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Practice Questions - Current Affairs 18-02-2023

Weekly Current Affairs Practice

Practice Questions - Current Affairs 18-02-2023


Q 1. Consider the following statements with reference to the Anatolian Plate:

  1. It is located between three major tectonic plates, African, Arabian and Eurasian.
  2. It moves independently from the surrounding major tectonic plates.
  3. It consists of the mainly countries of Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and Crete.

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

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

Q2. Consider the following statements about arrangements in crystals:

  1. In solids, the constituent atoms are arranged in a pattern that periodically repeats itself.
  2. In crystals, the atoms are confined to a fixed arrangement.
  3. In quasicrystals, the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats itself at irregular, yet predictable, intervals.

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

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

Q3. Ejiao was recently mentioned in the news, it is related to:

  1. Health-related product made from donkey hides.
  2. Phenomenon related to the formation of Northern Lights.
  3. Drug made from Magic Mushrooms.
  4. Port located in Kenya.

Q 4. With reference to the Atmospheric Rivers, consider the following statements:

  1. These are  long, narrow regions in the atmosphere, like rivers in the sky that transport most of the water vapour outside of the tropics.
  2. When they make landfall, they often release water vapour in the form of rain or snow.
  3. Pineapple Express," a strong atmospheric river that is capable of bringing moisture from the tropics near Hawaii over to the U.S. West Coast.

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

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

Q5. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Seismic Gaps?

  1. It is a section of an active fault which has the potential to produce significant earthquakes.
  2. In India there are only two seismic gaps, known as the Assam gap & the Kashmir Gap.

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. Which of the following are the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in India?

  1. Pulicat Lake
  2. Gulf of Kachchh
  3. Sundarbans
  4. Gulf of Mannar

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

Q7. Which of the statements given below is/are correct about Urban 20 (U20)?

  1. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  2. The objective is to provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to 20 urban cities.

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

Q8. Which the following statements is/are correct about Primordial Black Holes?

  1. They are black holes formed as a result of collapsing radiations as opposed to the collapse of massive stars.
  2. The mass of such black holes can vary between less than a paperclip and more than the Sun’s.

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. The Global E-Waste Report is released by which of the following organisations?

  1. United Nations Environment Programme
  2. United Nations University
  3. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  4. World Bank

Q10. With reference to the Digital India Bhashini, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a part of the National Language Translation Mission.
  2. It aims to ensure that as more Indians connect to the internet and access global content in their own languages.
  3. It will also encourage participation of startups.

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

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

Q11. Which of the following statement is/are correct about Global bio fuel Alliance?

  1. Global Bio fuel alliance is established by India Australia and Brazil.
  2. The Global Biofuel Alliance is one of the priorities under India’s G20 Presidency.

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

Q12. With reference to the Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIB), consider the following statements:

  1. Qualified Institutional Buyers are those institutional investors who are generally perceived to possess expertise to evaluate and invest in the capital markets.
  2. QIBs must be either domestic or foreign institutions.
  3. Individuals are not permitted to be QIBs, regardless of their level of wealth or financial sophistication.

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

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

Q13. With reference to the Micro LEDs, consider the following statements:

  1. MicroLEDs have the ability to shine on their own indefinitely.
  2. MicroLED displays use inorganic material such as gallium nitride.
  3. They have the ability to freely resize the screen in any form for practical usage.

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

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

Q14. With reference to the Transfats, consider the following statements:

  1. Trans fats have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, as they can raise high density lipoprotein levels in the blood.
  2. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has stated that all food items should contain less than 2% of trans fat from 2022.

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

Q15. With reference to the Info Simulation Model, consider the following statements:

  1. It is India’s only dynamic crop simulation model.
  2. It is developed and released by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in 2015.
  3. It helps to study the long-term impact of climate change and crop management practices on yield.

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

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

Q16. With reference to the Lead Poisoning in India, consider the following statements:

  1. In India, lead is found in adulterated spices, cookware, paint, traditional medicines and cosmetics, as well as in areas where lead-acid batteries are recycled and repaired.
  2. In children and adults, it can cause anemia as well as neurological, skeletal and neuromuscular illnesses.

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

Q17. Which of the following statements is/are the key objectives of Global Compact on refugees?

  1. Ease the pressures on host countries
  2. Enhance refugee self-reliance
  3. Expand access to third-country solutions
  4. Support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity

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

Q18. Which of the following statement is/are correct about Roche Limit?

  1. Roche limit is the minimum distance to which a large satellite can approach its primary body (like Moon and Earth) without being torn apart by tidal forces.
  2. Inside the Roche limit, orbiting material will tend to disperse and form rings.

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

Q19. Which of the following statement is/are correct about Omorgous Khandesh?

  1. It is a beetle and is important for forensic science as it helps detect the time of death of an animal or human.
  2. During the decomposition of a body, beetles are amongst the first ones to arrive in the early stages. 

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. Marine spatial planning frame work was recently mentioned in the news, consider the following statements about Marine spatial planning frame work:

  1. It is a part of the Indo-Sweden Integrated Ocean Initiative under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries in 2019.
  2. It is a public process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas.

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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