Quiz 496: Current Awareness for All Competitive Examinations

1. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The Minimum Wage Act 1948 is implemented by the Department of Revenue of all the State Governments 
  2. The Minimum Wages are Fixed by the Central Government

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 is correct
[D] Neither 1 nor 2 are correct

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2. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The subject of Education is in Concurrent List 
  2. Many states demand that education should be placed in the State List

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

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3. Consider the following: 

  1. Convention on Biological Diversity
  2. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  3. Kyoto Protocol 

The United States Government has ratified which among the above?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] Only 2

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4. With which among the following subjects, the Agenda 21 , that came out of Earth Summit 1992 , explicitly deals with ?
[A] Green House Gases
[B] Climate Changes
[C] Sustainability
[D] Ozone Layer Protection

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5. National Biodiversity Authority is located at ?
[A] Hyderabad
[B] Chennai
[C] Kolkata
[D] New Delhi

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6. Which among the following country does not come in the “Horn of Africa“?
[A] Somalia
[B] Eritrea
[C] Djibouti
[D] Sudan

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7. Nagoya Protocol ” is related to which among the following?
[A] International Finance
[B] Biodiversity
[C] Pharmaceutical Industry
[D] Global Warming

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8. How does the Isotope of Iodine, Iodine-135 plays an important role in Nuclear Power Generation?
[A] It is used as a fuel supplement in some of the modern Nuclear Reactors
[B] It is a bi-product of Nuclear Reaction which kills the neutrons and this inhibits the power formation
[C] It is a moderator used actively in the Nuclear Reactors
[D] It is an experimental substance for Nuclear Fusion

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9. Which among the following is the dangerous Green House Gas, created by the Waste Water?
[A] Nitrogen
[B] Sulfur Dioxide
[C] Methane
[D] Carbon Dioxide

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10. The Jasmine Revolution of late 2010, is related to which among the following countries?
[A] Egypt
[B] Myanmar
[C] Poland
[D] Tunisia

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  • anamika
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    horn of africa somalia or sudan which is the right answer?

    • admin

      Its Somalia

  • sabarmathi
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    SIR,
    The answer is SUDAN..kindly refer to wikipedia…sorry if am wrong..do clarify me:-)thanks…

  • sangeethapriya
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    In wiki its given as


    Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.”

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  • P.Renu
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    sir,
    will u plz clarify Q6.Horn of Africa

    • GKToday

      Horn of Africa (alternatively Northeast Africa, and sometimes Somali Peninsula) is a peninsula in East Africa
      It juts hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden
      It is the easternmost projection of the African continent
      Referred to in medieval times as Bilad al Barbar (“Land of the Berbers”),the Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia

  • Veeru
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