Daily Quiz – 12th April 2019

1. Which of the following statements are true:

1. Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) System is a unique payment system implemented by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

2. It uses Aadhaar number as a central key for electronically channelizing the Government subsidies and benefits in the Aadhaar Enabled Bank Accounts (AEBA) of the intended beneficiaries.

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

2. State of World Population 2019 report was published by?

(a)  IMF

(b) UNPF

(c) World Bank

(d) Amnesty International

 

3. Which of the following states launched Utkarsh Bangla and Sabuj Sathi schemes?

(a) Odisha

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Kerala

(d) West Bengal

 

4. Which of the following statements are true:

1. Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software components such as servers, storage, a network and virtualization software that are needed to support the computing requirements of a cloud computing model.

2. Cloud infrastructure is not prone to cyber-attacks.

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. Who is the author of Priyadarshik, Nagananda and Ratnavali ?

(a) Harsha

(b) Chandragupta

(c) Banabhatta

(d) Kalidasa

ANSWERS

1. Ans: a

Justification:

  • It is a payment system based on Aadhaar numbers issued by UIDAI & IIN (Institution Identification Number) issued by NPCI. APB System is used by the Government Departments and Agencies for the transfer of benefits and subsidies under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme launched by Government of India.

 2. Ans: b

Justification:

  • State of World Population 2019 report was published by United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFP).
  • According to the report,India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China.

 3. Ans: d

Justification:

  • Begal government’s Utkarsh Bangla and Sabuj Sathi have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards under the United Nations.

 4. Ans: c

Justification:

  • Cybercriminals attempted attacks on a Mumbai Cloud server honeypot more than 678,000 times in a month, which was second to Ohio in the US that recorded more than 950,000 login attempts, among a total of 10 honeypots placed globally.
  • Cloud computing is the on demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet.

 5. Ans: a

Justification:

  • Harsha wrote three plays in Sanskrit namely Ratnavali, Priyadarsika and Nagananda. We can obtain a well-documented account of his reign in the work of his court author Banabhatta.
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