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1) Chandrayaan-1, first Indian lunar probe operated until_______.
a) August 29, 2009
b) December 15, 2005
c) November 22, 2008
d) January 10, 2003
2) Padmavati, legendary queen of the Mewar kingdom is associated with which fort?
a) Chittorgarh Fort
b) Kumbalgarh Fort
c) Ranthambore Fort
d) Amer Fort
3) Digital India campaign was launched by the Government of India in which year?
4) Which famous personality is the Brand Ambassador of RBI?
a) Sachin Tendulkar
b) Salman Khan
c) Amitabh Bachchan
d) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
5) Harshacharita, an important historical work narrating the incidents of earlier part of Harsha’s reign is authored by whom?
b) Hieun Tsang
6) The National Waterways Act, came into force in which year?
7) The number of free electrons in the outermost shell of carbon in graphite is________.
8) Which metal is found in liquid state?
9) Dhalo is a popular ritual folk dance of which state?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
10) Nathu La is a mountain pass located in_______.
b) Jammu and Kashmir
d) Himachal Pradesh
1) Answer: A
Chandrayaan-1 was the first Indian lunar probe under Chandrayaan program. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008, and operated until August 2009.Thus, ISRO lost communication with Chandrayaan-1 on August 29, 2009, almost a year after it was launched on October 22, 2008.
2) Answer: A
Padmavati, was a legendary 13th–14th century queen of the Mewar kingdom. She was an exceptionally beautiful princess of the Singhal kingdom. She is associated with Chittorgarh Fort which was the capital of Mewar.
3) Answer: A
Digital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India in order to ensure that the Government’s services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology. It was launched on 1 July 2015, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
4) Answer: C
Reserve Bank roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the customer awareness campaign to prevent gullible account holders from being duped by fraudsters. RBI is running the campaign for more than a year not only in English and Hindi but in various regional languages for maximum reach.
5) Answer: A
The Harshacharita is the biography of Indian emperor Harsha by Banabhatta, who was a Sanskrit writer of seventh-century CE India. He was the Court Poet, of Harsha. The Harshacharita was the first composition of Bana and is considered to be the beginning of
writing of historical poetic works in Sanskrit language.
6) Answer: D
The National Waterways Act, 2016 is an Act of Parliament of India. It was tabled in Lok Sabha by Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on 5 May 2015. The Act merges 5 existing Acts which have declared the 5 National Waterways and proposes 101 additional National Waterways.
7) Answer: B
The number of free electrons in the outermost shell of carbon in graphite is one. Each C atom is sp2 hybridised. Each C atom forms 3 covalent bonds with 3 other C atoms. Thus, each C atom has one electron in unhybridized 2p orbital which it uses for π bonding.
8) Answer: A
Mercury is a dense, silvery d-block element. It is the only metal that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure. The only other element that is liquid under these conditions is bromine, though metals such as caesium, gallium, and rubidium melt just above room temperature.
9) Answer: B
Dhalo is a popular ritual folk dance form Goa, India. The dance is performed by women and serves as a prayer of protection for their households. The songs to which the dance is performed are usually sung in Konkani language or Marathi.
10) Amswer: C
Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. This pass has played a crucial role in strengthening the economy of India and has also helped in improving the border relations with China.