Daily Current Affairs Quiz 08-05-2020

1. With respect to the Sundarbans, consider the following statements:

  1. 1.The Sundarbans mangrove forest is one of the largest forests in the world which lies across India and Bangladesh on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal.
  2. 2.It is home to one of the noted tiger reserves in India and also the only mangrove forest in the world inhabited by tigers.
  3. 3.The majority part of Sundarbans lies in India, while the rest of the parts lie in Bangladesh.
  4. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


2. In the context to the styrene, which of the statements given below are correct?

  1. 1.Styrene is a flammable gas that is used in the manufacturing of polystyrene plastics, fiberglass, rubber, and latex.
  2. 2.It is also found in vehicle exhaust, cigarette smoke, and in natural foods like fruits and vegetables.
  3. 3.Short-term exposure to the substance can result in respiratory problems, irritation in the eyes, irritation in the mucous membrane, and gastrointestinal issues.
  4. Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. 1.The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 makes it obligatory upon the user industries handling 179 types of chemicals and compounds to subscribe a special insurance policy to cover the liabilities likely to arise on account of any disaster.
  2. 2.The Act establishes an Environment Relief Fund (ERF), which is subscribed by all such user industries by an amount equal to the annual premium amount of such insurance policies.
  3. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


4. With reference to Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, consider the following:

  1. 1.It offers a sum insured of Rs.5 lakh per family for secondary care as well as tertiary care.
  2. 2.It is an entitlement-based scheme that targets the beneficiaries as identified by latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data.
  3. 3.The insurance cost is shared by the centre and the state mostly in the ratio of 60:40.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


5. Consider the following, with regard to ICUBE report:

  1. 1.It is an annual tracking study, which considered to be the currency for digital adoption in the country.
  2. 2.It is released by the Kantar insights and consulting company.
  3. 3.It shows about 84% of users access the Internet for entertainment purposes.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


6. In context to Plague, consider the following:

  1. 1.It is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis usually found in small mammals and their fleas
  2. 2.It is transmitted between animals and humans by the bite of infected fleas
  3. 3.The Antibiotic treatment is effective against plague bacteria.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


7. This lake is the largest inland saltwater lake in India. It has been designated as a wetland under the Ramsar convention. It was recently in the news owing to the death of migratory birds on a large scale due to a bacterial infection.

Which of the following lake is being described in the above passage?


8. The government has recently undertaken merger of banks as a major banking reform. In this context, which of the following could be the possible benefit/s of the bank mergers?

  1. 1.Improved risk management in the banking sector.
  2. 2.Increase in the creation of jobs.
  3. 3.Development of Niche Banking.
  4. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


9. Arctic Paradox is an oft-quoted term. It precisely refers to


10. Which of the following best defines Clean Coal Technology?


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