My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 12 June 2020

GK Quiz 12 June 2020

2020-06-12 | 4 minutes

1. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched in 2015.
  2. IIT Madras topped in overall ranking as well as in engineering in 2020.

Which of the above given statements is/are incorrect?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Ans. D


Recently the Minister of Human Resource and Development released “India Rankings 2020” for higher educational institutes. IIT Madras has topped in overall ranking as well as in engineering. Therefore, Statement 2 is correct.

While IISc, Bengaluru has topped the University List. Miranda College has retained its first position in colleges. IIM Ahmedabad topped in the Management category while AIIMS Delhi held the top slot in the Medical Category.

Dental Category has been introduced for the first time in this ranking.

National Instiutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was introduced in 2015 to evaluate instituions on five broad parameters- Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR). Therefore, Statement 1 is correct.

Hence, the correct answer is D.


2. Which of the following statements is not true?

  1. World Day Against Child Labour was established in 2002 by ILO.
  2. Target 8.7 of the SDGs calls for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2030.
  3. Child Labour is concentrated primarily in agriculture.
  4. Africa ranks highest among the regions in percentage of children in child labour.

Ans. B


World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated every year on 12 June to raise awareness for the prevention of child labour. The day was established in 2002 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The theme for the year 2020 is “COVID-19: Protect Children from child labour, now more than ever.”

1 in 10 of all children worldwide are in child labour. Target 8.7 of the SDGs calls for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025.

One-fifth of the child labour in the world  prevails in Africa which is highest among regions. Also, Africa ranks highest in absolute number of children in child labour.

Child labour is concentrated primarily in agriculture (71%), followed by services (17%) and industrial sector (12%).

Hence, the correct answer is B.


3. Which of the following paramteres are considered while ranking higher educational institutions under QS World University rankings?

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Faculty/Student Ratio
  3. International Faculty Ratio
  4. Employer reputation
  5. International Student Ratio

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Ans. D


Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) annually publishes QS World University Rankings measuring world’s top 1000 universities based on six parameters:

  • Academic Reputation
  • Employer Reputation
  • Faculty/Student Ratio
  • International Faculty Ratio
  • Citations per faculty
  • International Student Ratio

The QS World University Rankings 2021 has been released recently in which Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, has topped followed by Stanford and Harvard Universities. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has secured 172nd rank and IISc Bengaluru secured 185th rank.

Hence, the correct answer is D.


4. Which of the following institutes has topped the Nature Index 2020?

  1. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata
  2. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  3. Chinese Academy of Science, China
  4. Fudan University, China


Ans. C


Nature Index is a database of author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of 82 high-quality science journals which is compiled by Nature Research.

Nature Index table 2020 placed US at the top, while India is placed 12th in science research output.

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, has topped the 2020 index. Among the top 30 selected Indian institutions, three instiutions of DST have found their place, these are- Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore and S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata.

Hence, the correct answer is C.