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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 12th March 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 12th March 2021.
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#1. The joint lunar polar exploration (LUPEX) mission is a joint collaboration between India and which other country?

ANS: (A) Japan

Explanation:

  • India and Japan are working on a joint lunar polar exploration (LUPEX) mission.
  • The Lunar Polar Exploration mission is a robotic lunar mission concept by the Indian Space Research Organisation and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency that would send a lunar rover and lander to explore the South Pole region of the Moon in 2024.

#2. Which of the following pairs of temple and associated school of architecture is incorrectly matched?

ANS: (D) Meenakshi Temple, Madurai: Vijayanagara school

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Explanation:

  • Meenakshi temple in Madurai is based on the Nayaka school of architecture.

#3. Consider the following statements:

1. Mount Sinabung is an active volcano of Indonesia.

2. Sinabung and Semeru volcano are located in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (C) Both 1 and 2

Explanation
  • Mt. Sinabung (2,600-metre) is located in Karo regency, North Sumatra.
    • Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire.
    • The volcano was dormant for 400 years before exploding in 2010.
    • It exploded again in 2014 ,2016 and 2020.
  • Semeru is the highest volcano in Java and one of the most active.
    • It previously erupted in December, 2019.
    • Indonesia, with the maximum number of active volcanoes in the world, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific’s Ring of Fire. Hence, statements 1 and 2 are correct.
    • It is also known as “The Great Mountain”.

#4. With reference to Midday Meal Scheme, consider the following statements:

1. The scheme is under the Ministry of health and family welfare.

2. It provides cooked meals to children within the age of 6 years to 14 years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

ANS: (B) 2 only

Explanation
  • The Midday meal scheme is under the Ministry of Education (earlier Ministry of Human Resource Development) is a centrally sponsored scheme which was launched in 1995. Hence, statement 1 is not correct.
  • It is the world’s largest school meal programme aimed to attain the goal of universalization of primary education.
  • It provides cooked meals to every child within the age group of six years to fourteen years studying in classes I to VIII who enrolls and attends the school. Hence, statement 2 is correct.
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