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Daily Current Affairs Questions: 03 March 2020

Question 1.  Consider the following statements with respect to ColdbestPC

  1. Recently some children had died in Jammu due to poisoned cough syrup (ColdbestPC)
  2. Diethylene glycol(DEG) was supposed to be found in the Syrup.
  3. DEG is a dangeroussubstance when ingested can result in mortality and severe morbidity.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

  • (a) 1 & 2
  • (b) 2 & 3
  • (c)  1 & 3
  • (d) 1, 2 & 3

Question 2. Consider the following statements with respect to the Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES)-

  1. The LaCONES is a facility of the CSIR’s Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  2. It is associated with the establishment of Genetic Resource Bank for Indian wildlife.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  •  (a) 1 only
  • (b) 2 only
  • (c) Both 1 & 2
  • (d) None

Question 3. Which of the following correctly define the term ‘Seigniorage’?

  •  (a) It denotes simultaneous buying and selling of currency in different markets to take advantage of differing prices for the same asset.
  • (b) It denotes an import tax imposed on certain goods in order to prevent dumping or counter export subsidies.
  • (c) It denotes an export tax imposed on certain goods in order to ensure its sufficient availability in the domestic markets.
  • (d) It denotes difference between the face value of coins/currency and their production costs.

 

Question 4. Which of the following statements is /are correct with respect to a 2020 CD3 also called as ‘mini-moon’?

  1. It is a small object orbiting the  Earth
  2. It is actually an comet
  3. The mini-moon is temporary
  • (a) 1 & 2
  • (b) 2 & 3
  • (c)  1 & 3
  • (d) 1, 2 & 3

 Question 5. Merkel cell carcinoma is related to-

  •  (a) Skin cancer
  • (b) Blood cancer
  • (c)  Brain tumor
  • (d) Nuro disorder

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