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Weekly Current Affairs: Quizzes, 24 to 29 July, 2023
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Q.1 With reference to the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
How many of the above statement/s is/are correct?
The Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) was formally launched in 2000 at Vientiane, Lao PDR, with the aim of establishing stronger ties between the people living in the regions surrounding the Mekong and Ganga rivers, both of which are civilizational rivers and hold significant cultural and historical importance. Thus, statement 1 is correct.
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Q.2 With reference to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), consider the following statements:
Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?
Recent reports indicate that CCHF is spreading northward and westward in Europe, leading to fatalities in several countries. India has also reported cases of CCHF, with the state of Gujarat being significantly affected.
About Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)
Transmission and Hosts:
Symptoms and Management:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised concerns about the spread of this infection, which is endemic to several regions, including Africa, the Balkan countries, the Middle East, and parts of Asia.
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Q.3 With reference to the Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes (MISHTI) scheme recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
The Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes (MISHTI) scheme is a government-led initiative aimed at increasing the mangrove cover along the coastline and on salt pan lands. The MISHTI scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
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Q.4 Which of the following are features of roads built from steel slag road technology?
Select the correct code from the options given below:
Steel slag road technology refers to the approach of using processed steel slag, an industrial waste material generated during steel production, as an alternative to traditional natural aggregates in road construction. It involves converting the molten flux material from steel furnaces into stable steel slag aggregates with improved material properties suitable for road construction.
Advantages of Steel slag road technology
The steel slag road surface experiences a minor increase in temperature (around 1-2 degrees Celsius) during mid-afternoon compared to regular roads. However, this temperature variation does not adversely affect the road's performance. The utilization of bitumen layers in the upper surface helps mitigate potential issues.Thus, statement 4 is not correct.
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Q.5 With reference to the DTP Vaccine recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
How many of the above statement/s is/are NOT correct?
The DPT vaccine is a trivalent combination of immunizations safeguarding against three distinct diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).
DPT is one of the 12 vaccine-preventable diseases that are covered by India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), which provides free vaccinations.
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Q.6 Consider the following pairs:
How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?
Short Duration Discussion
Rule 184- Discussion on matters of public interest.
No Confidence Motion
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Q.7 With reference to the Export Preparedness Index recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
The third edition of the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022 was released by NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the Institute for Competitiveness. Thus, statement 1 is not correct.
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Q.8 Consider the following statements:
Statement-I: Sriharikota was chosen as an ideal site for satellite launches due to several advantageous factors.
Statement-II: Sriharikota's proximity to the equator allows for easier access to polar satellites to cover a wider range of regions and provide better global coverage.
Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?
EXPLANATION: Sriharikota, located on the eastern coast of India, was selected as an ideal site for satellite launches due to several advantageous factors. Thus, Statement-I is correct.
Proximity to the Equator:
Stable Geographical Platform:
Strategic Location Near the Sea:
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Q.9 Which country became the first non-founding member to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)?
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP11 or TPP-11, is a trade agreement among 11 countries, namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
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Q.10 Consider the following pairs:
Cave sites States
How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?
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Q.11 ‘Bacteriophages ' best refers to which one of the following statements?
Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses that infect only bacterial cells. They are abundant and diverse in size and structure.
Clinical Uses of Phages:
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Q.12 Which one of the following species, originally introduced as an ornamental plant, now grows in swamps and is invading the foraging grounds of elephants and gaurs, threatening their habitat?
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