Daily Quiz – 23rd March 2019

1. Which of the following statements are true?

  1. The Finance Commission is constituted by the Parliament under article 280 of the Constitution.

  2. The Finance Commission is a constitutional body.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

2. Pinaka that was successfully test fired recently is at?

(a) Rocket launcher

(b) Surface to surface missile

(c) Battle tank

(d) Cruise Missile

3. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched

(a) Yemen – Sanaa

(b) Turkey – Ankara

(c) Iran – Tehran

(d) All of the above

4. Which of the following statements are true?

1. Cold currents flow toward the equator on the eastern side of ocean basins.

2. Canary Current in the North Atlantic is a warm current.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. Sambhar salt lake is located at?

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Tamilnadu

(c)Punjab

(d) Haryana

ANSWERS

 

1. Ans:b

Justification:

  • Finance Commission. The Finance Commission is a constitutional body. The Finance Commission is constituted by the President under article 280 of the Constitution, mainly to give its recommendations on distribution of tax revenues between the Union and the States and amongst the States themselves.

2. Ans:a

Justification:

  • Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation for the Indian Army. The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 75 km for Mark-II, and can fire a salvo of 12 HE rockets in 44 seconds

3. Ans:d

Justification:

  • All are countries and capitals

4. Ans:a

Justification:

  • Cold currents flow toward the equator on the eastern side of ocean basins. Examples of cold ocean currents include the Canary Current in the North Atlantic, the California Current in the North Pacific, and the Benguela Current in the South Atlantic. Cold currents can also flow out of far northern regions.

5. Ans: a

Justification:

  • The Sambhar Salt Lake, India’s largest inland salt lake, is located at Rajasthan.

 

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