Daily Current Affairs Quiz : March 7-8, 2023
1. HUID Number, which was seen in the news, is associated with which element/product?
Correct Answer: C [Gold]
Hallmark Unique Identification (HUID) number is a unique 6-digit alphanumeric code consisting of numbers and letters.
It is stamped manually on a piece of jewellery to ensure purity and fitness of gold via third party assurance to the customers. The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution announced that the sale of gold jewellery and gold artefacts without the HUID number is prohibited in India from April 1, 2023.
2. Which institution has designed the ‘Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)’?
Correct Answer: B [DRDO]
The Indian Army has proposed the acquisition of an indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) to fill critical capability gaps in high altitude regions
The ATAGS has been designed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to replace the current 155 mm artillery system in service, the Bofors towed guns.
3. As per the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report for 2021-22, what is the employment fraction in the farm sector?
[A] 26.5 %
[B] 32.5 %
[C] 45.5 %
[D] 55.5 %
Correct Answer: C [45.5 %]
The recently released annual Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report for 2021-22 shows that the farm sector employs a significant proportion of the labor force in India, at 45.5%.
Structural transformation in economics is the shift in labor force from agriculture to high-productivity sectors like manufacturing and modern services. It is expected to result in increased productivity and higher incomes.
4. Which organisation released the ‘Women, Business and the Law Index’?
[A] World Bank
[B] World Economic Forum
[C] International Monetary Fund
[D] Asian Development Bank
Correct Answer: A [World Bank]
According to the recently released Women, Business and the Law Index by the World Bank, although most countries have implemented laws to ensure gender equality, there is still a significant gap between men and women in terms of legal rights and provisions.
India’s score in the index on the life cycle of a working woman is at 74.4 out of a possible 100. As per the report, the laws affecting the Indian working woman’s pay and pension do not provide for equality with Indian men.
5. Which country has claimed to have discovered around 8.5 million metric tons of lithium ore?
Correct Answer: B [Iran]
Iran has claimed to have discovered a lithium deposit in the western province of Hamedan. It is found to contain around 8.5 million metric tons of lithium ore.
Lithium is a soft, silver-white metal belonging to the alkali metal group of elements. It is highly reactive and flammable, and it is stored in mineral oil or other liquids to prevent it from reacting with moisture or air. It is commonly used in rechargeable batteries for electronic devices and EVs.
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