Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #21

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1. Consider the following statements:
1. According to Indus Water treaty, India got the full rights for utilization of
waters of the three Eastern Rivers Ravi, Beas and Satluj.
2. Shahpurkandi Dam is planned to be built across the River Satluj.
3. Implementation of the Shahpurkandi Dam project would minimise wastage of water to Pakistan.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 3 only
b. 1 and 2 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 2 and 3 only
2. Seabed 2030” is sometimes seen in the news recently. It is a/an/the
a. International maritime Organisations (IMO‘s) project to completely eradicate Derelict Fishing Gears‘ in the sea bed by 2030.
b. World Maritime University‘s project to make Oceans plastics free by the year 2030.
c. UN-backed project to create a map of the entire ocean floor by 2030.
d. None of the above

3. Consider the following statements:
1. It was introduced by the saint-scholar and a social and religious reformer
Sankaradeva.
2. It is one among the eight classical dances of India.
3. It was introduced as a powerful medium for propagation of the Vaishnava faith.
Identify the classical dance that matches with the above description?
a. Bharatnatyam
b. Kathak
c. Odissi
d. Sattriya

4. Consider the following statements:
1. Union territories are governed under the administrative control of the
President of India.
2. Since, Puducherry is a Union territory with an assembly; the Lieutenant
Governor cannot nominate members for the assembly without consulting the ruling party.
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

5. Consider the following statements with respect to Global Nutrition Report 2018:
1. India is home to the highest number of stunted and wasted children in the
world.
2. Districts in North-eastern India have the highest number of stunted children.
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

Answers

1. c
Indus Waters Treaty was signed between India and Pakistan in 1960 for sharing of Indus waters.
According to the Treaty, India got the full rights for utilization of waters of the three Eastern Rivers namely Ravi, Beas and Satluj.
Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam Project, Punjab on river Ravi.
Implementation of this project would help minimising some of the water of the River Ravi which at present is going waste through the MadhopurHeadworks downstream to Pakistan.

2. c
The U.N.-backed project, called Seabed 2030, is urging countries and companies to pool data to create a map of the entire ocean floor by 2030. The map will be freely available to all.
The project, launched in 2017 is a collaboration between the Nippon Foundation and GEBCO, a non-profit association of experts, which is already involved in charting the ocean floor.

3. d
The Sattriya dance form was introduced in the 15th century A.D by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Mahapurusha Sankaradeva as a powerful medium for propagation of the Vaishnava faith.

4. a
Recently, the Supreme Court has upheld the induction of three BJP members as MLAs in the Assembly of the Union Territory of Puducherry by the Centre unilaterally without consulting the elected local Congress government.
The Court further noticed that Union Territories are not States and observed, ―These Union Territories, ordinarily, belong to the Union (i.e. the Central Government) and therefore they are called ‗Union Territories‘.
That is why
they are governed under the administrative control of the President of India.
Since Puducherry is a Union Territory, it is a “property” of the Union
government
and there is no need to consult the local government on
nominations.

5. a
India is home to the highest number of stunted (low height for age)
and
wasted (low weight for height) children in the world, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2018 released recently.
Districts in central and Northern India have the highest number of stunted children.


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