UPSC Daily Quiz | 17 April 2024

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Daily Quiz - 17 April

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1. Consider the following pairs:

(Volcano)                  (Location)

  1. Stromboli                 Italy
  2. Hekla                       Denmark
  3. Sakurajima             Japan
  4. Whakaari               Australia

How many of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

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2. With reference to the CDP-SURAKSHA, consider the following statements:

1) It is a digital platform integrated with PM-KISAN.

2) It allows an instant disbursal of subsidies to farmers in their bank account by utilising the e-RUPI voucher.

3) The platform can be used to order planting material such as seeds, and seedlings.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

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3. With reference to the tree cover loss in India, consider the following statements:

1) About 95 per cent of the tree cover loss in India from 2013 to 2023 occurred within natural forests.

2) The maximum tree cover loss occurred in 2022.

3) Chhattisgarh had the highest rate of tree cover loss due to fires.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

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4. With reference to the solar eclipse, consider the following statements:

1) A solar eclipse takes place when the Moon and Sun are aligned on the same side of Earth.

2) It can be witnessed only during the new moon.

3) Total solar eclipse is very common and it happens every two months.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

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5. With reference to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, consider the following statement:

1) The Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) is the first and only tri-service command in the islands and was established in 2001.

2) Some 38 of the archipelago’s 836 islands and islets are not inhabited.

3) Towards the end of 1943, they became the first part of India to be “liberated” from British rule, when Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose visited Port Blair and hoisted the INA tricolour.

How many of the above statements are correct?

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