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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q 1. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: The Abraham Accord (2020) United Nation is a normalisation pact to establish formal diplomatic ties between the UAE and Israel. 

Statement-II: "Abraham Accords" was chosen as a sign of unity and as a reference to the historical figure of Abraham, ancestor of both Jews and Arabs. 

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. Buyers can directly purchase all kind of insurance from Bima Sugam Portal. 
  2. Life insurance and general insurance companies will own a 50 percent stake in Bima Sugam Portal. 
  3. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is the Regulating Authority of Bima Sugam Portal. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 3. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Mithun is a ruminant species of the Bovidae family found in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Statement-II: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has launched the M-ANITRA app to register Mithun farmers as “buyers” and “sellers” 

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 wildlife sanctuary: 

  1. Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary 
  2. Tungareshwar wildlife Sanctuary 
  3. Bhamragad wildlife sanctuary 
  4. Melghat wildlife sanctuary 

How many of the wildlife sanctuary are located in Maharashtra? 

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

Q 5. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: India Produce 7 Percent of Vanadium of the World. 

Statement-II: Vanadium possesses the capability to improve the resilience and strength of steel and titanium alloys. 

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 6. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Adi Shankaracharya expounded the Doctrine of Advaita, which emphasizes the concept of Monism. 
  2. "Brahmasutrabhasya," "Bhajagovinda Stotra," and "Nirvana Shatakam," are the work of Adi Shankaracharya. 

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 7. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Article 105 states that no member of Parliament shall be subject to any legal proceedings in any court for anything said or any vote cast by them in Parliament or any of its committees. 
  2. Speaker of the House holds the authority to address matters in cases where a member's speech or actions exceed the permissible boundaries of free speech. 

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  

Statement-I: Newspapers' ink contains bioactive substances that can contaminate food and be hazardous to human health. 

Statement-II: The Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations 1998, restrict the use of newspapers for food storage or packaging. 

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. RoDTEP scheme provides exporters with refunds for taxes, duties, and levies incurred during the manufacturing and distribution of goods. 
  2. The RoDTEP scheme replaced the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). 
  3. The RoDTEP Committee operates within the Department of Economic Affairs. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 10. Consider the following statements: 

  1. A social bond is a type of financial instrument that can only be issued by governments. 
  2. Social bonds are designed to finance projects of healthcare, education and housing. 
  3. NABARD introduced a Sustainability Bond Framework, aimed at financing and refinancing green and social projects. 

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. Polyethylene terephthalate is a common type of plastic used to make bottles, containers, and synthetic fibres.  
  2. Polyethylene terephthalate is known for its transparency and recyclability. 
  3. PET46 is a biodegradable variety of Polyethylene terephthalate. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 12. Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which of the following state? 

  1. Uttar Pradesh 
  2. Bihar 
  3. Assam 
  4. Kerala 

Q 13. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Kaobal Gali-Mushkoh Valley is located in between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. 

Statement-II: Kaobal Gali, the highest pass at a height of 4,167 meters in Gurez, connects Gurez to Mushkoh Valley. 

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 14. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: International Coffee Organisation (ICO) World Coffee Conference held in India for the first time in Asian coffee-producing country. 

Statement-II: International Coffee Organisation was established in 1993, under the United Nations and is headquartered at New York. 

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. Gita Mittal Committee was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to: 

  1. Manipur ethnic Violence 
  2. RBI Digital Currency 
  3. Caste Census in Bihar 
  4. Women reservation in Parliament 

Q 16. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan is an umbrella initiative aims to transform organic waste. 

Statement-II: The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation is the coordinating department for GOBARdhan. 

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 17. Kole wetland was recently mentioned in the news, it is located in:  

  1. Kerala 
  2. Telangana 
  3. Assam 
  4. Tamil Nadu 

Q 18. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: The gravitational forces within galaxies result from interactions between celestial objects like stars and gas clouds are force that drive galactic tides. 

Statement-II: Galactic tides over long periods of time also disturb star orbits, resulting in long-term modifications in galaxy structure. 

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. Perovskite is a calcium titanium oxide mineral composed of calcium titanate. 
  2. Perovskite solar cells are costlier, lighter, and more efficient than traditional silicon-based cells. 

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 countries: 

  1. United States 
  2. New Zealand 
  3. Canada 
  4. Australia 

How many countries given above is the part of Five Eyes Alliance? 

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

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