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13th Nov, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. Consider the following statements:

1) In ocean water, salinity variation is more in the surface water than at depth.

2) The maximum temperature of the oceans is always below the surface, because the heat cannot escape faster from this layer

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q2. Which of the following explains why one side of a mountain usually has more precipitation than the other side

A. The land on one side is greener and lusher than the other

B. Temperatures are higher on one side of a mountain than on the other

C. The atmosphere gets denser as elevation increases

D. Mountains force air to rise, and air cools and releases moisture as it rises


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Q3. Which among the following crop requires high temperature, light rainfall, 210 frost-free days and bright sunshine

A. Jute

B. Cotton

C. Tea

D. Coffee


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Q4. Consider the following statements:

1) The Himalayan ranges show a succession of vegetation from the tropical to the tundra, with evergreen broad leaf trees at the foothills of the Himalayas.

2) Deodar, a highly valued endemic species grows mainly in the western part of the Himalayan range.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q5. The southern slopes of the Himalayas carry a thicker vegetation cover because of:

A. Soils rich in alkaline content

B. High incidence of sunlight compared to north facing slope

C. Higher precipitation


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Q6. The interest rate at which banks lend to favoured customers is known as

A. Bank Rate

B. Special lending Rate

C. Reserved Rate

D. Prime rate


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Q7. Consider the following statements:

1) India's retail price inflation has fallen in the last 3 years

2) Contraction in industrial activity and rising inflation can lead to stagflation in the economy.

Select the correct answer code:


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Q8. Which of the following best describes ‘Bank Rate’

A. It is the rate at which banks lend to their best customers based on the previous balance sheet record.

B. It is the rate at which central bank lends money to the commercial banks.

C. It is the rate at which bank penalizes the customers if they not paid interest regularly

D. None of the above


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Q9. Consider the following statements regarding Index of Eight Core Industries:

1) The Eight Core Industries comprise 50 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

2) Refinery Products has the maximum weight in Index of Eight Core Industries

3) The growth of the Eight Core Industries has been declining steadily since 2015.


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Q10. According to Buddhist traditions, who among the following represents Manushi Buddhas or the past Buddhas:

A. Dipankar

B. Rishabhanatha

C. Gautama

D. Maitreya