My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 06 Jan 2020

GK Quiz 06 Jan 2020

2020-01-06 | 5 minutes

1. Which of the following is true about the Ethics committee of Rajya Sabha?

  1. The chairperson of the Ethics committee is selected by the Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha.
  2. The committee can impose sanctions for violating the code of conduct of Rajya Sabha.
  3. The committee consists of 16 members.
  4. The committee sets the code of conduct of the members of Rajya Sabha.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1,2,3,4
  2. 1,2 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 3
  4. 4 only

Ans: D


Statement 1: The Ethics committee of Rajya Sabha consists of the Vice – President as the Ex- officio Chairman of the Committee. Hence, Statement 1 is incorrect.

Statement 2: The committee can only recommend sanctions like a reprimand, suspension etc. The final decision is taken by the Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Hence, Statement 2 is incorrect.

Statement 3:  The ethics committee consists of 10 members. 16 members are there in the rules committee of Rajya Sabha. Hence, Statement 3 is incorrect.

Statement 4: The committee is tasked with overlooking the conduct of Members of Rajya Sabha to set down the standards of code of conduct, to look into the related complaints and recommend the sanctions against the erring members. The cases can be taken on suo- moto basis.

Therefore, only statement 4 is correct.

The Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha was established in 1997 on the Vohra Committee recommendations. Later on, the Ethics committee in Lok Sabha was set up in 2002.

Hence, D is the correct answer.


2. Miya poetry belongs to

  1. Assam
  2. Kolkata
  3. Kerala
  4. Delhi

Ans: A


Miya Poetry is the collection of poems written by Miya Community in Assam. Miya community consists of Muslims in Assam who have an origin from Bengal (Earlier East Bengal as known after 1905 partition of Bengal).

Hence, A is the correct answer.


3. Which of the following is true about Miyawaki forests?

  1. The method of forestry was propounded by Akira Miyawaki.
  2. It is aimed at reviving degraded land.
  3. It leads to a dense plantation in a short period.
  4. It is a Japanese technique

Select the right answer from the code given below-

  1. 1,2,3,4
  2. 1,2 and 3
  3. 2,3 and 4
  4. 1 and 3 only

Ans: A


Statement 1: The technique is named after AkariMiyawaki, the botanist from Japan, and the one who introduced this technique. Hence, Statement 1 is correct.

Statement 2: The initiative has been taken by Kerala as part of the Rebuild kerala initiative to recover from the damage caused by intense floods. Hence, Statement 2 is correct.

Statement 3 and 4: The method involves dense plantation within a short period. Under this, many trees are grown in a small area. The plants compete for nutrition and grow rapidly but with short height.The technique has been developed and first used in Japan. Hence, Statements 3 and 4 are correct.

Therefore, all the statements are correct.

Hence, A is the correct answer.


4. Global Drosophilia Conference 2020 was held in

  1. Delhi
  2. Pune
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Jalandhar

Ans: B


  • Global Drosophilia conference was held in Pune (Maharashtra), It is theconference on Drosophilia or small fruit flies.
  • The conference is held biennially.
  • This is the first time that this conference is being held in India.
  • The last four conferences were being held in Taipei (Taiwan), Seoul (South Korea), Beijing (China) and Osaka (Japan).
  • The fruit flies are important because of their utility in biological research because they are very much linked with humans. For example, the germ that affects humans can be linked to those in fruit flies.


5. Which of the following statements is true about Pneumococcal disease?

  1. It is a bacterial disease.
  2. The vaccine is included under the Indradhanush mission.
  3. Its vaccine has been prequalified by WHO.
  4. It is a contagious disease.

Select the correct answer from the code given below-

  1. 1,2,3,4
  2. 1,2 and 3
  3. 1,2 and 4
  4. 1 only



Statement 1: Pneumococcal Disease is an infection caused by bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae or pneumococcus. Hence, Statement1 is correct.

Statement 2: The vaccine for this disease is a part of the Indradhanush mission (Vaccination). Hence, Statement 2 is correct.

Statement 3: Pneumococcal vaccine developed by Serum Institute of India (Pune) has been prequalified by the WHO.The prequalification project was started by the WHO in 2001. It aims to confirm that the medicines or their ingredients meet the standards of medicines set up by UNFPA/WHO.  It facilitates the easy procurement of medicines in bulk.  

Hence, statement 3 is correct.

Statement 4: It can spread by direct contact with an ill person.The disease is contagious and can affect various organs of the body. Depending on the organs affected various diseases can occur like Pneumonia, Sinus infections, etc.Hence, Statement 4 is correct.

Therefore, all the statements are correct.

Hence, A is the correct answer.


6. Areas of Karnataka has been given special status under

  1. Article 371-A
  2. Article 371-B
  3. Article 371-D
  4. Article 371-J

Ans: D


Under Article 371-J, special provisions have been made for Karnataka. It empowers the governor to :

  • Establish a separate development board for Hyderabad- Karnataka region. The governor is to send a report on the functioning of the board to the state legislative assembly.
  • Equitable allocation of the funds for the region.
  • The reservation of the seats in educational and vocational institutions and government posts in the region for the students of the region.

The Hyderabad- Karnataka region includes 6 backward districts of Northern Karnataka, i.e. Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur, Koppal, Yadgir, and Bellary.

Hence, D is the correct answer.