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Today’s Current Affairs MCQs for Practice
(From The Hindu- 27th July 2022)

 

Question-1

What is Russia’s state space agency called?

a)   Gagarin

b)   Vostok

c)   Kosmosebüroo

d)   Roscosmos

Ans- d

Explanation-

Yuri Borisov, appointed this month to lead the state space agency, Roscosmos, said during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin that Russia will fulfill its obligations to its partners before it leaves.

Question-2

The “88 Movement” student uprising is linked to which country?

a)   China

b)   Lebanon

c)   Myanmar

d)   Indonesia

Ans- c

 

Explanation-

On July 25, Myanmar’s junta executed four pro-democracy activists. Two of the executed activists have been identified — Ko Jimmy who was a 53-year-old veteran of the “88 Movement” student uprising, and Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw.

Question-3

India added five more Ramsar sites, one of which is Sakhya Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, bringing the number of such sites in the country to 54. What are Ramsar sites called?

a)   Brackish water lagoons

b)   Dams

c)   Wetlands of international importance

d)   Bird sanctuaries

Ans- c

Explanation-

 

India has added five more Ramsar sites, or wetlands of international importance, bringing the number of such sites in the country to 54, Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav said.

Question-4

The Azadi Se Antodaya Tak campaign was launched by the Centre on April 28 to improve enrolment in several schemes across Ministries in 75 districts identified for their connection with _________ as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

a)   Army veterans

b)   Rural artisans

c)   Sanitation workers

d)   Freedom fighters

Ans- d

 

Explanation-

 

The campaign was launched on April 28 by the Union government to improve enrolment in several schemes across Ministries in 75 districts identified for their connection with freedom fighters as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

 

Question-5

India is set to host the 50-over women’s cricket World Cup in 2025. How many times has India hosted the tournament before?

a)   India has never hosted the 50-over World Cup

b)   3

c)   4

d)   1

Ans- b

Explanation-

 

India will host the women’s 50-over World Cup in 2025 as the BCCI successfully bid for the mega event during the ICC Annual Conference that concluded in Birmingham on Tuesday. India had previously hosted the event in 1978, 1997 and 2013.


Question-6

Which Section of the IT Act gives power to the Centre to direct any government agency to block public access to any information gathered, transmitted, received, stored or hosted n any computer resource

a)   Sec 144

b)   Sec 44

c)   Sec. 69A

d)   Sec 65

Ans- c

 

Explanation-

The High Court of Karnataka has ordered issue of notice to the Central government on a petition filed by micro-blogging platform Twitter challenging the legality of a series of ‘blocking orders’ issued by authorities under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000, either to block Twitter accounts or identified content of the accounts.


Source- The Hindu Newspaper / PIB/ The Indian Express

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