Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 15.12.21

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 15.12.21

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 15.12.21

Q1. Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is in the state of

a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Bihar
c. Uttarakhand
d. West Bengal

Answer : b

Why is the Question ?

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar, India. The sanctuary is a 60 km stretch of the Ganges River from Munger to Kahalgaon in the Bhagalpur district. Designated in 1991, it is a protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia. Once found in abundance, only a few hundred remains, of which half are found here. The Gangetic dolphins have been declared as the national aquatic animal of India.

Q2. Which of the following options can destabilise the Himalayan ecosystem in the long term?

1. Military Infrastructure by India and China along the border
2. Super Dams
3. Increasing Population

4. Increasing tourist pressure

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

a. 1 and 2 only
b. 1, 2 and 3 only
c. 1, 2, 3 and 4
d. 2, 3 and 4 only

Answer : c

Why is the Question ?

All these can damage the Himalayan ecosystem in the long term as any construction on unstable slopes of the Himalayas is dangerous.

Q3. Apes, Gorillas, Orangutans belong to which among the following species?

a. Reptiles
b. Bovine
c. Primates
d. Rodents

Answer : c

Why is the Question ?

A primate is any mammal of the group that includes lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans. The order Primates, with its 300 or more species, is the third most diverse order of mammals, after rodents and bats.

Q4. Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary is located in which among the following states?

a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Bihar
d. Maharashtra

Answer : d

Why is the Question ?

Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary is located at Niphad Tehsil of Nashik District, known as the Bharatpur of Maharashtra. It is designated as Ramsar Site and it's Maharashtra's first Ramsar site.

Q5. Which of the following are correctly matched?

River Origin
1 Bhagirathi Gangotri
2 Alaknanda Kedarnath
3 Mandakini Badrinath

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

a. 1 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

Answer : a

Why is the Question ?

SC approves widening of three Char Dham highways
1. The Supreme Court upheld the Government’s mandate to broaden three Himalayan highways, considered crucial by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for quick troop build-up along the India-China border.
2. The three National Highways — Rishikesh to Mana, Rishikesh to Gangotri and Tanakpur to Pithoragarh — act as feeder roads to the northern border with China.
3. They are part of the Char Dham Highway project. The highways will now be developed in accordance with the double lane with paved shoulder (DLPS) system.
4. This court in a judicial review cannot second-guess the infrastructural needs of the armed forces, the court said.