Static Awareness Quiz 18th September 2018

  1. The Sun temple is situated in the small town of Konark, which is located at?

(a) Puri, Odisha

(b) Deoghar, Jharkhand

(c) Nainital, Uttrakhand

(d) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

(e) None of these

  1. Where is the headquarters of Amnesty International?

(a) London, UK

(b) Paris, France

(c) New York, USA

(d) Vienna, Austria

(e) None of these

3.Satpura National Park is located in the Hoshangabad district of which of the following state?

(a) Uttar Pradesh            

(b) Andhra Pradesh

(c) Himachal Pradesh    

(d) Arunachal Pradesh

(e) None of these

  1. Headquarter of Indian Space Research Organisation is in which of the following city?

(a) Mumbai

(b) New Delhi

(c) Bangalore

(d) Dehradun    

(e) None of these

  1. “Kumharia” a proposed nuclear power plant is related to which State?

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Gujarat

(c) Haryana

(d) West Bengal

(e) None of these

  1. NRLM is a poverty alleviation project implemented by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. NRLM stands for-?

(a) Nominal Rural Livelihood Mission

(b) National River Livelihood Mission

(c) National Rural Looking Mission

(d) National Rural Livelihood Mission

(e) None of these

  1. The traditional Bonderam festival is celebrated in which state?

(a) Kerala

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Goa

(d) Maharashtra              

(e) None of these

  1. Dudhawa Dam is located in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh. It is built across the ___________ river in the village of Dudhawa.

(a) Kanhar

(b) Shivnath      

(c) Indravati

(d) Mahanadi    

(e) None of these

  1. Parul Parmar is related to which sports?

(a) Weightlifting

(b) Golf                

(c) Badminton

(d) Shooting

(e) None of these

  1. Paolo Gentiloni is present Prime Minister of-

(a) Estonia

(b) Italy                               

(c) Kenya

(d) Canada

 (e) None of these

SOLUTION

Ans.1.(a)

Exp.Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE Sun Temple at Konark in Orissa, India. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE. The temple complex is in the shape of a gigantic chariot, having elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site  and has also featured on various list of Seven Wonders of India.

Ans.2. (a)

Exp.London, UK is the headquarters of Amnesty International.

Ans.3. (d)

Exp.Satpura National Park is nurtured in the Satpura Range of Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh. With inclusion of Pachmarhi & Bori Sanctuaries, Satpura Tiger Reserve it covers 1427 km2. It came into light by British Officer Captain J. Forsyth when he was in action against Indian freedom fighter during 1857. Captain Forsyth belongs to Bengal Cavalary Regiment and was in search of famous freedom fighter Tantya Tope. While following the information, he accidently reached the highlands of Central India and find the place suitable for military base.

Ans.4. (c)

Exp.The Indian Space Research Organisation, is the space agency of the Indian government headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development”, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.

Ans.5. (c)

EXP.Kumharia Nuclear Power is commercial nuclear plant in Haryana state. It can generate 640MW of electric power which is 33% lower than the average nuclear plant.

Ans.6. (d)

Exp.National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is a poverty alleviation project implemented by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. This scheme is focused on promoting self-employment and organization of rural poor.

Ans.7. (c)

Exp.The traditional Bonderam festival is celebrated in Gos.         

Ans.8. (d)

Exp.Dudhawa Dam is located in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh in India. It is built across the Mahanadi river in the village of Dudhawa.

Ans.9. (c)

Exp.India’s Parul Parmar defeated Thailand’s Wannaphatdee Kamtam in the finals of the women’s singles Standing Lower (SL3) to win gold in BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Ulsan, South Korea.

Ans.10. (b)

Exp.Paolo Gentiloni Silveri is an Italian politician who has been Prime Minister of Italy since December 2016.

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