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09th Oct, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Guillain Barre Syndrome

1) Guillain Barre Syndrome is a rare autoimmune disorder.

2) It is caused by bacteria or viral infection

3) There are no reported cases of patients infected with Covid-19 showing the symptoms of Guillain Barre Syndrome.

Select the correct answer code

A. 1, 3

B. 2, 3

C. Both 1 and 2

D. 1 only


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Q2. Consider the following statements regarding Kala-azar

1) Kala-azar is a tropical disease characterised by irregular fever, weight loss, anaemia and swelling of the spleen and liver

2) It is caused by a protozoan Leishmania parasite and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected female sandflies.

3) India has been successful in controlling the disease outbreak and accounts for about one-tenth of the total global cases.

Which of the above statements is/are correct

A. 1, 2

B. 1, 3

C. 2, 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q3. Hayabusa 2 project, recently seen in news is related to

A. Developing fuel cell that finds commercial applications

B. Asteroid sample-return mission

C. An orbiting spacecraft which seeks to become the first to be propelled solely by sunlight

D. Astronomical observatory with an extremely large telescope


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Q4. The three-drug Bedaquiline, Pretomanid and Linezolid (BPaL) regimen is used to treat

A. Coronavirus disease

B. Hepatitis B

C. Tuberculosis

D. Measles

Select the correct answer code


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Q5. The Internet is expanding everyday necessitating the development of new storage. Among the following, what is the correct ascending order of data size or data storage

1) Terabyte

2) Exabyte

3) Petabyte

4) Zettabyte

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1-2-3-4

B. 1-3-4-2

C. 1-3-2-4

D. 1-2-4-3


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Q6. Edge computing enables data to be analysed, processed, and transferred at the edge of a network. Here ‘Edge’ implies

A. Local

B. Global

C. Cloud computing

D. Nodal

Which of the above statements is/are correct


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Q7. Consider the following statements regarding The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi- Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

1) It comprises of eight Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal.

2) It came into being through the Bangkok Declaration.

3) It is an implicit free trade agreement among the member nations.

Select the incorrect answer code

A. 1, 2

B. 2 only

C. 1, 3

D. 2, 3


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Q8. Generation AI (artificial intelligence) is the initiative of

A. Global Artificial Intelligence network

B. UNICEF

C. International Telecommunication Union

D. World Bank Group

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q9. Consider the following statements regarding Convention on the Rights of the Child

1) It is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child.

2) Governments are required to meet children’s basic needs and help them reach their full potential.

Select the correct answer code

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. 1, 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


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Q10. Contributing to one world, one health: a strategic framework for reducing risks of infectious diseases at the animal–human–ecosystems interface, is a global initiative of

A. Food and Agriculture Organization

B. World Health Organization

C. United Nations Environment Programme

D. All of the above

Select the correct answer code: