May 18, 2020 – Daily Quiz

 1. Which of the following is/are not true w.r.t Jammu and Kashmir?

(a) The practice of ‘Darbar Move’ was started by Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1872.

(b) Under the practice of ‘Darbar Move’ the government functions under the defacto control of The King’s Legal Heir.

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) Neither (a) Nor (b)

2. Who authored the book “The Religion of Man”?.

(a) Rabindranath Tagore

(b) Swami Vivekanand

(c) Aurobindo

(d) Veer Savarkar

3. Recently the ‘Rial’ unit of currency, which has lost much of its value against the dollar, has been replaced by the ‘Toman’, by which one of the following countries?.

(a) Iran

(b) UAE

(c) Jordan

(d) Oman

4.  Which of the Statements given below is/are correct w.r.t. ‘Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP)’ for sugarcane in India?

  1. The FRP of sugarcane payable by sugar factories to the farmers for each sugar season.
  2. The FRP is linked to a basic recovery rate of sugar, with a premium payable to farmers for higher recoveries of sugar from sugarcane.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5.‘Corona Killer-100’, recently seen in news is 

(a) A prospective vaccine developed by RANBAXY that has been administered to 100 patients

(b) A Nano-Robot to disinfect the medical wards treating COVID-19 Patients

(c) A rapid test kit for COVID-19 recommended by WHO 

(d) A Drone to spray disinfectant all over locked down cities.

Answers

1-(b)  https://theprint.in/india/jk-govt-re-opens-darbar-move-offices-personnel-to-work-on-as-is-where-is-basis/399775/

2-(a) https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/rabindranath-tagores-159th-birth-anniversary-why-indias-love-for-gurudev-is-a-continuing-tale/1952217/

3-(a) https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/iran-approves-plan-to-cut-four-zeros-from-falling-currency-report/articleshow/75529883.cms

4-(c) https://www.sugarnews.in/explained-why-maharashtra-sugar-mills-are-paying-cane-fair-price-in-parts/

Fair and remunerative price (FRP)

  • FRP is the minimum price that the sugar mills have to pay to farmers.
  • It is set by the centre and is payable by mills to sugarcane farmers throughout the country.
  • It is supposed to signal to farmers the need to plant more or less cane for the coming year.
  • FRP of sugarcane is been determined on the basis of recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) and after consultation with State Governments and other stake-holders.
  • It takes into account various factors such as cost of production, overall demand-supply situation, domestic and international prices, inter-crop price parity, terms of trade prices of primary by-products, and likely impact of FRP on general price level and resource use efficiency.

State Advised Price (SAP)

  • State Advised Price (SAP) is the price set by state governments.
  • It is the price that mills would have to pay farmers instead of the FRP.
  • It strengthens farmer’s interests.
  • Typically, SAP is higher than FRP.
  • There have been divergent views on which is a fair price to both farmers and millers.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/why-sugar-crushing-season-operations-in-maharashtra-may-never-be-the-same-6144991/

5-(d) – https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1620351

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