Daily Current Affairs (MCQ's) | 09-11-2022
Daily Current Affairs (MCQ's) | 09-11-2022
Q1. India’s leadership of G20 represents an opportunity to share the country’s achievements in areas ranging from democracy to digitalisation with the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he launched the logo. Logo draws its colours from
- Colours from G20 countries
- Blue colour of Indian ocean
- Tricolour of India
- White ice of Himalayas
Modi unveils G20 logo, theme with a ‘one world’ push
Q2. The new G20 logo also reflects India’s “pro-planet approach”, and the theme — “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth, One Family, One Future”. “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” is taken from
- Mundaka Upanishad
- Katha Upanishad
- Maha Upanishad
- Ken Upanishad
- India’s leadership of G20 represents an opportunity to share the country’s achievements in areas ranging from democracy to digitalisation with the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he launched the logo and theme for the G20 presidency, stressing that the responsibility comes at a “time of crisis and chaos in the world”.
- The G20 logo, launched by Modi at a virtual event, juxtaposes the planet earth atop a lotus, the national flower symbolising spirituality, wealth and knowledge.
- The colours of the logo — saffron, green, white and blue — are derived from the national flag, and the design draws on elements from entries received during a competition organised on the MyGov portal, which received more than 2,000 submissions.
- The seven petals of the lotus in the logo signify the seven seas and the coming together of the seven continents for the G20 Summit to be hosted by India in New Delhi during September 9-10, 2023.
- The logo also reflects India’s “pro-planet approach”, and the theme — “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth, One Family, One Future” — is drawn from the ancient Sanskrit text of the Maha Upanishad and affirms the value of all life, human, animal, plant and microorganisms, and their interconnectedness.
- The theme further spotlights the LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) concept that is based on environmentally sustainable and responsible choices.
Q3. Which of the following countries are part of the G20 group?
- Saudi Arabia
Select the correct answer from codes given below
- 1 2, and 3
- 1 and 3 only
- 3 only
- 2 and 3 only
Q4. Nicobar islands are separated from Andaman islands by
- Eight degree channel
- Ten degree channel
- Twelve degree channel
- Two degree channel
The Ten Degree Channel is a channel that separates the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands from each other in the Bay of Bengal. The two sets of islands together form the Indian Union Territory (UT) of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This channel is 150 kilometres (93 mi) wide from north to south, and approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long from east to west. It has a minimum depth of 7.3m and lies from east to west on the 10-degree line of latitude north of the equator, hence the name.
Q5. The Vizhinjam Port is being developed as India’s first transhipment port situated in the state of
- West bengal
The Vizhinjam Port is an ambitious step forward on the path to prosperity. Located in Vizhinjam, Kerala, APSEZ is developing this deep-sea water port as India’s first Mega Transshipment Container Terminal.
Q6. The mega ₹72,000-crore project that includes a transhipment port, an airport, a power plant and a greenfield township is being developed on the island of
- Great Nicobar
- Little Andaman
Nicobar project gets assent for diversion of 130 sq. km of forest
- The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has granted an in-principle (Stage 1) clearance for the diversion of 130.75 km of forest on Great Nicobar Island for the mega ₹72,000-crore project that includes a transhipment port, an airport, a power plant and a greenfield township.
- The project implementation agency is the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corporation (ANIIDCO).
- The area is nearly 15% of the thickly forested Great Nicobar Island that is spread over 900 sq. km. This will be one of the largest single such forest diversions in recent times.
- Ships plying in the Indian Ocean, one of the busiest shipping routes, have long been dependent on hub ports in Colombo, Singapore, and Dubai for the transhipment of cargo containers.