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09th October Daily MCQ Based on Current Affairs (Answers)

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09th October Daily MCQ Based on Current Affairs (Answers)

Q-1 Consider the following statements
1-BrahMos Missile Designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture of India,Russia & France
2-It operates on fire and forget principal
3-Capable of being launched from land and Sea Only
4- It is two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Only 2,3
Only 1,2,4
Only 1,2,3
Only 2,4

MCQ Source 09th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper, Front page-Topic-BrahMos engineer held for ‘ISI links

Ans-D
Exp-
• BrahMos Missile Designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture of India,Russia
• It has derived its name from the names of two rivers, India’s Brahmaputra River and Russia’s Moskva River.
• It operates on fire and forget principal
• Capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against sea and land targets
• Carrying capacity : 300 Kg (both conventional and nuclear)
• Speed : Mach 3 (that is, three times the speed of sound)
• Max Range : 290 Km. Its range was extended to 450 km and plan is to increase it to 600km.
• It is two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant.
• BrahMos missile already has been inducted into the Indian Army and Navy

Q-2 Consider the following statements
1-Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) is an intergovernmental body under the UN
2-It Formed in 1988 by WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) and UNDP ( United nation development programme)
3-The IPCC does not carry out its own original research, nor does it do the work of monitoring climate or related phenomena itself. The IPCC bases its assessment on the published literature
4-It was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1997
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- only 1,3
B-Only 3,4
C- Only 1,2,3
D- Only 1,2,4
MCQ Source 09th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Front page- India faces threat of deadly heat waves, says UN climate report
Ans-A
Exp-
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chang is an intergovernmental body under the UN
• It is a scientific body
• Formed in 1988 by WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) and UNEP
• It produces report based on scientific developments across the world.
• The IPCC does not carry out its own original research, nor does it do the work of monitoring climate or related phenomena itself. The IPCC bases its assessment on the published literature
• IPCC has so far produced five assessment reports, the latest one was published in 2014. It said that India’s high vulnerability and exposure to climate change will slow its economic growth, impact health and development, make poverty reduction more difficult and erode food security
• It was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2007
• IPCC functions under UNFCC
• The aims of the IPCC are to assess scientific information relevant to :

1. Human-induced climate change,
2. The impacts of human-induced climate change,
3. Options for adaptation and mitigation.

Q-3 Consider the following statements

1-Digi Yatra’ will enable travellers to enter the airport building by scanning a QR code on their mobile phones after undergoing facial recognition.
2-From the airport entry gate to the boarding area, it would be a paperless or digital process.
3-Digi Yatra’ comes under Ministry of Home Affairs
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 09th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Front page- No offi_cial word yet on ‘Digi Yatra’, says CISF DG
Ans-A

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Q-4 Consider the following statements
1-Jute Textile Industry is one of the major Industries in the Eastern and Western India
2-Jute Industry is labour intensive and as such its labour-output ratio is also high
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Only 1
Only 2
Both are Correct
None of the Above
MCQ Source 09th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-2 Image ,Additional Reference https://www.downtoearth.org.in/coverage/fall-of-golden-fibre-38890

Q-5 Consider the following statements
1-Jute is normally cultivated as an inter-crop between the two main agricultural seasons, kharif and rabi.
2-Recently Jute production in the country is declined
3-Parliament had enacted the Jute Packaging Mandatory Act, 1987 with an objective to protect the Jute industry. As per this act, the food grain and sugar produced is reserved and mandatorily packed in jute bags manufactured every year.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-Only 1
B-Only 2,3
C-Only 3
D-All of the above
MCQ Source 09th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-2 Image ,Additional Reference https://www.downtoearth.org.in/coverage/fall-of-golden-fibre-38890

Exp- D
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved extension of mandatory packaging norms of foodgrains and sugar in jute material for Jute Year 2017-18 (i.e. July 2017 to June 2018).
The mandatory extension was approved under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987. The approval mandates that 90% of food grains and 20% of sugar products shall be mandatorily packed in jute bags.
Key Facts
The decision also mandates, in first instance, entire requirement for packing of food grains will be placed in jute bags. Thus it makes provision for 100% packing of food grains in jute bags subject to ability of jute industry to meet the requirement. The decision will also help to sustain core demand for jute sector and support livelihood of the workers and farmers dependent on the sector.
The provision of mandatory packaging will benefit jute farmers and workers in jute industry located in Eastern and North Eastern regions of country particularly in West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura.
Jute industry
Jute industry is predominantly dependent on Government sector which purchases jute products more than Rs. 5,500 crore every year. Government has been making concerted efforts for the development of jute sector considering that nearly 3.7 lakh workers and approximately 40 lakh farmers are dependent for their livelihood on jute sectors. Government is also making concerted efforts for development of jute sector. It is increasing quality and productivity of raw jute, diversification of jute sector and also boosting and sustaining demand for jute product.

There are 77 composite jute mills in India, of which 60 jute mills are located in West Bengal. 68 are in private sector.
Parliament had enacted the Jute Packaging Mandatory Act, 1987 with an objective to protect the Jute industry. As per this act, the food grain and sugar produced is reserved and mandatorily packed in jute bags manufactured every year.

Q-6 Consider the following statements

1-National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs
2-NDMA was established through the Disaster Management Act enacted by the Government of India in 2008
3-primary purpose is to coordinate response to natural or man-made disasters Only
4-Central Home minister is the ex-officio chairperson of the same .
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Only 1,3,4
Only 2.3
Only 1,3
Only 1,2

Ans-C

Exp-
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs
primary purpose is to coordinate response to natural or man-made disasters and for capacity-building in disaster resiliency and crisis response

NDMA was established through the Disaster Management Act enacted by the Government of India in may 30 2005
The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairperson of the same .
The agency is responsible for framing policies, laying down guidelines and best-practices and coordinating with the State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs) to ensure a holistic and distributed approach to disaster management.
By a 9-member board chaired by the Prime Minister of India.
The remainder of the board consists of members nominated based on their expertise in areas such as, planning, infrastructure management, communications, meteorology and natural sciences.
The day-to-day management of the agency is overseen by the office of the Vice Chair.
NDMA is operationally organized into the following divisions:
• Policy & Planning
• Mitigation
• Operations & Communications
• Administration
• Capacity Building

MCQ Source 09th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-3 topic- Cyclonic storm alert issued for Odisha

Q-7 Consider the following statements

1-Riang or Bru are one of the 21 scheduled tribes of the Indian state of Mizoram.
2-There is no dowry system in Bru Tribes
3-Singing is an integral part of Reang life.
4-They are polytheists and believe in multiple Gods and Goddesses

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Only 2,3
Only 1,2,4
Only 1,3,4
Only 2,4
MCQ Source 09th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-3 Bru members to cast vote in Mizoram: CEO
Ans-D
Exp-

• Riang or Bru are one of the 21 scheduled tribes of the Indian state of Tripura.
• The Bru are the second most populous tribe of Tripura after the Tripuris.
• The correct nomenclature for this ethnic group is actually Bru although the name Reang was accidentally incorporated by the Indian government during a census count.
• The Bru can be found all over the Tripura state in India.
• However, they may also be found in Mizoram, Assam, Manipur and Bangladesh.
• Culture and religion
• The marriage system is similar to other Tripuri tribes of Tripura.
• There is no dowry system.
• Dance is an integral part of Reang life.
• The Hojagiri folk dance of Riang sub tribe is rather well known all over the world.
• ‘Buisu’, not ‘bihu’ is the most popular festival of reang tribes.
• The majority of the Reang belong to the Vaishnav school of Hinduism and claim Kshatriya status.
• They are polytheists and believe in multiple Gods and Goddesses.
• Language
• They speak the Reang dialect of Kokborok language which is of Tibeto-Burmese origin and is locally referred to as Kau Bru.
• Why in news? More than 30,000 people belonging to the Bru community, who fled from Mizoram to Tripura in 1997 in the wake of inter-community violence, are set to be repatriated to Mizoram

Q-8 Consider the following statements Regarding Foreign portfolio investment (FPI)
1-FPI provide investor with direct ownership of financial assets.
2-In India, FPIs are allowed to invest in various debt market instruments such as government bonds, treasury bills, state development loans (SDLs) and corporate bonds, but with certain restrictions and limits.
3- FPI is part of country’s Current account and shown on its balance of payments (BOP).
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 3
B- Only 2
C- Only 1,2
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source 09th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-13 topic-October starts with heavy FPI selling

Ans-B
Exp-
• FPI consists of securities and other financial assets passively held by foreign investors.
• It does not provide investor with direct ownership of financial assets.
• It is relatively liquid depending on volatility of the market.
• In India, FPIs are allowed to invest in various debt market instruments such as government bonds, treasury bills, state development loans (SDLs) and corporate bonds, but with certain restrictions and limits.
• FPI is part of country’s capital account and shown on its balance of payments (BOP).