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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 06th March 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 06th March 2021.
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#1. Consider the following statements with respect to Red Sanders:

1. The tree is endemic to South India.

2. It is used in Ayurveda and Siddha medicine.

3. It is classified as endangered in IUCN Red List.

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

ANS: (A) 1 and 2 only

Explanation:

  • Pterocarpus santalinus or Red Sanders is a tree endemic to South India.
  • They are found in the Tropical Dry Deciduous forest of the Palakonda and Seshachalam hill ranges of Andhra Pradesh and also found in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
  • It is used for various purposes such as immunity medicine; it is used in Ayurveda and Siddha medicine.
  • While red sanders was classified as endangered in 1997, IUCN reclassified red sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) as ‘near threatened’ from the earlier ‘endangered’ in 2018.

#2. Consider the following statements with respect to Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet technology:

1. The missiles which use such a system are also able to carry larger payloads.

2. It includes a thrust modulated ducted rocket with a reduced smoke nozzle-less missile booster.

3. This system drastically enhances the range and speed of missiles.

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

ANS: (C) 1, 2 and 3

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Explanation:

  • Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology is a missile propulsion technology.
  • It includes a thrust modulated ducted rocket with a reduced smoke nozzle-less missile booster.
  • The missiles which use such a system are also able to carry a larger payload due to the absence of an oxidiser.
  • The system utilises a solid fuelled air-breathing ramjet engine.
  • This kind of propulsion system drastically enhances the range with a higher average speed.

#3. Which of the following countries is/are not a part of OPEC?

1. Oman

2. Bahrain

3. Kuwait

4. Iran

5. Kazakhstan

Choose the correct option:

ANS: (A) 1, 2 and 5 only

Explanation:

  • Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela are the founding members of OPEC.
  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies as a grouping are known as OPEC .
  • OPEC comprises Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Russia, South Sudan and Sudan.

#4. With reference to the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, consider the following statements:

1. It is located at the border of Delhi and Haryana.

2. The sanctuary is a part of Aravalli ranges.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (C) Both 1 and 2

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#5. With reference to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, consider the following statements:

1. The number of Indian universities/institutes in the top 100 subject rankings has increased.

2. No private institution from India has entered in the global top-100.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (A) 1 only

Explanation
  • 25 programmes offered by higher education institutions in India ranked among the top 100 in the world in their respective subject categories, according to the latest edition (11th) of the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • The 2021 QS’s global university performance comparison offered independent data on the performance of 253 programs at 52 Indian higher education institutions, across 51 academic disciplines.
  • The number of Indian universities/institutes in the top 100 subject rankings has increased from 8 to 12 this year. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
    • 12 Indian institutions that have made it to the top 100 of the world – IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IISC Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, JNU, Anna University, University of Delhi and OP Jindal University.
    • IIT-Bombay has cornered more top 100 positions than any other Indian institution.
  • The government-run Institutions of Eminence (IoE) remains significantly better-represented in the rankings than the private ones.
    • OP Jindal Global University has entered the global top-100 for law (76th). This is the only top-100 result achieved by a private IoE. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.
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