Static GK 3rd February 2022

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1.Which one of the following Harappan sites is not located in Gujarat?

(A) Dholavira

(B) Rangpur

(C) Amri

(D) Lothal

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Answer: (C) Amri
Amri is located in the Dadu district of Pakistan in Sindh province in an ancient which dates back to 3600 BC. The agglomeration is located south of Mohenjodaro on the Hyderabad-Dadu Road, more than 100 km north of Hyderabad, Pakistan. From where the villagers go to Mohenjodaro as it provides a huge market for their goods.

2. 'Parsec' is a unit of which of the following?

(A) Length

(B) Energy

(C) mass

(D) Time

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Answer: (A) Length
The parsec (pc) is an astronomical unit of length. It is about 30 trillion kilometers. The parsec is used in astronomy. Its length is based on trigonometric distance, an ancient method of measuring the distance between stars. Its name is derived from Digbhed's English name Parallax or "parallax and second of arc" i.e. arcsecond. One parsec is the distance of a celestial body from the Earth, when that body is at a dihedral angle of one arcsecond. The actual length of a parsec is approximately 30.86 petameter, equal to 3.262 light-years, or 1.918×1.013 miles.

3.Which one of the following pairs is not correct with respect to Nobel Prizes?

(A) Mother Teresa – Peace

(B) Subramaniam Chandrasekhar – Physics

(C) Chandrasekhar Venkataraman – Medicine

(D) Venky Ramakrishnan – Chemistry

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Answer: (C) Chandrasekhar Venkataraman – Medicine
CV Raman (November 7, 1888 – November 21, 1970) was an Indian physicist. He was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his outstanding work on the scattering of light. His invention is known as the Raman Effect after his own name. In 1954, he was honored with the title of Bharat Ratna by the Government of India and in 1957 he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.

4.Which one of the following is a statutory power of the President of India?

(A) He can constitute an inter-state council to promote centre-state and inter-state cooperation

(B) He can grant pardon, remission, delay and remission to a person convicted of an offense

(C) He appoints the Prime Minister and other ministers

(D) He can address the first session of Parliament after every general election

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Answer: (D) He can address the first session of Parliament after every general election
All executive powers are vested in the President of India. Article 87 of the Constitution mentions two situations when the President shall specifically address both the Houses of Parliament. At the commencement of the first session after each general election, when the Lower House meets for the first time, both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha shall be addressed by the President. The President will also address both the Houses at the beginning of the first session of each year.

5. Banks covered under the ………………… Schedule of the RBI Act, 1934 are called ‘Scheduled Commercial Banks’.

(A) Fourth

(B) Second

(C) Third

(D) first

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Answer: (B) Second
The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. The central office of the Reserve Bank was initially located in Kolkata which was permanently shifted to Mumbai in 1937. “Scheduled Commercial Bank” shall mean a banking company included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), including the State Bank of India, subsidiary banks, corresponding new banks and regional rural banks.

6. Under the …………… of the Constitution of India, it has been made mandatory by the Central Government to present the annual financial statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure before both the Houses of Parliament.

(A) Article 118

(B) Article 112

(C) Article 202

(D) Article 110

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Answer: (B) Article 112
Article 112 of the Constitution of India, the Union Budget for a year, also known as the Annual Financial Statement, is a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the government for that particular year. Explanation: The Union Budget accounts for the finances of the government for the financial year running from April 1 to March 31. Union budget is classified into revenue budget and capital budget.

7. Black soil is considered ideal for growing ………..

(A) Jute

(B) Wheat

(C) Rice

(D) Cotton

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Answer: (D) Cotton
Black soil is volcanic, which is black in colour, and is also known as black cotton soil. They are ideal for growing the cotton crop. They are mainly found in the plateaus of Maharashtra, Saurashtra, Malwa, southern Madhya Pradesh and south along the Godavari and Krishna valleys. Black soil is abundant in Madhya Pradesh. Black soil is also known as regur soil. It is also known as 'Tropical Charnojam'.

8…………… and the submerged lands around them are such water bodies, which are often found at the places where rivers meet with the sea.

(A) Tila or Bhrigu (Cliffs)

(B) Estuaries of the river

(C) Barchans

(D) Islets

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Answer: (B) The wide mouths of the river (Estuaries)
A river estuary is a half-closed brackish body of water located on the sea coast in which one or more rivers and streams flow and merge, and which is connected at the other end to the open ocean. From time to time, the tide comes and pulls the water and other loose debris present in the water out into the sea. For this reason, debris does not collect in estuaries like ordinary deltas, which causes them to be scattered into many streams as they accumulate on the riverbed.

The term "Thalinomics of a plate of food in India" has been used in the Economic Survey of 9……….

(A) 2018-19

(B) 2015-16

(C) 2016-17

(D) 2019-20

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Answer : (D) 2019-20
The Economic Survey 2019-20 introduced the concept of 'Thalinomics' in an attempt to link economics to a plate of food. According to the survey, "Thalinomics: The Economics of a Plate of Food in India" is an attempt to find out how much food costs in India. The Economic Survey 2019-20 found that the veg thali 29% became more affordable as compared to 2006-07, while the non-veg thali 18% became more affordable.

10. 'Dhai Din Ka Jhopra' is one of the oldest mosque located in ……………..

(A) Burhanpur

(B) Cuttack

(C) Ajmer

(D) Hyderabad

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Answer: (C) Ajmer
Adhai Din Ka Jhopra Masjid located in Ajmer, Rajasthan is about 800 years old. It is believed to have a long and quite disputed history behind it. Some historians say that earlier it used to be a huge Sanskrit college, where all modern subjects are taught in Sanskrit itself. This is about 1192 AD. During this period, the Afghan ruler Mohammad Ghori attacked the country and while roaming, he came here. On his orders, General Qutubuddin Aibak removed the Sanskrit College and got a mosque built in its place.