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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q 1. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Rwanda is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa converge. 

Statement-II: Rwanda primary mineral resources are tin and tungsten. 

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. Jawaharlal Nehru Port is India’s largest container-handling port. 

2. Kandla Port handle highest cargo in India. 

3. Paradip port was first major port on the east coast of India commissioned after independence. 

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 pairs:

         Port                                                    Location 

1. Veraval                                             Mumbai 

2. Kakinada                                         Andhra Pradesh 

3. Nagapattinam                                Kerala 

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three 

(d) None 

Q 4. Consider the following Rivers: 

1. Beki 

2. Manas 

3. Kulsi 

4. Jinjiran 

How many of the above given rivers are the tributary of Brahmaputra River? 

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two 

(c) Only three 

(d) All four 

Q 5. Lachin Corridor is located in between which of the following countries? 

1. Armenia and Azerbaijan 

2. Iraq and Kuwait 

3. Peru and Bolivia 

4. Turkey and Georgia 

Q 6. Nagorno-Karabakh region was recently mentioned in the news, it was in the news due to: 

1. Humanitarian Crisis 

2. Flood Crisis 

3. Azerbaijan operation against Armenian Forces 

4. Earthquake 

Q 7. Consider the following Islands: 

1. Marshal Island 

2. Guam Island 

3. Palau Island 

Arrange the above Island from east to west: 

  1. 1-2-3 
  2. 3-2-1 
  3. 2-1-3 
  4. 2-3-1 

Q 8. Umm Gudair was recently mentioned in the news, it is located in which of the following country? 

1. Saudi Arabia 

2. Kuwait 

3. Iran 

4. Iraq 

Q 9. Consider the following statements: 

1. Likaru-Mig La-Fukche road is located close to Hanle in Eastern Ladakh. 

2. It is the first project in India to be carried out entirely by an All-Woman Road Construction Company. 

3. Umling La in Ladakh holds the title of the highest motorable road. 

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 Rivers: 

1. Napo River 

2. Maranon River 

3. Ucayali River 

4. Putumayo River 

How many of the above given river flow through Peru? 

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two 

(c) Only three 

(d) All four 

Q 11. Lake Titicaca is between which of the following countries? 

1. Peru and Bolivia 

2. Chilli and Peru 

3. Bolivia and Brazil 

4. Peru and Brazil 

Q 12. ‘Afar region’ was recently mentioned in the news, it is located in which country? 

1. Ethiopia 

2. Rwanda 

3. Chad 

4. Niger 

Q 13. Consider the following: 

1. Biolabels 

2. Liquid Manufacturing 

3. Drug Delivery 

4. Lasing 

How many of the above are the applications of Quantum Dots? 

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two 

(c) Only three 

(d) All four 

Q 14. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Attosecond pulses can be employed in medical diagnostics to detect specific molecules based on their fleeting signatures. 

Statement-II: Electron dynamics refers to the study and understanding of the behavior and motion of electrons within atoms, molecules, and solid materials. 

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. In the context of vaccines manufactured to prevent COVID-19 pandemic, consider the following statements: (2022) 

1. The Serum Institute of India produced COVID-19 vaccine named Covishield using mRNA platform. 

2. Sputnik V vaccine is manufactured using vector-based platform. 

3. COVAXIN is an inactivated pathogen-based vaccine. 

Which of the statements given above are correct? 

(a) 1 and 2 only 
(b) 2 and 3 only 
(c) 1 and 3 only 
(d) 1, 2 and 3 

Q 16. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Aadhar serves as proof of identity and address and is linked to an individual’s biometric and demographic information. 

Statement-II: Aadhaar metadata cannot be stored for more than one year. 

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. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: The quantity of imported edible oils is more than the domestic production of edible oils in the last five years. 

Statement-II: The Government does not impose any customs duty on all the imported edible oils as a special case. 

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 18. Consider the following animals: 

1. Hedgehog 

2. Marmot 

3. Pangolin 

To reduce the chance of being captured by predators which of the above organisms rolls up/roll up and protects/ protects its/their vulnerable parts? 

(a) 1 and 2 
(b) 2 only 
(c) 3 only 
(d) 1 and 3 

Q 19. Consider the following pairs: 

 

Tribe 

State 

1 

Limboo (Limbu) 

Sikkim 

2 

Karbi 

Himachal Pradesh 

3 

Dongaria Kondh 

Odisha 

4 

Bonda 

Tamil Nadu 

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three 

(d) None 

Q 20. Consider the following statements: 

1. The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) has a ‘Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air’. 

2. The UNCAC is the ever-first legally binding global anti-corruption instrument. 

3. A highlight of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) is the inclusion of a specific chapter aimed at returning assets to their rightful owners from whom they had been taken illicitly. 

4. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is mandated by its member States 

How many of the statements given above are correctly matched?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three 

(d) None 

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