My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 26 May 2020

GK Quiz 26 May 2020

2020-05-26 | 4 minutes

1. Which of the following is true about Army Commanders’ Conference?

  1. It is biannual conference.
  2. The conference will take place in New Delhi.
  3. It is chaired by Chief of Army Staff.
  4. All of the above

Ans. D


Army Commanders’ Conference is a biannual event in which the top officers of the Army participate along with the Defense Minister. It occurs in April and October every year. It is chaired by the Chief of Army Staff.

This year it will take place in two phases- Phase I-27-29 May and Phase II- last week of June 2020.

The conference will discuss various administrative and security challenges that the Indian army is facing. Various technologies in the field of Artificial intelligence, drone system, etc. are also being observed.

Hence, the correct answer is D.


2. CLOUD Act, a data security act is related to which country?

  1. U.S
  2. European Union
  3. India
  4. France

Ans.  A


The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act or CLOUD Act is a US federal law through which the federal law enforcement agencies can compel the US technology companies to share data with them irrespective of the fact that the data is stored in India or foreign land. Similarly, General Data Protection Rules are European Union based rules.

Hence, the correct answer is A.


2. Puntis Sanctus is a –

  1. A species of medicinal plant
  2. A species of fish
  3. A species of frog found in the Western Ghats
  4. None of the above

Ans. B


Puntis Sanctus is a silverfish found in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is mainly found in Vellankani in the pond. It is used as food and in the aquarium. They are locally known as Paral in Kerala and Kende in Tamil Nadu. It is small in size having a length of 7 cms.

Hence, the correct answer is B.


4. Which of the following is true about Purandara Dasa?

  1. He is known as the father of Carnatic music.
  2. He is known for composing Dasa Sahitya propagating Bhakti movement.
  3. He believed in the Dvaita philosophy.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Ans. A


Purandara Dasa was a Vaishnava poet and is believed to be the father of the Carnatic music. He was a proponent of Dvaita philosophy.

He was a wealthy merchant who gave away all his wealth to become a Haridasa.

He is known to compose Dasa Sahitya, supporting the bhakti movement. He was against casteism and untouchability and believed that there was no inequality between men and women.

Field research work to explore archaeological evidences will be done by Department of Archaeology in Karnataka to end the predictions about the birthplace of Purandara Dasa. 

Hence, the correct answer is A.


5. Which of the following is true about defamation in India?

  1. Section 500 of IPC defines criminal defamation.
  2. It is a civil wrong.
  3. Both A and B
  4. None

Ans. D


Defaming someone is a criminal offense in India. According to Section 499 of IPC section, whoever, by words either spoken or intended to be read, or by signs or by visible representations, makes or publishes any imputation concerning any person intending to harm, or knowing or having reason to believe that such imputation will harm, the reputation of such person, is said, except in the cases hereinafter expected, to defame that person. Section 500 of the IPC defines the punishment for criminal defamation as the jail term to the extent of 2 years or fine or both.

Hence, the correct answer is D.