Current Affairs Quiz 07 November 2023
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Current Affairs Quiz 07 November 2023 for UPSC Prelims
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- Question 1 of 5
An objective of the National Food Security Mission is to increase the production of certain crops through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country. What are those crops?Correct
- Question 2 of 5
Among the following, which one is the largest exporter of rice in the world in the last five years?Correct
- Question 3 of 5
Which of the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana are correct?
- It is considered as world’s largest food security scheme, aims at ensuring sufficient food for the poor and needy during the coronavirus crisis
- Priority Households (PHH) are to be identified by State Governments/Union Territory Administrations as per criteria evolved by them.
Select the correct answer using the code below.Correct
Both the statements are correct.Incorrect
Both the statements are correct.
- Question 4 of 5
With reference to the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea, consider the following statements:
1. A coastal state has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles, measured from baseline determined in accordance with the convention.
2. Ships of all states, whether coastal or land-locked, enjoy the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea.
3. The Exclusive Economic Zone shall not extend beyond 200 nautical miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
Which of the statements given above are correct?Correct
- Question 5 of 5
Which of the following statements about National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are correct?
1. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is an Indian specialized force constituted for the purpose of special response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster under the Disaster Management Act, 2010.
2. The Chairman of the NDMA is the home minister
3. The responsibility of managing disasters in India is that of the central Government.Correct
Ans;- d) None of the above
• The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is an Indian specialized force constituted for the purpose of special response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster” under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
• The “Apex Body for Disaster Management” in India is the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
• The Chairman of the NDMA is the Prime Minister.
• The responsibility of managing disasters in India is that of the State Government. The ‘Nodal Ministry’ in the central government for management of natural disasters is the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
• When ‘calamities of severe nature’ occur, the Central Government is responsible for providing aid and assistance to the affected state, including deploying, at the State’s request, of Armed Forces, Central Paramilitary Forces, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and such communication, air and other assets, as are available and needed. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is under the National Disaster Management Authority.
• The head of the NDRF is designated as Director General. The Director Generals of NDRF are IPS officers on deputation from Indian police organisations.
• Director General wears the uniform and badges of rank of an army three-star general.
• The NDRF is a top-heavy organisation which in addition to the Director General has several Inspector Generals (IG) and Deputy IGs, who fly flags and wear army-style badges of rank.Incorrect
• The Brus are spread across Tripura, Mizoram and parts of southern Assam are the most populous tribe in Tripura.
• Also known as Reangs in the state, they are ethnically different from the Mizos, with their own distinct language and dialect and form one of the 21 scheduled tribes of Tripura. In Mizoram, they are largely restricted to Mamit and Kolasib districts.
• Over two decades ago, they were targeted by the Young Mizo Association (YMA), Mizo Zirwlai Pawl (MZP), and a few ethnic social organisations of Mizoram who demanded that the Bru be excluded from electoral rolls in the state.