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Weekly Current Affairs: Quizzes 30/05/2022 to 04/06/2022

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Q1. A term has been in news recently “Statement of Law” in the context of appointment to CBI. What do you understand by the term?
1. It means the process of taking a decision such that it should be able to withstand the “scrutiny of law in the future”.
2. The decisions must be in consonance with the law and judgment of the courts.
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Q2. Supreme Court in S.G. Vombatkere Versus Union of India case has provided a stay on sedition. In this context consider the following statements about sedition.
1. Any speech that aims to arouse hatred against the government established by law is considered sedition.
2. The law was originally drafted by Thomas Macaulay to curb Wahabi Movement in Patna & Islamic Revivalist movement led by Syed Ahmed Barelvi.
3. Raising the pro-Khalistan slogan would amount to sedition as per Supreme Court.
Incitement to violence is the essential ingredient of that offense.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q3. Recently Jal Jivan Mission was in news to achieve its 50% targets. Consider the following statements in this context:
1. Jal Jivan Mission envisages supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.
2. It is under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q4. Urban Sprawl has been a severe problem for the policy maker. In this context UN Habitat is often mentioned in the News. What do you understand by UN Habitat?
1. UN-Habitat organised the Habitat III conference (UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development) at Quito, Ecuador in 2016.
2. The countries took pledges and new obligations, being referred as the New Urban Agenda.
3. The new agenda will set a new global strategy around urbanization for the next 2 decades.
4. Habitation Approach will be used through integration of various issues.
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Q5. Recently India and Pakistan have begun the Permanent Indus Commission meeting under Indus Water Treaty (IWT) 1960. Consider the following statements Indus water treaty:
1. It was brokered by the World Bank.
2. It was signed in Karachi on 1960 by Jawaharlal Nehru and President of Pakistan Ayub Khan.
3. It gives control over the three "eastern" rivers — the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej — to India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q6. Recently the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recovered 14.63 metric tonnes of Red Sanders. Which of the following is true about Red Sanders?
1. It is found in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.
2. The species was included in CITES Appendix II, and red sanders were banned from being exported in 2004.
3. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is the authority to regulate the export of red sanders.
4. Red Sanders thrive in rocky, deteriorated, and fallow areas with Red Soil and a hot, dry environment.
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Q7. PM Modi in QUAD visit gave Sanjhi Art gift to the leaders to the US President Joe Biden. Consider the following statements about the Sanjhi Art form.
1. The Thakurani Ghat motif inspired the Sanjhi panel.
2. This art style arose from the Krishna religion.
3. It entails making stencils based on occurrences from the deity's life.
4. It was popularised in the Vaishnava temples of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q8. The Supreme Court of India recognised sex work to be a ‘profession.’ In this context, which of the following article deals with the sex works in India?

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Q9. India has recently asserted in the World Economic Summit that it will emerge as the leader of green hydrogen. What do you understand by the term “Green hydrogen”?
1. This method is based on electrolysis, a chemical process that produces hydrogen.
2. The hydrogen and oxygen in water are separated using an electrical current in this process.
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Q10. What is two state solution, often heard in the context of India-Israel relations?
1. The two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict envisions an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel, west of the Jordan River.
2. India does not support a two-state solution as it was the justification for the creation of Pakistan as well.
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Q11. Consider the following statement about Polio:
1. Polio is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children under the age of five.
2. The virus is transmitted by person-to-person spread mainly through the fecal-  oral route.
3. The wild version of the virus now exists only in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
4. WHO recommends that the OPV should be phased out worldwide and replaced by the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV).
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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Q12. What do you understand by Hydroponics?
1. It is a collection of techniques used to maintain or grow plant cells, tissues or organs on a nutrient culture medium of known composition.
2. It is widely used to produce clones of a plant in a method known as micro-propagation.
3. It requires special "lights" to replace sunlight, as most hydroponic gardens are grown inside a building, basement or warehouse.
4. Hydroponics can be utilised in the space program for long journey.
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