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11th Feb Current Affairs MCQs-The Prayas India

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Current Affairs MCQs:

Q 1. Consider the following statements about Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).
1. It is for capacity augmentation of navigation on Sadiya-Dhubri stretch of Brahmaputra River.
2. It is implemented with the technical assistance and investment support of the World Bank.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both
d) None
Solution: b)
The Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) on NW-1 (Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system) is being implemented by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) with the financial and technical support of the World Bank.
The Project entails development of fairway with 3 meters depth between Varanasi and Haldia (Phase-I) covering a
distance of 1380 km. The NW-1 passes through West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and serves major cities and their industrial hinterlands.

Q 2. For the first time in 13 years, the nomadic natives of Banni grassland, left their villages due to scarcity of water.
The above statement refers to which tribe.
a) Bharwad
b) Gaderia
c) Kuruba
d) Maldhari
Solution: d)


Situated near the Great Rann of Kutch, Banni, the largest grassland of Asia, spread over 2,717 sq.km, is in the grip of a severe drought as winter sets in. While the area is known for its scarce rainfall and semi-drought conditions, it is for the first time in 13 years that the Maldharis, the nomadic natives of Banni, are leaving their villages in droves as water gets scarce.

Q 3. Consider the following statements about Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.
1. It is the ‘Central Transmission Utility (CTU)’ of the country under Ministry of Power.
2. POWERGRID has completed the NKN (National Knowledge Network) project of Government of India.
3. It is one of the implementing agencies for BharatNet project.
4. It has an active role in formation of SAARC grid.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1, 3, 4
b) 1, 2, 3
c) 2, 3, 4
d) 1, 2, 3, 4
Solution: d)
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID, the ‘Central Transmission Utility (CTU)’ of the country and a ‘Navratna’ Company operating under Ministry of Power, is engaged in power transmission business with the
responsibility for planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS).

Q 4.Consider the following statements about Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM)
1. It is the annual theatre festival established in 2010 and organized by the National School of Drama (NSD).
2. It is a national festival showcasing the work of the most creative theatre workers in India and does not host
theatre groups from other countries.
3. It is largest theatre festival of Asia.
4. The 2019 festival pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1, 2
b) 3, 4
c) 1, 2, 3
d) 2, 3, 4
Solution: b)
Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM), the annual theatre festival is organized by the National School of Drama (NSD), was established two decades ago to stimulate the growth and development of theatre across India. Originally a national festival showcasing the work of the most creative theatre workers in India, BRM has evolved to international scope, hosting theatre groups from around the world, and is now the largest theatre festival of Asia.
The 20th edition of BRM: This year, the festival pays a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘Father of the Nation’, on his 150th birth anniversary and will stage plays depicting the Gandhian philosophy and the dilemmas Bapu had as a person. The 20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav also hold parallel festival in other cities including Dibrugarh (Assam),
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Mysore (Karnataka), and Rajkot (Gujarat).

Q 5. The Project “Millet Village” intended for rejuvenating the traditional tribal agriculture is the initiative of which
state?
a) Sikkim
b) Telangana
c) Kerala
d) Karnataka
Solution: c)
The Project “Millet Village” is intended for rejuvenating the traditional tribal agriculture in selected hamlets in
Attappady in Palakkad district, Kerala.

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