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28th Novermber 2018 Daily MCQ Based on Current Affair Answers

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28th Novermber 2018 Daily MCQ Based on Current Affair

 

Q-Consider the following statements

1-13th G-20 Summit hosted by Argentina.

2-The G-20 seeks to promote multi-faceted cooperation among the twenty largest economies of the world.

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, PIB News Analysis,Topic-PM’s Statement prior to attending the G-20 Summit

Ans-C

 

Q-Consider the following statements

1-Gabon is located in western Afirca.Gabon is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to the north, and the Republic of the Congo to the east and south.

2-Gabon has the 2nd largest reserves of Manganese in the world. 

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, PIB News Analysis,Topic-Foreign Minister of Gabon calls on Suresh Prabhu

Ans-A

Exp-

  • Gabon has the 6th largest reserves of Manganese in the world.
  • Gabon has the 6th largest reserves of Manganese in the world. It is one of the four countries in the world with high grade reserves along with South Africa, Australia and Brazil. It is the 4th largest producer, globally, of manganese ore with 11 % share in global production after South Africa (26%), China (17%) and Australia (15%). With large reserves yet to exploited, the Gabonese side is keen to develop this sector. Manganese Ore India Ltd (MOIL) team visited Gabon in July 2018 to explore possibilities of joint collaboration with Gabonese mining companies.
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  • Gabon is also making efforts to attract investment from India in construction of railway lines in key mining clusters in Gabon. A feasibility study was conducted by RITES for one of the proposed lines. Both India and Gabon have agreed to send business delegations to look at opportunities for trade and investments.

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements

1- Himachal Pradesh is the first state to launch pan-India single emergency number ‘112’ under Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) 

2-This event marks the beginning of commencement of a single number based 112 emergency services which will connect to Police, Fire, Health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre in the State

3-To ensure safety of women, a SHOUT feature has been introduced in ‘112 India’ mobile app to seek immediate assistance from registered volunteers in the vicinity apart from the immediate assistance from Emergency Response Centre.

4-The SHOUT feature is exclusively available to women.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 A- Only 2,3,4

B- Only 1 ,2,3

C- Only 1,2,4

D- Only 1,2,3,4

MCQ Source – 26th November 2018, PIB News Analysis,Topic-Emergency Response Centre

Ans-D

 

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements

Which of the following statements correctly define the Red Data List published by the International union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)?

1-It divides species into six categories.

2-Information on plants, fungi and animals which are classified as Least Concern are not included in the list.

3-Information on plants, fungi and animals that are categorized as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild are included in the list.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 A- Only 1,3  

B- Only 1

C- Only 3

D- Only 1,2,3

MCQ source- Sankar IAS Environment Book Topic-IUCN

Ans-C

Exp

  • First statement is not correct because more than six categories are included in IUCN Red List.
  • The plants, fungi and animals assessed for the IUCN Red List are the bearers of genetic diversity and the building blocks of ecosystems.
  • The main purpose is to catalogue and highlight those plants and animals that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable).
  • It also includes information on plants, fungi and animals that are categorized as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild; on taxa that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information (i.e., are Data Deficient); and on plants, fungi and animals that are either close to meeting the threatened thresholds or that would be threatened were it not for an ongoing taxon-specific conservation programme (i.e., are Near Threatened).
  • Plants, fungi and animals that have been evaluated to have a low risk of extinction are classified as Least Concern.

 

 

Q-Which of the following comes under the category of wetlands?

1-Swamps

2- Peatland

3- Rice Paddies

4- Mangroves

5- Coral Reefs

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A- Only 1,5

B- Only 1, 2, 3 ,4

C- Only 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5

D-  Only 1, 2, 3 ,5

MCQ source- Sankar IAS Environment Book Topic-Wetland

Ans-C

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements About  Minamata Treaty

1-Minamata Treaty is first international treaty that aims to reduce the emission and release of mercury into the air, water and land.

2-The convention lays conditions on mining of mercury.

3-The use of mercury in products like CFL,batteries, soaps, cosmetics and medical appliances must be phased out by 2030.

4-Treaty keeps exception for the products like vaccines’ preservatives and products related to religious faith.

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

MCQ source- Sankar IAS Environment Book Topic-international Orginsation 

Ans-C

Exp-

  • The use of mercury in products like CFL,batteries, soaps, cosmetics and medical appliances must be phased out by 2020

The clauses under the convention:

  • Controlling and reducing releases of mercury and mercury compounds.
  • Storage and disposal of mercury waste should be done in environmentally sound manner.
  • It proposes prohibition of use of mercury in products include batteries, compact fluorescent lamps, switches and relays, soaps and cosmetics, thermometers, and blood pressure devices by 2020.
  • Dental filling using mercury amalgams are to be phased down gradually.
  • Prohibits parties to allow mercury mining that was not being conducted prior to country’s entrance in the treaty.
  • Deals with treatment of contaminated sites Importance of public information in terms of education and health guidelines.
  • Cooperation between nations and exchange of information.

 

 

 

Q- Consider the following statements about Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS).

1-HysIS, the country’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced earth observation,

2- A hyperspectral imaging camera in space can provide welldefined images that can help identify objects on earth far more clearly than regular optical or remote sensing cameras

3-The technology will be an added advantage in watching over India from space across sectors including defence, agriculture, land use and mineral exploration.

4- The primary goal of HysIS is to study the Earth’s surface in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum

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

Ans-D

MCQ Source- 28th November The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-7 ISRO’s imaging satellite HysIS is all set for Thursday launch