CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 79

Question:

Q. Consider the following statements about the recently released Climate Change Performance Index:

1. This Index is published by the UN.

2. The Index takes into account a country’s policies on climate change.

3. India has got a rank in top 10 this year for its climate protection performance.

 

Select the correct statements using the code given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 3 only

b) 2 only

  • The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an annual publication by Germanwatch.
  • In determining a score, the Climate Change Performance Index looks at each country's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, building up renewable energy such as wind and solar, energy use, and its climate policies.
  • India's ranking is 11 in the index.

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 78

Question:

Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the SDG Index recently released by the NITI Aayog:

1. It takes into account only 13 SDGs out of 17.

2. States have been ranked for their performance on a scale of 0 to 10.

3. The Index tracks progress of all States and UTs except J & K.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 3 only

a) 1 only

  • The index comprises a composite score for each State and Union Territory based on their aggregate performance across 13 of the 17 SDGs.
  • The score, ranging between 0 and 100, denotes the average performance of the State/UT towards achieving the 13 SDGs and their respective targets.
  • The SDG India Index tracks progress of all States and UTs.

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 77

Question:

Q. Consider the following statements about the coal production in India:

1. According to latest data, India is the third largest producer of coal in the world.

2. India produces about 1000 million tonnes of raw coal annually.

3. Jharkhand is the largest coal producing state in India.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 3 only

a) 1 only 

  • As per International Energy Agency (IEA), India was the third largest coal producer in the world during 2016-17.
  • The all India raw coal production has increased from 565.77 MT in 2013-14 to 676.48 MT in 2017-18.
  • The top most place is occupied by Chhattisgarh with a coal production of 127.095 Million Tonnes. Jharkhand with coal production of 113 Million tons stand at 2nd place.

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 76

Question:

Q. Remittances form a crucial aspect of a nation’s economy, Indian economy in particular. In this context, which of the following statements is/are True?

1. This year, remittances flow to India surpassed $100 billion.

2. Remittances constitute around 3 percent of India’s GDP.

3. One of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) is related to remittances.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

c) 2 and 3 only 

  • India will retain its position as the world's top recipient of remittances this year with remittance flow of USD 80 billion.
  • In 2017, remittances constituted 2.7 per cent of India's GDP. This year it’s around 2.9 percent of GDP.
  • Global remittances are expected to grow 3.7 per cent in 2019. Reducing global remittance flows to three per cent by 2030 is a global target under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10.7.

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 75

Question:

Q. With reference to the Partners’ Forum which was recently in news, consider the following statements:

1. The forum is largely related with the economy sector.

2. It was launched in 2010.

3. India is hosting this forum for the first time.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) None of the above

d) None of the above

  • Partners’ Forum is a global health partnership to accelerate efforts to reduce child and maternal mortality, improve adolescent, child, newborn and maternal health. Thus, it is related with the health sector.
  • It was launched in 2005.
  • This is the second time India is hosting the Partners’ Forum.

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 74

Question:

Q. Dam Safety Bill is under the process of becoming a law. Consider the following statements in this respect:

1. About 75% of large dams in India are more than 100 years old.

2. The bill provides for State Dam Safety Authorities.

3. National Committee on Dam Safety will have no representation of States.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of the above

d) None of the above

  • Of India’s 5,254 large dams, some 75% are over 25 years old, and 164 more than 100 years old.
  • The legislation provides for a National Dam Safety Authority and State Dam Safety Organisations (SDSOs).
  • In National Committee on Dam Safety, there will be representatives of the Centre and states (through rotation) as well as dam safety experts.

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 73

Question:

Q. Tax-GDP ratio is significant for the Indian economy. With reference to this, consider the following statements:

1. India’s tax-GDP ratio is more than 10%.

2. Only around 10% of Indians pay income tax.

3. Though India’s tax-GDP ratio is quite low as compared to that of OECD countries, it is comparable to that of other emerging countries.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

a) 1 only

  • India’s tax-GDP ratio is around 17%.
  • Only 3% of the country’s population pay income tax.
  • India’s tax-GDP ratio of around 17% is half the average of OECD countries (35%) and is low even when compared to other emerging economies like Brazil (34%), South Africa (27%) and China (22%).

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 72

Question:

Q. Recently, the central govt has made some regulations with regard to jute products. Consider the following statements in this respect:

1. Packaging of only foodgrains has been made mandatory in jute bags.

2. Andhra Pradesh is the largest procuring State of jute goods.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

  • The Centre has mandated the packaging of 100% of foodgrain and 20% of sugar in jute bags for 2018-19.
  • West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are the two largest jute goods producers, Punjab is the largest procuring State.

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 71

Question:

Q. The so-called angel tax is in focus after some startups got notices from the taxmen. With reference to this, consider the following statements:

1. Angel tax is levied up to 40 %.

2. Angel tax is not levied on entire investment.

3. A family member of an entrepreneur cannot become his/her angel investor.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 3 only

b) 2 only 

  • The angel tax is a 30.9 % tax levied on investments made by external investors in startups or companies.
  • The entire investment is not taxed – only the amount that is considered above “fair value” valuations of the startup, classified as ‘income from other sources’ in the Income Tax Act of India is taxed.
  • Often, angel investors are among an entrepreneur's family and friends.

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 70

Question:

Q. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

1. GSAT-7A - Ka band

2. Information Fusion Centre - Mumbai

3. HiRISE - Camera

4. Nikshay Poshan Yojna - Tuberculosis

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 , 2 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) 3 and 4 only

d) 3 and 4 only

  • GSAT-7A uses Ku band which will enable superior real time aircraft-to-aircraft communication.
  • The Information Fusion Centre (IFC ) has been established at the Navy’s Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) in Gurugram.
  • HiRISE is a camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
  • Nikshay Poshan Yojna is a direct benefit transfer scheme for TB patients.