Daily Quiz
25 October 2023

Ques:1

Consider the following statements regarding carrying capacity of an environment:

  1. It is the maximum population size of a biological species that can be sustained by that specific environment, given the food, habitat, water, and other resources available.
  2. It is the environment's maximal load, which in population ecology corresponds to the population equilibrium, when the number of deaths in a population equals the number of births (as well as immigration and emigration).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Ques:2

Consider the following statements regarding the provisions of the Dam Safety Act (DSA), 2021:

  1. It seeks to set up a National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS) to oversee dam safety policies and regulations.
  2. It seeks to set up a National Dam Safety Authority for resolving State­ level disputes.
  3. The Chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC) would head dam safety protocols at the national level.
  4. A State Committee on Dam Safety (SCDS) and State Dam Safety Organisation (SDSO) would be set up.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?


Ques:3

The 2023 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded for discovery related to—


Ques:4

Consider the following statements regarding Indian Ocean Rim Association or IORA:

  1. It is a regional forum for strengthening economic cooperation, particularly on trade Facilitation and investment, as well as social development.
  2. Its headquarters are in New Delhi.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Ques:5

Consider the following statements regarding United Nations Refugee Convention 1951:

  1. It is a multilateral treaty that defines who is a refugee, and sets out their rights, as well as the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum.
  2. War criminals do not enjoy protection as refugees under this convention.
  3. India is not a member of either the 1951 convention or its 1967 protocol.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?


Ques:6

Regarding United Nations Security Council (UNSC), consider the following statements:

  1. It is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
  2. The council has 25 members.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Ques:7

Regarding Preventive detention laws, consider the following statements:

  1. Preventive detention means detention as a punishment for a criminal offence.
  2. Article 20 of the Indian constitution grants protection to persons who are arrested or detained.
  3. The detention of a person cannot exceed three months under any situation.

How many of the statements give above is/are correct?


Ques:8

Regarding Dengue disease, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.
  2. It is transmitted by several species of female mosquito within the genus Aedes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Ques:9

Wholesale Price Index is released by:


Ques:10

Regarding Land and Sea breeze, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a diurnal (daily) cycle, in which the differential heating of land and water produces low and high pressures.
  2. The sea breeze begins to develop shortly before noon.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?