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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q 1. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2020 replaced the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954. 
  2. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is under the charge of Director General of Health Services in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) only  
(b) 2 only  
(c) Both 1 and 2  
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 2. Consider the following statements: 

  1. UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2014. 
  2. Creative Cities Network aims to “promote cooperation among cities which recognize creativity as a strategic factor in their urban development”. 
  3. The network covers design, literature and music creative field across the cities. 

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: Cloud Seeding is the process of artificially generating rain by implanting clouds with particles silver iodide crystals. 

Statement-II: Cloud seeding is done to enhance winter snowfall and increase mountain snowpack. 

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. Agricultural soils release nitrogen oxides into the environment. 
  2. Cattle release ammonia into the environment. 
  3. Poultry industry releases reactive nitrogen compounds into the environment. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 5. With reference to chemical fertilizers in India, consider the following statements: (2020) 

  1. At present, the retail price of chemical fertilizers is market-driven and not administered by the Government. 
  2. Ammonia, which is an input of urea, is produced from natural gas. 
  3. Sulphur, which is a raw material for phosphoric acid fertilizer, is a by-product of oil refineries. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 6. With reference to river Teesta, consider the following statements:  

  1. The source of river Teesta is the same as that of Brahmaputra but it flows through Sikkim. 
  2. River Rangeet originates in Sikkim and it is a tributary of river Teesta. 
  3. River Teesta flows into Bay of Bengal on the border of India and Bangladesh. 

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  

Statement-I: Reference fuels represent high-value premium products specifically utilized for calibrating and testing vehicles by automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). 

Statement-II: Hindustan Petroleum has now indigenously developed 'reference' grade petrol at its Paradip refinery in Odisha and diesel at its Panipat unit in Haryana. 

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 8. Consider the following statements about Thallium: 

  1. Thallium sulfate banned for household use in developed nations. 
  2. Thallium sulfate has application in electronics industry for photoelectric cells. 
  3. Thallium oxide is used to create high-refraction glass and low-melting glass 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None  

Q 9. Which one of the following regions of India has a combination of mangrove forest, evergreen forest and deciduous forest?  

(a) North Coastal Andhra Pradesh  
(b) South-West Bengal  
(c) Southern Saurashtra 
(d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands 

Q 10. Mediterranean Sea is a border of which of the following countries?  

  1. Jordan 
  2. Iraq 
  3. Lebanon 
  4. Syria 

How many states share border with Mediterranean Sea 

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 11. Which one of the following countries of South-West Asia does not open out to the Mediterranean Sea? 

(a) Syria 

(b) Jordan 

(c) Lebanon 

(d) Israel 

Q 12. With reference to India, the terms ‘HaIbi, Ho and Kui’ pertain to: 

(a) dance forms of Northwest India  

(b) musical instruments 

(c) pre-historic cave paintings 

(d) tribal languages 

Q 13. Brasilia Declaration was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to: 

  1. Road Safety 
  2. Conservation of Biodiversity 
  3. Plastic Pollution 
  4. Air Pollution 

Q 14. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Trade Related Analysis of Fauna and Flora in Commerce (TRAFFIC) is a bureau under United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 
  2. The mission of TRAFFIC is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. 

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 15. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Fixing Minimum Support Price for agricultural produce of all crops 
  2. Computerization of Primary Agricultural Credit Societies 
  3. Social Capital development 
  4. Free electricity supply to farmers 
  5. Waiver of agricultural loans by the banking system 
  6. Setting up of cold storage facilities by the governments 

How many of the above can be considered as public investment in agriculture? 

(a) Only three 

(b) Only four 

(c) Only five 

(d) All Six 

Q 16. Consider the following Cities: 

  1. Kashmir 
  2. Mumbai 
  3. Gwalior 
  4. Hyderabad 

How many of the above cities are included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network? 

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two 

(c) Only three 

(d) All four 

Q 17. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The number of taxpayers has progressively increased in between 2018-2022 years. 
  2. Percentage of taxpayers paying nil tax has been decreased in between 2019-2022. 

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 18. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The amount of water in the rivers and lakes is more than the amount of groundwater. 
  2. The amount of water in polar ice caps and glaciers is more than the amount of groundwater. 

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 19. Consider the following statements about Biotoilet: 

  1. The decomposition of human waste in the biotoilets is initiated by a fungal inoculum. 
  2. Ammonia and water vapour are the only end products in this decomposition which are released into the atmosphere. 

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

(a) 1 only  
(b) 2 only  
(c) Both 1 and 2 
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q 20. With reference to Carbon Nanoflorets consider the following statements: 

  1. The nanoflorets' design ensures maximum heat dissipation, allowing for efficient utilization of as heat dissipator 
  1. Coated nanoflorets exhibit Instability, with a maximum lifespan of eight years 

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

  1. 1 only 
  2. 2 only 
  3. Both 1 and 2 
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

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