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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 03rd March 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 03rd March 2021.
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#1. Consider the following statements with respect to Himalayan serow:

1. It is a high­ altitude dweller usually found 2,000­-4,000 metres above sea level.

2. It is a goat-antelope.

3. It is classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ in the IUCN Red List.

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

ANS: (D) 1 and 2 only

Explanation:

  • Himalayan serow is a goat-antelope.
  • The Himalayan mammal is a high-altitude dweller usually found 2,000-4,000 metres above sea level.
  • It is classified as ‘Vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List.

#2. Which of these ports of Sri Lanka is the largest natural harbour in the country?

ANS: (C) The Port of Trincomalee

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#3. Consider the following statements with respect to Manas National Park:

1. It is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site.

2. It is located in Assam.

3. It is a tiger reserve as well as an elephant reserve.

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

ANS: (A) 1, 2 and 3

#4. Consider the following statements about Exercise Desert Flag-VI:

1. It is an annual multinational warfare exercise of the UAE.

2. Indian Air Force is participating in the exercise for the first time in 2021.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

ANS: (C) Both 1 and 2

Explanation
  • Ex Desert Flag is an annual multinational large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the UAE Air Force. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
    • Ex Desert Flag-VI is about a three week long exercise scheduled from 3rd – 27th March 2021 at Al-Dhafra air base, UAE.
    • For the first time, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in the Exercise Desert Flag-VI. Hence, statement 2 is correct.
  • The air forces of the UAE, India, United States of America, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain are participating in the exercise.
  • The IAF is participating with six Su-30 MKI, two C-17 Globemasters and one IL-78 tanker aircraft.
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