Daily Current Affairs (MCQ's) | 26-08-2022

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ's) | 26-08-2022

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ's) | 26-08-2022

Q1. Which of the following initiatives will be part of the ‘Arth Ganga’ project?

  1. Multimodal terminals
  2. Small community jetties
  3. Floating terminals

Select the answer from codes given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


Answer (d)


What is ‘Arth Ganga’, govt’s new model for the river’s sustainable development

  • PM Modi first introduced the concept during the first National Ganga Council meeting in Kanpur in 2019, where he urged for a shift from Namami Gange, the Union Government’s flagship project to clean the Ganga, to the model of Arth Ganga.
  • It focuses on the sustainable development of the Ganga and its surrounding areas, by focusing on economic activities related to the At its core, the Arth Ganga model seeks to use economics to bridge people with the river.
  • It strives to contribute at least 3% of the GDP from the Ganga Basin itself, and the Arth Ganga project’s interventions are in accordance with India’s commitments toward the UN sustainable development goals.

Features: Under Arth Ganga, the government is working on six verticals.


  • The first is Zero Budget Natural Farming, which involves chemical- free farming on 10 km on either side of the river, and the promotion of cow dung as fertiliser through the GOBARdhan scheme.
  • The Monetization and Reuse of Sludge & Wastewater is the second, which seeks to reuse treated water for irrigation, industries and revenue generation for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).
  • Arth Ganga will also involve Livelihood Generation Opportunities, by creating haats where people can sell local products, medicinal plants and Ayurveda.
  • The fourth is to increase public participation by increasing synergies between the stakeholders involved with the river.
  • The model also wants to promote the cultural heritage and tourism of Ganga and its surroundings, through boat tourism, adventure sports and by conducting yoga activities.
  • Lastly, the model seeks to promote institutional building by empowering local administration for improved water governance.

Q2. Which of the following is the country’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier?

  1. Vikrant
  2. Virat
  3. Vikramadtiya
  4. Talwar

Answer (a)


Aircraft carrier Vikrant to be commissioned on Sept. 2

  • Commissioning of the country’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier Vikrant will enhance peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific Region, the Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral N. Ghormade, said. The carrier is set to be commissioned on September 2 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • From November, we will commence landing trials which we hope to complete by the middle of next year. We will put in all effort so that the aircraft carrier is operational with the aircraft, and the aircraft which are available with us are the MiG-29s. The carrier should be fully operational by 2023-end.
  • The Vice-Admiral said that the long-term plan was to deploy the twin-engine deck-based fighter being developed by the DRDO, but in the interim, the Navy was looking at procuring a jet, to be selected between the Super Hornet and Rafale.

Q3. The Teesta river water dispute is between India and

  1. Myanmar
  2. Pakistan
  3. China
  4. Bangladesh

Answer (d)


India and Bangladesh discuss river water sharing issues

  • India and Bangladesh discussed a wide range of issues related to the major common rivers such as the Ganga, Teesta and several smaller rivers during the 38th meeting of the Joint River Commission (JRC).
  • The Indian delegation assured the Bangladesh delegation that India was making “utmost efforts” for agreement on the Teesta.
  • The JRC meeting, held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, discussed the whole gamut of the issues related to the common rivers between the two countries, especially the Ganga, Teesta, Manu, Muhuri, Khowai, Gumti, Dharla, Dudkhkumar and Kushiyara.
  • The two sides also discussed the exchange of flood-related data and information, river-bank protection works, common basin management, and also the River Interlinking Project of india.

Q4. Massive storms, colourful auroras, faint rings and two small moons —

Amalthea and Adrastea belong to

  1. Saturn
  2. Jupitor
  3. Uranus
  4. Mars

Answer (b)


Jupiter like never seen before, through the Webb telescope

  • While most of us are familiar with the yellow and reddish-brown gas giant, the telescope’s Near-Infrared Camera, with its specialized infrared filters, has shown Jupiter encompassed in blue, green, white, yellow and orange hues.

Since infrared light is not visible to the human eye, the images were artificially coloured to match those on the visible spectrum, so that the planet’s distinctive features could stand out, according to NASA.

  • Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot, a storm so big that it could swallow Earth, appeared bright white in the image, since it was reflecting a lot of sunlight, the space agency stated.
  • The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s latest and most powerful telescope, has captured new images of our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, presenting it in a never before seen light.
  • The photographs published have captured a new view of the planet, presenting in detail its massive storms, colourful auroras, faint rings and two small moons — Amalthea and Adrastea.


Q5. Consider the following statements about Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code

  1. Section 124A is a non-bailable offence
  2. It relates to Hate speech to cause religious animosity
  3. Mahatma Gandhi was tried under this section in 1922 Which of the above is/are correct?
    1. 1 and 2 only
    2. 2 and 3 only
    3. 1 and 3 only
    4. 1, 2 and 3


Answer (c)


  1. Sedition, which falls under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, is defined as any action that brings or attempts to bring hatred or contempt towards the government of India.
  2. Punishment under Section 124A Sedition is a non-bailable
  3. A person charged under this law can't apply for a government job. They have to live without their passport and must present themselves in the court as and when required.
  4. Famous sedition trials: Jogendra Chandra Bose, 1891, three sedition trials of Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi in 1922, for his articles published in Young india. ..

Q6. Consider the following statements

    1. The term constitutional morality is defined in the Constitution in article 25(1)
    2. The freedom of religion under article 25 is subject to constitutional morality

Which of the above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer (b)


  1. The term ‘morality’ or ‘constitutional morality’ has not been defined in the Constitution.
  2. In the 2018 Sabarimala verdict, the majority opinion defined ‘morality’ in Article 25 to mean constitutional morality.
  3. As per the Supreme Court, the magnitude of constitutional morality is not confined to the literal text which a Constitution contains, rather it embraces within itself virtues of wide magnitude.


Article 25. Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion

  • Subject to public order, morality (In the 2018 Sabarimala verdict, the majority opinion defined ‘morality’ in Article 25 to mean constitutional Hence statement 2 is correct) and health and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion
  • Nothing in this article shall affect the operation of any existing law or prevent the State from making any law
    • regulating or restricting any economic, financial, political or other

secular activity which may be associated with religious practice;


  • providing for social welfare and reform or the throwing open of Hindu religious institutions of a public character to all classes and sections of Hindus Explanation I The wearing and carrying of kirpans shall be deemed to be included in the profession of the Sikh religion Explanation II In sub-clause (b) of clause reference to Hindus shall be construed as including a reference to persons professing the Sikh, Jaina or Buddhist religion, and the reference to Hindu religious institutions shall be construed accordingly