Current Affairs Questions

Indian Institute Of Science

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) developed a technology to produce low-carbon bricks that can serve as energy efficient walling materials.
  2. The team developed low embodied carbon bricks from construction and demolition waste (CDW) through an alkali activation process using fly ash and ground slag and characterising the thermal, structural, and durability characteristics of Low-C bricks and their masonry.
  3. These bricks require high-temperature firing and also use high-energy materials such as Portland cement.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?


Global Innovation Index

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Global Innovation Index 2021 (GII) was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  2. India has been on a rising trajectory over the past several years in GII, from a rank of 81 in 2015 to 57 in 2021.
  3. NITI Aayog along with the Institute for Competitiveness releases the India Innovation Index.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?


World Health Organization (WHO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new air quality guidelines - Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs).
  2. Redefining the threshold of safe air, this is the first revision after the last updation in 2010.
  3. The guidelines cover six pollutants - particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), PM 10, ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO).

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?


National Nutrition Mission

Consider the following statements with reference to the National Nutrition Mission:

  1. It was launched by the government on the occasion of the International Women’s Day in March 2017.
  2. It targets to reduce stunting, undernutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively.
  3. It also targets to bring down stunting among children in the age group 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are incorrect?


Academic Bank Of Credit

Consider the following statements with reference to the Academic Bank of Credit:

  1. Proposed in the National Education Policy, 2020, it is a virtual storehouse that will keep records of academic credits secured by a student.
  2. It offers flexibility to students and executives to promote liberal education, according to draft rules prepared by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  3. Students will have to open an Academic Bank Account and every account holder would be provided with a unique id and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


Public Sector Banks

Which of the following committees deals with restructuring stressed assets and creating more value for public sector banks (PSBs)?


Folk Dance Of Ladakh

Consider the following statements with reference to the traditional folk dance of Ladakh region in India:

  1. It was started in the eighth century by Padmasambhava (9th century Nyingmapa teacher who introduced Tantric Buddhism to Tibet).
  2. Dressed up in lively colors with extravagant headwear as well as masks, the monks use up the roles of divine beings and also demons and install a mock-battle with excellent dominating wickedness.
  3. The dance, also known as the God Dance, is considered an act of cleansing evil forces.

The above statements is true for which of the following folk dances of Ladakh?


Articles Of The Indian Constitution

Consider the following articles of the Indian Constitution:

  1. Article 215: The Supreme Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.
  2. Article 129: High Courts to be courts of record- Every High Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:


Prompt Corrective Action (PAC)

With reference to the Prompt Corrective Action (PAC), consider the following statements:

  1. It was initiated by the RBI in 2002 to discipline banks when they report poor and risky financial performance.
  2. The PCA framework deems banks as risky if they slip below certain norms on three parameters — capital ratios, asset quality and profitability.
  3. The framework was reviewed in 2017 based on the recommendations of the working group of the Financial Stability and Development Council on Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions in India and the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP)

Which of the following statements is correct with reference to the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP)?

  1. Section 7 – Initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by financial creditor.
  2. Section 8 and 9 – Initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by operational creditor.
  3. Section 10 – Initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by corporate applicant.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


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