My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 17 Jan 2020

GK Quiz 17 Jan 2020

2020-01-17 | 5 minutes

1. Taiwan is surrounded by-

  1. South China Sea
  2. Philippines Sea
  3. Both A and B
  4. None

Ans. C


Taiwan is surrounded by the East China Sea on the north, the South China Sea on the southwest, Luzon Strait in the south and the Philippines Sea on the east. On the west, Taiwan Strait is separating China and Taiwan.


Hence, C is the correct answer.


2. Which of the following statements is an incorrect statement?

  1. CDSCO is the functional National Regulatory Authority, as declared by WHO.
  2. The regulation of manufacture, sale, distribution of drugs is primarily the concern of the state government.
  3. CDSCO lays down the standards of drug quality and approves the new drugs.
  4. Clinical trials are approved by the regulations put down by the state government.

Ans. D


Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is the apex regulatory body having the following functions:

  • Approval of new drugs, clinical trials in the country
  • Laying down the standards for drugs, control over the quality of imported drugs, coordination of the activities of State Drug Control Organisations and providing expert advice with a view of bringing about uniformity in the enforcement of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
  • Drug Controller General of India is responsible for the approval of licenses of specified categories of drugs such as blood and blood products, I. V. Fluids, Vaccine and Sera.(Source website: CDSCO). The regulation of manufacture, sale, and distribution of drugs is primarily the concern of the State authorities.

CDSCO is the functional National Regulatory Authority as declared by WHO. NRAs are national regulatory agencies responsible for ensuring that products released for public distribution (normally pharmaceuticals and biological products, such as vaccines) are evaluated properly and meet international standards of quality and safety.

All countries need agency similar to NRA, but countries producing vaccines need to exercise six critical control functions, and they need to exercise them competently and independently, backed up with enforcement power. These six functions are:

  • A published set of requirements for licensing;
  • Surveillance of vaccine field performance;
  • System of lot release
  • Use of laboratory when needed
  • Regular inspections for good manufacturing practices
  • Evaluation of clinical performance. (Source website: WHO).

Hence, D is the correct answer.


3. Right to Business bill has been approved by the cabinet of which of the following states?

  1. Punjab
  2. Telangana
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Rajasthan

Ans. A


Punjab cabinet has approved the Right to Business bill. The bill aims to facilitate the start of an MSME unit in the state. The bill facilitates approval under various acts through one act only. Also, an MSME unit can be set up after in-principle approval from the District Bureau of Enterprises headed by the Deputy Commissioner.

Hence, the correct answer is A.


4. NIA or the National Investigation Agency is a

  1. Constitutional body
  2. Statutory body
  3. Executive body
  4. Attached body

Ans. B


NIA is a body under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is the central counter-terrorism agency of India formed under the NIA Act 2008. It takes on scheduled offenses defined under the act. The offenses are related to the following acts:

  • The Atomic Energy Act, 1962 (33 of 1962);
  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967
  • The Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982
  • The Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Civil Aviation Act, 1982
  • The SAARC Convention (Suppression of Terrorism) Act, 1993
  • The Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act, 2002 (69 of 2002)
  • The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005
  • Offenses under— (a) Chapter VI of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) [sections 121 to 130 (both inclusive, (b) Sections 489-A to 489-E (both inclusive) of the Indian Penal Code.

Hence, the correct answer is B.


5. Krishi- Manthan was held in which of the following cities?

  1. Pune
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Gandhinagar
  4. Mumbai

Ans. B


The 1st edition of the Krishi Manthan, Asia’s largest international food, agribusiness and rural development summit held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat by IIM Ahmedabad. It is a platform for different stakeholders to share ideas, expertise, and solutions related to agriculture.

Hence, the correct answer is B.


6. Which of the following is correct about HSN code?

  1. It is a 6 digit code used to identify and classify different products and services across the world in different groups.
  2. It was developed by the World Customs Organisation and is in effect from 1988.
  3. In India, 6 digit code is followed.
  4. The code forms the base for custom tariffs and international trade statistics, so every country involved in export and import has to classify its goods and services accordingly.

Ans. B


Harmonised System of Nomenclature(HSN) is a code used to classify the products around the world under various product categories to form the basis of custom tariffs, international trade statistics and to promote uniform classification. It has been developed by the World Customs Organisation as a 6 digit code and is effective since 1988. India follows an 8 digit HSN code. For services classification, Service Accounting Code is followed.

Hence, the correct answer is B.