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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 02-12-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 02-12-2023


1. Consider the following statements regarding Loss and Damage Fund

StatementI: The Loss and Damage (L&D) fund is a financial mechanism addressing irreversible consequences of climate change strictly in monetary terms.

StatementII: Developed nations, notably the US, show hesitancy in committing as primary donors to the fund

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 Exercise Milan

  1. MILAN, an annual multilateral naval exercise, was initiated by the Indian Navy in 1995.
  2. The exercise began with the involvement of only four countries during its 1995 edition.
  3. MILAN 24 will take place in and around Andaman and Nicobar

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 Nagarjuna Sagar Project

  1. The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is situated across the Godavari River.
  2. The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam holds historical significance as one of the initial "modern temples".

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. With reference to The Border Security Force (BSF) consider the following statements 

  1. The Border Security Force (BSF) was established post the 1965 Indo-Pak War. 
  2. The Border Security Force is governed by Ministry of Defence. 

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 

5. Consider the following statements regarding National Medical Commission (NMC) 

  1. The National Medical Commission (NMC) is an autonomous body working under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 
  2. The National Medical Commission (NMC) comprises 25 members, with a majority nominated by an independent panel comprising mostly of doctors and health professionals. 
  3. Recently, concerns arise regarding the inclusion of a colour image of Dhanvantari in the National Medical Commission's logo 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

6. Consider the following statements regarding Finance Commission 

  1. FC recommend to the President the principles which should govern the grants-in-aid of the revenues of the States out of the Consolidated Fund of India 
  2. All the appointments are made by the President of India. 

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 

7. Consider the following statements regarding PVTGs 

  1. Formation of Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) as a distinct category, denoting the least developed among tribal communities, was undertaken by the Dhebar Commission 
  2. There are 75 PVTGs out of the 705 Scheduled Tribes. 
  3. The state of Madhya Pradesh in India has the highest number of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

8. Consider the following statements regarding Election Commission of India 

  1. The Election Commission of India (ECI), a statutory authority, autonomously oversees Union and State elections 
  2. Its responsibilities include conducting elections for the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies, President, Vice President and elections to panchayats and municipalities 

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 

9. Consider the following statements regarding Rat Hole Mining 

  1. In 2014 the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a ban on rat-hole mining 
  2. It is an environmentally safer way to do mining in economically fragile areas. 
  3. The technique uses most advanced and human friendly machines to carry out mining thus posing negligible safety concerns for the miners viz-a-viz other mining methods. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

10. With reference to Bitcoins consider the following statements 

  1. Bitcoins are legal tenders in India for big investments.  
  2. One of the main drawbacks of using Bitcoins is opaque nature of its transactions. 

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 

11. Consider the following statements regarding Special Category Status (SCS) 

  1. Special Category Status (SCS) was introduced in the constitution to support economically weaker states. 
  2. Recently, the Cabinet led by the Chief Minister passed a resolution requesting the special category status for Bihar 

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 

12. Consider the following statements regarding Guru Nanak Dev 

  1. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, born on April 15, 1469, in Talwandi was the first of the ten Sikh Gurus 
  1. Guru Nanak emphasized the concept of Ek Onkar, emphasizing the oneness of God and the equality of all human beings 
  2. Guru Nanak Dev Ji established the langar system, a community kitchen providing free meals to people of all backgrounds 

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 A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) 

  1. DAOs are communities owned by members, having a centralized leadership.  
  2. DAOs are completely legal entities. 

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 

14. Consider the following statements regarding Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) 

  1. Offers a health cover of Rs 5 lakh per member per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization 
  2. It is a Central Sector Scheme 
  3. Offers interstate portability, allowing beneficiaries to access services in any state with an AB-PMJAY program 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

15. With reference to Myanmar consider the following statements 

  1. It is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest 
  2. Myanmar is the second largest country in Southeast Asia 

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 

16. Consider the following statements regarding discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State?  

  1. He has the power of sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule 
  2. He has the power of making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government  

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

17. Consider the following statements regarding effects of a major solar storm (solar flare) reaching the Earth 

  1. GPS and navigation systems could fail. 
  2. Tsunamis could occur at equatorial regions. 
  3. Power grids could be damaged.  

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

18. Consider the following statements regarding the Constitution Day 

  1. The Constitution Day is celebrated on 26th November every year to promote constitutional values among citizens. 
  2. On 26th November, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India set up a Drafting Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to prepare a Draft Constitution of India. 

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 

19. Consider the following statements regarding Conservation Agriculture.

  1. It avoids the monoculture practices 
  2. It avoids minimum tillage 
  3. It avoids cultivation of plantation crops 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

20. With reference to the Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) consider the following statements 

  1. AWE observes colourful air glows in the Earth's atmosphere, focusing on the tropopause region 
  2. The mission's primary objective is to comprehend the forces influencing space weather and assess the potential impact of terrestrial weather on it 

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 

Keywords: Weekly Current Affair Quiz
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