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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 13-05-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 13-05-2023


Q 1. Consider the following pairs:

      Protected area                                         State

  1. Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary                       Goa
  2. Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary                      Odisha
  3. Nande Gounden Pudur forest                   Karnataka

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

Q 2. Which of the following describes the meaning of drug recall?

  1. Withdrawal of any drug from prescription in the absence of the drug availability.
  2. Withdrawal of any drug from prescription as a result of any defect or risks to humans.
  3. Withdrawal of any drug from prescription as a result of overproduction.
  4. Withdrawal of any drug from prescription due to no clinical trial pre-launch.

Q 3. Which of the following country do not share border with Congo?

  1. Gabon
  2. Angola
  3. Zambia
  4. Uganda

Q 4. With reference to the Bank of International Settlement, consider the following statements:

  1. BIS is an international financial organisation owned by all central banks of the world.
  2. It fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.

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 5. India and Sri Lanka are separated by which of the following strait?

  1. Palk Strait
  2. Strait of Malacca
  3. Bering Strait
  4. None of the Above

Q 6. Which of the following country do not share its land border with Ethiopia?

  1. Kenya
  2. Somalia
  3. Eritrea
  4. Uganda

Q 7. With reference to the Atal Pension Yojana, consider the following statements:

  1. Subscribers would receive the guaranteed minimum monthly pension after the age of 55 years.
  2. Subscribers can make contributions to Atal Pension Yojana only on monthly basis.

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. Which of the following countries is not a founding member of Arab league?

  1. Jordan
  2. Iraq
  3. Syria
  4. United Arab Emirates

Q 9.  Sixty-Ninth Amendment Act, 1991 of Indian constitution is related to

  1. Special status to the Union Territory of Delhi
  2. Reducing the age of voting from 21 to 18
  3. Special status to the Union Territory of Pondicherry
  4. Reservation to EWS

Q 10. With reference to the traditions of Veerashaiva­ Lingayat community, consider the following statements:

  1. Lingayats do not practise funerary rites such as cremation.
  2. They questioned the theory of rebirth.
  3. They were against all forms of ritual and idol worship.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

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

Q 11. Which of the following report/s is/are published by the World Economic Forum (WEF)?

  1. Future of Jobs Report
  2. Global Competitiveness Report
  3. Global Gender Gap Report

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q 12. What is the conservation status of black-naped pheasant-pigeon in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of threatened species?

  1. Endangered
  2. Critically Endangered
  3. Near threatened
  4. Least Concern

Q 13. Sukha Tal Lake was mentioned in the news. It is located in which of the following state?

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Jharkhand

Q 14. What is “Hwasong-17”, sometimes seen in the news?

  1. A Chinese Navigation Satellite System
  2. A North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)
  3. A defence collaboration between Japan and South Korea.
  4. A rover for international space station

Q 15. Consider the following pairs:

Wetland/Lake:                         Location

  1. Hokera Wetland              :  Punjab
  2. Renuka Wetland             :  Himachal Pradesh
  3. Deepor Beel                   : Tripura
  4. Sasthamkotta                :  Tamil Nadu

How many pairs given above are correctly matched?

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

Q 16. Who among the following chairs the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)?

  1. Union Finance Minister
  2. Governor of RBI
  3. Prime Minister of India
  4. Chief Economic Adviser

Q 17. With reference to the Mangroves, consider the following statements:

  1. Mangroves are salt-tolerant plant communities found in only subtropical intertidal regions.
  2. They are located in the intermediate zone between the land and the sea and represent one of the best examples of ecotone.
  3. West Bengal has the largest mangrove forest area in India.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q 18. Consider the following:

  1. Star tortoise
  2. Monitor lizard
  3. Pygmy hog
  4. Spider monkeys

Which of the above are naturally found in India?

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

Q 19. With reference to the 'Paris Club', sometimes seen in the media, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an informal group of creditor countries, which was established in the year 1956.
  2. The grouping facilitates a permanent debt-relief solution for countries that are unable to service their bilateral debt.
  3. All the members of this group are also members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

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

Q 20. Consider the following statements:

  1. Psychedelics are a group of drugs that alter perception, mood, and thought processing while a person is still clearly conscious.
  2. Psychedelics are non-addictive and non-toxic.

Which of these statements is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

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