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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Daily Current Affairs

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 

  1. The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 defines a child as an individual below the age of 18 
  2. The 2016 amendment prohibits children from engaging in any occupation and adolescents from hazardous occupations. 

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

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding Artificial Intelligence 

  1. Artificial Intelligence can effectively Bring down electricity consumption in industrial units 
  1. Artificial Intelligence can effectively do Disease diagnosis
  2. Artificial Intelligence can effectively do wireless transmission of electrical energy 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding The Cauvery River 

  1. The Cauvery River, often referred to as the 'Dakshi Bharat ki Ganga' or 'the Ganga of the South,' originates from Talakaveri. 
  2. The Cauvery basin encompasses the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and the Union Territory of Puducherry 

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 statements regarding Chief Minister

  1. Article 164 mandates the President to appoint the Chief Minister. 
  2. Chief Minister serves for a fixed tenure of 5 years. 
  3. Chief Minister allocates and reshuffles portfolios, holding the key role in the council. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q5. With reference to consider the following statements 

  1. The PM Vishwakarma Scheme is a dedicated initiative aimed at uplifting Scheduled Caste women and girls. 
  2. It is being Implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. 

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 

Q6. Consider the following statements regarding Ghaggar River 

  1. It originates from the Dhaula Dhar Range in northwestern Himachal Pradesh. 
  2. Key tributaries of the Ghaggar include the Kaushalya River, Markanda, Sarsuti, Tangri, and Chautang. 

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 

Q7. Consider the following statements regarding acidification of oceans 

  1. The growth and survival of calcareous phytoplankton will be adversely affected by ocean acidification. 
  2. The growth and survival of coral reefs will be adversely affected by ocean acidification. 
  3. The survival of some animals that have phytoplanktonic larvae will be adversely affected by ocean acidification. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q8. Consider the following statements regarding Pangalokha Wildlife Sanctuary 

  1. It is situated in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. 
  2. The Pangolakha Range, positioned below the Chola Range, acts as a natural divide between Sikkim and Bhutan. 

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 

Q9.  Consider the following statements regarding Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

  1. It decides the RBI’s benchmark interest rates 
  2. It is a 12-member body including the Governor of RBI and is reconstituted every year 
  3. It functions under the chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q10. With reference to Pinna nobilis consider the following statements 

  1. Pinna nobilis, commonly known as the noble pen shell, is a large species of Mediterranean clam. 
  2. It is vulnerable according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 

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 

Q11. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Mouse Deer 

  1. The Indian Mouse Deer, scientifically known as Moschiola indica, is the smallest deer species in India. 
  2. Its IUCN conservation status is Vulnerable 

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 

Q12.Consider the following statements  

  1. Animal Welfare Board of India is established under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 
  1. National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body
  2. National Ganga River Basin Authority is chaired by the Prime Minister 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q13. Consider the following statements regarding Radiocarbon dating 

  1. Radiocarbon dating, also known as carbon-14 dating, is a scientific technique capable of determining the age of organic materials up to around 60,000 years. 
  2. The process involves the continuous formation of carbon-14 in the upper atmosphere. 
  3. The fundamental principle of half-life enables researchers to determine the age of various organic materials. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q14. With reference to Mummified Baboons consider the following statements 

  1. Recent DNA analysis has successfully traced the origin of mummified baboons to the ancient city of Adulis, situated in present-day coastal Europe. 
  2. Papio Anubis, the more widely distributed baboon species, ranges across central sub-Saharan Africa. 

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 

Q15. Consider the following statements regarding Saiga Antelope 

  1. It is listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). 
  2. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has reclassified the species from "Critically Endangered" to "Near Threatened." 

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

Q16.Consider the following statements regarding Financial Stability and Development Council 

  1. It is an organ of NITI Aayog. 
  2. It is headed by the Union Finance Minister.
  3. It monitors macro-prudential supervision of the economy. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q17.Consider the following statements regarding Web browser 

  1. A web browser is software designed to explore the World Wide Web (www). 
  2. Tim Berners-Lee introduced the World Wide Web in 2000s. 

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 

Q18. Consider the following statements regarding Smooth-Coated Otter 

  1. These otters inhabit a vast region in southern Asia, ranging from India eastward. 
  2. As the smallest otter in Southeast Asia, smooth-coated otters adult weights ranging from 7 to 11 grams. 
  3. The IUCN Red List categorizes smooth-coated otters as Vulnerable. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q19. With reference to Karrar Combat Drones consider the following statements: 

  1. The Karrar combat drone is an Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) designed and developed by Israel. 
  2. Karrar drone boasts an impressive operational range of up to 1,000 kilometers. 

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 

Q20.Consider the following statements regarding copper smelting plants 

  1. They may release lethal quantities of carbon monoxide into environment 
  1. The copper slag can cause the leaching of some heavy metals into environment
  2. They may release sulphur dioxide as a pollutant 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

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