Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 08.06.22

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 08.06.22

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 08.06.22

Q1. Which of the following states has topped the State Food Safety Index (SFSI) 2022?

  1. Kerala
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Gujarat
  4. Maharashtra

 

Answer (b)

Explanation:

  1. Tamil Nadu topped the State Food Safety Index (SFSI) this year, followed by Gujarat and Among the smaller States, Goa stood first, followed by Manipur and Sikkim.
  2. Among the Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh secured the first, second and third ranks.
  3. The SFSI measures the performance of States on the basis of five parameters set by the Health Ministry. The rating is done by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

 

Q2. Which of the following states has the highest number of tigers as per census 2018?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Uttarakhand
  4. Jharkhand

Answer (a)

Explanation:

Q3. After India, the second-highest number of tigers are found in

  1. Russia
  2. Nepal
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Malaysia

Answer (a)

Explanation:

Q4. Recently the government announced to conduct a joint census of

  1. Tiger, Lion and Snow leopard
  2. Elephant, Lion and Snow leopard
  3. Leopard, Tiger and Elephant
  4. Great Indian bustard, Leopard and Tiger

 

Answer (c)

Explanation:

Joint count of elephants and big cats

  1. The Union government will for the first time this year present a unified count of the tiger, leopard and elephant populations of the country, according to officials in the Union Environment Ministry.
  2. The tiger survey is usually held once in four years and elephants are counted once in five years. According to the most recent 2018-19 survey, there are 2,967 tigers in India. According to the last count in 2017, there are 29,964 elephants.
  3. Resources, time and energy will be saved by having a common This is the first time that a robust scientific method based on statistical techniques will be implemented.

Protocols released for the census:

  1. Elephant numbers would be estimated by States based on DNA analysis of their dung droppings and statistical techniques.
  2. Tigers are counted by deploying camera traps, identifying individuals based on stripes, as well as statistical analysis.

Obsolete methods

  1. Tiger scat and its DNA analysis are usually used only when camera traps are impractical to deploy say, in difficult terrain.
  2. Because elephants number more than tigers and are hard to tell apart from camera-trap images alone, it is more economical and feasible to use their dung for identification.
  3. The ‘head count’ method, or one currently deployed to count elephants, was “obsolete” and frequently led to double- counting, he added.

 

Q5. Consider the following statements about the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

  1. India is a member of the organization
  2. Only the countries of the middle east are members of the organization

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answer (d)

Explanation:

In its responses to the diplomatic storm over the comments made by BJP leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar, the government took a stern view of the statement by the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), but it subsequently made a special effort at ensuring that Indian Ambassadors based in every OIC country were briefed and sent “talking points” to deal with the situation on June 5.