April 28, 2020 – Daily Quiz

1.  Great Indian Bustard

2. Asian Elephant

3. Bengal Florican

Which of the above have been classified recently as “endangered migratory species” under the UN’s Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species , paving the way for trans-boundary conservation efforts?.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2  only  

(d) 1, 2 and 3

2. Which is the national heritage animal of India?.

(a) Indian Elephant

(b) Gnagetic Dolphin

(c) Royal Bengal Tiger   

(d) Kashmir Stag

3. Consider the following.

  1. The Convention seeks to identify and protect the world’s natural heritage only. 
  2. The Convention is governed by the World Heritage Committee.
  3. World Heritage Committee is supported by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  4. IUCN is the Advisory Body on natural heritage.

Which of the above is/are true w.r.t “World Heritage Convention” ?.

(a) 1, 2, 3 & 4

(b) 1, 2, 3 only

(c) 2, 3, 4 only

(d) 2 & 3 only

4.  Which of the following is/are true w.r.t. “Thangka Painting” ?

(a)   It is a Jainist art form.

(b) Vegetable and mineral colors are used.

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) Neither (a) Nor (b)

5.  Airavatesvara temple was built by

(a) Cholas

(b) Solankis

(c) Vijayanagara Kings

(d) Satavahanas

Answers

1-(d)

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/great-indian-bustard-asian-elephant-bengal-florican-classified-as-endangered-migratory-species-will-get-global-protection-120022001355_1.html

2-(a)

https://pib.gov.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=199468

3-(c)

https://www.iucn.org/theme/world-heritage/about/world-heritage-convention

4-(b)

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/dakshinachitra-to-conduct-thangka-painting-workshop/articleshow/73523912.cms

5-(a)

https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/travel-tourism/airavatesvara-temple-darasuram-grandeur-of-chola-dynasty-and-vision-of-great-rajaraja-ii-chiselled-in-stone/1813455/

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