Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 01.01.22

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 01.01.22

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 01.01.22

Q1. What is Blue carbon

  1. Carbon emission avoided in Hydrogen production
  2. Carbon trapped deep inside the earth
  3. Carbon used in supersonic space flight
  4. Carbon stored in ocean and coastal ecosystems

Answer : d

Why is the Question ?

Deepen understanding of Indian mangrove ecosystems

Plugging gaps in mangrove research on carbon stock and restoration could give a clearer picture of the potential of Indian mangroves in climate change mitigation, according to a mangrove scientist.

People’s participation in mangrove restoration and an in-depth understanding of biodiversity associated with mangrove ecosystems are linked to effective climate action.

Getting things right with mangroves, ecosystems that feature on the global climate agenda for their carbon storage capacity could set the stage for effective climate action and biodiversity protection in coastal areas.

Q2. Which of the following are advantages of the large scale production and use of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) batteries in India

  1. Savings in net import of oil
  2. Facilitate demand creation for e-vehicles and battery storage in India
  3. Import substitution of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) batteries
  4. Select the correct answer from the codes given below
  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer : d

Why is the Question ?

INDIA’S BATTERY PUSH

THE CENTRE is working on a blueprint for a project of around 4,000 MWh of the grid-scale battery storage system at the regional load dispatch centres that control the country’s power grid, primarily to balance the vagaries of renewable generation.

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD has announced plans to set up an Energy Storage Giga factory; state-owned NTPC Ltd has floated a global tender for a grid-scale battery storage project.

THE MINISTRY of Heavy Industries issued a request for a proposal for setting up manufacturing facilities for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) battery storage in India.

Q3. Which of the following countries are part of the famous Lithium Triangle

  1. Argentina, Chile, Bolivia
  2. Peru, Chile, Bolivia
  3. Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
  4. Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand

Answer : a

Q4. Which of the following states will host the first Lithium Refinery of India

  1. Gujarat
  2. Rajasthan
  3. TamilNadu
  4. Karnataka

Answer : a

Why is the Question ?

India’s first Lithium refinery which will process Lithium ore to produce battery-grade material will be set up in Gujarat.

Manikaran Power Limited, one of the country’s largest power trading and renewable energy companies, will set up this refinery.

With India poised to become one of the largest electric car markets of the world, the country is also looking to access raw materials like Lithium needed to produce batteries. India currently imports most of the Lithium needed.

Lithium is a rare element not usually found in India. The company will be importing Lithium ore from Australia and will be processing it here.

Lithium is a chemical element with the symbol ‘Li’ and atomic number 3. It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and must be stored in mineral oil. It never occurs freely in nature, but only in (usually ionic) compounds, such as pegmatitic minerals, which were once the main source of lithium.