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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q 1. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Self-respect marriage aims to simplify weddings, allowing declarations in the presence of friends or family, and eliminating traditional ceremonial requirements. 

Statement-II: It legally acknowledges marriages between Hindus conducted without the need for priests, holy fire, or rituals and requires registration as per the law. 

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  

Statement-I: Fungi are a very diverse group of eukaryotic organisms encompassing a wide range of life forms, from single celled to very complex multicellular organisms. 

Statement-II: Fungi are important contributors to the soil carbon stock. 

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 3. Consider the following statements about PM-PRANAM: 

1. Its objective is to promote the balanced use of chemical and alternative fertilizers, generating awareness of regenerative agriculture (RA). 

2. Separate budget of 4000 crores has been allocated for the PM-PRANAM Scheme. 

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 4. Consider the following statements with reference to the regenerative agriculture: 

1. Nurtures and restores soil health 

2. Protects the climate 

3. Restores the water resources  

4. Enhances farms’ productivity and profitability 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) Only three  

(d) All four 

Q 5. Consider the following statements: 

1. The term "special session" is not defined in the Constitution and is typically used for specific occasions like commemorating milestones. 

2. The Constitution mandates that no more than six months should elapse between two parliamentary sessions. 

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 6. Agriculture Cess is imposed on which of the following items? 

1. Alcoholic Beverages 

2. Gold and Silver 

3. Petrol and Diesel 

4. Cotton and Silk Yarn 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) Only three  

(d) All four 

Q 7. Consider the following statements about Agriculture Infrastructure Development Cess (AIDC): 

1. AIDC is a type of special-purpose tax that aims to raise funds specifically for financing the development of agriculture infrastructure in India.  

2. The purpose of the AIDC is to raise funds to finance spending on developing agriculture infrastructure. 

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. Gramodyog Vikas Yojana Include which of the following activities? 

1. Mineral-Based Industry (MBI) 

2. Wellness & Cosmetics Industry (WCI) 

3. Handmade Paper, Leather & Plastic Industry (HPLPI) 

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: 

1. Khadi and Village Industries Commission is a statutory body established under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, of 1956. 

2. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is the nodal ministry for KVIC. 

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 10. Which of the following are included in the dual use items? 

1. Speciality items like Sarin Gas 

2. Organisms 

3. Equipment for military 

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. Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for nuclear technology control 

2. Australia Group (AG) for chemical and biological technology control 

3. Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) for rockets and aerial vehicles related to WMD delivery 

4. Wassenaar Arrangement for conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies 

How many of the above are under the Missile and Dual-Use Export Control Regimes? 

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) Only three  

(d) All four 

Q 12. Consider the following statements: 

Statement-I: Ecocide is defined as “extensive loss, damage or destruction of ecosystems such that the peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants has been severely diminished. 

Statement-II: There is no accepted legal definition of ecocide. 

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. Rome Statute of the International criminal court deals with which of the following atrocities? 

1. Genocide 

2. Crimes against humanity 

3. Crime of aggression. 

4. 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: Zanskar is a high-altitude semi-desert lying on the Northern flank of the Great Himalayan Range. 

Statement-II: Zanskar mountain range acts as a climatic barrier protecting Ladakh and Zanskar from most of the monsoon, resulting in a pleasantly warm and dry climate in the summer. 

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. Consider the following statements: 

1. Sudan is bordered by Ethiopia and Libya. 

2. Darfur region in western Sudan that has been plagued by violent conflict and humanitarian crises. 

3. White Nile River flow through the Khartoum province of Sudan. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 16. Consider the following statements:  

1. Zambezi River divide the Mozambique into two topographical regions. 

2. Mozambique shares its land border with Malawi and Niger. 

3. Cabo Delgado region is an ethnic stronghold of the Makonde tribe in Mozambique. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 17. Arrange the following from North to South: 

1. Dar es Salam 

2. Mikindani 

3. Beira 

4. Bilene 

Select the correct answer using the code given below: 

(a) 1-2-3-4 

(b) 4-3-2-1

(c) 2-3-1-4 

(d) 3-1-2-4 

Q 18. Consider the following statements: 

1. Chad Host the largest number of refugees in West and Central Africa. 

2. It is the second largest country on the African continent. 

3. Chari and the Logone are the major river of Chad. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 19. Consider the following countries: 

1. Congo 

2. Senegal 

3. Mali 

4. Mauritania 

How many of the above given countries are the part of Sahel Region in Africa? 

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None

Q 20. Consider the following statements:  

1. Argentina, the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, is situated between the Andes Mountains and Chile to the west. 

2. The eastern boundary of Argentina is defined by the Atlantic Ocean. 

3. Argentina is famous for livestock ranching in the world. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

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