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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q 1. What is/are the importance of the ‘ United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification' ?  

  1. It aims to promote effective action through innovative national programmes and supportive international partnerships. 
  2. It has a special/particular focus on South Asia and North Africa regions, and its Secretariat facilitates the allocation of major portion of financial resources to these regions. 
  3. It is committed to bottom-up approach, encouraging the participation of local people in combating the desertification. 

How many of the statements given above are correct?  

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two  

(c) All three  

(d) None 

Q 2. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: Latin America, and the Caribbean experience severe degradation, impacting at least 20% of their total land area. 

Statement-II: Degraded Land Area in India has been increased from 4.42% in 2015 to 9.45 % in 2019 

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: 

  1. Boron 
  2. Zinc 
  3. Copper 
  4. Iron 

How many of the given above is/are micronutrients in plant? 

(a) Only one  

(b) Only two 

(c) Only three 

(d) All four 

Q 4. With reference to the cultivation of Kharif crops in India in the last five years, consider the following statements:  

  1. Area under rice cultivation is the highest. 
  2. Area under the cultivation of jowar is more than that of oilseeds. 
  3. Area of cotton cultivation is more than that of sugarcane. 
  4. Area under sugarcane cultivation has steadily decreased. 

Which of the statements given above are correct? 

(a) 1 and 3 only 
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only 
(c) 2 and 4 only 
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 

Q 5. Consider the following statements  

Statement-I: The members of the Ethics Committee are appointed by the Speaker for a period of one year. 

Statement-II: There is  a provision for a one-hour discussion on the report of ethics committee. 

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 6. Which among the following do/does not belong/ belongs to the GSM family of wireless technologies?  

(a) EDGE  
(b) LTE  
(c) DSL  
(d) Both EDGE and LTE 

Q7.Consider the following statements regarding tilapia parvovirus (TiPV) 

  1. Tilapia parvovirus (TiPV) is affecting farm-bred tilapia, a freshwater fish species which is endemic to India 
  2. India is the First country to report the occurrence of TiPV. 

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 

Q.8. Consider the following statements regarding Marsquakes

  1. Marsquakes are caused by tectonic plate movements on the surface of Mars 
  2. Most of the marsquakes have been detected thus far are associated with a region called Cerberus Fossae 
  3. The InSight mission (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) was an ESA lander mission that landed on Mars in 2018. 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

9.Consider the following statements regarding Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) 

1. Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) is a program initiated by the World Food Programme 

2. India has several Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Sites Including Kuttanad below-sea level farming system 

3. Pokkali is a unique drought tolerant rice variety 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q10. Consider the following statements regarding Minimum Support Price

  1. The Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP) recommends MSPs for 22 mandated crops and Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane 
  2. The FRP is a minimum price that government is required to pay to farmers for their sugarcane 

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

Q.11. Consider the following statements:

  1. Microbial rhodopsin’s, are proposed to be major light capturers in the ocean 
  2. High BOD levels in water indicate a healthy habitat for aquatic organisms. 
  3. Crustaceans-Diatoms-Herrings is the correct sequence of food chain in oceans 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 12. Consider the following statements regarding Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, 2013 

  1. Every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee at each office or branch with 50 or more employees 
  2. JS Verma Committee recommended Setting up of an employment tribunal instead of an internal complaints committee (ICC) in the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act. 

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

Q 13.Consider the following statements regarding Graphite 

  1. Graphite has an octagonal crystal structure in which carbon atoms are arranged in layers or sheets 
  2. Graphite is a Bad conductor of both electricity and heat
  3. India’s First Graphene Innovation Centre is coming up in Kerala

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 14. Consider the following statements regarding Jagannath Temple 

  1. It was constructed by a famous king of Ganga Dynasty Ananta Varman Chodaganga Deva dating back to 12th century 
  2. It is known as the “Black Pagoda” and one of the four pilgrimage sites of Char Dham Pilgrimage 

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 

Q15.Consider the following statements  

  1. Muthuvan tribe is a schedule tribe belonging to the Annamalai hills. 
  2. The Nilgiri Tahr Project is a conservation project launched by the Central government in 2022.
  3. 3 The project aims to protect and conserve the Nilgiri tahr, the state animal of Tamil Nadu, which is a critically endangered species 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 16. With reference to Cyclones consider the following statements 

  1. The eye of tropical cyclone is generally the most violent part of the cyclone 
  2.  Twin Cyclone system has two vortexes in the northern hemisphere and each of these is a mirror image of the other. 

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 

Q 17. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Penal code 

  1. The IPC was introduced on October 6, 1860, during British colonial rule in India. It was drafted by Thomas Babington Macaulay, a British colonial administrator, and enacted by the Legislative Council of India. 
  2. The IPC is applicable throughout India, except in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 

      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

Q 18.Consider the following statements regarding Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act. 

  1. The UAPA was enacted in 1967 and has been amended several times to address emerging threats and concerns related to national security and terrorism. 
  1. It does not include any provision of detention.
  2. It allows for longer periods of detention without filing charges compared to other criminal laws.

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 19. Consider the following statements regarding National Co-operative Exports Limited. 

  1. The Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, has set up a NCEL under Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act 2002 
  2. NECL covers agriculture and allied activities as well as handloom and handicraft items by enrolling a large number of co-operatives under its fold. 
  3.  All cooperative societies from the level of primary to apex, are eligible to be its member 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 20. With reference to Marine Cloud Brightening consider the following statements 

  1. Marine cloud brightening is a specific form of cloud brightening or cloud seeding that focuses on modifying low-lying marine stratocumulus clouds. 
  2. It is a proposed geoengineering technique aimed at addressing climate change by decreasing the reflectivity (albedo) of these clouds. 

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 

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