Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #18

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1. Consider the following statements with respect to Hornbill Festival:
1. It is a festival celebrated in the North Eastern state of Nagaland annually.
2. It is being organised by the Ministry of tribal affairs to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of the state.
3. All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are
correct?
a. 1 only
b. 1 and 3 only

c. 1, 2 and 3
d. None of the above

2. Consider the following statements:
1. Antibiotic resistance encompasses resistance to drugs that treat infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
2. Antimicrobial resistance is a broader term encompasses resistance to drugs that treat infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements with respect to Wildlife Institute of India (WII):
1. It is a statutory organization constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
2. It is headed by the Prime Minister.
3. It works under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are
correct?
a. 1 only
b. 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

4. Consider the following statements with respect to Mekedatu dam project
1. The dam is planned to be built across the river Cauvery.
2. The dam is planned to be built by the Karnataka Government.
3. This project has created a dispute between Karnataka and the Maharashtra Government.
Which of the statement(s) given above
is/are
incorrect?
a. 3 only
b. 1 and 2 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 2 and 3 only

5. Hodeidah port” is sometimes seen in the news recently, which is located in which of the following countries?
a. Oman
b. Yemen
c. Ukraine
d. Russia


Answers

1.b
To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of
Nagaland,
the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December.
Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof.
This festival usually takes place between the 1st and the 7th of December every year in Kohima.
All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival.
The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.

2. b
Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections.
Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans, become antibiotic resistant.
These bacteria may then infect humans and are harder to treat than non-resistant bacteria.
Antimicrobial resistance is a broader term, encompassing resistance to drugs to treat infections caused by other microbes as well, such as parasites (e.g. malaria), viruses (e.g. HIV) and fungi (e.g. Candida).

3. b
WII was established as an attached office in May, 1982 and has become an Autonomous Institute since 1986.
Its mandate is to build capacity through training, education and research in the field of wildlife conservation.
WII-society will be chaired by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change.
National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) is a ―Statutory Organization‖ constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
NBWL is chaired by India‘s Prime Minister and its vice chairman is Minister of Environment.

4. a
‗Mekedatu‘, literally ‗Goat‘s leap‘ in Kannada, is at the confluence of Cauvery and Arkavathi rivers.
It is being set up by the Karnataka government.
The dam is planned to be built across the river Cauvery.
A multi-purpose balancing reservoir project over Mekedatu, was aimed at solving the drinking water problems of Bengaluru and Ramnagar district.
The Tamil Nadu government has decided to move the Supreme Court against the approval given by the Central Water Commission (CWC) to build a project at Mekedatu, across the river Cauvery.

5. b
Hodeidah is a red sea port city located in Yemen held by the rebels.
Rebel held Hodeidah port is a key entry point for imports and vital for the flow of humanitarian aid.


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