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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 04th Feb 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 04th Feb. 2021.
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#1. Consider the following statements with respect to Lithium:

1. It finds its use in ceramics, glass, telecommunication and aerospace industries.

2. It is a “Prescribed substance” under the Atomic Energy Act.

3. It is a high energy additive to rocket propellants.

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

ANS: (D) None of the above

 

#2. “Orobanche” recently seen in news is:

ANS: (A) A parasitic weed that causes severe yield loss in mustard.

Explanation:

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  • Orobanche is a serious hidden parasitic weed in mustard causing severe yield loss to the extent of up to 50%.
  • There are no absolute control measures developed for it.
  • Also called broomrapes, they are aggressive root parasitic weeds which attack strategic food crops, such as legumes and vegetables, and threaten the livelihood of many nations.
  • Heavy Orobanche infestation does not only lead to a complete crop failure, but make field soils Orobanche-sick over a long period of time, preventing the reasonable production of legumes and vegetables in the infested fields for many years to come.

#3. Consider the following statements with respect to Gobardhan Scheme:

1. It was launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.

2. It is being implemented as part of the Swachch Bharat Mission (Gramin).

3. The scheme aims to support villages in effectively managing their cattle waste and help augment farmers’ incomes.

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

ANS: (C) 1, 2 and 3

Explanation:

  • The Gobardhan Scheme (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources – DHAN) was launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • It is being implemented as part of the Swachch Bharat Mission (Gramin).
  • The scheme is aimed at managing cattle and biodegradable waste and also help augment farmers’ incomes.
  • The GOBAR-DHAN scheme, with its focus on keeping villages clean, increasing the income of rural households, and generation of energy from cattle waste, is an important element of the ODF-plus strategy of the Swachch Bharat Mission.
  • The scheme aims to support villages in effectively managing their cattle and biodegradable waste.

#4. Consider the following statements about Myanmar:

1. The country shares borders with India, China, Bangladesh and Thailand.

2. Kaladan is a multi-modal transit transport project of Myanmar assisted by India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (C) Both 1 and 2

Explanation
  • Myanmar, also known as Burma, is in South East Asia and neighbours Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, China and India. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
    • The biggest city is Yangon (Rangoon) but the capital is Nay Pyi Taw.
  • India has cultivated several infrastructure and development projects with Myanmar, which it sees as the “gateway to the East” and ASEAN countries:
    • India assists infrastructure projects such as the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway and the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project.
      • The Kaladan project will link Kolkata to Sittwe in Myanmar and then from Myanmar’s Kaladan river to India’s north-east. Hence, statement 2 is correct.
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