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14th December 2018 : Daily MCQ for UPSC (Answers)

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Daily MCQ for UPSC

14th December 2018

Q-Consider the following statements Regarding  Chilika Lake

1-Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal

2-It is world largest salt-water lagoon and is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a sandy ridge.

3-Chilka Lake is designated as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A- Only 1,3

B- Only 1,2

C- Only 2,3

D- All of the Above

MCQ Source-The Hindu Newspaper , 14th December 2018-Page-6 Topic-Migratory birds at Chilika face flu threat

Ans-A

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  • Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal
  • It is Asia’s largest salt-water lagoon and is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a sandy ridge.
  • It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. These birds travel great distances; migratory birds probably follow much longer routes than the straight lines, possibly up to 12,000 km, to reach Chilika Lake.
  • Chilka Lake is designated as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.
  • The Irrawaddy dolphin has been found in Chilika lake. It is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin found in discontinuous subpopulations near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia.
  • Irrawaddy dolphins are classified as ‘Vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

 

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements Regarding  Irrawaddy dolphin

1-The Irrawaddy dolphin has been found in Chilika lake.

2-It is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin found in discontinuous subpopulations near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia.

3-Irrawaddy dolphins are classified as ‘Vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A- Only 1,3

B- Only 1,2

C- Only 2,3

D- All of the Above

MCQ Source-The Hindu Newspaper , 14th December 2018,Page-6 Topic-Migratory birds at Chilika face flu threat

Ans-D

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements Regarding  Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO)

1-FAO is specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

2-Its parent organization is UN Economic and Social Council (UNESC). It is neutral forum serving both developed and developing countries where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.

3-It was established in 1945 and its headquarters are in Paris.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A- Only 1,3

B- Only 1,2

C- Only 2,3

D- All of the Above

MCQ Source-The Hindu Newspaper , 14th December 2018-Topic-Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) (Page-6)

Ans-B

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  • FAO is specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Its parent organization is UN Economic and Social Council (UNESC).
  • It is neutral forum serving both developed and developing countries where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.
  • It was established on 16 October 1945 and its headquarters are in Rome, Italy. Its motto is “Let there be bread”.
  • It has 194 member states, along with the European Union (member organization).
  • FAO meet the demands posed by major global trends in agricultural development and challenges faced by member nations.
  • It helps countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all.

 

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements Regarding  Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA)

1-IRDA is an apex statutory body  that regulates and develops the insurance industry in India.

2-It was constituted as per provisions of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999.

3-It is headquartered in New Delhi

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A- Only 1,3

B- Only 1,2

C- Only 2,3

D- All of the Above

MCQ Source-The Hindu Newspaper , 14th December 2018-Page-13 Topic- IRDAI may allow policy revival even after five years (GS-3,GS-2)

 

Ans-B

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IRDA is an apex statutory body  that regulates and develops the insurance industry in India.

It was constituted as per provisions of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999.

It is headquartered in Hyderabad. Telangana.

Functions of IRDA: It protects rights of insurance policy holders, provide registration certification to life insurance companies and renew, modify, cancel or suspend this registration certificate as and when appropriate. It also promotes efficiency in conduct of insurance business, promotes and regulates professional organisations connected with insurance and reinsurance business. It also regulate investment of funds by insurance companies, adjudicates disputes between insurers and intermediaries or insurance intermediaries.