MCQs based on Current Affairs

Q1. Which of the following Islands serves as the Maritime Boundary between the Arabian sea and the Laccadive sea?

  1. Seychelles Island.
  2. Lakshadweep Island.
  3. Mauritius.
  4. Nicobar Island

Correct Option: 2. Lakshadweep Island
Explanation : Lakshadweep Island is an Archipelago of 35 islands located in Indian Ocean. It is west to the Malabar coast of India and serves as the maritime boundary between the Arabian sea and the Laccadive sea. It is the smallest Union Territory of India with Kavratti as its Capital. It comes under the Jurisdiction of Kerala High Court.

Q2.Which of the following Island is not located in Indian Ocean?

  1. Lakshadweep Island
  2. Andaman & Nicobar Island.
  3. Iceland.
  4. Diego Garcia.

Correct Option: 3. Iceland
Explanation : Iceland is a country situated between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It is a part of Mid Atlantic Ridge. It is a sparsely populated country with Reykjavik as its Capital. Green area in map is the location of Iceland. Source Of the map image-Wikipedia.

Iceland location

Q3.Which of the following Indian Beach is not a Blue Flag Certified Beach?

  1. Golden Beach (Odisha)
  2. Kashid Beach (Maharashtra)
  3. Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh)
  4. Eden (Puducherry)

Correct Option: 2. Kashid Beach (Maharashtra)
Explanation : Except Option 2. all are Blue Flag certified Beaches. Blue Flag certified Beach is the cleanest beach. This certification is awarded under Blue Flag Programme, which is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Blue Flag certification is awarded to Beaches, Marinas and Boat Operators who meets the stringent criteria. Following are the Blue Flag certified Beaches in India.
1. Minicoy Thundi Beach (Lakshadweep)
2. Kadmat Beach (Lakshadweep)
3. Eden (Puducherry)
4. Kovalam (Tamil Nadu)
5. Radhanagar Beach (Andaman & Nicobar)
6. Rushikonda Beach (Andhra Pradesh)
7. Ghogala Beach (Diu)
8. Golden Beach (Odisha)
9. kappad (Kerala)
10. Shivrajpur (Gujarat)
11. Kasarkod (Karnataka)
12. Pudubidri Beach (Karnataka)

Q4. Lambert Fisher Glacier is located in______________.

  1. Antarctica
  2. Arctic Ocean
  3. Himalayas
  4. Argentina

Correct Option: 1. Antarctica
Explanation : Lambert Fisher Glacier is located in Antarctica. It is the world’s largest Glacier. It is 80 Km wide, 400 Km long and 2500 m deep.

Q5. Which of the following Institute developed a Green technology of building road using Steel Slag?

  1. IIT Madras
  2. Border Road Organization
  3. Steel Authority Of India Ltd (SAIL)
  4. CSIR-CRR (Central Road Research Institute)

Correct Option: 4. CSIR-CRR (Central Road Research Institute)
Explanation : CRRI guided the trial of a stretch of NH66 (Mumbai – Goa) highway. This stretch is built using the steel slag. As per CRRI, this stretch withstand the beating from thousands of heavy trucks even though the surface is 30% shallower than that of the roads paved with natural aggregators.

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