Current Affairs Quiz

Current Affairs Quiz – 9th July 2024

1. What is the primary objective of the Anusandhan National Research Foundation (ANRF) in India?


2. Which of the following are the key objectives of the Digital Bharat Nidhi (DBN) scheme?

  1. To enhance telecom connectivity in rural, remote, and economically disadvantaged areas.
  2. To promote research and development in telecommunication technologies.
  3. To support pilot projects and provide consulting services to improve connectivity.
  4. To finance telecommunications services that cater to underserved groups like women and persons with disabilities.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. Consider the following statements about the Panchganga River:

  1. It is formed by the confluence of five rivers – Kasari, Kumbhi, Tulsi, Bhogawati and Saraswati.
  2. It flows through the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra before joining the Krishna River.
  3. The stretch from Shirol to Kolhapur was previously classified as a polluted river stretch by the CPCB but has since been removed due to improved water quality.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


4. Consider the following statements regarding mitochondrial diseases:

  1. Mitochondrial diseases are caused by mutations in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and can be inherited from either parent.
  2. Mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) can prevent the transmission of mitochondrial diseases from parent to child.
  3. A child inherits mitochondrial diseases entirely from the mother and not the father.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. Consider the following statements regarding the coverage under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY):

  1. PMFBY provides comprehensive risk insurance to cover yield losses due to non-preventable risks such as drought, flood, and pests/diseases. 
  2. The scheme covers all food, oilseed, annual commercial, and annual horticultural crops for which past yield data is available. 
  3. PMFBY also provides coverage for prevented sowing/planting and post-harvest losses up to a maximum of two weeks after harvesting. 
  4. Losses arising from war, nuclear risks, and other preventable risks are excluded under PMFBY.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


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