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Weekly Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers

Tulika Tandon

All aspirants who are preparing for various Government exams must solve this quiz series brought to them by Jagran Josh to improve their knowledge on the important subjects.

  1. What is the theme of World Oceans Day 2021?
  1. The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods
  2. Gender and Oceans
  3. Preventing plastic pollution
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation:  The theme for World Oceans Day 2021 is " The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods". The focus of this year's theme is on the life and livelihood that the ocean sustains.

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  1. World Brain Tumor Day is celebrated on
  1. June 8
  2. June 10
  3. July 8
  4. July 10

Ans. a

Explanation: World Brain Tumor Day is observed on June 8, 2020. 

  1. Who is the host for BRICS Summit 2021
  1. India
  2. China 
  3. Brazil
  4. Singapore

Ans. a

Explanation: India is the host of the BRICS summit this year. The group consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

  1. In which year was BRIC made official?
  1. 2006
  2. 2005
  3. 2011
  4. 2010

Ans. a

Explanation: The Political heads (leaders) of Brazil, Russia, India and China met in St Petersburg, Russia in July 2006. In September 2006, the group was made official. 

  1. Where was the first official summit of BRIC held?
  1. Brazil
  2. India
  3. China 
  4. Russia

Ans. d

Explanation: The first ever BRIC Summit was held in Russia on June 16, 2009.

  1. South Africa joined the BRICS later. Which year did this happen?
  1. 2011
  2. 2010
  3. 2009
  4. 2006

Ans. a

Explanation: South Africa joined the organization in 2011. It is the only African country that is included in the list.

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  1. Which of the following statements is true about BRICS 

i) The BRICS nations have a global agenda called Brasilia Declaration

ii) The BRICS countries hold 24% of the world's GDP

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The BRICS nations have a global agenda which is known as the Brasilia Declaration.The countries hold 24% of the world's GDP and more than 16% of the trade in the world. 

  1. Who is the top goal scorer in EURO finals till now?
  1. Christiano Ronaldo
  2. Harry Kane
  3. Kevin De Bruyne
  4. Phil Foden

Ans. a

Explanation: Top finals scorers for Portugal and France respectively, Cristiano Ronaldo and Michel Platini share the record for the most goals scored at UEFA European Championship final tournaments: nine goals each.

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  1. Which statement is true regarding Probiotic Food?

i) Probiotics are foods that are made up of good live bacteria or yeasts

ii) Probiotic supplements add good bacteria to the human body

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Probiotics are foods that are made up of good live bacteria or yeasts that naturally stay in the human body. Human body is a host to good and bad bacteria. Whenever one gets an infection, there is more bacteria that is bad. Probiotic supplements add good bacteria to the human body.

  1. Which of the following categories of bacteria is not useful as probiotic?
  1. Lactobacillus acidophilus
  2. Bifidobacterium bifidum
  3. Streptococcus
  4. Lactobacillus casei

Ans. c

Explanation: Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium is the category of bacteria that is used as a probiotic. 

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