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MCQ – 1

 Recently French Guiana was in the news a lot because of the launch of GSAT – 11. Consider the following statements about French Guiana –

  1. French Guiana is the smallest landlocked country in South American continent.
  2. Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America and is located in French Guiana. _____________________________________
  3. Only 1 is true
  4. Only 2 is true
  5. Both are true
  6. Both are false

 MCQ – 1 ANSWER – D

Both statements are wrong French Guiana is not landlocked and neither a country Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America but is located in Argentina

EXTRA INFO – GUIANA SPACE CENTRE

 MCQ – 2

 Shahpur Kandi dam project is in the news a lot recently, consider the following statements about it –

  1. The Shahpur kandi Dam project is located on the Chenab River in Pathankot district, Punjab, India.
  2. The project will generate electricity of up to 206MW and provide irrigation to Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. ___________________________________
  3. Only 1 is true
  4. Only 2 is true
  5. Both are true
  6. Both are false

 MCQ – 2 ANSWER – B

Only statement 2 is true The Shahpurkandi Dam project is located on the Ravi River in Pathankot district, Punjab, India.

MCQ – 3

 Which of the following countries changed its Political capital in 2018?

  1. Kenya
  2. Zimbabwe
  3. Burundi
  4. Zambia

MCQ – 3 ANSWER – C

  • The government of Burundi has declared Gitega as the country’s new political capital on 22nd December 2018. Bujumbura, the previous capital of Burundi, will serve as the economic capital of the country. President Nkurunziza had made this promise of shifting the capital in 2007 which has been implemented now.
  • The government has decided to hold future Cabinet meetings in Gitega and to establish five ministries in Gitega from the start of 2019. Gitega’s population is around 30 000 as compared to Bujumbura’s 1.2 million.

MCQ – 4

Poland was in the news a lot because of COP – 24 summit (Katowice). Consider the following statements about Poland –

  1. Danube River – the longest river in the European Union does not flow through Poland.
  2. Poland does not share border with Russia ______________________________________________
  3. Only 1 is true
  4. Only 2 is true
  5. Both are true
  6. Both are false

MCQ – 4 ANSWER – A

Map of Danube River –

POLAND’S LAND BORDERS

  • Czech Republic–Poland border: 796km
  • Poland–Slovakia border: 541km
  • Poland–Ukraine border: 535km
  • Germany–Poland border: 467km
  • Belarus–Poland border: 418km
  • Poland–Russia border (Kaliningrad Oblast): 210km
  • Lithuania–Poland border: 104km

POLAND RUSSIA BORDER

 MCQ – 5

Which of the following cyclones did not hit India in 2018 ?

  1. Sagar
  2. Titli
  3. Daye
  4. Phethai

 MCQ – 5 ANSWER – A

  • Cyclone Sagar – The storm first affected Yemen, brushing the coast with heavy rainfall and gusty winds.
  • Sagar killed 53 people throughout Somalia – 3 in Puntland, and 50 in Somaliland. In neighboring Djibouti, heavy rainfall killed two people and damaged 1,800 houses, forcing 3,000 people to leave their houses. Damage in the country reached US$30 million. Sagar’s rainfall extended into eastern Ethiopia, damaging schools and houses, and causing a landslide that killed 23 people.

 CYCLONE SAGAR

MCQ – 6

 Recently Sariska Tiger Reserve was in the news because of NGT.

Consider the following statements –

  1. Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park and tiger reserve located in the Alwar district of the state of Rajasthan
  2. Sariska Tiger Reserve is a part of the Aravalli Range ________________________________________
  3. Only 1 is true
  4. Only 2 is true
  5. Both are true
  6. Both are false

 MCQ – 6 ANSWER – C

MAP

 MCQ – 7

 Anak Krakatau is in the news a lot recently. Which of the following events is it being linked to?

A.Tsumami in Japan

B.Earthquake in Northern Australia

C.Tsunami in Indonesia

D.Earthquake in Mayanmar

 MCQ 7 ANSWER – C


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