Daily Current Affairs Quiz 16th May 2018

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 16th May 2018

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16th May Quiz

Q1) Consider the following statements about ‘Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)’.

1. It is an international open data infrastructure funded by World Bank and Global environment facility (GEF).

2. It derives information from many sources, including museum specimens to geo-tagged photos shared by amateur naturalists.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q2) Which of the following statements is/are correct about “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)”?

1. It has been designated as the vehicle for implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.

2. Primary goal of SSA is universal enrolment.

3. It provides for construction of residential schools and transportation facility for children living in sparsely populated areas and for children in areas where schools cannot be opened.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 2 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q3) What is the objective of the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR)?

A. To study the impact of climate change on Himalayan glaciers

B. To make an assessment and monitor the natural resources

C. To provide accurate and timely forecast of cyclonic storms, thunderstorms and hailstorms

D. To make global measurements of the causes and consequences of land surface changes

 

Q4) Recently a team from the Indian Institutes of Technology, Bombay and Indore, have jointly developed a biosensor to detect kidney disorders. What is/are the advantage(s) of this biosensor over conventional methods?

1. The biosensor can accurately measure both the pH and urea concentration with a single drop of urine in less than eight minutes.

2. The biosensor gives results that are unaffected by contaminating components in urine such as calcium, chloride, ascorbic acid, sodium and potassium.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q5) With reference to traditional Indian sports/martial arts consider the following statements.

1. Mukna is a form of folk wrestling from the north-east Indian state of Manipur.

2. Thangta is a sword and spear based martial art form practiced mainly bypeople of the Bodo community in Assam.
3. Khomlainai is a form of Wrestling originated in Kerala.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. 1 and 3 only

 

Q6) Why does the eastern coast of India have more cyclones compared to the western coast of India?

1. Waters of the Arabian Sea are relatively colder compared to Bay of Bengal, which are not conducive to the formation and intensification of cyclones.

2. Eastern coast receives cyclones form the Bay of Bengal as well as from the Pacific Ocean.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q7) Consider the following statements about ‘North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme’ (NESIDS).
1. The scheme provides 100% funding from the Central Government to fill up the gaps in creation of infrastructure in specified sectors.

2. It aims to strengthen health care and education facilities and encourage tourism in the North East region.

3. The scheme provides financial assistance to ongoing projects only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3




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