Daily Quiz


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 25/09/2018

1. Which of the following pairs in incorrectly matched?
(a) N. Gopalswami committee – Institution of eminence
(b) Rajiv Kumar committee – Development of Artificial intelligence in India
(c) Arvind panagariya committee – To review the Jee entrance exam
(d) Sunil Mehta committee – NPA resolution
2. Consider the following statements with reference to India’s foreign exchange reserves:
(I) It comprises of foreign currency assets only
(II) Import cover recently declined to six months as the rupee has witnessed a significant fall in its
value over the last few months
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 24/09/2018

1. Which of the following statements are correct?
(I) Under prevention of money laundering act banks & financial institutions report to Financial
intelligence unit (FIU)
(II) Financial intelligence unit is under Ministry of Home Affairs
(III) Cash transactions more than Rs. 10 lakhs & integrally connected needs to be reported to FIU
(a) I & III
(b) II Only
(c) I & II
(d) II & III
2. Death penalty report is published by?
(a) Transparency international
(b) Amnesty international
(c) Reporters without borders
(d) UNHRC

Solution: (1) a    (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 22/09/2018

1. Consider the following statements regarding National Information security policy & guidelines (NISPG).
(I) NISPG is developed by ministry of electronics & information technology
(II) To establish minimum security processes & controls across government departments
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I & II
(d) Neither I nor II
2. Which of the following statement is Correct?
(a) Government recently reduced MSP on kharif crops
(b) When MSPs are raised for kharif crops it use to impact economy GDP by 50-60%
(c) Raising MSPs will not carry any fiscal costs on exchequer
(d) Higher MSPs results in higher inflationary costs

Solution: (1) b    (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 21/09/2018

1. Match the following pairs correctly in terms of their use on different animals.
(I) Buffalo – Formalin
(II) Chicken – Cholestin
(III) Fish – Oxotoxin
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) III only
(d) All of the above
2. Consider the following statement regarding the developing trade war.
(I) USA has implemented tariffs against China on imported solar panels & washing machines
(II) Imposing tariffs in a globalized world leads to consumer playing higher prices
(III) Will boost economies of Usa & china
(IV) India will be the alone winner
(a) I only
(b) III & IV
(c) I & II
(d) I, II & IV

Solution: (1) b    (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/09/2018

1. During the Santhal Uprising, Santhals made a determined attempt to expel the dikus. With reference
to the dikus, consider the following statements:
(I) Dikus were a minor tribal group that had cultural differences with the Santhals
(II) Diku tribes conspired with the British to exploit abundant natural resources of the Santhal region
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) I Only
(b) II Only
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II
2. Consider the following statements
(I) Governor can amend or repeal any Parliament law in autonomous districts of Assam
(II) President can amend or repeal any Act of Parliament in autonomous districts of Meghalaya
Select from the codes below
(a) I Only
(b) II Only
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II

Solution: (1) d    (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/09/2018

1. Which of the following ports form starting and ending points of Suez Canal?
(a) Port Said and Port Ras Sedr
(b) Port Alexandria and Port Suez
(c) Port Cairo and Port Said
(d) Port Said and Port Port Tewfik
2. Which of the following species is/are extinct?
(I) West African Black Rhino
(II) Northern White Rhino
(III) Tasmanian Tiger
(IV) Javan Tiger
Select the correct answer using codes below:
(a) III and IV Only
(b) I, III and IV Only
(c) I and IV Only
(d) I, II, III and IV

Solution: (1) d    (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/09/2018

1. Which of the following African river crosses equator twice during its course?
(a) River Orange
(b) Niger river
(c) Congo river
(d) Nile
2. Breach Level Index is published by
(a) Transparency international
(b) Amnesty
(c) UNHRC
(d) Gemalto

Solution: (1) a    (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/09/2018

1. Behdienkhlam Festival
(I) Celebrated by non-Christian ‘Pnar’ people
(II) It is celebrated to invoke the gods for a bumper harvest and drive away plague
(III) A major festival of the people in the Palani Hills
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(a) I only
(b) I & II
(c) I & III
(d) I,II & III
2. Consider the following statements about European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
(I) It operates in parallel with the European Union (EU)
(II) The member states participate in the European Single Market
(III) All the Nordic countries are members of the EFTA
Select the correct statements
(a) I only
(b) I & II
(c) I & III
(d) I,II & III

Solution: (1) b    (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 15/09/2018

1. Which of the following Biosphere Reserves in India is/are located south of the Tropic of Cancer?
(I) Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
(II) Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
(III) Simlipal Biosphere Reserve
(IV) Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve
Select the correct answer using codes below:
(a) II Only
(b) II and III Only
(c) I,II and III Only
(d) I,II,III and IV
2. Consider the following statements- “Payments Council of India”.
(I) Payments Council of India was formed under the aegis of The Internet and Mobile Association
of India (IAMAI) in the year 2013 catering to the needs of the digital payment industry
(II) IAMAI It is the only professional industry body representing the online and mobile VAS industry
in India
Which of the following is/are true?
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I & II
(d) Neither I nor II

Solution: (1) d    (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/09/2018

1. Consider the following statements regarding Mobile App “c-VIGIL”
(I) Launched by Civil vigilance commission.
(II) The app consist of list & assests of various offenders found guilty under Fugitive economic
offenders Bill
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I & II
(d) Neither I nor II
2. The continental rise is an underwater feature found between
(a) The continental shelf and continental slope
(b) The continental slope and abyssal plain
(c) The abyssal plain and oceanic trench
(d) None of the above

Solution: (1) d    (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/09/2018

1. ‘Mihir Shah Committee’ is associated with which of the following?
(a) Water Reforms
(b) Education Reforms
(c) Tax Reforms
(d) Labour Reforms
2. Consider the following statements about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
(I) It is designed by International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
(II) It has been designed to protect the personal data of E.U. residents
Select the correct statements
(a) I Only
(b) II Only
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II

Solution: (1) a    (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 12/09/2018

1. India and Maldives are separated by the
(a) Ten degree channel
(b) Duncan passage
(c) Palk strait
(d) Eight degree channel
2. Which among the following is an ecologically subsidized city.
(a) Kolkata
(b) Dehradun
(c) Chennai
(d) Hyderabad

Solution: (1) d    (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 11/09/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Purchasing manufacturing index-
(I) PMI is an indicator of business activity-both in the manufacturing and services sectors
(II) Published by Japanese firm Nikkei
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I & II
(d) Neither I nor II
2. Which of the following is/are true regarding functions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)?
(I) Central Vigilance Commissioner is Chairperson of Committee which recommends appointment of
Director of Enforcement
(II) CVC gives directions to the Delhi Special Police Establishment for discharging their responsibilities
entrusted under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Both I and II
(d) None of the above

Solution: (1) c    (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/09/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Atal Pension Yojana :
1. Atal Pension Yojana (APY) is open to all bank account holders who are not members of any statutory
social security scheme.
2. The minimum age of joining APY is 18 years and maximum age is 50 years.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following pairs:
Organisation : Headquarter
1. UNESCO : Paris
2. INTERPOL : Lyon
3. ILO : Geneva
Which of the pairs given above is/are incorrectly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: (1) a    (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 08/09/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Arabian sea region :
1. The Guitar fish found in coastal waters of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Ganges Shark found in Arabian
Sea were classified as Critically Endangered in IUCN list.
2. Arabian sea region consists of important trade choke point of the world like Strait of Hormuz and Strait
of Malacca.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. In an attempt to improve the life of the extremely poor people of India, the government has drafted a
Rs 1.2 lakh crore plan to provide universal social security coverage for the poorest people of the country.
Consider the following statements about it:
1. This broader programme envisages two categories — the poorest 20 percent and formal sector workers.
2. This scheme will cover insurance for death as well as for disability too.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) a    (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/09/2018

1. New Species Of Large Gecko Discovered in Kanger Ghati National Park. In which of the following state
this National park is situated?
(a) Chattishgarh
(b) Odisha
(c) Madhya pradesh
(d) West Bengal
2. Consider the following statements about Rashtriya Gokul Mission:
1. Rashtriya Gokul Mission is a focussed project under National Programme for Bovine Breeding
and Dairy Development.
2. It is implemented by Ministry of Rural Development.
3. Gokul Gram and MAITRI centre are envisaged with aim to conserve and propagate indigenous breeds
in an organized and scientific manner under this initiative.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) a    (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 06/09/2018

1. There are nine species of vultures in India out of which, 4 are critically endangered but only 3 have
been listed under Schedule I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. Which one of the following vulture
is not listed under schedule I of the WPA,1972 but critically endangere?
(a) Red-headed vulture
(b) White-backed Vulture
(c) Slender billed Vulture
(d) Indian Vulture/long-billed vulture
2. Mullaperiyar Dam which is one of the oldest dam in country now treated as water bomb by some
scientist who claims it contains 180 time more energy than atomic bomb droped in Nagasaki.
Recently Mullaperiyar Dam controversy surfaced between which of the the following states ?
(a) Kerala and Karnataka
(b) Karnataka and Tamilnadu
(c) Tamilnadu and Kerala
(d) Karnataka and Andhra pradesh

Solution: (1) a    (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 05/09/2018

1. The world’s largest combustion research centre opened in India which will impart a major boost
to the Indian scientific community which of the following institute it was opened ?
(a) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
(b) Indian Institute of Science and Education Research, Mohali.
(c) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
(d) Indian Institute Of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.
2. Consider the following statements about RNA Editing for Programmable A to I Replacement
(REPAIR):
1. REPAIR is based on the gene editing tool CRISPR that can be used to modify DNA in cells.
2. Unlike CRISPR/Cas9 system, where changes to the genome are permanent, with REPAIR system
changes are transient, even reversible.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) d    (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 04/09/2018

1. The 45thDirector General-level talks between the two sides was held between delegations of the
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India. Consider the following
statements about India-Bangladesh border:
1. India share longest land border with Bangladesh.
2. 4 state of India share boundary with Bangladesh.
3. Sikkim does not share boundary with Bangladesh.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. An international team, including researchers from India, has developed a low-cost, easy-to-use,
rapid diagnostic test for diagnosing Zika and dengue viruses. Consider the following statements
about it :
1. Zika and dengue both belong to the same viral family, which are called flaviviruses.
2. They are spread by the same mosquito (Aedes mosquito).
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) a     (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 03/09/2018

1. According to the Safe Cities Index 2017 Tokyo tops the overall ranking. Which of the following
organization release the index?
(a) World Economic Forum
(b) OECD
(c) Transparency International
(d) Economist Intelligence Unit
2. Recently India commissioned INS Kiltan in Visakhapatnam at the Eastern Naval Command.
Consider the following statements about it:
1. INS Kiltan is an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare.
2. This is the third of the four Kamorta-class corvettes being built under Project 28.
3. It is the first major warship to have undertaken sea trials of all major weapons and sensors
as a pilot project.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) d     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 01/09/2018

1. Hamas- Fatah conflict recently seen in news. Consider the following statements about it :
1. The conflict is also known as the Palestinian Civil War.
2. As of now, a Fatah-dominated government remains in control of the Gaza Strip and Hamas
continues to control the West Bank.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Recently India signed a memorandum of cooperation with which of the following country for
Technical Intern Training Program to send youngsters there as technical interns for on-the-job
training for a period of three to five years?
(a) USA
(b) JAPAN
(c) Russia
(d) Israel

Solution: (1) a     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 31/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about ‘Saubhagya’ scheme:
1. The scheme seeks to ensure universal household electrification in rural area only.
2. The scheme has no subsidy component for electrical consumption.
3. The beneficiaries for free electricity connections will be identified using Socio Economic and Caste
Census (SECC) 2011 data.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. Consider the following statements about Bharatmala Pariyojana :
1. Bharatmala is a new umbrella program for the highways sector that focuses on optimizing efficiency
of road traffic movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps.
2. Expressway identified in this scheme is only greenfield expressway.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) c     (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/08/2018

1. Recently scientist link new virus to Kala Azar. Consider the following statements about it :
1. Kala Azar in endemic to Indian subcontinent.
2. India alone contribute about 50% of global burden of this disease.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. The first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2017 (DMEx-2017) was held in New Delhi.
Consider the following statements about BIMSTEC :
1. The BIMSTEC is sub-regional grouping comprising of eight countries of South Asia and South East
Asia region.
2. The main objective of BIMSTEC is technological and economic cooperation among south Asian and
southeast Asian countries along the coast of the bay of Bengal.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) b     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 29/08/2018

1. Global Finacial stability report is published by ?
(a) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(b) World Bank
(c) WEF
(d) OECD
2. Kilogram is the only international measurement system that’s still defined by a physical artifact,
known as the International Prototype Kilogram. Recently scientists want to redefine the kilogram
using Planck’s Constant which ?
(a) links the amount of energy a photon carries with the frequency of its electromagnetic wave.
(b) is the number of atoms or molecules in one mole of a substance.
(c) is the mass of photon in vacuum.
(d) is the mass of electron in vaccum.

Solution: (1) a     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 27/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) :
1. AAGC is an economic cooperation agreement between the governments of India and USA.
2. It aims to develop quality infrastructure in Africa, complemented by digital connectivity which would
undertake the realization of the idea of creating free and open Indo-Pacific Region.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Recently India and France agreed to expand the scope of joint exercise and particularly varuna exercise.
Consider the following pairs related to India-France exercise :
Excercise : Type
1. Shakti : Naval
2. Varuna : Army
3. Garuda : Air
Which of the pairs given above is/are incorrectly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 25/08/2018

1. SIBIR is World’s Biggest And Most Powerful Nuclear Icebreaker Ship. Which of the following country
launched it ?
(a) USA
(b) China
(c) Russia
(d) France
2. Consider the following statements :
1. He is known as Bismarck of India.
2. He presided over Karachi session of 1931 which had resolution on Fundamental rights and National
Economic Program. Which of the following personality is described in above statements.
(a) Shubhash Chandra Bose
(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(c) Rajendra Prasad
(d) Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Solution: (1) c     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 24/08/2018

1. World Polio Day is observed annually on 24th October with an aim to generate awareness about this
disease. Consider the following statements about polio :
1. Polio is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children (under 5 years of age).
2. There is no cure for polio. It can only be prevented by immunization.
3. India is yet to be declare polio-free by WHO.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. India Tops List Of New TB Cases In 2016 according to WHO. Consider the following statements
about TB:
1. TB is a disease caused by virus that most often affect the lungs.
2. It is the second biggest killer disease worldwide next only to HIV/AIDS.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) b     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/08/2018

1. Which of the following state became first state in the country to incorporate skill development
programme in higher education. ?
(a) Tamilnadu
(b) Kerala
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Rajasthan
2. Government constitutes a High Level Committee for proper management of water resources in North
Eastern Region. Consider the following statements regarding water resources in this region :
1. River systems in this region which account for one-third of India’s run off, causes considerable distress
and costs on the region through frequent flooding and erosion.
2. Brahmaputra is one of the largest river systems in the world.
3. Subhansiri, Kapili and barak rivers are tributary of Brahamaputra river.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) d     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 21/08/2018

1. UNSC 1267 resolution frequently seen in news, in which of the following subjects it is related to ?
(a) Women, peace and security
(b) listing individual or terrorist organization to restrict their movement, financial penalties and assets freeze etc.
(c) Refugee issues
(d) sanctions against nuclear arms development
2. Consider the following statements about OBOR (One Belt and One Road):
1. It aims to rejuvenate ancient trade routes–Silk Routes.
2. OBOR initiative is challenging India’s territorial soverignity.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) b     (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/08/2018

1. Disaster vulnerability index in India is produced by
(a) Niti Aayog.
(b) The Energy and Resources Institute.
(c) Ministry of Home Affairs.
(d) Ministry of rural development.
2. Which of the following roles/functions/responsibilities are NOT under the purview of the Financial
commission?
1. Sharing of net proceeds of taxes between the Center and States.
2. Recommending principles for governing the grants-in-aid to the states by the Center.
3. Recommendations on matters referred to it by the President for the interest of sound finance
4. Preparation and periodical revision of electoral rolls
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 3 and 4
(d) Only 4

Solution: (1) b     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/08/2018

1. US economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in which of
the following field of economics ?
(a) Developmental Economics
(b) Health & Educational Economics
(c) Political Economics
(d) Behavioural Economics
2. Consider the following statements about Asian Development Bank (ADB) :
1. ADB was setup by BRICS countries to counter hegemony of west in global economic institution.
2. Headquarter of ADB is in Shangai.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) d     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 17/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about India’s first Bullet train project :
1. Bullet train project in India is using ‘Shinkansen’ technology developed by USA.
2. This project has been envisaged to connect Mumbai-Delhi industrial corridor.
3. Japan has providing soft loan and technology assistant for this project.
Choose the incorrect answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. Recently the government has launched the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18 – Series-III Consider
the following statements about it:
1. This scheme is envisaged to tackle current account deficit problem.
2. These bonds can not be used as collateral for loans but can be tradable in stock exchange, NSE and BSE.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) b     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about fiscal deficit:
1. Fiscal deficit is bridged by market borrowing and central bank printing fresh currency, if necessary.
2. Fiscal deficit may bring inflation in economy.
3. Fiscal deficit is always bad for economy.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. Consider the following statements about MCLR (Marginal cost of lending rates):
1. MCLR is envisaged for plugging the gap for incomplete transmission of monetary policy of RBI to
lending rates of banks.
2. Unlike base rate, MCLR is include CRR.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) b     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about state flag :
1. In India only state of Jammu and Kashmir have official state flag.
2. Constitution of India does not allow state to have its official state flag as it dilutes psychological integrity
of nation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about Rohingya Refugee:
1. Rohingya is ethnic Muslim minority group, largely comprising Muslims living primarily in Myanmar’s
western Rakhine state.
2. Right to life enshrined in Article 21 of Constitution of India apply for refugee living in India.
3. India is signatory of UNHCR, refugee convention of 1951.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) a     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/08/2018

1. Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, and more loosely termed mercy killing,Consider the
following statements about it :
1. Passive euthanasia is allowed in India.
2. Debate on euthanasia is surrounded under Article 21 of Constitution of India.
3. Euthanasia generally comes across in conflict with medical ethics followed by Indian doctors.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. The Backward Classes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions in the State and of
Appointment and Posts in Services under the State) Bill, 2017 of Rajasthan now provides 54 per cent
reservation in educational institue. Which of the following famous Supreme court verdict capped the
upper limit of reservation with 50 per cent ?
(a) Indra Sawhney case
(b) Shankari Prasad case
(c) Minerva Mills case
(d) A. K. Gopalan case

Solution: (1) d     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 11/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about senior advocate :
1. Senior advocates are prohibited from doing some kind of legal work like drafting, etc while junior
advocates have no such prohibition
2. A senior advocate is not permitted to appear without an Advocate-on-record or without any junior
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. The Central Vigilance Commission, apex vigilance institution of India, recently developed research
based Integrity Index, for preventive vigilance. Consider the following statements :
1. CVC was established on the recommendations of the K. Santhanam Committee on Prevention
of Corruption
2. CVC is a non-statutory body
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) c     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/08/2018

1. Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple has been adjudged the best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ (clean place)
in India. Meenakshi Temple architecture is which of the following style ?
(a) Nayaka Style
(b) Vesara Style
(c) Hoysala Style
(d) Vijaynagara style
2. International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations held in India. Consider the following pairs:
Civilizations : Developed on river Banks
1. Maya : Yellow and Yangtze river
2. Haddapa : Brahmaputra river
3. Mesopotamia : Nile river
Which of the pairs given above is/are incorrectly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: (1) a     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 9/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about pet coke:
1. Pet coke is a final carbon-rich solid material that derives from oil refining.
2. Pet coke has a higher energy content therefore it emits between 30 and 80 percent more CO2
than coal per unit of weight.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about :
1. NIIF has been set up as a fund of funds.
2. NIIF will finance only greenfield projects.
3. Japan is the first investor to invest in NIIF.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) c     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 8/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements :
1. Under both futures and options, an investor enters into a contract to buy (or sell) an
determined price within a certain time frame.
2. Under a future, an investor is not obligated to buy or sell (as the case maybe).
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Kurds are seen in news frequently. Consider the following countries.
1. Iran
2. Iraq
3. Saudi Arabia
4. Syria
Kurds are mainly found in which of the above countries?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, and 4 only

Solution: (1) a     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 7/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements :
1. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a National Standards Body of India
to formulate, implement and certify certain standards of quality for goods, services, articles,
processes and systems.
2. Ecomark or Eco mark is a certification mark issued by the FSSAI.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about Hydro projects :
1. Hydro projects with installed capacity >= 500 MW are known as mega hydro projects.
2. The projects <= 500 MW capacity come under the purview of Ministry of New & Renewable
Energy.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) d     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 6/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about International Criminal Court :
1. ICC is also known as Rome Statute.
2. South Africa has become the first country to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about Tribunals :
1. Tribunals are quasi-judicial bodies.
2. Tribunals in Articles 323A, and 323B were inserted on the recommendation of Swarna Singh.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) a     (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 4/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Section 375 of IPC related to rape :
1. It is against of bodily integrity and reproductive choice of a girl.
2. It is in line with the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about World Monuments Fund (WMF) :
1. It is an inter-governmental organization.
2. WMF placed “Post-Independence
Architecture of Delhi” in world monument watch-list for preservation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) a     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 3/08/2018

1. The T. K. Viswanathan committee, constituted by the Centre, has given its suggestions recently.
Above committee was formed to assist the government in –
(a) making legislation on anti torrure.
(b) making legislation on hate-speech.
(c) tackling the issues of Rohingyas influx in India.
(d) tackling the rise of criminalization in politics.
2. Headquarter of UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is located at
(a) Paris
(b) Basel
(c) New York
(d) Geneva

Solution: (1) b     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 2/08/2018

1. Consider the following statements about cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM):
1. Cryo-EM helps in analysis of specimens in their native state without the need for dyes or fixatives.
2. This method helps in better imaging 3D structures of biomolecules than x-ray crystallography.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about National Mission for Enhanced Energy efficiency :
1. It is a part of eight core mission of National Mission on Climate Change.
2. It is implemented by Ministry of Renewable Energy.
3. PAT(Perform, Achieve and Trade ) Scheme is part of it.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) c     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 1/08/2018

1. Indian President recently paid an official visit to Djibouti (first ever by an Indian leader) and
Ethiopia (first by an Indian President in 45 years). Consider the following statements :
1. Ethiopia opens in red sea.
2. Djibouti, Ethiopia along with Sudan and Somalia make horn of Africa.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following pollutant :
1. Sulphur oxides,
2. Nitrogen oxides,
3. mercury
Which of the above are being emitted by thermal power plants?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) d     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 31/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Members of Parliament Local Area Development
(MPLAD) Scheme :
1. It is implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development.
2. MPLAD Funds are lapsable.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following pairs:
Report : Published by
1. Global Investment Competitiveness report : World Bank
2. State of Commodity Dependency : UNCTAD
3. The global burden of disease : WHO
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: (1) d     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about UN Convention against Torture (CAT):
1. India is signatory of UNCAT and ratified it.
2. India has a specific legislation for anti torture.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements regarding Recently, launched Ro-Ro (‘roll-on, roll-off) Ferry
Service in Gujarat between Ghogha and Dahej. :
1. It will decrease distance by providing connectivity in gulf of kucchh.
2. It has been launched as a part of Sagarmala project.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) d     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO (BBBP):
1. It is a bi-ministerial effort of Ministry of Women and Child Development, and Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare.
2. The scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component or Direct Benefit Transfer
scheme.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Which of the following is not true about Adopt a heritage Scheme/ Apni Dharohar Apni
Pehchan Project?
(a) It is a scheme of Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Ministry of Urban Development.
(b) Under this Private Sector Companies, Public Sector Companies and Corporate individuals
who has adopted the heritage sites are to be called Monument Mitras.
(c) Activities taken in this initiative is counted as part of CSR.
(d) None of the Above

Solution: (1) b     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 27/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about circadian rhythms :
1. It is a pattern that guides our bodies when to sleep, rise, eat and
regulating many physiological processes. Biological clocks produce circadian rhythms and
regulate their timing.
2. Circadian Rhythms , have not been widely observed in plants, fungi, and cyanobacteria.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about Bonn Convention :
1. It is the only global convention specializing in the conservation of migratory species, their
habitats and migration routes.
2. It comes under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) a     (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 26/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Ease of Doing Business Report 2018 :
1. Ease of Doing Business Report is published by IMF.
2. India improved its rank drastically in Paying taxes and Resolving insolvency categories.
3. India secured 110th rank out of 190 countries.
Choose the incorrect answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. Arrange the following ports from north to south :
1. Hambantota port
2. Chabahar port
3. Gwadar port
4. Sitwe Port
(a) 3-2-4-1
(b) 4-3-1-2
(c) 2-4-3-1
(d) 2-3-4-1

Solution: (1) b     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 25/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about vultures and their protection in India :
1. Vultures are known as Natural Sanitary Workers, essential for environmental and ecological
balance.
2. Ramadevarabetta Vulture Sanctuary is India’s only vulture sanctuary in Karnataka.
3. Vulture Safe Zones is ex-situ conservation initiative of government.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. eSamikSha is a :
(a) Unique integrating and interactive platform aimed at addressing common man’s
grievances.
(b) Online system which study the impact of demonetization through big data analytics.
(c) Online system which study the impact of GST through big data analytics.
(d) Real time, on-line system for monitoring of follow-up action on the decisions taken by
different Ministries/Departments.

Solution: (1) a     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 24/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) :
1. RUTF is a medical intervention to cure Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) among children.
2. It is being implemented under the ICDS in India.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about Silk industry (Sericulture) in India:
1. India is the largest producer of silk in the world.
2. Muga variety of silk contribute more than 50% of raw production of silk in India.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) c     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/07/2018

1. Catalonia referendum seen in the news. Consider the following statements :
1. Catalonia is situated in Iberian peninsula.
2. Catalonia share boundary with France and Porugal.
3. Catalonia is opens in Mediterranean sea.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. Consider the following Indian nuclear Submarine :
1. INS Arihant
2. INS Aridhman
3. INS Chakra
Which of the above is indigenously developed?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) b     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 21/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Recapitalization bonds :
1. Recapitalisation bonds are dedicated bonds to be issued at the behest of the government for
recapitalizing the trouble hit Public Sector Banks. (PSBs).
2. The funds mobilized from the sale of the bonds will not come as part of the fiscal deficit.
Select the incorrect answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Delamanid , a term recently seen in the news is a:
(a) Indigenous vaccine developed against zika virus.
(b) Drug for the treatment of MDR-TB.
(c) vaccine recommended by WHO for the treatment of HIV.
(d) Drug for the treatment of H1N1 (Swine Flu).

Solution: (1) d     (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/07/2018

1. Toxic pesticide poisoning in Yavatmal and adjoining districts of Maharashtra, leading to the death
of more than 30 farmers and farm labourers and over 1000 farmers suffer from the exposure of
pesticides. Above mention pesticides used in which of the following crop?
(a) Sugarcane
(b) Cotton
(c) Tobacco
(d) Mangoes
2. Consider the following statements about Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY):
1. It was launched for the workers in the unorganized sector.
2. It is implemented by the Ministry of Labour.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) b     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/07/2018

1. Recently the Minister of Human Resource Development announced that Paika Rebellion will be
renamed as “First War of Independence”. Consider the following statements about Paika Rebellion :
1. The Paika rebellion took place in 1817 in Madras province.
2. Paikas belongs to artisan class.
3. The Paika rebellion was originated under leadership of Bakshi Jagabandhu.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only
2. Consider the following statements about Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) :
1. Infant Mortality Rate refers to the deaths of infants under age of one
year per 1,000 live births.
2. Target related to IMR under National Health Mission (NHM) is 25.
3. India has achieved the MDG target related to IMR which is 29.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) c     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs):
1. ATLs will be established by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in colleges across India.
2. The vision of the initiative is to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements about World Meteorological Organization (WMO) :
1. It is a specialized agency of the United Nation.
2. Greenhouse Gas Bulletin is WMO annual flagship report, which tracks concentrations of gases in
the atmosphere in the post-industrial era.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) b     (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 17/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
or LIGO:
1. Nobel prize for physics is awarded for contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of
gravitational waves.
2. Einstein’s general theory of relativity predicts the existence of gravitational waves.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following pairs:
Exercise : Countries Involved
1. INDRA : India – Russia
2. Mitra Shakti : India – Sri Lanka
3. Passex : India – Philippines
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: (1) c     (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable Use
and Restoration of High Range Himalayan Ecosystems project (SECURE Himalaya) :
1. The project is funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF).
2. One of the focus of program is to conserve vulnerable snow leopard.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. To create ‘quota within quota’, the government of India is setting up of a commission to
examine the matter of sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Under which of the
following articles of constitution of India, that provides the appointment of a commission to
investigate the conditions of backward classes ?
(a) Article 340
(b) Article 338
(c) Article 338A
(d) Article 330

Solution: (1) c        (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/07/2018

1. Which of the following Indian text contains the oldest recorded origins of the symbol “zero” ?
(a) Aryabhatiya
(b) Mundaka Upanishad
(c) Sulvasutra
(d) Bakhshali manuscript
2. Consider the following statements about Global Hunger Index :
1. It is published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
2. India has ranked 10 among 119 developing countries as per report
3. Report is based on three indicator named child mortality, child stunting and child wasting only.
Choose the incorrect answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) d     (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/07/2018

1. Consider the following cities :
1. Cairo
2. Las Vegas
3. Barcelona
4. Mogadishu
Arrange the above from west to east.
(a) 1-2-3-4
(b) 2-3-1-4
(c) 3-2-4-1
(d) 2-1-3-4
2. Consider the following statements about newly launched schemes named Skills Acquisition and
Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial
Value Enhancement (STRIVE):
1. SANKALP is a central sector scheme whereas STRIVE is Centrally sponsored scheme.
2. Both are World Bank supported schemes.
3. SANKALP aims at enhancement of inclusion of marginalized communities including women for skill
development whereas STRIVE scheme shall incentivize ITIs to improve overall performance.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

Solution: (1) b  (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 12/07/2018

1. Consider the following pairs:
Trade Pacts : Countries Involved
1. BTIA : India – EU
2. ETCA : India – Sri Lanka
3. APTTA : India – Pakistan
Which of the pairs given above is/are
correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2. Global Estimates of Modern Slavery report is prepared by which of the following organization ?
(a) UNHRC
(b) World Bank
(c) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
(d) International Labour Organization (ILO)

Solution: (1) a  (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 11/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about The Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear
Weapons (ICAN):
1. ICAN has received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
2. ICAN has been at the forefront of pushing for an end to the use of nuclear weapons through “The United
Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons also known as Nuclear ban treaty”.
3. ICAN is one of the organ of United Nations System.
Choose the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
2. Consider the following statements about Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana :
1. Under this initiative at least one person in every households in identified SBG villages of all districts of
India will be covered by Rural Postal Life Insurance.
2. This initiatives being undertaken by Department of Financial Services.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) d  (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/07/2018

1. During the Santhal Uprising, Santhals made a determined attempt to expel the dikus. With reference to
the dikus, consider the following statements:
(1) Dikus were a minor tribal group that had cultural differences with the Santhals
(2) Diku tribes conspired with the British to exploit abundant natural resources of the Santhal region
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 Only
(b) 2 Only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements
(1) Governor can amend or repeal any Parliament law in autonomous districts of Assam
(2) President can amend or repeal any Act of Parliament in autonomous districts of Meghalaya
Select from the codes below
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) d  (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/07/2018

1. The continental rise is an underwater feature found between
(a) The continental shelf and continental slope
(b) The continental slope and abyssal plain
(c) The abyssal plain and oceanic trench
(d) None of the above
2. Which of the following Biosphere Reserves in India is/are located south of the Tropic of Cancer?
1. Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
2. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
3. Simlipal Biosphere Reserve
4. Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve
Select the correct answer using codes below:
(a) 2 Only
(b) 2 and 3 Only
(c) 1,2 and 3 Only
(d) 1,2,3 and 4

Solution: (1) b  (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/07/2018

1. Consider the following statements about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
(1) It is designed by International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
(2) It has been designed to protect the personal data of E.U. residents
Select the correct statements
(a) 1 Only
(b) 2 Only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements regarding Mobile App “ c-VIGIL “ –
(1) Launched by Civil vigilance commission
(2) The app consist of list & assests of various offenders found guilty under Fugitive economic offenders Bill
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1&2
(d) Niether 1 nor 2

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 06/07/2018

1. Which of the following ports form starting and ending points of Suez Canal?
(a) Port Said and Port Ras Sedr
(b) Port Alexandria and Port Suez
(c) Port Cairo and Port Said
(d) Port Said and Port Port Tewfik
2. Which of the following species is/are extinct?
West African Black Rhino
Northern White Rhino
Tasmanian Tiger
Javan Tiger
Select the correct answer using codes below:
(a) 3 and 4 Only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 Only
(c) 1 and 4 Only
(d) 1,2, 3 and 4

Solution: (1) d  (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 05/07/2018

1. Which of the following is correct regarding ‘Paryatan Parv’ ?
(a) It was to reinforce tourism to all.
(b) It was launched by Ministry of culture.
(c) It is focused on North East states.
(d) None of the above.
2. With reference to ‘Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
(1) It is a tax financed insurance scheme.
(2) Launched for workers in unorganized sector.
(3) It is implemented by Ministry of Health and family welfare.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: (1) a  (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 04/07/2018

1. Global Hunger Index Released by which of the following?
(a) WHO.
(b) UN.
(c) International Food Policy Research Institute.
(d) World Bank.
2. Consider following statements regarding ‘Therapeutic Food’:
(1) It is a medical intervention to cure severe malnutrition.
(2) It is a focused scheme specially for tribal areas in the country.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) c  (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 03/07/2018

1. Which of the following Initiatives were taken to augment the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme?
(1) Sukanya Samridhi Account.
(2) Selfie with daughter.
(3) Balika Manch.
Select the correct statements
(a) Only 1 and 2.
(b) Only 2.
(c) 1 and 2 and 3.
(d) None.
2. Which of the following indicators are taken under Global Hunger Index?
(1) Undernourishment.
(2) Child stunting.
(3) Child Mortality.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: (1) c  (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 02/07/2018

1. Global Gender Gap Report Published by which of the following:
(a) UN
(b) World Economic Forum
(c) WHO
(d) World Bank
2. Which of the following is correct regarding ‘Paika Rebellion’
(a) Took Place in 1817 in Khurda, Odisha
(b) Paikas were peasant militias of Gajapati rulers of Andhra Region
(c) It was a struggle against landlords
(d) None of the above

Solution: (1) b  (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/06/2018

1. Consider the following statements regarding 108th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2008:
(1) Bill aims to reserve 33% seats in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies.
(2) Currently 25% of seats in Lok Sabha filled by Women.
Select the correct statements
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements regarding global Human Capital Index:
(1) It was launched by World Economic Forum.
(2) In the index India’s rank is among the last in BRICS and lowest in G20.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 Only.
(b) 2 Only.
(c) 1 and 2 Both
(d) None

Solution: (1) a  (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 29/06/2018

1. Consider the following statements regarding OSIRIX – REX Spacecraft:
(1) Recently this spacecraft passed by earth to reach Asteroid Bennu.
(2) It was NASA’s first unmanned asteroid sampling mission.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements regarding CASSINI Mission:
(1) Recently it ends its journey by burning itself in atmosphere of Saturn.
(2) It was launched through collaboration among NASA, European Space Agency, and Italian Space
Agency etc.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 Both
(d) None

Solution: (1) c  (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/06/2018

1. Consider the following statements regarding “Monkey Fever”:
(1) It is caused by “Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus”.
(2) It is endemic to South Asia.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 both
(d) None of the above
2. Consider following statements regarding “Jeevan Bindi”
(1). Jeevan Bindi contains Iodine.
(2). It can help removing Goitre and Iodine deficiency.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 Both
(d) None

Solution: (1) c  (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 27/06/2018

1. Consider following statements regarding “Deen Dayal Upadhyay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana”
(1) Launched by Ministry of Science and Technology.
(2) Ministry will develop cluster of villages.
(3) Focus is on local resources and local manpower.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1, 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 All
2. Consider the following statements regarding “Quantum Computing”:
(1) Qubits can be 0 or 1 at same time.
(2) Quantum computing is highly vulnerable to Cybercrime.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) d  (2) d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 26/06/2018

1. Consider following statements regarding “Astra Missile”
(1) It is a beyond visual range Air to Air Missile.
(2) Missile developed by DRDO.
(3) It can target the enemy beyond 1000 kms.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2 only.
(b) 1 and 3 only.
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 All
2. Consider the following statements:
(1) “Yudh Abhyass 2017” Military was conducted by India and US armies.
(2) “Surya Kiran” Military Exercise is between India and Nepal.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) a  (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 25/06/2018

1. Consider following statements about Hybrid Annity Model of Public Private Partnership:
(1) While Government arranges all finances for the project, Private Player bears all demand side risks.
(2) It helps address the issue of NPA riddled banks being worry of lending for projects being
implemented by private sector.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 both
(d) None.
2. With reference to a “Sherpa” in international negotiation, consider the following statements:
(1) He is a personal representative of a head of state or government at an international summit.
(2) He generally lack authority to independently make final decisions.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) c  (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/06/2018

1. Uday Kotak Committee was appointed for which of the following?
(a) Black Money
(b) Corporate Governance
(c) Intellectual Property
(d) Agricultural Research
2. “Early Childhood care and Education”, a term sometimes seen in news, appears in context of :
(a) Pre School Education
(b) Primary School Education
(c) Secondary School Education
(d) a, b and c

Solution: (1) b  (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 22/06/2018

1. D.B. Shekatkar Committee is related to which of the following fields?
(a) Defence Reforms
(b) Agricultural Modernisation
(c) Textile sector
(d) Corporate Governance
2. Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Matru Poorna Scheme’
(1) It was launched by Karnataka Government.
(2) It is to meet nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating mothers.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1) a  (2) c


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 21/06/2018

(1) Earth Overshoot Day
(1) Marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what earth can regenerate in that year
(2) Advances by at least a day, each successive year
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) As per the latest release of the annual publication ‘Road Accidents in India’, which one of the following is
the main cause of road accidents?
(a) Over-speeding
(b) Design fault of speed-breakers
(c) Defect in road condition
(d) Driving under the influen

Solution: (1) c  (2) b


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/06/2018

(1) Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), is running a nation-wide campaign (SAIL steel – Gaon ki ore) which
is aimed at boosting steel consumption in country. Consider the following statements regarding this:
(1) The Gaon ki ore campaign is designed to familiarize end users at the Grass-root level, especially of rural
areas, with innovative usage of SAIL steel and its applications and advantages in construction, household
equipment, agriculture etc.
(2) Through engagement activities, the audience is informed how using SAIL steel can increase durability,
life, safety and longevity of any construction and product.
(3) Through this nation-wide campaign initiated at Nalbari, Assam, SAIL aims to cover more than 100
locations by the end of this year and within months of its inception around twenty workshops have already
been conducted in various states.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Recently, Indian Government has started ‘Operation Insaaniyat’ which is related to:
(a) Myanmar refugees living in India
(b) Humanitarian Assistance to Bangladesh on account of influx of refugees
(c) Rescue of Indian citizens in war-torn Middle East region
(d) Provide relief fund to flood affected regions of Bihar and Assam

Solution: (1) d   (2) a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/06/2018

(1) Recently, the researchers led by the University of Sheffield in the U.K. found that ‘Planet 9’ is unlikely to
have been captured from another planetary system. Consider the following statements regarding this:
(1) Last year, astronomers working in the U.S. postulated the presence of ‘Planet 9’ to explain the strange
orbital properties of some Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt objects.
(2) Planet 9 is at least ten times bigger than Earth, making it unlikely that it formed at such a large distance
from the Sun.
(3) Pluto was downgraded in status to a ‘dwarf planet’ because astronomers discovered many other small
objects so-called Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt objects at similar distances from the Sun.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Which of the following countries to conduct the first ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’?
(a) India
(b) Bangladesh
(c) Bhutan
(d) Thailand

Solution: (1)  d   (2)  a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/06/2018

(1) Recently released report of global competitiveness rankings 2017-18, India has improved in ranking.
Consider the following statements regarding this:
(1) India remains the most competitive country in South Asia, appearing at No. 40 in the global competi-
tiveness ranking of 137 countries by the World Bank.
(2) India ranks 90th position in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ease of doing a business survey this year.
(3) India’s score is its highest ever according to the current methodology, which ranked Switzerland as
the world’s most competitive economy.
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) ‘Recently, the Sardar Sarovar Dam has been inaugurated. Consider the following statements
regarding this:
(1) The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam built on Narmada river near Navagam, Gujarat, which
will benefit four Indian states namely Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra and Rajasthan.
(2) A part of the Narmada Valley Project, it will help in irrigation and electrical power supply.
(3) Sardar Sarovar project is the second largest concrete gravity dam (by volume) and has the world’s
third-largest spillway discharging capacity.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: (1)  d    (2)  d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/06/2018

(1) Iron Union 5 is a joint military exercise between which of the following countries?
(a) India and the USA
(b) The USA and UAE
(c) India and Japan
(d) India and UAE
(2) Which of the following INS, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft has been commissioned into the Indian
Navy recently?
(a) INS Tarasa
(b) INS Sahyadri
(c) INS Shakti
(d) INS Tarkash

Solution: (1)  b    (2)  a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 15/06/2018

(1) India has three distinct and genetically connected tiger populations. These are in which of the
following regions?
(1) South India
(2) Central India
(3) Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Aerosols can
(1) Scatter sunlight directly back into space
(2) Modify the size of cloud particles, thereby changing how clouds reflect and absorb sunlight
(3) Be found in the Stratosphere
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: (1)  d    (2)  d


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/06/2018

(1) Ethanethiol is intentionally added to butane and propane to impart an easily noticed smell to these normally
odourless fuels that pose the threat of fire, explosion, and asphyxiation. It is a compound of
(a) Sulphur
(b) Chlorine
(c) Bromine
(d) Phosphorus
(2) Consider the following statements:
(1) Wood is a major renewable energy resource
(2) REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) is a climate change
mitigation programme developed by the US Agency for International Development and India’s Environment
Ministry
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: (1)  a    (2)  a


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/06/2018

(1) Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has moved which of the
following animal into the less urgent “vulnerable” category from an endangered species category?
(a) Indian Rhinoceros
(b) Snow Leopard
(c) Hirola
(d) Chinese Pangolin
(2) Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(1) Blue carbon is the carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems.
(2) Blue Carbon Initiative is started by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Select the correct statements
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/06/2018

(1) The applications of NavIC include
(1) Providing fishermen with alerts related to bad weather
(2) Managing and facilitating better traffic management in cities
(3) Managing resources efficiently using Geo-tagging and Geo-fencing techniques
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) With reference to ‘Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) Tag’,
which of the following statements is/are correct?
(1) It serves the same purpose as a barcode
(2) It can be read from up to a few metres away
(3) It does not need to be within direct line-of-sight of the reader to be read/tracked
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
 Solution: (1)  b    (2)  d

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 08/06/2018

(1) Recently, the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a part of Indian Space Research Organization
(ISRO) has started supporting which of the following Central Government’s Programme?
(a) Make in India
(b) Digital India
(c) National Rural Health Mission
(d) National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
(2) The Department of Biotechnology is going to commission a two-tiered barge that will roughly be the size
of two large conference rooms and host scientists and a full-fledged lab perform tests on water quality and
iodiversity of the wider ecosystem of which of the following rivers?
(a) Ganga
(b) Brahmaputra
(c) Yamuna
(d) Krishna

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/06/2018

(1) North Korea has announced that it set off a hydrogen bomb in its sixth nuclear test. Hydorgen
Bomb is based on
(a) TNT Fission
(b) Nuclear Fission
(c) Nuclear Fusion
(d) TNT Chain Reaction
(2) Which of the following is India’s first indigenously built Scorpene submarine delivered to Indian
Navy recently?
(a) INS Vikram
(b) INS Kalvari
(c) INS Godavari
(d) INS Kaveri

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 06/06/2018

(1) Which part of the sun is visible during a total solar eclipse?
(a) Photosphere
(b) Corona
(c) Heliosphere
(d) Chromosphere
(2) Recently, the PSLV-C39 mission carrying the replacement navigation satellite IRNSS-1H has failed.
Consider the following statements regarding the satellites of IRNSS series:
(1) They have Orbital Height of around 36,000 km.
(2) They are of ‘High Earth’ Regime.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 05/06/2018

(1) Which of the following is/are recommendation(s) made by the Tarun Ramadorai Committee on
household finance?
(1) To link gold holdings with the Aadhaar number of the head of each household
(2) To create customised financial products based on the traditions of households
Select the correct statements
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Which of the following measures, if adopted, will ensure safety in train operations?
(1) Elimination of unmanned level crossings
(2) Manufacture and procurement of only Linke Hoffman Busch coaches
(3) Anti-fog LED lights installed on all locomotives
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 04/06/2018

(1) Recently, an unprecedented nationwide campaign on Swachhta is taking place. Consider the following
statements regarding this:
(1) The objective of the campaign is to mobilise people and reinforce the “Jan Aandolan” for sanitation to
contribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Clean India.
(2) Swachhta Hi Seva campaign will see large scale mobilisation of people from all walks of life to undertake
shramdaan for cleanliness and construction of toilets and to make their environments free from open defecation.
(3) The campaign is scheduled to be launched by President of India on the 15th of September 2017 from village
Ishwarigunj in Kanpur that has attained the status of open free defecation status.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) ‘Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)’, a term sometimes seen in the news, appears in the context of
(a) Pre-school education
(b) Primary school education
(c) Secondary school education
(d) a, b and c

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 02/06/2018

(1) Recently, the Central government has announced the new PPP Policy to promote private investments in
affordable housing. Consider the following statements regarding this:
(1) Central Government today announced a new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing that allows extending central
assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands.
(2) Under the second option, central assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh per each house to be built on private lands would
be provided, in case the beneficiaries do not intend to take bank loans.
Select the correct statements
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Recently, the TRIFED, a PSU under Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India has plans to scale up
marketing functions. Consider the following statements regarding this:
(1) TRIFED has been working with the main objective of promoting tribal art and craft for the benefit of tribal
artisans of the country, under the scheme “Institutional Support for Development & Marketing of tribal
products/produce” of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs,
Government of India.
(2) In line with the objective TRIFED has planned to scale up Marketing of Tribal Products through the
increase of its Retail Outlets ‘Tribes India’ throughout India and other retail marketing activities.
(3) TRIFED also organises exhibitions by the name of Aadichitra since 2010, in which tribal paintings only
like Gond from Madhya Pradesh, Saora from Orissa, Warli from Maharashtra and Pithora paintings from
Gujarat, are exclusively displayed and sold
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 01/06/2018

(1) Ministry of Labour & Employment has launched the Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child
Labour (PENCIL) Portal. Consider the following statements regarding this:
(1) The PENCIL is an electronic platform that aims at involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil
society and the general public in achieving the target of child labour free society.
(2) Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) was also launched which aimed at creating a ready reckoner
for trainers, practitioners and monitoring agencies to ensure complete prohibition of child labour.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Recently, the Union Cabinet has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM).
Consider the following statements regarding this:
(1) Cabinet noted the progress under NHM including accelerated decline in MMR, IMR, U5MR and TFR.
(2) Increase in ceiling of Programme Management Budget under NHM, including monitoring and evaluation,
from existing 6.5% to 9 % of the total Annual Work Plan for that year for bigger States.
(3) NHM is implemented for universal benefit – i.e. entire population; services are offered to everyone
visiting the public healthcare facilities.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 31/05/2018

(1) Recently, the Government has launched the Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana. Consider the following
statements regarding this:
(1) The Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana also known as the Saubhagya Yojna.
(2) The States and Union Territories are required to complete the works of household electrification by
the 31st of December 2018.
(3) The scheme will ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as
urban areas.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Recently, CARA under the Ministry of Women & Child Development has started a monthly “Jan
Sampark” program to enable the public to have interaction with its officials and staff for seeking
information related to Adoption as well as flagging their concerns. Here, CARA stands for?
(a) Central Adoption Resource Agency
(b) Condemnation and Relocation Act
(c) Child Abuse Risk Assessment
(d) Community Assessment Rapid Access

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/05/2018

(1) The Code on Wages, 2017 recently introduced in the Parliament, governs which of the following
aspects?
(1) Fixing the minimum wage
(2) Fixing the number of hours that will constitute a working day
(3) Determination of bonus
(4) Penalties to be imposed for contravening any provision of the code
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(2) Which one of the following statements relate to Rule 12 of the recently proposed draft rules of the
RTI (Right to Information) Act?
(a) The Central Information Commission (CIC) can order the disclosure of information to an applicant who has come
under the complaint clause
(b) Complaints can be filed by applicants only within 90 days of filing the RTI application
(c) Proceedings before pending before the (CIC) Commission shall abate on the death of the appellant
(d) Each RTI petition must be limited to 500 words

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 29/05/2018

(1) The Ministry of Commerce’s ‘Hortinet’ mobile application will
(1) Minimise disruption to trade
(2) Enable identification of the source of contaminated food products
(3) Use push notifications to enhance the outreach of Krishi Vigyan Kendras with farmers engaged in
horticulture
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Consider the following statements:
(1) The Indian state can deprive the right to life and personal liberty of a person based on a law
(2) ‘Dignity of an individual’ forms a part of the basic structure of our Constitution
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/05/2018

(1) Recently, the Ministry of Rural Development has issued a note on MGNREGA. Consider the
following statements regarding changes in the MGNREGA scheme in the last few years:
(1) Use of ICT tools, space technology, focus on improving livelihood resource base of people,
provision of diversified livelihood opportunities through convergent programme implementation
are some of the major features of changes brought in programme management.
(2) In order to optimize public investments, the adequate focus is also being laid on the convergence
of MGNREGS with other schemes and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is one such example.
(3) The Ministry had set up a Committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary with
representatives of relevant Central Ministries and five State Governments to examine the issue of
Alignment of MGNREGA Wages with Minimum Agricultural Wages.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) In the ‘Indra Sawhney case’, the Supreme Court held that
(1) Directive principles of state policy were subordinate to Fundamental Rights
(2) The decision of the presiding officer of the House regarding disqualification arising out of defection
under the tenth schedule of the Constitution is subject to judicial review
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 26/05/2018

(1) Tapan Ray panel was appointed for which of the following?
(a) Black Money
(b) Company Law
(c) Intellectual Property
(d) Agricultural Research
(2) The Government of India recently decided to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees.
Consider the following statements regarding this:
(1) The move came following an order of the Supreme Court, which in 2015 had directed the Union
government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees.
(2) Chakma and Hajong refugees came to India from the erstwhile East Pakistan five decades ago.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 25/05/2018

1. Consider the following statements about ‘Council of Ministers’
(1) The total number of ministers in the Council of Ministers must not exceed 15% of the total
number of members of the House of the People
(2) Ministers must be members of parliament
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Central Public Works Department’:
(1) Its Director General (DG) is also the Principal Technical Advisor to the Government of India.
(2) It comes under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 24/05/2018

(1) Recently, the Mission Parivar Vikas has been launched. Consider the following statements
regarding the Mission Parivar Vikas:
(1) Mission Parivar Vikas will focus on 146 high fertility districts in 7 states with high Total
Fertility Rate (TFR).
(2) Under this, specifically targeted initiatives shall be taken for population stabilisation through
better service delivery.
(3) Mission Parivar Vikas is a new initiative conceived with a strategic focus on improving access
through the provision of services, promotional schemes, commodity security, capacity building,
enabling environment and intensive monitoring.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Recently, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribe (NCST) has decided to take action on the
objectionable video films and pictures of Aboriginal Tribes uploaded on social media. Which of the
following tribes are protected as Aboriginal Tribes?
(1) Andamanese
(2) Jarawas
(3) Nagas
(4) Sentinelese
Choose the correct code:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) All of the above

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/05/2018

(1) Consider the following statements about Ocean gyres:
(1) They are large systems of circular ocean currents formed by the patterns of routine and rhythmic
movement of marine life
(2) These are known for their ‘garbage patches’ – sometimes also referred to as ‘plastic patches’
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) For what innovation did the Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF) has been
awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Eco-Innovation?
(a) Solar Energy based fuel 1400 HP engine
(b) CNG based dual fuel 1400 HP engine
(c) Magnetic force HP engine
(d) All of the above

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/05/2018

(1) Consider the following statements :
(1) The Election Commission of India is a five-member body
(2) Union Ministry of Home Affairs decides the election schedule for the conduct of both general
elections and bye-elections
(3) Election Commission resolves the disputes relating to splits/mergers of recognised political
parties.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 3 only
(2) What are the difference between Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development
Goals?
(1) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were not developed through an inter-governmental
process, while SDG were
(2) All the MDGs are applicable only to the developing countries except for MDG 8 which relates to
aid and finance
Which of the following is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/05/2018

(1) Principle of laser is
(a) spontaneous absorption
(b) simulated emission
(c) induced emission
(d) both (b) and (c)
(2) Consider the following statements
1. Cold Start is a doctrine developed by the Indian Armed Forces for use in a possible war with
Pakistan.
2. It was developed as the limitations of the Sundarji Doctrine were exposed after the attack on the
Indian Parliament.
Which of the following is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 17/05/2018

(1) Which Indian metro has become the world’s first completely green metro system?
(a) Lucknow Metro
(b) Mumbai Metro
(c) Delhi Metro
(d) Kolkata Metro
(2) Which mobile app has been launched by the Union Government for road maintenance?
(a) RoadBHIM
(b) Kartavya
(c) Aarambh
(d) Prarambh

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/05/2018

(1) Which of the following National Parks is unique in being a swamp with floating vegetation that
supports a rich biodiversity?
(a) Bhitarkanika National Park
(b) Keoladeo Ghana National park
(c) Keibul lamjao National Park
(d) Sultanpur National park
(2) Recently, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified rules for bankruptcy probe.
Consider the following statements regarding the powers of IBBI:
(1) It has the power to start probe against service providers registered with it without intimating them.
(2) The Board may make model bye-laws to be adopted by insolvency professional agencies.
(3) The Board shall have the same powers as are vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure,
1908, while trying a suit.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 15/05/2018

(1) The ‘JIGYASA’ programme will help some citizens perform which one of the following
fundamental duties?
(a) Understanding religious, linguistic or sectional diversities to promote harmony and the spirit of
common brotherhood amongst the people of India
(b) Learning about the noble ideals that inspired the national struggle for freedom, in order to cherish
and follow them
(c) Acknowledging the rich heritage of the country’s composite culture, thereby valuing and preserving it
(d) Developing scientific temper
(2) Consider the following statements:
(1) Icebergs calving from the Antarctic Peninsula is generally a process of balancing the
accumulation of mass from snowfall and the feeding glaciers on land
(2) The calving of the Larsen C Ice Shelf is expected to directly contribute to sea level rise
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/05/2018

(1) The ‘Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas’ concept has been developed and is applied by
(a) IUCN
(b) World Wide Fund for Nature
(c) The Nature Conservancy
(d) Birdlife International
(2) The recent visit to Israel by an Indian Prime Minister (PM) was the first since its birth in 1948.
The India-Israel Joint Statement issued during this visit of the PM does NOT specifically include
references to which one of the following issues?
(a) Cyber security
(b) ‘Make in India’ Initiative
(c) Israel Palestinian peace process
(d) Principle of collective defence

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 12/05/2018

(1) Consider the following statement regarding Japanese encephalitis.
(1) Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus. It belongs to the same genus as
dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses.
(2) It is transmitted by rice field breeding mosquitoes (primarily Culex tritaeniorhynchus group).
(3) The mosquitoes transmit JE by feeding on domestic pigs and wild birds infected with the
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). It is not transmitted from person-to-person.
Which of the above statement is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) All of the above
(d) None of the above
(2) Consider the following statements about a country:
(1) It is an important supplier of defence equipment to India
(2) Despite being an extremely water scarce region, it exports high-value agri-produce to
many parts of the world
(3) It is known as the land of innovations in water management
The statements given above refer to which one of the following countries?
(a) Russia
(b) Israel
(c) UAE
(d) Netherland

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 11/05/2018

(1) Choose the correct alternative from the following:
Assertion (A): Government increases the import duty on goods to protect the interest of
domestic goods market.
Reason (R): Due to the increment in import duty, imported goods becomes costlier then the
domestic goods. So comparatively demand of domestic goods will increases in the market due
to cheaper rate.
Option:
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true
(2) Consider the following statements
(1) USA has no multiparty system in the election like India. There are only two party
Democrats and Republicans.
(2) President is head of the state and he is directly elected by the people for the periods of
Four Years.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/05/2018

(1) Which of the following statement is NOT correct regarding the G20?
(a) In the meetings of the G20, EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank
(b) The G20 economies account for around 85% of the gross world product (GWP)
(c) The G20 economies account for around 80% of world trade
(d) The G20 economies account for around 40% population of the world
(2) The nodal body for adoption of Indian children is
(a) Child Adoption Authority of India
(b) Central Adoption Resource Authority
(c) Department of Child Welfare and Protection
(d) Child Adoption Council of India

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/05/2018

(1) Recently, the Government has been Biofuel Scheme. Consider the following statements
regarding this scheme:
(1) The Government is implementing the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme under which,
Oil Marketing Companies sell ethanol blended petrol with the percentage of ethanol up to 10% as
per BIS specifications,
depending upon its availability.
(2) In order to improve the availability of ethanol, the Government introduced the administered
price mechanism for procurement of ethanol under EBP Programme.
(3) The Government also allowed procurement of ethanol produced from the cellulosic and
lignocellulosic feedstock, including petrochemical route.
Select the correct statements
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) India all set to access resources under the Green Climate Fund for Finance Climate Action.
Consider the following statements regarding the Green Climate Fund:
(1) The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is one of the operating entities under the financial mechanism
set up under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to provide
support to developing
countries in combating climate change.
(2) India has nominated a total of five direct access entities for accreditation by the GCF.
(3) The signing of AMA between GCF and NABARD is an essential first step for accessing the
GCF resources to help safeguard the lives, property and livelihoods of millions of people against
climate change impact.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 08/05/2018

(1) Sagar Vani’ was launched recently. It is concerned with
(a) Missing and vulnerable children
(b) Rural electrification
(c) Postal Technology
(d) None of the above
(2) Mekedatu dispute is concerned with
(a) Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
(b) Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh
(c) Karnataka and Goa
(d) Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/05/2018

(1) Consider the following statements about Gonorrhoea
(1) It is a cardiovascular disease
(2) It can spread from a mother to a child during birth
Select the correct statements
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
(1) It is a pension scheme
(2) The Scheme can be purchased offline as well as online through Life Insurance companie
(LIC) of India.
(3) Minimum entry age is 60 years
Select the correct statements
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 05/05/2018

(1) Mizoram shares its border with which of the following states?
(1) Meghalaya
(2) Assam
(3) Tripura
(4) Nagaland
(5) Manipur
Select the correct code:
(a) 2, 3 and 5
(b) 1, 3, 4 and 5
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 4 and 5
(2) Which of the following cesses are abolished post GST rollout?
(1) Krishi Kalyan Cess
(2) Cesses on petroleum products
(3) Cesses on tobacco and tobacco products
(4) Swachh Bharat Cess
Select the correct code
(a) 1, 3 and 4
(b) 1 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 04/05/2018

(1) Consider the following statements about Anti-dumping duty
(1) The Department of Commerce recommends the anti-dumping duty, while Ministry of Finance
levies such duty
(2) It is imposed on both exports and imports
(3) The use of anti-dumping is not permitted by the WTO
Select the correct statements
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) ‘Market Stabilization Scheme’ (MSS) bonds is a tool to
(a) Raise funds from overseas for supporting Make in India initiative
(b) Tool available to banks to reduce NPAs
(c) Manage the excess liquidity
(d) None of the above

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 03/05/2018

(1) India is ranked 116 out of 157 nations on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) global index.
Which organisation releases the SDG Global Index?
(a) United Nations Development Programme
(b) World Trade Centre
(c) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
(d) World Bank
(2) Recently, an indefinite agitation was launched by farmers regarding the long-pending issue
of sharing of Mahadayi River water. The Mahadayi River water dispute is between the states of:
(a) Kerala, Karnataka and Goa
(b) Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa
(c) Telengana, Karnataka and Goa
(d) Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Goa

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 02/05/2018

(1) Which of the following projects involve participation of both India and the United States
of America?
(1) Partnership to Advance Clean Energy
(2) NISAR Mission
(3) Thirty Meter Telescope
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) The ‘Institution of Permanent Way Engineers’ is a technical body set up under the auspices
of the
(a) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
(b) Ministry of Railways
(c) Ministry of Shipping
(d) Ministry of Communications

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 01/05/2018

9. The union cabinet has recently approved the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation
(SASEC) Investment Program. Consider the following statements regarding SASEC:
1. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program brings together
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
2. Asian Development Bank (ADB) serves as the Secretariat for the SASEC member countries.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
10. Which site/sites from India have made it to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list?
1) Great Himalaya National Park – Himachal Pradesh
2) Rani ki Vav – Gujarat
3) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai
4) Mughal Gardens in Kashmir
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/04/2018

(1) India has ranked a high at 23rd out of 165 nations in the Global Cybersecurity Index.
Consider the following statements regarding the Global Cybersecurity Index.
(1) The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) released by WTO.
(2) Each country’s level of development is analysed within five categories: Legal Measures,
Technical Measures, Organizational Measures, Capacity Building and Cooperation.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Consider the following statements regarding the recently launched First Maize Based
Mega Food Park:
(1) Maize Based Mega Food Park is the first major and serious step in the history of India for
containing the desertification problem of Punjab.
(2) Maize is rich in protein, provides nutritional requirements and consumes less water.
(3) The Mega Food Park is being developed at District Kapurthala which has been declared
as a Dark Zone district where slow desertification is happening because of overexploitation
of water due to cash crops.
Which of the statements is/are true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/04/2018

(1) Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?
(a) Sumatra
(b) Borneo
(c) Java
(d) Sri Lanka
(2) Right to vote and to be elected in India is a
(a) Fundamental Right
(b) Natural Right
(c) Constitutional Right
(d) Legal Right

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 27/04/2018

(1) The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is now gaining fresh momentum. Consider the
following statements regarding the TPP Treaty:
(1) TPP was signed by 12 Pacific Rim countries.
(2) Together TPP countries account for the 40% of world trade and 26% of global economy
(3) United States of America has withdrawn from the TPP treaty.
Which of the statements is/are true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Consider the following statements regarding the National Agricultural Markets
(e-NAM) scheme:
(1) It is a pan-India electronic trading portal for agricultural commodities
(2) One important component of this scheme is that the farmer gets the value of his yield
according to the quality as the quality is checked before the electronic bidding
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 26/04/2018

1. Which of the following vaccines have been introduced in the Universal Immunisation
Programme since 2014?
(1) Rotavirus Vaccine
(2) Measles-Rubella Vaccine
(3) Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
(4) Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
2. Which of the following statement is NOT correct regarding GSAT-7 Rukmini?
(a) Rukmini was the first military communication satellite developed by the Defence Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Defence forces
(b) Rukmini is the last of ISRO’s seven fourth-generation satellites
(c) With the help of this multi-band military communication satellite the Indian Navy can virtually expand its
blue-water capabilities and minimise reliance on other foreign satellites
(d) It is operating from the geosynchronous orbit

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 25/04/2018

(1) Exercise MALABAR is a joint military exercise between which of the following given countries.
(a) India, USA, and Indonesia
(b) India, Japan and USA
(c) Japan, India, and Sri Lanka
(d) India, USA and France
(2) Recently researchers discovered a new species of Ocean sunfish. Consider the following statements
regarding “Ocean Sunfish”
1. It is the heaviest known bony fish in the world
2. The species is native to tropical waters only
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 24/04/2018

(1) Recently, the Ministry of AYUSH has constituted the National Board for Promotion and Development
of Yoga and Naturopathy. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1. The Ministry of AYUSH has constituted a National Board for Promotion and Development of Yoga &
Naturopathy (NBPDYN) for regulation of education & practice of Yoga & Naturopathy
2. The Ministry of AYUSH has in association with Quality Council of India (QCI) has developed a scheme
for voluntary certification of Yoga professionals
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Consider the following statements regarding the much in news, Indian Council of Agricultural
Research (ICAR):
1. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous body responsible for
co-coordinating agricultural education and research in India
2. It was established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal
Commission on Agriculture
Which of the following statements is true?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/04/2018

(1) Which of the following is the Theme for “World Youth Skills Day – 2017”.
(a) Skill for All
(b) Skill for future
(c) Skill for Life
(d) Skill to Live
(2) Consider the following statements regarding “DEIMU train”
1. It is India’s first solar-powered train
2. The train will run from Delhi to Mumbai
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :-21/04/2018

(1) With reference to the ‘National Intellectual Property Rights Policy’,
consider the following statements:
1. Mother Teresa’s Blue-Bordered Sari declared as an Intellectual Property
2. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion is the nodal agency for regulating intellectual
property rights in India
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Which Indian airport has won the 2016 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) in the transportation sector under the Aviation category?
(a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
(b) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
(c) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
(d) Delhi International Airport Limited

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/04/2018

(1) A joint military training exercise Maitree 2017 between India and ____
(a) Malaysia
(b) Thailand
(c) Srilanka
(d) Bangladesh
(2) Consider the following statements regarding the “Delhi Dialogue 9” which is often seen in the news:
1. India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) supported the inaugural Delhi Dialogue recognising the
need for greater engagement with the ASEAN region
2. This was organised as an international conference to chart the issues and dynamics facing the Asia
Pacific Region for leaders and business investors
3. The theme for Delhi Dialogue 9 is “ASEAN-India Relations: Charting the Course for the Next 25 Years”.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/04/2018

(1) Indian Rhino Vision 2020 (IRV 2020) is a partnership program between Assam Forest Department and
(a) Red Data List
(b) Wetland International
(c) UNESCO
(d) World Wide Fund (WWF)
(2) Consider the following areas:
1. Bandipur
2. Bhitarkanika
3. Manas
4. Sunderbans
Which of the above are Mangroves?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) l, 2, 3 and 4

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/04/2018

(1) Recently, the Government has been launched ‘Biofuel Scheme’. Consider the following statements
regarding this scheme:
1. The Government is implementing the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme under which, Oil
Marketing Companies sell ethanol blended petrol with the percentage of ethanol up to 10% as per BIS
specifications
2. In order to improve the availability of ethanol, the Government introduced the administered price
mechanism for procurement of ethanol under EBP Programme
3. The Government also allowed procurement of ethanol produced from the cellulosic and lignocellulosic
feedstock, including petrochemical route
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Which of the following statement/s is/are correct about “Van Mahothsav”?
1. The festival of tree plantation was initiated in 1950 by Dr. KM Munshi
2. The main objective is to keep local people involved in plantation drives and spread environmental
awareness
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 17/04/2018

(1) Which Indian state has decided to build Eco-bridges for the movement of tigers in the state?
(a) Karnataka
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Uttarakhand
(d) Telangana
(2) The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the remarkable ‘Save Western Ghats March’.
Consider the following statements regarding the Western Ghats:
1. The forests in the Western Ghats are home to hundreds of globally threatened species, including
rare and unique ones like the Malabar torrent toad
2. The Western Ghat is recognised today as one of the world’s top 35 biodiversity hotspots
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/04/2018

(1) Which city has been declared as India’s first World Heritage City?
(a) The walled city of Ahmedabad
(b) The walled city of old Delhi
(c) The walled palace of Udaipur
(d) Fatepur Sikri city
(2) Which country has recently banned the destructive fishing practice of bottom trawling in its waters?
(a) India
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Bangladesh
(d) All of the above

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/04/2018

(1) Which of the following National Parks in India considered as the house of large number of India’s
estuarine or salt water crocodiles?
(a) Bhitarkanika
(b) Ranthambore
(c) Anamudi Shola
(d) Balphakram
(2) Nine more locations in Kerala have been identified as Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
by the BirdLife International.
Consider the following statements regarding the BirdLife International:
1. BirdLife International is the official Red List Authority for birds, for the International Union for
Conservation of Nature
2. The Bombay Natural History Society is a partner of BirdLife International
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/04/2018

(1) The Ministry of Finance will formally launch the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY).
Consider the following statements regarding the major benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana
Yojana (PMVVY):
1. The pension is payable at the end of each period, during the policy term of 10 years
2. The scheme comes under the purview of Service Tax/GST
3. On survival of the pensioner to the end of the policy term of 10 years, Purchase price along with final pension
installment shall be payable
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Consider the following statements regarding the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation
of Livestock Market) Rules, recently seen in news:
(1) The animal for slaughter will have to be bought from the farmers at the farms
(2) The specific provisions apply to animals in all areas
(3) The rules are drafted by the Animal Welfare Board of India
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 12/04/2018

(1) The government of India has set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya Fund for implementation of initiatives
aimed at enhancing the safety and security of women in the country. Consider the following statements regarding
this:
1. Nirbhaya Fund was set up with a corpus of Rs. 1000 Cr
2. Ministry of Women and Child development, Government of India had set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya
Fund
Which of the following statements is true?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) The Ministry of Minority Affairs formulated “Hamari Dharohar” scheme for preservation of rich heritage
and culture of minority communities of India in 2014-15. Consider the following statements regarding the
Hamari Dharohar Scheme:
1. The scheme aims to support curation of iconic exhibitions, calligraphy, research and development, etc.
2. Under this scheme, the funding is project based and not the State/District-wise
Which of the following statements is true?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 11/04/2018

(1) Recently it has emerged that Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB is higher among children than expected.
Which of the following statement regarding the MDR is correct?
(a) MDR-TB is TB that does not respond to isoniazid and rifampicin which is the 2 most powerful anti-TB drugs
(b) MDR-TB can become resistant to the major second-line TB drug groups.
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of the above
(2) Consider the following statements regarding the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana –National Rural Livelihood
Mission (DAY-NRLM):
1. The Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana –National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) was launched with the
objective to organize all households in the country
2. This was achieved through universal social mobilization by organizing at least one-woman member from each
house in the country
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/04/2018

(1) Recently, India declared itself free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8). Consider the
following statements regarding Avian influenza:
1. Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that affects species of food producing birds like chickens,
turkeys, quails, guinea fowl as well as pet birds and wild birds
2. Over the years, Avian Influenza has captured the attention of the international community as outbreaks in
poultry have serious consequences on both livelihoods and international trade in many countries
3. The most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans, but some, such as avian influenza H5N1, H5N2, H5N8,
H7N8 continues to be a global public health concern
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) As per “The State of the World‘s Children 2016” Report, India ranks 10th in terms of underweight prevalence published by which of the
following international organisations?
(a) World Bank
(b) UNICEF
(c) WEF
(d) WWF

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/04/2018

(1) Which form of hepatitis can be passed on through contaminated food or water?
(a) Hepatitis B
(b) Hepatitis C
(c) Hepatitis A and E
(d) All of the above
(2) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released Operational Guidelines for Planning and Implementation
of FPC that is aimed at improving newborn health. Abbreviation FPC stands for:
(a) Family Protection Care
(b) Family Participatory Care
(c) Family Participatory Counselling
(d) Family Protection Counselling

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/04/2018

(1) Recently, a constituent Unit of the Department of Atomic Energy has developed a design for Advanced Heavy
Water Reactor (AHWR). Consider the following statements regarding the Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR):
1- The reactor is designed and developed to achieve large-scale use of thorium for the generation of commercial
nuclear power which is a part of India’s three stage nuclear power programme.
2- AHWR is designed with the motto of highest level of safety and security.
3- AHWR is only a stepping stone to the third stage but not expected to provide a platform for developing and
testing technologies required for the third stage.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) India’s first Bio-CNG Bus is unveiled by
(a) Bajaj Motors
(b) Mahindra Motors
(c) Ashok Leyland Motors
(d) Tata Motors

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 06/04/2018

(1) Recently, a group of scientists announced the discovery of a very large “supercluster” of galaxies. Consider
the following statements regarding the galaxy, Saraswati:
1- The newly discovered Saraswati supercluster is 600 million light years across
2- The supercluster Saraswati lies in the Stripe 82 of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) Only 1
(b) Both 1 and 2
(c) Only 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Consider the following statements regarding the indigenously developed newborn hearing screening
device – SOHUM:
1- Sohum is a low cost and unique device which uses brainstem auditory evoked response, the gold standard in
auditory testing to check for hearing response in a newborn
2- This innovative medical device has been developed by School of International Biodesign (SIB) program under
Ministry of health and family welfare
3- SIB is a flagship Program aimed to develop innovative and affordable medical devices as per unmet clinical
needs of India
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 05/04/2018

(1) Which of the following statement/s is/are correct about ‘Airlander 10’?
1- It is a partly plane and partly airship filled with helium gas
2- Airlanders are low noise, low pollution, and are environmentally friendly
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Which of the following statement/s is/are correct about Magnetosphere?
1- Magnetosphere is where the magnetic field of the Earth deflects the Sun’s wind and flares
2- Only Earth has Magnetosphere in solar system
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 04/04/2018

(1) “Other than resistance to pests, what are the prospects for which genetically engineered plants have been
created?
1- To enable them to withstand drought.
2- To increase the nutritive value of the produce.
3- To enable them to grow and do photosynthesis in spaceships and space stations.
4- To increase their shelf life.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(2) Which of the following statement/s is/are correct about Juno spacecraft?
1- The spacecraft is in a Geosynchronous orbit to study Jupiter.
2- Juno is the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 03/04/2018

(1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘RUKMINI’.
1- It has helped the Navy to monitor the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)
2- It is also called as GSAT-7
which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Consider following statements regarding “Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017”.
1- It is the world’s largest conference on cyber space
2- The first conference was held in New Delhi in 2011
3- The theme for the GCCS 2017 is ‘Cyber4All’
Select the correct answer using code given below
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 02/04/2018

(1) Which of the following is correct regarding program “National Anti-Profiteering Authority”?
1- It is a key feature under GST and has the power to order the business concerned to reduce its prices
2- It is tasked with ensuring the full benefits of a reduction in tax on supply of goods or services flow to the
consumers
Select the correct answer using the codes below
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 Both
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Which of the following are special provisions mentioned in the Constitution relating to certain classes?
1- Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes
2- Permanently reservation of certain posts for Anglo-Indians in Union services
3- Representation for Anglo-Indians in Lok Sabha
4- National Commission for Scheduled Castes
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 3 and4
(b) 1, 3, and 4
(c) 1, 2, and 3
(d) All of the above

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 31/03/2018

(1) With reference to the National Committee on Trade Facilitation, consider the following statements:
1- It is chaired by the Minister of Finance
2- It includes among its participants stakeholders from the private sector
3- The ‘TFA Plus’ section of the Action Plan prepared by it goes beyond the ambit of the WTO-Trade
Facilitation Agreement
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All are correct

 

(2) Which of the following statements is/are correct about Bharat Net?
1- Bharat Net has replaced National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)
2- The Project is being funded through Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None of the above

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/03/2018

(1) Consider the following statements regarding the election of the President of India:
1- The President’s election is held in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means
of the single transferable vote and the voting is by secret ballot
2- The system of proportional representation ensures that the successful candidate is returned by the
absolute majority of votes
3- Under this system, a candidate, in order to be declared elected to the office of President, does not
require any fixed quota of votes
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All of the above
(2) Consider the following statements
1- Haldia to Allahabad is the longest Waterway in India
2- It is called as a National Waterways-1
3- It travels through Ganga- Bhagirathi- Hooghly River
Which of the above statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All are correct

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 29/03/2018

(1) Which of the following is correct regarding “No detention policy”?
1- No child admitted in a school shall be held back in any class
2- It is under the Right to Education Act, 2009
Select the correct answer using the codes below
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Consider the following statements regarding “Nai Roshini Scheme”:
 Choose the correct statement.
(a) Scheme to eliminate all forms of child labour
(b) Scheme for pregnant women
(c) Online Web Portal for Women Development
(d) Scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/03/2018

(1) Recently, a student- scientist connect programme named JIGYASA has been launched. Consider
the following statements regarding the JIGYASA scheme:
1. The “JIGYASA” would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper
on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers.
2. The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendra Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories
of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.
3. The program will also enable the students and teachers to practically live the theoretical
concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in mini-science projects.
Which of the statements is true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Consider the following statements regarding “Minimum Wage Code Bill” campaign.
1- The minimum wage would be applicable on certain classes of workers
2- Labour is on the Concurrent list
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 27/03/2018

(1) The Union Government had declared 7 August as the National Handloom Day with the
objective to generate awareness about importance of India’s handloom industry. The date
August 7 was chosen to commemorate which movement launched on this date in 1905?
(a)   Swadeshi Movement
(b)   Quit India Movement
(c)   Non-cooperation Movement
(d)   Civil Disobedience Movement
(2) A new species of the endemic frog genus Nasikabatrachushas been discovered from
(a)   Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(b)   Lakshadweep
(c)   Western Ghats
(d)   Eastern Himalayas

Solution

 

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/03/2018

(1) Which of the following Ministries has launched the ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth 
Bharat’ campaign in Kochi?
(a)   Ministry of Human Resource Development
(b)   Ministry of Home Affairs
(c)   Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(d)   Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(2) Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS Tarini’, that was in
the news recently?
(a)   A sailboat on which an all-woman crew of the Indian Navy will circumnavigate the globe
(b)   India’s first amphibious warfare ship
(c)   India’s first nuclear powered submarine
(d)   An electric plane built and inducted by the Indian Navy in collaboration with the Defense
Research and Development Organisation

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 22/03/2018

1- Consider the following statements regarding e-shakti initiative
1- It is a pilot project of NABARD for digitisation of Self Help Groups (SHGs)
2- The digitisation project impacts the profit/ loss position of the SHGs.Which of the
following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
2- Consider the following statements regarding the Article 35A of the Indian Constitution
which  is often seen in news:
1- Article 35A empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent
residents”.
2- It was incorporated into the Constitution by a Presidential Order.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 21/01/2018

(1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’
Initiative.
1. It aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare
system
2. Under this initiative various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific
competencies for healthcare professionals only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) SATH program is launched by NITI Aayog to strengthen
1- Cooperative Federalism
2- Competitive Federalism
3- Decentralization
Select the correct answer using code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) None of the above

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/03/2018

(1) An account in which trading of shares in their electronic form is done is known as
(a) Demat Account
(b) NRI Account
(c) NRIO Account
(d) Current Account

 

(2) “Doing Business Report” is released by
(a) World Economic Forum
(b) International Monetary Fund
(c) World Bank
(d) UNESCO

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/03/2018

(1) Recently, the Netherlands has backed India’s entry into the NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group).
Consider the
following statements regarding the NSG:
1) NSG is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by
controlling the export of materials that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
2) Initially the NSG had seven participating governments namely, Canada, West Germany,
France, Japan, the
Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Which of the following statements is true?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) keeps on modifying various rates / ratios to keep the flow of
liquidity in the market in a balanced situation Which of the following rates/ratios/index is NOT
directly controlled
by the RBI ?
(a) Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
(b) Bank Rate
(c) Repo Rate
(d) Wholesale Price Index (WPI)

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 17/03/2018

(1) Recently, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) relaxed norms for investors acquiring
assets in companies with stressed assets. What are stressed assets?
1) External commercial borrowing
2) Non-Performing Assets
3) Restructured loans
4) Written off assets
Which of the above comprises of stressed assets?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

(2) India is drafting a dedicated Antarctica policy and a law which is to be soon tabled in the parliament.
Consider the following statements regarding the new Antarctic law:
1) Ministry of Science and Technology is officially tasked with the drafting of the Antarctic law
2) India is among the countries that have acceded to the Antarctica Treaty
3) The Antarctica Treaty promotes scientific research and holds all territorial claims in abeyance
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/03/2018

(1) Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): Despite ratifying the International Labour Organisation Conventions 138 and 182,
India’s Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 condones the employment
of children below 14 years in specific instances
Reason (R): The ILO Conventions 138 and 182 leave it to the member-states to determine what
constitutes acceptable or unacceptable work for children at different ages
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) A is correct, and R is an appropriate explanation for A
(b) A is correct, but R is not an appropriate explanation for A
(c) A is incorrect, but R is correct
(d) A and R both are incorrect
(2) Which statement best describes the objective of the IXPE mission of NASA?
(a) To circumvent the Mars Orbit and explore Methane in Mars Atmosphere
(b) To study the internal structure of the asteroids belt
(c) To initiate advance studies of the solar waves
(d) To provide important clues about the origins of cosmic X-rays, their interactions with matter and gravity

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 15/03/2018

(1) The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 will
1- Help resolve insolvency in financial sector entities such as insurance companies
2- Set up an insurance pool which provides capacity for insurance coverage to non-financial sector
entities for any insolvency-related issues
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) As per the Interest Subvention Scheme for the year 2017-18,
1- Farmers can access interest-free short-term crop loans
2- Loans availed from private sector banks are ineligible for this scheme
3- Interest subvention will be provided also for restructured loans of farmers affected by natural
calamities
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) None of the above

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/03/2018

(1) The tradition of “Baluchari” sari weaving originated in the present-day state of
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) West Bengal

 

(2) ‘Tele-Law’, recently launched by the Government of India, is
(a) A scheme that makes legal aid easily accessible to marginalized communities living in rural areas
(b) A channel that will educate the public regarding their Constitutional and legal rights
(c)  An annual conference to be organised by judges of the Supreme Court to deliver courses to judges of the lower rungs
of judiciary
(d) A web portal for the Higher Judiciary to conduct legal proceedings online

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/03/2018

(1) “Mission Innovation”, a global initiative, seeks to
(a) Revolutionize space technology
(b) Accelerate clean energy innovation
(c) Develop solutions to the most pressing social problems across democracies
(d) Promote research particularly in areas of efficient energy storage systems

 

(2) The Union Cabinet has approved an agreement between India and Somalia on the transfer of sentenced
persons. Consider the following statements regarding this:
i. The signed agreement with Somalia will facilitate the Indian prisoners imprisoned in Somalia or vice-versa
to be near to their families.
ii. Prior to 2004, there was no domestic legislation under which foreign prisoners could be transferred to the
country of their origin.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only i
(b) Only ii
(c) Both i and ii
(d) Neither i nor ii

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 12/03/2018

(1) Recently, a new bridge has constructed in record time of 165 days on which of the following rivers of India?
(a) Savitri
(b) Kal
(c) Both a and b
(d) None of the above

 

(2) The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched ‘Inclusive India Initiative’. Consider the
following statements regarding the Inclusive India Initiative:
i. The ‘Inclusive India Initiative’ is specifically catering to persons with exceptional capabilities in the field
of judiciary and law.
ii. It has an objective to include these people in the mainstream and in all important aspects of social life.
iii. The Inclusive India initiative is an attempt to facilitate the realisation of equal opportunities,
protection of rights and full participation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
into the fabric of society.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only i
(b) ii and iii
(c) i and ii
(d) All of the above

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/03/2018

(1) The ‘lone wolf’ syndrome is often seen in the news in the context of
(a) International Space Station returnees
(b) Asymmetric warfare
(c) Grouping of independents in the Indian Parliament
(d) Right to Information activists

 

(2) Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the bilateral MoU between India and Iran. Consider
the following statements regarding this MoU:
i- The MoU is expected to contribute towards strengthening the information sharing framework between
SEBI and SEO, Iran.
ii- It would also contribute towards strengthening the information sharing framework between the
two countries.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only i
(b) Only ii
(c) Both i and ii
(d) Neither i nor ii

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/03/2018

(1) With reference to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, consider the following
statements:
1- It is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument
2- India is not a signatory to the convention as it considers the envisaged enforcement mechanism
to be weak
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Which one of the following statements about the National Council of Senior Citizens
(NCSRC) is NOT correct?
(a) The Secretary of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is the Chairman of the council
(b) The oldest member of the each house of the Parliament are members of the council
(c) The NCSrC earlier was the National Council for Older Persons
(d) Members of the Council include representations from central ministries such as Ministries of Finance and Home Affairs

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 08/03/2018

(1) The Gulf of Eilat (or Aqaba) is a border of which of the following countries?
1- Egypt
2- Saudi Arabia
3- Israel
4- Jordan
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

(2) Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?
(a) All doubts and disputes in connection with the election of the President are inquired into and decided by the
Supreme Court
(b) A sitting Governor is deemed to have vacated his office on the date his nomination is filed for election to the
office of the President
(c) The Governor of a state and a minister of the Union is not deemed to hold any office of profit
(d) In India both a citizen by birth as well as a naturalized citizen are eligible for the office of President

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/03/2018

(1) The government recently appointed Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti as Chief Election
Commissioner (CEC). Consider the Following statements regarding the CEC tenure and removal:
1) Chief Election Commissioner cannot be removed from his office except in the same manner and on
the same grounds as a judge of the Supreme Court
2) He can be removed either on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity
3) He holds office for a term of 5 years
Which of the following statements is true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

(2) India’s first indigenously built floating dock (FDN-2) has launched on which shipyard?
(a) Goa Shipyard
(b) Bharati Shipyard
(c) Bombay Dockyard
(d) Kattupalli Shipyard

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/02/2018

(1) Recently, the food regulator FSSAI has come out with the regulation for organic food products.
Which of the following statements is not true regarding the new regulation on organic food?
(a) Organic foods will have to comply with the provisions under the National Programme for Biotechnology
(b) The FSSAI’s draft has exempted all organic food marketed through direct sale by the original producer or a producer
organisation from verification compliance
(c) The draft regulation mandates that labelling of organic foods should convey full and accurate information on the
organic status of the product
(d) The regulation is seeking to ensure that the food items are actually organic

 

(2) Which Indian government scheme has won the United Nations Public Service Award recently?
(a) Swacch Bharat Mission
(b) Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
(c) Kanyashree Scheme
(d) MG-NEREGA

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 27/02/2018

(1) Which of the following statements is true regarding the ‘City Liveability Index’?
(a) The Ministry of Urban Development today
Launched the ‘City Liveability Index’.
(b) ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart
cities, capital cities and cities with a population of above one million each.
(c) Tamil Nadu topped the list scoring 96.06% marks.
(d) None of the above

 

(2) Recently the Government has constituted a committee to prepare the National Education Policy.
Consider the following statements regarding this
1- The committee for preparation of final draft of National Education Policy has been constituted
under Dr K. Kasturirangan.
2- The committee has eight members and diversity will help it understand the varied issues involved
in the formulation of a key policy document.
3- The government had earlier formed a panel under former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian
on NEP.
Which of the above statements are correct?
(a) 1  and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 26/02/2018

(1) India’s first bio-methane bus has been manufactured by which Indian company?
(a) Tata Motors Ltd
(b) Bajaj Auto Ltd
(c) Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd
(d) Hyundai Motors Ltd

 

(2) Consider the following statements regarding the newly launched web portals ‘MERIT’:
1) ‘MERIT’ has been developed by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
2) The MERIT Web portal displays an extensive array of information regarding the merit order
of Electricity procured by State(s).
3) It will facilitate must run status for hydro and renewables and will promote the use of green
and clean power more transparently.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1  and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 24/02/2018

(1) Which of the following statement is correct regarding the ‘VAJRA’ initiative?
(a) Allows maps made by the Survey of India to be downloaded for free
(b) Allows Foreign-based Scientists to work part-time in Indian Laboratories
(c) Seeks to attract foreign investment in the diamond exploration sector
(d) Seeks to indigenize production of howitzers for the Indian Army

 

(2) In the context of the ‘e-way bill’ related to the affairs of the Goods and Services Tax regime,
consider the following statements:
1- A single e-way bill will be valid for a consignment regardless of any change in the mode of its
transportation once it has left its point of origin for its destination
2- The bill allotted for a consignment will be valid for a duration depending on the distance that the
consignment needs to move
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/02/2018

(1) With reference to the Smart Cities Mission, consider the following statements:
1- Retrofitting is not a concept that receives support under this mission
2- It uses a ‘challenge’ or competition method to select cities for funding
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4thand 5thOpen Defecation
Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin,
Which one of the following states under this mission has NOT been declared as ODF-free state?
(a) Sikkim
(b) Kerala
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Odisha

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 22/02/2018

(1) Consider the following statements regarding the recently held BIO International Convention:
1) The BIO International Convention is hosted by the World Trade Organisation
2) The first BIO International Convention was held in 1993
3) BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural,
industrial and environmental biotechnology products
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) 1  and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only

 

(2) Consider the following statements about ISRO’s PSLV-XL launcher:
1- Chandrayaan-1 was the first spacecraft to be launched using the XL launcher
2- No satellites made by university students are permitted to be launched aboard this version of
the PSLV launcher due to the critical nature of the payloads
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and I2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 21/02/2018

(1) The India-based Neutrino Observatory will try to find which one of the following unknowns?
(a) Ordering of the Neutrino mass states
(b) Existence of a fourth kind of Neutrino, the sterile Neutrino
(c) The exact number of Neutrinos that pass through our bodies per second
(d)The potential for Neutrinos to be weaponized

 

(2) Bellandur Lake was in news recently located in which of the following states of India?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Telangana
(c) Karnataka
(d) Kerala

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/02/2018

(1) Recent cyberattacks, the ‘NotPetya’ and ‘WannaCry’ ransomware, are both closely related to
which one of the following software vulnerabilities?
(a) Stuxnet
(b) Shamoon
(c) RedOctober
(d) EternalBlue

 

(2) The Disputed Doklam Plateau is called a Trijunction of
(a) India, Bangladesh and Myanmar
(b) Nepal, India and china
(c) China, Bhutan and India
(d) Nepal, China and Bhutan

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/02/2018

(1) Recently, the Government has announced to implement India’s first Rural LED Street Lighting
Project in which of the following states of India?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Telangana
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Kerala

 

(2) The Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched the Startup India Virtual Hub. Consider the
following statements regarding the Startup India Virtual Hub:
1- The Startup India Virtual Hub is an online platform for all stakeholders of the entrepreneurial
ecosystem in India to discover, connect and engage with each other.
2- It will streamline the lifecycle of existing and potential startups, helping them access the
right resources at the right time.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 17/02/2018

(1) IROAF has won the 2017 Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation. What does “IROAF”
stands for?
(a) Indian Railways Organization for Alter Fuel (IROAF)
(b) Indian Railways Organization for Advanced Fuel (IROAF)
(c) Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF)
(d) None of the above

 

(2) Recently, the scientists have discovered the hottest known planet KELT-9. Consider
the following statements regarding this:
1-  KELT-9 is located 650 light years from Earth.
2- KELT-9 is warmer than most stars in the universe and sports a giant, glowing gas tail
like comet.
3- The Jupiter-like planet orbits a massive star KELT-9 every day and a half.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All of the above

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/02/2018

(1) Which of the following statements best describe the objective of GeneXpert, recently
seen in the news?
1) It is a new molecular test for TB and
2) It is a new molecular test for HIV virus.
3) It tests for resistance to the drug Rifampicin.
Choose the correct code:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

(2) Which state will have India’s first Eco-friendly bridges for the movement of tigers?
(a)  Telangana
(b)  Andhra Pradesh
(c)  Odisha
(d)  Assam

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 15/02/2018

(1) Which of the following tiger reserves are located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh?
1- Orang
2- Kamlang
3- Corbett
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 2 and 3 only

 

(2) The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) is a flagship programme of the
(a)  Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(b)  Ministry of Rural Development
(c)  Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
(d) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/02/2018

(1) The most powerful astronomical events can today be witnessed by human beings
with the aid of the
(a) Atacama Large millimetre/submillimetre Array observatory
(b) Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory
(c) Spitzer Space Telescope
(d) Tansat

 

(2) Consider the following pairs:
ISRO Missions recently in the news – Spacecraft classification
1- AstroSat – Space Science and Exploration
2- ResourceSat – Earth Observation
3- Cartosat – Communication
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/02/2018

(1) Which of the following is correct regarding “Army’s Super- 40”?
(a) It is an Armed Forces maritime Exercise
(b) It is an Army’s 40 years of successful Operaion Internationally
(c) It is an Army,s new Missile Technology
(d) It is a coaching initiative by the Army that has been training local children to take Engineering
Entrance Examination

 

(2) Which of the following Ministry involved in “INAM Pro+” web portal?
(a) Ministry of Road Transport,Highways and Shipping
(b) Ministry of Railways
(c) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
(d) Ministry of Home Affairs

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 12/02/2018

(1) With reference to “Military and Paramilitary Forces”,
Consider the following statements:
1- Military is under Home Ministry
2- Paramilitary is under Defence Ministry
Which of the statements given above Is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) ‘Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Affected Areas’ is related
to which of the following?
(a) Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana
(b) Bharathmala Project
(c) SansadAdarsh Gram Yojana
(d) East-West Road Linking Project

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/02/2018

(1) “Nathu La” is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects which Indian state with
China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
(a)  Jammu and Kashmir
(b)  Arunachal Pradesh
(c)  Himachal Pradesh
(d)  Sikkim

 

(2) Consider the following statements regarding “PrasarBharati”
1- It is astatutory autonomous body established under the PrasarBharati Act.
2- The appointmentof CEO of PrasarBharatiwas made on the recommendation of the three
member committee headed by the Hon’ble Vice President.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/02/2018

(1) Which of the following is correct regarding program “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”?
1. Unmanned vehicles can also exist on land and in sea.
2. UAVs are self-controlled but not remote controlled.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 Both
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Which of the following are Top 3 Open Defecation Free(ODF) States in the
country Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G)?
(a) Uttarakhand, Haryana and Sikkim
(b) Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala
(c) Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha
(d) Himachal Pradesh, Uttarkhand and Kerala

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 08/02/2018

(1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Operation Swarn’.
1. Tto improve services in Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains
2. It is Launched by Railway Ministry
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Consider following statements regarding “BIMSTEC”.
1- It consists of seven countriesthus 5 from South Asiaand 2 from Southeast Asia
2- This sub-regional organization was started through a Bangkok Declaration
3- Headquarters are situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Select the correct answer using code given below
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/02/2018

(1) Which of the following is correct regarding “BirdLife International”?
(a) Headquarters ia at Geneva,Switzerland
(b) Recently recognized 3 Biodiversity Hotspots in Goa
(c) It is under United Nation Programme
(d) None of the Above
(2) Consider the following areas:
1- Bandipur
2- Bhitarkanika
3- Manas
4- Sunderbans
Which of the above are Tiger Reserves?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) l, 2, 3 and 4

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 06/02/2018

(1) Consider the following statements:
1- Animal Welfare Board of India is established under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
2- National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body
3- National Ganga River Basin Authority is chaired by the Prime Minister
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(2) Which of the following can be threats to the biodiversity of a geographical area?
1- Global warming
2- Fragmentation of habitat
3- Invasion of alien species
4- Promotion of vegetarianism
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 02/02/2018

(1) “World Environment Day” is a global initiative of
(a) United Nations Environment Programme
(b) World Wide Fund
(c) World Economic Forum
(d) Global Environment Facility
(2) Consider the following statements regarding “Project Jal Sinchay”
1- Received National Award for water Conservation Model
2- Awardee is selected by Union Ministry of Rural Development
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 24/01/2018

(1) Which of the following is correct regarding program “Green Protocol” implemented
by Kerala govt.?
1- To make Every Home Eco-friendly.
2- To make the weddings in the state more nature-friendly.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 Both
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Which of the following statements about Turkey are true?
1. It lies between Mediterranean Sea and Caspian Sea.
2. It shares a border with Iran.
3. The Bosphorus strait is a natural strait.
Choose the correct alternative:
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   2 and 3
(c)   Only 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 22/01/2018

(1) What can be the impact of excessive/inappropriate use of nitrogenous fertilizers
in agriculture?
1. Proliferation of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms in soil can occur
2. Increase in the acidity of soil can take place
3. Leaching of nitrate to the ground-water can occur
Select the correct answer using the code given below
(a)   1 and 3 only
(b)   2 only
(c)   2 and 3 only
(d)   1, 2 and 3

 

(2) Consider the following statements about ‘Phumdis’.
1. Phumdis are floating islands in Loktak Lake in Meghalaya
2. Kiebul Lamjao National Park, the world’s largest floating park is home to Sangai,
a deer subspecies indigenious to this area
3. Phumdis are a cause of ecological concern for the Loktak Lake
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 & 3 only
(c)  3 only
(d) None of the above

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/01/2018

(1) Which of the following is NOT correct regarding initiative “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat”?
(a)   Innovative measure that will lead to an enhanced understanding and bonding between the States
(b)   Only States will be covered under the programme
(c)   District level pairings will also be done and it would be independent of the State level pairings
(d)   Students of a particular state would travel to another state to learn each other’s culture

 

(2) Skill India Mission is assisted by which Agency?
(a)   BRICS
(b)   Asian Development Bank
(c)   International Monetary Fund
(d)   World Bank

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/01/2018

(1) With reference to “VAJRA SCHEME”,
Consider the following statements:
1- Scientists or senior researchers abroad – of Indian origin or otherwise – can collaborate with faculties in India.
2- The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology will implement the Scheme.
Which of the statements given above Is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Kambala — the traditional buffalo race- is organised in which of the following state?
(a) Karnataka
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Kerala

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/01/2018

(1) “Global Innovation Index” is released by
(a) World Economic Forum
(b) World Intellectual Property Organization
(c) World Bank
(d) International Monetary Fund

 

(2) Consider the following statements regarding “Central Vigilance Commission”
1- It is created based on “Shanta Kumar Committee” Recommendations.
2- It Submits report to Central government.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 17/01/2018

(1) Which of the following is correct regarding program “Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing
Policy (HELP)”?
1- It is based on Profit Sharing Model.
2- It is an Open Acreage Policy.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a)    1 only
(b)    2 only
(c)    1 and 2 Both
(d)    Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Consider the following statements:
1- The Sustainable Development Goals were first proposed in 1972 by a global think tank called
the ‘Club of Rome’.
2- The Sustainable Development Goals have to be achieved by 2030.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)    1 only
(b)    2 only
(c)    Both 1 and 2
(d)    Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/01/2018

(1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Smart City mission’.
1. Smart City Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Union Ministry of
Urban Development with a mission to develop 100 cities making them citizen friendly and
sustainable.
2. The implementation of the Mission at the City level will be done by a Special Purpose
Vehicle (SPV) created for the purpose.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Consider following statements regarding “NATGRID”.
1- It was conceived in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
2- It is an intelligence sharing network that collates data from various intergovernmental
agencies.
Select the correct answer using code given below.
(a)   1 only
(b)   1 and 2 only
(c)   2 and 3 only
(d)   None of the above

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 15/01/2018

(1) Which of the following is NOT correct regarding World’s First Hybrid Aeroboat?
(a)   It is an Indo-Israel joint venture
(b)   It is capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand
(c)   Aeroboats unlike hovercrafts are cheaper to maintain and fuel
(d)   It has been designed to access difficult terrain.

 

(2) Phases of Mars Orbiter Mission
(1) Heliocentric Phase
(2) Geocentric Phase
(3) Martian Phase
Arrange the phases in correct Sequence
(a)   1-2-3
(b)   2-1-3
(c)   2-3-1
(d)   3-2-1

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/01/2018

(1) With reference to “Keratitis”
Consider the following statements:
1- Keratitis is the inflammation of the eye and might eventually lead to blindness.
2- It can be caused by virus.
Which of the statements given above Is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2)ISRO launched GSAT-19 using India’s heaviest launch vehicle
(a)   GSLV-MK II
(b)   GSLV-MK III
(c)   PSLV-XL
(d)   PSLV-CA

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 12/01/2018

(1) “LIGO” is used to detect
(a) Gravitational waves
(b) Solar storms
(c) Sunspots
(d) Exoplanets

 

(2) Consider the following statements regarding “Thirty Meter Telescope”
1- Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a project being developed by an international consortium
of five countries including India.
2- It is the world’s biggest telescope which would facilitate astronomers to observe the intricacies
of the universe from earth.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 11/01/2018

(1) Which of the following is correct regarding program “KALAMSAT”?
1. It is launched by ISRO.
2. It is world’s heaviest Satellite.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a)   1 only
(b)   2 only
(c)   1 and 2 Both
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Which of the following is Hottest Known Exoplanet?
(a)   KELT-9b
(b)   TRAPPIST-1c
(c)   Proxima Centauri
(d)   None of the above

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/01/2018

(1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘CARTOSAT-2’.
1. It is a Moon Observatory Satellite.
2. It launched using GSLV launch vehicle.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)   1 only
(b)   2 only
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Consider following statements regarding “ADITYA Mission”.
1. India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study the sun.
2. The mission aims to put a heavy satellite into a halo orbit around a point between the
Sun and the Earth.
3. This is a Geocentric orbit Mission ranging an altitude of 2,000 km.
Select the correct answer using code given below.
(a)   1 only
(b)   1 and 2 only
(c)   2 and 3 only
(d)   None of the above

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/01/2018

(1) Recently “Kanyashree Prakalpa” Scheme received UN public Service Award.Which of the
following is correct regarding the scheme?
(a) To reduce the high child marriage rates and low female education rates in the state
(b) Cash was deposited into the bank account of girls for every year they remained in school and were unmarried
(c) Ensure education to the girl child in the state
(d) All the above

 

(2) Which of the following State leads in Child Marriages?
(a) Bihar
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Haryana
(d) Uttar Pradesh

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 08/01/2018

(1) The Multi-dimensional Poverty Index developed by Oxford Poverty and Human Development
Initiative with UNDP support covers which of the following?
1. Deprivation of education, health, assets and services at household level.
2. Purchasing power parity at national level.
3. Extent of budget deficit and GDP growth rate at national level.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 Only
(b) 2 & 3 Only
(c) 1 & 3 Only
(d) 1, 2 & 3

 

(2) The first Education Commission after Independence
(a) Mudaliyar Commission
(b) Kothari Commission
(c) Radhakrishnan Commission
(d) T.S.Subramanian Commission

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 06/01/2018

(1) Which of the following provisions of the Constitution of India have a bearing on Education?
1- Directive Principles of State Policy
2- Rural and Urban Local Bodies
3- Fifth Schedule
4- Sixth Schedule
5- Seventh Schedule
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 & 2 Only
(b) 3, 4, & 5 Only
(c) 1, 2 & 5 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
(2) Consider the following statements regarding “Slum Daud” campaign.
1- It is a part of Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by Ministry of Housing and Urban poverty Alleviation.
2- The campaign will involve groups like NSS, public schools, RWAs, NGOs, rotary clubs etc.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 05/01/2018

1. Which of the following is correct regarding “Organic Food Products”?
1. Those grown under a system of agriculture without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
2. Made from organically produced raw materials
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following statements regarding “National Child Labour Project”:
Choose the correct statement.
(a) To eliminate all forms of child labour
(b) To withdrawal of all adolescent workers from Hazardous Occupations
(c) Both 1 and 2 are correct
(d) All child workers below the age of 18 years in the identified target area

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 04/01/2018

(1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’
Initiative.
1. It aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare
system
2. Under this initiative various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific
competencies for healthcare professionals only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(2) SATH program is launched by NITI Aayog to strengthen
1- Cooperative Federalism
2- Competitive Federalism
3- Decentralization
Select the correct answer using code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) None of the above

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 03/01/2018

(1) Which of the following Ministries has launched the ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth 
Bharat’ campaign in Kochi?
(a)   Ministry of Human Resource Development
(b)   Ministry of Home Affairs
(c)   Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(d)   Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(2) Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS Tarini’, that was in
the news recently?
(a)   A sailboat on which an all-woman crew of the Indian Navy will circumnavigate the globe
(b)   India’s first amphibious warfare ship
(c)   India’s first nuclear powered submarine
(d)   An electric plane built and inducted by the Indian Navy in collaboration with the Defense
Research and Development Organisation

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 02/01/2018

1- Consider the following statements regarding e-shakti initiative
1- It is a pilot project of NABARD for digitisation of Self Help Groups (SHGs)
2- The digitisation project impacts the profit/ loss position of the SHGs.Which of the
following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
2- Consider the following statements regarding the Article 35A of the Indian Constitution
which  is often seen in news:
1- Article 35A empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent
residents”.
2- It was incorporated into the Constitution by a Presidential Order.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/12/2017

(1) Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ is a programme launched in India by
(a)   NITI Aayog
(b)   Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with IIMs
(c)   UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
(d)   The World Economic Forum
(2) With reference to ‘Stand Up India scheme’,
1- Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.
2- It provides for refinance through SIDBI.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 29/12/2017

(1) The Chabahar port opens out to the
(a)   Gulf of Aden
(b)   Strait of Hormuz
(c)   Persian Gulf
(d)   Gulf of Oman

 

(2) Which statement best describes the objective of recently launched e-RaKAM portal
by Government of India?
(a)   To provide a platform to sell agricultural produce
(b)   To provide a platform to sell horticultural produce
(c)   To provide a platform to sell Generic Drugs
(d)   To provide a platform to sell organic fertilizers

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/12/2017

(1) Recently, the Government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
(PMVVY). Consider the following statements regarding this:
1- The government has launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)’ to
provide social security during old age and to protect elderly persons aged 60 and above
against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions.
2- The scheme enables old age, income security for senior citizens through the provision of
assured pension/return linked to the subscription amount based on a government guarantee
to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
3- The scheme provides an assured return of 8% per annum, payable monthly for 10 years.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

 

(2) Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally
(a)   Agriculturists
(b)   Warriors
(c)   Weavers
(d)   traders

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 27/12/2017

(1) Which of the following countries is part of the BIMSTEC bloc?
(a)   India, Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
(b)   India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand and Sri Lanka
(c)   India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan
(d)   India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka

 

(2) Which statements best describes the objective of the recently launched e-shakti initiative
of NABARD?
(a)   For digitisation of Self Help Groups (SHGs).
(b)   For digitisation of Mandis.
(c)   For digitisation of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Mandis.
(d)   None of the above

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 26/12/2017

(1) Recently, the Government has designated Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) as the vehicle for
implementing the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE)
Act. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1- The implementation of SSA is reviewed twice every year by a Joint Review Mission comprising
independent experts and external funding agencies covering States.
2- Universal enrollment is the first goal of SSA.
3- SSA is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

 

(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

 

 

(2) Recently, India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that
commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases. consider the following
statements regarding the Kyoto protocol:
1- During the second commitment period, Parties committed to reduce GHG emissions by at
least 18 percent below 1990 levels in the eight-year period from 2013 to 2020.
2- The Kyoto mechanisms like International Emissions Trading, Clean Development Mechanism
(CDM) and Joint implementation (JI) were introduced in the second commitment period.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

 

(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/12/2017

(1) Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on which of the following rivers
(a)   Brahmaputra
(b)   Narmada
(c)   Tapti
(d)   Yamuna

 

(2) Global Retirement Index (GRI) is published by
(a)   Boston Consulting Groups
(b)   Bain and Company
(c)   Ernst & Young
(d)   Natixis Global

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 22/12/2017

(1) The Quantum Experiments at Space Scale/QUESS, the world’s first quantum satellite, was
launched by
(a)   National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
(b)   European Space Agency (ESA)
(c)   Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA or Roscosmos)
(d)   None of the above

 

(2) An overvalued exchange rate
1- Can cause deflationary pressures in a recession
2- Means the country’s exports will be relatively expensive and imports cheaper
Which of the statements given above is/are true?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 21/12/2017

(1) Consider the following statements about ‘Gaj Yatra’
1- It is launched to raise awareness about the shrinking space for wild elephants in the country
2- It is launched by ‘Project Elephant’
Which of the statements given above is/are true?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Consider the following statements about Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)
1- Inaugural IONS was held in India in 2015 under the chairmanship of the Indian Navy
2- IONS is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the
littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region
Which of the statements given above is/are true?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/12/2017

(1) Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is under the
(a)   Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(b)   Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
(c)   Ministry of Food Processing Industries
(d)   None of the above

 

(2) Consider the following statements about Shell Companies
1- Shell Company is a corporate entity without active business operations or significant assets.
2- Shell companies are illegal
Select the correct statements
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 19/12/2017

(1) Consider the following statements about Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems
(CCTNS) Project
1- Digital Police Portal is launched under the CCTNS Project
2- It facilitates a pan-India search of crime and criminal records of individuals through a
national database
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

 

(2) Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) was in news recently concerned with
(a)   India’s first private mission to moon
(b)   Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA)
(c)   Project Loon
(d)   None of the above

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/12/2017

(1) Underemployment is
(a)   Same as disguised unemployment
(b)   Those workers who are highly skilled but working in low paying jobs
(c)   Unemployment that results from time spent between jobs when a worker is searching for, or transitioning
from one jobto another
(d)   Unemployment caused by fundamental shifts in an economy and exacerbated by extraneous factors such
as  technology, competition and government policy

 

(2) Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1- Rakhine State is a coastal state in Bangladesh
2- Myanmar is bordered by India, China, Bangladesh, Thailand and Cambodia
Select the correct code:
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/12/2017

(1) Consider the following statements about strike-slip faults
1- In this fault, the two plates move parallel but in opposite direction from one another
2- The chances of a tsunami, in this case, are less likely.
Select the correct statements
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) With reference to Market Stabilisation Scheme (MSS), consider the following statements:
1- It is a tool used by the RBI to suck out excess liquidity from the market through issue of securities on
behalf of the government.
2- The money raised under MSS is parked in the government account or utilised to fund its expenditure.
Which of the statements given above is/are true?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 15/12/2017

(1) Which of the following is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew?
(a)   INSV Tarini
(b)   INS Arihant
(c)   Vikramaditya
(d)   INS Sahyadri

 

(2)  The Supreme Court recently prohibited the use of five chemicals, labelled as toxic by the Central
Pollution Control Board, in the manufacture of fire crackers. Which one of the following is NOTone of
these chemicals?
(a)   Lithium
(b)   Lead
(c)   Mercury
(d)   Sulphur

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/12/2017

(1) The Indian Navy will join the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) for an inaugural maritime
search and rescue exercise under the aegis of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS). Which of the
following countries navies are members in the South  Asian littoral?
(a)   Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles and Sri Lanka
(b)   Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles and China
(c)   Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and China
(d)   None of the above
(2) Recently, the Government has initiated the Pashu Sanjivni component under National Mission on
Bovine Productivity scheme. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1- The Pashu Sanjivni is crucial for control and spread of animal diseases, scientific management of
animals, enhanced production and productivity, improvement in the quality of livestock & livestock products.
2- 88 million milk producing animals out of 300 million cattle and buffaloes are being identified using
polyurethane tags with 12 digits unique identification (UID) number.
3- Data of the identified animals is being uploaded on Information Network on Animal Health and
Productivity (INAPH) data base.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(a)    1 and 2
(b)    1 and 3
(c)    2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/12/2017

(1) CRISPR-Cas9 has been in the news recently, is
(a)   a series of multipurpose geostationary satellites launched by ISRO to satisfy the telecommunications, broadcasting,
meteorology, and search and rescue operations.
(b)   a system used by bacterial cells to recognise and destroy viral DNA as a form of adaptive immunity.
(c)   the world’s smallest satellite launched by NASA.
(d)   the world’s smallest satellite launched by ISRO.

 

(2) The emerging dynamics of international diplomacy have meant that India has recently begun to take note
of managing the oceans, especially the Indian Ocean, more seriously. Consider the following statements
regarding the Indian Ocean Rim Countries Cooperation:
1- The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) was established in March 1997 with a mandate to promote
sustainable growth and balanced development in the region.
2- The IORA with 20 member States and six observer States is one of the most important regional platforms
to carry forward the interests of member states to cooperate on development in the region.
3- Historically, IORA focused on issues of maritime security, trade, cultural promotion, tourism and fisheries.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/12/2017

(1) Where is the International Seabed Authority headquartered?
(a)   New York, USA
(b)   Kingston, Jamaica
(c)   Hamburg, Germany
(d)   Cape Town, South Africa
(2) Consider the following statements:
1- The Ajanta Caves represent a Buddhist site
2- Apart from the Mahaparinibbana sculpture of Buddha, no other sculpture of Buddha is visible in the
Ajanta caves
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 08/12/2017

(1) The ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana’ is most closely associated with/related to
(a)   Creation of modern farm infrastructure
(b)   NITI Aayog’s model land leasing law
(c)   Sustainable farming practices in line with SDG 12
(d)   E-Nam
(2) Consider the following statements with reference to the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972:
1- It provides for the protection of some plants, apart from wild animals and birds
2- Trade in body parts of some species such as the the mongoose involves similar punishment as is laid
down for tigers
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/12/2017

(1) Construction of the new bridge across River Mechi will improve regional connectivity and strengthen
cross border trade. This bridge will link Nepal and which state of India?
(a)   Sikkim
(b)   Bihar
(c)   West Bengal
(d)   Uttar Pradesh

 

(2) The greatest threat to public health from the chemical Arsenic, in its inorganic form, originates from
(a)   Contaminated groundwater
(b)   Seafood
(c)   Dairy products
(d)   River contamination by industrial effluents

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 06/12/2017

(1)  Recently, India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from central Indian Ocean seabed
basin extended by five years. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1- India is the first country to have received the status of a pioneer investor in 1987 and was allocated an
exclusive area in Central Indian Ocean Basin by United Nations (UN) for exploration and utilization of
Nodules.
2- India is implementing a long-term programme on exploration and utilization of Polymetallic Nodules
through Ministry of Earth Sciences.
3- The rights are over 75000 sq. km of area in international waters allocated by International Seabed
Authority for developmental activities for polymetallic nodules.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

 

(2) Consider the following statements related to the Mentor India Campaign that was in news recently.
1- The campaign seeks to engage leaders who will nurture and guide students in the Atal Tinkering Labs.
2- The campaign was launched by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry to encourage start-up
companies set up by minority communities only.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 05/12/2017

(1) Rohingyas are
(a)   Muslim refugees from eastern Sri Lanka settled in Tamil Nadu
(b)   An anti-communist political group in Syria
(c)   A political group fighting for autonomy in Catalonia
(d)   Muslim refugees migrating from Myanmar to India and Bangladesh

 

(2) The cabinet recently reviewed the progress of key schemes related to the agriculture sector. Consider
the following statements regarding the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana schemes:
1- The objective is to provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers in the event of
failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities, pests & diseases.
2- There will be a uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all
Rabi crops.
3- In case of annual commercial and horticultural crops, the premium to be paid by farmers will be
only 3%.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 04/12/2017

(1) Recently, the North Koel Reservoir Project has got approval to complete the project from the Union
Cabinet  in which of the following states of India?
(a)   Bihar
(b)   Jharkhand
(c)   Uttar Pradesh
(d)   Both a and b

 

(2) Consider the following statements regarding the newly developed surgical robot, versius:
1- Versius is the world’s largest surgical robot.
2- It mimics the human arm and can be used to carry out a wide range of laparoscopic procedures.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 02/12/2017

(1) Consider the following statements related to the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana that was
approved by the Union Cabinet recently.
1- The objective of the scheme is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Agri-Waste.
2- The scheme was approved for the period of 2016-20, which is co-terminous with the 14th Finance
Commissioncycle.
3- The scheme with an allocation of Rs. 6,000 crore is expected to leverage investment of Rs. 31,400 crore.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   2 and 3
(c)   1 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3
(2) Recently, the Union Cabinet approved setting up of a Commission to examine Sub-Categorization
within OBCs. It is against this backdrop, consider the following statements related to reservations to OBCs.
1- Reservations to OBCs are provided in the original constitution that came into force on 26 January 1950.
2- The creamy layer ceiling of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) is Rs 8 lakh per annum.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 01/12/2017

(1) The history of jewellery and decoration has been pushed back by about 4,000 years in Telangana
with the recent excavation of 50 pieces of bone ornaments at the hamlet of Narmetta located in which
of the following cities of India?
(a)   Hyderabad
(b)   Chennai
(c)   Bhopal
(d)   Jaipur

(2) The rare sighting of the endangered mammal, the Irrawaddy dolphin has been spotted recently

in which of the following lakes of India?

(a)   Chilika
(b)   Dal
(c)   Loktak
(d)   Wular

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/11/2017

(1) In the Bandipur National Park, an estimated 60% is affected by Lantana, which hinders the
growth of native vegetation that herbivores such as deer and elephants feed. Consider the following
statements regarding the Lantana Camara:
1- Native to South America, Lantana camara was brought to India by the British as ornamental
plants, possibly as long as 200 years ago.
2- Lantana camara is one of the most invasive of plants that have taken over the country’s forests,
driving wild animals out for foraging.
3- Forest officials in different parts of the country have watched helplessly as the invasive plant
has spread, and efforts to contain it have gone largely in vain.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   2 and 3
(c)   1 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3
(2) The history of jewellery and decoration has been pushed back by about 4,000 years in
Telangana with the recent excavation of 50 pieces of bone ornaments at the hamlet of Narmetta
located in which of the following cities of India?
(a)   Hyderabad
(b)   Chennai
(c)   Bhopal
(d)   Jaipur

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 29/11/2017

(1) Recently, India has agreed to jointly issue a set of two Commemorative Postage Stamps with
which of the following countries?
(a)   USA
(b)   Canada
(c)   Israel
(d)   Brazil

 

(2) Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between
India and Israel on “India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)”.
Consider the following statements regarding this:
1- India and Israel will make a contribution of four million US Dollars each for the Fund, both
equivalent amount, annually for five years.
2- The MoU envisages promotion of bilateral Industrial R&D and Innovation cooperation in the
fields of science and technology by extending support to joint projects for innovative or technology
-driven new or improved products, services or processes.
3- It would leverage the complementary strengths of Israel and India to encourage Israel-Indian
joint projects that capitalize on both the national and global marketplace.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   2 and 3
(c)   1 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/11/2017

(1) ‘Fixed Term Employment’ was recently introduced in the Apparel industry. Which one of the
following statements in this context is NOT correct?
(a)    It refers to a workman who is employed on a contract basis for a fixed period
(b)   Fixed term workers employed for short periods will get better working and service conditions as
compared to a contract workers
(c)   Natural termination of fixed term employment of the workman requires a notice to be served a month
preceding the date of termination
(d)   The working conditions in terms of all statutory benefits of a fixed term employee would be at par with
permanent workmen
(2) The Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for Economic Transformation was recently set up by
(a)   Ministry of Human Resource Development
(b)   Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(c)   NITI Aayog
(d)   Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 27/11/2017

(1) Consider the following statements about Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
1- All the members of ASEAN have a coastline
2- ASEAN is an official United Nations Observer
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Drake Passage separates
(a)   European and Asiatic Turkey
(b)   Denmark and Sweden
(c)   South America and Antarctica
(d)   Southeast England and France

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 25/11/2017

(1) Which state government has launched a new ‘E-Waste Disposal’ scheme in state schools?
(a)   Himachal Pradesh
(b)   Jharkhand
(c)   Uttar Pradesh
(d)   Kerala
(2) Which RBI committee has recently recommended that banks should link home loan rates
to repo rate?
(a)   Viral Acharya
(b)   H R Khan
(c)   Tarun Ramadorai
(d)   Amitav Ghosh

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 24/11/2017

(1) The Union Government had declared 7 August as the National Handloom Day with the
objective to generate awareness about importance of India’s handloom industry. The date
August 7 was chosen to commemorate which movement launched on this date in 1905?
(a)   Swadeshi Movement
(b)   Quit India Movement
(c)   Non-cooperation Movement
(d)   Civil Disobedience Movement
(2) A new species of the endemic frog genus Nasikabatrachushas been discovered from
(a)   Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(b)   Lakshadweep
(c)   Western Ghats
(d)   Eastern Himalayas

Solution

 

Daily Quiz                      Date :- 23/11/2017

(1) Consider the following statements regarding the recently released Global Retirement Index (GRI):
1- The Global Retirement Index ranks 43 countries on the basis of four factors.
2- The 2017 Global Retirement Index was topped by India.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)    Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) ‘Humraaz app’ is related to which of the following?
(a)   State Government employees
(b)   Central Government employees
(c)   Software/Hardware employess
(d)   Soldiers

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 22/11/2017

(1) Recently, Nuakhai Juhar one of the agricultural festivals has been celebrated in which of the
following states of India?
(a)   Bihar
(b)   Odisha
(c)   Jharkhand
(d)   Uttarakhand
(2) Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city in the Global Liveability Report 2017.
Which organisation releases this Liveability Report?
(a)   World Trade Organisation
(b)   World Bank
(c)   The Economist Intelligence Unit
(d)   Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 21/11/2017

(1)  Montreal protocol is related to the:
(a) Global warming
(b) Ozone layer depletion
(c)  Sustainable development
(d) Food security
(2) In which one among the following categories of protected areas in India are local people not
allowed to collect and use the biomass?
(a)  Wildlife Sanctuaries
(b)  Wetlands declared under Ramsar Convention
(c)  Biosphere Reserves
(d)  National Parks

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 20/11/2017

(1) In the context of ecosystem productivity, marine upwelling zones are important as they increase
the marine productivity by bringing the-
1- Decomposer microorganism to the surface.
2- Nutrients to the surface.
3- Bottom-dwelling organisms to the surface.
Which of the following above statements is/are correct?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   2 only
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   3 only
(2) Consider the following statements:
1- Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a unique
initiative of G20 group of countries.
2- The CCAC focuses on methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 18/11/2017

(1) Mon 863 is a variety of maize. It was in the news for the following reason:
(a)   It is a genetically modified dwarf variety which is resistant to drought
(b)   It is a genetically modified variety which is pest resistant
(c)   It is a genetically modified variety with ten times higher protein content than regular maize crop
(d)   It is a genetically modified variety used exclusively for bio – fuel production
(2) What would happen if phytoplankton of an ocean is completely destroyed for some reason?
1- The ocean as a carbon sink would be adversely affected.
2- The food chains in the ocean would be adversely affected.
3- The density of ocean water would drastically decrease.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 17/11/2017

(1) Recently, the government has asked the think-tank Niti Aayog to study the automobile
standards developed in China to use methanol as an alternative fuel. Consider the following
statements regarding methanol as an alternative fuel:
1- Methanol is a clean-burning fuel that produces fewer smog-causing emissions such as
sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.
2- Methanol is most commonly produced on a commercial scale from coal.
3- Methanol economy will help India use its vast reserves of coal while driving import
substitution.
Which of the following above statements is true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3
(2) Recently which State government has decided to include coconut palm as State tree?
(a)   Goa
(b)   Kerala
(c)   Tamil Nadu
(d)   Andhra Pradesh

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 16/11/2017

(1) Consider the following statements about Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)
1- It is a statutory body
2- It advises the Government on issues relating to wildlife crimes having national and
international ramifications
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Recently, the Ministry of Environment and Forests launched ‘Gaj Yatra’ to mark
World Elephant Day 2017.
1- Consider the following statements in this regard:
2- The campaign is planned to cover 12 elephant range states.
3- African elephants are listed as “endangered” and Asian elephants as “vulnerable”
on the IUCN Red List of threatened species.
4- The campaign will be led by the Wildlife Trust of India.
Which of the following above statements is/are true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 15/11/2017

(1) What is TAPAS 201?
(a)   A variety of rice
(b)   A variant of new missile
(c)   UAV
(d)   Type of cement
(2) Which of the following substances undergo ‘sublimation’ on heating?
1- Iodine
2- Napthalene
3- Camphor
Choose the correct
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 14/11/2017

(1) The function of heavy water in a nuclear reactor is to
(a) Slow down the speed of neutrons
(b) Increase the speed of neutrons
(c) Cool down the reactor
(d) Stop the nuclear reaction
(2) Consider the following statements about Cloud Computing:
1- It is a service that is generally offered by a third party
2- It includes only Software and not hardware
3- It is generally offered on one to one basis
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) Only 1
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 13/11/2017

(1) Consider the statements about ‘Dark Energy and Dark Matter’.
1- Dark energy attracts while Dark matter repels.
2- While dark energy shows itself only on the largest cosmic scale, dark matter exerts
its influence on individual galaxies as well as the universe at large.
Select the correct statements
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Recently Gobindobhog rice gets geographical indication status. It belongs to which
state
(a)   West Bengal
(b)   Tamil Nadu
(c)   Punjab
(d)   Haryana

Solution

 


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 11/11/2017

(1) India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility is located in
(a)   Bhopal
(b)   Hyderabad
(c)   Nagpur
(d)   Pune
(2) Consider the following statements about NISAR
1- It is indigenously being developed by ISRO
2- It will be used to create two – or three-dimensional images of the landscapes
Select the correct statements
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


 Daily Quiz                      Date :- 10/11/2017

(1) ShaGun is a web portal  for
(a)   Sports
(b)   Defence
(c)   Elementary Education
(d)   Inter-caste Marriage encouragement
(2) Which of the following is/are true regarding Gram Nyayalayas?
1- The Gram Nyayalaya can exercise only civil cases and not criminal cases.
2- The presiding officer of the Gram Nyayalaya will be selected by the Gram Sabha by
two-third majority.
Select the correct statements
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 09/11/2017

(1) Which of the following is/are true regarding National Action Plan for Children,
2016 (NPAC)?
1- The NPAC does not focus on online child abuse.
2- The NPAC 2016 is based on the principles embedded in the National Policy for
Children 2013.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Convention 182 and Convention 138 of the International Labour Organisation
(ILO) is related to
(a)   Humane working conditions
(b)   Child Labour
(c)   Equality of pay between women and men
(d)   Exploitation of workers

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 07/11/2017

(1) Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1- Supreme Court held the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional.
2- In case of talaq-e-bidat, even if the man realizes that he has made a mistake, the
divorce cannot be   revoked.
Select the correct statements
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Consider the following statements about Integrated Child Development
Services (ICDS)
1- It is under the aegis of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
2- It is concerned with food, education and healthcare of children between the age
of 6-14 years Immunization is also sponsored under the scheme
Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 06/11/2017

(1) Which of the following Ministries has launched the ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth 
Bharat’ campaign in Kochi?
(a)   Ministry of Human Resource Development
(b)   Ministry of Home Affairs
(c)   Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(d)   Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(2) Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS Tarini’, that was in
the news recently?
(a)   A sailboat on which an all-woman crew of the Indian Navy will circumnavigate the globe
(b)   India’s first amphibious warfare ship
(c)   India’s first nuclear powered submarine
(d)   An electric plane built and inducted by the Indian Navy in collaboration with the Defense
Research and Development Organisation

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 04/11/2017

(1) Recently, the Supreme Court prohibited the use of five chemicals, labelled as
toxic by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in the manufacture of firecrackers.
Which among the following chemicals has been banned?
(a)   Antimony, Lithium, Manganese, Arsenic and Lead
(b)   Antimony, Lithium, Mercury, Fluoride and Lead
(c)   Antimony, Lithium, Mercury, Arsenic and Lead
(d)   None of the above
(2) Consider the following statements regarding the advantages of preservation and
hygienization of food and agri-products by radiation:
(1) A significant increase in shelf life for many products including fruits, vegetables, cereals,
pulses, spices, sea foods and meat products.
(2) Effective elimination of harmful bacteria, viruses and pests.
(3) Hot and clean process but requires raising of temperature.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(a)   1 and 2
(b)   1 and 3
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 03/11/2017

1- Consider the following statements about Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs)
(1) It is part of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
(2) Mentor India Campaign will engage leaders who can guide and mentor students at
Atal Tinkering Labs
(3) ATLs can be established in schools (Grade VI – XII) managed by Government, local
body or private trusts/society.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2- The Parliament can create an All-India Judicial Service if
(a)   The Constitution is to be amended by a special majority of the Parliament and also with the consent
of half of the state legislatures by simple majority
(b)   The Rajya Sabha passes a resolution supported by two-thirds of the members present and voting
(c)   Two or more states request the Union Government
(d)   A special ‘Constitutional Convention’, constituted for the purpose of amending the basic structure of
the constitution, passes a resolution by a special majority

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 02/11/2017

(1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ Mission of
the Indian Navy:
1- One of the objectives of the mission is to monitor and report marine pollution on the
high seas.
2- The Mission will end in 2020.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
(2) Which of the following is known as ‘Royal Disease’?
(a)   Haemophilia
(b)   Gout
(c)   Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
(d)   Gulf War syndrome

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 01/11/2017

1- Recently, M Venkaiah Naidu has been elected as the 15th Vice-President of India.
Consider the following statements regarding the election of the Vice-President:
(1) A candidate needs 20 electors as proposers and at least another 20 electors as
seconders for his nomination.
(2) The election for the Vice President is conducted through a secret ballot.
(3) The ballot paper shall contain the names of the contesting candidates as well as
the election symbol.
Which of the above statements is true?
(a)   1 and 3
(b)   1 and 2
(c)   2 and 3
(d)   1, 2 and 3
2- Rohingyas are
(a)   Muslim refugees from eastern Sri Lanka settled in Tamil Nadu
(b)   An anti-communist political group in Syria
(c)   A political group fighting for autonomy in Catalonia
(d)   Muslim refugees migrating from Myanmar to India and Bangladesh

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 31/10/2017

1- Consider the following statements regarding e-shakti initiative
1- It is a pilot project of NABARD for digitisation of Self Help Groups (SHGs)
2- The digitisation project impacts the profit/ loss position of the SHGs.Which of the
following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
2- Consider the following statements regarding the Article 35A of the Indian Constitution
which  is often seen in news:
1- Article 35A empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent
residents”.
2- It was incorporated into the Constitution by a Presidential Order.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 30/10/2017

1.‘Mission XI Million’ is associated with
(a)   Education
(b)   Rural Electrification
(c)   MUDRA Yojana
(d)   None of the above
2. Which one of the following is a purpose of ‘UDAN’, a scheme of the Government?
(a)  Regional connectivity scheme
(b)  Financial inclusion
(c)  Providing technical and financial assistance to start-up entrepreneurs in the field of renewable
sources of energy
(d)  Providing for financial turnaround and revival of power distribution companies

Solution


Daily Quiz                      Date :- 28/10/2017

1-  The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017
(1) Enables the Union Government to authorise the RBI to direct banking companies
to resolve specific stressed assets by initiating insolvency resolution process.
(2) Empowers the RBI to appoint authorities or committees to advise banking companies
for stressed asset resolution
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2
 2-  Consider the following statements about Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY)
(1)  It is under the aegis of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
(2) This is a 100% women oriented programme intended to provide self-employment
to the rural women artisans in coir producing regions.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)   Only 1
(b)   Only 2
(c)   Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

Solution

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