06th- 9th Jan 2023- Current Affairs MCQs for Practice



Cherrapunjee, a town in Meghalaya is also known by another name. What is it?

a)   Jaintia

b)   Tura

c)   Sohra

d)   Khasi


Answer- c

The root bridge over the Umkar river in Siej village near Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, in the undulating East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya has grown into a living marvel.

Question 2

Under which schedule of the Indian constitution, social, and political bodies in Ladakh are demanding Statehood and special status?

a)   Tenth

b)   Fifth

c)   Sixth


Ans: c

The socio-political bodies of Ladakh, the Leh Apex Body (LAB) and the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) hardened their stand on four key points, which include granting statehood and special status under the Sixth Schedule of Constitution.

Question 3

Which scientist discovered superconductivity in mercury?

a)   Niels Bohr

b)   James Clerk Maxwell

c)   Marie Curie

d)   Heike Kamerlingh Onnes


In 1911, Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity in mercury. He found that at a very low temperature, called the threshold temperature, solid mercury offers no resistance to the flow of electric current.

Question 4

Which country, in a recent order, has come up with measures to close markets and restaurants at 8.30 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time in a bid to save energy?

a)   Bangladesh

b)   Nepal

c)   Afghanistan

d)   Pakistan

Ans- d

In the face of an unrelenting financial crisis and dwindling foreign exchange reserves, the Pakistani government has come up with measures to save energy and reduce its energy bill. Markets and restaurants will close at 8.30 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time in a bid to save energy.

Question 5

India is set to deploy an all-woman platoon of peacekeepers on the UN mission between the borders of Sudan and South Sudan. Where was the deployment of first-ever all women contingent from India on a UN peacekeeping mission?

a)   Liberia

b)   Burkina Faso

c)   Mali

d)   Ethiopia

Ans- a

It will be India’s largest single unit of women peacekeepers in a UN mission since the deployment of the first-ever all woman contingent in Liberia in 2007, according to India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. 

Question 6

In India, the decennial census is carried out after how many months post freezing boundary limits of administrative units such as districts and talukas?

a)   6 months

b)   1 year

c)   5 years

d)   3 months

e)   Ans- d

As per norms, census can be conducted only three months after freezing of boundary limits of administrative units such as districts, sub-districts, tehsils, talukas and police stations.

Question 7

When did television arrive in India?

a)   February 1995

b)   October 1992

c)   September 1959

d)   March 1989

Ans- For almost three decades after television started in India in September 1959, broadcasting was solely under the control of the state.

Question 8

By 2030, how much green hydrogen does India seek to produce?

a)   500 million gigawatts

b)   1 billion metric tonnes

c)   5 million metric tonnes

d)   125 million gigawatts

Ans- c

By 2030, the goal is to have at least 5 million metric tonnes of annual green hydrogen production, electrolyser capacity of 60-100 gigawatt and a 125-gigawatt renewable energy capacity for green hydrogen and its associated transmission network. 

Question 9

Permission for ecotourism activities was withdrawn from which site in Jharkhand owing to protests from the Jain community?

a)   Dalma Sanctuary

b)   Joshimath

c)   Betla Park

d)   Parasnath Hills

Ans- d

The Union Environment Ministry on Thursday withdrew permission for tourism and ecotourism activities in the vicinity of the Parasnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Jharkhand.

Question 10

Which amendment to the Indian Constitution mandated the formation of Panchayats in India at the village, block and district levels?

a)   The 73rd Amendment

b)   The 65th Amendment

c)   The 77th Amendment

d)   The 86th Amendment

Ans- a

In December 1992, Parliament passed the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments, which instituted panchayats and municipalities, respectively.

Source- The Hindu Newspaper / PIB/ The Indian Express/DTE



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