Daily Hindu Quiz for UPSC – 11th July 2018
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11th July 2018
Q1: Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Western Ghats is one of the eight ‘Hottest Hot-spots’ of biological diversity
2. Western Ghats is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Western Ghats also known as Sahyadri is a mountain range that runs parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, located entirely in India.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight “hottest hot-spots” of biological diversity in the world.
The Ghats traverse the States of Kerala, TamilNadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
1. The Sloth bear is native to the Indian Sub-continent2. Sloth bear is listed as Endangered on the IUCN red list.
The Sloth bear also known as the labiated bear is an insectivorous bear species native to the Indian subcontinent.
Sloth bear is listed as VULNERABLE on the IUCN red list.
Exploited as Dancing Bear but this practice in India was banned in 1972.
1. India has a negative Trade Balance with South Korea
2. South Korea is the 9th largest Trading Partner of India
India has a trade deficit with South Korea that stood at $12 billion last year,
South Korea is the 9th largest Trading partner
Total trade in 2017-8 stood at 18. 13 billion USD
Q4: Which of the following statements about ‘Section 377 of IPC’ is true?
1. Section 377 of IPC was introduced during the British rule in 1861
2. The Section 377 was struck down by Madras High Court in 2009
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1861, introduced during the British rule of India criminalizes sexual activities against the order of nature, including homosexual activities
The section was read down with respect to sex between consenting adults by the Delhi High Court in July 2009. That Judgement was overturned by the Supreme Court of India(SC) in 2013
Q5: Which of these crops is not a Kharif crop?
The kharif crops include rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet/bajra, finger millet/ragi (cereals), arhar (pulses), soyabean, groundnut (oilseeds), cotton etc.
The rabicrops include wheat, barley, oats (cereals), chickpea/gram (pulses),linseed, mustard (oilseeds)
Kharif season: July to October
Rabi season: October to March
What is the capital of South Korea?
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Who was the first Chairman of NGT?
1. Justice Swantanter Singh
2. Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta
3. Justice Jawad Rahim
Word of the Day:
Cronyism: the appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications. favouritism
Synonyms: discrimination , favouritism
[Decision is brazen cronyism: Left parties]
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