Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 20.12.21

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 20.12.21

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 20.12.21

Q1. Which of the following subjects are covered by the Representation of the People Act, 1951?

1. Qualification of voters
2. Registration of political parties
3. Delimitation of constituencies

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

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

Answer : b

Why is the Question ?

Priority for Bill on voter ID-Aadhaar link

Q2. Which of the following are key initiatives under Poshan Abhiyan?

1. Anaemia Free India
2. Food Fortification
3. Eat right movement

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

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

Answer : a

Why is the Question ?

Q3. In a particular region in India, the local people train the roots of living trees into robust bridges across the streams. As time passes these bridges become stronger. These unique ‘Living Root Bridges’ are found in

a. Meghalaya
b. Uttarakhand
c. Odisha
d. Tamil Nadu

Answer : a

Why is the Question ?

Natural link A root bridge at Mawlynnong in Meghalaya. Such bridges have been fashioned by Khasi villagers over decades by weaving the roots of ficus trees.

Q4. Consider the following statement about the E-Waste

1. E-Waste (Management) Rules are notified by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
2. E-waste includes Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury-containing lamps
3. E-waste contains heavy metals and chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbon

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Answer : b

Why is the Question ?

E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 in supersession of the e-waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011. Announcing the notification of the rules, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said that norms have been made more stringent and reflect the government’s commitment to environmental governance. He pointed out that the E-waste rules will now include Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury-containing lamps, as well as other such equipment.
The Minister said that for the first time, the Rules will bring the producers under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), along with targets. He added that producers have been made responsible for the collection of E-waste and for its exchange. The bulk consumers must collect the items and hand them over to authorised recyclers. He emphasised that various producers can have a separate Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) and ensure the collection of E-waste, as well as its disposal in an environmentally sound manner. The Minister pointed out that the role of State Governments has been also introduced to ensure the safety, health and skill development of the workers involved in dismantling and recycling operations.
Electronic waste (e-waste) refers to all items of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and its parts that have been discarded as waste without intent of re-use.
Common hazardous materials found in e-waste are: heavy metals (such as mercury, lead, cadmium etc.) and chemicals (such as chlorofluorocarbon or various flame retardants).

Q5. Dampa Tiger Reserve is situated in the state of

a. Manipur
b. Mizoram
c. Assam
d. Arunachal Pradesh

Answer : b

Why is the Question ?

The Union government on July 28, 2020, launched the Green-Ag Project in Mizoram, to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practises.
Mizoram is one of the five states where the project will be implemented. Other states include Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttarakhand.
The project is designed to achieve multiple global environmental benefits in at least 1.8 million hectares (ha) of land in five landscapes, with mixed land use systems. It aims to bring at least 104,070 ha of farms under sustainable land and water management.
The project will also ensure 49 million Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) sequestered or reduced through sustainable land use and agricultural practices.
The Green-Ag Project is funded by the Global Environment Facility, while the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation, and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) is the national executing agency. Other key players involved in its implementation are the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
The pilot project is supposed to end on March 31, 2026, in all states, including Mizoram, where the project covers 145,670 ha of land in two districts — Lunglei and Mamit. It aims to cover 35 villages and includes two protected areas — the Dampa Tiger Reserve and the Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary.