Daily Current Affairs 25 March 2019

Current Affairs Solved MCQ- 25 March 2019

Part-I

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Sunderbans delta:

1) The Sundarbans is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.

2) Despite a total ban on all killing or capture of wildlife other than fish and some invertebrates, it appears that there is a consistent pattern of depleted biodiversity or loss of species in the 20th century, and that the ecological quality of the forest is declining.

3) Being a Ramsar wetland site the whole administration of Sunderbans national park lies with the Ministry of environment & Forests.

Which of the above statements are true?

A) 1 & 2 only

B) 2 & 3 only

C) 1 & 3 only

D) all of the above

Answer- A

Q2. The tribes Tai ahom,Chutia, Koch Rajbongshi,Moran recently accorded Scheduled tribe status belongs to which of the following states of India ?

A) Andhra Pradesh

B) Assam

C) Madhya Pradesh

D) Arunachal Pradesh

Answer- B

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding India’s FDI policy are true?

1) India has become the most attractive emerging market for global partners (GP) investment for the coming 12 months, as per a recent market attractiveness survey conducted by Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA).

2) The Government of India is aiming to achieve US$ 200 billion worth of FDI inflows in the next two years.

3) The World Bank has stated that private investments in India is expected to overtake private consumption growth and thereby drive the growth in India’s gross domestic product (GDP) in FY 2018-19.

A) 1 & 2 only

B) 2 & 3 only

C) 1 & 3 only

D) all of the above

Answer-C

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding SevaBhojyojana scheme of central government are true?

1) The scheme aims reimburse Central Government share of CGST and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) of Charitable Religious Institutions (CRIs) who provide food, Prasad, langar (Community Kitchen), Bhandara free of cost without any discrimination to public and devotees.

2) Only those institutions registered under Societies registration act are eligible under the scheme.

3) Those CRI’s having existence for at least five years and serve free food to at least 5000 people in month can apply for the reimbursement as per ministry of culture guidelines.

A) 1 & 2 only

B) 2 & 3 only

C) 1 & 3 only

D) all of the above

Answer-C

Q5. India was ranked at 140 on the United Nation’s latest World Happiness Report that gauged 156 countries, a decline of seven spots from the last edition of the survey.

Which of the following global institutions releases the report?

A) International Labour Organisation (ILO)

B) World Bank

C) UNESCO

D) UN sustainable development Solutions network

Answer-D

Part-II

1. Who was sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa?

a) Pramod Sawant

b) Ramkrishna Dhavlikar

c) Vijai Sardesai

d) Vinod Palyekar

2. Who was appointed as India’s first Lokpal on March 19, 2019?

a) Dinesh Kumar Jain

b) Pinaki Chandra Ghose

c) Pradip Kumar Mohanty

d) Ajay Kumar Tripathi

3. When was Global Recycling Day 2019 observed globally?

a) 16 March

b) 17 March

c) 18 March

d) 19 March

4. The Union Health Ministry reviewed preparedness on West Nile Virus Fever in which state?

a) Maharashtra

b) Bihar

c) Haryana

d) Kerala

5. Which regulatory body has directed the Central Pollution Control Board to prepare noise pollution maps?

a) Supreme Court

b) Delhi HC

c) National Green Tribunal

d) Uttarakhand HC

6. Which nation’s President has resigned from his position after nearly 30 years in power?

a) Afghanistan

b) Tajikistan

c) Zimbabwe

d) Kazakhstan

7. Cyclone IDAI has affected over 1.5 million people in which among the following continents?

a) Oceania

b) Australia

c) Africa

d) South America

8. Which nation piloted two resolutions on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management at the fourth session of United Nations Environment Assembly?

a) France

b) India

c) US

d) Japan

9. Gauri Sawant has been appointed as the first transgender election ambassador in which state?

a) Karnataka

b) Maharashtra

c) Tamil Nadu

d) Telangana

10. India Post has released a special stamp cover on which environmental initiative?

a) Green Energy

b) Ice Stupas

c) Hydrogen Lights

d) Green Electricity

11. Name the Second Scorpene Class Submarine which is set to be inducted into the Indian Navy by May 2019?

a) INS Khanderi

b) INS Kalvari

c) INS Karanj

d) INS Vela

12. Which country will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020?

a) France

b) India

c) South Korea

d) Japan

Answer Key:

1. (A) Pramod Sawant

Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Pramod Sawant was sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa in a late-night ceremony, hours after his predecessor, Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours.

2. (B) Pinaki Chandra Ghose

India gets its first Lokpal six years after the passage of Act, former Supreme Court judge, Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on March 19, 2019 appointed as India’s first Lokpal also known as the anti-corruption ombudsman.

3. (C) 18 March 2019

The Global Recycling Day was observed across the world on March 18, 2019 to help recognise, and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving the precious primary resources. The theme of 2019 Global Recycling Day was ‘Recycling into the Future’.

4. (D) Kerala

The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on March 19, 2019 reviewed the current situation and state preparedness to deal with West Nile Virus Fever in Malappuram district of Kerala along with the officials from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

5. (c) National Green Tribunal (NGT)

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prepare a noise pollution map and remedial action plan to solve the issue across the country. The green bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the CPCB to identify noise pollution hotspots and categorise cities with specified hotspots and propose a remedial action plan within three months.

6. (D) Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced his resignation after nearly 30 years in power.  The 78-year old leader had ruled the country since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The announcement came less than a month after the President sacked his government, citing a lack of economic development despite the country’s vast energy resources.

7. (c) Africa

In Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone, Cyclone IDAI, which has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded more than thousands. According to the UN, the cyclone has affected more than 1.5 million people in the three southern African countries.

8. (B) India

India piloted resolutions on two key global environmental issues, single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management, at the fourth session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) that was held in Nairobi from March 11-15, 2019. The UN Environment adopted both the resolutions with consensus.

9. (B) Maharashtra

The Election Commission of India has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 election ambassadors from Maharashtra. During 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections there was no record of transgender voters.  Sawant’s appointment is expected to help more people from the category to get registered during the final phase of voters enrollment.

10. (B) Ice Stupas

The Department of Post has released a special stamp cover on Ice Stupa. The special stamps aim to create awareness about depleting glaciers and affect the ecology around the Himalayas. Ice Stupas also known as artificial glaciers, are being built with an aim to reduce the problem of water shortage, faced by Ladakhi farmers due to the receding of glaciers.

11. (A) INS Khanderi

INS Khanderi, the second of the 6 Scorpene Class Submarines, will soon be inducted into the Indian Navy by May 2019. INS Khanderi was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on January 12, 2017 and since then it has been undergoing trials and tests.

12. (B) India

Gianni Infantino, the President of International Football Federation (FIFA), on March 15, 2019 announced that India will host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020. The 2020 World Cup will be the seventh edition of the U-17 Women’s tournament.

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