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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q1. Consider the following sites: 

  1. Jantar Mantar, Delhi 
  2. Dholavira 
  3. Fatehpur Sikri 
  4. Great living Chola temples 

How many of the sites given above are included in UNESCO world Heritage site list?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. Only three  
  4. All four 

Q2. Consider the following: 

  1. Gora 
  2. Balaka 
  3. Federation vs Freedom 

How many of the statements given above are the literary work of Rabindra nath Tagore? 

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

Q 3. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Rabindranath Tagore was awarded with Knighthood for Services to Literature by Lord Hardinge in 1915. 
  2. Tagore renounced his title of Knighthood after the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre 

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 

Q4. Consider the following Initiative: 

  1. KIRAN 
  2. Ujjawala 
  3. Manodarpan 
  4. Nai Roshni 

How many of the schemes are related to control women suicide?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. Only three  
  4. All four 

Q5. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: The CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL-India) is India’s National Metrology Institute' (NMI). 

Statement-II: NPL  is an international standard-setting body that develops model regulations, standards and related documents for use by legal metrology authorities and industry. 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

  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 

Q6. Consider the following pairs: 

               Ports                   Location 

  1. Fujairah              UAE 
  2. Haradh               Israel 
  3. Messina            France 

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?  

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

Q7. Consider the following countries: 

  1. France  
  2. Germany 
  3. UK 
  4. UAE 

How many of the countries given above are signatory of IMEC Corridor?  

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. Only three  
  4. All four 

Q8. Consider the following pairs: 

           Place                                    Location 

  1. Haradh                           Saudi Arabia 
  2. Al-Haditha                    UAE 
  3. Piraeus                          Greece 

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?  

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

Q9. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Deoxygenation in water bodies refers to the reduction or depletion of dissolved oxygen levels in aquatic environments. 

Statement-II: Deoxygenation is a driver for Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) and the release of toxic metals. 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

  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 

Q10. The acidification of oceans is increasing. Why is this phenomenon a cause of concern?  

  1. The growth and survival of calcareous phytoplankton will be adversely affected. 
  2. The growth and survival of coral reefs will be adversely affected. 
  3. The survival of some animals that have phytoplanktonic larvae will be adversely affected. 
  4. The cloud seeding and formation of clouds will be adversely affected. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only 
  2. 2 only 
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4 

Q 11. Consider the following statements in the context interventions being undertaken under Anaemin Mukt Bharat Strategy : 

  1. The Anemia Mukt Bharat integrates deworming of women of reproductive age. 
  2. It runs a campaign for delayed cord clamping at the time of child-birth. 
  3. It provides for periodic deworming to children and adolescents. 
  4. It addresses non-nutritional causes of anaemia in endemic pockets with special focus on malaria, hemoglobinopathies and fluorosis. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two  
  3. Only three 
  4. All four 

Q 12. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Fraternity is a constitutional value in India, alongside liberty and equality, aimed at achieving social harmony and unity. 

Statement-II: French Revolution in 1789 gave rise to the idea of fraternity. 

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

  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 

Q 13. Which one of the following objectives is not embodied in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?  

  1. Liberty of thought 
  2. Economic liberty 
  3. Liberty of expression 
  4. Liberty of belief 

Q 14. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Natural rubber is a polymer derived from neoprene, an organic compound. 
  2. Rubber requires high temperature throughout the year – ranging between 20°-35°C 
  3. Rubber Board's headquarters is located in Kolkata. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

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

Q 15. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Antitrust laws are regulations that encourage competition by limiting the market power of any particular firm. 
  2. The Sherman Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and the Clayton Act are the three pivotal laws in the history of antitrust regulation. 
  3. Antitrust laws also prevent multiple firms from colluding or forming a cartel to limit competition through practices such as price fixing. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

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

Q 16. Consider the following states: 

  1. Kerala 
  2. Karnataka 
  3. TamilNadu 
  4. Telangana 

Segur Elephant corridor passes through how many of the states given above? 

  1. Only one  
  2. Only two 
  3. Only three 
  4. All four 

Q 17. With reference to Digital Banking Unit, consider the following statements: 

  1. DBUs are specialised fixed point business unit housing a certain minimum digital infrastructure for delivering digital banking products & services. 
  2. All scheduled commercial banks including Regional Rural Banks with past digital banking experience are permitted to open DBUs in Tier 1 to Tier 6 centres.
  3. Banks will have the option to engage digital business facilitators/correspondents to expand the virtual footprint of DBUs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

  1. 1 and 2 only 
  2. 1 and 3 only 
  3. 2 and 3 only 
  4. 1,2 and 3 only  

Q 18.  With reference to Aadhaar consider the following statements: 

  1. It can only be issued to the citizens of India.
  2. It can be considered as proof of residence.
  3. It is managed by UIDAI, a statutory body under the Ministry of Communications.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

  1. 1 and 2 only 
  2. 2 only 
  3. 2 and 3 only 
  4. 1,2 and 3  

Q 19. Kramatorsk was recently mentioned in the news. It is located in which of the following countries? 

  1. Poland 
  2. Russia 
  3. Belarus 
  4. Ukraine 

Q 20. With reference to sickle cell anaemia, consider the following statements: 

  1. Sickle cell anaemia is not a genetic disease.  
  2. In this disease, the normal round shape of red blood cells becomes like crescent moons.  
  3. Round red blood cells can move easily through the blood vessels, but sickle-shaped cells interconnect and can result in blood clots. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

  1. 1 and 2 only 
  2. 2 and 3 only  
  3. 2 and 3 only  
  4. 1 2 and 3 

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