Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 8th June 2021

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Created On: Jun 8, 2021 10:42 IST
Modified On: Jun 8, 2021 11:22 IST
General Knowledge Quiz
General Knowledge Quiz

Take a look at the Static GK and Current Events Quiz below. The quiz would prepare candidates for various Government job competitive exams to be held in the coming months.

  1. When is World Ocean Day observed?
  1. June 7
  2. June 9
  3. June 8
  4. July 8

Ans. c

Explanation: World Oceans Day is observed on June 8 every year. 

  1. What is the theme for World Oceans Day 2021?
  1. The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods
  2. Gender and Oceans
  3. Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean
  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.

Read| All about World Oceans Day 2021: Theme , significance and more

  1. What is the official name of Chocolate frog species discovered recently?
  1. Litoria Mira
  2. Hyla arborea
  3. Hypsiboas rosenbergi
  4. Cochranella pulverata

Ans. a

Explanation:Chocolate frog has been named Litoria Mira because the word 'Mira' means surprised or strange in Latin.

  1. Where has the Chocolate frog similar to the one in the Harry Potter series been recently found?
  1. Australia
  2. New Guinea
  3. New Zealand
  4. Canada

Ans. b

Explanation: The chocolate frog or Litora Mira has been found in New Guinea recently by scientists of Queensland University. 

Also Read| All about real life version of 'Chocolate Frog' resembling the one from 'Harry Potter series' found

  1. What was the land bridge that linked Australia and New Guinea?
  1. Arafura Shelf 
  2. Sahul Shelf
  3. Malay Peninsula 
  4. Sundaland

Ans. a

Explanation: The Arafura Shelf formed a land bridge between Australia, New Guinea, and the Aru Islands.

  1. Who proclaimed the observance of World Brain Tumour Day?
  1. Amnesty International
  2. Doctors Without Borders
  3. World Health Organization
  4. Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe 

Ans. d

Explanation: Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe declared World Brain Tumor Day in 2000 as an international commemoration day.

  1. Which of the categories of tumours is cancerous?
  1. Benign
  2. Malignant
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: If the cells are abnormal and start growing uncontrollably, then they are cancerous cells, and the tumour is malignant. The tumour can be benign (non-cancerous) and Malignant (cancerous).

  1. As per the POCSO Act who is categorised as a child?
  1. Anyone below the age of 18
  2. Anyone below the age of 16
  3. Anyone below the age of 10
  4. Anyone below the age of 13

Ans. a

Explanation: As per the POCSO Act 2012, a Child is any person who is below 18 years of age. 

  1. Which of the following statements is true about the POCSO Act?

i) It involves sexual harassment, pornography victimising children 

ii) As per the Act it is mandatory to report cases of child abuses

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

Ans. c

Explanation: POCSO Act received the President’s assent on June 19, 2012 and was notified in the Gazette of India on June 20, 2012. It also involves sexual harassment, pornography and others. As per the Act it is mandatory to report such cases. In case one fails to do so, he/she may face a hefty fine or imprisonment for 6 months.

Read| What is the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act?

  1. In which year was the POCSO Act given the President's assent?
  1. 2011
  2. 2012
  3. 2013
  4. 2016 

Ans. b

Explanation: POCSO Act received the President’s assent on June 19, 2012 and was notified in the Gazette of India on June 20, 2012. 

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    • Gaurav KumarJun 8, 2021
      Good questions