Daily Current Affairs Quiz 14-08-2019

1. Consider the following statements about Tardigrades:

  • These are prevalent in mosses and lichens and feed on plant cells, algae, and small invertebrates.
  • They are also known as water bears or moss piglets.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


2. Consider the following statements about Kajin Sara Lake:

  • This lake is the world’s highest lake in Bhutan.
  • The lake would be the world’s highest lake if its altitude of 5000-plus meters.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


3. Consider the following statements regarding World Adivasi Day:

  • The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year.
  • It was first pronounced by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994.
  • In India, the indigenous people are recognized constitutionally as scheduled tribes under Article 342.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


4. With reference to International Atomic Energy Agency, consider the following statements:

  • It is the world’s central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field.
  • It was established as an autonomous organization in 1957.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. The Composite Water Management Index is released by,


6. Which statement describes the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) of NASA?


7. Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary is located in


8. Consider the following statements:

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is the first regulatory body set up by the Government of India.
  • One of the tasks of PNGRB is to, ensure competitive markets for gas.
  • Appeals against the decisions of PNGRB go before the Appellate Tribunals for Electricity.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


9. Which of the following statements is / are correct regarding the Maternity Benefit ‘ (Amendment) Act, 2017?

  • Pregnant women are entitled for three months pre-delivery and three months post-delivery paid leave.
  • Enterprises with creches must allow the mother minimum six creche visits daily.
  • Women with two children get reduced entitlements.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.


10. Which one of the following is not a sub-index of the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’?


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