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Current affairs questions are based on Government announcements, schemes, PIB, The Hindu news articles and editorials.

This current affairs question bank PDF will help in facing General Studies Paper – 1 of UPSC civil services preliminary exam, State PSC, SSC, LIC, Railways, Banking exams. Questions will be both conceptual and factual. Current affairs form the bulk of most of the exam preparation. Solving questions based on current affairs will help you both understand issues and remember facts and you can improve your score in exam by practice these questions.

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Demo Questions:

1. Which high court recently upheld the constitutional validity of death penalty for repeat rape offenders?

a) Bombay High Court

b) Madras High Court

c) Kerala High Court

d) Rajasthan High Court

2. The Modi 2.0 Government created which new Ministry while allocating portfolios to new Council of Ministers on May 31?

a) Ministry of Nari Shakti

b) Ministry of Jal Shakti

c) Ministry of Space exploration

d) Ministry of Earth Sciences

3. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik recently resigned from which constituency?

a) Hinjili

b) Jashipur

c) Bijepur

d) Titilagarh

4. Which airlines resumed its flights to Pakistan after over 10 years of suspension?

a) Emirates

b) Lion Air

c) Etihad

d) British Airways

5. Which state celebrated its Formation Day on June 2?

a) Telangana

b) West Bengal

c) Bihar

d) Sikkim

6. Which state’s Chief Minister has announced the proposal of a free ride scheme for women in public transport?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Delhi

c) Maharashtra

d) Karnataka

7. As per a new study, MRI could be used to detect which chronic disease?

a) Cancer

b) Heart Disease

c) Diabetes

d) Thyroid

8. Which public sector company has become India’s most profitable public sector company in the latest fiscal?

a) NTPC

b) Bharat Petroleum

c) IOC

d) ONGC

9. Pinaki Misra has been appointed as the Parliamentary party leader of which party?

a) BJP

b) LJP

c) BJD

d) Shiv Sena

10. In one of the major upsets in ICC world cup 2019, Bangladesh defeated which cricket team in Match 5?

a) New Zealand

b) Sri Lanka

c) Australia

d) South Africa

Part – 2

1) Consider the following statements with respect to Neglected Diseases

1. Neglected diseases are mostly tropical infectious diseases.

2. Malaria and Tuberculosis are one among those neglected diseases.

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

a.         1 only

b.         2 only

c.         Both 1 and 2

d.         Neither 1 nor 2

2) Consider the following statements with respect to Orangutans

  1. There are three species of orangutans — Bornean, Indian and Sumatran Orangutan.
  2.   All three kinds of orangutans are listed as critically endangered by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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

a.         1 only

b.         2 only

c.         Both 1 and 2

d.         Neither 1 nor 2

3) Nanda Kannan Zoo sometimes seen in the news recently is located in which of the following states?

a.         Madhya Pradesh

b.         Odisha

c.         Telangana

d.         Tamilnadu

4) Statement I: The Preamble of the Indian Constitution embodies the basic values of Political, moral and religious on which the Constitution is based.

Statement II: The Preamble is source power to the Legislatures in India and its provisions are enforceable in courts of law.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

Codes:

a. Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I

b. Both the statements are individually true but Statement II is not the correct explanation of statement I

c. Statement I is true but Statement II is false

d. Statement I is false but Statement II is true

5) Consider the following statements with regards to the ― Inflation in an economy

1. During high Inflationary times the Repo rate will be increased by the Reserve Bank of India to increase the money supply and to tame the inflation

2. Sale of Government securities is carried out in the open market by the Central Bank to control the Inflation

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a.  1 only

b.  2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

6) The primary objective of ―Public Finance Management System‖, which was in News recently, is

a. To monitor the Central Government Schemes

b. To manage the Internal Debt of the Country

c. To take actions on the Non Performing Assets of the Public Sector Banks

d. To revive the loss making Public Sector Undertakings

7) with reference   to    the    National    Green Tribunal (NGT) ‘, consider the following statements

1. The Tribunal is bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure as well as the Principles of Natural Justice.

2. The Chairman of the tribunal is required to be a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India.

3. The tribunal is mandated to make and endeavour for disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the same.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a.         1 only

b.         1 and 2 only

c.         2 and 3 only

d.         1, 2 and 3

8) With    reference    to    the    Public    Accounts Committee‘, consider the following statements

1. It is constituted by the Parliament of India every year for the auditing of the Public revenue and expenditure.

2. The Chairman of the committee is appointed by the Speaker of Lok Sabha.

3. The Union Finance Minister is also eligible to be elected as a member of this Committee.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a.         1 only

b.         1 and 2 only

c.         2 and 3 only

d.         1, 2 and 3

9) Which of the following are the cold ocean currents?

1. Labrador current

2. Kuroshio current

3. Benguela current

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

a.         1 and 2 only

b.         1 and 3 only

c.         2 and 3 only

d.         1, 2 and 3

10) Recently there were severe militant activities surrounding the Black Sea. In this context consider the following countries

1.         Russia

2.         Armenia

3.         Ukraine

4.         Turkey

Which of the given above countries border the Black Sea?

a.         1 and 4 only

b.         1, 3 and 4 only

c.         1, 2 and 4 only

d.         1, 2, 3 and 4

11) Which one of the following is not headed by the Prime Minister of India?

a.         Interstate council

b.         Nuclear Command Authority

c.         National Ganga River Basin Authority

d.         Zonal council

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