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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 01-04-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 01-04-2023


 Q 1. Which of the following has/have been accorded 'Geographical Indication' status?

  1. Mahoba Desawari Pan
  2. Mithila Makhana
  3. Mizo Ginger

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q 2. With reference to the Sarus Crane, consider the following statements:

  1. The sarus crane is a large non-migratory crane and a state bird of Uttar Pradesh.
  2. It is India’s only resident breeding crane, as per the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).
  3. It is omnivorous, feeding on fish and insects, as well as roots and plants.
  4. It is found only in the Indian Subcontinent

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

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

Q 3. Torres Strait separates which of the following two countries:

  1. Australia and Papua New Guinea
  2.  Indonesia and Thailand
  3. Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
  4. Australia and Indonesia

Q 4. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA):

  1. It was established by the Supreme Court in the Godhavarman Vs Union of India case.
  2. Both the Central and State Governments can approve the lands that are diverted for non-forestry uses.
  3. CAMPA Funds will be primarily spent on afforestation to compensate for loss of forest cover.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q 5. Consider the following statements with reference to the March Equinox:

  1. During the March equinox, the sun’s direct rays cross Earth’s equator into the Southern Hemisphere.
  2. On an equinox, the sun neither rises nor sets but stays just above the horizon on Polar Regions.

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 6. Biotransformation Technology is defined as:

  1. It is the process of effectively breaking down plastics into biodegradable waste.
  2. It increases productivity in agriculture and protect crops from damage or infestation.
  3. It is a wastewater treatment process which uses microbes to separate organic and inorganic waste.
  4. It is the process of manufacturing recombinant vaccines.

Q 7. PARIVESH portal is used for handling proposals seeking which of the following types of clearances?

  1. Environmental clearances
  2. Forest clearances
  3. Wildlife clearances
  4. Coastal Regulation Zone clearances

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q 8. Which one of the following statements is correct about multilateral development banks (MDBs)?

  1. MDBs are financial institutions established by multiple member countries and fall under international law.
  2. The purpose of MDBs is to facilitate financing and provide advisory services for developing countries.
  3. Unlike commercial banks, MDBs provide lower-cost financing with the goal to reduce economic inequality and poverty in developing countries.

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 9. Which of the following statements is/are not correct about Institutes of Eminence (IoE) in India?

  1. IoE is a recognition scheme initiated by University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2017 to empower Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and to help them become world-class teaching and research institutions.
  2. IoEs are free from most UGC regulations which are binding on other universities.
  3. They have flexibility of course structure and are required to adhere to UGC mandated curriculum.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q 10. Which of the following statement is /are correct about Guillotine Motion?

  1. In legislative process, to “guillotine” means to put together and fast-track the passage of financial business.
  2. This usually happens on the last day earmarked for the discussion on the Budget.

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

Q 11. Which of the following are the objectives of 'The Aravalli Green Wall Project'?

  1. To improve the ecological health of the Aravalli range
  2. To prevent eastward expansion of the Thar Desert
  3. To enhance India's image as a global leader in environmental protection
  4. To promote sustainable development and livelihood opportunities

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

 Q 12. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Sea Slugs?

  1. Nudibranchs are a group of shell-less marine molluscs.
  2. They are found in both shallow and deep areas of oceans and act as an indicator species of coral eco system.
  3. All sea slugs contain both male and female organs.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

 Q 13. Consider the following pairs:

          Critical Minerals                    Usage

  1. Lithium                      -             Solar panels
  2. Cobalt                        -             EV batteries
  3. Manganese                 -             Magnets
  4. Silicon                        -             Computer chips

How many pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. Only 1 pair
  2. Only 2 pairs
  3. Only 3 pairs
  4. All 4 pairs

Q 14. Which of the following statements best describe Moore’s law?

  1. It states that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles every two years.
  2. It states the relationship between electric current and potential difference.
  3. It states the apparent change in frequency of a wave in relation to an observer moving relative to the wave source.
  4. It states that when a ray of light reflects off a surface, the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.

Q 15. Which of the following statements is/are correct about New India Literacy Programme?

  1. This scheme covers non-literates of the age of 15 years and above.
  2. Learning material and resources have been made available on DIKSHA platform.
  3. It is a central sector scheme in line with the new National Educational Policy, 2020.

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 16. Which of the following countries share their land border with Belarus?

  1. Latvia
  2. Poland
  3. Ukraine
  4. Romania

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q 17. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Chenab is the largest tributary of the Indus.
  2. The Beas river flows through the Kullu valley and forms gorges at Kati and Largi in the Dhaoladhar range.
  3. The Satluj is an antecedent river that passes through the Shipki La on the Himalayan ranges and enters the Punjab plains.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 18. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Earth Hour’?

  1. It is an initiative of UNEP and UNESCO.
  2. It is a movement in which the participants switch off the lights for one hour on a certain day every year.
  3. It is a movement to raise awareness about climate change and the need to save the planet.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q 19. Aves island is located in the territory of:

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Australia
  4. India

Q 20.  ‘CRISP' mobile app is sometimes seen in the news in the context of

  1. Informing farmers about rubber cultivation
  2. Communicating weather forecasts
  3. Diagnosing H3N2 virus
  4. Tracking of the mobile phones

 

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