Daily Current Affairs Quiz 03-03-2020

1. Consider the following statements regarding the Himalayan Hindu Kush Region:

  1. 1.It is considered as the Third Pole after the North and South Poles due to significant implications for climate.
  2. 2.The region spans Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal only.
  3. 3.It contains vast cryospheric zones and is also the world’s largest store of snow and ice outside the polar region.
  4. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


2. With reference to the Inner Line Permit, which of the statements given below are correct?

  1. 1. It is a document required by non- natives to visit or stay in a state that is protected under the ILP system.
  2. 2.At present five North Eastern states are covered under ILP namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
  3. 3.ILP is only for the citizens of India and foreigners are not included in the laws of Inner line Permit.
  4. Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. In context to National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC), consider the following:

  1. 1.It is registered as a company not for profit.
  2. 2.It provides a number of skill development programmes to Persons with Disabilities.
  3. 3.It provides financial assistance to the Persons with Disabilities.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


4. Consider the following, with regard to mission Purvodaya:

  1. 1.It is launched to accelerated development of eastern India through the establishment of an integrated steel hub in Kolkata.
  2. 2.It focuses on states such as Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal
  3. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. Consider the following statements

  1. 1.SWATHI, Weapon Locating Radar (WLR), has been indigenously developed by DRDO,
  2. 2.In 2020, India bagged a deal to supply the SWATHI WLR radars to Israel.
  3. 3. SWATHI WLR has two roles to perform – locating the enemy artillery and adjusting the fire of our own Artillery.
  4. Which of the above statements is/ are correct?


6. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Eurasian otters’

  1. 1. Eurasian otters are herbivorous semi-aquatic mammals, native to Eurasia.
  2. 2. They are placed under Appendix II of the CITES, in which the trade of such species must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival.
  3. Which of the above statements is/are correct?


7. Recently, RalDer-X: an explosive detection device was seen in the news. It has been jointly developed by IISc Bangalore and


8. An initiative named “1000 Springs” recently in news is launched by:


9. Which of the following conventions is /are legally binding?

  1. 1.UN Convention to combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  2. 2.Convention on Biological Diversity
  3. 3.UN Framework convention on Climate Change
  4. 4.Kyoto Protocol
  5. Choose the correct statement using the code given below:


10. Consider the following statements regarding “2019 World Air Quality Report”:

  1. 1.The 2019 World Air Quality Report is released by IQAir and Greenpeace.
  2. 2.The ranking is based on a comparison of PM2.5 levels.
  3. 3.China emerged as the most polluted country for PM 2.5.
  4. Choose the correct statement using the code given below:


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