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Weekly Current Affairs: Quizzes 20/06/2022 to 25/06/2022

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Weekly Current Affairs: Quizzes 20/06/2022 to 25/06/2022

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Q1. What is the “mutual security guarantee” that is often seen in the news in case of Pacific Ocean?
1. A country guarantees that the security of another country would be its responsibility, to the extent of participating in a war in favour of the signatory country.
2. This is a new evolution in the sphere of International Relations.
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Q2. Which of the following is/are the member(s) of Forum for India–Pacific Islands Cooperation?
1. India
2. Cook Islands
3. Fiji
4. Solomon Islands
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Q3. In light of the events unfolding in Maharashtra, consider the following statements about the anti-defection law:
1. The anti-defection law punishes individual Members of Parliament (MPs)/MLAs for leaving one party for another.
2. Parliament added it to the Constitution as the Tenth Schedule in 1985.
3. Its purpose was to bring stability to governments by discouraging legislators from changing parties.
4. The 91st Constitutional Amendment Act, 2003, mandate that at least two-thirds of the members of a party have to be in favour of a "merger" of parties.
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Q4. Recently the World Investment report was published by UNCTAD. Which of the following was the findings of the report?
1. Despite a 30% drop in foreign direct investment (FDI) into India, India remains placed seventh.
2. China has jumped to first place, followed by USA and Hong Kong.
3. Only India showed a decrease in inflows among the top ten host economies.
4. Outward FDI from India, on the other hand, increased by 43% to $15.5 billion in 2021.
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Q5. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEW) board has passed the resolution criticizing Iran for violating the JCPOA. Which of the following are true about JCPOA?
1. It was signed between P5 of United Nation Security Council and Iran.
2. Iran agreed to reduce its installed centrifuge to 1/3rd and scale down its uranium stock.
3. UN will keep an embargo on weapons to Iran for 5 years.
4. USA later on Pulled out of the deal along with Russia and China.
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Q6. Recently Reserve Bank of India raised its repo rates, which of the following would be the impact on Bond yield due to that action?
1. Bond yield will increase.
2. Bond yield will decrease.
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Q7. The Astol project has been started in Gujarat's Valsad district as a part of National Perspective Plan. What do you know about the National Perspective Plan?
1. It is being managed by India’s National Water Development Agency (NWDA) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
2. It has three parts - Northern Himalayan rivers interlink; Southern peninsular rivers interlink and Intra-State rivers linking.
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Q8. Which of the following agencies publishes the Environment Performance Index (EPI)?

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Q9. The Single Nodal Agency (SNA) Dashboard of PFMS (Public Financial Management System) was recently launched by the Union Ministry of Finance. Consider the following information about Public Financial Management System.
1. It tracks fund disbursement in real time.
2. It covers all government schemes.
3. It only covers central government as states have their mechanism.
4. It is administered by the Department of Expenditure.
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Q10. Recently State Food Safety Index was published. Which of the following is true about the performance of various states of India?
1. Tamil Nadu topped the State Food Safety Index.
2. Among Smaller States, Sikkim stood first.
3. Among UTs, Jammu and Kashmir secured first.
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Q11. The Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the Khari season 2022-23 were recently approved by the cabinet. Consider the following about Minimum Support Prices (MSP)?
1. At the beginning of the sowing season, the Government announces MSP.
2. MSP is announced for 23 crops.
3. After harvesting, the produce is purchased at MSP by FCI.
4. Effective procurement on MSP takes place for three crops – Wheat, Rice and Sugarcane.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q12. Consider the following statements about the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021.
1. The Bill expands the definition of trafficking to include bonded labour, begging and forced marriage only.
2. Rigorous imprisonment and imprisonment for life for repeat offenders.
3. Establishment of a National Anti-trafficking Bureau.
4. State anti-trafficking officers will provide relief and rehabilitation services through district units.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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