Daily Quiz
03 October 2023

Ques:1

Consider the following statements

1. The Nobel Prize 2023 in Medicine was awarded to scientists Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman

2. It was given for discoveries that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Ques:2

Which of the following steps are taken by the government in order to curb the air pollution in Delhi and NCR region?

1. Implementation of National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for

reduction in PM 10 and PM 2.5 concentrations

2. Implementation of Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in Delhi and

NCR region

3. Providing subsidies for the In-Situ Management of Crop Residue.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Ques:3

Consider the following statements, with respect to Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

1. It is statutory body which is set up under Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992

2. It promotes fair trade practice and works towards prohibiting fraudulent activities related to trading of securities

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Ques:4

Consider the following statements:

1. In the case of all cereals, pulses and oil-seeds, the procurement at Minimum Support Price (MSP) is unlimited in any State/UT of India.

2. In the case of cereals and pulses, the MSP is fixed in any State/UT at level to which the market price will never rise.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Ques:5

Who among the following is associated with ‘Songs from Prison’, a translation of ancient Indian religious lyrics in English?


Ques:6

Recently, 3 new bills were introduced in an effort to ‘decolonise India’s criminal laws’. In this context, the following bills are paired with the existing laws they seek to replace.

  1. Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) Bill 2023- Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973.
  2. Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) Bill 2023- Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860.
  3. Bharatiya Sakshya (BS) Bill 2023 -Indian Evidence Act (IEA), 1872.

How many of the above pairs are correct?


Ques:7

15th BRICS summit held in Johannesburg, 2023, led to the expansion of BRICS, making it BRICS-Plus. 6 new countries have been added to the grouping. Which of the following countries is NOT one of these new members?a


Ques:8

Consider the following statements regarding the 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology

  1. It was awarded to Dr Svante Pääbo for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.
  2. The 2023 Nobel prize in medicine was awarded for a research that has direct implications in the treatment of emerging zoonotic diseases like COVID-19.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Ques:9

Consider the following statements regarding the R21/ Matrix-M vaccine:

  1. It is a new conjugate vaccine against COVID-19.
  2. It has been developed by Pfizer in collaboration with Bharat Biotech.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Ques:10

Consider the following statements regarding the Lagrange points:

  1.  These are the points where the gravitational pull of two large masses cancel each other out.
  2. There can be at most 2 Lagrange points for any such 2- mass/body system.
  3. India’s Aditya L1 mission to study the sun will be put into the Lagrangian point 1 or L1 point.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?