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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 18th Dec. 2020

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#1. Rivers Icchamati and Hariabhanga are transboundary rivers flowing through India and which another country?

ANS: (A) Bangladesh

#2. Consider the following statements with respect to CMS-01 satellite:

1. Its applications range from telecommunication, disaster management support to satellite internet access.

2. Its coverage will include the Indian mainland and the Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.

Which of the given statement/s is/are INCORRECT?

ANS: (D) Neither 1 nor 2

#3. Consider the following statements with respect to Human Freedom Index:

1. It is a global ranking of personal, civil and economic freedom.

2. The index is published annually by the United Nations Development Programme.

3. The index takes into account 3 indicators to rank 162 countries.

Which of the given statement/s is/are INCORRECT?

ANS: (B)


  • Human Freedom Index is a global ranking of personal, civil and economic freedom.
  • The index is published by American think tank Cato Institute and Fraser Institute in Canada.
  • It takes into account 76 indicators of personal, civil, and economic freedoms to rank 162 countries.
  • The scoring is done on a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents more freedom.

#4. With reference to Parliamentary sessions, consider the following statements:

1. The power to convene a session of Parliament rests with the Government.

2. The Constitution provides for three fixed parliamentary sessions in a year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (A) 1 only

  • The summoning of Parliament is specified in Article 85 of the Constitution.
  • The power to convene a session of Parliament rests with the Government. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
    • The decision is taken by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs which is formalised by the President, in whose name MPs are summoned to meet for a session.
  • India does not have a fixed parliamentary calendar. By convention (i.e. not provided by the Constitution), Parliament meets for three sessions in a year. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.
    • The longest, Budget Session (1st session), starts towards the end of January, and concludes by the end of April or first week of May. The session has a recess so that Parliamentary Committees can discuss the budgetary proposals.
    • The second session is the three-week Monsoon Session, which usually begins in July and finishes in August.
    • Winter Session (3rd session), is held from November to December.

#5. Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and Forest Investment Program (FIP) are the initiatives by

ANS: (B) World Bank

Forest Investment Programme (FIP) was established by the World Bank in 2009 for supporting sustainable forest management and reforestation activities, in line with REDD objectives.

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a World Bank programme and consists of a Readiness Fund and a Carbon Fund. The FCPF was created to assist developing countries to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, enhance and conserve forest carbon stocks, and sustainably manage forests (REDD ).


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