Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 21.12.21

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 21.12.21

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 21.12.21

Q1. Which of the following countries are normally considered part of Central Asian Republics (CARs)?

1. Iran
2. Afghanistan
3. Kazakhstan

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 : c

Why is the Question ?

A strategic bulwark
India must redouble efforts towards Central Asia to counter the ‘Great Game’ rivalries

Central Asian Republics (CARs)

Q2. Consider the following statements about the International North-South Transport Corridor

1. It is purely land based transport corridor
2. It is alternative route to India to Russia and East Europe
3. It passes through Suez canal

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 ?

The International North-South Transport Corridor

Q3. Which of the following countries are members of the multilateral grouping Bay of Bengal Initiative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)?

1. Bhutan
2. Nepal

3. Myanmar
4. Srilanka

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 ?

BIMSTEC working on joint disaster relief plans
PANEX-21 is a disaster management exercise of the multilateral grouping Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

Q4. Consider the following statements

1. Cooperatives are on the state list of schedule seven of the Indian constitution
2. There is no separate ministry for cooperatives at the Union level

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : a

Why is the Question ?

Multistate cooperatives: how they function, why govt plans to amend the law

 The Centre has decided to amend the Multi State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002 to "plug the loopholes in the Act".
What is the Act, and what are multistate cooperative societies?
1. Cooperatives are a state subject, but there are many societies such as those for sugar and milk, banks, milk unions etc whose members and areas of operation are spread across more than one state. The Act was passed to govern such cooperatives.
2. For example, most sugar mills along the districts on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border procure cane from both states.
3. They draw their membership from both states, and they are thus registered under the MSCS Act. Their board of directors has representation from all states they operate in.
4. Administrative and financial control of these societies is with the central registrar, with the law making it clear that no state government official can wield any control on them.
5. Since the law was enacted, 1,479 such societies have been registered, of which 9 have been deregistered since. Maharashtra has the highest number at 567, followed by Uttar Pradesh (147) and New Delhi (133).
6. Credit societies constitute the bulk of registered societies at 610, followed by agro-based ones (which include sugar mills, spinning mills etc) at 244. There are 96 multistate cooperative dairies and 66 multistate cooperative banks.