July 2, 2020 – Daily Quiz

1. Which among the following is known to be the factor(s) of South West Monsoon in India?
(a) Shift of the position of Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, over the Ganga plain
(b) Presence of the tropical easterly jet stream over the Indian peninsula
(c) The existence and circulation of upper air jet streams in the troposphere.
(d) All of the above

2. Consider the following statements:
1. The Ramsar Convention definition for wetlands does not include human-made wetlands such as waste-water treatment ponds and reservoirs.
2. India has over 7 lakh wetlands and rules for their protection; yet not one of the wetlands has been notified under domestic laws.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 2 only

3. Consider the following statements:
1. National Productivity Council is a national level autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
2. It carries out the programmes of the Tokyo based Asian Productivity Organization, of which the Government of India is a founder member.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 2 only

4. West Bank area , is bordered by 
(a) Lebanon
(b) Syria
(c) Egypt
(d) Jordan

5. Shwe natural gas project a multi-field integrated development project is in 
(a) Kazhakastan
(b) Iran
(c) Nigeria
(d) Myanmar

 

Answers & Explanations

1. (d) –  https://www.livemint.com/news/india/southwest-monsoon-sets-over-kerala-rains-seen-normal-this-year-says-imd-11591010077238.html

2. (d)  https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/why-wetlands-matter-to-world-and-india-6248015/

3. (d) –  https://indianexpress.com/article/business/commodities/soil-health-card-boosts-farm-income-study-6272466/

4. (d) –  https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/what-is-israels-west-bank-annexation-plan-6486659/

5. (d) –  https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/economy/india-to-invest-12127m-more-for-shwe-oil-and-gas-project-in-myanmar-1593058231

 

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