Current Affairs  June - Set 3

Current affairs questions of the day 

Attempt these current affairs MCQs 

Answers at the bottom of the page

Q1

Recently six Indian places have been added to Tentative List of World Heritage Sites.

 

Which one is not in the list

 

(a) Satpura Tiger Reserve (Madhya Pradesh)

(b) Maratha Military Architecture (Maharashtra)

(c) Bhedaghat-Lametaghat (Madhya Pradesh)

(d) Ranthambore National Park (Rajasthan)

Q2

In terms of cryptocurrencies, which of these terms is not relevant -

 

(a) Smart Contracts

(b) New fungible token (NFT)

(c) Distributed Ledger

(d) Address

Q3

Which of these countries is not a member of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation ?

 

(a) Bangladesh

(b) India

(c) Myanmar

(d) Laos

Q4

A recent fungal infection called 'White Fungus' is also known as

 

 

(a) Trichomoniasis

(b) Candidiasis

(c) Blastomycosis

(d) Aspergillosis

Q5

Consider the following statements -

 

1. Dibang and Teesta are right bank tributaries of Brahmaputra

2. Subansari and Manas are left bank tributaries of Brahmaputra

 

Which of the above are true?

 

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only

(c) 1 only

(d) None

Solutions

1. Answer: (d)

 In 2021, these sites were put in the tentative list

 

Iconic Riverfront of the Historic City of Varanasi (2021)

Temples of Kanchipuram (2021)

Hire Benkal, Megalithic Site (2021)

Bhedaghat-Lametaghat in Narmada Valley (2021)

Satpura Tiger Reserve (2021)

Serial Nomination of Maratha Military Architecture in Maharashtra (2021)

 

Further reading - http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/IN

 

 

 

2. Answer: (b)

 The term "smart contract" has been more specifically applied to the notion of general-purpose computation that takes place on a blockchain or distributed ledger since the launch of the Ethereum blockchain in 2015.

A Non-fungible token (NFT) is a data unit stored on a blockchain that certifies that a digital asset is unique and therefore not interchangeable.

A Distributed ledger is a method of storing data that is simply distributed through a number of different devices.

An Address is a code used to send, store, and receive cryptocurrency units in the cryptocurrency industry.

 

 

3. Answer: (a)

 The Mekong–Ganga Cooperation (MGC) was established on November 10, 2000, at Vientiane, Laos at the First MGC Ministerial Meeting. It comprises six member countries, namely India (Look-East connectivity projects), Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

 

4. Answer: (b)

 White fungus is basically candidiasis, a fungal infection caused by a type of fungus called Candida. It is the most common fungal infection

 

 

5. Answer: (d)

Tributaries of Brahmaputra River

• Left: Dibang River, called by Dimasa tribe , Lohit River, Dhansiri River, Kolong River

• Right: Kameng River, Manas River, Beki River, Raidak River, Jaldhaka River, Teesta River, Subansiri River