DESIREIAS QUIZ

04 October Daily MCQ for UPSC – Based on The Hindu ( Answers)

image_pdfimage_print

04 October Daily MCQ for UPSC (Answer)

 

Q-1 Consider the following statements

1-An S-400 ‘Triumf’ Short-range air defence missile system is one of the most advanced Short-range defence systems in the world.

2-It is capable of firing four types of missiles. Thus, it creates a layered defence, and simultaneously engaging 36 targets.

3-It has capability to destroy incoming all airborne targets at ranges of up to 400 km.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A-Only 1,3

B- Only 2

C- Only 3

D- Only 1,2

 

MCQ Source , 04 October, The Hindu Newspaper, Front Page- Topic-Forgo S400 system, U.S. tells India

Ans –C

Exp-

 

  • An S-400 ‘Triumf’ long-range air defence missile system is one of the most advanced long-range defence systems in the world.
  • It is an upgraded version of the S-300 defence system and is manufactured by Almaz-Antey. It has been in service in Russia since 2007.
  • It is capable of firing three types of missiles. Thus, it creates a layered defence, and simultaneously engaging 36 targets.
  • It has capability to destroy incoming all airborne targets at ranges of up to 400 km. With it, India can destroy Pakistani aircrafts even when they are in their airspace.
  • The five S-400 systems will be operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF). India is the second export customer, after China to purchase this most advance defence system

 

 

 

Q-2 Consider the following statements

1-Lakshadweep Islands are coral islands. These islands are a part Reunion Hotspot volcanism

2-Lakshadweep Islands are a group of 40 small islands.

3-Amendivi Islands are the northern most while the Minicoy island is the southernmost.

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 , 04 October, The Hindu Newspaper,Front page- Topic- Lagoon villas for Lakshadweep

Ans-B

Exp-

Lakshadweep Islands are coral islands. These islands are a part Reunion Hotspot volcanism

They are widely scattered about 200-500 km south-west of the Kerala coast.

Amendivi Islands are the northern most while the Minicoy island is the southernmost.

All are tiny islands of coral origin {Atoll} and are

surrounded by fringing reefs

 

Q-3 Recently Gokarna Temple was in News, Which State it belong to ?

A-Kerala

B-Tamil Nadu

C- Andhra Pradesh

D-None of the Above

 

MCQ Source , 04 October, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-5,Topic-Gokarna temple: SC for status quo

Ans-D

 

Q-4 Consider the following statements

 

1-NHAI is an autonomous agency of the Union Government, responsible for management national highways in India.

2-It is only responsible for the development, management and operation of National Highways.

3-As Per NHAI Rule, No one can construct anything within

100 meters on National Highway

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A-only 2

B-only 1,2,3

C-only 1,3

D-only 1

Ans-D

MCQ Source , 04 October, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-6 topic-NHAI rapped for not maintaining green cover along highways

 

Exp-

  • NHAI is an autonomous agency of the Union Government, responsible for management national highways in India.
  • It is only responsible for the development, management, operation and maintenance of National Highways.
  • As Per NHAI Rule, No one can construct anything within

50 metres on National Highway

  • It was established through National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988.
  • In February 1995, it was formally made an autonomous body.
  • It is a nodal agency of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • It is responsible for the development, management, operation and maintenance of National Highways.

 

 

 

Q-5 Consider the following statements

1-Canine distemper is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of puppies and dogs.

2-The virus can also be found in wildlife such as foxes, wolves, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, mink and ferrets and has been reported in lions, tigers, leopards and other wild cats as well as seals.

3- Virus can also be transmitted by shared food and water bowls and equipment

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A-only 1,2

B-only 1,3

C-only 2,3

D-All of the Above

MCQ Source , 04 October, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-7 Topic-Gujarat acts to save its pride

 

Ans- D

Exp-

Puppies and dogs most often become infected through airborne exposure (through sneezing or coughing) to the virus from an infected dog or wild animal. The virus can also be transmitted by shared food and water bowls and equipment. Infected dogs can shed the virus for months, and mother dogs can pass the virus through the placenta to their puppies

 

Initially, infected dogs will develop watery to pus-like discharge from their eyes. They then develop fever, nasal discharge, coughing, lethargy, reduced appetite, and vomiting. As the virus attacks the nervous system, infected dogs develop circling behavior, head tilt, muscle twitches, convulsions with jaw chewing movements and salivation (“chewing gum fits”), seizures, and partial or complete paralysis. The virus may also cause the footpads to thicken and harden, leading to its nickname “hard pad disease.”

In wildlife, infection with canine distemper closely resembles rabies.

Distemper is often fatal, and dogs that survive usually have permanent, irreparable nervous system damage.

 

 

Q-6 Consider the following statements

 

1-Ranthambhore National Park lies at the edge of a plateau and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Son River

 

2-Ranthambhore National Park or Ranthambhore is the fortieth largest national park in northern India

 

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 , 04 October, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-7 Topic-Genes of famed big cat Machhli to be mapped

Ans-B

 

Exp-

  • Ranthambhore National Parkor Ranthambhore is the fortieth largest national park in northern India, covering 392 km².
  • Ranthambhore wildlifesanctuary is known for its Bengal tigers,and is a popular place in India to see these animals in their natural jungle
  • Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. The best times for tiger sightings at Ranthambhore National Park are deemed to be in November and May.
  • The park’s deciduous forests are characteristic examples of the type of jungle found in Central India.
  • The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birdsand reptiles, as well as one of the largest banyan trees in India.
  • It is situated in the Sawai Madhopurdistrict of southeastern Rajasthan, about 110 km northeast of Kota and 140 km southeast of Jaipur, which is also the nearest airport.
  • Ranthambhore National Park lies at the edge of a plateau and is bounded to the north by the Banas Riverand to the south by the Chambal River. It is named after the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the park.

 

Q-7 Consider the following statements

1-Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA)  that are part of AASHA are: the Price Support Scheme (PSS),the Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS),the Pilot of Private Procurement and Stockist Scheme (PPPS)

2-Expenditure and losses due to procurement will be borne by the Centre only.

3- Farmers who sell their crops in recognised mandis within the notified period can benefit from it.

4-Difference between the MSP and actual selling/modal price will be directly paid into the farmer’s bank account

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A-1,2,3

B-2,3,4

C-1,3,4

D-All of the Above

MCQ Source , 04 October, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page14, Topic- Floor price for rabi crops hiked

 

Ans-D

Exp-

Centre recently launched the Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) to ensure better prices for farm produce.

What is PM-AASHA?

  • The three schemes that are part of AASHA are:
  1. the Price Support Scheme (PSS)
  2. the Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS)
  • the Pilot of Private Procurement and Stockist Scheme (PPPS)
  • These three components will complement the existing schemes of the Department of Food and Public Distribution.
  • They relate to paddy, wheat and other cereals and coarse grains where procurement is at MSP now.
  • PSS – Under the PSS, physical procurement of pulses, oilseeds and copra will be done by Central Nodal Agencies.
  • Besides, NAFED and Food Cooperation of India will also take up procurement of crops under PSS.
  • The expenditure and losses due to procurement will be borne by the Centre.
  • PDPS – Under the PDPS, the Centre proposes to cover all oilseeds.
  • The difference between the MSP and actual selling/modal price will be directly paid into the farmer’s bank account.
  • Farmers who sell their crops in recognised mandis within the notified period can benefit from it.
  • PPSS – In the case of oilseeds, States will have the option to roll out PPSSs in select districts.
  • Under this, a private player can procure crops at MSP when market prices drop below MSP.
  • The private player will then be compensated through a service charge up to a maximum of 15% of the MSP.