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16th Oct, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. Consider the following statements about Fundamental Rights:

1) They promote the idea of social and economic democracy

2) They are sacrosanct and permanent.

3) Most of them are directly enforceable while a few are enforced by a law made by the parliament and state legislatures.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect:

A. 1 only

B. 1, 2

C. 2, 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q2. Which of the following is/are the functions of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC):

1) To intervene in any proceeding involving allegation of violation of human rights pending before a court.

2) To undertake and promote research in the field of human rights

3) To inquire into any violation of human rights or negligence in the prevention of such violation by a public servant, however, only on a petition presented to it or on an order of a court but not Suo motu

4) To visit jails and detention places to study the living conditions of inmates and make recommendation thereon.

Select the correct answer codes:

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1, 3, 4

C. 1, 2, 4

D. 1, 2, 3, 4


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Q3. Consider the following statements:

1) India stood ahead of China in terms of honey production in 2017-18.

2) Beekeeping Development Committee under the Chairmanship of Bibek Debroy is setup to identify ways of advancing beekeeping in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. None of the above


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Q4. Consider the following statements about Utkarsh 2022:

1) It is a three- year roadmap to improve regulation and supervision of the RBI.

2) It was finalised by the Ministry of Finance in consultation with the RBI Board

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none


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Q5. Tapan Ray Committee, recently seen in news is related to:

A. To spell out revival plans for Telecom sector

B. Review Income-tax Act, 1961.

C. Review regulatory guidelines applicable to core investment companies (CICs)

D. None of the above

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q6. MOSAiC mission, recently seen in news is related to:

A. Study of Arctic Climate

B. Study outer corona of Sun

C. First solar power spacecraft to orbit Jupiter.

D. None of the above


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Q7. Plan Bee, sometimes seen in news is related to:

A. Prevent speeding trains from hitting elephants crossing tracks

B. Distribution of honeybee colonies & beehives

C. Provide loans for setting up honey processing units.

D. None of the above


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Q8. Consider the following statements regarding a separate state flag:

1) Supreme Court has said that there is no prohibition in the Constitution for the State to have its own flag

2) Under the Constitution, a flag is enumerated in the concurrent list.

3) The Flag Code of India, 2002 does not impose prohibitions on a State flag.

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2

B. 1 only

C. 1, 3

D. 2, 3


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Q9. Consider the following statements regarding constitutional provisions with respect to the Indian citizenship:

1) No person shall be a citizen of India if he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of any foreign state.

2) Union Cabinet headed by the prime minister has the power to make any provision with respect to the acquisition and termination of citizenship and all other matters relating to citizenship.

Select the correct answer code

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both

D. None


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Q10. Consider the following statements regarding ocean temperature distribution:

1) Thermocline layer is characterised by rapid decrease in temperature with increasing depth.

2) In the Arctic and Antartic circles, only one layer of cold water exists, which extends from surface to deep ocean floor.

3) The highest temperature is recorded at the equator.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1, 3

B. 2, 3

C. 1, 2

D. 1 only