MASTER THE CURRENT AFFAIRS – DAY 144

Q.1) Which of the following is/are the oilseeds produced in India?

1.Groundnut
2.Linseed
3.Soybean
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Answer : D
Main oilseeds produced in India include groundnut, mustard, coconut, sesame, soybean, castor seeds, linseed and sunflower. Most of these are edible and used as cooking mediums. Some of them are also used as a raw material in the production of soap, ointments and cosmetics.

The Government of India through the National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm has the objective to augment the availability of edible oils and reduce the import of edible oils by increasing the production and productivity of oilseeds and oil palm. To this end a multi-pronged strategy is being adopted which includes the following:

Increasing the seed replacement ratio with focus on varietal replacement
Increasing irrigation coverage
Nutrient management
Intercropping with cereals/pulses/sugarcane
Productivity improvement and adoption of proven and climate-resilient technologies
Area expansion through diversification of low yielding food grains.
Creation of 36 oilseed hubs with a focus on regional approach for larger availability of quality seeds
Post-harvest management at farm and village level
Formation of Farmer Producer Organizations

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding RFID/FASTag:

1. It has a passive RFID chip
2. Once it is affixed to a vehicle, it cannot be transferred to another vehicle.
3. FASTags are operated by National Payments Corporation of India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1
b) 1 and 2
c) Only 3
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Statement 1 is correct: A FASTag has what is called a passive RFID chip as it does not contain its own battery. It is energized only when the beam from the scanner strikes it. At a toll plaza, when a vehicle comes within a certain radius, the scanner is able to send out the signals and read the tag which means, the identification code of the vehicle
Statement 2 is correct: The FASTag sticker is vehicle specific, hence, once it is affixed on to a particular vehicle, it cannot be transferred to another vehicle.
Statement 3 is incorrect: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) through its subsidiary Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL) sells and operates FASTag.

Q.3) Which of the following countries border Israel?

1. Lebanon
2. Syria
3. Azerbaijan
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above

Answer: A
Bordering countries
Jordan
Syria
Lebanon
Egypt

Q.4) Agumbe often seen in news is a:

a) A Near Earth Object named after a famous Indian scientist by NASA
b) India’s first indigenously developed semiconductor chip for 4G/LTE modems
c) Deep underwater mammalian species discovered in Andaman Sea
d) A newly recognized country in Africa

Answer: B
Agumbe is a series of indigenously developed semiconductor chips launched by Bengaluru-based semiconductor manufacturing company Signalchip. These chips would be used in 4G/LTE and 5G NR Modem applications.


Q.5) Arrange the following from North to South:

1. Celebes sea
2. Banda Sea
3. Arafura Sea
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 3-2-1
b) 1-2-3
c) 2-1-3
d) 1-3-2

Answer: B
Correct order from North to South is: Celebes Sea – Banda Sea – Arafura Sea

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