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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 27th Feb 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 27th Feb. 2021.
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#1. Consider the following statements:

1. Sri Lankan Tamils are a minority population in the Northern Province and in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

2. Sri Lanka has been facing diplomatic challenges with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in connection with its civil war.

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

ANS: (B) 2 only

Explanation:

  • Sri Lankan Tamils constitute an overwhelming majority of the population in the Northern Province and are the largest ethnic group in the Eastern Province.
  • They are members of the Tamil ethnic group native to Sri Lanka.
  • They constitute a majority in the Northern Province, live in significant numbers in the Eastern Province and are in the minority throughout the rest of the country. 70% of Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka live in the Northern and Eastern provinces.
  • Sri Lanka has been facing diplomatic challenges with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in connection with its civil war.

#2. Consider the following statements:

1. Index of Eight Core Industries is prepared and released by the Office of the Economic Adviser (OEA), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

2. Index of Eight Core Industries is released quarterly.

3. Crude oil has the highest weight among the core industries included in arriving at the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

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

ANS: (A) 1 only

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Explanation:

  • Index of Eight Core Industries is prepared and released by the Office of the Economic Adviser (OEA), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • Index of Eight Core Industries is released every month. The index is calculated by using the Laspeyres formula of weighted arithmetic mean of quantity relatives.
  • The core sectors of the Indian economy are coal, crude oil, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, natural gas, electricity and cement.
  • Refinery products category has the highest weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

#3. With reference to the Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021, consider the following statements:

1. It is an initiative by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).

2. It aims to provide a platform to rural women to showcase their skills and products.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (C) Both 1 and 2

Explanation
  • Recently, the Union Minister for Rural Development inaugurated Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 at Noida Haat.
  • It is a programme to transform rural India in general and the lives of rural women in particular.
  • It is an initiative by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) organised by the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART). Hence, statement 1 is correct.
  • It aims to bring the rural women Self Help Groups (SHGs) under one platform so that they can showcase their skills, sell their products, and help them build linkages with bulk buyers.
    • Through participation in SARAS Aajeevika Mela, these rural SHG women will get vital national level exposure to understand the demand and taste of urban customers. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

#4. Consider the following statements:

1. Chilika Lake was designated the first Indian wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

2. Chilika Lake is the largest salt-water lagoon of Asia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (C) Both 1 and 2

Explanation
  • Migratory birds in and around Chilika lake and Bhitarkanika National Park have started leaving earlier (in February) than other years, as temperatures in Odisha (in and around Chilika lake) began to soar.
  • Every year in winter, migratory birds arrive at the water bodies around Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest salt-water lagoon and Bhitarkanika, the second-largest mangrove forest in India (the largest being the Sunderbans, West Bengal). Hence, statement 2 is correct.
  • In 1981, Chilika Lake was designated the first Indian wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
    • Major attraction at Chilika is Irrawaddy dolphins which are often spotted off Satapada Island.
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