DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2019 – [08th October 2018]
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Q 1: Which is the highest Mountain of the African continent?
Correct Answer: Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa
Mt. Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania
Q 2: Choose the correct statement about the Kumbh Mela:
Kumbh Mela is held once in 12 years at a given place
Kumbh Mela is a part of UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Both 1 and 2
Correct Answer: Both 1 and 2
Kumbha Mela is a part of the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to take bath in a sacred or holy river.
The four fairs are widely recognized as the Kumbh Melas: the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Allahabad Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha, and Ujjain Simhastha.
These four fairs of Kumbh Mela are held periodically at one of the following places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayaga), Nashik district (Nashik and Trimbak), and Ujjain.
Q 3: Choose the correct statement:
Sh. Natwar Thakkar was awarded Padma Bhushan
Sh. Natwar Thakkar was famously known as ‘Nagaland Gandhi’
All of the above
Correct Answer: Only 2
Famous Gandhian Natwar Thakkar died in a private hospital in Guwahati recently.
He was thought to be an Indian spy at the peak of an armed Naga movement for sovereignty but later came to be accepted as “Nagaland’s Gandhi”.
He was awarded Padma Shri by Government of India
Q 4: Nasa’s Voyager 2 probe was launched in which year?
Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA in 1977, to study the outer planets.
Voyager 2 is now in its extended mission to study the outer reaches of our Solar System.
Voyager 2 has been operating for 41 years, 1 month and 15 days as of October 5, 2018
Q5: Choose the correct statement about the Udan Scheme:
The airline operator will provide a maximum of 25 UDAN Seats for operations through fixed-wing aircraft
The fare is capped at Rs 2500 for a 30-minute journey on a Helicopter
Both 1 and 2
Correct Answer: Only 2
UDAN scheme aims to provide connectivity to un-served and under-served airports of the country through the revival of existing air-strips and airports.
The selected airline operator under the scheme would have to provide a minimum of 9 and a maximum of
40 UDAN Seats on the UDAN Flights for operations through fixed wing aircraft. The selected airline operator under the scheme will have to provide
minimum of 5 and a maximum of 13 Seats on the Flights for operations through helicopters. The fare for a 1-hour journey of approximate 500 kms on a fixed-wing aircraft or for a 30-minute journey on a helicopter would now be capped at Rs. 2,500
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