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Current Affairs Quiz Today – 23rd March 2021

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Current affairs quiz today – 23rd March 2021.
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#1. Consider the following statements:

1. The Ken and Betwa rivers are the tributaries of river Yamuna.

2. The Ken Betwa Link Project aims to transfer surplus water from Betwa river in UP to Ken river in MP.

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

ANS: (B) 2 only

Explanation
  • Ken and Betwa rivers originate in MP and are the tributaries of Yamuna. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
    • Ken meets with Yamuna in Banda district of UP and with Betwa in Hamirpur district of UP.
  • Recently, the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh signed a memorandum of agreement to implement the Ken Betwa Link Project (KBLP), the first project of the National Perspective Plan for interlinking of rivers.
    • The Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) is the river interlinking project that aims to transfer surplus water from the Ken river in MP to Betwa in UP to irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.
    • The project involves building a 77-metre tall and a 2-km wide Dhaudhan dam and a 230-km canal.

#2. Consider the following statements with respect to Gandhi Peace Prize:

1. It is an annual award given to individuals only, regardless of nationality, race, language, caste, creed or sex.

2. The jury for Gandhi Peace Prize comprises of the Prime Minister of India, the chief justice of India and leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha.

3. The Award is given for Social, Economic and Political transformation through Non-violence.

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

ANS: (C) 2 and 3 only

Explanation:

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  • The Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award instituted by the Government of India since 1995, the 125th Birth Anniversary commemoration year of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The Award is given for Social, Economic and Political transformation through Non-violence.
  • This annual award will be given to individuals, associations, institutions or organizations who have worked selflessly for peace, non-violence and amelioration of human sufferings particularly for the less-privileged sections of society contributing towards social justice and harmony.
  • The award is open to all persons regardless of nationality, race, language, caste, creed or sex.

#3. Consider the following statements with respect to Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991:

1. The Act freezes the status of places of worship as it was on January 01, 1991.

2. The Act does not apply to Ram Janma Bhumi-Babri Masjid situated in Ayodhya in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

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

ANS: (B) 2 only

Explanation:

  • The law was passed in 1991 by the P V Narasimha Rao-led government, the law seeks to maintain the “religious character” of places of worship as it was in 1947.
  • The Act freezes the status of places of worship as it was on August 15, 1947.
  • Nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the place or place of worship commonly known as Ram Janma Bhumi-Babri Masjid situated in Ayodhya in the State of Uttar Pradesh and to any suit, appeal or other proceeding relating to the said place or place of worship.

#4. Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is a permanent organ of which of the following groupings?

ANS: (D) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

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