June 22, 2020 – Daily Quiz

1. ‘GAFA tax’ that is levied by France and seen recently in the news, refer to

(a) An additional tax to deregulate foods containing transfats

(b) An intra-state tax under outside GST regime

(c) A tax on imported palmolein oil

(d) A digital tax to be levied on large technology and internet companies.


2. Which of the following countries share border with Afghanistan?

  1. Turkmenistan
  2. Tajikistan
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Uzbekistan

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 4 only

 (b) 2, 3 and 4 only

 (c) 1, 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


3. The first electronic surveillance satellite of India?

(a) Emisat

 (b) ANUSAT-1

 (c) RISAT-2BR1

 (d) Virtusat-2


4. Who is described as the “Prince of Pilgrims”?.

(a) Ramananda

 (b) Sankaracharya

 (c) Fahein

 (d) Hiuen Tsang


5. Consider the following statements about the Green Room Meetings:

  1. The Green Room Meetings are conducted within the framework of World Economic Forum.
  2. They are carried out for discussing the carbon emissions issues of developing countries.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answers & Explanations

1. (d) –  https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/apple-google-under-scrutiny-what-is-gafa-tax-frances-new-digital-tax-on-tech-giants/1417229/?fbclid=IwAR31OWZw3nt3JLPR76IhtTepwBNJ9h4GRbo5_2Xp69rRhVN8-W_NhQ-ZnCA

2. (a) 

3. (a) –  https://www.hindustantimes.com/science/isro-to-launch-emisat-satellite-today-from-sriharikota-space-centre/story-1XcHQtUm4jKO03ZhbXGc9L.html

4. (d) –  https://www.indianpanorama.in/blog/why-mamallapuram-was-chosen-to-host-the-india-china-summit/

5. (d) –  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/5-reasons-why-the-world-trade-organization-wto-director-general-position-matters-roberto-azevedo-step-down/

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