MCQs based on Current Affairs 18/01/2024

Q1. Which Province of Pakistan shares the International Border with Iran?

  1. Punjab Province
  2. Balochistan
  3. Sindh Province
  4. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Correct Option: 2. Balochistan
Explanation : Balochistan is the largest but least populated Province of Pakistan. Its Capital and the largest city is Quetta. Balochistan shares its border with Iran in west and with Afghanistan in North.

Q2. India’s first Dark Sky Park is located in____________?

  1. Maharashtra’s Pench Tiger reserve
  2. Bhitarkanika National Park
  3. Ranthambore Tiger reserve
  4. Jim Corbett National Park

CORRECT OPTION: 1. Maharashtra’s Pench Tiger reserve
EXPLANATION : Recently India’s first Dark Sky Park has been established at Maharashtra’s Pench Tiger reserve area. A night Observatory has been established at “Bagholi”. The main purpose is to prevent artificial light pollution and create an environment for Astronomical enthusiast to carry out Astronomical Studies.
NOTE: Do not get confused with India’s first Dark Sky Preserve which is at Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle, Ladakh. The above mentioned is a Park and not a Preserve.

Q3. Match the pairs:-

(a) Makaravillaku(i) Tamil nadu
(b) Magh Bhogali(ii) Maharashtra
(c) Pongal(iii) Assam
(d) Makar Sankranti(iv) Kerala
  1. (a-iv), (b-iii), (c-i), (d-ii)
  2. (a-iii), (b-iv), (c-ii), (d-i)
  3. (a-i), (b-ii), (c-iv), (d-iii)
  4. (a-iv), (b-iii), (c-ii), (d-i)

Correct Option: 1. (a-iv), (b-iii), (c-i), (d-ii)
Explanation : This is one festival with different names. These are celebrated throughout the country during mid January on the date of 14 & 15. Following Image illustrates the different names and the respective places.

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