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14th March Current Affairs MCQs-The Prayas India

 

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Current Affairs MCQs:

Q 1.“Web- Wonder Women” Campaign recently seen in news is related to
a) Recognising the achievements made by women led start-ups.
b) Acknowledge the efforts of women doctors serving in rural areas.
c) Making women as brand ambassadors for schemes related to women.
d) Celebrating women who have impacted society through social media.
Solution: d)
The Campaign has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India in
association with the NGO Breakthrough and Twitter India.
Through the campaign, the Ministry aims to recognize the fortitude of Indian women stalwarts from across the globe who have used the power of social media to run positive & niche campaigns to steer a change in society.
The Campaign is aimed at encouraging, recognizing and acknowledging the efforts of these meritorious Women.

Q 2.Recently PM inaugurated the manufacturing facility for K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns. In this context, consider the following statements.
1. The Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) is developed by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at Hazira, Gujarat.
2. This Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) is the country’s first private facility where the K9 Vajra self-propelled
Howitzer guns will be manufactured.
3. The K9 Vajra is a variant of the South-Korean-made K9 self-propelled howitzer.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1, 2
b) 2, 3
c) 1, 3
d) 1, 2, 3
Solution: d)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Armoured Systems Complex (ASC), developed by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at Hazira near Surat in Gujarat. This is the country’s first private facility where the K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns will be manufactured.
K9-Vajra-T is a variant of the South Korean K9-Thunder, which is considered to be the world’s best 155mm/52 calibre self-propelled Howitzer.

Q 3.Consider the following statements about Champions of the Earth Award, recently seen in news.
1. It is the highest environmental honour of the United Nations.
2. It is awarded exclusively to the Head of the states whose actions have made a transformative impact on the
environment. PM Narendra Modi was awarded 2018 ‘Champion of the Earth’ award for his leadership in promotion of solar energy.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1, 2
b) 1, 3
c) 2, 3
d) 1, 2, 3
Solution: b)
Champions of the Earth, the UN’s highest environmental honour, celebrates outstanding figures from the public and private sectors and from civil society whose actions have had a transformative positive impact on the environment.
Launched in 2005, Champions of the Earth has recognized dozens of exemplary individuals and organizations.
Through their extraordinary achievements – whether through political leadership, grassroots action, scientific
innovation, or entrepreneurial vision – each of these Champions has inspired critical action on behalf of the global
environment.
United Nations Environment has bestowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French president Emmanuel Macron with the 2018 ‘Champion of the Earth’ award for their leadership in promotion of solar energy.

Q 4.The measles rubella vaccine was in news. Consider the following statements about Measles.
1. Measles is a highly contagious bacterial disease.
2. It remains an important cause of death among young children.
3. India, along with ten WHO South-East Asia Region member countries, plans to eliminate measles by 2030.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
a) 1, 3
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3
d) 1 only
Solution: a)
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It remains an important cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.
India, along with ten WHO South-East Asia Region member countries, plans to eliminate measles and control
rubella/ congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020.

Q 5.Consider the following statements about Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management& Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2019.
1. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has amended the Hazardous and Other Wastes
(Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2010.
2. Under the Amendment Rules, 2019, Solid plastic waste import into the country is allowed only from few
developing and least developed countries.
3. Electrical and electronic assemblies and components manufactured in and exported from India, if found
defective can now be imported back into the country.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1, 2
b) 1, 3
c) 3 only
d) 2, 3
Solution: c)
Some of the salient features of the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management& Transboundary Movement)
Amendment Rules, 2019 are as follows:
Solid plastic waste has been prohibited from import into the country including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU).
Exporters of silk waste have now been given exemption from requiring permission from the Ministry of
Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Electrical and electronic assemblies and components manufactured in and exported from India, if found defective
can now be imported back into the country, within a year of export, without obtaining permission from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Industries which do not require consent under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and Air
(Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981, are now exempted from requiring authorization also under the
Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016, provided that hazardous and other wastes generated by such industries are handed over to the authorized actual users, waste collectors or
disposal facilities.

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