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12th Oct, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. Which of the following services generally use encryption to secure data transmission

1) Payment gateways

2) Messaging services

3) Wireless microphones and Bluetooth devices

Which of the above statements is/are correct

A. 1, 2

B. 1, 2, 3

C. 1, 3

D. 2, 3


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Q2. Which of the following is/are examples of natural nanomaterials, i.e. those which occur naturally in the world

1) Haemoglobin in our blood

2) Particles in volcanic ash

3) Nano-structures that give colour to peacock’s feathers

4) Exhaust from fossil fuel burning engines

Select the correct answer code:

A. 2, 3, 4

B. 1, 2, 3, 4

C. 1, 2, 3

D. 1, 2


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Q3. The commercial applications of nano-technology in agriculture sector include

1) Delivery of pesticides and fertilizers

2) Monitoring soil conditions and plant growth

3) Detection of animal and plant pathogens

4) Deliver DNA to plants

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1, 2

C. 1, 2, 3, 4

D. 1, 2, 4


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Q4. Ministry of Science and Technology recently released new guidelines for the Geo-spatial sector in India. Consider the following statements regarding Geospatial data.

1) Geospatial data is the data about objects or events that have a location on the surface of the earth.

2) The location may be static like the location of a road or dynamic like a moving vehicle or pedestrian.

Select the correct answer code

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


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Q5. The International Energy Agency’s mandate focus on

1) Energy security

2) Economic development

3) Environmental protection

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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Q6. CIBER-2 mission, recently seen in news is related to

A. Study atmospheric chemistry of Planet Venus

B. Study the Martian environment and look for evidences of past and current lifeforms

C. Studying the supernova remnants

D. Count the number of stars that exist in the Universe.


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Q7. Supercomputing play an important role in which of the following fields

1) Quantum mechanics

2) Weather forecasting

3) Oil and gas exploration

4) Genomics

5) Drug discovery

Select the incorrect answer code

A. 1, 2, 3, 4

B. 2, 3, 4, 5

C. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

D. 1, 3, 4, 5


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Q8. Earth-observation satellites are used for which of the following purposes

1) Land and forest monitoring

2) Mapping of water and mineral resources

3) Weather and climate observations

4) Soil assessment

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1, 3, 4

C. 2, 3, 4

D. 1, 2, 3, 4


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Q9. Which of the following statements best describes ‘Hard Currency’:

A. It is a currency used during the balance of payment crisis.

B. It is a currency having wide circulation in international market

C. It is a currency widely accepted around the world as a form of payment for goods and services.

D. None of the above are correct

Select the correct answer code


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Q10. Consider the following statements regarding Devaluation of currency

1) Devaluation decreases the prices of imports purchased in the home country.

2) Devaluation can be employed to eliminate balance-of-payments deficits

3) Devaluation will not be effective if the balance-of-payments disequilibrium is a result of basic structural flaws in a country’s economy.

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2

B. 1, 3

C. 2, 3

D. 1, 2, 3