Current Affairs Mock Test 8


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QUESTION: 1

With reference to the ‘International Criminal Police Organization’ observe the following statements:

1. It was founded by the United Nations for the protection of the world.
2. It is aimed at facilitating international police cooperation. It enables police in 194 member countries to work together to fight international crime.
3. It has its headquarters in New York City (USA).

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 2

With reference to the ‘Sunda Strait’, observe the following statements:

1. It connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.
2. It is located between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 3

Why was Krakatoa featured in newspapers lately?

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The correct option is A.
Krakatoa was but a small, uninhabited island, about five miles long and three miles wide. It had two elevations, of which the taller, called the Peak of Krakatoa, rose 2750 feet above the sea. On the adjacent land are volcanic cones; some active, some slumbering, and others dead.

It is recorded that Krakatoa itself was active in 1680, and that voyagers in the vicinity encountered in that year a great storm and an earthquake at sea, accompanied by most frightful thunders and cracklings. Mention was also made of a strong sulphur atmosphere and of large quantities of pumice floating on the sea. Since that time the island had been at rest, and was noted by travelers chiefly for the beauty of its tree-clad slopes, the first verdant spot to greet the eye after long weeks at sea.
In the forenoon of the 20th of May the inhabitants of Batavia were startled by a dull booming noise, followed by a violent rattling of doors and windows.
In the forenoon of the 20th of May the inhabitants of Batavia were startled by a dull booming noise, followed by a violent rattling of doors and windows.

QUESTION: 4

With reference to the ‘Polar Vortex’ observe the following statements:

1. A polar vortex is an area of low pressure—a wide expanse of swirling cold air—that is parked in polar regions. This swirling air flows above the Arctic Circle at an altitude of 60,000 feet.
2. It can cause unusually heavy snowfall in the United States and Canada. 

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 5

What do you understand by the ‘Cheque Diplomacy’ policy, prevailing in the world?

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QUESTION: 6

Observe the following two statements:

1. The provision for reservation for economically backward citizens from general category has been done through the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act.
2. The provision for reservation for economically backward citizens from general category has been done through the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 7

The principle of ‘Universal Basic Income’ is based on which of the following basic components?

1. Universality
2. Conditionality
3. Fulfillment of basic necessities of life

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QUESTION: 8

With reference to the ‘reservation for economically weaker citizens from general category’, which of the following statements is incorrect?

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QUESTION: 9

With reference to the ‘Personal Laws (Amendment) Act 2019’, observe the following statements:

1. Now leprosy cannot serve as a ground for divorce.
2. This law is applicable only to Hindu couples. 

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 10

With reference to leprosy, observe the following statements:

1. It is an infectious disease.
2. It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae.
3. It only affects the skin.

Q. Which of the statements given above are correct?

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QUESTION: 11

Under the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 it was proposed to grant Indian citizenship to illegal migrants from certain minority communities from which of the following countries?

1. Afghanistan
2. Bangladesh
3. Nepal
4. Pakistan
5. Myanmar

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QUESTION: 12

Which of the following provisions was included in the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016?

Solution:

D is the correct option.None of the given were the provisions of the bill. The Citizenship Act, 1955 prohibits illegal migrants from acquiring Indian citizenship. The Bill amends the Act to provide that the following minority groups will not be treated as illegal migrants: Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

QUESTION: 13

With reference to Indian citizenship or Indian nationality, observe the following statements:

1. The provisions related to Indian citizenship are described in the Articles 5-11 of the Constitution of India.
2. Indian citizenship law largely follows the principle of ‘citizenship by right of birth within the territory’.
3. Indian citizenship law also follows the principle of ‘Citizenship by descent’.
4. Indian citizenship law is similar to the United States law.

Q. Which of the statements given above are correct?

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QUESTION: 14

Article 15 of the Constitution prohibits discrimination on which of the following grounds?

1. Religion
2. Race
3. Caste
4. Untouchability
5. Economic condition

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QUESTION: 15

Under which article of the Constitution, untouchability has been declared a punishable offence?

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QUESTION: 16

Article 334 of the Constitution of India is related to which of the following?

1. Administrative tribunals
2. All India Services
3. Finance Commission
4. Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Lok Sabha. Representation of the Anglo-Indian community in Lok Sabha.

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QUESTION: 17

Why was Venezuela being discussed in the newspapers lately?

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QUESTION: 18

You must have read/heard the word “Pabuk’ in the newspapers/news lately. What is it? 

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QUESTION: 19

What is the meaning of ‘Kumbh’ in respect of ‘Kumbh Mela’?

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QUESTION: 20

With reference to the 124th Constitutional Amendment, which of the following statements is incorrect?

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The correct option is Option B.

The Bill, passed by both the Houses of the Parliament, adds new clauses to Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. Both the Articles come under the part of ‘Fundamental Rights’ in the text of the Constitution. They are part of the ‘right to equality’ section of fundamental rights envisaged in the Constitution.

Article 15 (6) is added to provide reservations to economically weaker sections for admission to educational institutions including private educational institutions, whether aided or unaided by the State, other than the minority educational institutions.

Article 16 (6) is added to provide reservations to people from economically weaker sections in government posts. An explanation states that "economic weakness" shall be decided on the basis of "family income" and other "indicators of economic disadvantage."

“The proviso to Article 368 makes it clear that when a Constitution amendment of a fundamental right is in question, the Bill concerned need not be sent to the States’ Legislative Assemblies for ratification.

QUESTION: 21

With reference to a Constitutional Amendment Bill passed with a special majority, which of the following statements is incorrect?

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QUESTION: 22

With reference to various processes of amending the Constitution, observe the following statements:

1. Amendments related to formation of new states can be passed by a simple majority.
2. In order to amend the President’s electoral system, the consent of Legislatures of not less than one half of the states is compulsory, along with a special majority in the Parliament.
3. The President is bound to give his assent to the constitutional amendment bills passed by both the houses of parliament by special majority.

Q. Which of the statements given above are correct?

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QUESTION: 23

The ‘Kartarpur Corridor’, launched between India and Pakistan can be expressed more accurately by which of the following words?

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QUESTION: 24

Which member of the Committee constituted for the appointment of the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), truly represents the democratic nature of the Committee?

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QUESTION: 25

Indian satellite ‘Kalam SAT’ will prove to be the most usefulfor whom of the following?

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