Current Affairs  July - Set 1

Current affairs questions of the day 

Attempt these current affairs MCQs 

Answers at the bottom of the page

Q1

Recently fewer migratory birds are flying to Chandigarh. The probable reasons could be 

1.Contractual fishing
2.decreasing bird population
3.Rising water level of water bodies


(a) 1, 2, 3
(b) 1, 2
(c) 1, 3
(d) 2, 3

Q2

 Consider the following statements of "Making Peace with Nature" report 
 

1.It addresses climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution
2.It is released by United Nations Environment Programme

Which of these statements are true
 

(a) 1 only 
(b) 1, 2
(c) 2 only 
(d) None

Q3

Recently Twitter had to withhold many tweets as per the request of the Govt.
 

Which of these statements are true regarding this context
 

1. The Government was enforcing Section 69(A) of the IT Act, 2000
2. Govt can enforce Section 69(A) to maintain friendly relations with foreign States 
 

(a) 1 only 
(b) 2 only 
(c) 1, 2
(d) None

Q4

Consider the following statements
 

1.The Thwaites Glacier is located in Antarctica
2.The glacier is melting due to warm underwater
3. Grounding line is a ratio of glacier ice density
 

Which of these statements are correct ?
 

(a) 1, 3 
(b) 1, 2, 3 
(c) 2, 3
(d) 1, 2

Q5

Which of these statements are correct with respect to the 93rd Academy Awards, also known as the Oscar 2021?
 

(1) Nomadland won the Best Pictures Award
(2) Anthony Hopkins became the oldest person to win the Oscars for Best Actor
(3) Chloe Zhao is the 1st woman to win the award for Best Director.
 

(a) 1, 3 
(b) 1, 2
(c) 2, 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 

Solutions

1. Answer (a)
The probabale reasons are 
- Increasing human footprints, disturbance, especially around the specific habitats for the migratory birds like regulatory ends of Sukhna Lake, along with increasing water level of water bodies are among major reasons for this trend
- Contractual fishing, cultivation of water chestnuts at certain water bodies, unregulated human activities are among other reasons behind the disturbance in the habitats of birds
- According to Chandigarh based naturalist, Lt Gen Baljeet Singh (Rtd)The population of birds is falling everywhere including the native countries of these species.


2. Answer: (b)
Making Peace with Nature is the defining task of the 21st century. UNEP's new report offers a blueprint for the sustainable world we need, with practical recommendations on how to tackle the three planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution
 

 

3. Answer (c)
The powers under Section 69A can be exercised only in the interest of 
- sovereignty and integrity of India, 
- defence of India, 
- security of the State, 
- friendly relations with foreign States or public order  - preventing incitement to the commission of any cognisable offence relating to above.”


4. Answer : (d)
The melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier – also called the “Doomsday Glacier”– has long been a cause of concern because of its high potential of speeding up the global sea level rise happening due to climate change.
Researchers at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg are now saying that fears related to Thwaites’s melting are worse than previously thought, owing to the supply of warm water flowing underneath at a rate underestimated in the past.
The grounding line is the place below a glacier at which the ice transitions between resting fully on bedrock and floating on the ocean as an ice shelf. The location of the line is a pointer to the rate of retreat of a glacier.


5. Answer: (b)
Nomadland won the Best Pictures Award 
Anthony Hopkins (83 years old) won the award for the Best Actor for his performance in the film "The Father". He is the oldest person ever to win an Oscars.
Chloe Zhao is the 2nd woman & also the 1st woman of colour (Asian) to win the award for Best Director.
Frances McDormand won the Best Actress award for "Nomadland".