My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 11 Jan 2020

GK Quiz 11 Jan 2020

2020-01-11 | 6 minutes

1. Banashankari Devi Temple is located in

  1. Karnataka
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Kerala
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Ans. A


The Banashankari Devi temple is located near Badami in Karnataka and is built in the Dravidian style. The main deity of the temple is also called Shakambhari (a form of Goddess Parvati).

Banashankari Devi fair is also organized in Karnataka. The festival is devoted to Banashankari Devi. The weaver community mainly worship Banashankari Devi. Many cultural programmes, boat festival and a rath yatra, take place during this festival.

Hence, A is the correct answer.

2. Which of the following is not true about the Archaeological Survey of India?

  1. It is an attached office under the Ministry of Culture.
  2. It is the successor of the Asiatic Society of India.
  3. It is the apex body carrying out the research, excavations, and preservation of the cultural heritage sites and documents.
  4. It looks after the maintenance of gardens in and around the heritage sites.

Ans. B


ASI is an attached office to the Ministry of Culture. The attached body means that the powers of executive directions to be followed for the implementation of a particular work. The subordinate office only implements the directions received by the ministries or the attached office.

ASI is not a successor to the Asiatic Society of India and was formed in 1860.

The main functions of the Archaeological Survey of India are-

  • It carries out research, excavations, and preservation of centrally protected monuments and related things.
  • It focuses on the sustainable development of sites. Thus, ASI develops and maintains the gardens around such sites.
  • It operates the Antiques and Art treasury Act 1972 and carries out training in different Archaeological fields through its institutes.


Hence, B is the correct answer.


3. Hampi festival is celebrated in –

  1. Karnataka
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Kerala

Ans. A


Hampi Festival is the largest festival of Hampi in Karnataka. It is also known as Vijay Utsav. The festival is one of the largest festivals to celebrate the remains of the Vijaynagar empire or Hampi sites, which are also a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List as Group of Monuments of Hampi.

Hence, A is the correct answer.

4. Which of the following is correct about the International Energy Agency?

  1. International energy association is a part of OECD.
  2. To become a member of IEA, a candidate state must be a member of OECD.
  3. To be a member of the IEA, the state should be running a demand restraint program to reduce national oil consumption by 10%.
  4. India is a member of IEA.

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 only

Ans. B


Statement 1: It was established as an autonomous international association established under the framework of OECD in 1974 following the 1973 oil crisis. Hence, Statement 1 is correct.

Statement 2 and 3: A candidate country to be a member of IEA must be a member country of the OECD. Besides, it must demonstrate several requirements. These are:

  • Crude oil and/or product reserves equivalent to 90 days of the previous year’s net imports, to which the government has immediate access (even if it does not own them directly) and could be used to address disruptions to global oil supply;
  • A demand restraint program to reduce national oil consumption by 10%;
  • Legislation and organization to operate the Co-ordinated Emergency Response Measures (CERM) on a national basis;
  • Legislation and measures to ensure that all oil companies under its jurisdiction report information upon request;
  • Measures in place to ensure the capability of contributing its share of an IEA collective action. An IEA collective action would be initiated in response to a significant global oil supply disruption and would involve IEA Member Countries making additional volumes of crude and/or product available to the global market (either through increasing supply or reducing demand), with each country’s share based on national consumption as part of the IEA total oil consumption.

The IEA Executive Director must make a finding to ascertain whether a potential member country can meet these requirements, during which the IEA Secretariat advises and works with the candidate country to advance the accession process. The IEA Governing Board makes the final decision on a country’s membership.

(Source: IEA website).

Hence, statements 2 and 3 are correct.

Statement 4: IEA examines the full spectrum issues, including renewables, oil, gas and coal supply, and demand, energy efficiency, clean energy technologies, electricity systems and markets, access to energy, demand-side management, and much more. The organization has 30 states as members.

Except for Chile, Iceland, Israel, and Slovenia, all OECD member states are members of the IEA. India is an associated member of IEA.

Hence, statement 4 is incorrect.

Therefore, Statements 1,2 and 3 are correct and 4 is incorrect.

Hence, B is the correct answer.

5. Which of the following is an incorrect statement about the Bureau of Police Research and Development?

  1. It is a subordinate body under the National Crime Record Bureau.
  2. It synergies the work of police modernization.
  3. It prepares overall crime reports.
  4. It is under the Ministry of Home Affairs

Ans. A


Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) is an agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It was established in 1970. It is a consultancy and research organization located in New Delhi.  It prepares crime records, researches various aspects of police modernization, reviews the training of police, etc.

NCRB was merged with BPRD in August 2017 but the decision was put on hold in June 2018 by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB) was formed in 1986 as the central police organisation to gather crime data and works under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is also implementing the crime and criminal tracking networks and systems (CCTNS).

Hence, A is the correct answer.