Daily Current Affairs MCQ - June 10, 2021


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QUESTION: 1

Consider the following statements:

1. Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has recently signed a MoU with the Administration of Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, to make it a clean, green and Carbon Neutral UT.

2. Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) is a 100% owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has signed a MoU with the Administration of Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, to make it a clean, green and Carbon Neutral UT.

  • Under the MoU, various clean energy and energy efficiency programmes will be implemented such as solar mini and micro grid solutions, energy efficient lighting, energy storage-based solutions, efficient cooking stoves and electric mobility solutions in the UT.
  • PM Modi, in his Independence Day speech of 2020, said that the Ladakh, Leh and Kargil region will be developed and declared to be a carbon neutral region, a first in the contry.
  • While the concept of carbon neutral villages have been considered in India in the past and some villages in Kerala and Manipur have adopted it, this will be the first large region to be carbon neutral.
  • Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) is a 100% owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under Ministry of Power.
  • Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.
QUESTION: 2

With reference to the National Scheme Sanctioning Committee (NSSC) of SBM-Grameen, consider the following statements:

1. It recently approved the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) of States and UTs.

2. It works under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:

The National Scheme Sanctioning Committee (NSSC) of SBM-G approved the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) of States and UTs. It allocated Rs. 40,700 crores under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) towards solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) arrangements support for over 2 Lakh Villages in 2021-22.

  • The National Scheme Sanctioning Committee (NSSC) of SBM-G works under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • It comprises representatives of Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, representative from State Governments apart sector experts.
  • The NSSC reviewed the plans of all States and UTs and provided them guidance to intensify implementation as sanitation and hygiene are of paramount importance in the pandemic times.
  • Hence both statements are correct.
QUESTION: 3

With reference to the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), consider the following statements:

1. It regulates in-country and inter-country adoptions.

2. The mandatory registration of CCIs and linking to CARA has been provided in Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:

The Supreme Court has directed the States/UTs to take stringent action against private individuals and NGOs who invite people to illegally adopt children orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic. It said that it was illegal to invite strangers to adopt children without the involvement of the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA).

Statement 1 is correct:

  • Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is the nodal body for adoption of Indian children. CARA primarily deals with adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children through its associated /recognised adoption agencies.
  • It regulates in-country and inter-country adoptions (in accordance with the provisions of The Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003).
  • Status:  It is an autonomous and a statutory body of the Union Women and Child Development Ministry.

Statement 2 is correct:

  • The mandatory registration of CCIs and linking to CARA has been provided in Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
  • It was set up in 1990.
  • In 2018, CARA has allowed individuals in a live-in relationship to adopt children from and within India.
  • HQ: New Delhi.
QUESTION: 4

Rengma tribe, often mentioned in news, is located in:

Solution:

The Rengma Nagas in Assam have written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding an autonomous district council amid a decision by the Central and the State governments to upgrade the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) into a territorial council by the name of Karbi-Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council (KAATC).

  • Rengma is a Naga tribe found in Nagaland and Assam states of India.
  • According to the 2011 Population Census of India, Rengma population stands at 62,951.
  • Ngada festival: The harvest festival of the Rengmas is called Ngada. It is an eight-day Ngada festival that marks the end of the agricultural season. Ngadah is celebrated just after the harvest, towards the end of November.
  • Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.
QUESTION: 5

Consider the following statements regarding Wetlands.

1. In India, Wetlands are regulated under the Environment(Protection) Rules, 1986.

2. Wetlands International is sub-branch of UN Environment, that works to sustain and restore wetlands and their resources for people and biodiversity.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Solution:

Wetlands are regulated under the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017. The 2010 version of the Rules provided for a Central Wetland Regulatory Authority; the 2017 Rules replace it with state-level bodies and created a National Wetland Committee, which functions in an advisory role.

Wetlands International is a global organisation that works to sustain and restore wetlands and their resources for people and biodiversity. It is an independent, not-for-profit, global organisation, supported by government and NGO membership from around the world.

QUESTION: 6

The initiative DARPAN, sometimes seen in news is related to

Solution:

NGO-DARPAN is a platform that provides space for interface between Non-Government organizations (NGOs)/ Voluntary Organizations (VOs) in the country and key Government Ministries / Departments / Government Bodies.

It started out as an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Office, to create and promote a healthy partnership between NGOs/VOs and the Government of India. Now it is an e-governance application offered by NITI Aayog to electronically maintain data and transparency regarding NGOs/VOs in the country.

QUESTION: 7

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), sometimes seen in news was signed between India and

Solution:

India and the United States signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA).

This agreement would facilitate exchange of geospatial information between India and United States for both military and civilian use.

BECA will allow India to use US expertise on geospatial intelligence and to enhance military accuracy of automated hardware systems and weapons like cruise, ballistic missiles and drones.

QUESTION: 8

Consider the following statements.

1. Urea forms more than two-third of the total nitrogenous fertilisers consumed in India.

2. More than 90% of the nitrogen from urea is utilised by plants and very less gets wasted due to leaching, volatilization and run off.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

Solution:

It may be noted that urea forms 82 per cent of the total nitrogenous fertilisers consumed in India and it has recorded exponential increase in consumption over the years.

Around 30-50 per cent of nitrogen from urea is utilised by plants and the rest gets wasted due to quick chemical transformation as a result of leaching, volatilization and run off, thereby low use efficiency.

QUESTION: 9

Consider the following statements regarding CAFE Regulations:

1. It was notified by the Union Ministry of Power (MoP) under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

2. The regulation is in accordance with the fuel consumption standards that aim to increase fuel efficiency of vehicles on the road by 35% by 2030.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:
  • The Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Regulations were first notified in 2017 by the Union Ministry of Power (MoP) under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
  • The regulation is in accordance with the fuel consumption standards of 2015 that aim to increase fuel efficiency of vehicles on the road by 35% by 2030. Hence, statement 2 is correct.
QUESTION: 10

With reference to ‘Army Aviation Corps’, consider the following statements:

1. The corps operates helicopters like Dhruv advanced light helicopter, Chetaks, Cheetal.

2. It supports the army’s deployment in low altitude areas only.

3. Women officers have always played an important part in front-line flying duties of the Army Aviation corps.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

Solution:
  • Army Aviation Corps was raised in November 1986.
  • It operates the Dhruv advanced light helicopter, Chetaks, Cheetahs and Cheetal helicopters. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
  • It carries out an important role in supporting the army’s deployment in high altitude areas, including the Siachen Glacier. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.
  • Two women officers have been selected to undergo helicopter pilot training for the first time in the Army Aviation Corps. They will join front-line flying duties on completion of their training in July 2022.
    • Till now, women officers were assigned only ground duties (not the front line flying duties) in the Army Aviation Corps. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.