Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 13th May 2021

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Created On: May 13, 2021 10:30 IST
Modified On: May 13, 2021 11:17 IST

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1. What is true about Israel's geographical location?

i) It is situated towards the west of the Mediterranean Sea

ii) It is located towards the north of the Red Sea

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

Ans. b

Explanation: Israel is located towards the east of the Mediterranean sea and north of the Red sea. 

2. When is the fall of the Ottoman Empire listed in the world’s history?

  1. 1918
  2. 1917
  3. 1900
  4. 1945

Ans. b

Explanation: The fall of the Ottoman empire happened after World War 1 in the year 1917.

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3. The Jews came from around the world and gathered in Palestine between 1882 to 1948. What is the movement called?

  1. Catastrophe 
  2. Alahas
  3. Aliyahs
  4. Holocaust

Ans. c

Explanation: It was between 1882 to 1948, when the Jews from around the world gathered in Palestine. This movement came to be known as Aliyahs. 

4. Choose the correct statement about the Israel Palestine conflict

i) The conflict began in the mid 18th century between the two parties

ii) Al-Nakba happened when thousands of Palestinians fled their homes

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

Ans. b

Explanation: The conflict between Israel and Palestine started in the mid 20th century. It has been fought over the piece of land and its control. When the neighbouring Arabs invaded many Palestinians fled the land. This movement was called Catastrophe or Al-Nakba. 

5. Which political leader is said to be the flag bearer of the Reservation/ Quota system in India?

  1. Morarji Desai
  2. Dr BR Ambedkar
  3. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
  4. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

Ans. b

Explanation: Dr B.R. Ambedkar, chairman of the Constituent Assembly’s Drafting Committee, brought up the idea of Reservation.

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6. After which report Reservation system was extended to OBCs?

  1. Mandal Commission Report
  2. Punchhi Commission Report
  3. Ajith Kumar Committee Report
  4. Balwant Rai Mehta Committee Report

Ans. a

Explanation: Earlier reservation was only to be provided to SCs and STs but was later extended to OBCs in 1987 after the implementation of the Mandal Commission report.

7. Who appoints the judges of the High Court?

  1. Governor of the State
  2. President of India
  3. Chief Justice of India
  4. Parliament

Ans. b

Explanation: The Judges of the High Court are appointed by the President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India and the Governor of the state. 

8. What is the age of retirement of any Supreme Court judge?

  1. 60 years
  2. 63 years
  3. 65 years
  4. 72 years

Ans. c

Explanation: Any Supreme Court judge retires at the age of 65, whereas a High Court's judge retires at the age of 63. 

  1. When is International Nurses Day observed?
  1. May 12
  2. May 9
  3. May 11
  4. May 13

Ans. a

Explanation: International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 yearly to honour the nurses all over the world.

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  1. Whose birth anniversary is on May 12, observed as International Nurses Day?
  1. Mother Teresa
  2. Princess Diana
  3. Florence Nightingale
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Florence Nightingales is known as the founder of modern nursing. International Nurses Day is observed on her birth anniversary every year which is on May 12th. 

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