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08th Sep, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. Which of the following was not the criteria used by 11th -14th Finance Commission to recommend allocation of resources to the states:

A. Fiscal discipline of the state

B. Forest Cover of the state

C. Area of the State

D. Poverty rate in the state

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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Q2. Consider the following statements regarding Cryptocurrencies:

1) Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual currencies in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of their units.

2) In most of the countries they operate within the framework of central bank.

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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Q3. Which of the following is not a non-tariff measure:

A. Technical Barriers to Trade

B. Phytosanitary restrictions

C. Import licencing procedures

D. All of the above are non-tariff measures.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q4. Which of the following committees suggested privatisation of some operations in Indian railways:

A. Usha Thorat Committee

B. N Gopalaswami Committee

C. Subhash Garg Committee

D. Bibek Debroy committee

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q5. Making Peace with Nature report, recently seen in news is released by:

A. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

B. Germanwatch

C. UN Environment

D. Conservation International

which one is correct?


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Q6. Which of the following practices can reduce emissions from agriculture:

1) Alternate wetting and drying of paddy

2) Increasing the productivity of milk and meat production.

3) Organic agriculture.

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2 only

B. 1, 3 only

C. 2 and 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q7. Which of the following sources produce sulphur dioxide emissions:

1) Volcanoes

2) Phytoplankton

3) Burning of coal and oil

4) Smelter ovens

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1, 3

C. 1, 3, 4

D. 1, 2, 3, 4


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Q8. Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is a report by:

A. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

B. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

C. Conservation International

D. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q9. The Ministry of External Affairs too manages science and technology issues in the nation’s diplomatic matrix. In this context, which of the following comes under the Ministry of External Affairs:

1) Cyber Diplomacy Division

2) E-Governance & Information Technology Division

3) New Emerging & Strategic Technologies Division

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2

B. 1 only

C. 1, 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q10. NASA’s Ingenuity mission is related to:

A. Study Neptune and Uranus during planetary flybys

B. Deep space exploration systems

C. Flying Helicopter on Mars

D. Nuclear-powered drone to search for life on Mars