Daily Quiz – 26th March 2019

1. Which of the following statements are true?

  1. A money bill can be introduced only in Lok sabha

  2. Rajya sabha cannot amend or reject the money bill

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

2. Which of the following pairs matched correctly?

(a) Madhubani – Bihar

(b) Phad – Rajasthan

(c) Warli – Western ghats

(d) All of the above

3. This is a national park located approximately 2 km from Tura Peak in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, India. UNESCO added this National park to its list of Biosphere Reserves. It has a remnant population of the Red panda that has generated curiosity across the world. Which of the following biosphere reserves do the statements describe about?

(a) Dibrusaikova Nokrek

(b) Nokrek

(c) Dihang Dibang

(d) Manas

 

4. Which of the following statements are true?

1. Muons and other particles are produced when cosmic rays bombard air particles surrounding the earth.

2. The muons produced can have positive charge only.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

5. IMPRESS Scheme is associated with?

(a) Social Science research

(b) Science research among children

(c) Digitalizing Sanskrit texts

(d) Atomic science theory building

 

ANSWERS

 

 1. Ans:c

Justification:

  • Money Bills can be introduced only in Lok Sabha (the directly elected ‘people’s house’ of the Indian Parliament).
  • Money bills passed by the Lok Sabha are sent to the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of parliament, elected by the state and territorial legislatures or appointed by the president).
  • The Rajya Sabha cannot amend money bills but can recommend amendments. To make sure that Rajya Sabha doesn’t amend the bill by adding some non-money matters (known as Financial Bill), the Speaker of the Lok Sabha certifies the bill as a money bill before sending it to the upper house, and the decision of the Speaker is binding on both the Houses.

 

2. Ans:d

Justification:

  • Madhubani also called Mithila art, it originated in Nepal and in present-day Bihar. It is one of the most popular Indian folk arts, practiced mostly by women who wanted to be one with God. Characterised by geometric patterns,
  • Originating in Rajasthan, Phad is mainly a religious form of scroll painting depicting folk deities Pabuji or Devnarayan.
  • Originated by the Warli tribes from the Western Ghat of India, in 2500 BCE, this is easily one of the oldest art forms of India. It is mainly the use of circles, triangles and squares to form numerous shapes and depict daily life activities like fishing, hunting, festivals, dance and more.

 

3. Ans:b

Justification:

  • Nokrek National Park, the core area of Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, is a national park located approximately 2 km from Tura Peak in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, India. UNESCO added this National park to its list of Biosphere Reserves in May 2009
  • Nokrek has a remnant population of the Red panda that has generated curiosity across the world. Nokrek is also an important habitat of the Asian elephants.

 

4. Ans:a

Justification:

  • Muons and other particles are produced when cosmic rays bombard air particles surrounding the earth. The muons produced can have positive or negative charge.

 

5. Ans: a

Justification:

  • Impactful Policy Research in Social Science (IMPRESS) aims to encourage social science research in policy relevant areas so as to provide vital inputs in policy-formulation, implementation and evaluation.
  • The IMPRESS is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and is being implemented by the Indian Council of Social Science Research.
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