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Weekly Current Affairs Quizzes

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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 03/01/2022 to 08/01/2022

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Consider the following statements about domestic subsidies of WTO:

  1. The green box subsidies are not directed at specific products and are of a general nature like, ‘direct income support’ for farmers who are distressed due to crop loss or market breakdown.
  2. The blue box corresponds to the subsidies that distort international trade by making products of a particular country cheaper.
  3. There is no WTO cap for amber box subsidies which is a non-trade distorting subsidy that tends to limit production.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect?

2 / 12

For 2021-22, GoI has announced minimum support prices (MSPs) for which of the following crops? 

  1. Gram
  2. Lentil
  3. Mustard
  4. Safflower

Which of the statements given above are correct?

3 / 12

Consider the following statements:

  1. The midday meal scheme was first started in the state of Jharkhand.
  2. At present, it is under the Ministry of Finance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4 / 12

 Read the following statements regarding World Food Programme (WFP):

  1. WFP has received the Nobel Peace Prize for its commendable role in food assistance programmes.
  2. WFP is also working on logistics, social safety programs, and medical supplies.

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

5 / 12

Read the following statements regarding SAUBHAGYA Scheme:

  1. This scheme was launched by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  2. This scheme is aimed to cover rural areas only.

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

6 / 12

Read the following statements regarding Patents Act, 1970:

  1. It provides intellectual rights in plant products and processes.
  2. It allows compulsory licensing which is prohibited by the world trade organization.

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

7 / 12

Consider the following statements 

  1. NITI Aayog and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) jointly announced that ISRO will adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs across the country.
  2. The objective of this step is to provide mentorship, promote education in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
  3. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is the Government of India’s flagship initiative to create and promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.

Which of the above statements are true? 

8 / 12

 Consider the following statements: 

  1. Technology Information, Forecasting, and Assessment Council (TIFAC) is a think-tank under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) recently launched  ‘Seaweed Mission’,
  2. It has been launched for commercial farming of seaweeds and its processing for value addition towards boosting the national economy.
  3. TIFAC is an autonomous organization set up in 1988 under the Department of Science & Technology to look ahead in the technology domain, assess the technology trajectories, and support innovation by networked actions in select areas of national importance.

Which of the above statements are true?

9 / 12

Consider the following statements regarding Trincomalee Oil Tank:

  1. The Trincomalee Oil Tank Farms was developed during the 2nd world war by the British.
  2. Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm is located in ‘China Bay’. There are 99 wells of oil.
  3. India signed a pact with China to develop a Trincomalee oil tank farm.
  4. Reliance Petroleum from the side of the Indian government will develop the Trincomalee Oil Tank. 

Which of the above statements are true?

10 / 12

Consider the following statements regarding the latest Chinese aggression: 

  1. The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs issued some “Standardized” names of places in Arunachal Pradesh, to strengthen its territorial claims. 
  2. Arunachal Pradesh is shown on the Chinese map as Zangnan or South Tibet. 
  3. China implemented new border law after 1st Jan 2022.
  4. New Border laws of China call for various Chinese civilian and military agencies to take steps to safeguard Chinese territory.

Which of the above statements are true? 

11 / 12

Consider the following statements regarding Australia, Japan Security Alliance recently: 

  1. ‘Quad’ is a defense treaty between US and Australia along with India and Japan.
  2. It would bring a Balance of Power in Asia.
  3. It would increase the Chinese aggression against India. 
  4. In this treaty America is the third country playing the role of mediator. 

Which of the above statements are true? 

12 / 12

Consider the following statements regarding QUAD:

  1. The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is a strategic security dialogue between the United Kingdom, India, Japan, and Australia.
  2. The dialogue was initiated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinjo Abe, with the support of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi 
  3. QUAD was initiated in 2014
  4. It is an organization of 4 countries: the US, India, Australia, and Japan Japan.

Which of the above statements are true?

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