PT Questions 09th Mar

Q.1 Consider the following statements about Feni river:

  1. It originates in the South Tripura district, passes through Sabroom town on the Indian side, and meets the Bay of Bengal.
  2. Muhiri river is the left bank tributary.

Which of the statement is/are correct:

a. 1 only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None of the above

Ans. a (1 Only)

Explanation

Statement 1 is correct as it originates in the South Tripura district, passes through Sabroom town on the Indian side, and meets the Bay of Bengal after it flows into Bay of Bengal.

Statement is incorrect as Muhuri river is right bank tributary.

Q. 2 Consider the following statements about NISAR:

  1. It is a joint mission by NASA and ISRO.
  2. The mission is dedicated only to assess the impact of global warming.

Which of the statement is/are correct:

a. 1 only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None of the above

Ans. a (1 Only)

Explanation

Statement 1 is correct as the Indian Space Research Organisation- ISRO with the US space agency NASA completed the development of a Synthetic Aperture Radar- SAR which is capable of producing extremely high-resolution images for a joint Earth observation satellite mission.

NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) is a joint collaboration between both the space agencies for a dual-frequency L and S-band SAR for earth observation. NASA and ISRO had signed a partnership in 2014 to collaborate and launch NISAR.

The Earth Observation Satellite Mission has been targeted to launch in early 2022 from the Sriharikota spaceport of ISRO in Andhra Pradesh.

Statement 2 is incorrect as the NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surfaces, and ice masses providing information about biomass, natural hazards, sea level rise, and groundwater, and will support a host of other applications.

NISAR will observe Earth’s land and ice-covered surfaces globally with 12-day regularity on ascending and descending passes, sampling Earth on average every 6 days for a baseline 3-year mission.

Q. 3 Consider the following statements about Mission Poshan 2.0:

  1. To strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach, and outcomes, the Government has merged the Supplementary Nutrition Programme and Poshan Abhiyan to launch Mission POSHAN 2.0. 
  2. The mission also includes the National creche scheme.
  3. National creche scheme focuses on children of 6 months to 6 years, of working women in rural and urban areas.

Which of the statement is/are correct:

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 2 and 3 Only

d. All of the above

Ans. d (All of the above)

Explanation

Statement 1 is correct as To strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach, and outcomes, the Government has merged the Supplementary Nutrition Programme and Poshan Abhiyan to launch Mission POSHAN 2.0. 

Statement 2 is correct as Scheme includes Umbrella ICDS – Anganwadi Services, Poshan Abhiyan, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, National Creche Scheme.

Statement 3 is correct as The scheme focuses on children of 6 months to 6 years, of working women in rural and urban areas who are employed for a minimum period of 15 days in a month, or six months in a year.

Q. 4 Consider the following statements about Bank Board Bureau:

  1. It is a statutory body created by the government to enhance the governance of the Public Sector Banks and state-owned financial institutions.
  2. It is responsible for the selection and appointment of Board of Directors in PSBs and FIs (Whole-time Directors and Non-Executive Chairman).

Which of the statement is/are correct:

a. 1 only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None of the above

Ans.  b (2 Only)

Explanation

Statement 1 is incorrect as Banks Board Bureau (BBB) is an autonomous advisory body created by the government to enhance the governance of the Public Sector Banks and state-owned financial institutions.

Statement 2 is correct as following are the main functions of the BBB.

  1. Responsible for the selection and appointment of Board of Directors in PSBs and FIs (Whole-time Directors and Non-Executive Chairman);
  2. Advise the Government on matters relating to appointments, confirmation or extension of tenure and termination of services of the Board of Directors of the above-mentioned levels.
  3. To advise the Government on the desired structure at the Board level, and, for senior management personnel, for each PSB and Financial Institution (FI).
  4. To help banks to develop a robust leadership succession plan for critical positions that would arise in future through appropriate HR processes including performance management systems.
  5. To build a data bank containing data relating to the performance of PSBs/FIs and its officers.
  6. To advise the Government on the formulation and enforcement of a code of conduct and ethics for managerial personnel in PSBs/Financial Institutions.