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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 10th Feb 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 10th Feb. 2021.
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#1. Consider the following statements with respect to Lokpal:

1. The Lokpal has jurisdiction over the central government to inquire into allegations of corruption against its public functionaries and for matters connected to corruption.

2. Lokpal consists of a chairperson and a maximum of eight members.

3. Selection of chairperson and members of Lokpal is through a selection committee consisting of PM, Speaker of Lok Sabha, leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Chief Justice of India or a sitting Supreme Court judge nominated by CJI.

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

ANS: (D) None of the Above

Explanation:

  • The Lokpal has jurisdiction over the central government to inquire into allegations of corruption against its public functionaries and for matters connected to corruption.
  • Lokpal consists of a chairperson and a maximum of eight members, 50% of whom are judicial members, who are or have been Judges of the Supreme Court or Chief Justices of a High Court. The other half being non-judicial members are people of impeccable integrity and outstanding ability having special knowledge and expertise of not less than twenty-five years in matters relating to anti-corruption policy, public administration, vigilance, finance including insurance and banking, law and management.
  • 50% of the members of Lokpal shall be SC/ST/OBCs, minorities and women.
  • Selection of chairperson and members of Lokpal would be through a selection committee consisting of PM, Speaker of Lok Sabha, leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Chief Justice of India or a sitting Supreme Court judge nominated by CJI.

#2. Consider the following statement regarding South China Sea:

1. It is connected by Taiwan Strait with the East China Sea and by Luzon Strait with the Philippine Sea.

2. The Spratly Islands are claimed by China and the Philippines only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (A) 1 Only

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Explanation
  • The South China Sea is an arm of western Pacific Ocean in Southeast Asia. It is south of China, east & south of Vietnam, west of the Philippines and north of the island of Borneo.
    • It is connected by Taiwan Strait with the East China Sea and by Luzon Strait with the Philippine Sea. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
    • Bordering states & territories (clockwise from north): the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.
    • Strategic Importance: This sea holds tremendous strategic importance for its location as it is the connecting link between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean (Strait of Malacca).
  • Contesting Claims Over Islands:
    • The Paracel Islands are claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam.
    • The Spratly Islands are claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei and Philippines. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.
    • The Scarborough Shoal is claimed by Philippines, China and Taiwan.

#3. Salma Dam and Shatoot Dam are built by India as a part of the development cooperation with which county?

ANS: (A) Afghanistan

Explanation:

Shatoot dam is the second major dam being built by India in Afghanistan, after the India – Afghanistan Friendship Dam Salma Dam, which was inaugurated in June 2016.

#4. Consider the following statements:

1. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

2. The Cauvery river flows through the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

3. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is included in the UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (C) 1 and 3 only

Explanation
  • The draft notification of the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) which runs around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) has triggered protests in Wayanad (Kerala).
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kerala, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
    • Spread over 344.44 sq km, WWS is contiguous to the tiger reserves of Nagerhole and Bandipur of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu.
    • Kabini river (a tributary of Cauvery river) flows through the sanctuary. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.
  • Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve was the first from India to be included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (designated in 2012). Hence, statement 3 is correct.
  • Other wildlife parks within the Reserve are: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, Mukurthi National Park and Silent Valley.
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