Daily Current Affair Quiz: 4th December 2019

1. Which of the following statements are true?

1. The Blue Flag Programme for beaches and marinas is run by the international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation FEE (the Foundation for Environmental Education).

2. India is a participatory in the programme.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Ans: c

Justification:

  • The MoEFCC has embarked upon a programme for ‘Blue Flag’ Certification for select beaches in the country.
  • The Blue Flag Programme for beaches and marinas is run by the international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation FEE (the Foundation for Environmental Education).

 

2. Keibul Lamjao National Park is located at

(a) Assam

(b) Manipur

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Himachal Pradesh

 

Ans: b

Justification:

  • Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world and is an integral part of Loktak Lake.
  • Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast. The lake is located at Moirang in Manipur.

 

3. Which of the following statements are true?

1. Malaria is mainly caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasites.

2. It is transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: c

Justification:

  • World Malaria Report 2019 was recently released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Malaria is mainly caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasites.
  • It is transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.
  • Malaria is transmitted by blood, so it can also be transmitted through an organ transplant, a transfusion and use of shared needles or syringes.
  • It is preventable and curable.

 

4. Which of the following statements are true?

1. The Registration of Political Parties is governed by the provisions of section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

2. EA party seeking registration under the said section with the Commission has to submit an application to the Commission within a period of 30 days following the date of its formation.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c)  Neither 1 nor 2

(d) Both 1 and 2

 

Ans: c

Justification:

  • The Registration of Political Parties is governed by the provisions of section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
  • A party seeking registration under the said section with the Commission has to submit an application to the Commission within a period of 30 days following the date of its formation.
  • The application must be in prescribed format with basic particulars about the party such as name, address, membership details of various units, names of office bearers etc.

 

5. Which of the following statement is true?

(a) The International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed the Gangetic dolphin as an critically endangered species in India.

(b) According to the WWF, the main threat to the Gangetic dolphin is fishing

(c) The Gangetic dolphin has been notified by the Uttar Pradesh government as the state aquatic animal.

(d) Gangetic dolphin is the national aquatic animal of India.

Answer: d

Justification:

  • According to data provided in Rajya Sabha by Ministry of Environment, At last count, the rivers of Assam and Uttar Pradesh respectively had 962 and 1,275 Gangetic dolphins (or Platanistagangetica).
  • The International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed the Gangetic dolphin as an endangered species in India.
  • According to the WWF, the main threat to the Gangetic dolphin is the creation of dams and irrigation projects.
  • In addition to the species being India’s national aquatic animal, the Gangetic dolphin has been notified by the Assam government as the state aquatic animal, too.
  • Silting and sand lifting from rivers in Assam has been stopped to maintain its population.
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