MASTER THE CURRENT AFFAIRS – DAY 225

Q.1) Consider the following statements with respect to Phyto-pharmaceutical Mission
1. It is envisaged to bring transformative change in the medicinal plants sector through captive cultivation of selected medicinal plants.
2. It was launched by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C
CSIR Phytopharmaceutical Mission

The Mission is envisaged to bring transformative change in the medicinal plants sector through captive cultivation of selected medicinal plants, including rare, engendered and threatened species, production of quality planting material and development of region specific agro technologies; technology packages for production of GMP grade medicinal plant extracts; and phytopharmaceutical development from important medicinal plants.
This mission aims to improve the availability (through captive cultivation) of such medicinal plants which are in high demand by global and domestic phytopharmaceutical drug industry involved in the preparation of medicines of Indian traditional systems.
It will also help in the conservation of endangered and threatened medicinal plants and discovery of new botanical drugs for unmet medical needs.

Q.2) Consider the following statements with respect to Martand Sun Temple
It is one of the earliest known sun temples much older than Konark and Modhera.
It is located in the State of Gujarat.
It was built during the 8th century by the King Lalitaditya.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

a. 3 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 1, 2 and 3
d. None of the above

Answer : B
Martand Sun Temple

It is also known as Pandou LaidanTemple.
It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Sun God or Bhaskar.
It was built during the 8th century CE.
Martand is another Sanskrit synonym for Surya.
The temple is located in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
This temple has been built with strong and square limestones and exhibits pillars in Greek pattern.
It is believed to be the only sun temple in the entire north India.
The other sun temples are at Konark in Odisha and at Modhera in Gujarat.
Of the three Sun temples in India, Martand is the oldest, whereas, Konark temple, a colossal structure stands majestic on the sea shore on a vast stretch of sandy soil built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva and the third one is at Modhera, built in 1026 by King Bhimdev.
Officially, Martand temple is regarded as one of the many sites of national importance in Jammu and Kashmir and is listed as a centrally protected monument.

Q.3) With reference to Bottom trawling, consider the following statements:

1.Bottom trawling is also referred to as “dragging”.
2.Demersal trawling is towing a net at the very bottom of the ocean
3.Benthic trawling is towing a net just above the demersal zone
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Answer :B

Protest in Sri Lanka demanding implementation of laws against bottom trawling
Bottom trawling is trawling (towing a trawl, which is a fishing net) along the seafloor. It is also referred to as “dragging”.
The scientific community divides bottom trawling into benthic trawling and demersal trawling.
Benthic trawling is towing a net at the very bottom of the ocean and demersal trawling is towing a net just above the benthic zone

Q.4) With reference to Exercise Yudh Abhyas, consider the following statements:
1.It is the bilateral exercise between India and Russia
2.It is the largest running joint military training and defence cooperation endeavor between the two countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer :B

The 17th edition of the India – USA. bilateral exercise, Yudh Abhyas 2021, got under way at the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, U.S., with the two sides set to hone their skills in counter-terror operations in mountainous terrain and cold climate conditions.
Interestingly, this is the only India-U.S. service exercise continuing in bilateral format.
The 14-day training schedule includes activities on joint training in counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism environment under the U.N. mandate, the Army said.
“This will help them in undertaking joint operations at the battalion level in mountainous terrain with cold climatic conditions under the ambit of the U.N.”
Exercise Yudh Abhyas is the largest running joint military training and defence cooperation endeavour between the two countries, the Army said.

Q.5) Ellesmere Island as seen in news is located in which of the following?
a) UK
b) Australia
c) Canada
d) Norway

Answer: C
Notes:
The island has been in news as a part of the Arctic’s ice called “Last Ice Area” has started showing signs of melting earlier than what the scientists had expected.
The Last Ice Area is located north of Greenland and in Ellesmere Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

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