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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 02nd March 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 02nd March 2021.
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#1. Consider the following statements with respect to the Aravalli Hills:

1. It is a fold mountain.

2. The mountain range spans across Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.

3. Dhosi Hill, an extinct volcano, is a part of the Aravalli range.

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

ANS: (D) 1, 2 and 3

Explanation:

  • The Aravalli Range, an eroded stub of ancient mountains, is the oldest range of fold mountains.
  • The mountain range spans across Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.
  • Dhosi Hill, an extinct volcano, is a part of the Aravalli range.

#2. Consider the following statements with respect to Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA):

1. It is a central sector scheme.

2. It aims to provide strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions.

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

ANS: (C) Both 1 and 2

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Explanation:

  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme launched in 2013.
  • It aims to provide strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions.
  • The central funding (in the ratio of 60:40 for general category states, 90:10 for special category states and 100% for union territories) is based on norms and is outcome dependent.
  • Funds flow from the central ministry through the state governments/union territories to the State Higher Education Councils before reaching the identified institutions.
  • It is a scheme under the Ministry of Education (formerly HRD).

#3. Consider the following statements with respect to Janaushadhi centres:

1. These centres are run by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

2. At these centres, generic medicines are sold at 50% to 90% lesser prices as compared to the market prices of branded medicines.

3. The centres are run as a part of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).

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

ANS: (A) 1 only

Explanation:

  • Janaushadhi centres are run as part of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).
  • These centres are run by the Bureau of Pharma PSUs in India (BPPI).
  • In these centres, generic medicines are sold at 50% to 90% lesser prices as compared to the market prices of branded medicines.

#4. Which of the following are correct about the satellites of PSLV-C51?

1. Amazonia 1 has been placed in a geo-synchronous polar orbit.

2. UNITYsat satellites have been deployed to provide radio relay services.

3. SDSAT is a nano satellite.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

ANS: (B) 2 and 3 only

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Explanation
  • Recently, the 53rd flight of PSLV-C51 marked the first dedicated mission for New Space India Ltd (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • Amazonia 1 belongs to the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), was injected into its precise orbit of 758 km in a sun-synchronous polar orbit successfully. Hence, statement 1 is not correct.
  • UNITYsat satellites have been deployed to provide radio relay services. Hence, statement 2 is correct.
  • Satish Dhawan Satellite (SDSAT) is a nano satellite intended to study the radiation levels/space weather and demonstrate long range communication technologies. Hence, statement 3 is correct.
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