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24nd Sep, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz


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Q1. Consider the following statements regarding External debt of India

1) The debtors can be the Union government, state governments, corporations or citizens of India

2) Short-term borrowings dominate India’s external debt

3) The largest share of India’s external debt is held in Indian rupees.

Select the incorrect code

A. 1, 2

B. 1, 3

C. 2, 3

D. 2 only


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Q2. Which of these is/are not the examples of fixed capital formation

1) Energy infrastructure

2) Office equipment, such as computers

3) Accumulation of foreign exchange reserve

Which of the above statements is/are correct

A. 1, 2only

B. 1, 3

C. 3 only

D. 2, 3


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Q3. Consider the following statements regarding International Financial Service Centre (IFSC)

1) An IFSC caters to customers outside the jurisdiction of the domestic economy

2) IFSC exclusively deals asset management and global portfolio diversification only

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. 1, 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


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Q4. Seaweeds are macroscopic algae usually found in oceans. In this context, which of the following can be the possible benefits of it

1) It reduces coastal eutrophication.

2) It is a vital food for marine organism

3) It can be used as fertilizer for plants.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 3 only

C. 2, 3

D. 1, 3


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Q5. Which of the following statements best describes biotic potential

A. It refers to the potential biomass of a population measured as dry weight per unit area.

B. It refers to the possible functional roles a species can play in an ecosystem.

C. It refers to the maximum reproductive capacity of an organism under optimum environmental conditions.

D. It refers to the minimum population of a species required to sustain a food web.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:


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Q6. What do you understand by the term ‘Social Forestry’:

1) Reducing the pressure on the traditional forest area by encouraging plantations on community land

2) Promoting commercial harvesting of timber and non-timber products from traditional forests by community to meet local demands

Select the correct code:

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. 1, 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


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Q7. When ocean temperatures get too hot, corals often experience ‘bleaching’ events. What does this mean

A. Plants and animals living in the vicinity of corals die.

B. Corals move towards cooler waters

C. The symbiotic nature of the relationship between a certain plant and animal breaks down

D. Corals submerge themselves completely under water, starving themselves of sunlight and air to breathe

Which of the above statements is/are correct


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Q8. Which of the following countries are members of both BIMSTEC and SAARC:

1) Bangladesh

2) Bhutan

3) Myanmar

4) Sri Lanka

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

A. 1, 2, 4

B. 1, 2

C. 1, 3, 4

D. 1, 2, 3, 4


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Q9. Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), is related to

A. Indian military action carried out in 1984 to remove militant religious leaders in Punjab

B. U.S. government’s Global War on Terrorism

C. Reassure safe passage of Indian flagged vessels transiting through Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

D. Humanitarian assistance aimed to supply relief packages to Bangladesh for migrant Rohingya Muslims

Select the correct answer code:


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Q10. Scientists usually study asteroids for which of the following reasons:

1) Asteroids provide information about the formation and history of planets and the sun

2) To look for asteroids that might be potentially hazardous.

3) Asteroids offer a source of volatiles and an extraordinarily rich supply of minerals.

Select the correct answer code:

A. 1, 2

B. 1, 3

C. 2, 3

D. 1, 2, 3