My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 27 May 2020

GK Quiz 27 May 2020

2020-05-27 | 6 minutes

1. Which of the following is true about Open Source Software?

  1. The open-source code software is available to everyone and can be subjected to alterations.
  2. Due to open source code software, the individuals can check if the data is going to the right destination or server.
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above

Ans. C


The Open Source code software is the software whose source code is freely available and thus the software can be downloaded, distributed, used by anyone and the code can be altered to make more improvements. In this, the individual can track the passage of information and can see if the data of the app is going to the dedicated servers.

This is unlike the proprietary software which can only be used after buying it from the owner and the intellectual property rights remain with the owners.

The COVID-19 Contract Tracing App of India, Aarogya Setu, is now an open source.

Hence, the correct answer is C.


2. Which of the following is true about the Bombay Plan?

  1. The Bombay plan focused on promoting industrialization through privatization without government intervention.
  2. It came up in the post-independence era.
  3. Both statements are true.
  4. None of the statements is true.

Ans. D


Bombay plan were the proposals for the development of post-independence Indian economy, published in 1944-1945 by 8 Indian industrialists (J. R. D. Tata, Ghanshyam Das Birla, Ardeshir Dalal, Lala Shri Ram, Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Ardeshir Darabshaw Shroff, Sir Purshottamdas Thakurdas and John Mathai). It aimed at promoting Indian industries with government support. The plan held that Indian industries cannot compete in the environment of open competition.

Hence, the correct answer is D.


3. Which of the following is true about FAITH trials?

  1. It refers to the testing of the combination of antiviral drugs-Favipiravir and Umifenovir against COVID-19.
  2. Favipiravir impedes the attachment of the virus to the cells.
  3. Umifenovir inhibits viral replication in the cell.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Ans. D


Glenmark has started the trial of the combination of two antiviral drugs- Favipiravir and Umifenovir, also called FAITH trial.

Since the two drugs have different properties, so their combination is thought to work against COVID-19 effectively. While Favipiravir inhibits the viral replication in the cells, the Umifenovir impedes the attachment of the virus to the cells.

Hence, the correct answer is D.


4. Which of the following is true about Landslides?

  1. The Himalayan and the Northeast region of India are the only two most prone regions.
  2. There is no separate landslide prediction system, and prediction is made based on observation of tremors intensity in a seismograph.
  3. Both statements are true.
  4. None of the statements is true.

Ans.  A


Landslide is the movement of mass rock, debris, or Earth down from the slope under the influence of gravity. Thus, it is a type of mass wasting.

According to the Global Fatal Landslide Database, Asia suffers a maximum loss from the landslide, and India is one of the worst sufferers. According to Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping, parts of Himalayas and the North- East India face ‘Very High Hazard’ due to landslides.

Amrita University in Kerala has developed a network of wireless sensors to detect the Landslide based on the measurement of change in soil pressure, moisture, etc. 

Hence, the correct answer is A.


5. Which of the following is true about the Chardham Highway Project?

  1. It aims to connect Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri, and Rameswaram.
  2. The project aims to integrate road and rail networks.
  3. The project was inaugurated in 2018.
  4. None

Ans. B


Chardham Highway Project aims to connect Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri through a two-lane highway. The project includes 889 Km highway to connect the whole Uttrakhand. BRO is constructing 250 km of this highway.

The connection will be laid in a way to integrate road and rail networks. The project was inaugurated in 2016 by PM Narendra Modi in Dehradun. The highway will be called Chardham Mahamarg (Char Dham Highway) and the highway construction project will be called Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana.

Recently, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has inaugurated a 440m long tunnel in Chamba on Rishikesh-Dharasu road Highway (NH-94).

Hence, the correct answer is B.


6. Which of the following has not received GI Tag?

  1. Muzaffarpur Shahi Litchi
  2. Zardalu Mango of Bhagalpur
  3. Kashmir Saffron
  4. Rajasthani Daal Bati Churma

Ans. D


Shahi Litchi of Muzaffarpur is one of the unique variety of Litchi that has high pulp and juicier than any other variety grown in India. It got GI tag in 2018.

Zardalu Mango of Bhagalpur are unique for their yellow skin and special aroma. It also got GI tag in 2018.

Kashmir Saffron got the GI tag in 2020. It is grown in Karewa (highlands) of Jammu and Kashmir. It is known for its medicinal and cosmetics purposes. Kashmir Saffron is unique as it is longer, naturally deep-red coloured, has high aroma, bitter flavor, etc.

Recently, the government of Bihar has partnered with the Department of Posts to deliver Shahi Litchi and Zardalu Mango at the doorsteps of people.

Hence, the correct answer is D.


7. ‘Tianwen-1’ is China’s mission related to-

  1. Commercial crew program
  2. Lunar Orbiter Mission
  3. Landing on Mars’s surface
  4. Orbiting around planet Saturn

Ans. C


Tianwen-1 is the China’s mission to land on Mars’s surface which will be launched in July 2020. Tianwen-1 is all in one orbiter, lander and rover.

The mission’s objective is to search for water, ice, investigate soil characteristics, and study the atmosphere on Martian surface.

The mission will be launched via Long March 5 rocket from Wenchang launch centre and will carry 13 payloads.

China will be the third country to land on Mars’s surface after USSR and US.

China’s previous mission to Mars ‘Yinghuo-1’ had failed as it could not leave the Earth’s orbit.

Hence, the correct answer is C.