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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 9th Dec. 2020

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#1. Consider the following statements with respect to Dibru-Saikhowa National Park:

1. It is situated in the south bank of the river Brahmaputra.

2. It is bound by Dibru River in the south.

3. The Park is renowned for the natural regeneration of Salix trees.

4. It is a designated biosphere reserve.

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

#2. Which of these airports was tagged the “World’s emptiest airport”?

#3. Consider the following pairs:

1. Burevi – Iran

2. Gati – India

3. Amphan – Bangladesh

4. Nivar – Maldives

Which of these are correctly matched?

Explanation:

Cyclone Burevi was named by the Maldives, Gati by India, Amphan by Thailand and Nivar by Iran.

#4. Country of Particular Concern (CPC)’ designation by US is related to

Explanation
  • ‘Country of Particular Concern (CPC)’designation is the recommendation by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) when it comes to violation of international religious freedom. Hence, option B is correct.
  • It is followed by Special Watch List Countries for severe violations.
  • This is in line with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 which was passed to promote religious freedom as a foreign policy of the United States.
  • Nations on the CPC list for engaging in or tolerating systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom are Pakistan, China, Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
  • The State Department did not accept the USCIRF recommendation that India, Russia, Syria and Vietnam be also designated as CPCs.

#5. Consider the following statements:

1. This mountain is known as Mount Qomolangma in China.

2. It lies at the border of Nepal and Tibet.

3. It was first scaled in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary.

The above statements represent which of the following mountain peaks?

ANS: Mount Everest

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Explanation
  • Mount Everestis also known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Mount Qomolangma in China.
  • The mountain lies on the border between Nepal and Tibetand the summit can be accessed from both sides.
  • It gets its English name from Sir George Everest, a colonial-era geographer who served as the Surveyor General of India in the mid-19th
  • It was first scaled in 1953 by the Indian-Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealander Edmund Hillary.
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