Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 19.03.22

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 19.03.22

Daily Current Affairs (MCQ) | Date 19.03.22

Q1. It is a Malayalam newspaper that is published from Kerala, India. It was founded by K. P. Kesava Menon, an active volunteer in the Indian freedom struggle against the British. The above passage is talking about

a. The Hindu
b. Mathrubhumi
c. The Patriot
d. Kerala Times

Answer : b

Why is the Question ?

PM lauds media’s role in the development
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the role played by the Indian media in the success of national campaigns such as Swachh Bharat and “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, besides promoting yoga and fitness in the country.
2. Opening the centenary celebrations of the Malayalam newspaper Mathrubhumi, the Prime Minister pointed out that the occasion coincided with the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
3. Large-scale transformation is needed for any policy to succeed. Every media house in the country took up our campaigns with great sincerity, beyond the domains of politics and political parties.

4. The Prime Minister recalled the contribution of the founders of Mathrubhumi towards India’s freedom movement and the newspaper’s efforts to uphold the democratic ethos of the country during the Emergency.
Mathrubhumi:
Mathrubhumi is a Malayalam newspaper that is published from Kerala, India. It was founded by K. P. Kesava Menon, an active volunteer in the Indian freedom struggle against the British. The word "Mathrubhumi" translates to "mother land".

Q2. Great Barrier reef is situated near the country of

a. Australia
b. NewZealand
c. South Africa
d. Brazil

Answer : a

Why is the Question ?

Q3. Consider the following statements

1. The severe and widespread coral bleaching in Great Barrier Reef of Australia is suffered during a La Niña weather pattern
2. Coral bleaching in Australia is associated with cooler western tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Answer : a

Why is the Question ?

Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching
1. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering widespread and severe coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures two years after a mass bleaching event, a government agency said.
2. The report by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority, which manages the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, comes three days before a United Nations delegation is due to assess whether the reef’s World Heritage listing should be downgraded due to the ravages of climate change.
3. The reef has suffered significantly from coral bleaching caused by hot ocean temperatures in 2016, 2017 and 2020. The previous bleaching damaged two-thirds of the coral.
4. The environmental group Greenpeace said the severe and widespread coral bleaching suffered during a La Niña weather pattern associated with cooler Pacific Ocean temperatures was evidence of the Australian government’s failure to protect the coral from the impacts of climate change.