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  1. Press Information Bureau Ashish Malik'sTHE HINDU Daily Current Affairs (With MCQs) 13/02/19 unacademy - AshishMalik-8996


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  3. World Government Summit The seventh annual World Government Summit is being held in Dubai (UAE). 1. The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of government worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. 2. It is basically a knowledge exchange center at the intersection between government, futurism, technology, and innovation. It functions as a thought leadership platform and networking hub for policymakers, experts, and pioneers in human development. 3. The Summit is a gateway to the future as it functions as a stage for analysis of the future trends, issues, and opportunities facing humanity. It is also an arena to showcase innovations, best practice, and smart solutions to inspire creativity to tackle these future challenges.


  4. Formalin in Fish With many in Odisha's dried-fish industry continuing to use formalin despite being warned, the state government is planning to take measures including punishments, awareness and introduction of new hygenic methods. About Formalin: .Formalin is a toxic, colourless solution that is derived by dissolving formaldehyde gas in water. It is a cancer-inducing chemical used to preserve fish and is used as a disinfectant. It is used in the manufacture of pesticides, fertilisers, glue, paper and paint, among other products. .Formalin causes irritation in the eyes, throat, skin and stomach. In the long run continued exposure causes harm to the kidneys, liver and can even cause cancers. .Formaldehyde is a highly reactive, flammable gas, which means it can become a fire hazard when exposed to flame or heat.


  5. Related facts- Operation Sagar Rani: In June 2018, Kerala food safety department officials seized nearly 9,600 kg of fish preserved in formalin at a border check post in Kollam district. The seized fish included 7,000 kg of prawns and 2,600 kg of other species. The seizure was part of 'Operation Sagar Rani' launched by the state.


  6. Minimum support for minor forest produce The Centre will frame new guidelines and extend the coverage of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for minor forest produce (MFP) scheme, which is aimed at benefiting a majority of 10 crore tribals. The government is also considering increasing the MSP for various MFPs by around 40% Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a major source of livelihood for tribals living in forest areas. The importance of MFPs for this section of the society can be gauged from the fact that around 100 million forest dwellers depend on MFPs for food, shelter, medicines and cash income. It provides them critical subsistence during the lean seasons, particularly for primitive tribal groups such as hunter gatherers, and the landless. Tribals derive 20-40% of their annual income from MFP on which they spend major portion of their time. . This activity has strong linkage to women's financial empowerment as most of the MFPs are collected and used/sold by women. MFP sector has the potential to create about 10 million workdays annually in the country. .


  7. Related facts for Prelims- About Van Dhan Vikas Kendras initiative: The initiative aims to promote MFPs-centric livelihood development of tribal gatherers and artisans. It mainstreams the tribal community by promoting primary level value addition to MFP at grassroots level. Through this initiative, the share of tribals in the value chain of Non-Timber Forest Produce is expected to rise from the present 20% to around 60%.


  8. 1st Aqua Mega Food Park in Andhra Pradesh: Context: The government has commissioned Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park at Tundurru Village in Bhimavaram Mandal, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. This is the 1st Mega Aqua Food Park operationalised exclusively established for fish and marine products processing in the State of Andhra Pradesh. . It will provide a platform and establish backward and forward linkages covering the entire aqua food processing value chain, quality assurance, food safety and implementation of best practices in post-harvest management.


  9. Crying Keelback: Context: Researchers find new snake in Arunachal- Crying Keelback (named for the mark below its eyes, that gives the illusion that it is crying) snake or the Hebius lacrima. The Crying Keelback has a set of characteristics that together make it different from other species in the Habeas genus: the mark under its eyes, the interrupted pale head stripe, among others.


  10. MCQs for 13/02/2019 .Q.1 Choose the incorrect statement(s): 1. The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) with assistance from the World Bank, is implementing the PROJECT DRIP by 2. The Central Dam Safety Organisation of Central Water Commission, assisted by a Consulting firm, is suervising the Proper impanwantar coordinating and supervising the Project implementation. Code: A. 1only B. 2only C. Both D. None


  11. MCQs for 13/02/2019 .Q.1 Choose the incorrect statement(s): 1. The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) with assistance from the World Bank, is implementing the PROJECT DRIP by 2. The Central Dam Safety Organisation of Central Water Commission, assisted by a Consulting firm, is suervising the Proper impanwantar coordinating and supervising the Project implementation. Code: A. 1only B. 2only C. Both D. None


  12. .Q.2 KUSUM scheme, recently in news, is related with: A. Solar energy among the farmers. B. Subsidized Fertilizers for farmers C. Soil testing for scientific farming D. MSP for left out crops


  13. . Q.3 Consider the following Statements: 1. The Swachh Shakti Programme is a national event which aims to bring in to focus the leadership role played by rural women 2. The Programme is a part of ongoing activities under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission. Which of the above statement is/are correct? Code: A. 1only B. 2only C. Both D. None


  14. . Q.4 Choose the correct statement(s): 1. World Government Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. 2. The seventh annual World Government Summit is being held in New Delhi. Code: A. 1only B. 2only C. Both D. None


  15. . Q.4 Choose the correct statement(s): 1. World Government Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. 2. The seventh annual World Government Summit is being held in New Delhi. Code: A. 1only B. 2only C. Both D. None


  16. Q.5 Which of the following is not true about Formalin? A. Formalin is a toxic, colourless solution B. It is a cancer-inducing chemical used to preserve pork C. Formalin causes irritation in the eyes, throat, skin and stomach D. Formaldehyde is a highly reactive, flammable gas, which means it can become a fire hazard when exposed to flame or heat.


  17. . Q. 6 Operation Sagar Rani has its connection with which state of India? A. Kerala B. Odisha C. Maharashtra D. Tamil Nadu


  18. . Q. 6 Operation Sagar Rani has its connection with which state of India? A. Kerala B. Odisha C. Maharashtra D. Tamil Nadu


  19. Q. 7 Consider these about Van Dhan Vikas Kendras initiative and choose the correct code: 1. The initiative aims to promote MFPs-centric livelihood development of tribal gatherers and artisans. 2. It mainstreams the tribal community by promoting primary level value addition to MFP at grassroots level. 3. Through this initiative, the share of tribals in the value chain of Non-Timber Forest Produce is expected to rise from the present 20% to around 60% Code: A. 1 and 2only B. 2 and 3 only C. 1 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and 3


  20. . Q.8 1st Aqua Mega Food Park has been established at: A. Kerala B. Andhra Pradesh C. Karnataka D. Tamil Nadu


  21. Q.9 Choose the incorrect statement(s) regarding Mohar reservoir project 1. The Mohar reservoir project is proposed across the confluence of river Dangarh and Dalekasa 2. The Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department (CWRD) commenced the work on Mohar Reservoir Project Code: A. 1only B. 2only C. Both D. None


  22. Q.9 Choose the incorrect statement(s) regarding Mohar reservoir project 1. The Mohar reservoir project is proposed across the confluence of river Dangarh and Dalekasa 2. The Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department (CWRD) commenced the work on Mohar Reservoir Project Code: A. 1only B. 2only C. Both D. None