[Q. 1]India recently participated in the 3rd Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting. It was held in:

(a) Norway

(b) Sweden

(c) India

(d) Japan

[ans] a

 

[soln]

  • Mission Innovation Champions Programme was launched by Mission innovation countries to felicitate clean energy innovators.
  • Hydrogen Innovation Challenge was announced to reduce costs along the value chain and further expand the deployment of hydrogen.
  • India announced setting up of First International Incubator for clean energy in public-private partnership at a total investment of around US $ 5 million in Delhi.
  • India announced participation in Global cooling innovation challenge.

Mission Innovation

 

  • It was launched at COP21 of UNFCCC in Paris in November 2015. It is a global platform of 23 countries and European Union aimed at accelerating clean energy innovations througho Enhanced Government funding, o Greater public-private sector partnership and o Enhanced global cooperation.
  • It seeks to double investments in clean energy innovation over five years.
  • India is founding member of Mission Innovation and part of the Steering Committee besides co-lead of innovation challenges on smart grids, off grids and sustainable bio-fuels.
  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is nodal agency of this mission in India.
  • The first Ministerial meeting was held in June 2016 in San Francisco.
  • 4th MI Ministerial will be hosted by Canada, Vancouver in May 2019.

 

[Q.2] Consider the following statements with reference to One Stop Centre (OSC) Scheme:

  1. It is a sub-scheme under National Mission for Empowerment of women.

2. It is aimed at making women self- reliant by giving them self- employment opportunity.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

 

[ans] a

 

[soln]

 

  • It is a sub-scheme under National Mission for Empowerment of women which is being run by Ministry of Women & Child Development. Hence statement 1 is Correct.
  • It is aimed at supporting women affected by violence in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace. Hence statement 2 is NOT correct.
  • Establishment of OSCs was one of the key components of Nirbhaya Fund. Every OSC is integrated with newly operational Women’s Helpline (181).
  • The first OSC built at Raipur, Chhattisgarh has received the President’s award on March 8, 2018 on the International Women’s Day.

 

[Q.3] Consider the following statements with reference recently discovered chemical element ruthenium (Ru).

  1. It belongs to the platinum group.
  2. It is one of the rarest metals on the earth.
  3. It is the only element other than iron (Fe) to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature.

Which of the above statements is/are NOT correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) None of the above

[ans] c

[soln]

  • Recently, Researchers at the University of Minnesota (US) have discovered magnetic properties in chemical element ruthenium (Ru).
  • It belongs to the platinum group, has atomic number 44 and is mostly used in the electronics industry for chip resistors and electrical contacts. Hence statement 1 is correct.
  • It is the fourth element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature.
  • Other than this only three elements have been found to be ferromagnetic at room temperature – iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), and nickel (Ni). Hence statement 3 is NOT correct.
  • It is one of the rarest metals on the earth, resistant to oxidation, and additional theoretical predictions claim it has a high thermal stability. Hence statement 2 is also correct.
  • Magnetic materials are of great importance to modern industry and are used in many everyday applications such as sensors, electric motors, generators, hard drives and Spintronic storage.

[Q.4]Scientists from the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bengaluru have conducted an experiment for detection of Cosmic Microwave back ground radiation. From the above sentence, consider the following statement :

  1. It is an all-pervasive, but weak, electromagnetic radiation from the early universe.
  2. This radiation comes from any of the objects that we see in the universe, like stars or galaxies.
  3. It was first discovered in 1964.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) All of the above

[ans] a

 

[soln]

  • It is an all-pervasive, but weak, electromagnetic radiation from the early universe, about 3,80,000 years after the Big Bang when matter was still to be formed.. Hence statement 1 is NOT correct.
  • This radiation does not come from any of the objects that we see in the universe, like stars or galaxies but from a time when matter and radiation were in thermodynamic equilibrium. Hence statement 2 is NOT correct.
  • It was first discovered in 1964. Hence statement 3 is correct.
  • The spectrum produced by CMBR is very smooth. It does, however, contain small wiggles, or deformities, in its shape.
  • Each of these wiggles has valuable encoded information about specific events that took place as the first stars were born.
  • CMB signals are so faint, and so pervasive is the interference from modern technology that there is a proposal to set up CMB observation experiments on the other side of the moon.

 

[Q.5] Recently, there were several cases of deaths due to a Zoonotic diseases caused ‘Nipah’ (NiV) virus in Kerala. Zoonotic diseases can be caused by-

  1. Viruses
  2. Bacteria
  3. Parasites
  4. Fungi

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1, 2 and 4

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) All of the above

 

[ans] d

 

[soln]

 

  • Nipah virus was first identified in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998 from where it derives its name.
  • The first outbreak in India was reported from Siliguri, West Bengal in 2001.
  • The natural host of the virus is the fruit bat but it can also infect pigs or any domesticated animals.
  • The virus is present in bat urine, faeces, saliva, and birthing fluids which then transmits it to Humans climbing trees or drinking raw palm sap covered in it.
  • Transmission of Nipah virus also takes place through direct contact with other NiV-infected people.

 What are Zoonotic diseases?

  • A zoonotic disease is a disease that spreads between animals and people.
  • They can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi.
  • Important Zoonotic diseases in India are: Nipah virus, avian influenza, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, leptospirosis, Hanta virus, SARS, cysticercosis, anthrax, plague, echinococcosis and schistosomosis, Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) etc.

 

[Q.6]Consider the following statements with reference to Atal Tinkering Marathon:

  1. Atal Tinkering Labs of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog had organized an Atal Tinkering Marathon.
  2. Its aim is to find out the best student innovators of India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[ans] c

 

[soln]

 

  • The marathon puts nation-wide challenge in 6 thematic areas namely Clean Energy, Water resources, Waste management, Healthcare, Smart mobility, and Agri-tech.
  • Out of all innovations received, top 100 are shortlisted on the basis of novelty and prototype functionality. These 100 teams are given a month to refine their prototypes. Out of 100, Top 30 innovations are selected by an esteemed panel of judges including industry and academia experts.
  • The Top 30 Innovations are showcased through a booklet compiling the work done by the children, the mentors, teachers and schools.
  • The Top 30 teams are being awarded with several prizes including a three month-long ATL Student Innovator Program (ATL SIP) in partnership with industry and start-up incubator.

 

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=179209

 

[Q.7] World Health Organization has urged developing nations to eliminate man-made Trans fatty acids from their food supplies.

Consider the following statements about Trans Fatty Acids (TFA):

  1. Its consumption increases the risk of heart disease.
  2. They are supposed to be the main cause of Type-2 Diabetes.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

[ans] c

 

[soln]

 

  • It was in news because, Recently, World Health Organization has urged developing nations to eliminate man- made trans fatty acids from their food supplies.
  • It is also known as Trans Fatty Acids (TFA), they are of 2 types- Natural Trans- Fat- Occur naturally in the dairy and some meat products. Artificial Trans-Fat- They are created when the oil goes through hydrogenation, which involves adding hydrogen to the liquid oil to make it more solid.
  • They help to increase the shelf life of oils and foods and stabilise their flavours.
  • In India, Vanaspati, desi ghee, butter and margarine are the main sources of trans fat. Vanaspati is favoured by the industry as it prolongs a food product’s shelf life and is cheap.

 

Health Hazards due to Trans-Fat

  • According to various studies, a 2% increase in energy intake from trans-fat has been associated with a 23 % increase in the risk of heart disease and according to another estimate by WHO Its consumption increases the risk of heart disease by raising the level of low- density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as the “bad” cholesterol and at the same time it reduces the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is the “good” cholesterol. Hence statement 1 is correct.
  • They are supposed to be the main cause of Type-2 Diabetes and linked to insulin resistance, that is why WHO recommends that no more than one per cent of a person’s calories come from trans fats. Hence statement 2 is also correct.

 

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/14-05-2018-who-plan-to-eliminate-industrially-produced-trans-fatty-acids-from-global-food-supply

 

[Q.8] Consider the following statements with reference to recently set up National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC):

  1. It would be a repository of nation-wide water resources data.
  2. It will work as a Subordinate Office under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  3. It is a component of National Hydrology Project and also in consonance with the National Water Mission.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All of the above

[ans] d

[soln]

 

  • It would be a repository of nation-wide water resources data and would work as a Subordinate Office under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation which is to be headed by a Joint Secretary level officer. Hence statement 1 and 2 is correct.
  • It will provide latest and reliable water data (other than classified data) through web-based India Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS) on a GIS platform in Public Domain.
  • It will also collaborate with leading national and international research institutes to provide technical support to central and state organizations dealing with water emergency response of hydrological extremes.
  • It is a component of National Hydrology Project and also in consonance with the National Water Mission which has an objective of “conservation of water, minimizing wastage and ensuring its more equitable distribution through integrated water resources development and management”. Hence statement 3 is also correct.

[Q.9] Which of the following is the only state in the country to have melanistic tigers, white tigers and black panthers?

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Odisha

(c) West Bengal

(d) Madhya Pradesh

[ans] b

 

[soln]

 

[Q.10] Consider the following statements about Gaj Yatra:

  1. Gaj Yatra is 18-month-long national campaign aimed to protect elephants, India’s national heritage animal in 12 elephant range states.
  2. It was organised by the Wildlife Trust of India in collaboration with the State Forest Department.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[ans] c

 

[soln]

 

 

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