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Weekly Current Affairs Quizzes: 13 Sep to 18 Sep 2021

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Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Gwadar port:
1. Port is located in Iran.
2. It is being developed by India.
3. It is a deepwater seaport.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

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Q2. Consider the following statements regarding the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI):
1. It will help a country to ensure that it has diversified its supply risk across a clutch of supplying nations.
2. India is also a part of this initiative.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the Draft e-Commerce Rules 2021:
1.The registration for e-commerce entities with the Department of Promotion for Industry and Internal Trade is mandatory.
2.The entities will also have to identify goods based on their country of origin.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q4. Which of the following factors may have a negative effect on groundwater level:
1. MSP
2. Subsidies on electricity
3. Hard rock structure
4. Afforestation
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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Q5. Consider the following statements regarding the species of crocodile:
1. Odisha's Kendrapara district has earned the distinction of being the only district in India where all three species of crocodiles, are found.
2. Salt-water crocodile, gharial and mugger, all species are included under the vulnerable category.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q6. Consider the following statements regarding the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment):
1. It is a competency-based test designed to assess the ability of 15-year-old candidates.
2. India participates in the PISA test every year and is generally ranked among the top 10 countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q7. Consider the following statements regarding the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research – Asia Pacific (WHITR-AP):
1. The WHITR-AP is a non-profit organization specialized in the area of heritage conservation.
2. It is an institute under the auspices of UNESCO.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q8. Who among the following emulated Gandhi's non-violence to spearhead Vaikom Satyagraha?

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Q9. Read the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana:
1. It aims to consolidate the gains of the Blue revolution.
2. It involves a “Swath Sagar” plan for the modernization of fisheries.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

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Q10. India’s first labour museum has been opened in which of the following States?

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Q11. Read the following statements:
1. Kumbhabhishekam has been recently held as a consecration ceremony at Brihadeshwara temple.
2. Brihadeshwara temple was built by Harihara I and Bukka I.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

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Q12. Program for the promotion of bee culture called “apiary on wheels” has recently been flagged by which of the following ministry?

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Q13. Consider the following statements regarding the Essential Commodities Act:
1. It ensures the delivery of certain commodities or products, the supply of which if obstructed owing to hoarding or black marketing.
2. The states can include new commodities as and when the need arises.
3. The central government can take such commodities off the list once the situation improves.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Q14. Consider the following statements regarding Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS):
1. GBS is a rare autoimmune disorder.
2. It is caused by bacteria or viral infection.
3. It attacks the peripheral nervous system.
Which of the above statements are correct?

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Q15. Consider the following statements regarding Aluminium-air batteries:
1. Aluminium-air batteries utilise oxygen in the air to produce electricity.
2. It is cost effective and more energy-dense alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
3. The time taken to recharge Aluminium-air batteries is less compared to lithium-ion batteries.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Q16. NASA and ISRO are collaborating on developing a satellite called NISAR. It will be used to_
1. Measure Earth’s changing ecosystems and ice masses.
2. Provide information about sea-level rise and groundwater.
3. Detect movements of the Earth’s surface.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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Q17. Consider the following statements regarding Marburg virus:
1. It is a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola.
2. Human infection initially results from prolonged exposure to mines/ caves inhabited by Rousettus bat colonies.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Q18. Consider the following statements regarding the West Nile Virus (WNV):
1. It generally spreads to humans from the consumption of meat products.
2. The disease caused by WNV is spread by infected mosquitoes.
3. The WNV can lead to a fatal neurological disease in humans.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q19. Consider the following pairs: Convention Purpose:
1. Minamata Convention : Restricting use of chemical weapons
2. Basel Convention : Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes
3. Rotterdam Convention : Restricting use of Mercury
4. Stockholm Convention : Controlling Persistent Organic Pollutants
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

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Q20. Consider the following statements:
1. A ballistic missile is a rocket-propelled self-guided strategic weapons system.
2. India is a signatory to the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?