My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 07 Jan 2020

GK Quiz 07 Jan 2020

2020-01-07 | 4 minutes

1. India is planning to set up IDRSS that will establish a continuous contact with low earth orbit Indian satellites. The IDRSS satellites will be placed in which orbit?

  1. Geosynchronous Orbit
  2. Sun Synchronous Orbit
  3. Geostationary Orbit
  4. Polar Orbit

Ans. C


Indian Data Relay Satellite System is a constellation of two satellites planned by ISRO to be placed in Geostationary orbit to facilitate information exchange between Indian spacecraft, monitoring of in-flight launch vehicles. It will assist the Gaganyaan mission, India’s first Human Spaceflight program.

The functions of IDRSS includes:

  • It will do direct tracking of lower- Earth orbit satellites and spacecraft without depending on the ground stations, thus facilitating fast and real-time information.
  • It can monitor a rocket starting from its lift-off phase.
  • It can also receive commands from ground stations.

Countries like the U.S, China, Japan, the European Union have their systems.

Hence, C is the correct answer.


2. What is the IUCN status of Great Indian Bustard?

  1. Endangered
  2. Critically Endangered
  3. Vulnerable
  4. Extinct

Ans. B


The Great Indian Bustard is the Bustard found in the Indian Subcontinent. They are large birds with a height of about 1 meter. The IUCN status of GIB is Critically Endangered. The birds choose arid and semi-arid open regions as their habitat. They avoid irrigated areas. The bustards are omnivorous and eat insects, harvested food grains and fruits.

Hence, B is the correct answer.


3. Which of the following statements is/are true about the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution?

  1. There are no criteria included in the constitution for the inclusion of languages under the 8th
  2. The decision of languages for inclusion in the 8thschedule list is taken by President.
  3. Constitutionally a Member of Parliament can speak only in Hindi or English language.
  4. The 8th schedule helps in conserving the rights of minorities.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Ans. D


Statement 1: There are no criteria defined for the inclusion of languages under the 8th schedule of the constitution. Pahwa and Sitakant Mohapatra committees were set up to decide on the recommendations but no conclusion could be made. Hence, Statement 1 is correct.

Statement 2:Parliament through constitutional amendment decide on the inclusion of languages under the 8th schedule. Through the 92nd constitutional amendment Act 2003, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, and Santhali languages were included under the 8th schedule. Hence, Statement 2 is incorrect.

Statement 3:Under Article 120,it is stated thatsubject to the provisions of Article 348 of the constitution the proceedings of the Parliament is to be held in either English or Hindi. But the speaker of the Lok Sabha or Chairman of Rajya Sabha can allow a member to speak in his/ her mother tongue. Hence, Statement 3 is incorrect.

Statement 4: 8th schedule languages are used in various government’s works,So it helps in the conservation of the language of minorities(Article 29). Hence, Statement 4 is correct.

Therefore, only 1 and 4 are correct.

Hence, D is the correct answer.


4. Lamu island is in

  1. Kenya
  2. Angola
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Djibouti

Ans. A


Lamu island is in Kenya. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The place holds the oldest evidence of African civilization. Recently Lamu island has been attacked by Islamist terrorist group Al Shabaab of Somalia. The island is used as a military base by Kenya and the U.S.

Hence, A is the correct answer.


5. Which of the following pollutant is not measured by National Air Quality Index?

  1. Carbon Dioxide
  2. Carbon Monoxide
  3. Ammonia
  4. Lead
  5. Ozone

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 3,4 and 5
  3. 5 only
  4. 1 only

Ans. D


National Air Quality Indexhas been made by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). It measures the performance on 8 indicators which are PM10, PM2.5, NO2 (Nitrogen dioxide), SO2 (Sulphur Dioxide), CO (Carbon monoxide), O3 (ozone), NH3(Ammonia), and Pb (Lead).

Hence, D is the correct answer.