DESIREIAS QUIZ

26th November Daily MCQ based on current affair ( Answers)

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26th november daily mcq based on current affair

 

Q-Consider the following statements about RTI Act

1-The office of Chief Justice of India and Governor are not covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
2-Private institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGO) receiving substantial grants from the government directly or indirectly have been brought within the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
3- National Political Parties Are Public Authorities Under RTI Act.

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

  • MCQ Source- 25th November PIB News Analysis Topic- Government Brought Most Public Authorities Under RTI Act
  • Additional Reference
    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/cji-governors-office-not-under-rti-act-government/articleshow/59879637.cms
  • https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/private-institutions-ngos-now-come-under-rti-act-information-commissioner/article6688274.ece
  • https://thewire.in/government/national-parties-public-authorities-rti-election-commission
  • https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/political-parties-under-rti-election-commission-contradicts-cic-directive/article24006404.ece

Ans-D

  • Exp- these above statements are latest judgement from Offical source ( govt of India) so please kindly note down these above 3 statements 
  • What are the Exemptions from Disclosure under the RTI Act?

organisations which are exempted under RTI Act :

  • Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Ministry of Finance
  • Central Economic Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Finance
  • Directorate of Enforcement, Ministry of Finance
  • Narcotics Control Bureau
  • Aviation Research Centre
  • Special Frontier Force
  • Border Security Force, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Central Reserve Police Force, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Central Industrial Security Force, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • National Security Guard, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Research & Analysis Wing of The Cabinet Secretariat
  • Assam Rifles, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Sashastra Seema Bal, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Special Protection Group
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence
  • Border Road Development Organisation
  • Financial Intelligence Unit, India
  • Directorate General Income Tax (Investigation)
  • National Technical Research Organisation
  • National Security Council Secretariat

These organisations are exempted under RTI Act, but cases related to corruption and Human Rights Violation are not exempted.

You cannot ask for someone’s personal information or something which is threat to national security.

If the release of the information causes a copyright infringement, the PIO can refuse the request for information. Furthermore, the exemption does not apply if the information requested is more than 20 years old. In such a case, it must be given to the applicant. However, information relating to security and economic interests with another country, breach of parliamentary privilege and Cabinet proceedings can be denied even if it is more than 20 years old.

 

Q-Consider the following statements about RTI Act

1- Recently GOI launched portal and an App, as a result of which, any citizen can file an RTI from his mobile phone, at any time of the day or night, and from anywhere.
2-The disposal time of the RTI application received in the Central Information Commission has been drastically reduced.
3-The pendency has also considerably reduced in comparison to what it was before 2014.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-Only 1,2
B- Only 2,3
C- None of the Above
D-All of the Above

MCQ Source- 25th November PIB News Analysis –Topic- Government Brought Most Public Authorities Under RTI Act

Ans-D

 

Q-RTI Act comes under which ministry

A-Ministry of broadcast and information
B-Department of Personnel and Training(DOP&T),
C-Ministry of science and technology
D- None of Above

MCQ Source- 25th November PIB News Analysis –Topic- Government Brought Most Public Authorities Under RTI Act

Ans-B

 

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements

1-Andaman and Nicobar Islands comprising only 0.25% of India’s geographical area, are home to more than 10% of the country’s fauna species.
2-Nicobarese and Shompen are mongoloid
3-Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinelese are negrito

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

MCQ Source-26th November 2018,The Hindu Newspaper, Page-18 Topic- Andaman & Nicobar Islands: home to a tenth of India’s fauna species

ans-D

Exp-

  • Andaman and Nicobar islands comprising only 0.25% of India’s geographical area, are home to more than 10% of the country’s fauna species.
  • Andaman and Nicobar islands are home to more than 10% of the fauna species in India.
  • The population of the islands, which includes six particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs) — Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa, Sentinelese, Nicobarese and Shompens 

Recently  Sentinel island in news 

  • North Sentinel is surrounded by coral reefs, and lacks natural harbours.
  • The entire island, other than the shore, is forested.
  • North Sentinel Island is inhabited by the Sentinelese.
  • The Indian government has declared the entire island and its surrounding waters extending 3 nautical miles (5.6 kilometres) from the island to be an exclusion zone

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin

1-Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin has been classified as a Critically Endangered
2-Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphins experience extremely high rates of calf and juvenile mortality due to anthropogenic disturbances such as environmental pollution, habitat deterioration and noise pollution.

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-26th November 2018,The Hindu Newspaper, Page-18 Topic- Andaman & Nicobar Islands: home to a tenth of India’s fauna species

Ans-B

Exp-

  • The Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin has been classified as Vulnerable in IUCN Red List
  • Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphins experience extremely high rates of calf and juvenile mortality due to anthropogenic disturbances such as environmental pollution, habitat deterioration and noise pollution
  • Studies have determined that the most limiting factor to habitat-usage is water depth, with a majority of specimens typically remaining in shallow waters not exceeding 20 meters in depth. As a result, the Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin’s offshore range is largely dependent on the coastlines’ specific physiographical characteristics
  • The species has been reported to inhabit a variety of different coastal habitats, including both soft-sediment (e.g. sand and sea grass) and hard-sediment (e.g. rock and coral) marine habitats as well as estuarine habitats (e.g. lagoons, bays, rivers, and mangrove channels). Preference and prominence of any given habitat type is highly dependent on the geographical location of any given Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin population

 

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding cyclone Titli?

1-The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for Africa and Asia, a 45-nation international organisation on disaster warning, has termed ‘Titli’, as ‘rarest cyclone’.
2-Titli cyclone is the rarest of rare in terms of its characteristics such as recurvature after landfall and retaining its destructive potential after landfall and recurvature away from the coastal areas for more than two days.

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-26th November 2018,The Hindu Newspaper, Page-6 topic RIMES terms Titli cyclone ‘rarest of rare’

Ans-C

Exp-

  • The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for Africa and Asia, a 45-nation international organisation on disaster warning, has termed ‘Titli’, the severe cyclonic storm that devastated Odisha in October, as ‘rarest cyclone’.
  • The UN-registered organisation said: “Considering the history of cyclone tracks, no synthetic track projection captures the Titli type of cyclones. The forecast information available lacks actionable early warning information such as no indication of occurrence of secondary hazards, including landslides far away from the coasts.”
  •  “More than 200 years of cyclone track history in the Odisha coast reveals that the Titli cyclone is the rarest of rare in terms of its characteristics such as recurvature after landfall and retaining its destructive potential after landfall and recurvature away from the coastal areas for more than two days,” says RIMES in its latest report.

 

 

Q-Consider the Following Statement regarding Global Sustainable Cities 2025 initiative?

1-It is an initiative of the United Nations.
2-In india, Only Noida has been selected to participate in its Global Sustainable Cities 2025 initiative.

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-25th November 2018 (analyzing some more newspaper news)
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/un-selects-noida-to-participate-in-global-sustainable-cities-2025-initiative/articleshow/66799311.cms

And-A

Exp

  • The Global Sustainable Cities 2025 initiative  has been started by the UN
  • The United Nations has selected Uttar Pradesh’s Noida and Greater Noida to participate in its Global Sustainable Cities 2025 initiative.

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements about Bhitarkanika National Park

1-It is a Ramsar site
2-The national park is home to endangered saltwater crocodile
3-It hosts a large number of mangrove species, and is the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India.

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

MCQ Source-26th November 2018,The Hindu Newspaper, Page-5 Topic- Bhitarkanika National Park

Ans-D

Exp-

  • Bhitarkanika National Park is the core area of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary located in the north-east region of Kendrapara district in the state of Odisha in eastern India.
  • It was designated as national park on 16 September 1998 and as a Ramsar site by UNESCO on 19 August 2002. 
  • Gahirmatha Beachand Marine Sanctuary lies to the east, and separates swamp region cover with canopy of mangroves from the Bay of Bengal.
  • The national park is home to Saltwater crocodile 
  •  It hosts a large number of mangrove species, and is the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India.
  • The national park and wildlife sanctuary is inundated by the rivers Brahmani, Baitarani, Dhamra, Pathsala

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements Amur falcons

1-Amur falcons are the longest travelling raptors in the world.
2-Doyang Lake(Manipur)famous as a roosting site for longest travelling raptors for Amur Falcons.

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-26th November 2018,The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-18 Topic- Amur falcon makes it to Somalia from Manipur

Ans-A

Exp-

  •  Amur falcons are the longest travelling raptors in the world.
  • The Doyand Lake in Nagaland is set to develop as an eco-tourism spot for bird-watchers. Amur falcons come to roost at Doyang Lake in Wokha district of Nagaland every year, during their flight from Mongolia to Africa.
  • The falcons travel almost 22,000km every year and come to Doyang every year in millions.
  • They spend nearly a month in Doyang on the bank of the water reservoir of the Doyang hydroelectric project.