Daily MCQs on UGC NET

Posted on Sep 3 2019 - 1:31pm by Preeti

Which among the following States has the highest number of seats in Lok Sabha?
(a) Maharashtra
(b) West Bengal
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Madhya Pradesh

Correct answer is option (a) Maharashtra

Explanation

Uttar Pradesh as maximum number of seats (80) in Lok Sabha. At second position is Maharashra with 47 seats. Followed by West Bengal with 42 seats.

 



 

Economies of the following country(ies) is(are) responsible for greatest annual CO2 emissions.

(a) USA

(b) China

(c) Both a and b

(d) Brazil

Correct answer is option c (Both a and b)

Explanation

Just two countries, China and the US, are responsible for more than 40% of the world’s CO2 emissions. India is the third largest contributor to carbon emission.



‘C40’ recently seen in news is related to:

(a) Network of world’s megacities committed to address climate change

(b) Group of African nations demanding reforms in United Nation Security Council

(c) Group of island nations demanding more concrete efforts to address climate change

(d) A list released by European Union of World’s top 40 Virtual currencies.

Correct answer is option a (Network of world’s megacities committed to address climate change)

Explanation

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a group of 94 cities around the world that represents one twelfth of the world’s population and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

 



First computer virus is known as :
(a) Rabit
(b) Creeper Virus
(c) Elk Cloner
(d) Trozan Virus

Correct answer is option b (Creeper Virus)

Explanation
Creeper virus is a computer virus that is most commonly recognized as the first computer virus. In 1971, Bob Thomas at BBN created Creeper as an experimental self-duplicating program that was intended not to inflict damage on, but to illustrate a mobile application.

 



 

‘NOTA’ option is available to voters in which of the following elections:
(1) Lok Sabha elections
(2) Rajya Sabha elections
(3) State Assembly elections
(4) State Council elections
Select the correct answer :
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
( c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

The correct answer is option a (1 and 3 only).

Explanation
NOTA or ‘None of the Above’ has been provided as an option to the voters of India in most elections. Through the usage of NOTA, a citizen can choose not to vote for any candidates who are contesting the elections. However, NOTA in India does not guarantee dismissal of the winning candidate. Therefore, it’s only a method to give negative feedback. NOTA does not hold any electoral value i.e. even if the maximum votes are for NOTA, the candidate with maximum vote share will still be the winner.
NOTA was first used in India in 2009. Chhattisgarh was the first State in India to give the option of NOTA to the voters in the local government elections. NOTA button made its debut in Assembly elections in 2013 in four States — Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and the National Capital Territory, Delhi.

 



Recently which state has written to National Tiger Conservation Authority to revive the plan to reintroduce cheetahs in the state’s sanctuary?

(a) West Bengal

(b) Gujarat

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Orissa

Correct answer is option c (Madhya Pradesh). 

The Madhya Pradesh forest department has written to the National Tiger Conservation Authority to revive the plan to reintroduce cheetahs in the State’s Nauradehi sanctuary. The ambitious project, conceived in 2009, had hit a roadblock for want of funds. India’s last spotted cheetah had died in 1947. In 1952, the animal was declared extinct in the country. According to the earlier action plan, around 20 cheetahs were to be translocated to Nauradehi from Namibia in Africa. The Namibia Cheetah Conservation Fund had then showed its willingness to donate the felines to India, Mr. Dubey said.



Which of the following awards instituted by the Government of India for individuals or communities from rural areas that have shown extraordinary courage and dedication in protecting Wildlife?

(a) Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puruskar

(b) Maneka Puruskar Yojna

(c) Amrita Devi Bishnoi Award

(d) The Green Umbrella Award

Correct answer is option c (Amrita Devi Bishnoi Award). 



Oceans to have more plastics than fish by:
(a) 2050
(b) 2040
(c) 2030
(d) 2020

Correct answer is option a (2050). 

As per recently released World Economic Forum (WEF) report, oceans will have more plastics than fish by 2050 if the ongoing practice of dumping plastics than fish by 2050 if the ongoing practice of dumping plastics continues.



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