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19th Oct, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. The mutual delegation of executive power between centre and states cannot occur

A. From Centre to State through President

B. From State to Centre through Governor

C. From Centre to State through Parliament

D. From State to Centre through State legislature


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Q2. Constitution confers executive power of a subject in the Concurrent list to

A. Union Government

B. State Governments

C. President

D. All of the above

Select the correct answer codes:


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Q3. Consider the following statements

1) Council of Ministers are collectively responsible to the Parliament

2) Chairman of Rajya Sabha preside over a joint sitting of the two houses of the Parliament in the absence of Speaker

3) Resignation or death of an incumbent Chief Minister dissolves the Council of Ministers.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1 and 3 only

B. 1, 2 and 3

C. 1 only

D. 3 only


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Q4. Consider the following statements regarding Ocean Currents

1) Water density and temperature influences the mobility of ocean currents

2) Cold Water ocean currents travel from the equator along the surface, towards the cold polar regions.

3) Labrador current is a cold current.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1, 2

B. 2, 3

C. 1, 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q5. Consider the following statements

1) Surface current constitute more than the deep-water currents.

2) Cold currents are usually found in the west coast in the higher latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.

3) Warm currents are found on the east coast of continents in the low and middle latitudes.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1, 3

B. 2, 3

C. 3 only

D. 1, 2


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Q6. The term “Sub Urbanisation” refers to:

A. Movement of population from urban areas to rural areas

B. Movement of people from central urban area to satellite communities

C. Population shift from rural areas into suburbs

D. Reduction of population in lower tier cities

Select the correct answer code:


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Q7. Open Acreage Licensing, often seen in news, is related to

A. Hydrocarbon exploration

B. Railways

C. Mining of Iron ore

D. Land Acquisition

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 3, 4, 5

B. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

C. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

D. 1, 2, 3, 4


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Q8. There will be progressively lesser difference between Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Net Domestic Product (NDP)

A. If technological growth is slow in a nation and capital depreciation is high

B. If technological growth is high in a nation and capital depreciation is low

C. If technological growth is slow in a nation and capital depreciation is high

D. If technological growth is high in a nation and capital depreciation is high

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Q9. “Rent Seeking activities” by business firms often involve:

A. Strategizing to cut down rental costs of factors of production

B. Lobbying the government to change rules for making business profitable

C. Speculating in financial markets to gain competitive advantage

D. Seeking investment from multiple avenues to manage cash burden


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Q10. Why ‘Indirect Tax’ is considered as regressive taxation:

A. They are not charged the same for all income groups

B. They are charged at higher rates than direct taxes

C. They are charged at lower rates than direct taxes

D. None of the above