Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs – July 08, 2022 [Mock Test]

1.Which of the following pairs of important days and respective dates are matched correctly? 

  1. World Veterinary Day – 30 May
  2. World Logic Day – 14 January
  3. World Radio Day – 13 February
  4. World Book and Copyright Day – 21 April

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

 

Correct Answer: B [Only 2 & 3]
Notes: 

  • World Veterinary Day is observed on the last Saturday of April every year. This year it falls on 30th April 2022.  Theme for 2022 was “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience”.
  • The World Logic Day is observed on January 14, 2022. It was proclaimed by UNESCO, in association with the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH).
  • World Radio Day is celebrated on 13th It is proclaimed in 2011 by the by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The theme of the 2022 edition of World Radio Day is “Radio and Trust”.
  • World Book and Copyright Day is an annual event celebrated on 23 April. It is organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. The theme for World Book and Copyright Day 2022 is “Read, so you never feel low”.
2.Which of the following initiatives/projects have been launched to address Human-Elephant conflict? 

  1. Plan Bee
  2. Project RE-HAB
  3. Seed Balls
  4. Project Thadam

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

 

Correct Answer: D [1, 2, 3 & 4]
Notes: 

  • Plan Bee is an amplifying system imitating the buzz of a swarm of honey bees to keep wild elephants away from railway tracks. It has earned the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) the best innovation award in Indian Railways for the 2018-19 fiscal.
  • Project RE-HAB is a sub-mission of KVIC’s National Honey Mission. While the Honey Mission is a programme to increase the bee population, honey production and beekeepers’ income by setting up apiaries, Project RE-HAB uses bee boxes as a fence to prevent the elephant attacks.
  • Odisha’s Athagarh Forest Division has started casting seed balls (or bombs) inside different reserve forest areas to enrich food stock for wild elephants to prevent man-elephant conflict.
  • Project Thadam to address human-elephant conflict is started in Coimbatore Forest Division.
3.Which of the following ‘rights’ are currently included in the ambit of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution? 

  1. Right to repair
  2. Right to electricity
  3. Right to reputation
  4. Right to appropriate life insurance policy

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] Only 1, 3 & 4

 

Correct Answer: B [Only 2, 3 & 4]
Notes: 

  • Right to repair laws is a movement by advocates against the high-tech giant companies to take the rights of repair from them. The goal of the movement is to get companies to make spare parts, tools and information on how to repair devices available to customers and repair shops to increase the lifespan of products and to keep them from ending up in landfills.
  • The right to life in Article 21 of Indian constitution does not mean animal existence or the mere act of breathing. It guarantees the right to a dignified life. Some of the rights that are currently included in the ambit of Article 21 includes (mentioned in Menaka Case): Right to reputation, Right to appropriate life insurance policy, Right to sleep, Right to electricity etc.

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