Daily Current Affairs MCQs - JigyasaJigyasa - April 2019Jigyasa – April 2019 – Week 4

Day 21 | April 2019 | Daily Current Affairs | IAS Prelims 2019

Q.1) The term ‘Normandy Format’ sometimes seen in the news is related to:

a)Diplomatic group


c)Cyber attacks

d)Mini satellites

Q.2) With reference to ‘Marine Pollution’, consider the following statements:

1.Globally, land-based sources account for approximately 80% of marine pollution.

2.Excessive nutrients from sewage outfalls and agricultural runoff have contributed to the increasing incidence of low oxygen (hypoxic) areas known as dead zones.

3.There are now close to 500 dead zones with a total global surface area of over 245,000 km².

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a)1 only

b)1 and 2 only

c)2 and 3 only

d)1, 2 and 3 

Q.3) With reference to the ‘Vacuum Extinguish Method’ (VEM), consider the following statements:

1.It is based on the suction of the combustible products and the flame with vacuum.

2.It is useful for the special environments that are highly enclosed – such as space vehicles and submarines.

Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

a)1 Only

b)2 Only

c)Both 1 & 2

d)Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

Mission                                        Agency

  1. Hope Mars Mission – European Space Agency (ESA)
  2. BepiColombo – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  3. Beresheet – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a)1 Only

b)1 & 2 Only

c)2 & 3 Only

d)None of the above

Q.5) With reference to the Global Deal for Nature (GDN), consider the following statements:

1.Its objective is to tackle dangerous climate change and safeguard biodiversity in order to avoid any worsening of the sixth mass extinction.

2.According to GDN around 70 % of the planet is to be fully protected under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity by 2030.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a)1 Only

b)2 Only

c)Both 1 & 2

d)Neither 1 nor 2


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