Daily Quiz: 5th April 2019

1. Khardung La, Tanglang La and Chang La passes are located at?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Sikkim
(d) Arunachal Pradesh

2. Which of the following statements are true?

1. The government had set up the ₹40,000 crore NIIF in 2015 as an investment vehicle for funding commercially viable greenfield, brownfield and stalled infrastructure projects.

2. The Indian government is investing 49% and the rest of the corpus is to be raised from third-party investors

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. Bhavabhuti was a great dramatist, well known for his play Uttara-Ramacharitam

2. Hitopadesha, the bird, animal-human and non-human stories of advice for the benefit of the listeners,was written by Narayan Pandit

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Silappadhikaram was written by?

(a) Ilango-Adigal

(b) Chattanar

(c) Nannaya

(d) Avvaiyar

5. Surya, Vaital Deul Temple is located at?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Bihar

(c) Odisha

(d) Tamil Nadu

ANSWERS

1. Ans: a
Justification:
  • The most famous amongst the mountain passes in Ladakh is the Khardung La pass which is the gateway to Shyok and Nubra valley. The Chang La pass on the way to the premiere destination in Leh; Tanglang La, elevation 5,328 metres (17,480 ft), is a high mountain pass in Ladakh region.
2. Ans: c
Justification:
  • The government had set up the ₹40,000 crore NIIF in 2015 as an investment vehicle for funding commercially viable greenfield, brownfield and stalled infrastructure projects.
  • The Indian government is investing 49% and the rest of the corpus is to be raised from third-party investors such as sovereign wealth funds, insurance and pension funds, endowments, etc.
  • NIIF’s mandate includes investing in areas such as energy, transportation, housing, water, waste management and other infrastructure-related sectors in India.
 3. Ans: c
Justification:
  • Bhavabhuti (700 A.D.), another great dramatist, is well known for his play Uttara-Ramacharitam (the later life of Rama), which contains a play within it in the last act of a love of exquisite tenderness.
  • The didactic fable Panchatantra (five chapters), dealing with politics and practical wisdom, which was written by Vishnu Sharma, and the Hitopadesha, the bird, animal-human and non-human stories of advice for the benefit of the listeners, which was written by Narayan Pandit, are literary masterpieces which cross the borders of the sub-continent and became popular in foreign lands.
4. Ans: a
Justification:
  • The twin epics, Silappadhikaram (the story of the anklet), written by Ilango-Adigal, and Manimekalai (the story of Manimekalai) by Chattanar, were written sometimes in A.D. 200-300 and give vivid accounts of Tamil society during that period.
  • In Manimekalai there is an elaborate exposition of the doctrines of Buddhism.
  • If Tamil reveals a triumph of Brahmanic and Buddhist knowledge, Kannada shows Jain ascendency in its ancient phase. Malayalam absorbed a rich treasure contained in the Sanskrit language. Nannaya (A.D.1100) was the first Telugu poet.
5. Ans: c
Justification:
  • Vaital Deula Temple or Baitala Deuḷa is an ancient Hindu temple situated on the banks of Bindu Sarovara in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Locally known as ‘Tini Mundia Mandira’, it is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar.
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