Saturday, 10th February 2024

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1   Weekly Current Affairs Practice

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Practice Questions - Current Affairs

2   Daily Current Affairs

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Daily News Paper Snippets - 10th February 2024

3   Case Study of the Day

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WE FOR WAYANAD’ CAMPAIGN FOR EFFECTIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT - Case Study of the Day

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Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs


Q 1. Consider the following statements   

  1. The International Solar Alliance was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2015 
  2. The Alliance includes all the member countries of the United Nations 

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 2. Consider the following bodies: 

  1. The National Commission for Backward Classes 
  2. The National Human Rights Commission 
  3. The National Law Commission 

How many of the given bodies are constitutional bodies? 

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

Q 3. With reference to Laughing Gulls consider the following statements 

  1. Mainly found along the Antarctica coast, in the Caribbean, and South America 
  2. They are least concern as per IUCN status. 

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 4. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Stamp Bill 2023: 

  1. A stamp duty is a government-imposed tax designed for the registration of various documents, such as agreements or transaction papers, through the registrar office. 
  2. The bill enhances the provisions for digital e-stamping by giving it a concrete definition. 

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 5. Consider the following statements regarding Sapinda Marriages: 

  1. Sapinda Marriages are not defined properly under Hindu Marriage Act. 
  1. The HMA prohibits marriage within three generations on the father’s side and five generations on the mother's side
  2. The exception under HMA permits sapinda marriages if there is a well-established custom within the community, tribe, group, or family 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 6.Consider the following statements regarding Mosquitofish 

  1. Initially introduced in India in 2000 to combat mosquito spread, Mosquitofish, specifically Gambusia species were introduced. 
  2. The introduction of Mosquitofish can jeopardise the original ecosystem  

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 7. Consider the following statements regarding Laureus World Sports Award 

  1. American golfer Tiger Woods was the first winner of this award 
  2. The award was received mostly by ‘Formula One’ players so far 
  3. Roger Federer received this award maximum number of times compared to others 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 8. With reference to Eravikulam National Park consider the following statements 

  1. Eravikulam National Park is situated in the Idukki district of Kerala. 
  2. Renowned for the rare blooming of the "Neelakurinji" flower, occurring once every three years 

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 9. Consider the following statements regarding Martand Sun Temple 

  1. Martand Sun Temple is a Hindu temple situated near coastal Odisha. 
  2. Believed to have been demolished by Sultan Sikandar Shah Miri, who ruled Kashmir from 1389 to 1413 

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 10.Consider the following statements  

  1. Thorium is far more abundant in nature than uranium 
  2. On the basis of per unit mass of mined mineral, thorium can generate more energy compared to natural uranium 
  3. Thorium produces less harmful waste compared to uranium 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 11.Consider the following statements regarding Free Movement Regime 

  1. India introduced the FMR as part of the Act East policy, allowing visa-free cross-border movement into Indian Territory up to 100km 
  2. Apprehensions about the influx of Chin, Naga, and Rohingya communities is a major concern for 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 

Q 12. Consider the following statements regarding Payment Banks: 

  1. In 2014, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) established Payments Bank following the suggestions of the Urjit Patel Committee 
  2. Primary objective is to promote financial inclusion by providing banking and financial services to unbanked and under-banked areas 
  3. They cannot accept more than ₹2 lakh in deposits per account 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 13. With reference to Acid Rain consider the following statements: 

  1. Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Carbon dioxide (CO2) combine with water and oxygen in the atmosphere, forming acid rain. 
  2. EANET is a global initiative to combat the acid rain phenomena in the world. 

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 14. Consider the following statements regarding Nano DAP 

  1. Seed treatment and foliar application of Nano DAP at critical growth stages contribute to increased nutrient availability, resulting in higher crop yields 
  2. Nano DAP comprises 8% Nitrogen and 16% Phosphorus by volume, providing a balanced nutrient profile 

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 15. Consider the following statements regarding Seaweeds 

  1. Seaweeds are microscopic, unicellular marine algae. 
  2. Abundant seaweed resources are concentrated along the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, as well as around Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 
  3. Seaweed aids in carbon dioxide absorption, presenting a potential solution to combat climate change 

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 statements regarding Gentoo Penguins 

  1. These are exclusively found in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly on the Arctic Peninsula and certain Sub Arctic islands. 
  2. These are characterised by IUCN as Vulnerable due to Climate Change impacts. 

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 17. Consider the following statements regarding Brainoware 

  1. Brainoware represents a cutting-edge computing system that combines brain tissues with electronics 
  2. Brainoware pioneers the integration of brain organoids with microelectrodes, forming an ONN that directly involves living brain tissue in the computing process. 
  3. Addressing the challenge in traditional neural networks, Brainoware integrates biological neural networks where memory and data processing occur together, reducing time and energy demands 

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

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

Q 18. With reference to C-CARES web portal consider the following statements 

  1. C-CARES, established by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, aims to revolutionize record-keeping and streamline processes for subscribers and pensioners of the Central government. 
  2. CMPFO, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Coal, administers Provident Fund and Pension schemes for social security within the coal sector 

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 19. Consider the following statements regarding eNAM: 

  1. eNAM is an online trading platform dedicated to only agricultural commodities in India. 
  2. Traders, buyers, and commission agents can obtain licenses from state-level authorities with a required physical presence or possession of a shop in the market yard. 

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 20. Consider the following statements regarding Directive Principles of State Policy as enshrined in the Constitution of India 

  1. Securing for citizens of India a uniform civil code 
  2. Organising village Panchayats 
  3. Promoting cottage industries in rural areas 

How many of the statements given above are Gandhian Principles? 

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

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Daily Current Affairs

Daily News Paper Snippets - 10th February 2024


 

Keywords: Daily News Paper Snippets - 10th February 2024
Case Study of the Day

WE FOR WAYANAD’ CAMPAIGN FOR EFFECTIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT - Case Study of the Day


The "We for Wayanad" initiative in the flood-prone district successfully established a 24x7 Control Room, minimizing casualties to six during the 2018 floods through proactive disaster management, involving the community, local administration, and a robust social media campaign for support and relief efforts.

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