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Exercise :: Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs

  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

What is India's ranking in terms of invasive use of biometric data?

A. 1nd
B. 5th
C. 10th
D. 15th

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India is the fifth worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan and the US in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data, according to a new report from Britain-based tech research firm Comparitech on December 4. India shares the fifth position with Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

2. 

India Ranking Society has been established to rank which one?

A. Hospitals
B. Corporate Companies
C. Educational institutions
D. Banks

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

On December 2, 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development informed Lok Sabha that the "Indian Ranking Society" was approved by the ministry in August 2019. The aim of the society is to develop methodologies and systems to rank higher educational institutions in the country. The proposal was approved in the 127th meeting of the AICTE Executive Council.

3. 

Which edition of UN climate change conference COP has recently started in Spain?

A. 23rd
B. 24th
C. 25th
D. 26th

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The UN climate change conference COP25 has started in Madrid, Spain on behalf of the United Nations. It was earlier scheduled to be held in Santiago, Chile, but the government there has expressed its inability to organize COP-25. This conference will be held from 2 December to 13 December in Madrid. The venue was changed in view of the growing protests in Chile.

4. 

As per UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2019, how much global temperature will rise by 2100?

A. 3.2 degree Celsius
B. 5.7 degree Celsius
C. 3.9 degree Celsius
D. 2.6 degree Celsius

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Recently released United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report-2019 warns that the Earth's average temperature may rise by 3.2 degrees Celsius by 2100. It states that GHG emissions have increased by 1.5% since last decade and that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have reached an all-time high figure of 55.3 gigatons.

5. 

Who is the author of 'The Secret Commonwealth'?

A. Malorie Blackman
B. C. S. Lewis
C. Bill Bryson
D. Philip Pullman

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The line between fantasy and reality is blurry in the world of Philip Pullman. Which, he thinks, is how it should be. The British author's latest book, The Secret Commonwealth, is set in a world of mystery, magic, witches and daemons - as well as untrustworthy politicians, manipulative charmers and fake news.