Daily Current Affair Quiz: 11th September 2019
1. Fall army worm attacks
(d) All of the above
- Fall Armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an insect pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and also to legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.
2. The 1995 Basel Ban Amendment is related to?
(a) Global waste dumping prohibition
(b) Ban on Nuclear tests
(c) Pollution from automobiles
(d) Purticulate Matter Pollution
- The 1995 Basel Ban Amendment, a global waste dumping prohibition, has become an international law after Croatia (97th country to ratify) ratified it on September 6, 2019.
- The amendment prohibits all export of hazardous wastes, including electronic wastes and obsolete ships from 29 wealthiest countries of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to non-OECD countries.
3. Which of the following statements are true?
1. Central Vigilance commission is not an investigating agency.
2. The CVC either gets the investigation done through the CBI or through chief vigilance officers (CVO) in government offices.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
- It is not an investigating agency. The CVC either gets the investigation done through the CBI or through chief vigilance officers (CVO) in government offices.
- It is empowered to inquire into offences alleged to have been committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 by certain categories of public servants.
- Its annual report gives the details of the work done by the commission and points to systemic failures which lead to corruption in government departments.
4. The Cartagena Protocol is associated with?
(a) Living modified organisms
(b) Hazardous Waste Management
(c) Marine Pollution
(d) None of the above
- The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health. It was adopted on 29 January 2000 and entered into force on 11 September 2003.
5. Which of the following statements are true?
1. Prarthana Samaj, was a movement for religious and social reform in Maharashtra.
2. Prarthana Samaj was founded by Atmaram Pandurang.
(a) 1 only
(b) Both 1 and 2
(c) 2 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
- Prarthana Samaj was a movement for religious and social reform in Bombay, India, based on earlier reform movements. Prarthana Samaj was founded by the Dadoba p. Tarkhadkar Brother Atmaram Pandurang in 1867 when Kesab Chandra sen visited Maharashtra, with an aim to make people believe in one God and worship only one God. It became popular after Mahadev Govind Ranade joined.