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14th Oct, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. Consider the following statements

1) Dholavira, the archaeological site of a Harappan-era city is located in Haryana

2) Dholavira is the first site of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) in India to get the UNESCO world heritage site tag.

Which of the above statements is/are correct

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


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Q2. Consider the following statements regarding Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) technique:

1) Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) is a water-saving technology that farmers can apply to reduce their irrigation water consumption in rice fields.

2) The number of days of non-flooded soil between irrigations cannot be more than 2 to 3 days

3) One disadvantage of AWD technique is that the yield is reduced substantially compared to traditional methods of rice cultivation.

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1 & 2 only

B. 1 only

C. 1, 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q3. An Agricultural produce market committee (APMC) is established by the:

A. Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs

B. Authorized Local area Vendors (ALAVs)

C. State Government

D. Local Government


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Q4. The Democracy Index has been released by:

A. World Economic Forum

B. The Economist Intelligence Unit

C. UNICEF

D. Amnesty International


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Q5. One of the implications of equality in society is the absence of:

A. Privileges

B. Restraints

C. Competition

D. Ideology


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Q6. Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme’ is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to:

A. Certifying the skills acquired by construction workers through traditional channels.

B. Enrolling the persons in Universities for distance learning programmes.

C. Reserving some skilled jobs to rural and urban poor in some public sector undertakings.

D. Certifying the skills acquired by trainees under the National Skill Development Programme.


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Q7. Which of the following Indian cities are part of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN):

1) Jaipur

2) Varanasi

3) Chennai

4) Mumbai

Select the correct answer code

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1 and 4 only

C. 1, 2 and 4 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4


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Q8. Global Wealth Report is released by:

A. Oxfam International

B. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

C. World Bank

D. Credit Suisse Group

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q9. International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report is released by:

A. US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)/p>

B. United Nations Human Rights Council

C. United Nations Economic and Social Council

D. Institute for Economics and Peace

Select the correct answer code


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Q10. Miyawaki afforestation, sometime seen in the news, is related to:

A. Afforestation of degraded lands near mining areas

B. Urban afforestation by turning backyards into mini forests.

C. Method of afforesting highly degraded lands in tropics

D. Traditional method of raising forest in North Eastern India