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Daily Current Affairs MCQs - 29th & 30th March 2019
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This lesson deals with the Daily Current Affairs MCQs of 29th and 30th March 2019

Ajay Kumar Muchakurthi is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Ajay Kumar Muchakurthi
Appeared UPSC CSE Mains,M.A.(Public Administration), B.Tech(CSE), Independent Researcher in Governance

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Majuli island is in Brahmaputra river in Assam. It is first island of India to became District.
majuli island situated in Assam on the river of brhamaputra ...it is largest river island of the world
Manulife Island + Assam+ Brahmaputra river+ in 2026 became 1st Indian Island to become district+world's largest river island+ cultural significance as preservation of old weapons, Jewellery, utensils etc..
Majuli Island is located on the river Brahmaputra... It is the World's largest riverine Island nd became 33rd district of Assam in 2016
  1. DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ'S: 29TH & 30TH MARCH'2019 Presented by Ajay Kumar Muchakurthi


  2. Courses: Daily Current Affairs MCQ's (May Till date) 3000+ MCQ's from Previous Papers with Analysis o Analysis of Daily Current Affairs o International Relations Summary - Yojana Summary -Science Reporter Indian Polity o Unacademy Plus : Code - ajaykumar0692 o https://www.unacademy.com/user/ajaykumar0692


  3. 1. Choose the correct statements about Geographical Indication Tag: It is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and have the qualities belonging to their origin 2. It prevents its use by the third party 3. Darjeeling Tea is the first Indian product to get the Gl Tag A and 2 B. 2 and 3 8 c 1 and 3 D. All the above


  4. Answer: D Geographical Indication Tag Name or sign used on certain products that corresponds to specific geographical location a Used for agricultural, natural and manufactured goods having special quality Enables stakeholders to authenticate their production and prevents third party from using it Goods and Products-None can use their name : Exclusive rights Registration-Valid for 10 years o International level: Governed by WTOs TRIPS Agreement India : Administered by Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks


  5. o First Gl Tag : Darjeeling Tea a Recently, Government has announced that Gl Tag has been awarded to five varieties of Indian Coffee 1. Coorg Arabica Coffee Kodagu District, Karnataka 2. Wayanad Robusta Coffee Wayanad district of Kerala 3. Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee Chikmagalur district of Karnataka 4 Araku Valley Arabica Coffee - Described as coffee from hilly tracks of Visakhapatnam district of AP and Odisha Region: Organic approach by tribals Bababudangiris Arabica coffee Central portion of Chikmagalur district Selectively hand-picked and processed by natural fermentation


  6. 2. Choose the correct statements about Biomedical Research Career Programme: Its objective is to build and nurture the talent of highest global standards in cutting- 1. edge biomedical research in India 2. t is under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 3. It has made it attractive for high quality Indian scientists working abroad to return to India A 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3 c 1 and 3 D. All the above


  7. Answer: C o Biomedical Research Career Programme Department of Biotechnology a Recently, Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Biomedical Research Career Programme (BRCP), and Wellcome Trust (WT) / DBT India Alliance beyond its initial 10-year term (2008-09 to 2018-29) to a new five year phase (2019-20 to 2023-24) a Programme - Fulfilled objectives of building and nurturing talent of highest global standards in cutting-edge biomedical research in India BRCP has made it attractive for high quality Indian scientists working abroad to return to India a lt has increased the number of locations geographically within India where world- class biomedical research is undertaken


  8. o Extending Phase : Programme would continue to build this capacity as also strengthen clinical research and work towards addressing important health challenges for India o Total financial implication will be Rs. 1092 crore with DBT and WT contributing Rs.728 crore and Rs.364 crore


  9. 3. Recently, Government of India has notified Island Protection Zone 2019 for which among the following islands: 1 akshadweep lslands 2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands 3. Majuli Island A. 1 and 2 8. 2 and 3 c 1 only o. 2 only Lakshadweep Islands C.


  10. Answer: D o Island Protection Zone 2019 has been notified by the Government of India for ndaman and Nicobar Islands Relaxes development norms of islands compared to earlier notification and brings new norms for Andaman and Nicobar Islands It allows eco-tourism projects 20 metres from the high tide line (HTL) in smaller islands like Baratang, Havelock and Car Nicobar and 50 metres in larger ones It allows for eco-tourism activities like mangrove walks, tree huts and nature trails in island coastal regulation zone IA (most eco-sensitive region of the islands which includes turtle nesting grounds, marshes, coral reefs etc)


  11. allows for construction of roads, roads on stilts by reclaiming land in exceptional cases for defence installations, public utilities or strategic purposes in eco-sensitive zones In case construction of such roads pass through mangroves, a minimum three times the mangrove area destroyed during the construction process shall be taken up for compensatory plantation of mangroves elsewhere Not allowed under IPZ 2011


  12. 4. World's highest polling station is located in which among the following states: A. Himachal Pradesh 8. Sikkinm c Jammu and Kashmir o. Uttarakhand


  13. 5. Which among the following has recently launched blockchain based e- marketplace for Coffee: A. Ministry of Commerce and Industry B Ministry of Agriculture C. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology o. None of the above


  14. Answer: C o Generally, Astronauts in ISS can't wash clothes - Put on new clothes when the old ones get dirty o Usually wear the same outfit for 3 to 4 days and then throw away with other rubbish o Every year 3 members requires upto 660 kg clothes : Ferried to ISS o Two year flight to Mars with 6 crew members 3 tonnes O RKK Energiya Space Corporation of Russia Proposed to develop a space washing machine a Not by using water - Using carbon dioxide produced by humans breathing Can be turned into liquid under pressure


  15. Answer: C o Ministry of Home Affairs Recently formed Terror Monitoring Group To take action against hard core sympathizers among government employees, including teachers providing covert support to terror related activities To ensure synergized action against terror financing and other related activities in J&K It will take coordinated action in all registered cases related to terror financing and terror-related activities o Will be chaired by Addl. DGP, CID of J&K and members as IG, Addl. Director of IB Representatives will be from CBI, NIA, CBDT and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs


  16. Identify all key person involved in supporting terrorism in any form and take action Investigate the networks of various channels of fund terror and terror activities and take coordinated action to stop flow of funds o Wil meet on a weekly basis and submit action report to MHA


  17. 8. Choose the correct statements about Hump backed Mahseer 1. It is a large freshwater fish and also called as tiger of the water 2. It is found only in Cauvery river basin A. Oonly B 2 only C. Both D. None


  18. Answer: C Hump backed Mahseer-Large freshwater fish Also called as Tiger of the water a Found only in the Cauvery river basin including Kerala's Pambar, Kabini and Bhavani It is recently placed under Critically Endangered under IUCN Red List a Included after is got its scientific name in June - Tor remadevii