Daily Quiz: 22nd April 2019
1.Which of the following statements are true?
1. The Global Counter-terrorism Forum is a formal, political, multilateral counter-terrorism (CT) Organisation.
2. India is a founding member of The forum.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. World Press Freedom Index is published by?
a) Human Rights Watch
b) Amnesty International
c) The Reporters Without Borders
d) Green peace organisation
3.Consider the following statements:
1. Pre independent India had two time zones.
2. Assam’s tea gardens follow a separate time zone known as Tea Garden Time or Bagantime, which is one hour ahead of IST.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
4. Which of the following statements are true?
1. Lonar Lake, also known as Lonar crater, is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument saline soda lake located at Rajasthan
2. Malpe is a natural port at Karnataka
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
5. Which of the following country is not a member of Asian Tea Alliance?
1. Ans: b
- The Global Counterterrorism Forum is an informal, apolitical, multilateral counter-terrorism (CT) platform that was launched officially in New York on 22 September 2011.
- The GCTF’s goal is to strengthen capabilities in order to develop a strategic, long-term approach to counter terrorism and prevent the violent extremist ideologies that underpin it. The GCTF’s mission is to diminish terrorist recruitment and increase countries’ civilian capabilities for dealing with terrorist threats within their borders and regions.
2. Ans: c
- The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released the World Press Freedom Index 2019. The World Press Freedom Index measures the level of media freedom in 180 countries.
- India’s rank in the World Press Freedom Index 2019 dropped down to 140th from 138th in 2018, two points below the previous year.
3. Ans: c
- Time zones were officially established in India in 1884, during British rule. Two time zones were used — Bombay Time and Calcutta Time — due to the importance of these cities as commercial and economic centers. In addition, Madras Time (set up by astronomer John Goldingham in 1802) was followed by many railway companies.
- IST was introduced on January 1,1906. However, Bombay Time and Calcutta Time continued to be maintained as separate time zones until 1955 and 1948 respectfully, after India’s Independence.
- In many places in India, the sun rises and sets much earlier than official working hours. Sunrise is as early as 4 a.m. and sunset by 4 p.m. in northeast India, resulting in a loss of daylight hours and productivity. In particular, this creates a major issue for tea growers in Assam.
- To combat this, Assam’s tea gardens follow a separate time zone known as Tea Garden Time or Bagantime, which is one hour ahead of IST. Laborers generally work in the tea gardens from 9 a.m. (IST 8 a.m.) to 5 p.m. (IST 4 p.m.). This system was introduced during British rule, keeping in mind the early sunrise in this part of India.
4. Ans: b
- Lonar Lake, also known as Lonar crater, is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument saline soda lake located at Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra,
- Malpe is a natural port about six kilometers to the west of Udupi, Karnataka, India. An important port and a major fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast. It is a suburb in Udupi city. The town of Malpe is associated largely with settlements of the Mogaveera fisherman community.
5. Ans: d
- Asian Tea Alliance (ATA) is a union of five tea-growing and consuming countries.
- The members of the alliance are the Indian Tea Association, China Tea Marketing Association, Indonesian Tea Marketing Association, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Japan Tea Association.
- ATA plans to work towards enhancing tea trade, cultural exchanges, technology exchanges as well as globally promoting tea.