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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


1. Consider the following statements regarding Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV)

SatementI: EEHV is a double-stranded DNA virus categorized within the Herpesviridae family. 

SatementII: Anti-viral therapy is the only definitive cure for herpesviruses. 

Select the correct answer using code given below: 

  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 

2. Consider the following statements regarding Artificial Intelligence

  1. Artificial Intelligence can effectively Bring down electricity consumption in industrial units.
  2. Artificial Intelligence can effectively do Text-to-Speech Conversion.
  3. Artificial Intelligence can effectively do Wireless transmission of electrical energy. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

3. Consider the following statements regarding Pulsars and Neutron stars.

  1. 1. Pulsars are rotating neutron stars emitting rhythmic pulses of radiation. 
  2. 2. Neutron stars emerge from during the birth of star at initial formation stages. 

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 

4. Consider the following statements regarding Urban Cooperative Banks in India

  1. They are supervised and regulated by local boards set up by the State Governments. 
  2. They can issue equity shares and preference shares. 
  3. They were brought under the purview of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 through an Amendment in 1966. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

5. Consider the following statements regarding Gemini

StatementI: Gemini is a groundbreaking AI model unveiled by Meta, promising to revolutionize the way we interact with technology. 

StatementII: With its ability to understand multiple modalities, Gemini can revolutionize search engines by providing more accurate and relevant results. 

Select the correct answer using code given below: 

  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 

6. Consider the following statements regarding All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

  1. AICTE was established as a statutory body under All India Council for Technical Education Act. 
  2. Its primary objective was to conduct a comprehensive survey on the existing technical education facilities. 

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 

7. With reference to soil erosion consider the following statements

  1. soil erosion is primarily associated with Terrace cultivation. 
  2. soil erosion is primarily associated with Tropical climate. 

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct? 

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

8. With reference to Purchasing Managers Index consider the following statements

  1. The PMI is separately calculated for the manufacturing and services sectors. 
  2. A PMI above 100 signifies expansion, while a score below 100 indicates contraction 

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct? 

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

9. Consider the following statements regarding microbeads

  1. They are considered harmful to marine ecosystems
  2. Microbeads are tiny, spherical plastic particles, typically measuring less than five millimetres in diameter.

Select the correct answer using code given below: 

  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 

10 .Consider the following statements regarding The Global Positioning System

  1. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system reliant on a constellation of 12 satellites.
  2. With three or more satellites, the receiver can ascertain a three-dimensional position, including elevation.
  3. The IRNSS constellation, comprising seven satellites, extends accurate navigation signals over India and up to 1,500 km beyond its borders.

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

11. Consider the following statements regarding Indian judiciary

  1. Any retired judge of the Supreme Court of India can be called back to sit and act as a Supreme Court judge by the Chief Justice of India with the prior permission of the President of India.
  2. A High Court in India has the power to review its own judgement as the Supreme Court does.

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 

12. Consider the following statements regarding furnace oil

  1. It is a product of oil refineries.
  2. Some industries use it to generate power.
  3. Its use causes sulphur emissions into environment.

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

13. Consider the following statements regarding Kra Isthmus

StatementI: Situated in Thailand, the Kra Isthmus represents the narrowest segment of the Malay Peninsula 

StatementII: Isthmus of Kra is located between The Java Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. 

Select the correct answer using code given below: 

  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 

14. Consider the following statements regarding Malaria

  1. Malaria is a deadly viral disease.
  2. India has been declared Malaria free by WHO in early 2023.
  3. 3 It difficult to develop an effective malaria vaccine because man does not develop immunity to malaria during natural infection 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

15. Consider the following statements regarding Cyclone Michaung

  1. Cyclone Michaung has been named following a suggestion from Indonesia.
  2. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is responsible for managing rotating name lists specific to each tropical cyclone basin

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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

16. Consider the following statements regarding Codex Alimentarius Commission

  1. The Codex Alimentarius Commission is an international body for food standards jointly established by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization.
  2. The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Agreement on Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) does not acknowledge Codex standards
  3. India joined the Codex Alimentarius recently.

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

17. With reference to AIDS consider the following statements

  1. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is an infection that specifically targets and weakens the body's respiratory system. 
  2. Once contracted, HIV can only be eradicated from the body through elaborate antiviral therapy. 

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct? 

  1. 1 Only 
  2. 2 Only  
  3. Both 1 and 2 
  4. Neither 1 and 2 

18. Consider the following statements regarding Disguised unemployment

StatementI: In disguised unemployment marginal productivity of labour is zero 

StatementII: In disguised unemployment, the number of workers employed is More than the required workforce 

Select the correct answer using code given below: 

  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 

19. Consider the following statements regarding The Model Code of Conduct (MCC)

  1. The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is a set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to regulate the behaviour of political parties and candidates
  2. The Model Code of Conduct is legally binding on the political parties and the candidates to ensure free and fair elections in the country.
  3. The MCC originated during the 1960 Assembly elections in Kerala.

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

20. Consider the following statements regarding Climate Engineering

  1. Climate engineering involves intentionally altering Earth's climate to address or mitigate the impacts of climate change
  2. Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) are two important categories of methods to implement climate engineering.

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 

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