Daily Quiz (Prelims)

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 64

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 64

Question:

Q. Extreme weather events due to climate change have killed lakhs of people around the world in last few decades. With reference to this, consider the following statements:

1. Tsunami is one of such disasters that have killed thousands of people.

2. In the last twenty years, India accounted for the highest number of these casualties.

3. India is one of the top 10 countries that face maximum risk to climate change.

 

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

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) None of the above

Correct Answer

d) None of the above

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • Deaths caused by natural calamities like earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanoes are not caused by climate change.
  • In the last twenty years, India accounted for the second highest number of these casualties after Myanmar.
  • The Germanwatch report puts India at 14th on the list of countries at maximum risk to climate change.
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 63

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 63

Question:

Q. Andaman and Nicobar islands have recently been in news. Consider the following statements in this respect:

1. The Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime came into existence in 1980s.

2. To develop tourism, the RAP regime was recently lifted from majority of the islands of the Andaman archipelago.

3. Even after the withdrawal of the RAP regime, a tourist requires permissions to visit these islands.

 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 3 only

Correct Answer

d) 3 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • The RAP regime came into existence in 1963.
  • To develop tourism, the RAP was lifted around August this year from 29 islands only.
  • Though the regime was withdrawn, a tourist is required to take permission from the Forest Department and the local administration as it is protected under two other Acts.
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 62

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 62

Question:

Q. Carbon emission has been a cause of great concern. Consider the following statements in this context:

1. India has been the third-highest contributor of CO2 in 2018.

2. Global CO2 emissions have risen for the first time since 2016.

3. China, the biggest emitter of CO2 , accounted for more than one-third of total global emissions.

 

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

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 2 and 3 only

Correct Answer

a) 1 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • The 10 biggest emitters in 2018 are China, U.S., India, Russia, Japan, Germany, Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Canada.
  • CO2 emissions have now risen for a second year after three years of little to no growth from 2014 to 2016.
  • China’s emissions accounted for 27% of the global total.
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 61

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 61

Question:

Q. Consider the following statements about ‘freight village’ that was recently in news:

1. It is related to rail transport.

2. There is only one freight village in India.

3. Varanasi freight village will be developed my Ministry of Railways.

 

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

Correct Answer

b) 1 and 2 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • Freight villages are basically cargo aggregators which offer various logistic choices to a shipper/ cargo owner; i.e. choice of rail-road; rail-waterway; road-waterway. Thus, it is related to rail transport apart from road and waterway.
  • Government has approved the development of a freight village in Varanasi. It will be the first freight village in India.
  • The Varanasi freight village will be developed by the Inland Waterways Authority of India .
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 60

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 60

Question:

Q. With reference to ‘Hand-in-Hand ’, which of the following statements is/are True?

1. It is a term related to defence.

2. It is used in context of India, China and Russia.

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer

a) 1 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • Hand-in-Hand is a military exercise.
  • It is conducted annually between armies of India and China.
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 59

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 59

Question:

Q. India has been taking steps to improve production and consumption of millets. Consider the following statements in this context:

1. UN is to declare 2020 as the international year of millets.

2. In recent times, MSP of millets has decreased in India.

3. The headquarter of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is in Italy.

 

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

Correct Answer

d) 3 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • FAO, a UN body, has approved India’s proposal to observe International Year of Millets in 2023.
  • The MSP of millets such as Jowar, Bajra and Ragi has been increased in 2018-19.
  • The headquarter of Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) is in Rome, Italy, where 160th session of the FAO Council took place.
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 58

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 58

Question:

Consider the following statements about ‘Institutions of Eminence’ (IoE) that has recently been in news:

1. The 10 government and 10 private institutions, in addition to autonomy, will also get Rs 1,000 crore each from the HRD Ministry to achieve world-class status.

2. They will be free to decide their fee for foreign students but not for domestic students.

 

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

Correct Answer

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • The government will offer no financial assistance to the private institutions.
  • They will be free to decide their fee for both domestic and foreign students.
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 57

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 57

Question:

With reference to the electoral bond scheme, which of the following statements is/are True?

1. The electoral bonds can be issued by the State Bank of India only.

2. One can buy an electoral bond of Rs 500.

3. One can buy an electoral bond of Rs 1 crore.

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer

c) 1 and 3 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • The bonds will be issued in multiples of ₹1,000, ₹10,000, ₹1 lakh, ₹10 lakh and ₹1 crore and will be available at specified branches of State Bank of India.
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 56

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 56

Question:

Q. Qatar has recently left OPEC, consider the following statements in this respect:

1. Qatar is the largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

2. Withdrawal of Qatar from OPEC will considerably impact India.

3. OPEC produces more than 70% of the world’s oil.

 

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

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of the above

Correct Answer

d) None of the above

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • Qatar is the largest exporter of LNG and not the largest producer.
  • Qatar is one of India’s oldest LNG suppliers. But LNG pricing is not in OPEC’s domain, so Qatar’s decision is unlikely to impact India.
  • OPEC produces OPEC about 45% of the world’s oil.
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CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 55

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 55

Question:

With reference to agreements on climate, consider the following statements:

1. If a country withdraws from an agreement, it can still participate in it as long as it wants.

2. The Paris agreement wants countries to avoid temperature rise beyond 1.5 C of pre-industrial levels.

 

Choose the correct statement/s from the codes given below:

1. 1 only

2. 2 only

3. Both 1 and 2

4. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer

2. 2 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • A country which withdraws can participate only till the process of withdrawal is not complete. For example, US opted out of the Paris deal last year but continues to be part of discussions as a complete withdrawal takes up to four years.
  • The Paris agreement exhorts countries to take steps to avoid temperatures from rising beyond 2 C of pre-industrial levels, and even 1.5 C as far as possible, by the end of the century.
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