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Question1) As per the Schmidt Ocean Institute, its research vessel ‘Falkor’ has discovered a massive coral reef in Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The research vessel has been undertaking a 12-month exploration mission of the ocean surrounding Australia. The 500-meter-high reef has been discovered for the first time in 120 years. ‘SuBastian’, the underwater robot of the institute is deployed to explore the new reef.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: As per the Schmidt Ocean Institute, its research vessel ‘Falkor’ has discovered a massive coral reef in Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The research vessel has been undertaking a 12-month exploration mission of the ocean surrounding Australia. The 500-meter-high reef has been discovered for the first time in 120 years. ‘SuBastian’, the underwater robot of the institute is deployed to explore the new reef.

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Question2) India has provided 50 Metric Tons of food aid to the African country Djibouti. This is a part of India’s assistance to friendly countries to during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Djibouti is located on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa. This humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to Djibouti has been delivered by INS Airavat.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: India has provided 50 Metric Tons of food aid to the African country Djibouti. This is a part of India’s assistance to friendly countries to during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Djibouti is located on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa. This humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to Djibouti has been delivered by INS Airavat.

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Question3) Union Food Processing Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has recently inaugurated a mega food park (MFP) at Phagwara of Kapurthala district in the state of Punjab.

The Mega Food park has been built at a cost of Rs 107.83 crores and spread over 55 acres of land. It is expected to benefit over 25000 farmers and create employment opportunities for more than 5000 people. 37 MFPs have been sanctioned in our country as on date, and 20 of them are functioning.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Union Food Processing Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has recently inaugurated a mega food park (MFP) at Phagwara of Kapurthala district in the state of Punjab.

The Mega Food park has been built at a cost of Rs 107.83 crores and spread over 55 acres of land. It is expected to benefit over 25000 farmers and create employment opportunities for more than 5000 people. 37 MFPs have been sanctioned in our country as on date, and 20 of them are functioning.

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Question4) Mount Semeru is an active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java. This is also known as Mahameru, meaning ‘The Great Mountain’.

Recently, hot ash fell as far as 3,000 metres down the slopes of Mount Semeru. Earlier, Mount Ili Lewotolok of the country spew out hot clouds for 4,000 metres into the sky. The country’s disaster management team evacuated thousands of people.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Mount Semeru is an active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java. This is also known as Mahameru, meaning ‘The Great Mountain’.

Recently, hot ash fell as far as 3,000 metres down the slopes of Mount Semeru. Earlier, Mount Ili Lewotolok of the country spew out hot clouds for 4,000 metres into the sky. The country’s disaster management team evacuated thousands of people.

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Question5) The Swadhinata Sarak, which is a road link between India and Bangladesh, is set to be reopened on 26th March 2021.

Swadhinata Sarak is a road that was formed in the Meherpur district of Bangladesh, that was formed during a provisional government was in charged in 1971. The reopening of the road will be held to mark the 50 years of Bangladesh’s Independence and to enhance Indo-Bangladesh bi lateral ties.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Swadhinata Sarak, which is a road link between India and Bangladesh, is set to be reopened on 26th March 2021.

Swadhinata Sarak is a road that was formed in the Meherpur district of Bangladesh, that was formed during a provisional government was in charged in 1971. The reopening of the road will be held to mark the 50 years of Bangladesh’s Independence and to enhance Indo-Bangladesh bi lateral ties.

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Question6) The Kilauea volcano located on the Big Islands, the largest island in the United States’ Hawaiian archipelago, erupted recently.

As per the U.S. Geological Survey, the eruption was followed by an earthquake of magnitude 4.4. Multiple fissures opened on the walls of Halemaumau crater and the volcano spewed ash and steam into the atmosphere.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Kilauea volcano located on the Big Islands, the largest island in the United States’ Hawaiian archipelago, erupted recently.

As per the U.S. Geological Survey, the eruption was followed by an earthquake of magnitude 4.4. Multiple fissures opened on the walls of Halemaumau crater and the volcano spewed ash and steam into the atmosphere.

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Question7) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has recently announced that a multi-model logistics park will be constructed in Silchar.

It will be constructed in the Silchar-Saurashtra Highway by March 2022. He also announced that construction works of East-West Corridor would be fast-tracked and two new bridges would be built over the Barak river.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has recently announced that a multi-model logistics park will be constructed in Silchar.

It will be constructed in the Silchar-Saurashtra Highway by March 2022. He also announced that construction works of East-West Corridor would be fast-tracked and two new bridges would be built over the Barak river.

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Question8) The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has recently inaugurated Thoubal Multipurpose Project (Thoubal Dam) in Imphal, Manipur through virtual mode.

The project was originally launched in the year 2014. The 462-crore project aims to irrigate 35,104 hectares in the state. The Minister also laid foundation stone for projects including an Integrated Command and Control Center.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has recently inaugurated Thoubal Multipurpose Project (Thoubal Dam) in Imphal, Manipur through virtual mode.

The project was originally launched in the year 2014. The 462-crore project aims to irrigate 35,104 hectares in the state. The Minister also laid foundation stone for projects including an Integrated Command and Control Center.

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Question9) Archaeologists have discovered a 2000-year-old food and drinks shop in the site of Pompeii, the site which was buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.

They have also found traces of food in some of the deep terra cotta jars containing hot food in the shop known as termopolium (Latin for hot drinks counter). It was discovered in the archaeological park’s Regio V site, near the coast of Bay of Naples, in Italy.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Archaeologists have discovered a 2000-year-old food and drinks shop in the site of Pompeii, the site which was buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.

They have also found traces of food in some of the deep terra cotta jars containing hot food in the shop known as termopolium (Latin for hot drinks counter). It was discovered in the archaeological park’s Regio V site, near the coast of Bay of Naples, in Italy.

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Question10) State-owned Electric power distribution company NTPC has announced that its Dulanga coal mine is commercially operational from October 1, 2020.

The mine has an annual capacity of 7 Million Tonnes Per Annum, at its peak. Out of the ten blocks allotted to NTPC by the Government, three mines are in operation. The PSU also incorporated NTPC mining Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for its coal mining business.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: State-owned Electric power distribution company NTPC has announced that its Dulanga coal mine is commercially operational from October 1, 2020.

The mine has an annual capacity of 7 Million Tonnes Per Annum, at its peak. Out of the ten blocks allotted to NTPC by the Government, three mines are in operation. The PSU also incorporated NTPC mining Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for its coal mining business.

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