Daily Quiz – 11th April 2019

1. Bepi columbo is a mission to explore?

(a) Mercury
(b) Venus
(c) Neptune
(d) Pluto

2. Which of the following statements are true?

1. In India national census is being conducted by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

2. National Census is conducted once in every ten year so the decennial Census of India has been conducted 15 times, as of 2011.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Which of the following statements are true?

1. Dugong, a vulnerable marine mammal is the flagship mammal of rann of kachchh biosphere reserve.

2. Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) can be found at Andaman and Nicobar biosphere reserve.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. IBUKI 2 is related to?

(a) Green House Gases

(b) Mineral Exploration

(c) Afforestation drive

(d) Moon Exploration

5. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

(1) Appemidi Mango – Karnataka

(2) Alphonso- Mahrashtra

(3) Tangalia Shawl- Gujarat

(a) 1 only

(b) 1,2 and 3

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 1 and 3

ANSWERS

1. Ans: a

Justification:

  • BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to the planet Mercury.

 2. Ans: c

Justification:

  • In India national census is being conducted by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • National Census is conducted once in every ten year so the decennial Census of India has been conducted 15 times, as of 2011.
  • All the censuses since 1951 were conducted under the 1948 Census of India Act

 3. Ans: b

Justification:

  • The Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park is a protected area of India in the east coast of Tamil Nadu, India. Dugong, a vulnerable marine mammal is the flagship mammal of the park.
  • The Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve encompasses a large part (some 85%) of the island of Great Nicobar, the largest of the Nicobar Islands in the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The reserve is home to The Nicobar long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis umbrosa), saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), giant leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Malayan box turtle, Nicobar tree shrew etc.

 4. Ans: a

Justification:

  • Hoping to advance research on the global warming phenomenon, JAXA has joined forces with the Ministry of the Environment and the National Institute for Environmental Studies(Japan) to develop “IBUKI” (GOSAT) – the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite – and commence GOSAT-based observations of carbon dioxide and methane in 2009.

 5. Ans: b

Justification:

  • All are geo tagged products and their states
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