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Q.1 Pongal festival is celebrated for four days in Tamil Nadu. What is the fourth day of Pongal called?
1. Thai Pongal
2. Kaanum Pongal
3. Bhogi Pongal
4. Mattu Pongal
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Kaanum Pongal
Pongal festival is celebrated for four days in Tamil Nadu. The fourth day of Pongal is called Kaanum Pongal.
It is celebrated by south Indian on the Hindu Harvest festival.
This is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, the Surya, and it corresponds to Makar Sankranti, the festival of harvests celebrated in India under many regional names.
The first day of Pongal is called Thail Pongal.
The second day of Pongal is called Bhogi Pongal.
The third day of Pongal is called Mattu Pongal.
Q.2 Name the law in Physics which states that equal volume of all gases under the same conditions of temperature and pressure contain equal number of molecules.
1. Avogadro’s Law
2. Boyles’s Law
3. Charles’s Law
4. Ohm’s Law
The Correct Answer is Option 1. Avogadro’s Law
Avogadro’s Law states that equal volume of all gases under the same conditions of temperature and pressure contain an equal number of molecules.
It is an experimental gas law, which relates the volume of a gas to the amount of gas present.
For example equivalent quantities of molecular hydrogen and nitrogen, when they are at the same temperature and pressure, contain the same number of molecules and exhibit ideal gas behavior.
Ohm’s law: Relation between the voltage and current at a constant temperature.
Charle’s law: a law stating that the volume of an ideal gas at constant pressure is directly proportional to the absolute temperature.
Boyle’s Law: the relation between volume and pressure of a gas at a constant temperature.
Q.3 Which of the following rivers flows through Tiruttani a famous pilgrimage place of South India?
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e Nandi
Nandi river flows through Tiruttani a famous pilgrimage place of South India.
Tiruttani is a town located in Tamil Nadu.
This city is famous for the Temple of Tiruthani Murugan, one of the Arupadaiveedu, dedicated to Kartikeya.
When Andhra state was established on 1 November 1953, Tirutani was part of Andhra Pradesh state’s Chittoor district until 1960.
Tirutani and Ramakrishnarajupet assembly areas of Andhra Pradesh are transferred to Madras state on 1 April 1960, with the Andhra Pradesh and Madras Alteration of Boundaries Act of 1959, in return for smaller territory.
Q.4 In which year was the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II ?
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e 1734
In 1734, the Nahargarh Fort was built in Jaipur by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
He was the ruler of the Amber kingdom.
He founded the Jaipur city and made it capital.
In 1699, the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, who had summoned him to Delhi impressed by his intellect, gave him the title of Sawaii.
The Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah awarded him the title of Saramad-i-Rajaha-i-Hind on 21 April 1721.
Q.5 As per the government rules, how much percentage of advance tax needs to be paid by 15th June by an individual who is liable to pay advance tax?
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e 15%
As per the government rules, 15% of advance tax needs to be paid by 15th June by an individual who is liable to pay advance tax.
Advance tax means earnings tax will be charged in advance, rather than lump-sum payment at year-end.
The way you collect tax is also known as earn tax.
Such payments are to be made in installments as given by the income tax department according to the due dates.
When your gross tax liability in a financial year is Rs 10,000 or more you will pay the advance tax.
Q.6 Which dynasty built the pancha rathas of Mahabalipuram?
The Correct Answer is Option 2. i.e. Pallava
Pallava dynasty built the Pancha rathas of Mahabalipuram.
This was an Indian dynasty, which ruled a portion of southern India from 275 CE to 897 CE. Since the extinction of the Satavahana dynasty which the Pallavas served as feudatories, they gained prominence.
During the reign of Mahendravarman I (571–630 CE), and Narasimhavarman I (630–668 CE) it became a major power.
Pallavas built the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
They developed the script for Pallava from which Grantha eventually descended.
Q.7 In which of the following locations was the Quit India Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942?
1. August Kranti Maidan
2. Shivaji Park
3. Pragati Maidan
4. Jallianwala Bagh
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e August Kranti Maidan
In August Kranti Maidan, the Quit India Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942.
It is also known as Gowalia Tank Maidan and located in Central Mumbai.
On 8 August 1942, Mahatma Gandhi delivered the Quit India speech decreeing that the British must quit India immediately or else there would be mass agitations.
He called for resolute yet passive resistance which meant the certainty that Gandhi foresaw the revolution, best represented by his call to do or die.
Gandhi made the speech to help India become independent.
Q.8 What was the theme of the 107th Indian Science Congress held in Bengaluru?
1. Science and Technology: Rural Development
2. Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology
3. Future India : Science and Technology
4. Science and Technology for National Development
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e Science and Technology: Rural Development
Science and Technology: Rural Development was the theme of the 107th Indian Science Congress held in Bengaluru.
India’s biggest annual meeting of science luminaries from all over the world, the 107th Indian Science Congress held at the University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore, Karnataka, from 3 to 7 January 2020.
It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
To scientists, researchers and educators involved in different aspects of scientific developments and technology, Congress is a significant focal point.
The five-day long gathering seeks to bring together the community of science around the world to address scientific creativity and research.
Q.9 The researchers of which academic institution employed the nanoscale phenomenon called ‘Electrokinetic streaming potential’ to harvest energy from flowing water on a small scale like water flowing through household water taps?
1. IIT Guwahati
2. IIT Delhi
3. IIT Bombay
4. IIT Madras
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e IIT Guwahati
The researchers of IIT Guwahati employed the nanoscale phenomenon called ‘Electrokinetic streaming potential’ to harvest energy from flowing water on a small scale like water flowing through household water taps.
The different types of semiconducting materials “Contrasting Interfacial Activities” were used to generate power from stagnant water.
The discovery of these electrokinetic phenomena and their potential use for the transfer of energy has been known for more than half a century, they have not been harnessed because of the low efficiency resulting from the inadequacy of fluid stream channels.
The humble performance of potentially energy generation devices based on electrokinetic streaming is due to the trade-off between high flow rate and nanofluidic containment.
Throughout household settings, new ways of generating energy can be used to help the idea of decentralization of energy sources.
Q.10 In January 2020, B. Sai Deepak set a Guinness World Record for most side lunges in 60 seconds. How many lunges did he do?
The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e 59
In January 2020, B. Sai Deepak set a Guinness World Record for 59 side lunges in 60 seconds.
The previous record was created by Irfan Mehsood from Pakistan.
A lunge can refer to any position of the human body where one leg is placed forward on the ground with knee bent and foot flat while the other leg is placed behind it.
It is used by athletes in cross-training for sports, as a fitness exercise by weight-trainers and as part of an asana regime by yoga practitioners.
These are good exercises to strengthen, shape and develop several muscle/muscle groups like the quadriceps, gluteus maximus, and hamstrings.
Q.11 Which National Park among the following is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region?
1. Jim Corbett National Park
2. Namdapha National Park
3. Keibul Lamjao National Park
4. Bandipur National Park
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Namdapha National Park
Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region.
It is a wide protected area of 1,985 km2 in Arunachal Pradesh of Northeast India.
The national park harbours the northernmost lowland evergreen rainforests in the world at 27°N latitude.
Even harbours vast dipterocarp forests, covering the northwestern parts of the eco-region rainforests Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin.
It is the fourth largest national park in India.
Jim Corbett National Park
Keibul Lamjao National Park
Bandipur National Park
Q.12 Chiropody is a branch of science related to which part of the body?
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e Feet
Chiropody is a branch of science related to Feet.
This is a field of medicine dedicated to researching, diagnosing, and treating foot, leg, and lower extremity conditions medicinally and surgically.
Podopediatrics is a specialty of podiatric medicine which focuses on the treatment of lower limb medical problems in children.
Nephrology is the study of kidney in the Human body.
Pulmonology is the study of the lungs.
Hepatology is the study of the liver.
Q.13 G. Babita Rayudu took charge as an Executive Director for which of the following organisations in January 2020?
1. The Securities and Exchange Board of India
2. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
3. Small Industries Development Bank of India
4. Bombay Stock Exchange
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e The Securities and Exchange Board of India
G. Babita Rayudu took charge as an Executive Director for The Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) in January 2020.
It is the regulator of the Indian government-owned securities and commodity market.
It was formed in 1988 and granted statutory powers through the 1992 SEBI Act, on 30 January 1992.
Ajay Tyagi is the chaiman of SEBI.
The headquarters of SEBI in Mumbai.
Q.14 Which is the first Indian company to hit the ₹10 lakh crore mark in market capitalisation?
1. HDFC Bank
2. ICICI Bank
3. Tata Consultancy Services
4. Reliance Industries
The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e Reliance Industries
Reliance Industries is the first Indian company to hit the ₹10 lakh crore mark in market capitalization.
The second most valued firm on the stock exchanges, Tata Consultancy Services has a market cap of Rs 7.81 lakh crore.
Exxon Mobil is the world’s most valuable 290 billion dollar energy firm.
Only in August last year, RIL became the first corporation to cross the Rs 8 lakh crore mark.
This was also the first company to cross the market cap mark of $100 billion in 2007.
Q.15 The 23rd National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 was celebrated in Lucknow to commemorate the birth anniversary of ______.
1. Jawaharlal Nehru
2. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
3. Swami Vivekananda
4. Mahatma Gandhi
The correct answer is option 3 i.e Swami Vivekananda
The 23rd National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 was celebrated in Lucknow to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
It was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and state government from 12th to 16th January 2020.
The Government has been organizing National Youth Festival (NYF) since 1995.
Cultural/musical events by local and renowned artists accompanied the inauguration.
The festival’s closing ceremony on 16th January was graced by Uttar Pradesh Governor and Shri Kiren Rijiju.
Q.16 The Indian Railways has integrated its helpline numbers into a single number. What is the number?
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e 139
The Indian Railways has integrated its helpline number into a single number 139.
It converted into a single number on 1st January 2020.
SMS facility also added into it and is available in 12 languages.
Indian railway is the fourth largest railway network in the world.
Piyush Goyal is the current minister of Railways.
Q.17 The police of which state was honoured with the President’s Colours award in December 2019?
3. Tamil Nadu
The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e Gujarat
The Gujarat Police was honoured with the President’s Colours award in December 2019.
Gujarat became India’s seventh state police force to be given the President’s Colors Honour.
The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, addressed this.
He made homage to Gujarat Police martyrs.
The request for President’s Colors was introduced by the office of Director-General (DG) and Police Inspector General (IGP), the Gujarat Police Chief.
Q.18 In which year was the Currency Building in the BBD Bagh or Dalhousie area of Kolkata constructed?
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e 1833
In 1833, the Currency Building was constructed in the BBD Bagh or Dalhousie area of Kolkata.
It is also one of the country’s oldest buildings that had functioned as a bank.
It operated as Reserve Bank of India (RBI), as the name implies, after which it deteriorated till 2002.
It has been designated a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The buildings are now being turned into lively cultural spaces even in the heart of the city for theater or music festivals.
Q.19 In terms of area, which state has the largest forest cover in India?
3. Madhya Pradesh
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e Madhya Pradesh
In terms of area, Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in India.
It is the second-largest state by area after Rajasthan in India, and the fifth-largest state by population.
The capital of Madhya Pradesh is Bhopal.
The largest city of Madhya Pradesh is Indore.
As per the economy, it is the 10th largest state economy in India.
Q.20 VISHWAS, which is a major e-governance initiative launched by the government in January 2020, is the acronym for which of the following?
1. Video Interface and State Wide Advanced Security
2. Video Integration and System Wide Advanced Security
3. Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security
4. Video Integration and State Wide Advanced System
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security
VISHWAS(Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security), which is a major e-governance initiative launched by the government in January 2020.
It was inaugurated by Union Home minister Amit Shah on 10th January 2020.
This project was launched for the Gujarat police and Indian Postal department in Gandhinagar.
It improves law and order management, traffic management and control crime.
With this project, the Union minister also launched these project: Netrang and AASHVAST.
Q.21 What is the colour of the light emitted by the Sun?
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e White
The white colour of the light emitted by the Sun.
The actual Sun colour is white.
The reason the Sun appears bright to us is that the Earth’s atmosphere disperses higher wavelength colours less quickly, such as red, orange and violet. These wavelengths are, indeed, what we see, due to this the Sun appears yellow.
The white colour is the composite of all visible light frequencies.
The highest wavelength of light is Red and the lowest wavelength of light is violet.
Q.22 The famous 11-day long ‘Dhanu Jatra’, considered as the largest open-air theatre of the world is celebrated in which state?
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e Odisha
The famous 11-day long ‘Dhanu Jatra’, considered as the largest open-air theatre of the world is celebrated in Odisha.
Spread over an 8 km radius area around the municipality of Bargarh, it is the largest open-air theater in the world, one that is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
It is based on Krishna’s mythological tale (locally known as Krushna), and his demon-uncle Kansa.
It is about the episode of the visit to Mathura by Krishna and Balaram to witness the ceremony of Dhanu, arranged by their (maternal) uncle Kansa.
In November 2014, the Government of India’s Department of Culture awarded Dhanu Yatra the status of the National Festival.
Q.23 Which district has been awarded the Plastic Waste Management Award -2020 for being the best district of India in the plastic waste management category during Swachhta Hi Seva 2019?
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh has been awarded the Plastic Waste Management Award -2020 for being the best district of India in the plastic waste management category during Swachhta Hi Seva 2019.
Swachhta Hi Seva on Swachhta is a huge nationwide program of awareness and mobilization.
The 2019 Swachhta hi Seva was held from 11 September till 2 October 2019.
PM Modi had set the goal of making India ODF under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) by October 2, the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth.
On October 2 the initiative also included a nationwide shramdaan for collecting and segregating plastic waste.
Q.24 Jasprit Bumrah has been selected to receive which of the following awards for his performance in international cricket in the 2018-19 season?
1. C.K. Nayudu
2. Polly Umrigar
3. M.A. Chidambaram
4. Madhavrao Scindia
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e. Polly Umrigar
Jasprit Bumrah has been selected to receive the Polly Umrigar award for his performance in international cricket in the 2018-19 season.
One of the BCCI Awards is the Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricket of the Year, given to Indian cricketers for outstanding performance in international cricket.
The first recipient of this award was Sachin Tendulkar.
Jasprit Bumrah is the first Asian bowler to take 5 wickets during the same calendar year at a test series in South Africa, England, and Australia.
For a debut year with 48 wickets for 8 matches, he is also the third-highest wicket-taker in test matches.
Q.25 Ishwar Sharma has been honoured with the Global Child Prodigy Award 2020. What is this award associated with?
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Yoga
Ishwar Sharma has been honoured with the Global Child Prodigy Award 2020. This award is associated with Yoga.
He received his Certificate of Achievement at a special event in New Delhi in January 2020 attended by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Lieutenant Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi of Puducherry.
He was chosen from the UK for the awards that recognize children prodigies from 45 countries and 30 different categories, including riding, choreography, palaeontology, exercise, and martial arts.
The award will now give him a chance to be a yoga ambassador and to spread the message.
This award recognizes the kids below 15.