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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)

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Explanation:

  • 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

Explanation
  • 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.

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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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