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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 15th April 2021

Take the quiz listed below based on static GK and current events. The quiz is specially designed for the candidates of UPSC, SSC and other competitive exams.

  1. What is FONOP?
  1. Freedom of Navigation Operation
  2. Freedom of conducting National Operations
  3. Freedom of Naval Operations 
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: FONOP stands for Freedom of Navigation Operation 

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  1. In which year did the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster occur?
  1. 2010
  2. 2001
  3. 2011
  4. 2012

Ans. c

Explanation: The Japanese coast was hit by a giant Tsunami and caused a nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. 

  1. What is the major use of water in the nuclear power plant?
  1. To clean the fuel rods
  2. To absorb Neutrons 
  3. To keep the fuel rods cool
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The fuel rods are surrounded by control rods to absorb extra neutrons and the fuel is immersed in water to keep it cool. 

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  1. What is the half life of Tritium?
  1. 12 years
  2. 10 years
  3. 8 years
  4. 21 years

Ans. a

Explanation: Tritium is considered to be least harmful to human skin as it has a half life of 12.3 years. 

  1. Which country's naval ships entered the Indian waters without permission in April 2021?
  1. UK
  2. China 
  3. USA
  4. Japan

Ans. c

Explanation: US Navy conducted a patrol on Wednesday in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western Indian Ocean near Lakshadweep without taking permission from New Delhi. 

  1. When is Bhim Jayanti observed across India?
  1. 14 January
  2. 14 March
  3. 14 April
  4. 12 January

Ans. c

Explanation: 14th April is observed as the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. It is also referred to as Bhim Jayanti. 

  1. Which political leader famously said “If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it” ?
  1. Abraham Lincon
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. BR Ambedkar
  4. Winston Churchill

Ans. c

Explanation: Dr BR Ambedkar is counted as one of the most important leaders framing the Indian Constitution. He famously said, “If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”

  1. What is true about Bio Bubble?

i) It is an invisible shield being used to host sports events during COVID-19 pandemic

ii) Only those parts are allowed to be accessed that prevent any physical interaction with the outside world

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: A bio bubble is an invisible shield being used to host sports events during COVID-19 pandemic. These can be parts of a hotel or stadium and the players are allowed to access only those parts to prevent any physical interaction with the outside world. Know all about bio bubble here

  1. What is the condition to enter the bio bubble
  1. Antigen test for COVID 19
  2. A negative RT-PCR Test for Covid 19
  3. A VIP Pass holder
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: To enter a bio-bubble, a player needs to be tested negative in the RT-PCR test before leaving his/her home country. Upon arrival he/ she is again tested and needs to be in isolation until the results are received. 

  1. As per UNCLOS, how much of sea is allowed to be exploited by a nation for EEZ use?
  1. 12 nautical miles
  2. 20 nautical miles 
  3. 100 nautical miles
  4. 200 nautical miles

Ans. d

Explanation: As per UNCLOS, 200 nautical mile EEZ is allowed to be exploited, with activities like fisheries or sea-bed mining but no territorial rights are given.

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