The Hindu Current Affairs MCQs by Jatin Verma July 27th, 2019

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Question 1 With reference to Koovagam festival, consider the statements

  1. It is an annual festival of transgender.
  2. The festival takes place at the Koothandavar Temple dedicated to Aravan  in Karnataka.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 & 2
  4. None

Answer A

 

Only 1st statement is correct

 Koovagam is a village in the Ulundurpettai taluk in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its annual festival of transgender and transvestite individuals, which takes fifteen days in the Tamil month of Chitrai (April/May).

The festival takes place at the Koothandavar Temple dedicated to Aravan (Koothandavar). The participants marry the Lord Koothandavar, thus reenacting an ancient myth of Lord Vishnu/Krishna who married him after taking a form of a woman called Mohini. 

The next day, they mourn the god Koothandavar’s death through ritualistic dances and by breaking their bangles. 

An annual beauty pageant and several other competitions like singing contests are held.

Basic rights of transgender and transvestite individuals and health care are discussed in seminars too. People from different places attend this festival.

Question 2. Consider the following statements about ReCAAP.

  1. It is the first regional government-to-government agreement.
  2. It aims to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery. 

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only 
  3. Both 1 & 2
  4. None

Answer C

  • Both the statements are correct
  • The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.
  • The ReCAAP Agreement was launched in November 2006 with 14 Asian Contracting Parties including North, Southeast, and South Asian countries. It has 20 Contracting Parties today, including Europe (Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom), Australia, and the United States.
  • The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) was established in Singapore on November 29, 2006.

 

Question 3. ‘Prasnottara Ratna Malika’ is written by 

  1. Adi Shankaracharya 
  2. Vallabhacharya 
  3. Brahmagupt
  4. None of the above

Answer B

  • Option a is correct 
  •  Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said, India needs a cultural renaissance to spread the treasure of ancient knowledge.
  •  He said Prashnottara Ratnamalika written by Adi Shankaracharya have universal relevance irrespective of religion or community and they represent the ethical and moral perspectives underpinning the Indian world view.

 

Question 4. Sometimes seen in news ,Abujh Marias, reside in 

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Orissa
  4. Chhattisgarh

Answer D

  • Option d is correct
  • The Chhattisgarh government is processing habitat rights for Abujh Marias, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG).
  • Abujhmarh, where this tribe lives, is considered by the government to be one of the last remaining strongholds of Left-wing extremism. 
  • The dense forests of Abujmarh have long been isolated from the outside world, inhabited largely the indigenous people, and accessible only via forest pathways. 

 

Question 5. Consider the following about Torres Strait’

  1. It is a strait which lies between Australia and the Melanesian island of New Guinea.
  2. It links the Coral Sea to the east with the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria in the west.

Choose the correct option

  1. 1 only 
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1& 2
  4. None

Answer C

 

Question 6. Consider the following statements with reference to Nimabarka Sect

  1. It teaches the Vaishnava theology of Dvaitadvaita (dualistic non-dualism)
  2. They are ardent devotee of lord Shiva
  3. It is the oldest Shaivait sect in India

Which of the following satements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 2 only

Answer A

  • Only 1st statement is correct
  • It is one of the four Vaiṣṇava Sampradāyas
  • It was founded by Nimbarka (c.7th century CE), and teaches the Vaishnava theology of Dvaitadvaita  or “dualistic non-dualism.“
  • Dvaitadvaita states that humans are both different and non-different from Isvara, God or Supreme Being, and is also known as Bhedābheda (bheda-abheda) philosophy.  

 

Question 7. With reference to the Krishonnati Yojana, consider the following statements

  1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme.
  2. National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGP-A)  is one of its sub-scheme.

Which of the following satements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both are True
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer B

  • Only 2nd statement is correct

The ‘Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana’ was approved coterminous with the period of the Fourteenth Finance Commission from 2017-18 to 2019-20. ‘Green Revolution– Krishonnati Yojana’ is an Umbrella Scheme comprising both Central Sector as well as Centrally Sponsored Schemes/Missions. Subschemes under the Krishnonnati Yojana
(1) Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH);
(2) National Mission on Oil Seeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP);
(3) National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
(4) National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA);
(5) Sub-Mission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE);
(6) Sub-Mission on Seeds & Planting Material (SMSP);
(7) Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM);
(8) Sub-Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ);
(9) Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Census, Economics and Statistics;
(10) Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Cooperation;
(11) Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM);
(12) National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGP-A).

 

Question 8. Recently, Scientists have discovered Dracaena Cambodiana in the north-eastern region of India, it is a

  1. Tree Species
  2. Bat Species
  3. Human Specimen
  4. Whale Species

Answer A

  • A Tree Species

Why in news?

  • Researchers have discovered Dracaena cambodiana, a dragon tree species in the Dongka Sarpo area of West Karbi Anglong in Assam. 
  • It is an important medicinal plant as well as an ornamental tree. It is a major source of dragon’s blood, a precious traditional medicine in China. Several antifungal and antibacterial compounds, antioxidants, flavonoids, etc., have been extracted from various parts of the plant.
  • This is for the first time that a dragon tree species has been reported from India.

Question 9. Consider the following statements with reference to Kra Canal

  1. It aims to provide alternative to transit through Malacca Strait.
  2. It would connect Andman Sea to Gulf of Thailand.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both are True
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer C

  • Both the statements are correct
  • The establishment of a Kra Canal in Thailand may soon become a reality as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). 
  • The canal would permit ships to bypass the Malacca Strait, a crucial maritime chokepoint, amplifying the strategic significance of the project. 
  • This proposal for a canal that would connect the Gulf of Thailand with the Andaman Sea across the Kra Isthmus in southern Thailand. 

 

Question 10. With reference to India’s First Space Museum, consider the following statements

It is located in Bengaluru.

It is an initiative of ISRO which aims at spreading knowledge across a variety of fields and encourage young minds.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both are True

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer D

  • Both the statements are incorrect

Why in news?

  • Recently, Country’s first private Space Museum was opened to the public.
  • The museum, an initiative of the Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute (BACRI), aims at spreading knowledge across a variety of fields such as science and technology and to encourage young minds to explore new horizons.
  • It is located in Hyderabad.

 

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