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want fo be start but th ANSWERS TO DAILY MCOs -29th OCTOBER 1) Answer: (d) Explanation Researchers from Caltech have developed an optical gyroscope that is no larger than a grain of reve rice and has higher accuracy than the more common MEMS gyroscopes most people have in their electronics. A gyroscope is a device consisting of a wheel or disc mounted so that it can spin rapidly about an axis which is itself free to alter in direction. The orientation of the axis is not affected by tilting of the mounting, so gyroscopes can be used to provide stability or maintain a reference direction in navigation systems, automatic pilots, and stabilizers. Gyroscopes are used in science demonstrations, Computer Pointing Devices, Racing Cars Motor Bikes, Spinning tops, Gyrocompasses, Virtual Reality, Anti-roll devices/stabilisers, Monorail Trains, Ship stabilisers, Artificial horizons/ autopilot, Robotics, Levitron (TM) etc. ink h cause ferent PLI kand stay .
want fo be start but th 2) Answer: (b) Explanation Tripura has been in news since a petition has been filed to update the NRC in Tripura as done State Capital Sikkim Arunachal Pradesh reve . Itanagar Tripura shares borders only with Assam and Mizoram as shown in map angtok Assam agaland ima Guwahati Shillong cause ferent Imphal Manipur Agartala Ai wal pu Tripura Mizgram kand stay
want fo be start but th 3) Answer: (b) Explanation A 'Save Bandipur' campaign has been started in Karnataka by environmentalists against the proposal of the Centre and State Governments to construct elevated roads via the forests, a ee move that will cause widespread destruction of flora and fauna. Following are the correct pairs of National Parks and States 1. Nagarhole National Park 2. Bandipur 3. NagarJuna National Park Karnataka Karnataka Andhra Pradesh cause ferent pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 4) Answer: (a) Explanation Agalega islands belong to Mauritius. India is to construct a jetty, rebuild and extend Unease over Agalega India's involvement in the Saint James Agalega project has caused disquiet in Mauritius y has ph reve the runway, and build an airport terminal in North Island Area The MoU for the project was signed ini March 2015 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit 2,600 he g Agalega islands in Mauritius. It has faced opposition in the Mauritius Parliament over Indian involvement in the project and its costs and whether it would involve a military component. Vingt Cinq Agalega Port Rita It is to commence in Feb. 2019 and end ink h cause ferent islands South in 2021 Mauritius India agreed to provide approximatly The Agalega archipelago consists of $87 million to build two sparsely populated islands about n airport terminal, 965 km north of mainland Mauritius. It extend its runway and has a population of 300 kand stay refurbish jetties Image Credit: The Hindu
want fo be start but th 5) Answer: (b) Explanation: Statement 1 is incorrect. Air Quality index shows how y ha plk polluted the air is and the effect he of air pollution on health. phe AQI Category (Range) PM,, NO CO As the AQI increases, an increasingly large percentage of the population is likely to experience health effects. 24-hr 24-hr 24-h8-hr8-hr (mg/ 0-50 51-100 31-60 41-80 51-100 1.1-2.0e Good (0-50 0-30 0-40 0-50 ink h numbers in the Moderatel polluted atisfactory 51-100 101-250 61-90 81-180 101-168 2.1- AQI indicate increasing pollution and poor air quality. Statement 2 is correct. (101-200) Poor 251-350 91-120 181-280 169-20O8 10-17 oses 201-300) kand stay 351-430 121-250 281-400 209-748*17-34 cry poor 301-40 Colour codes are used for a range of numbers to depict the 4842 air quality. es that IP
want fo be start but th MCOs for 30th October 2018 1) Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Electoral Bond scheme? 1. Electoral bonds will be valid for 10 days from the date of issue. 2. All Scheduled Commercial banks are authorised to issue such bonds ph reve Select the correct answer using the code given below: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 cause ferent (d) Neither 1 nor 2 pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 2) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM)? 1. It comprises countries which make up 60% of the world population 2. It consists of all BRICS and ASEAN members. Select the correct answer using the code given below: ph ire e (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 cause ferent pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 3) Which of the following migratory birds coming to India are of "Least Concern" IUCN status? 1. Amur Falcon 2. Greater flamingo ph reve 3. Siberian crane Select the correct answer using the code given below: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 cause ferent pu kand stay
want fo be start but th 4) Which of the following statements is/are true regarding working women? 1. Women in the govt. sector are entitled to 24 weeks of maternity leave. 2. Female labour force participation rates have decreased over the years. Select the correct answer using the code given below: y has ph ire e (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 cause pu kand stay es that IP
want fo be start but th Page 1: Modi, Abe back 'free Indo-Pacific' India and Japan outlined a vision for strengthened bilateral relations at the 13th annual summit. Enhanced strategic and defence cooperation dominated the talks between Prime Minister ree Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. Japan's formulation of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" received a central place in the vision statement issued at the end of the talks, with both sides stressing their "unwavering commitment to it." The concept is usually seen as a response to China's growing dominance in the region. Mr. Abe and Mr. Modi said the India-Japan bilateral relationship was invested in upholding the rule of law and democratic values. . cause ferent pu kand stay
but th Page 10: PM seeks to strengthen business ties Addressing a Japan-India business symposium as part of his two-day visit to Tokyo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for deepening bilateral business ties. He invited Japanese collaboration in India's efforts to establish smart cities; metro networks; phe reve port, road and rail construction; inland water transportation and green energy. r. Modi highlighted the fact that India's ranking in the World Bank's Ease of Business Index had jumped from 140 to 100 since he came to power. However, Hiriyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organisation, said that "further improvement is required" and at a minimum, India should be in the top 50 of the rankings. ink h cause ferent pu kand stay
want fo be start but th Page 1: Tamil Nadu seeks morning slot for bursting of crackers . The Tamil Nadu government asked the Supreme Court to modify its October 23 order restricting the bursting of firecrackers to a two-hour period between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m during festivals, including Deepavali As Deepavali is celebrated in the morning in the State, the SC should allow bursting of recrackers from 4.30 a.m. till 6.30 a.m. there, it said in an application filed through advocate phe B. Vinodh Khanna India is a federal state with different traditions and cultures. As far as celebrations relating to Deepavali are concerned, each State or sect has a separate set of beliefs, traditions- and culture," the application argued. cause t ferent "In northern India, Deepavali is celebrated in the night to celebrate the home-coming of Rama after slaying Ravana. Deepavali is, therefore, on the night of November 7, 2018. In the ..u State of Tamil Nadu, Deepavali is celebrated commemorating the death of Narakasura, the Evil, slain by the Goddess in the early hours," it said. The application said, "In Tamil Nadu, on the day of Deepavali, people wake up at 4 a.m take an oil bath, wear new clothes, and start the celebration with bursting of firecrackers in the early morning itself. The celebration goes on all day. Deepavali this year in Tamil Nadu, PLI kand stay . is in the early morning of November 6."
want fo be start but th It said people in Tamil Nadu do not light lamps on Deepavali, day or night. The customary lighting of lamps is reserved for 'Karthigai Deepam' which falls on full moon day in the Tamil Karthigai month. The State pointed out that there are lakhs of people from other States, including the northern parts of the country, who have settled down in Tamil Nadu. However, they continue to follow their own traditions and culture. So, Deepavali is celebrated both in the morning and in the night. So, instead of restricting the bursting of crackers for two hours in the night, another two-hour window should be opened in the morning. Besides, it would make pollution worse if crackers are burst en masse at the same time in the State. reve . ink h cause ferent g the people of Tamil Nadu from bursting firecrackers in the early morning would amount to rejecting their religious rights, the application said. "Deepavali is a religious practice religiously and scrupulously followed by the Hindus from time immemorial and it had become a core and essential religious practice which is also protected under Article 25 of the Constitution as their fundamental right," it said. kand stay The Supreme Court had restricted the time for bursting crackers across India on festivals and other occasions as a means to reduce air pollution.
want fo be start ut th Page 1: ICF rolls out Train 18, the NextGen Shatabdi The gleaming, blue-nosed train standing at 's Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has a cone- shaped frontage, similar to a bullet train. The new train comes fitted with amenities on a par with the best in the worldfrom on- pboard Wi-Fi to GPS-based passenger information system, 'touch-free' bio-vacuum toilets, eLED lighting, mobile charging points, and a climate control system that will adjust the temperature according to occupancy and the weather. Train 18' is a self-propelled, semi-high-speed trainset that will soon replace the box cars of the inter-city Shatabdis Train 18 will be a game- changer for the Indian Railways. a CF It can reach a maximum speed of 160 km per hour. The train can both accelerate and pull to pur a stop rapidly, thereby consuming much less energy. . The train was completed in a record time of 18 months after it was conceived in 2016. About 80% of the design, technology and manufacture ofTrain 18, a predecessor to 'Train 20, is ndian. The coaches in the fully air-conditioned train are linked with advanced bridge plates, leaving the train free of the shaky gangways Indian train travellers are used to.
want fo be start but th Silent killer Air pollution affects neurodevelopment and cognitive test outcomes, and negatively affects mental and motor development Damages children's lung function, even at low levels of exposure cause t ferent -Globally, 93% children under 18 are exposed to PM2.5 levels above WHO guidelines In low- and middle-income About 6 lakh deaths acrossu countries, 98% of all children | the world in children under 5 are exposed to PM2.5 under 15 years were levels above WHO air iy attributed to the joint effects kand stay RSCOS This includes 630 million children under 5 years, and 1.8guidelines. In high-income of ambient and household air billion children under 15 countries, the figure is 52% l pollution in 2016 mage Credit. The Hindu
want fo be start but th Page 7: 'Green firecrackers unlikely to hit market this Diwali' There is little likelihood of 'green' firecrackers being available in the market in time for this year's Diwali even though a clutch of CSIR laboratories have developed them, according to Union Environment Minister, who didn't specify a timeline for when such improved crackers would become commercially available The Nagpur-based CSIR-NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute) rev had demonstrated "reduced emission crackers" in which aluminium had been replaced by magnesium and magnesium-based compounds. These products showed promising results in terms of reduced emission of particulate matter (PM), toxic gases, less smoke and less noise. In an order last week, the Supreme Court said that only 'green' firecrackers would be ink h cause ferent permitted across the country this Diwali What are green crackers? PLI Broadly, such crackers are defined as those which avoid harmful chemicals and, in the manufacturing process, eschew the use of ash, which contributes to particulate matter emissions when burnt. kand stay They would have to avoid barium, lithium, arsenic and lead. They would also, as far as possible, have a significantly reduced presence of aluminium
want fo be start but th Argument for diluting the threshold in PCA framework - capital norms for Indian banks were a lot stringent than what the Basel norms prescribed, such as 9% capital adequacy ratio as e compared with the 800 requirement of Basel norms. RBI's argument - the non-performing asset provision norms for Indian banks are less stringent than what Basel proposes. Presently, there are 12 banks, 11 in the public sector and e one in the private sector, that are under the PCA framework he2. Norms for stressed asset classification .RBI had released a circular on Feb 12, 2018 in which RBI had scrapped all existing restructuring norms and asked banks to start resolution process if loan repayment was overdue even for a day. Some of the board members opposed the circular. 3. RBI's surplus transfer .While the government wants more funds transfer from RBI by dipping into contingency cause t ferent reserves, the central bank has not been agreeing to this proposal PLI O RBI contended that the government was impinging on the autonomy of the central bank. RBI said "Governments that do not respect central bank independence will sooner or later incur the wrath of financial markets, ignite economic fire, and come to rue the day they undermined an important regulatory institution; their wiser counterparts who invest in kand stay central bank independence will enjoy lower costs of borrowing, the love of international investors, and longer life spans
want fo be start but th Page 13: 'RBI, FinMin not interacting' Neither the RBI nor the Finance Ministry is making an effort to maintain interaction between each other and as a result, the respect and trust between the two organisations have deteriorated, said former Economic Affairs and Financial Services Secretary R. Gopalan. ph"From demonetisation onwards, the blame was put on the Governor, who said that it was handed down to him, and then there was the February 12 circular, and then the PNB crisis came, and then the RBI was forced to give an interim dividend for the first time. Then, the government asked that power sector NPAs should have a different system of recognition, and that the PCA rules should be relaxed." Tensions between the RBI and Finance Ministry are not new, but the fact that they are coming out in public now is worrying, according to former Governors of the central bank and economists alike. ink h cause t ferent On speculation that the government was considering reviewing RBI Governor Urjit Patel's kand stay tenure, an official in the Finance Ministry said: "All this talk about the government reviewing the RBI Governor's term is just mischievous reporting. The Governor's term is for three years, and that will come to an end in September next year. A review will be done at that time, there is no review happening right now."
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