Quiz Questions 26 December 2022

#1. An Agricultural produce market committee (APMC) is established by the:

Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is a statutory market committee constituted by a State Government in respect of trade in certain notified agricultural or horticultural or livestock products, under the Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act issued by that state government.

#2. Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme’ is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to:

The ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ scheme — underway across construction sites in five states — to certify skills acquired by workers through traditional learning channels.

#3. . International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report is released by:

International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report is released by US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

#4. Global Wealth Report is released by:

The Credit Suisse Group, a Switzerland-based multinational investment bank, has released the 10th edition of its annual Global Wealth Report.

#5. Miyawaki afforestation, sometime seen in the news, is related to:

The Miyawaki method of afforestation revolutionized the concept of urban afforestation by turning backyards into miniforests.

Kerala is to take this method of afforestation to add green cover on government office premises, residential complexes, school premises etc in Kerala.

#6. Which of the following Indian cities are part of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN): 1)Jaipur 2)Varanasi 3)Chennai 4)Mumbai

As of now, there are five Indian cities in UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) as follows:

Jaipur-Crafts and Folk Arts (2015).

Varanasi-Creative city of Music (2015).

Chennai-Creative city of Music(2017).

Mumbai – Film (2019).

Hyderabad – Gastronomy (2019).

#7. Consider the following statements regarding Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) technique: 1)Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) is a water-saving technology that farmers can apply to reduce their irrigation water consumption in rice fields. 2)The number of days of non-flooded soil between irrigations cannot be more than 2 to 3 days. 3)One disadvantage of AWD technique is that the yield is reduced substantially compared to traditional methods of rice cultivation.

Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) is a water-saving technology that farmers can apply to reduce their irrigation water consumption in rice fields without decreasing its yield. In AWD, irrigation water is applied a few days after the disappearance of the ponded water. Hence, the field gets alternately flooded and non-flooded. The number of days of non-flooded soil between irrigations can vary from 1 to more than 10 days depending on the number of factors such as soil type, weather, and crop growth stage.

#8. Consider the following statements: 1)Dholavira, the archaeological site of a Harappan-era city is located in Haryana 2)Dholavira is the first site of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) in India to get the UNESCO world heritage site tag.

Dholavira, the archaeological site of a Harappan-era city, received the UNESCO world heritage site tag. While Dholavira became the fourth site from Gujarat and 40th from India to make the list, it is the first site of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) in India to get the tag.

#9. The Democracy Index has been released by:

Democracy Index 2019 has been released.

The report ranks 165 independent states and two territories, covering almost the entire population of the world.

It is released annually by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

It provides a snapshot of the state of world democracy for 165 independent states and two territories.

The Index is based on five categories:

Electoral process and pluralism.

Civil liberties.

Functioning of government.

Political participation.

Political culture.

India’s Rank – 51

#10. One of the implications of equality in society is the absence of:

Article 18 of the constitution justifies this. Under Right to equality, A18 abolishes titular privileges (except military or academic) granted to citizens of India.

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