Current Affairs  June - Set 5

Current affairs questions of the day 

Attempt these current affairs MCQs 

Answers at the bottom of the page

Q1

Consider the following statements

1. SUTRA model is a predictive model for Covid 19 projections
2. It is an independent study developed by University of Singapore


which of these statements are correct?

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

Q2

Consider the following statements:
 

1. India’s biggest uranium mine will come up in Jaduguda in Jharkhand
2. Recently huge deposits were discovered in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana
 

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?
 

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

Q3

Which of these is the largest Tiger Reserve in India?
 

(a) Corbett
(b) Bandipur
(c) Nagarjunasagar- Srisailam
(d) Sathyamangalam

Q4

Shuvuuia deserti is a newly discovered 
 

(a) flower species
(b) dinosaur species
(c) bird species
(d) ancient city

Q5

Consider the following statements 
 

1. Recently China allowed couples to have upto 3 children
2. Original one-child policy was based on Malthusian Theory 
 

Which of these statements are correct 
 

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

Solutions

1. Answer: (a)

• SUTRA (Susceptible, Undetected, Tested (positive), and Removed Approach) is a government-backed model model to predict the COVID graph in India.
• The model uses three main parameters to predict the course of the pandemic which are :

Beta: Also called contact rate, which measures how many people an infected person infects per day. It is related to the R0 value, which is the number of people an infected person spreads the virus to over the course of their infection.
Reach: It is a measure of the exposure level of the population to the pandemic.
Epsilon: It is the ratio of detected and undetected cases.


2. Answer: (a)

• India’s biggest uranium mine will come up in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh where 6,000 tonnes of uranium will be produced every day.
• Huge deposits of natural uranium have been found in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana between Seshachalam forest and Sresailam (Southern edge of Andhra to Southern edge of Telangana).


3. Answer: (c)

• Nestled in the verdant hill ranges of Nallamalais - an offshoot of Eastern Ghats, the Nagarjunasagar - Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR), Andhra Pradesh is one of the biggest tiger reserves in our country.
• Spread over an area of 5937 Sq. Km. in five revenue districts


4. Answer: (b)

• It was a pheasant-sized, two-legged Cretaceous Period dinosaur weighing about as much as a small house cat.
• It stayed in desert habitats about 70 million years ago, in what is today Mongolia and northern China,
• It employed excellent night vision and superb hearing to thrive.
• It lacked the strong jaws and sharp teeth of many carnivorous dinosaurs, it had a remarkably bird-like and lightly built skull and many tiny teeth like grains of rice.


5. Answer: (d)

• China has announced that it will allow couples to have up to three children, after census data showed a steep decline in birth rates.
• Original one child policy was adopted out of the Malthusian fears that unchecked population growth would lead to economic and environmental catastrophe
• The Malthusian Theory of Population is the theory of exponential population growth and arithmetic food supply growth. The theory was proposed by Thomas Robert Malthus. He believed that a balance between population growth and food supply can be established through preventive and positive checks.