Current Affairs 13th March 2021 English & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 13 March 2021 English

 

  1. Recently, the Bamiyan Buddhas were brought back to life with the help of 3D projection in the event held in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan. The Bamiyan Buddhas were situated in high mountains of –

(A) Hindu Kush

(B) Tirich Mir

(C) Naw Shakh

(D) Saraghrar

The Bamiyan Buddhas were situated in high mountains of Hindu Kush in central highlands called Bamiyan Valley of the Afghanistan. The Bamiyan valley, along the line of the Bamiyan River, was once integral part of the ancient Silk Roads. It provided passage for merchants, religion, culture and language. The region became a major cultural, religious and trade centre when Buddhist Kushan Empire spread. The Bamiyan Buddhas were situated in high mountains of Hindu Kush in central highlands called the Bamiyan Valley of the Afghanistan. The Bamiyan valley, along the line of the Bamiyan River, was once an integral part of the ancient Silk Roads. It provided passage for merchants, religion, culture, and language. The region became a major cultural, religious, and trade center when the Buddhist Kushan Empire spread.

Answers: – 1-(A)

 

  1. According to NASA, the minerals and rock deposits at Salda lake are the nearest match on earth with the deposits on the Jezero Crater. In context to the Craters tell us, which of the following is the largest crater on Mars?

(A) Caloris Planitia

(B) Utopia Planitia

(C) Argyre Planitia

(D) Hellas Planitia

Hellas Planitia is the largest crater on Mars, located within the huge, roughly circular impact basin Hellas. It is located in the southern hemisphere of the planet Mars. Hellas is the third- or fourth-largest known impact crater in the Solar System. Boundaries of Hellas Planitia spans between the Hellas quadrangle and the Noachis quadrangle. It has a diameter of about 2,300 km (1,400 mi) which is the largest unambiguous impact structure on the planet.

Answers: – 2-(D)

 

  1. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has amended licensing conditions for telecom companies. Where is the headquarter of the Department of Telecommunications located?

(A) New Delhi

(B) Mumbai

(C) Lucknow

(D) Kolkata

The Department of Telecommunications, abbreviated to DoT, is a department of the Ministry of Communications of the executive branch of the Government of India. It headquartered at New Delhi.

Statutory Bodies are –

Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal(TDSAT)

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI)

Answers: -3-(A)

 

  1. India’s biggest floating solar power plant by generation capacity (100MW) is being developed by the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited. In context to the same tell us which technology is used by solar power plants?

(A) Solar thermal

(B) Solar photovoltaic

(C) Solar Wind

(D) Both (A) and (B)

Solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) are the two well-known technologies to convert solar energy into useful energy. In solar thermal technology heat of the sun is used for increasing the temperature of the air, water, or any heat-absorbing material without using an intermediate electric circuitry.

Answers: -4-(D)

 

  1. Amid the growing competition among the world powers in the field of space, France has begun its first space military exercises to test its ability to defend its satellites. In context to the same tell us which of the following is the similar Initiatives of India?

(A) Mission Space

(B) Mission Shakti

(C) Mission Bal

(D) Mission Shoonya

Mission Shakti was undertaken to develop highly-potent Anti-satellite weapons (ASAT). It is a joint programme of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Anti-

Answers: – 5-(B)

 

  1. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Silk Board on a convergence model for the implementation of Agroforestry in the silk sector.

Consider the following statements regarding Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF) Scheme –

(1) The Ministry of Labour and Employment ​has been implementing the SMAF since 2016-17.

(2) At present, the scheme is being implemented in 20 States and 2 UTs.
(3) Exotic species are not promoted by the scheme.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (2) and (1)

(C) Only (3) and (2)

(D) None of the above

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC & FW) has been implementing the SMAF since 2016-17 as part of the recommendation of the National Agroforestry Policy 2014.

India was the first country to have such a comprehensive policy which was launched at the World Agroforestry Congress held in Delhi in February 2014.

At present, the scheme is being implemented in 20 States and 2 UTs.

The scheme promotes endemic species or tree species that come with medicinal value.

Exotic species are not promoted by the scheme.

Answers: – 6-(C)

 

  1. Recently, the USA President has envisaged a New Peace Initiative (Plan) to decide on the roadmap for peace in Afghanistan.

Consider the following statements regarding Afghanistan –

(I) Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked country at the mid of Central and South Asia.

(II) The current president of this country is Ashraf Ghani.

(III) The currency of this country is riyal.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (1) and (2)

(C) Only (3) and (2)

(D) All are correct

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the mid of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

More about Afghanistan: –

Capital: Kabul

President: Ashraf Ghani

Currency: Afghan afghani

Official languages: Pashto, Dari

Answers: – 7-(B)

 

  1. According to information provided to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources, only half of government schools and anganwadis have tap water supply, despite a 100-day campaign for 100% coverage being launched by the Jal Shakti Ministry in October 2020.

Consider the following statements regarding Jal Jeevan Mission –

(I) The campaign aims to provide potable piped water supply for drinking only.

(II) It was launched on 73rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

(III) As of now, only 48.5% of anganwadis and 53.3% of schools had tap water supply.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (2)

(B) Only (3)

(C) Only (3) and (1)

(D) All are correct

The campaign aims to provide potable piped water supply for drinking and cooking purposes and tap water for hand washing and in toilets in every school, anganwadi and ashramshala or residential tribal school.

It was launched on 2nd October, 2020 (151st birth anniversary Gandhi Jayanti).

The 100-day period should have ended on 10th January, 2021.

However, some States/ UTs have indicated that they need more time to complete the task and sustain the efforts. Therefore, the campaign has been extended till 31st March, 2021.

As of now, only 48.5% of anganwadis and 53.3% of schools had tap water supply.

Answers: – 8-(B)

 

  1. India expressed its intent to include Chabahar port in the 13-nation International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) that extends from India to Russia.

Match the following number of ports in India, that are located in the given states:

(a) Maharashtra              1- 53

(b) Gujarat       2- 15

(c) Tamil Nadu 3- 40

(d) Karnataka   4- 10

Options-

(A) a-1, b-4, c-3, d-2

(B) a-2, b-3, c-1, d-4

(C) a-1, b-2, c-4, d-3

(D) a-1, b-3, c-2, d-4

Maharashtra    53

Gujarat                        40

Tamil Nadu       15

Karnataka         10

Answers: – 9-(D)

 

  1. Recently, an international team of astronomers has discovered the most distant “Radio-Loud” Quasar with the help of European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT).

Match the following –

(a) Constitute of Solar system                 1- Sun, planets, satellites

(b) First three inner planets                     2- Mercury, Venus, Earth

(c) Correct order of heaviest planets     3- Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter

Options

(A) a-1, b-2, c-3

(B) a-2, b-3, c-1

(C) a-3, b-2, c-1

(D) a-1, b-3, c-2

Constitute of Solar system         Sun, planets, satellites

First three inner planets                            Mercury, Venus, Earth

The correct order of heaviest planets           Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter

Answers: – 10-(A)

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