DESIREIAS QUIZ

12th October Daily MCQ Answers -Based on The Hindu Newspaper

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12th October MCQ Answers

Q-1 Consider the following statements regarding Rafale
1-Dassault Rafale literally meaning “gust of wind”
2-its a French Single-engine,
3-It has been used in combat over Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Iraq ,Syria & UAE
4- It is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1,2
B- Only 1,4
C- Only 2,3
D- Only 1,2,4
MCQ Source , The hindu Newspaper , 12th October 2018, Front Page-Topic-No ressure to choose Reliance, says Dassault
Ans-B

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•The Dassault Rafale literally meaning “gust of wind”, and “burst of fire” in a more military sense) is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.
•Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions.
•The Rafale is referred to as an “omnirole” aircraft by Dassault.
•The aircraft is available in three main variants: Rafale C single-seat land-based version, Rafale B twin-seat land-based version, and Rafale M single-seat carrier-based version.

Q-2 Consider the following statements regarding Keeladi?
1-An Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavation in Keeladi revealed a Sangam era settlement dated to the 4th century BCE by radiocarbon dating.
2-The Roman artifacts found at the site add to the evidence of ancient trade relations between the Romans and the Pandya kingdom
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 , The hindu Newspaper , 12th October 2018,Front Page-Topic Waited too long for Second Turn: MT
Ans-B
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•An Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavation in Keeladi revealed a Sangam era settlement dated to the 2nd century BCE by radiocarbon dating.
•The Roman artifacts found at the site add to the evidence of ancient trade relations between the Romans and the Pandya kingdom.

Q-3 Consider the following statements
1- Arya Samaj is an Indian Hindu reform movement that promotes values and practices based on the belief in the infallible authority of the Vedas.
2-The samaj was founded by Dayanand Saraswati on 1865
3- Members of the Arya Samaj believe in one God and reject the worship of idols.
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 , The hindu Newspaper , 12th October 2018,Page-2 Topic- No stranger to Controversy
Ans-B

Q-4 Consider the following statements
1-National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) comes under Ministry of Home Affairs
2-It is the only dedicated disaster response force in the world
3-The Chairman of the NDMA is the Prime Minister.
4- It Motto is saving lives and Beyond

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

MCQ Source , The hindu Newspaper , 12th October 2018,Page-7 topic- Fears of flooding as rain pounds Odisha
Ans-D

DESIRE IAS, [12.10.18 23:12]
Q-5 Consider the following statements
1-Zika virus is vector borne disease transmitted primarily by daytime-active Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
2-It is also found that, sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is possible.
3-It attacks the nervous system and can lead to potentially fatal paralysis
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 , The hindu Newspaper , 12th October 2018,Page-7 topic- 32 infected with Zika in Jaipur
Ans-D
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•Zika virus is vector borne disease transmitted primarily by daytime-active Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
•It is also found that, sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is possible.
•This virus causes deadly fever and this is also linked to microcephaly
•The virus is capable of causing serious birth defects i.e. neurological disorders and foetal deformation known as Microcephaly in which infants are born with abnormally smaller heads.
•Besides a possible link between the virus and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS: a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system) is also suspected.
•India, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh are vulnerable to Zika virus because these countries receive large number of travellers from effected countries.
•Zika disease, since the 1950s has been known to occur within a narrow equatorial belt from Africa to Asia.
•Zika virus is related to dengue, yellow fever, Japansese encephalitis and West Nile viruses. The illness it causes is similar to a mild form of dengue fever, it is treated by rest, and cannot yet be prevented by drugs or vaccines.
•There is a possible link between Zika fever and microcephaly (smaller head size) in new born babies by mother-to-child transmission as well as a stronger one with neurologic conditions in infected adults, including cases of the Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition in which the immune system attacks the nervous system, sometimes resulting in paralysis.
•It attacks the nervous system and can lead to potentially fatal paralysis.
•First discovered in Zika forest in Uganda.
•Disease caused havoc in Latin American countries last year.
•Treatment: There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available to treat Zika. The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites and clearing stagnant water where mosquitoes breed.

Q-6 Consider the following statements Regarding Global Hunger Index

1-Index is released by Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
2-It ranks countries on a 10-point scale. Zero on the scale is the best score (no hunger), and 10 is the worst.
3-The GHI is calculated by taking into account Five indicator parameters
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 3
B- Only 2,3
C- Only 1
D-None of the Above

MCQ Source , The hindu Newspaper , 12th October 2018 page-7 Topic-1 in 5 Indian children says GHI
Ans-C

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What is Global Hunger Index (GHI)?
•The GHI is a multidimensional statistical tool used to describe the state of countries’ hunger situation.
•It is released annually by IFPRI since 2006.
•It ranks countries on a 100-point scale. Zero on the scale is the best score (no hunger), and 100 is the worst.
•It highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. Thus, GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.
•The GHI is calculated by taking into account four indicator parameters. They are :
1.Undernourished population (1/3rd weight),
2.Child wasting (1/6th weight),
3.Child stunting (1/6th weight) and
4.Infant mortality rate (1/3rd weight).

Q-7 Consider the following statements Regarding Latest Global Hunger Index
1-At least Two in five Indian children under the age of five are ‘wasted,’
2-The only country with a higher prevalence of child wasting is South Sudan
3-Child wasting is high across South Asia, constituting a “critical public health emergency”,
4-India has been ranked at 103 out of 119 countries in the Index

DESIRE IAS, [12.10.18 23:12]
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 , The hindu Newspaper , 12th October 2018 page-7 Topic-1 in 5 Indian children says GHI
Ans-B