Daily Current Affairs Quiz:
The Current Affairs Quiz section of Crack Adda aims to help aspirants to revise Current Affairs for 4th and 5th December at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as ‘World Soil Day’, Energy-Efficient computing platform, India’s annual rate of HIV infection, Reservations in the state to 76%, Banned of mobile phones inside temples.
Q1. When is the ‘World Soil Day’ observed annually?
a) 1 December
b) 3 December
c) 5 December
d) 7 December
Correct Answer: c) 5 December
Explanation: World Soil Day (WSD) is observed every year on December 5, to highlight the value of healthy soil and to promote the sustainable management of soil resources. December 5 is observed as the World Soil Day (WSD), to highlight the value of healthy soil and to promote the sustainable management of soil resources.
Q2. Researchers from which institution have developed an energy-efficient computing platform to build next-generation electronic devices?
a) IIT Madras
b) IIT Delhi
c) Indian Institute of Science
d) IIT Bombay
Correct Answer: c) Indian Institute of Science
Explanation: Researchers at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, have developed a highly energy-efficient computing platform that offers promise in building next-generation electronic devices. Instead of using complementary metal-oxide semiconductors (CMOS), the team used components called ‘Memristors’ that can both store data and perform computation.
Q3. Researchers from which institution have developed an energy-efficient computing platform to build next-generation electronic devices?
- IIT Madras
- IIT Delhi
- Indian Institute of Science
- IIT Bombay
Correct Answer: a) Declining
Explanation: As per recent data, National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) announced that the country’s annual rate of HIV infection has declined by 46 per cent between 2010 and 2021. The decline is against the global average of 32 per cent. According to NACO, AIDS-related mortalities have also declined by 76 per cent against the global average of 52 per cent during the period.
Q4. Which state has passed bill to raise Reservations in the state to 76%?
a) Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: c) Chhattisgarh
Explanation: The Chhattisgarh Assembly unanimously passed two amendment bills to raise Reservations in government jobs and admission in educational institutions to 76%. According to the bills, Scheduled Tribes will now get a quota of 32%, Other Backward Classes 27%, and Scheduled Caste 13%, while the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) will get 4% reservation in public employment and admissions in educational institutions.
Q5. Which High Court has banned use of mobile phones inside temples?
a) Madras High Court
b) Delhi High Court
c) Bombay High Court
d) Calcutta High Court
Correct Answer: a) Madras High Court
Explanation: The Madras High Court has banned mobile phones in temples across Tamil Nadu. As per the Court, the move to ban use of mobile phone is to maintain purity and sanctity of the places of worship. The High Court also said that phone deposit lockers should be set up at temples, to avoid inconvenience to people and Security personnel will be appointed to ensure compliance of this order.