Daily Quiz: 15th April 2019

1. Which of the following statements are true:

1. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of India.

2. CDSCO along with state regulators, is jointly responsible for grant of licenses of certain specialized categories of critical Drugs such as blood and blood products, I. V. Fluids, Vaccine and Sera.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

2. Milind Panho is written by?

(a)  Nagasena

(b) Hala

(c) Vishakadatta

(d) Bhanbhatta

 

3. Panna National Park is located at?

(a) Odisha

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) West Bengal

4. Which of the following statements are true:

1. Philae’s mission was to land successfully on the surface of a comet, attach itself, and transmit data about the comet’s composition.

2. Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth observation programme.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. Kesavananda Bharati case is associated with?

(a) Basic Structure doctrine

(b) Implementation of NOTA

(c) Rights to Minority Issue

(d) Article 21

ANSWERS 

1. Ans:c

Justification:

  • Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, CDSCO is responsible for approval of New Drugs, Conduct of Clinical Trials, laying down the standards for Drugs, control over the quality of imported Drugs in the country and coordination of the activities of State Drug Control Organizations by providing expert advice with a view of bring about the uniformity in the enforcement of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
  • CDSCO along with state regulators, is jointly responsible for grant of licenses of certain specialized categories of critical Drugs such as blood and blood products, I. V. Fluids, Vaccine and Sera.

 2. Ans: a

Justification:

  • The Milinda Pañha is a Buddhist text which dates from sometime between 100 BCE and 200 CE. It purports to record a dialogue between the Buddhist sage Nāgasena, and the Indo-Greek king Menander I of Bactria, who reigned from Sagala.

 3. Ans: c

Justification:

  • Panna National Park is a national park located in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh in India.
  • Among the animals found here are the tiger, leopard, chital, chinkara, nilgai, sambhar and sloth bear. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds including the bar-headed goose, honey buzzard, king vulture, blossom-headed parakeet, changeable hawk-eagle and Indian vulture.

 4. Ans: c

Justification:

  • Philae’s mission(ESA) was to land successfully on the surface of a comet, attach itself, and transmit data about the comet’s composition.
  • Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth observation programme coordinated and managed by the European Commission in partnership with the European Space Agency, the EU Member States and EU Agencies.

 5. Ans: a

Justification:

  • Kesavananda Bharati is the most referred name in Indian constitutional law. His Holiness Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru and Ors. v. State of Kerala and Anr. (case citation: AIR 1973 SC 1461) is a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of India that outlined the basic structure doctrine of the constitution.
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