Weekly Current Affairs: Quizzes, 10 July to 15 July, 2023


Weekly Current Affairs: Quizzes, 10 July to 15 July, 2023

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Q.1 Which of the following statements regarding the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001 is/are correct?

  1. The act aims to protect the rights of plant breeders and farmers in relation to new plant varieties.
  2. The act provides an exclusive monopoly to plant breeders over the use, production, and sale of registered plant varieties.
  3. The act recognizes and protects the traditional knowledge of farmers in conserving and developing plant genetic resources.
  4. The act prohibits farmers from saving and exchanging seeds of protected plant varieties without prior authorization.

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Q.2 Which of the following statements regarding microplastics is/are correct? 

  1. Microplastics are plastic particles larger than 5mm in diameter.
  2. Primary microplastics primarily originate from the breakdown of larger plastic products.
  3. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is not an effective strategy for addressing microplastic pollution.

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Q.3 Which of the following statements about gravity holes is correct?

  1. Gravity holes are regions in space where the gravitational force is weaker than usual
  2. Gravity holes are hypothetical tunnels or passages in space-time that connect distant regions of the universe.
  3. Gravity holes emit radiation known as Hawking radiation.
  4. Gravity holes are formed by the compression and collapse of massive stars

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Q.4 Which of the following statements about the Project 75 (I) submarines is correct?

  1. The Project 75 (I) submarines are nuclear-powered submarines planned for the Indian Navy.
  2. The Project 75 (I) submarines are a follow-on class of submarines based on the P-75 class submarines of the Indian Navy.
  3. The Project 75 (I) submarines will be constructed in collaboration with foreign manufacturers
  4. The Project 75 (I) submarines will focus on anti-aircraft warfare capabilities and will not feature air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology.

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Q.5 Which of the following statements about Sandur Lambani embroidery is correct?

  1. Sandur Lambani embroidery is a traditional embroidery technique originating from the Lambani community in Sandur, Karnataka, India.
  2. Sandur Lambani embroidery primarily uses bright-colored threads and mirrors to create intricate geometric and floral patterns on textiles.
  3. Sandur Lambani embroidery is practiced by women and is passed down through generations within the Lambani community.

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Q.6 Which of the following statements about the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) programme is correct?

  1. SIGHT is a sub-component of the National Green Hydrogen Mission.
  2. The SIGHT programme focuses on establishing electrolyser manufacturing bases and green hydrogen production centers in India.
  3. Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology is commonly used in the electrolysis process.

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Q7 Which of the following statements about the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, is correct?

  1. It was enacted by the Government of India to regulate the export, import, and transfer of antiquities and art treasures.
  2. The Act empowers Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for its enforcement.
  3. Under the Act, antiquities and art treasures are defined as objects of historical, archaeological, artistic, or cultural significance that are older than 100 years.

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Q.8 Which of the following statements about the Zo tribe is correct?

  1. The Zo tribe is an indigenous community primarily residing in the Chhota Nagpur plateau region of India.
  2. The Zo tribe practices agriculture as its main occupation, cultivating crops such as rice, maize, and millet.
  3. The Zo tribe is a nomadic tribe known for its unique migratory lifestyle and temporary settlements.

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Q.9 Which of the following statements about Lake Victoria is correct?

  1. Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa 
  2. Lake Victoria is located entirely within the borders of Kenya.
  3. Lake Victoria is a freshwater lake known for its high salinity levels.

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Q.10 Which of the following statements accurately describe the borders of the Indus Valley Civilization?

  1. The eastern border of the IVC reached up to the Yamuna River
  2. The western border of the IVC extended to present-day Afghanistan.
  3. The southern border of the IVC stretched down to the Arabian Sea

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Q.11 Which organization is responsible for coordinating regional efforts to combat terrorism among the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?

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Q.12 Which of the following methods is commonly used for monitoring volcanic activity?

  1. Seismology
  2. Satellite imagery
  3. Gas measurements
  4. Tiltmeters

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