
  2. Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
  3. Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
  4. Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Q 3. With reference to the Meteor Shower, consider the following statements:

  1. A meteor shower happens when earth passes through the trail of debris left by a comet.
  2. Meteors are chunks of rocks and ice that are ejected from the comets as they orbit the sun.

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 4. Which of the following have the application of Sodium Cyanide (NaCN)?

  1. Extraction of Gold
  2. Mining Industry
  3. Manufacturing of dyes
  4. Making of Electroplating solutions

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q 5. Consider the following statements about the new Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) announced by the Indian government:

  1. The new FTP is aimed at boosting India's merchandise and services exports to $1 trillion by 2030.
  2. The FTP introduced a one-time Amnesty Scheme for exporters to close the old pending authorizations and start afresh.
  3. Replacing the incentive-based system of promoting exports with remission and entitlement-based regimes is one of the important provisions of the new FTP.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q 6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD) Programme aims at developing essential technologies for a fully reusable launch vehicle to enable low-cost access to space.
  2. RLV is essentially a space plane with a low lift to drag ratio and can travel to low earth orbits to deliver payloads and return to earth for use again.
  3. Currently, NASA and ISRO are the only two space related organisations which have RLV technology.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 7. What are the benefits of implementing the ‘Advance Pricing Agreement’?

  1. Avoidance of double taxation
  2. Certainty for complex and high risk transactions
  3. Reduction in compliance costs
  4. Promotion to ease of doing business

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q 8. With reference to the National Logistics Portal Marine (NLPM), consider the following statements:

  1. National Logistics Portal Marine (NLPM) is a national maritime single window platform encompassing complete end-to-end logistics solutions.
  2. NLPM is an "open platform" that allows coexistence of multiple service providers to provide EXIM related services independently or by using connectivity options.
  3. NLPM is a project of national importance, as envisaged by the Ministry of Ports Shipping Waterways and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 9.  Which of the following best describe the ‘Long term repo operations (LTRO)’?

  1. a framework that allows the central bank to lend money to banks for one to three years at the current repo rate in exchange for collateralized government assets with a similar or longer term.
  2. a window for banks to borrow from Reserve Bank of India in emergency situation when inter-bank liquidity dries up completely
  3. a monetary policy tool used in India by the RBI through which it injects or absorbs liquidity into or from the banking system.
  4. the selling and purchasing of the treasury bills and government securities by the central bank of any country in order to regulate money supply in the economy.

 

Q 10. With reference to “Rare-earth Elements” consider the following statements:

  1. China is the largest producer of these elements.
  2. These elements are characterized by high density, high melting point, high conductivity and high thermal conductance.
  3. Rare earth metals are essential for the manufacture of various kinds of electronic items.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 11. Consider the following:

  1. Faridabad
  2. Mirzapur
  3. Moradabad
  4. Varanasi

How many of the above given towns are included in the Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) under Foreign Trade Policy 2023?

  1. Only 1 Town
  2. Only 2 Towns
  3. Only 3 Towns
  4. All 4 Towns

Q 12. Consider the following statements:

  1. Open-source software (OSS) is a software that is distributed with its source code and with its original rights.
  2. OSS is based on a centralized model of production and helps in reducing the monopoly of large commercial firms.

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. With reference to the Central Administrative Tribunal, consider the following statements:

  1. A sitting or retired Judge of a High Court heads the Central Administrative Tribunal.
  2. The orders of the CAT are challenges by way of a Writ petition before the respective High Court.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 norm2

Q 14. With reference to the Eravikulam National Park (ENP), consider the following statements:

  1. It is located in the High Ranges of the Southern Western Ghats in Kerala.
  2. Neelakurunji is one of the species found in this national park.
  3. It is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 15. Consider the following statements about Kala-azar:

  1. It is a vector borne (sandfly) neglected tropical disease caused by the protozoan parasites of the genus leishmania.
  2. Kala-Azar is endemic to only two states in India, namely Bihar and Jharkhand.

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 16. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Prepaid Payments Instrument?

  1. PPIs are instruments that facilitate purchase of goods and services and enable remittance facilities against the value stored therein.
  2. Public can purchase Prepaid Payment Instruments on UPI platform.
  3. Banks and NBFCs can issue PPIs without approval from the Reserve Bank of India.

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 17. With reference to the Shyamji Krishna Varma, consider the following statements:

  1. He founded the “India House” acted as one of the most prominent centers for revolutionary Indian nationalism outside India.
  2. He was an admirer of Dayanand Saraswati, and he inspired Veer Savarkar who was a member of India House in London.

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 18. Yangli Festival is the festival of which of the following states?

  1. Assam
  2. Karnataka
  3. Telangana
  4. Kerala

Q 19. With reference to the derecognition of Political party, consider the following statements:

  1. If the party fails to secure at least 6% of the total votes polled in the general election to the Lok Sabha or the legislative assembly of the state concerned.
  2. If the party fails to submit its audited accounts to the ECI on time.

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. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Biofilm Buster?

  1. It is a complex process by which groups of microorganisms adhere to surfaces and form a slimy layer of cells.
  2. Biofilm matrix is composed of polysaccharides, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.
  3. Formation of biofouling on surfaces such as ship hulls and pipes and development of antibiotic resistance are some of the negative impacts of these films.

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

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