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17th Nov, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz

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1. Which of the following are the members of BASIC countries

1) Brazil

2) Australia

3) South Africa

4) Indonesia

5) China

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2. Consider the following statements:

1) Flue-gas desulfurization technology is used to reduce air pollution from coal power plants.

2) The largest source of SO2 in the atmosphere is through vehicular pollution.

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3. Consider the following statements about the recently launched India Cooling Action Plan

1) India is the second country after china to develop such a document

2) The plan aims at reducing emissions and providing thermal comfort to citizens.

3) Recognizes “cooling and related areas” as a thrust area of research under the national S & T Programme.

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4. “Web- Wonder Women” Campaign recently seen in news is related to

a. Recognising the achievements made by women led start-ups

b. Acknowledge the efforts of women doctors serving in rural areas

c. Making women as brand ambassadors for schemes related to women

d. Celebrating women who have impacted society through social media.

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5. Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKISAN):

1) PM KISAN is a Central Sector scheme with 100% funding from Government of India

2) Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 acres, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year.

3) Definition of family for the scheme is husband, wife and minor children.

4) All Institutional Land holders are eligible beneficiaries.

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6. Consider the following statements regarding Institutions of Eminence scheme:

1) The institutes of eminence scheme under the Union Education Ministry aims to project Indian institutes to global recognition.

2) The selected institutes will enjoy complete academic and administrative autonomy.

3) The selection shall be made through challenge method mode by the Empowered Expert Committee constituted for the purpose.

4) All higher education institutions can apply for the eminence tag.

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7. “Colistin”, recently seen in news is a:

a. Cryptocurrency

b. Dragon tree species

c. Antibiotic

d. Herbicide

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8. Consider the following statements regarding Microdot technology:

1) Microdot technology involves spraying the body and parts of the vehicle or any other machine with microscopic dots, which give a unique identification.

2) These microdots can be read physically with a microscope and identified with ultra violet light source.

3) The microdots cannot be removed without damaging the vehicle itself.

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9. Consider the following statements about Trans-fats:

1) Trans-fat is a type of unsaturated fat.

2) Trans fats also occur naturally.

3) Trans fats give food a desirable taste and texture.

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10.Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) developed “Shakti” is related to:

a. Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states

b. Utilising black carbon soot for treating industrial waste

c. Microprocessor

d. Magnetic Graphene