The Hindu Newspaper 16th March 2020

Questions of the Day :- 

1)Consider the following statements

  1. Dumping is said to occur when the goods are exported by a country to another country at a price lower than its normal value.
  2. The use of anti-dumping measure as an instrument of fair competition is permitted by the WTO.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both

d) None

2)Which of the following countries does not have a coast on the Adriatic Sea?

a) Bosnia and Herzegovina

b) Croatia

c) Italy

d) Cyprus

3)Jordan is bordered by

  1. Syria
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Israel
  4. Egypt

Select the correct code:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2 and 4

Factual News of the Day :-

1)Mumbai – the first metropolitan city in India to introduce Ro-Pax service to its transport infrastructure.

2)“Ganga Amantran Abhiyan” organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga:- On March 14, 2020, the National Mission for Clean Ganga organized “Ganga Amantran Abhiyan” (GAA). The GAA is an open-water rafting and kayaking expediToon in ganga river.

The expedition is conducted between Devprayag and Ganga Sagar. Devprayag is the place where two rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi meet to form the mighty Ganges. Ganga Sagar is a part of Sunderbans.

3)Modi calls for SAARC emergency fund :- The South Asian Associationfor Regional Cooperation (SAARC) should create afund to fight the threat of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday.

India Extends $10 mn as India’s contribution.

4)Krishna Raja Sagar Dam Location : Karnataka.

5)A dam of contention in Africa :- As the July deadline draws closer forthe Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the river Nile to become functional, the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt, with Sudan caught in between, has escalated into a diplomatic standoff.

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, who won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, even said last October that “no force could stop Ethiopia from building a dam.

Ethiopia, Africa’s secondmost populated country and a manufacturing hub,views the mega dam as a symbol of its sovereignty.

Egypt, whichrelies on the Nile for 90% of its freshwater supply, is apprehensive that arapid filling of the reservoir in up stream Ethiopia would cause a drastic reduction in supplies.

6)Map Work :- Spain, France

7) Syria Map Borders :-

 

 

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