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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 21-10-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 21-10-2023


Q 1. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: An accommodative stance means the Reserve Bank of India is prepared to decrease the money supply to control the Inflation. 

Statement-II: The central bank, during an accommodative policy period cut the interest rates. 

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. If the RBI decides to adopt an expansionist monetary policy, which of the following would it do?  

  1. Cut and optimize the Cash Reserve Ratio 
  2. Increase the Marginal Standing Facility Rate 
  3. Decrease Bank Rate 
  4. Increase the interest rate. 

How many of the above statements are correct regarding expansionist monetary policy?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two 

(c) Only three 

(d) All four 

Q 3. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: The Mewar school of miniature painting renowned for vibrant colors and intricate narratives within a single frame flourished from the 17th to the 18th century. 

Statement-II: Allah Baksh a Mewari painter during Maharana Jai Singh’s reign (1653-98), is renowned for creating comprehensive depictions of the entire Mahabharata. 

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 4. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Dandeli forest is located in the Odisha and is part of the eastern Ghats. 
  2. The Kali Tiger Reserve (KTR) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located adjacent to the Dandeli Forest. 
  3. Dandeli are a mixture of dense deciduous trees interspersed with bamboo and teak plantations.  

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None  

Q 5. Consider the following Protected Areas: 

  1. Nagarhole National Park 
  2. Papikonda National Park 
  3. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve 

How many of the above protected areas are located in Godavri River Basin correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 6. Consider the followinf statements: 

  1. Shri Ramalinga Swamy was a prominent Tamil poet in the 19th century. 
  2. He introduced the concept of “Jeeva Karunyam,” advocating non-violence and reverence for all life forms. 
  3. Vallalar was strongly against the caste system and initiated the 'Samarasa Vedha Sanmarga Sangam' in 1865. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 7. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Automatic Status Holder certification program provides credibility to Indian exporters in the international markets. 
  2. Status Holder certified exporters are exempted from filing Bank Guarantees for FTP schemes. 

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 8. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Churpi is a cheese product prepared from the milk of Arunachali yak. 
  2. Chewy sticky rice variety hails from the Namsai region of Assam. 
  3. Bodo tribe of Changlang district are famous for their exotic designs and vibrant colors of Tangsa Textiles. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 9. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Geographical indications are recognized as a part of intellectual property rights (IPRs) under the Paris Convention. 

Statement-II: The first product in India to be accorded with GI tag was Darjeeling tea in the year 2004-05. 

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 10. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Ichamati River is a transboundary river that flows through India and Nepal. 

Statement-II: Ichhamati River and its tributaries form a large oxbow lake complex. 

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 11. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Cholera is a water-borne disease caused by virus Vibrio cholerae. 
  2. It is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine. 
  3. There is no WHO approved vaccine available for Cholera till now. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 12. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Copyright refers to the legal protection provided to creators of literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, as well as producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings 

Statement-II: Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is used without authorization, particularly if a substantial part of the work is reproduced. 

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. Platypuses inhabit a variety of freshwater ecosystems throughout world 
  2. Platypuses are categorised as monotremes, a distinct order of mammals that lay eggs. 
  3. Male platypuses possess a venomous spur on their ankles, a feature uncommon among mammals 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 14. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Glaciers are large masses of ice that form from the accumulation and compaction of snow over long periods. 

Statement-II: 10% of the Earth's land area is covered by glaciers. 

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 15. What is the importance of developing Chabahar Port by India?  

(a) India’s trade with African countries will enormously increase. 

(b) India’s relations with oil-producing Arab countries will be strengthened. 

(c) India will not depend on Pakistan for access to Afghanistan and Central Asia. 

(d) Pakistan will facilitate and protect the installation of a gas pipeline between Iraq and India. 

Q 16. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Capital infusion into public sector banks by the Government of India has steadily increased in the last decade. 
  2. To put the public sector banks in order, the merger of associate banks with the parent State Bank of India has been affected. 

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. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Jet streams occur in the Northern Hemisphere only.
  2. Only some cyclones develop an eye.
  3. The temperature inside the eye of a cyclone is nearly 10ºC lesser than that of the surroundings.

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 18. In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical latitudes, cyclone does not originate. What is the reason? 

  1. Sea surface temperatures are low
  2. Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone seldom occurs
  3. Coriolis force is too weak
  4. Absence of land in those regions

Q 19. In the context of which of the following do some scientists suggest the use of cirrus cloud thinning technique and the injection of sulphate aerosol into stratosphere?  

(a) Creating the artificial rains in some regions 
(b) Reducing the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones 
(c) Reducing the adverse effects of solar wind on the Earth 
(d) Reducing the global warming 

Q 20. The black cotton soil of India has been formed due to the weathering of: 

(a) brown forest soil 

(b) granite and schist 

(c) shale and limestone 

(d) fissure volcanic rock 

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