Daily Quiz: 8th April 2019

1. Periyr river is located at?

(a) Kerala
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Karnataka
(d) Goa

2. State of Global Air Report is published by?

(a) WHO

(b) Lancet

(c) Health Effects Institute

(d) UN – Environment

3. Which of the following statements are true?

1. Black holes are not radiant and will not be visible through any telescope.

2. In rare instances when the black hole is in alignment with a distant star, due to gravitational attraction, light rays are bent inwards like a lens, making the star appear brighter.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Flying Squirrels can be found in?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Kerala

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Both a and b

5. AWSAR scheme is launched by?

(a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

(b) Ministry of Culture

(c) Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship

(d) Ministry of Science and Technology

ANSWERS

 

1. Ans:a

Justification:

  • Periyar is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the few perennial rivers in the region and provides drinking water for several major towns.

2. Ans: c

Justification:

  • The State of Global Air report 2019, prepared by the Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI).
  • According to the report China and India together were responsible for half the total global attributable deaths from air pollution in 2017.

3. Ans:c

Justification:

  • Black holes are not radiant and will not be visible through any telescope.
  • In rare instances when the black hole is in alignment with a distant star, due to gravitational attraction, light rays are bent inwards like a lens, making the star appear brighter.
  • This rare phenomena can occur only when the star, the black hole and the observer on the Earth are aligned in a straight line.

4. Ans:d

Justification:

  • Flying squirrels make their homes in tree holes, if flying squirrels are seen making nests in tree branches, it can be understood that the forest is disturbed.
  • Flying squirrels are found in India’s two biggest diversity hotspots: the North East (Mostly in Arunachal Pradesh) and the Western Ghats (Mostly in Kerala).

5. Ans: d

Justification:

  • Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR)” is an initiative that aims to disseminate Indian research stories among the masses in an easy to understand and interesting format to a common man.
  • Under this initiative, PhD Scholars and Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDFs) in Science and Technology (S&T) streams would be encouraged to write at least one popular science article during the tenancy of their fellowship, and to participate in a national competition
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