Quiz Details

1.  

Consider the following statements regarding Chola Kingdom  are correct.

1.The Brihadeeswara temple of Thanjavur, was built by the Cholas.

2.The famous bronze Nataraja idol was commissioned by Cholas.

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]

Notes:

 

One of the biggest achievements of the Chola dynasty was its naval power, allowing them to go as far as Malaysia and the Sumatra islands of Indonesia in their conquests.The grand Brihadeeswara temple of Thanjavur, built by the Cholas, was the largest building in India in that period. Additionally, artworks and sculptures were commissioned by Chola kings and queens, including the famous bronze Nataraja idols. Earlier, the Rashtrakutas had built the Kailasanatha temple in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad — the largest monolith structure (carved from a single rock) of its time.

2.  

Consider the following statements which are correct.

1.FPO mark got a mandatory status only after the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006.

2.India Organic is a certification mark for organically farmed food products manufactured in India.

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]

Notes:

The FPO mark is a certification mark mandatory on all processed fruit products sold in India such as packaged fruit beverages, fruit-jams, crushes and squashes, pickles, dehydrated fruit products, and fruit extracts, following the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006. The standards have been in force since 1955 by the law of Fruit Products Order, after which the mark is named, but the mark itself got a mandatory status only after the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006. India Organic is a certification mark for organically farmed food products manufactured in India. The certification is issued by testing centres accredited by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the National Program for Organic Production of the Government of India.

3.  

The River Orange forms the international boundary between which of the following countries?

[A] South Africa and Zimbabwe
[B] Niger and Nigeria
[C] Nigeria and Cameroon
[D] South Africa and Namibia

Correct Answer: D [South Africa and Namibia]

Notes:

The Orange River is a river in Southern Africa. It is the longest river in South Africa. With a total length of 2,432 km, the Orange River Basin extends from Lesotho into South Africa and Namibia to the north.

4.  

Which of the following statements regarding Inter State Council is correct?

[A] It is a permanent statutory body
[B] Its recommendations are binding in nature.
[C] It is headed by Minister of Home Affairs
[D] None of the above statements are correct

Correct Answer: D [None of the above statements are correct]

Notes:

The Inter-State Council is a constitutional body to facilitate coordination between states and the centre. The Council is a recommendatory body to investigate and discuss subjects, in which some or all of the states or the union government have a common interest. Recommendations are not binding in nature. Article 263 of the Constitution of India provides for the establishment of an Inter-State Council. It considers recommendations for the better coordination of policy and action, and also matters of  general interest to the states.The inter-state council is not a permanent constitutional body for coordination between the states and union government. It can be established ‘at any time’ if it appears to the President that the public interests would be served by the establishment of such a council. The Prime minister is the chairman.           

5.  

Consider the following statement regarding which are correct

1.It is an intergovernmental organisation that was formed in 1975.

2.The G7 countries are the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US.

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]

Notes:

The bloc meets annually to discuss issues of common interest like global economic governance, international security and energy policy. The G7 countries are the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US. All the G7 countries and India are a part of G20. The G7 does not have a formal charter or a secretariat. The presidency, which rotates among member countries each year, is in charge of setting the agenda. Sherpas, ministers and envoys hammer out policy initiatives before the summit. As of 2022, G7 countries make up 10% of the world’s population, 31% of global GDP, and 21% of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Summit website. China and India, the two most populous countries with among the largest GDP figures in the world, are not part of the grouping.