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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 25-02-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 25-02-2023


Q1. Sinthan Pass’ was recently mentioned in the news, it connects which of the following regions:

  1. Jhelum Valley and Zoji La Valley
  2. Chumbi Valley and Nubra Valley
  3. Upper Dibang Valley and Dihing Valley
  4. Breng Valley and Chenab Valley

Q 2. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968’?

  1. The order classifies the election symbols into reserved and free symbols.
  2. It specifies that the Election Commission of India is the only authority to decide issues on a dispute or a merger.
  3. The order mentions the conditions for a party to be recognized as a national and also for continued recognition of a party.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Keeladi excavations’ that was recently mentioned in the news:

  1. It is a Sangam period settlement lying on the bank of Vagai River that is being excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India.
  2. The evidence of Brahami Script and graffiti marks has been found from this site.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q4. Which of the following statements is/are not correct about Law commission of India?

  1. Law commission is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India under the Ministry of Law and justice.
  2. The first Law Commission was established by charter act of 1873 under the chairmanship of Lord Macaulay.
  3. The recommendations of the commission are binding on the government.

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

Q5. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Long-Range Artillery Weapon System’?

  1. It provides ballistic assault capabilities for multiple ranges with a precision level of 10 meters.
  2. Its guidance system is based on both the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q6. Mulethi was recently mentioned in the news, consider the following statements about Mulethi:

  1. It is a fungus grown in the foothills of Himalayas and is endemic to India.
  2. It has a sweet taste due to the presence of glycyrrhizin
  3. Himachal Pradesh became the first state to have organized cultivation of Mulethi

Which of statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. Astrosat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial sources in X-ray, optical and UV spectral bands simultaneously
  2. Astrosat mission aims to understand high energy processes in binary star systems containing neutron stars and black holes and study star birth regions lying beyond our galaxy.

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

Q8. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Convention on International Civil Aviation?

  1. The Convention established the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations charged with coordinating international air travel.
  2. The convention states that the non-scheduled international aircraft of contracting states have the right to make flights across other state’s territories without obtaining prior permission.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q9. Wagner Group was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to:

  1. Private military organisation
  2. A Ransomware group
  3. A partnership between India and Sri Lanka
  4. None of the above

Q10. With reference to Privileges Committee, consider the following statements:

  1. The Committee examines every question of privilege referred to it either by the House or by the Chairman
  2. The Speaker may refer to the Committee any petition regarding disqualification of a member on ground of defection
  3. The members of the Committee are elected by the respective houses separately.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q11. Operation Golden Dawn was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to:

  1. Gold Smuggling
  2. Illegal Wildlife Trade
  3. Child Trafficking
  4. Drug Trafficking

Q12. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Dickinsonia fossil?

  1. It is an extinct genus of basal animal that lived during the late Ediacaran period in what is now Australia, Russia, and Ukraine.
  2. These creatures arose in a world devoid of predators and had no need for hard protective carapaces or skeletons.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q13. Burkina Faso is surrounded by which of the following countries?

  1. Mali
  2. Niger
  3. Benin
  4. Ghana

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q14. Which of the following statement is/are correct about Mohiniyattam?

  1. Mohiniyattam is a classical dance style from Karnataka state and one of the eight principal Indian classical dance.
  2. The Mohiniyattam is a popular dance form with a drama in dance, performed with subtle gestures and footwork.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q15. Which of the following statement is /are correct about LCA Tejas MK2?

  1. LCA Mk2 can carry BVR missiles, integrate French and Russian weapons.
  2. It can carry a payload of 10000 kg.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q16. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)?

  1. ICHR is an autonomous body of the Union Ministry of Education.
  2. ICHR disburses funds for carrying out research to Indian as well as foreign scholars on their applications for fellowships and grants.
  3. It has provided financial assistance to the historians and direction to the research scholars in their multifarious topics of historical research.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q17. With reference to the Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. The Sukanya Samriddhi Account scheme is a long-term saving scheme for a girl child.
  2. It aims to encourage parents to build a fund for future education and marriage expenses of their daughters.
  3. The Sukanya Samriddhi Account is opened in the name of a girl child till the child attains the age of 5 years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q18. Cyprus is located in which of the following sea?

  1. Black sea
  2. Mediterranean Sea
  3. Caspian Sea
  4. Red Sea

Q19. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Nano fertilizers?

  1. Nano Fertilizers hold great promise for application in plant nourishment because of the size-dependent qualities, high surface-volume ratio and unique optical properties
  2. Nano fertilizer releases plant nutrients in a controlled manner contributing to higher nutrient use efficiency.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q20. Consider the following statements about Munich Security Conference (MSC)?

  1. It is a venue for diplomatic initiatives to address the world's most pressing security concerns annually.
  2. MSC's objective is to build trust and to contribute to the peaceful resolution of conflicts by sustaining a continuous, curated and informal dialogue.

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

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