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Current Affairs Quiz , 22 Aug 2019
- August 24, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) State rooftop solar attractiveness Index (SARAL), which evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development is designed by
a) Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change
b) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
c) Niti Aayog
d) World Bank
• It is designed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) with other partners.
2) NISHTHA, recently launched government program deals with
a) Teacher training
b) Mid-day meal
c) Police reforms
d) None of the above
• MHRD launched NISHTHA to build capacities of 42 Lakh government teachers across the country.
3) As per the latest passed bill, Citizenship in India is defined for people
a) who born on or after December 4, 2004 in India
b) whose both parents should be Indian citizens
c) whose one parent, an Indian citizen and other, not be an illegal migrant
d) All of the above
• Article 11 itself confers wide powers on Parliament by laying down that Parliament can go against the citizenship provisions of the Constitution.
• Presently, the law requires that for those born on or after December 4, 2004, in addition to the fact of their own birth, both parents should be Indian citizens or one parent must be Indian citizen and other should not be an illegal migrant.
4) Recently, fossils have been discovered from a village in Kutch area. What is the name of that village?
d) None of the above
• The fossils, consisting mostly of ribs, and parts of teeth and bones, were unearthed from Palasava village of Rapar taluk in Kutch, Gujarat.
• The hot arid desert of Kutch was once a humid sub-tropical forest with a variety of birds, freshwater fish and possibly giraffes and rhinos, a team of Indian and French researchers has said.
5) Which among the following are reports made on Western Ghats ecology?
a) Gadgil Committee report
b) Kasturirangan report
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) Neither (a) nor (b)
• Gadgil Commission, an environmental research commission is named after its chairman Madhav Gadgil. The commission is formally known as Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP). The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August 2011.
• Kasturirangan committee was constituted to examine the WGEEP report. The committee is often called HLWG – it denotes the 10 member high-level working group (HLWG), headed by Kasturirangan.