My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 15 Jan 2020

GK Quiz 15 Jan 2020

2020-01-15 | 5 minutes

1. Which of the following is true about ‘Sahyog Kaijin’?

  1. It is a joint exercise between India and Japan.
  2. It is an exercise in which coastal guard force participates.
  3. It was started in 2000.
  4. All of the above



Sahyog Kaijinis a joint exercise between the Indian coast guard and Japan Coat guard. The exercise was started in 2000. The 19th exercise is to be conducted in Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Hence, D is the correct answer.


2. Which of the following statement is true about the Hallmarking scheme?

  1. In India, gold, silver and platinum come under the Hallmarking scheme.
  2. Hallmarking is compulsory for gold articles but voluntary for silver metals.
  3. BIS follows only three standards of gold purity i.e. 22 carats, 18 carats, and 14 carats.
  4. In the case of gold articles, the hallmarked license is not compulsory for jewelers.

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. 1,2 and 4

Ans. C


Statement1: Under the Hallmarking scheme operated by BIS precious metals are hallmarked and under precious metals, gold and silver are included. Hence, statement 1 is incorrect.

Statement 2: From 15th January 2020 the hallmarking of gold articles has been made compulsory by BIS. While for silver, it is voluntary. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

Statement 3: There are three standards of gold purity set up by the BIS, which are 22 carats, 18 carats, and 14 carats. Hence, statement 3 is correct.

Statement 4: Since gold hallmarking has been made compulsory so jewelers who are not having a license for gold hallmarking will face action. Earlier it was a voluntary scheme. So only those jewelers who are licensed under hallmark scheme but not adhering to the standards of hallmarking were taken up by the BIS. Hence, statement 4 is incorrect.

Therefore, onlystatements 2 and 3 are correct.

Hence, C is the correct answer.


3. Which among the following release ASER report?

  1. Ministry of Human Resource Development
  2. University Grant Commission
  3. All India Council for Technical Education
  4. NGO Pratham

Ans. D


Annual Status of Education Report is an annual report published by the NGO Pratham annually since 2005. It is a household-based survey rather than a school-based survey that focus on Indian children's learning outcomes along with enrolment level. It is conducted for all the Indian districts.

Hence, D is the correct answer.


4. Which of the following is incorrect about CRZ regulations 2018?

  1. According to the regulations, the areas under CRZ 1 and CRZ 4 are regulated by the central government.
  2. For 'Blue Flag' certified beaches and islands, the regulations have been relaxed as there can be no construction activity at a 20-meter distance from High-Tide Line.
  3. Defense and strategic projects are excluded from the rules.
  4. Under the regulations, CRZ-3 A areas have 'No Development Zone' of 50 meters from the 'High Tide Line' while it is 200 meters for CRZ-3B areas.

Ans. B


According to the CRZ regulations 2018 following points can be noted-

  • The Floor Area Ratio has been de-freezed for CRZ 2(urban) areas.
  • CRZ-3A areas cover densely populated rural areas having a population density of Km or more than that. For such areas notified as CRZ, there is No Development Zone (NDZ) of 50 meters from the high tide line.
  • CRZ-3B areas cover rural areas having a population density of less than 2161sq.Km. For such areas, NDZ is 200 meters from the high tide line.
  • Temporary tourism facilities have been allowed on beaches and the NDZ in CRZ 3 areas, provided an NDZ of 10 meters is maintained from the high tide line.
  • The project clearance in CRZ 1 and 4 is to be given by the environment ministry, while in other areas, it is the task of the state governments.
  • For all islands close to the mainland and all the backwater islands in the mainland, there is an NDZ of 20 meters.
  • Defense and strategic projects have been given exemptions from the rules.
  • Recently a relaxation has been given for the blue flag certified beaches to allow temporary construction activities in such areas to promote tourism provided a 10-meter area is left as ‘No Development Zone’. This also includes islands.

Hence, B is the correct answer.


5. Which of the following statements is not true about the Blue Flag certification scheme?

  1. The scheme was started in France in 1985.
  2. The certificate is given by Denmark based Foundation for Environment Education.
  3. The certificate is given to beaches only.
  4. It focuses on sustainable tourism.

Ans. C


Blue Flag Certification scheme was started in 1985 in France. However, outside Europe, it was started in 2001. The certificate is given to beaches, marinas, and boats by Denmark based organization called Foundation for Environment Education. It focuses on promoting sustainable eco-tourism. There are 33 stringent criteria across 4broad categories which are environmental education and information, bathing water quality, environmental management and conservation, and safety and service.

Hence, C is the correct answer.