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Daily Current Affairs Questions: 13 Nov 2019

IAS/PCS – Pre 2019/20

Question 1.  Consider the following statements with respect to the Second Generation (2G) ethanol

  1. Second Generation (2G) feed stocks include agri-residues like rice & wheat straw, cane trash, corn cobs & stover, cotton stalk, Empty Fruit bunches (EFB), etc.
  2. Firstgeneration bio ethanol is produced by fermenting plant-derived sugars to ethanolusing food and fodder crops, such as sugar cane, corn, wheat, and sugar beet.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1& 2

(d) None

Question 2. Consider the following statements with respect to the eco-sensitive zones.

  1. Eco-Sensitive Zones are defined as those areas ‘that are ecologically and economically important, but
  2. They are areas notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
  3. They are normally areas around Protected Areas, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries to create some kind of “shock absorbers” to the protected areas.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

  • 1 & 2
  • 2 & 3
  • 1& 3
  • All the above

Question 3. The Karez system ( also known as Qanat ) , that was recently in news , is a

(a)  Water Harnessing Technology

(b)   Religious Ceremony

(c)  Tax system in Middle East

(d)  Traffic rules in Gulf countries

Question 4. Which country will host the 11th BRICS summit?

Which country will host the 11th BRICS summit?

(a)  China

(b)   India

(c)  New Zealand

(d)  Brazil

Question 5. Which state topped India’s first-ever ranking of states on justice delivery?

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Telangana

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Kerala

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