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13th Sep, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. Consider the following statements regarding recent trend in India’s external debt:

1) US dollar denominated debt continued to be the largest component of India’s external debt

2) Non-resident deposits remained the largest component of the external debt.

3) The long-term debt constitutes more than twice the short-term debt in total external debt

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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Q2. Consider the following statements regarding Anti-Dumping Duty

1) An anti-dumping duty is a protectionist tariff that a domestic government imposes on foreign imports that it believes are priced below fair market value

2) In India, Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry conducts anti-dumping investigations.

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. Teaser loan, sometimes seen in news means:

A. Loans which charge lower rates of interest in the first few years after which the rates are increased.

B. Loans provided to weaker sections of the society with interest rate below the repo rate.

C. Loans provided to high net worth individuals

D. None of the above

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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Q4. Consider the following statements:

1) Recession is defined as a fall in the overall economic activity for two consecutive quarters accompanied by a decline in income, sales and employment

2) India’s economy has now formally entered into a technical recession

3) Gross Value Added (GVA) data provides a measure of national income by looking at the value-added by different sectors of the economy.

D. None of the above

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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Q5. Zombie firms, sometimes seen in news implies

A. Firms which earn sufficient profit to finance their debts

B. Firms with create more employment opportunities

C. Firms which are not able to cover their debt-servicing costs with current earnings.

D. Firms supported by the government without taxing on its profits

which one is correct?


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Q6. Consider the following statements regarding Greater one-horned rhinoceros:

1) Greater one-horned rhinoceros is native to the Indian subcontinent.

2) It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

3) Kaziranga National Park has the highest density of Greater one-horned rhinos in the world.

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2

B. 1, 3

C. 2, 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q7. In India, which of the following are considered as ‘exotic wildlife species’:

1) Animals named under Appendices I, II and III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora.

2) Species from the Schedules of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972

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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Q8. Which of the following states in North-East India have Tiger Reserves:

1) Assam

2) Nagaland

3) Arunachal Pradesh

4) Mizoram

5) Manipur


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Q9. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Zombie fires’ recently seen in news:

1) A zombie fire is a fire that continues to burn underground and then reignites on the surface after a period of time

2) It burrow deep in organic soils such as peat lands.

3) There are evidences of zombie fires scattered across the Arctic region.

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2

B. 1, 3

C. 2, 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q10. An Agricultural produce market committee (APMC) is established by the:

A. Local Government

B. Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs)

C. State Government

D. Authorized Local area Vendors (ALAVs)


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Q11. Invest India, set up in 2009, is a non-profit venture under the:

A. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

B. Department of Finance

C. Department of Expenditure

D. Ministry of External Affairs


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Q12. APMC Model Act 2003 include which of the following features:

1) Facilitating contract farming model.

2) Special market for perishables

3) Allowing farmers and private persons to set up their own market

4) APMC revenue to be used for improving market infrastructure.

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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Q13. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), sometimes seen in news is under which ministry:

A. Ministry of External Affairs

B. Ministry of Commerce and Industry

C. Ministry of Finance

D. Ministry of Home Affairs


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Q14. Nikshay Poshan Yojana, sometimes seen in news is related to:

A. Reduce child mortality due to pneumonia

B. Provision of free dialysis services to the poor

C. National TB Elimination Program

D. National AIDS Control Program


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Q15. At any time after the expiration of three years from the date of the grant of a patent, any person interested may make an application for grant of compulsory licence on patent on which of the following grounds:

1) The reasonable requirements of the public with respect to the patented invention have not been satisfied.

2) The patented invention is not available to the public at a reasonably affordable price.

3) The patented invention is worked in the territory of India by a non-Indian pharmaceutical company.

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2

B. 1, 3

C. 2, 3

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q16. Hayabusa2 project, recently seen in news is related to:

A. Developing fuel cell that finds commercial applications

B. Asteroid sample-return mission

C. An orbiting spacecraft which seeks to become the first to be propelled solely by sunlight

D. Astronomical observatory with an extremely large telescope


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Q17. The three-drug Bedaquiline, Pretomanid and Linezolid (BPaL) regimen is used to treat:

A. Coronavirus disease

B. Hepatitis B

C. Tuberculosis

D. Measles


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Q18. Glyphosate, Atrazine and Butachlor, recently seen in news is a:

A. Anti-malarial drug

B. Antibiotic resistant bacteria

C. Weedicide

D. None of the above


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Q19. Plasmodium ovale, recently in news causes

A. Measles

B. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

C. Malaria

D. Pneumonia


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Q20. ASEAN Plus Three (APT) includes which of the following countries:

1) China

2) India

3) Japan

4) Australia

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1, 3, 4

C. 2, 3, 4

D. 1, 3


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Q21. UN convention on the Rights of persons with disabilities includes which of these rights for the differently abled:

1) Rights to accessibility including the information technology

2) Rights to live independently and be included in the community

3) Rights to habitation and rehabilitation

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 3

B. 2, 3

C. 1, 2

D. 1, 2, 3


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Q22. S-400 air defence missile system, recently seen in news is developed by:

A. United States

B. China

C. Israel

D. Russia

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q23. The Pagri Sambhal Jatta Movement, during the British period is related to:

A. Socio-religious reform movement

B. Restrictions on sell of forest produce by the British.

C. Farmers’ agitation against British laws.

D. None of the above


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Q24. The iconic Bamyan Buddha, was located in:

A. Bhutan

B. Sri Lanka

C. Afghanistan

D. Vietnam


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Q25. Roshni Act, sometimes seen in news is related to:

A. New Delhi

B. Andhra Pradesh

C. Punjab

D. None of the Above


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Q26. Global Biodiversity Outlook report is published by:

A. UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

B. UN Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD)

C. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

D. World Economic Forum


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Q27. Emissions Gap Report 2020, recently seen in news is released by:

A. World Wide Fund for Nature

B. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

C. World Economic Forum

D. Germanwatch


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Q28. Planetary pressures-adjusted Human Development Index (PHDI) that reflect the impact caused by each country’s per-capita carbon emissions and its material footprint, is released by:

A. World Economic Forum

B. United Nations Development Programme

C. World Bank

D. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


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Q29. Global Economic Freedom Index 2020, is released by:

A. World Bank

B. World Economic Forum

C. International Monetary Fund

D. None of the above


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Q30. Which of the following Central Asian countries border China:

1) Kazakhstan

2) Turkmenistan

3) Uzbekistan

4) Kyrgyzstan

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 2, 3, 4

C. 1, 4

D. 1, 2, 3