Plutus IAS 'Weekly Current Affairs: Quizzes, 22 to 27 May, 2023

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Q.1 Which of the following statements about the Trimbakeshwar Temple is true?

  1. The Trimbakeshwar Temple is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  2. The Trimbakeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  3. The Trimbakeshwar Temple is known for its intricate carvings and architectural beauty.
  4. The Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in India.   

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Q.2 Consider the following statements about the Pokhran-2 Nuclear Test. 

  1. The Pokhran-2 Nuclear Test was done in 1998.
  2. The code name of the pokhran-2 Nuclear Test was "SMILING BUDDHA".

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Q.3 Which of the following statements regarding the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is/are correct?

  1. The NGT was established in India under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.
  2. The NGT is a statutory body that deals with environmental disputes and matters related to the enforcement of environmental laws.
  3. The NGT's jurisdiction extends to the entire country, including Union territories, and covers both civil and criminal cases related to environmental issues.
  4. The NGT has the power to issue various orders, including those related to compensation, restoration of the environment, and preventive measures to mitigate environmental damage.

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Q.4 Which of the following statements regarding the languages used in the legal systems in India is/are correct?

  1. English is recognized as the official language for the proceedings of theSupreme Court of India.
  2. The use of Hindi as a court language is mandatory in the states and Union territories where it is the official language.
  3. Regional languages can be used as court languages in their respective states, subject to certain conditions and provisions.
  4. The Constitution of India allows individuals to use any language of their choice in court proceedings.

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Q.5 Consider the following statements regarding the National Population Register (NPR):

  1. NPR is linked to the decennial Census conducted by the Government of India.
  2. The collection of biometric information is an essential component of the NPR.
  3. NPR is applicable only to Indian citizens and excludes non-citizens residing in the country.
  4. NPR data is used exclusively for security purposes and is not shared with any other government departments.

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Q.6 Which of the following statements regarding the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) is/are correct?

  1. NeVA is an initiative aimed at digitizing the functioning of legislatures in India.
  2. NeVA provides a digital platform for members of parliament to access parliamentary proceedings, bills, and other relevant documents.
  3. NeVA facilitates live streaming of parliamentary sessions to promote transparency and public engagement.
  4. NeVA is implemented and managed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  5. NeVA aims to streamline the legislative processes and enhance efficiency through the use of technology.

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Q.7 Which of the following statements regarding the G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group (DRRWG) is/are correct? 

  1. The G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group aims to promote cooperation among G20 member countries in addressing and reducing the risks associated with natural disasters.
  2. The DRRWG was established in 2019 during the G20 Summit held in Sendai, Japan, with the goal of enhancing international collaboration on disaster risk reduction strategies and policies.
  3. The DRRWG serves as a platform for sharing best practices, exchanging knowledge, and developing joint initiatives to strengthen resilience against disasters, particularly in vulnerable regions.

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Q.8 Which of the following statements regarding the G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) is/are correct? Choose the appropriate option(s).

  1. The G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group was formed to address global environmental challenges and promote sustainable development among G20 member countries.
  2. The ECSWG primarily focuses on mitigating climate change by implementing policies and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. The ECSWG facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices in environmental conservation, natural resource management, and biodiversity preservation among G20 nations.
  4. The ECSWG operates independently of international climate agreements such as the Paris Agreement and instead develops its own climate action plans.

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Q.9 Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. El Niño refers to a climate pattern characterized by the warming of the eastern tropical Indian Ocean.
  2. During El Niño events, there is an increase in upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water.
  3. El Niño can have significant impacts on global weather patterns, including droughts, floods, and changes in temperature.
  4. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is used to measure and track El Niño and La Niña events.

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Q.10 Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Ganganyaan is India's ambitious mission to send a human crew to orbit the Moon.
  2. The mission is being carried out jointly by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and NASA.
  3. If successful, India will become the fourth country with the ability to send humans to space.

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Q.11 Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Fly ash is a byproduct generated from the combustion of oil in thermal power plants.
  2. Fly ash is primarily used as a fuel in industrial furnaces and boilers.
  3. Fly ash contains toxic elements such as mercury, arsenic, and lead.
  4. The utilization of fly ash in construction materials can improve their strength and durability.

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Q.12 Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. QUAD aims to enhance economic cooperation among its member countries.
  2. Recently, QUAD member countries signed a comprehensive free trade agreement to facilitate trade and investment.
  3. QUAD members expanded their alliance by inviting additional countries, such as Brazil and South Africa, to join.

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