My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 28 March 2020

GK Quiz 28 March 2020

2020-03-28 | 4 minutes

1. Which of the following is true about the PM CARES fund?

  1. It is a fund constituted in the wake of Covid-19.
  2. It is chaired by the Prime Minister.
  3. It has been made to draw donations above INR 100000.
  4. The contributions will be given exemption under section 80 C of Income Tax Act.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Ans. B


PM's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund has been constituted to provide relief in case of emergencies like COVID-19.  The Prime Minister will be the Chairman of this fund with Defence Minister, Finance minister and Home Minister as its members. The contributions can be made voluntarily even in small amounts and they are exempted under section 80 (G) of Income Tax Act.

Hence, B is the correct answer.


2. Which of the following is true about CoNTec?

  1. It is an online portal to provide an educational facility to children in remote areas.
  2. It is a doorstep delivery program of goods and services started at the national level.
  3. It is medium launched to provide real-time doctor services in the wake of Covid-19.
  4. None of the above.

Ans. C


CoNTec is a Covid-19 National Teleconsultation Center that has been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and implemented by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. It aims to connect the Doctors across the country to AIIMS in real-time for the treatment of the COVID-19 patients. The facility is available 24*7 and the boarding facility is also there for the doctors. It also integrated with National Medical College Network (NMCN) to facilitate a  video conference between the 50 Medical Colleges connected through the NMCN with its National Resource Centre located at SGPGI, Lucknow. CoNTec can be contacted using the mobile number (+91 9115444155) by the doctors handling such cases who can then ask for the expert doctors from the clinical domains for the medical advice.

Hence, C is the correct answer.


3. Which of the following is true about the Bone Ossification Test?

  1. It is a test carried out to determine the age of a person.
  2. The test is successful as human bones develop until the age of 25 years.
  3. The height and weight of a person can be used to determine the age of a person.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Ans. A


Bone Ossification test is used to determine the age of a person. As the bones in a human body develops until the age of 25 years so bones can be remodeled by using the ossification centers in the body. The cells which are used are called Ostenoblasts. The changes are studied by using X-ray and differences are observed.

A combination of data from teeth, height, and weight of a person can also be used to determine the age of a person.

Hence, the correct answer is A.


4. Arr-Rinam is a ritual that denotes to

  1. Animal Sacrifice
  2. Warding off evil by using herbs found in the forests
  3. A form of indigenous dance in Arunachal Pradesh
  4. A form of indigenous lockdown

Ans. D


Arr- Rinam is a form of indigenous lockdown carried out by the Galo tribe in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is done during the occurrence of an epidemic in which the borders of the villages are sealed and people gather and close themselves. It is follows Ali- Ternam.  The Adi community of East Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh carries out a similar practice called Motor.

Hence, D is the correct answer.


5. Which of the following is not true about Trusted News Initiative?

  1. It was an initiative by the BBC started in 2019.
  2. It aims to curb the circulation of fake news.
  3. There is no representation from India.
  4. None of the above

Ans. C


Trusted News Initiative was started by the BBC in 2019 to stop the flow of fake news. The partners in this initiative are Facebook, Google, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, The Hindu, etc. The group has announced a plan to counter disinformation related to COVID-19.

Hence, C is the correct answer.