Daily Current Affairs MCQ - June 28, 2021


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QUESTION: 1

Which of the following Union Territory (UT) recently reserved all jobs for the residents of the region?

Solution:

All jobs in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh have been reserved for the residents of the region, according to an order issued by Lieutenant-Governor R.K. Mathur.

  • No person shall be qualified for appointment to the service unless the person is a resident of the UT of Ladakh.
  • The new recruitment rules are mentioned in the Clause 11 of the Union Territory of Ladakh Employment (Subordinate) Service Recruitment Rules, 2021.
  • The move has met a long-pending demand of the people of Ladakh, after it was carved out as a UT on August 5, 2019.
  • The population of Ladakh, which comprises the districts of Leh and Kargil, is around 2.8 lakh as per the last census.
  • Last year, J&K introduced the domicile certificate as eligibility criteria for appointment to government services.

Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 2

Garudeshwar weir is being constructed on which of the following river?

Solution:

Sardar Sarovar Dam is providing irrigation water in summer for the first time in history.

  • The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam is a terminal dam built on the Narmada river at Kevadia in Gujarat’s Narmada district.
  • According to the 1979 award of the Narmada Water Dispute Tribunal, the power benefits from the project are to be shared in the following ratio: Madhya Pradesh at 57 per cent, Maharashtra at 27 per cent, and Gujarat at 16 per cent.

Garudeshwar Weir

  • Garudeshwar weir is being constructed on the river Narmada near the Statue of Unity.
  • The total height of the weir will be 31.75 metre.
  • It is located at Garudeshwar at a distance of 9 kilometre from Sadhu bet island and 12 kilometre downstream from Sardar Sarovar dam.
  • Garudeshwar weir will increase visual beauty of both – the Statue of Unity and the Valley of Flowers by creating a small reservoir or lake.
  • Hydro electricity will be produced through this weir.
  • The reservoir formed will also provide a navigation channel of 7 kilometre for ferry service from the Shreshtha Bharat Bhawan to the Statue of Unity.

Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 3

With reference to the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) System, consider the following statements:

1. An HVDC converter converts electric power from high voltage alternating current (AC) to high-voltage direct current (HVDC), or vice versa.

2. The state-of-the-art VSC Technology has been brought to India for the first time by POWERGRID through Pugalur-Thrissur HVDC system.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:

POWERGRID has fully commissioned India’s First Voltage Source Convertor (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) System.

  • It has commissioned Monopole-I of the 2000 Mega-Watt (MW), Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) Voltage Source Convertor (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) System.
  • This Project strengthens the power system of Southern Region of our Country.
  • Monopole-II of the project was inaugurated by PM Modi in February, 2021 and with the commissioning of Monopole-I, the project has attained its full capacity.
  • The Pugalur-Thrissur HVDC system, costing Rs. 5070 crore, is a part of the Raigarh-Pugalur-Thrissur 6000 MW HVDC system and enables transfer of 2000 MW to Kerala through the VSC HVDC station at Thrissur.

Voltage Source Convertor (VSC)

  • An HVDC converter converts electric power from high voltage alternating current (AC) to high-voltage direct current (HVDC), or vice versa.
  • Electronic converters for HVDC are divided into two main categories.
    1. Line-commutated converters (HVDC classic) are made with electronic switches that can only be turned on.
    2. Voltage-sourced converters are made with switching devices that can be turned both on and off. It uses transistors, usually the Insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT).
  • Benefits
    1. The VSC technology significantly reduces the land requirement compared to the conventional HVDC systems and is particularly suitable for areas, where land is scarce.
    2. It also facilitates development of smart grid and improves system resilience under various operating conditions.
  • The state-of-the-art VSC Technology has been brought to India for the first time by POWERGRID through this Project.

POWERGRID

  • POWERGRID, a public limited company under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, started its commercial operation in the year 1992-93 and is today, a Maharatna company, engaged in the business of power transmission.

Hence both statements are correct.

QUESTION: 4

With reference to the e-Content for Children with Disabilities, consider the following statements:

1. e-Content for CwDs should be developed based on the four principles namely: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.

2. It was prepared by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:

Union Education Minister released guidelines for the Development of e-Content for Children with Disabilities prepared by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

  • A comprehensive initiative, PM e-VIDYA was launched on 17th May 2020, with an aim to unify all efforts related to digital/online/on-air education.
  • The programme interalia envisages development of special e-content for the Divyang (Children with Disabilities-CwDs).
  • For the first time, an attempt was made to prepare guidelines for CwD also referred to as Children with Special Needs (CWSN) children so that the goal of inclusive education is fulfilled.

The salient highlights of the e- content guidelines in the report are:

  • e-Content for CwDs should be developed based on the four principles namely: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.
  • e-Content including text, tables, diagrams, visuals, audios, videos etc. should comply with accessibility standards: national standards (GIGW 2.0) and international standards (WCAG 2.1, E-Pub, DAISY etc).
  • Distribution platforms on which content is uploaded (e.g. DIKSHA) and Reading platforms/devices on which content is accessed and interacted (e.g. e-pathshala) must comply with technical standards
  • In a phased manner textbooks may be adapted into Accessible Digital Textbooks (ADTs).

Hence both statements are correct.

QUESTION: 5

Arun Jaitley recreation cum sports complexes, recently seen in news, is located in:

Solution:

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh asked the authorities to expedite the work on Arun Jaitley multiple complex, coming up in this border area of Hiranagar, Jammu.

  • It is going to be among the three or four largest Recreation cum Sports Complexes in the country, probably after Ahmedabad and Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
  • It is in memory of Late Arun Jaitley who was known to promote the youth talent
  • Funded by the Centre, the Foundation Stone of this project was laid soon after the first death anniversary of Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley

  • Arun Jaitley (1952 – 2019) was an Indian politician and attorney. He was a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India.
  • A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jaitley served as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Government of India from 2014 to 2019.
  • He oversaw the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax which brought the country under one GST regime, demonetisation, merger of Railway budget with general budget and introduction of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
  • He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, posthumously in 2020 in the field of Public Affairs.
  • On 12 September 2019, Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium was renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium as he was once the president of Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) and also the vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 6

Etherium and Tether, sometimes seen in news are

Solution:

Bitcoin is the first and biggest of decentralised cryptocurrencies, which are online payment systems that are increasingly becoming mainstream. Etherium, Tether, and Binance Coin are some of the many others that have emerged after Bitcoin. 

QUESTION: 7

Hallmarking in India is available for jewellery of which of the following metals?

1. Gold

2. Silver

3. Platinum

Select the correct answer code:

Solution:

Hallmarking in India is available for jewellery of only two metals—gold and silver.

QUESTION: 8

The government of India, in 2011 came up with Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ). The objectives of CRZ was to

1. Ensure livelihood security of fisher communities

2. Sustainably promote coastal development

3. Conserve the coastal environment

Select the correct answer code:

Solution:

The government of India, in 2011, came up with Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ). The objective of CRZ was three-fold — to ensure livelihood security of fisher communities, conserve the coastal environment, and sustainably promote development via understanding the risks and hazards. In 2019, CRZ was updated to develop and manage the coastal regions on scientific principles, considering the current global challenge of climate change and sea-level rise.

QUESTION: 9

Recently seen in the news, to which of the following classes does INS Tabar belong?

Solution:

Indian Naval Ship Tabar is the 3rd of the Talwar-class frigate of the Indian Navy.  Why in the News? INS Tabar that commenced her deployment on 13th June will visit a number of ports in Africa and Europe till the end of September. It will transit across the Red Sea, Suez Canal, Gulf of Aden, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea and Baltic Sea.

QUESTION: 10

Which of the following countries has launched the first bullet train in Tibet?

Solution:

China has operationalised its 1st fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet. It links the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh. This line is a section of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway. The rail line crosses the Brahmaputra river locally called Yarlung Zangbo 16 times.