Live/Online Class Prelims 2024- Answer Key with Solutions

YOJANA SUMMARY: Feb 2024

Generative AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Since the inception of ChatGPT, governments, corporations, and businesses have increasingly turned their attention to Artificial Intelligence, especially in generative AI. The widespread acknowledgment of generative AI technology began in November 2022 with the debut of ChatGPT from OpenAI. Reports indicate that the generative AI market is poised to grow exponentially, potentially doubling every two years over the next decade.

What is Generative AI?

Generative AI refers to a category of artificial intelligence technology capable of generating diverse forms of content such as text, images, and audio.

  • The term ‘Generative’ signifies the models’ capability to create new data based on specified input parameters.

Where does Generative AI fit in the AI discipline?

Generative AI occupies a significant role within the broader field of artificial intelligence.

  • It enables the creation of content that is not explicitly programmed, using learned patterns and inputs to produce outputs like facial images based on parameters such as eye shape, hair color, or skin tone.

Relation between AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Generative AI

    • Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI is a field dedicated to developing theories and methodologies for creating machines that mimic human cognitive processes and behaviors.
  • Machine Learning (ML): ML is a subset of AI that involves creating programs capable of training models using accessible data sources such as web pages, articles, and books.
  • These trained models can then make predictions for new and unseen data, primarily using supervised learning methods.
  • Deep Learning: Deep learning is a subset of machine learning that utilizes artificial neural networks inspired by the human brain.
  • These networks consist of interconnected layers of neurons designed to process complex data and make predictions.
  • Generative AI: Generative AI is a subset of deep learning that employs artificial neural networks trained using supervised learning methods.
  • It leverages large-scale models like the Large Language Model (LLM) to process data and generate outputs such as text, images, or audio.

 

Advantages of Generative AI

  • Content Creation and Advertising :Generative AI serves as a valuable tool for writers, aiding in brainstorming and drafting tasks such as press releases and language translation.
  • It facilitates the creation of new advertisements based on existing ones.
  • Reading Assistance: Beyond writing, Generative AI functions as a reading tool, automating tasks like reading and categorizing customer emails based on content, such as segregating complaints.
  • Chatbot Applications: Special-purpose chatbots powered by Generative AI assist in various tasks, including government services providing citizens with information on schemes and policies.
  • Security Enhancements: Generative AI technology enhances security services by generating frontal photos from images captured at different angles, aiding in face identification systems at locations like airports and international border checkpoints.
  • Advanced Search Engine Capabilities: Generative AI elevates search engine services by enabling functionalities like text-to-image translation, thereby enhancing search result relevance and user experience.
  • Healthcare Innovation: In healthcare, Generative AI holds promise for revolutionizing diagnostics, improving the accuracy of medical imaging interpretations.
  • For instance, converting X-ray or CT scan data into realistic images can significantly enhance diagnostic accuracy.

 

Challenges with Generative AI Technology

Bias Amplification

  • Generative AI systems can amplify existing biases by producing biased outputs such as offensive language, demeaning imagery, and prejudicial content.
  • For example, an AI-based generative imagery program showing images predominantly of white men for the prompt ‘CEO’ was criticized by US rights groups.

Threat of Job Displacement

  • There is concern that Generative AI could lead to job losses as it proves more cost-efficient and productive compared to human labor.
  • For instance, customer service jobs are at risk due to the increasing use of AI chatbots like Zomato’s Zia.

Misuse for Malicious Purposes

  • Generative AI systems can be exploited to create malicious content such as deepfakes, disinformation, and propaganda.
  • Malicious actors may use AI-generated media to manipulate individuals and influence public opinion, exemplifying concerns related to the Post Truth Doctrine.

Data Privacy Concerns

  • Using generative AI technology raises concerns about data privacy, especially in fields like healthcare where it involves processing sensitive personal information.

Copyright and Plagiarism Issues

  • Generative AI technology has been associated with copyright violations and the production of plagiarized content.
  • For example, Getty Images has sued Stable Diffusion, a Generative AI company, alleging copyright infringement.

Creativity and Originality Limitations

  • Generative AI systems often lack creativity and originality as they rely on past data to generate new content.

Environmental Impact

  • AI systems require significant computing power, leading to environmental concerns due to their carbon footprint.
  • For instance, training a transformer model with millions of parameters can result in carbon emissions equivalent to multiple international flights, highlighting environmental implications.

 

Way Forward for Generative AI

  • De-biasing During Training: It is crucial to ensure fairness in the data used to train AI systems to prevent the perpetuation or amplification of social biases, such as gender and racial biases.
  • Transparency in Information: Users should have clear and transparent information about the limitations and risks associated with AI technologies.
  • Privacy Protection: Protecting user data and confidentiality is essential to safeguard user privacy.
  • This can be achieved through stringent implementation of data protection laws and regulations.
  • Ethical Use of AI: There should be a concerted effort to ensure that AI is used ethically and for beneficial purposes.
  • Promoting universal adoption of ethical frameworks such as the Bletchley Declaration can guide responsible AI deployment.

 

AI has the potential to provide intelligent solutions to major global challenges like climate change and pandemics. Responsible use of AI can contribute to longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives worldwide in the future.

Cyber Security Challenges in the Era of AI

As India adopts AI technology, it faces new cyber security challenges specific to the AI era, such as advanced cyberattacks and automated creation of malware. Yet, responsibly incorporating AI into cyber security solutions can revolutionize the field, enhancing capabilities like automated detection and response to cyber threats. Given India’s rapidly expanding digital economy, it is crucial to adopt a proactive stance in tackling these evolving cyber security risks associated with AI.

 

Cybersecurity Challenges in the Era of AI

  • Creation of Malware: AI tools can easily generate new malware incorporating zero-day vulnerabilities or evading detection mechanisms.
  • Phishing Attacks: AI enables the creation of highly sophisticated and targeted phishing attacks, enhancing intrusions and developing new hacking tools.
  • Deepfakes: AI technology facilitates the creation of convincing deepfake content, used in social engineering attacks to deceive victims.
  • Missed Threats and False Positives: Due to reliance on incomplete or biased datasets, AI systems may inadvertently overlook threats or generate false positives, potentially misleading security measures.

 

Challenges to Cybersecurity in India Due to AI

  • Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure: India’s essential infrastructure, encompassing power grids, transportation systems, and communication networks, faces heightened vulnerability to cyberattacks empowered by AI. These attacks can disrupt crucial services, posing risks to public safety and national security. For example, the cyberattack on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant highlighted these vulnerabilities.
  • Threats to Financial System Stability: The Indian financial ecosystem, pivotal in digital payments and online banking, confronts escalating threats from AI-driven malware attacks. Such risks include financial losses and identity theft, jeopardizing the stability of financial networks. The 2020 malware attack on City Union Bank’s SWIFT system, resulting in unauthorized transactions totaling USD 2 million, exemplifies these vulnerabilities.
  • Data Breaches and Privacy Concerns: AI-enabled cyberattacks exacerbate concerns over data breaches, where hackers exploit vulnerabilities to access and potentially leak sensitive information. These breaches pose significant threats to personal and organizational privacy and security.
  • Risk of Cyber Espionage: India remains a prime target for cyber espionage operations aimed at extracting confidential information for strategic advantage. Operations like “Side Copy,” a cyber espionage campaign targeting Indian military and diplomatic personnel through malware and phishing emails, highlight the persistent nature of this threat.

 

Reasons AI Poses a Threat to Cybersecurity in India

  • Fragmented Cybersecurity Infrastructure: India’s cybersecurity responsibilities are distributed among various government agencies and private entities, resulting in a lack of coordinated and comprehensive strategies. This fragmentation can lead to disjointed responses to cyber threats. For instance, entities like the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In), and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) exemplify this issue.
  • Lack of Emphasis on Data Privacy: Despite the enactment of the Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023, both private and government entities in India have been slow to implement secure cyber systems to prevent the unauthorized leakage of personal data. Concerns over data privacy were highlighted by recent actions such as the ban on PayTM payments bank.
  • Digital Divide: A significant portion of India’s population lacks access to digital literacy and awareness, rendering them susceptible to phishing attacks and online scams.
  • Shortage of Cybersecurity Skills: India faces a shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals, which limits its ability to effectively detect and respond to cybersecurity threats.

 

How AI Integration Can Revolutionize Cybersecurity in India

Integrating AI responsibly into cybersecurity solutions can revolutionize India’s approach in the following ways:

  • Enhanced Threat Detection and Response: AI-powered systems can analyze network traffic, user behavior, and system logs to detect anomalies and potential threats in real-time. This capability enables quicker responses during cyberattacks, minimizing potential damage.
  • Automated Vulnerability Management: AI can automate vulnerability scanning and patching processes, ensuring that systems remain updated and protected against known exploits.
  • Prevention of Financial Fraud: AI can analyze patterns in financial transactions to identify suspicious activities and prevent online fraud and financial theft.
  • Improved Cybercrime Investigation: AI technologies can aid in analyzing forensic data, identifying perpetrators, and predicting future attack patterns, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of cybercrime investigations.

 

Strategies to Utilize AI for Strengthening Cybersecurity in India

India needs to adopt a multifaceted approach to leverage AI for bolstering cybersecurity. The following steps should guide the way forward:

  • Building a Resilient Cybersecurity Ecosystem: Strengthening government agencies such as CERT-IN, fostering public-private partnerships, and promoting collaboration among stakeholders are essential components.
  • Investing in AI-Powered Cybersecurity Solutions: Despite concerns about AI misuse, the technology offers significant potential for proactive threat detection and response. Scaling up investments in secure AI research and development is crucial for enhancing India’s cybersecurity capabilities.
  • Promoting Digital Literacy and Awareness: Educating the public about cyber hygiene, online scams, and data privacy practices is vital to cultivate a resilient digital society.
  • Developing Robust Legal Frameworks: Enacting stringent cybersecurity laws and regulations is imperative to deter cybercrimes, safeguard critical infrastructure, and ensure robust data privacy protections.
  • Investing in Cybersecurity Training and Skill Development: Addressing the shortage of cybersecurity professionals through comprehensive training programs is essential for long-term cybersecurity preparedness.

 

By fostering collaboration among government, private sector, academia, and civil society, India can build a robust cybersecurity framework, promote responsible AI deployment, and empower individuals to navigate the digital landscape securely.

 

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 4 April 2024

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), Chip 4 Initiative, objectives of the Chip 4 Initiative

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Q.1. With reference to the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), consider the following statements:
1. GANHRI’s supreme deliberative body is the General Assembly.
2. The Bureau, the GANHRI executive committee, is comprised of 16 members, with 4 from each of GANHRI’s regional networks of Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.2. Regarding the accreditation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), consider the following statements:
1.  NHRC’s lack of diversity was addressed through an amendment to the Protection of Human Rights Act in 2019.
2. ANHRI is responsible for reviewing and accrediting National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) in compliance with the Paris Principles every three years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.3. With reference to the Chip 4 Initiative, consider the following statements:
1. The Chip 4 Initiative aims to increase chip exports to China.
2. It is also known as the “Fab 4” initiative and includes the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.4. Regarding the objectives of the Chip 4 Initiative, consider the following statements:

  1. One of the objectives is to support industry efforts to concentrate their manufacturing base in China.
  2. The initiative aims to develop policies related to the export of the most advanced semiconductors and equipment.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.5. With reference to the Chip 4 Initiative, consider the following statements:
1.The initiative includes the world’s top semiconductor-producing countries.
2.”Fab” in the “Fab 4” initiative refers to the fabrication plants.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 3 APRIL 2024

Factor cost of a good, MedTech Mitra portal, tigers in India, Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

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Q.1. Consider the following statements:
1. In renewable energy storage installations, India ranks as the fifth-largest country globally.
2. Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) operate on the principle of transmitting electricity directly across extended distances.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.2.Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary is located at

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Q.3. Consider the following statements about tigers in India:
1.With a minimum count of 3,167 tigers, India hosts over 70% of the worldwide wild tiger population.
2.In the present year, nine tiger reserves obtained CA|TS accreditation.
3.India’s wild tiger population is experiencing a strong annual growth rate of 16%.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?

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Q.4. Consider the following statements about MedTech Mitra portal
1.The online portal is designed to support medtech innovators by providing assistance in clinical evaluation, regulatory facilitation, and the adoption of new products.
2.A collaborative effort between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Ayush, the portal operates under the guidance of NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission.

Choose the correct statements:

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Q.5. The Factor cost of a good include(s) which of the following?
1. Payments for raw materials.
2. Wages to labour for production.
3. Taxes.

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 2 APRIL 2024

Human Poverty Index, Migrants, Human Development Report (HDR), population growth in India, factors influence the location of Urban Settlements

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Q. 1. While calculating the Human Poverty Index, Which of the following parameters is/are taken into account?
1. The probability of not surviving till the age of 40
2. Adult literacy rate
3. Number of small children who are underweight

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Q.2. Consider the following statements:
1. A migrant is both an immigrant and an emigrant at the same time.
2. Migrants who move into a new place are called emigrants while migrants who move out of a place are called immigrants.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

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Q.3. Consider the following statements:
1. Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual report published by the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
2. Human Development Report Office releases the Gender Inequality Index.
3. The first HDR was launched in 1990 by the Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq and Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

How many of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.4. With respect to population growth in India , consider the following statements:
1. Phase 1 (1901-1920) is characterized as a stagnant or stationary phase
2. In the period of steady population growth, the crude birth rate remained high.
3. Increased international migration, involving Tibetans, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, and individuals from Pakistan, played a role in the elevated growth rate in phase 3 of population growth.

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Q.5. Which of the following factors influence the location of Urban Settlements?
1. Proximity to trade routes
2. Natural Defence
3. Raw material and local energy supplies
4. Valuable minerals

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 1 April 2024

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Q.1. What is the significance behind commemorating March 14 as the International Day of Mathematics?

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Q.2. Consider the following statements
1. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) function as substances that contribute to ozone depletion (ODS) and act as potent greenhouse gases simultaneously.
2. The Kigali Amendment, an extension of the Montreal Protocol, targets an 80% reduction in the consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by the year 2047.
Choose the incorrect statement:

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Q.3. Which of the following best describes a ballistic missile?

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Q.4. Consider the following statements regarding the Islamic Reform Movements during 19th century in British India:
1.The Ahmadiya movement embraced a progressive perspective, advocating against practices such as polygamy, the veiling of women, and traditional divorce rules.
2.The Deoband Movement sought to disseminate the unadulterated teachings of the Quran and Hadith among Muslims.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

5 / 5

Q.5. Consider the following statements with reference to Ebola:
1. The disease is attributed to viruses primarily located in sub-Saharan Africa.
2. At present, there exists no recognized treatment for this ailment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 30 MARCH 2024

Ninth Schedule, Coalition Governments, lawsuits by or against the government, responsibilities and obligations of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in India, International Customary Law

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Q.1. The Ninth Schedule was incorporated into the Indian Constitution while the Prime Minister in office was.

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Q.2. Consider the following statements with reference to the Coalition Governments:
1. The Janta Party established the inaugural coalition government at the national level in India in 1977.
2. For a group to be designated as a coalition, it necessitates the participation of a minimum of three political parties.
3. A coalition government consistently operates in accordance with a shared minimal agenda or program.
Which of the above-given statements is/are correct?

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Q.3. With reference to the lawsuits by or against the government, consider the following statements:
1. When initiating legal proceedings against the central government, it is appropriate to use the term ‘Government of India’ as the reference.
2. An entity has the option to institute a legal action against the government for violating contractual obligations.
3. In India, the government can face legal action for civil misconduct committed by its officials in the course of carrying out non-sovereign duties.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.4. What are the responsibilities and obligations of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in India?
1. He guarantees the setup of election facilities and conducts demonstrations of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in each district.
2. He assesses the state’s law and order conditions during the electoral process.
3. He assigns symbols to candidates participating in the elections.
4. He examines the nomination forms submitted by candidates running for office.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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Q.5. With reference to ‘International Customary Law’, consider the following statements:
1.International Customary Law is established based on widely accepted practices that function as legal norms in different nations.
2.These regulations lack the force of binding legal rules since they are not underpinned by international agreements or treaties.
3.The Indian judicial and legal system does not acknowledge the legitimacy of this legal framework.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 29 MARCH 2024

Cholederm, aspartame, tobacco cultivation

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Q.1. With reference to tobacco cultivation, consider the following statements:

1.Nicotiana tabacum and N. rustica are the two varieties commonly cultivated for producing commercial tobacco.
2. N. rustica is widely cultivated in most countries of the world, while N. tabacum is restricted to India, Russia, and a few other Asiatic countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.2. Concerning the top producers of tobacco in India, consider the following statements:
1.Gujarat has the highest production and productivity of tobacco in India.
2.Andhra Pradesh follows Gujarat in tobacco production in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.3. With reference to aspartame, consider the following statements:

1.The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) categorizes aspartame as “possibly carcinogenic” to humans.
2.Aspartame is about 200 times sweeter than table sugar.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.4. Regarding the chemical composition of aspartame, consider the following statements:
1.Aspartame consists of three amino acids – L-aspartic acid, L-phenylalanine, and L-methionine.
2.Aspartic acid is produced naturally by your body, and phenylalanine is an essential
amino acid that is intaken from food.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.5. What is Cholederm?

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 28 MARCH 2024

Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), Chip 4 Initiative, objectives of the Chip 4 Initiative, 

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Q.1.With reference to the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), consider the following statements:
1. GANHRI’s supreme deliberative body is the General Assembly.
2. The Bureau, the GANHRI executive committee, is comprised of 16 members, with 4 from each of GANHRI’s regional networks of Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2 / 5

Q.2. Regarding the accreditation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), consider the following statements:
1. NHRC’s lack of diversity was addressed through an amendment to the Protection of Human Rights Act in 2019.
2. GANHRI is responsible for reviewing and accrediting National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) in compliance with the Paris Principles every three years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3 / 5

Q.3. With reference to the Chip 4 Initiative, consider the following statements:
1. The Chip 4 Initiative aims to increase chip exports to China.
2. It is also known as the “Fab 4” initiative and includes the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4 / 5

Q.4. Regarding the objectives of the Chip 4 Initiative, consider the following statements:

1.One of the objectives is to support industry efforts to concentrate their manufacturing base in China.
2.The initiative aims to develop policies related to the export of the most advanced semiconductors and equipment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5 / 5

Q.5. With reference to the Chip 4 Initiative, consider the following statements:
1. The initiative includes the world’s top semiconductor-producing countries.
2. “Fab” in the “Fab 4” initiative refers to the fabrication plants.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 27 MARCH 2024

VRRR auctions, Reverse Repo, Repo Rate, N. rustica, N. tabacum, Tobacco cultivation in India, Tobacco Board

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Q.1. Consider the following statements:
1. The VRRR auction is a monetary policy tool aimed at injecting liquidity into the banking system.
2. Reverse Repo refers to the rate at which the RBI borrows money from commercial banks.
3. Repo Rate is utilized by monetary authorities to regulate inflation by controlling the money supply.

Which of the statements given above are incorrect?

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Q.2. Considering Reverse Repo and its functions, evaluate the following statements:
1. Reverse Repo is a tool to control the money supply within the country.
2. It involves the RBI paying interest to commercial banks for excess cash reserves held with the central bank.
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Q.3. With reference to Tobacco Cultivation, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. N. rustica is extensively cultivated in various countries across the globe for commercial tobacco production.
2. The highest production and productivity of N. tabacum in India occur in the state of Gujarat.
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Q.4. Consider the following statements

  1.  Tobacco cultivation in India was initiated by British colonialists in the 18th century.
  2.  Tobacco cultivation requires a high amount of rainfall, preferably exceeding 1500 mm during the season.

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Q.5. With reference to the Tobacco Board, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Tobacco Board operates under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
2. Its headquarters are situated in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 26 MARCH 2024

English success over French, Ramakrishna Parmahamsa, Ramabai Ranade, Financing Agrochemical Reduction and Management Programme (FARM), Vitamin D

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Q.1. Consider the following statements with respect to Vitamin D:
1. Vitamin D is a type of vitamin that dissolves in fat.
2. Consuming too much Vitamin D can result in the condition known as Hypercalcemia.
3. The recommended daily intake of vitamin D for humans is 10 micrograms.
How many of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

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Q.2. Consider the following statements about Financing Agrochemical Reduction and Management Programme (FARM)
1. The objective is to prevent the release of harmful persistent organic pollutants into the environment resulting from the utilization of detrimental chemicals in agriculture.
2. The initiative is overseen by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with backing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
3. India abstains from participation in this program due to its prohibition on the use of chemical fertilizers.
How many of the statements given above are correct?

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Q.3. Which of the following are the causes for the English success over French?
1. The English company operated as a privately owned enterprise, while the French company was under the control and regulation of the French government.
2. The superiority of the English navy over its French counterpart was evident.
3. The English controlled three significant locations—Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras—while the French held only Pondicherry.
4. The French prioritized territorial ambitions over commercial interests, leading to a shortage of funds for the French company.

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Q.4. Consider the following statements:

1.Ramakrishna Paramahansa emphasised that the service of man was the service of God.
2.Swami Vivekananda was the disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahansa.
3.The Ramakrishna Mission laid emphasis on personal salvation.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?

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Q.5. Consider the following statements regarding Ramabai Ranade:
1.In Bombay, she initiated the establishment of the ‘Hindu Ladies Social and Literary Club.’
2.She played a foundational role as one of the creators of Seva Sadan.
3.The authorship of ‘Stree Purush Tulana’ (or ‘Comparison of Men and Women’) is attributed to her.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 23 March 2024

Ebola, UN Security Council, Anchor banks, Nomination Procedure in Lok Sabha, Kashmir Hangul

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Q.1. Consider the following statements about Kashmir Hangul
1. Exclusive to the Kashmir hills, this species is confined to the boundaries of Dachigam National Park.
2. Identified as critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List.
3. Designated as the official State animal of Jammu and Kashmir.
Which of the above statements are correct?

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Q.2. Consider the following statements about Nomination Procedure in Lok Sabha
1. Any Indian citizen listed as a voter is eligible to nominate themselves for a Lok Sabha seat.
2. The nomination form, accompanied by the specified security deposit, can be submitted to the District Election Officer.
Choose the incorrect statement:

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Q.3. Which of the following correctly describes the concept of ‘Anchor banks’?

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Q.4. Consider the following statements with respect to the ‘UN Security Council’:
1. Comprising 5 member states with permanent status and 10 member states with non-permanent status serving terms of 2 years each.
2. The principle of “veto power” within the UN Security Council grants exclusive authority to the Secretary-General to veto resolutions.
3. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) does not hold the authority to approve the admission of new member states to the United Nations.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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Q.5. Consider the following statements with reference to Ebola:
1. The disease is attributed to viruses primarily located in sub-Saharan Africa.
2. At present, there exists no recognized treatment for this ailment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ: 22 March 2024

No religion, No caste, and No God for mankind, Sahadran Ayyappan, Islamic Reform Movements, Majeed Brigade, Battle of Okinawa, Great Indian Bustard (GIB)

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Q.1.Consider the following statements with respect to the Great Indian Bustard (GIB):
1. It holds the distinction of being the State Bird of Rajasthan.
2. It is classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN.
Choose the correct statement:

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Q.2. Consider the following statements about Battle of Okinawa
1. The conflict occurred between American and Japanese troops and is considered the final significant engagement of World War II.
2. The defeat in this battle by Japanese forces played a direct role in shaping the American choice to deploy atomic bombs against Japan.
Choose the incorrect statement:

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Q.3. Recently, the ‘Majeed Brigade’ was in the news. Which one of the following best describes it?

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Q.4. Consider the following statements regarding the Islamic Reform Movements during 19th century in British India:
1.The Ahmadiya movement embraced a progressive perspective, advocating against practices such as polygamy, the veiling of women, and traditional divorce rules.
2.The Deoband Movement sought to disseminate the unadulterated teachings of the Quran and Hadith among Muslims.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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Q.5. The attribution of the statement “No religion, No caste, and No God for mankind” is associated with:

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STATIC QUIZ – 21 March 2024

Non-Cooperation Movement, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, second world war, Jawahar Lal Nehru

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Q.1. With reference to the Non-Cooperation Movement, consider the following statements:
1. Indian industrialists were staunchly against the programme of economic boycott.
2. Most of the upper and middle-class Muslims stayed away from the movement.
3. The middle class responded weakly to the call for resignation from the government service.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.2. Which among the following prevented Gandhi against launching immediate mass struggle during the second world war?
1. He believed that the cause of the British was just against the Nazi forces.
2. Any mass movement could easily transform into communal rioting due to lack of HinduMuslim unity.
3. The congress was not sufficiently organized to lead the masses in a nation-wide struggle against Britishers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.3. Consider the following statements regarding role of Subash Chandra Bose & Jawahar Lal Nehru during Indian national movement:
1. Both Bose and Nehru expressed disappointment over the sudden withdrawal of the non-cooperation movement.
2. Nehru opposed Bose for forming a coalition government in Bengal along with the Krishak Praja Party.
3. Bose and Nehru together organized an AllIndia Anti Compromise Conference against the report of Hunter Commission.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.4. With reference to the views of Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose, consider the following statements:
1. Gandhi and Bose both endorsed the varna system and caste structure.
2. Bose, in contrast to Gandhi, advocated for extensive industrial development.
3. Gandhi stressed the importance of vocational training, while Bose emphasized technical and scientific education.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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Q.5. With reference to the Non-Cooperation Movement, consider the following statements:

Assertion: The withdrawal of the Non-Cooperation Movement was declared in the Ahmedabad resolution by the Congress Working Committee.

Reason: Mahatma Gandhi believed that people had not acquired a complete understanding of the principles of non-violence.

Which of the following statements is correct based upon the options given below?

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Daily Quiz – 20 MAR 2024

Hunter Education Commission, Swarajists, Belgaum Congress Session, untouchability, early revolutionaries of 1900s and revolutionaries of 1920s

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Q.1. Consider the following statements with reference to recommendations of Hunter Education Commission formed during British rule in India:
1. Provincial governments to take steps to provide free elementary education to the poor.
2. Secondary education should have two divisions like literary and vocational.
3. A university need to be established in each province of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q.2. Which of the following is/are the reasons behind Gandhi’s reconciliation with the Swarajists?
1. Gandhi was angered by government repression on the Swarajists.
2. Gandhi was convinced by the courageous and uncompromising way of functioning of
Swarajists.
3. Gandhi felt that public opposition of the proposal of council entry by Swarajists would be counter-productive.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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Q.3. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Babasaheb Ambedkar’s struggle against untouchability?
1. He organised Mahad March for the right to draw water from public tanks.
2. He launched a temple entry movement in Nashik.
3. He set up the Bahishkrit Hitkarini Sabha to spread education among the downtrodden.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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Q.4. With reference to the difference between the early revolutionaries of 1900s and revolutionaries of 1920s, consider the following statements:
1. The emergence of early revolutionaries was the result of fallout of the Swadeshi Movement.
2. The emergence of revolutionaries of 1920s was the result of fallout of the NonCooperation movement.
3. The early revolutionaries adopted the path of armed mass struggle whereas the
revolutionaries of 1920s mainly adopted path of individual heroic action against colonial rule.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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