June 23, 2020 – Daily Quiz

1. Radhanagari dam is built on

(a) Panchganga River

(b) Banganga River

(c) Godavari River

(d) Sindphana River

 

2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Horseshoe crabs are living fossils that belong to Phylum Mollusca .
  2. It’s blood is rich in copper.

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

 

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the earth moves between the sun and moon but the three celestial bodies do not form a perfectly straight line.
  2. In a total solar eclipse, the narrowest part of the path is called the “zone of totality”.

Which of the Statements given above is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

4. Consider the following statements.

  1. India has signed but not ratified UN Arms Trade Treaty.
  2. China is the second-largest arms producer in the world after the USA.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

 

5. The term ‘Creamy Layer’ first finds expression in Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in

(a) M Nagaraj case

(b) Indira Sawhney Case

(c) K S Puttaswamy Case

(d) Jernail Singh Case

 

Answers & Explanations

1. (a) –  https://www.dailypioneer.com/2019/india/flood-lines-of-panchganga-river—-redefined—-to-provide-benefits-to-construction-sector.html

2. (b) https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2020/feb/20/human-activities-take-a-toll-on-horseshoe-crab-habitat-in-odisha-2105892.html

https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/science/oldest-scorpion-fossil-found-sheds-light-on-how-creatures-adapted-to-land/1828043/

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/science-technology/drugs-standards-group-nixes-plan-to-kick-pharmas-crab-blood-habit-92423

Xiphosurans or horseshoe crabs are probably the most ancient living arthropods known nowadays. These prehistoric-like, marine and currently scarce organisms related to arachnids have survived since ancient times without suffering almost any obvious change until now.

3. (d) –  https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/total-solar-eclipse.html

4. (a) –  https://www.deccanherald.com/international/china-to-join-un-arms-trade-treaty-enhance-world-peace-852461.html

5. (b) –  https://theprint.in/theprint-essential/what-creamy-layer-is-why-supreme-court-kept-affluent-sc-st-members-out-of-quota-benefits/329790/

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