Daily Five Apr 07 2017

Daily Five Apr 07 2017


Date: 07/04/2017
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Prelims Questions

1. Which of the following is true
A. A non-bail able offences are those where person cannot ask to be released on bail
B. A cognisable offence means a police officer has the authority to make an arrest without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court.
C. Both
D. None

2. Commodities covered under Essential Commodities Act are
A. Petroleum
B. Food stuff like edible oil, pulses
C. Fertilisers
D. All the above

3. Which of the following is false about Antarctica?
A. It is the Earth’s only continent without a native human population
B. Antarctica is governed by United Nations
C. Both
D. None

4. Which of the following are the benefits of seed bank?
A. It preserves the genetic diversity
B. an effort to conserve biodiversity in situ
C. Farmers can deposit seeds in this bank and earn interest rate
D. Distribution of seeds to farmers across gets simplified

5. Which of the following is the leading rubber plantation state?
A. Tamilnadu
B. Kerala
C. Karnataka
D. Tripura


Ans:
1. B
In case a person is accused of a non-bail able offence it is a matter of discretion of the court to grant or refuse bail and application has to be made in court to grant bail.
2. D
Seven major commodities are covered under the act. Some of them are:
Petroleum and its products, including petrol, diesel, kerosene, Naphtha, solvents etc.
Food stuff, including edible oil and seeds, vanaspati, pulses, sugarcane and its products like, khandsari and sugar, rice paddy
Jute and textiles
Drugs- prices of essential drugs are still controlled by the DPCO
Fertilizers- the Fertilizer Control Order prescribes restrictions on transfer and stock of fertilizers apart from prices
3. B
Antarctica is a de facto condominium, governed by parties to the Antarctic Treaty System that have consulting status.
4. A
A seed bank (also seed bank or seeds bank) stores seeds to preserve genetic diversity; hence it is a type of gene bank. There are many reasons to store seeds. One reason is to have on-hand the genes that plant breeders need to increase yield, disease resistance, drought tolerance, nutritional quality, etc. of plants used in agriculture (i.e., crops or domesticated species). Another reason is to forestall loss of genetic diversity in rare or imperiled plant species in an effort to conserve biodiversity ex situ.
5. B
Kerala is the leading rubber plantation state in India. Kottayam (Kerela), is the largest rubber growing district of India

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