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  1. Press Information Bureau THE HINDU Ashish Malik's Daily Current Affairs (With MCQs)- 01/02/19 unacademy - AshishMalik-8996


  2. Polar Vortex Recently the south-directing current of the North Polar vortex has brought deadly cold waves to the USA. Reason - During winter in the northern hemisphere the vortex becomes weak and expands, sending Arctic cold air southward due to which North Polar vortex has brought deadly cold waves to the USA.


  3. The Polar vortex is a large area of low pressure that consistently overlies the North and South poles. It always exists near the poles but weakens in summer and strengthens in winter. They are called 'vortexes' because of the mass of cold, dense air that spins counter-clockwise like a hurricane. The polar vortex can lead to major cold air outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe and Asia. It is capable of delivering subzero temperatures in the new areas for several days at a time.


  4. Piyush Goyal has been awarded the Carnot Prize 2018 The Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal has been awarded the Carnot Prize 2018. He got this award for the transformational changes brought by him during his tenure as Union Minister of Power.


  5. Carnot Prize The Carnot Prize is the annual recognition by the US-based Kleinman Center for Energy Policy for distinguished contributions to energy policy through scholarship or practice. . The prize has been named after French scientist Sadi Carnot, who in 1824 published Reflections Motive Power of Fire, which became the basis for the second law of thermodynamics. Carnot recognized that the power of the steam engine would "produce a great revolution" in human development


  6. Global WarmingAffect El Ni o in the 21st Century El Ni o remains the largest climate phenomenon that occurs frequently producing droughts, floods, wildfires, dust and snow storms, fish kill, and even elevated risks of civil conflicts The theatre of action for El Ni o is the tropical Pacific Ocean but its global reach costs the global community tens of billion dollars each time.


  7. El Nino . In a normal year, a surface low pressure develops in the region of northern Australia and Indonesia and a high-pressure system over the coast of Peru. El Nino refers to the unusual warming of the central and east-central equatorial Pacific Ocean which leads to air pressure drops over large areas of the central Pacific and along the coast of South America. . The warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean cause the winds in various regions to reverse This change in wind direction leads to warmer winters and summers and a decrease in rainfall during the monsoon.


  8. Effects of El Nino's El Nino affects global weather. El Nino reduces upwelling of cold water, decreasing the uplift of nutrients from the bottom of the ocean which affects marine life, seabirds and the fishing industry. Drought caused by El Nino can be widespread, affecting southern Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. A recent WHO report on the health consequences of El Nino forecasts a rise in vector-borne diseases, including those spread by mosquitoes, in Central and South America Cycles of malaria in India are also linked to El Nino


  9. Biopolymer research to focus on new products . Rajasthan is promoting research in the biopolymer sector with an emphasis on the fabrication of new products and generation of more employment opportunities. . The research on Biopolymer is carried out by the Centre for Skilling and Technical Support and the National Institute of Fashion. The initiative will also be helped the handicraft industry.


  10. Biopolymers Biopolymers are polymers that are produced by living organisms. . They are generally polymers of starch. These are composed of monomeric units. * Cellulose is the most common organic compound and biopolymer on Earth. Other examples of biopolymers include rubber, suberin, melanin and lignir


  11. Cow urine may be a reason for global warming In a study Cow urine- a minor fount of research in India for its medicinal benefits - may also contribute to global warming. .The urine from the ruminant is a source of nitrous oxide emissions (N20), a gas that is 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The cattle and livestock are a significant source of methane, a greenhouse gas, and therefore a contributor to global warming is well-known.


  12. MCQs- 01/02/19 Q.1 Consider the following statements regarding 'Rag Rag Mein Ganga': 1. It is a unique travelogue series launched by Ministry of Rural Development 2. This series has been made by Doordarshan in collaboration with National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) Select the correct option: a) 1 only b) 2 only c) Both d) None


  13. Q.2 Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) functions under which ministry:- a) Ministry of Finance b) Ministry of Home Affairs c) Ministry of Commerce and Industry d) Ministry of Urban development


  14. Asertine- North Polar vortex has brought deadly cola Q.3 Consider these waves to the USA. Reason:- During winter in the northern hemisphere the vortex becomes weak and expands Select the correct code: a) A and R are true and R correctly explains A b) A and R are true but R does not correctly explains A c) A is false and R is True d) A is true and R is false


  15. Q.5 The Carnot Prize is the annual recognition given for: a) distinguished contributions to energy policy b) distinguished contributions social welfare c) distinguished contributions to literature d) distinguished contributions to art and culture


  16. Q.5 The Carnot Prize is the annual recognition given for: a) distinguished contributions to energy policy b) distinguished contributions social welfare c) distinguished contributions to literature d) distinguished contributions to art and culture


  17. Q.6 Consider the following statements about El Nino and choose the correct option: 1. In a normal year, a surface high pressure develops in the region of northern Australia and Indonesia and a low-pressure system over the coast of Peru. 2. El Nino refers to the unusual warming of the central and east-central equatorial Pacific Ocean which leads to air pressure drops over large areas of the central Pacific and along the coast of South America. 3. The warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean cause the winds in various regions to reverse Code: ) 1 and 2 b) 1 and 3 c) 2 and 3 d) 1, 2 and 3


  18. Q.7 Which of the following is/are the Effects of El Nino? 1. Reduces upwelling of cold water 2. Decrease the uplift of nutrients from the bottom of the ocean 3. Affects marine life, seabirds and the fishing industry. 4. Drought caused in southern Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. 5. Rise in vector-borne diseases Select the correct option: a13, 4 and 5 b) 1, 3 and 4 ) 2, 3 and 5 d) All of the above


  19. Q.8 Consider these about Biopolymer:- 1. They are produced by living organisms. 2. Cellulose is the most common organic compound and biopolymer on Earth. Choose the correct option a) 1 only b) 2 only c) Both d) None


  20. Q.9 In a study it is found that Cow urine may also contribute to global warming due to the presence of- a) Carbon dioxide emissions b) Excess of urea c) Sulphur dioxide emissions d) Nitrous oxide emissions