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02 November 2018 Daily QUIZ for UPSC CSE Exam (Answers)

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02 November 2018 Daily QUIZ for UPSC CSE Exam (Answers)

Q-1 Consider the following statements Regarding International Solar Alliance or ISA

1-It is the India’s first international and inter-governmental organization of more than 100 Countries to have headquarters in India with United Nations as Strategic Partner.
2- ISA’s goal is to generate 1 trillion watt (1000 gigawatt) of solar power by 2030.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A- Only 1

B- Only 2

C- Both are Correct

D- None of the Above

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

 

Ans-C

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  • International Solar Alliance or ISA consists of 121 countries.ISA consists of most of those countries which are located between the tropic of cancer and tropic of Capricorn. These countries are located at the shortest distance from the Sun that is why solar energy is available in these quantities throughout the year. The ISA has set a target of 1 TW of solar energy by 2030.
  • ISA’s goal is to generate 1 trillion watt (1000 gigawatt) of solar power by 2030.
  • International Solar Alliance (ISA) is the first international organization that has secretariat in India

 

Q-2 Consider the following statements regarding Coastal Shipping

1-The Government of India has introduced a Rs. 4000 crore Financial Assistance Policy (FAP) to shipyards for 10 years, for contracts secured between 2016 and 2026.
2-The world’s premier ship recycling facility is located at Alang Sosiya, in Gujarat, where nearly half of the world’s scrapped ships are recycled.

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A- Only 1

B- Only 2

C- Both are Correct

D- None of the Above

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

Ans-C

both statements are correct

 

Q-3 Consider the following statements Regarding Botswana Country

1-Botswana is a land-locked country
2-Botswana shared border with Zambia ,Zimbabwe and Namibia Only
3- At Kazungula, four countries – Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia ,Namibia and South Africa – meet at a single point mid-stream in the Zambezi River.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-Only 1
B-Only 3
C-Only 1,2
D-Only 2,3

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

 

Ans-A

  • Botswana is a land-locked country
  • Botswana is bordered by Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Namibia to the north and west, and South Africato the south and southeast.
  • At Kazungula, four countries – Botswana, ZimbabweZambia and Namibia – meet at a single point mid-stream in the Zambezi River.

Q-4 Consider the following statements Regarding Surendra Sai

1-Surendra Sai was an Indian freedom fighter and tribal leader who sacrificed his life fighting against the British East India Company.
2-People of the region affectionately called him as Bira (or “Veer” meaning courageous).
3- He successfully protected most parts of Western Odisha region for some time from the British rule

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-1,2
B-1,3
C-2,3
D-all of the above

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

 

 

Ans-D

all Statements are correct

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  • Why in News- Cabinet approves renaming of Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha as “Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda”
  • Most of them died unnoticed fighting for freedom from the British. Many of them were hanged by the British; a few died in the Cellular Jail in the Andamans. Surendra Sai died in Asirgarh Jail on 23 May 1884.
  • People of the region affectionately called him as Bira (or “Veer” meaning courageous) Surendra Sai.

Q-5 Consider the following statements

1-The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a Safe City project for Patna.
2-It’s under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme.
3-The project would be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with Centre and State sharing the funding in 50:50 ratio.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-1,2
B- Only 1
C- only 2
All of the Above

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

Ans-C

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a Safe City project for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs.194.44 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme. The project would be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with Centre and State sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio.

 

This approval is a part of MHA’s plans to implement Safe City projects in 8 selected cities, namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow under Nirbhaya Fund with the purpose of strengthening safety and security of women in public places. The projects are being implemented in consultation with Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of  Urban Development, Ministry of Electronic and  Information Technology, respective Municipal & Police Commissioners of the cities and civil society organizations.

The Safe city proposal for Lucknow will be implemented by Uttar Pradesh Police, assisted by the Municipal bodies and city transport authorities. The major components of the Safe City project in Lucknow include, inter-alia:

  1. Setting up an Integrated Smart Control Room;
  2. Setting up Pink Out-posts (exclusively administered by Women police) for facilitating ease of filing complaint by women;
  3. Pink Patrols of Women police;
  4. Setting up Women Help Desks in all Police Stations with Counsellors;
  5. Augmentation of existing Asha Jyoti Kendra;
  6. Implementing Safety measures in buses, including Cameras;
  7. Improving Street Lighting in identified Hot Spot areas;
  8. Setting up Pink Toilets;
  9. Integration of Women power-help line with single Emergency number ‘112’.

The Safe City project for Lucknow also envisages gender sensitization awareness campaigns and capacity building in collaboration with community and civil society organizations.

 

 

Q-6 Consider the following statements regarding Wholesale Price Index (WPI)

1-Wholesale Price Index (WPI) represents the price of basket of goods at a wholesale stage i.e. goods that are sold in bulk and traded between organizations instead of consumers.
2-WPI is calculated by Central Statistical Office (CSO)
3- The components of WPI include Primary articles, Manufacturing items, fuel and power. The manufacturing items is given the most weightage.
4- WPI basically indicates the rise in profitability of industries

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-1,2,3
B-1,3,4
C-1,3
D-1,4

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

Ans-B

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  • Wholesale Price Index (WPI) represents the price of basket of goods at a wholesale stage i.e. goods that are sold in bulk and traded between organizations instead of consumers.
  • WPI is calculated by the Office of Economic Advisor, DIPP under Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • The components of WPI include Primary articles, Manufacturing items, fuel and power. The manufacturing items is given the most weightage
  • WPI basically indicates the rise in profitability of industries.

 

Q-7 Consider the following statements about Consumer Price Index

1-Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households.
2-The components of CPI includes food, beverages, tobacco; Housing; Fuel and light; Clothing, bedding, footwear.
3-The CPI(IW) and CPI(AL& RL) are compiled by Labour Bureau, the other indices are compiled by Central Statistical Office (CSO) under Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation with 2010 as the base year

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-1,2
B-1,3
C-2,3
D-all of the above

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

 

Ans-D

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About Consumer Price Index:

  • Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households.
  • Presently the consumer price indices compiled in India are CPI for Industrial workers CPI (IW), CPI for Agricultural Labourers CPI(AL) and; Rural Labourers CPI(RL) and (Urban) and CPI(Rural).
  • The CPI(IW) and CPI(AL& RL) are compiled by Labour Bureau, the other indices are compiled by Central Statistical Office (CSO) under Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation with 2010 as the base year.
  • The components of CPI includes food, beverages, tobacco; Housing; Fuel and light; Clothing, bedding, footwear.

 

Q-8 UTSONMOBILE app belongs to which Service Sector ?
A-HEALTH
B- EDUCATION
C- RAILWAY
D- ROAD TRANSPORT

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

 

ANS-C

The UTSONMOBILE was also introduced on Non-Suburban sections in 2015 initially on Delhi-Palwal section of Northern Railway which was subsequently extended to other non-suburban sections of Northern, South Central, Southern, South Western, East Coast, South East Central and South Eastern Railways.

Benefits of the App:

  • Mobile Ticketing shall promote 3C’s- Cashless transactions, Contact less ticketing and Customer convenience.
  • Seamless booking of unreserved tickets all over Indian Railways.
  • Obviate the need for passengers to wait in queues for purchasing the tickets and enhance the experience for booking unreserved tickets – journey, season tickets, platform tickets.
  • Environment friendly.

About the App

    • UTSONMOBILE’ application available for Android, IOS, Windows phones. Can be downloaded from Google play or window store.
  • Application ‘in house’ developed by Indian Railway- CRIS

The facility of booking unreserved tickets, including season tickets and also platform tickets is available through the ‘UTSONMOBILE’ app available for Android, IOS and Windows phones.

 

Q-9 Consider the following statements

1-The aeroboats “hybrid” engine is capable of running on either petrol or electricity thus helping in reducing the carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency.
2-The aeroboat is capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-Only 1
B-Only 2
C-Both are Correct
D-None of the Above

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

ANS-C

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  • The aeroboats “hybrid” engine is capable of running on either petrol or electricity thus helping in reducing the carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency.
    The aeroboat is capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand.
  • It has been designed to access difficult terrain, such as flooded or marshy areas in which the regular boats cannot ply because of shallow water, patches of dry land or by marine vegetation.
  • The aeroboats can handle steep slopes and embankments with out the requirement of marine infrastructure such as jetties.
  • The aeroboat will have a room for 10 passengers and one crew member.
  • Aeroboats are much faster and robust when compared to hovercrafts. Aeroboats are capable of moving at the speed of around 80 kmph or more on water. Hovercrafts, on the other hand, can move at around 45-50 kmph or more.
  • Aeroboats unlike hoverboats are cheaper to maintain and fuel. The aeroboats “hybrid” engine is capable of running on either petrol or electricity thus helping in reducing the carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency.

 

Q-10 Consider the following statements

1-Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Releases India’s first ease of Mobility Index
2-The Ease of Moving Index, 2018 has found that overall, 80 per cent of citizens believe that the transport ecosystem has improved over the last five years.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-Only 1
B-Only 2
C-Both are Correct
D-None of the Above

MCQ Source- 01 November 2018, PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1551645

 

Ans-C

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  • The Ease of Moving Index, 2018 has found that overall, 80 per cent of citizens believe that the transport ecosystem has improved over the last five years. 60 per cent of respondents report using public modes of commute, signalling that integrating modes of first and last mile connectivity with mass transport could lead to improved usage.
  • In fact, 72 per cent of the respondents believe that this integration could lead to an improved public transport ecosystem. A majority of Indians are willing to adopt electric mobility and are in agreement that electrification will reshape the transportation segment. 75 per cent of respondents believe that electric vehicles could replace conventional vehicles by 2030.
  • Additionally, results indicate that urban mobility is going digital with 55 per cent of commuters who use public transport owning smart cards, and over 40 per cent transact digitally while using public transport including Intermediary Public Transport.

 

Q-11 Consider the following statements Regarding National Board for Wildlife
1-National Board for Wild Life is a “Statutory Organization”
2-The board is “advisory” in nature and advises the Central Government on framing policies and measures for conservation of wildlife in the country.
3-National Board for Wildlife is chaired by India’s Prime Minister and its vice chairman is Minister of Environment.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-1,2
B- Only 2
C-Only 3
D-all of the above

Ans-D

MCQ Source, 02 November 2018,The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-7 Topic- 461 elephants electrocuted in country in 8 years since 2009

Q-12 Consider the following statements regarding indian elephant
1-All-India Elephant Population Estimation pegs India’s Asian elephant population around more than 50000
2-Karnataka has the highest number of elephants, followed by Assam

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-Only 1
B-Only 2
C-Both are Correct
D-None of the Above

MCQ Source, 02 November 2018,The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-7 Topic- 461 elephants electrocuted in country in 8 years since 2009

Additional source- https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/india-has-27312-elephants-census-shows/article19504528.ece

Ans-B

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Preliminary results from the first-ever synchronised all-India Elephant Population Estimation pegs India’s Asian elephant population at 27,312. The estimate, derived from the sighting-based direct count method alone, will be confirmed with estimates from the indirect dung-count method in three months.

Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6,049), followed by Assam (5,719) and Kerala (3,054).