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Current Affairs Quiz , 17 Nov 2018

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1) Consider the following statements

I) The Central Statistical Organization comes under the aegis of Ministry of Finance
II) Its activities include compilation of National Accounts, Index of Industrial Production and Consumer Price Indices for Urban/Rural/ Combined

Choose the correct codes from below

a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I & II
d) Neither I nor II


Answer: b
• 26th Conference of Central and State Statistical Organization.
Conference of Central and State Statistical Organization:
• COCSSO is an annual conference which provides a platform for the Central and State statisticians to exchange views and discuss common issues relating to statistical activities.
• The theme of the 26th Conference: “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics”.
• A number of recommendations were made during the conference on the issues of ensuing and enhancing quality of data brought out by Central and State Governments.
• The Conference also came out with a series of recommendations for strengthening the statistical system of the country.
• Objectives of the Conference:
o To provide a platform for discussion on the statistical issues of common interest to the Central and the State Statistical Organisations;
o To provide an overall perspective to the development of statistical system and to make recommendations/suggestions on issues having bearing on the development of the statistical system;
o To solve the technical issues relating to statistics;
o To set up Working Groups on specific issues/tasks relating to official statistics;
o To provide guidelines in the collection of statistics and maintenance of statistical standards and quality, besides uniformity in statistical standards;
o To consider the Action Taken Report of the follow up action on the recommendations of the previous meetings(s) of COCSSO; and
o To review the role of the Statistical Advisers in the Central and States/UT Governments.


2) Consider the following statements

I) Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) had first evolved in the state of Karnataka
II) It involved absolutely no consumption of water and electricity
III) It is also characterized by zero use of hybrid seeds

Identify the correct option from below

a) Only I & II
b) Only II & III
c) Only I & III
d) I, II & III


Answer: c
• The farming scenario in Kerala is ideal for adapting Zero Budget Natural Farming.
• Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) is a set of farming methods, and also a grassroots peasant movement, which has spread to various states in India.
• It has attained wide success in southern India, especially the southern Indian state of Karnataka where it first evolved.
• Padmashree awardee Subhash Palekar is the man behind Zero Budget Natural Farming method.
• Karnataka was the first state in India to adopt Zero benefit Natural farming technique.
• Important benefits:
o Reduction in farmer’s investment, not their production.
o Protection of soil from degradation.
o Least possible water consumption of water and electricity with only one native co resources capable of implementing zero budget natural farming process up to 30 crores of land.
o Non-toxic production with least possible investment in extensive labour requirement.
o An increase of warmth and darkness in soil due to soil mulching.
o Zero use of hybrid seeds.


3) OSIRIS-Rex is an initiative of space organisation of which of the following countries?

a) Japan
b) Russia
c) USA
d) European Union


Answer: c
• NASA OSIRIS Rex begins asteroid operations.
• The OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission.
• Its mission is to study asteroid 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid.
• The material returned is expected to enable scientists to learn more about the formation and evolution of the Solar System.
• If successful, OSIRIS-REx will be the first U.S. spacecraft to return samples from an asteroid.
• It is the third planetary science mission selected in the New Frontiers program, after Juno and New Horizons.
• Mission objectives:
o Return and analyze a sample of Bennu’s surface.
o Map the asteroid
o Document the sample site.
o Measure the orbit deviation caused by non-gravitational forces (the Yarkovsky effect).
o Compare observations at the asteroid to ground-based observations.


4) Consider the following statements

I) Teen Murti memorial was instituted in the memory of the officers of the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade.
II) It was composed of cavalry regiments from the Indian states of Hyderabad, Mysore and Jodhpur

Choose the correct code from below

a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I & II
d) Neither I nor II


Answer: c
• Teen Murti memorial was instituted in the memory of the cavalry officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade.
• It was composed of cavalry regiments from the Indian states of Hyderabad, Mysore and Jodhpur, with detachments from Bhavnagar, Kashmir and Kathiawar who were martyred in the Great War of 1914-1919, in the Sinai, Palestine and Syria.
• The Armoured Corps, a successor and inheritor of the cavalry traditions has proven to be the spear of the Indian military might with its mighty T-72, Arjun and T-90 tanks.


5) Consider the following statements

I) Aadi Mahotsav is an initiative of the Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation
II) It comprises of display and sale of items of tribal art and craft, tribal medicine & healers, tribal cuisine and display of tribal folk performance

Choose the correct code from below

a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I & II
d) Neither I nor II


Answer: b
• Ministry of tribal affairs has organised Aadi Mahotsav
• The Mahotsav comprises of display and sale of items of tribal art and craft, tribal medicine & healers, tribal cuisine and display of tribal folk performance, in which tribal artisans, chefs, folk dancers/musicians from 23 States of the country.
• Theme of festival: A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Craft, Cuisine and Commerce.
• The Mahotsav features exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery and much more through 100 stalls.
• Over 200 tribal artisans and artists from different States creating a Mini-India are participating in the festival.


 

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