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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 10-06-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 10-06-2023


Q 1. Consider the following statements

Statement-I: As per the WHO, Genetically Modified crops, in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and natural recombination.

Statement-II: Gene technology allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non-related species.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

  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 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 2. Consider the following statements:

  1. GM crops are resistant to blights and have saved papaya crops from ringspot virus in Hawaii.
  2. GM crops have a longer shelf life, thus conserving their freshness during transportation and storage.
  3. GM crops can provide critical vitamins to populations that struggle to get specific nutrients needed for healthy living.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q 3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Agriculture is responsible for a quarter of the carbon emissions in the atmosphere and the vast majority of the world's biodiversity losses.
  2. GM technology could also allow the transfer of genes from one crop to another, creating “super weeds”

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 4. Consider the following waterbodies:

  1. Black Sea
  2. Mediterranean Sea
  3. Adriatic Sea

How many of the given waterbodies share their coastline with Turkey?

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

Q 5. Consider the following countries:

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Greece
  3. Lebanon
  4. Saudi Arabia

How many of the given countries share their land border with Turkey?

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

Q 6. Consider the following statements

Statement-I: Prominent figures in the freedom movement, including Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru were prosecuted under sedition law.

Statement-II: In the case of Kedar Nath Singh vs State of Bihar in 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that sedition should only be applicable to "acts involving intention or disturbance of law and order."

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

  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 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 7. Consider the following statements

Statement-I: A semiconductor is a material that is used in electronic equipment and devices to manage and control the flow of electricity.

Statement-II: They are made from elements like silicon and germanium.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

  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 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 8. Which of the following statement is/are correct about Sal Seeds?

  1. Odisha has a rich depository of Sal seeds accounting for 25 per cent of the country’s production.
  2. Sal tree is the state tree of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

Select the correct answer using the code give below:

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

Q 9. Helmand river was recently mentioned in the news, it originates in which of the following country?

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Iran
  3. Pakistan
  4. India

Q 10. Consider the following statements

Statement-I: Lake Hamun is the largest freshwater lake in Iraq.

Statement-II: Iran and Afghanistan share a 950-kilometer land border.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

  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 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. Which of the following countries has been suffering from decades of civil strife and food shortages and was in news in the recent past for its very severe famine?

  1. Angola
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Ecuador
  4. Somalia

Q 12. Consider the following pairs:

       Conflict regions            Countries involved

  1. Batken region            Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
  2. Kuril Islands              China and Japan
  3. Bakhmut                   Russia and Ukraine
  4. Spratly Islands          China and the Philippines

How many pairs given above are correctly matched?

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

Q 13. Ukraine shares its land border with which of the following Seas?

  1. Sea of Azov
  2. Black Sea
  3. Aegean Sea

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q 14. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, recently mentioned in the news, is located in which of the following states?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Gujarat
  4. Odisha

Q 15. With reference to India’s agriculture sector, consider the following statements:

  1. India is the world's largest milk producer.
  2. India is the largest producer of wheat in the world.
  3. India is the largest producer of pulses in the world.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q 16. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the formation of the following as full States of the Indian Union?

  1. Sikkim–Arunachal Pradesh–Nagaland–Haryana
  2. Nagaland –Haryana–Sikkim–Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Sikkim–Haryana–Nagaland–Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Nagaland–Arunachal Pradesh–Sikkim–Haryana

Q 17. Which of the following rivers flows through Assam?

  1. Brahmaputra River     
  2. Barak River
  3. Dhansiri River

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 18. Consider the following statements:

  1. Solvent Extraction Association of India (SEAI) functions as an export promotion body, for the purpose of export of groundnut and castor oil.
  2. Indian Vegetable oil Producers Association (IVPA) is an apex body of Vegetable Oils Producers.

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 19. With reference to World Meteorological Organization (WMO), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a specialized agency of the United Nations.
  2. The WMO Secretariat is located in Geneva.

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 20. Which of the following countries share their land border with Myanmar?

  1. Vietnam
  2. Laos
  3. Thailand
  4. Cambodia

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

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