Quiz- National Social Summit, IIT Roorkee

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  • 1. 

    Potassium Permanganate is used for purifying drinking water, because:

    • A.

      It dissolves the impurities of water

    • B.

      It is an oxidising agent

    • C.

      It is a sterilizing agent

    • D.

      It is a reducing agent

    Correct Answer
    B. It is an oxidising agent
    Explanation
    Potassium Permanganate is used for purifying drinking water because it is an oxidizing agent. Oxidizing agents have the ability to remove impurities by causing a chemical reaction that converts the impurities into harmless substances. In the case of water purification, potassium permanganate reacts with organic matter, bacteria, and other contaminants, oxidizing them and effectively purifying the water.

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  • 2. 

    Private Sector Mutual Funds in India were permitted in the year:

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1993

    • C.

      1994

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    B. 1993
    Explanation
    Private sector mutual funds in India were permitted in the year 1993. This means that prior to 1993, only public sector mutual funds were allowed to operate in the country. The introduction of private sector mutual funds in 1993 opened up the industry to more competition and allowed for greater choice and diversity in investment options for investors. This move was aimed at promoting a more vibrant and dynamic mutual fund industry in India.

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  • 3. 

    What was the main objective of Green Revolution in India ?

    • A.

      To increase the extent of cash crop cultivation

    • B.

      To increase the area of green forests under social forestry scheme

    • C.

      Modernisation of agriculture through science and technology

    • D.

      To introduce the Japanese method of paddy cultivation

    Correct Answer
    C. Modernisation of agriculture through science and technology
    Explanation
    The main objective of the Green Revolution in India was to modernize agriculture through the use of science and technology. This involved introducing high-yielding varieties of seeds, improved irrigation techniques, and the use of fertilizers and pesticides. The aim was to increase agricultural productivity and food production to meet the growing demands of the population. The Green Revolution played a crucial role in transforming India from a food-deficient nation to becoming self-sufficient in food production.

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  • 4. 

    Which is correct? I. The President shall not be member of either House of Parliament, II. The Parliament shall consist of the President and two Houses.

    • A.

      Both I and II

    • B.

      Neither I and II

    • C.

      I alone

    • D.

      II alone

    Correct Answer
    A. Both I and II
    Explanation
    Both I and II are correct. According to the Indian Constitution, the President of India is not a member of either House of Parliament (I). Additionally, the Parliament of India consists of the President and two Houses, namely the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha (II). Therefore, both statements accurately reflect the provisions of the Indian Constitution.

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  • 5. 

    82 and 1/2 degree E longitude is geographically significant to India because

    • A.

      It enables determining local time in eastern India

    • B.

      It divides India into eastern and western zone

    • C.

      It has a bearing on the tropical climate of India

    • D.

      It determines the Indian standard time

    Correct Answer
    D. It determines the Indian standard time
    Explanation
    The Indian standard time is determined based on the 82 and 1/2 degree E longitude. This longitude line is used as the reference point to calculate the local time in India. The country is divided into different time zones based on this line, with the eastern part being ahead of the western part. Therefore, this longitude is geographically significant to India as it plays a crucial role in determining the standard time across the country.

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  • 6. 

    Poverty Gap is :

    • A.

       the difference between poverty line and actual income levels of all those living below that line

    • B.

      Gap between the rich and the poor

    • C.

      Gap between developed nations and developing nations

    • D.

      Gap in infrastructural facilities between developed and developing nations

    Correct Answer
    A.  the difference between poverty line and actual income levels of all those living below that line
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the difference between poverty line and actual income levels of all those living below that line. The poverty gap refers to the difference between the income levels of individuals or households who are living below the poverty line and the poverty line itself. It represents the extent to which people are falling short of the income needed to meet their basic needs and escape poverty.

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  • 7. 

    Who of the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile labour Association?

    • A.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • B.

      J. B. Kripalani

    • C.

      N. M. Joshi

    • D.

      Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    Correct Answer
    A. Mahatma Gandhi
    Explanation
    Mahatma Gandhi founded the Ahmedabad Textile labour Association. This organization was established in 1918 to represent the rights and interests of textile workers in Ahmedabad, India. Gandhi played a crucial role in organizing and leading various labor strikes and protests to demand better working conditions and fair treatment for the workers. Through his efforts, the Ahmedabad Textile labour Association became a significant force in the Indian labor movement and contributed to the overall improvement of workers' rights in the country.

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  • 8. 

    The Buddhist Doctrines were written in:

    • A.

      Sanskrit

    • B.

       Pali

    • C.

      Tibetan

    • D.

      Prakrit

    Correct Answer
    B.  Pali
    Explanation
    The Buddhist Doctrines were written in Pali. Pali is a language derived from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. It is the language used in the earliest Buddhist scriptures known as the Pali Canon, which contains the teachings of the Buddha. Pali was chosen as the language for these texts because it was the vernacular language of the people in the region where Buddhism originated, making it more accessible to the general population. Additionally, Pali was considered a suitable language for conveying the profound and complex philosophical concepts of Buddhism.

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  • 9. 

    West Bengal shares boundaries with how many foreign countries?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    West Bengal shares boundaries with three foreign countries. This can be explained by noting that West Bengal is located in the eastern part of India and borders Bangladesh to the east, Nepal to the north, and Bhutan to the northeast. These three countries form the international boundaries of West Bengal.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is used for removing air bubbles from glass during its manufacture ?

    • A.

       Fledspar

    • B.

      Arsenic oxide

    • C.

      Potassium Carbonate

    • D.

      Soda Ash

    Correct Answer
    B. Arsenic oxide
  • 11. 

    Who was the First  Test Centurion in Indian cricket?

    • A.

      VinuMankad

    • B.

      C.K. Naidu

    • C.

      Lala Amarnath

    • D.

      Mansur Ali Pataudi

    Correct Answer
    C. Lala Amarnath
    Explanation
    Lala Amarnath was the first Test centurion in Indian cricket. He achieved this feat in the year 1933, during India's tour of England. Amarnath scored 118 runs in the first innings of the match, becoming the first Indian player to score a century in Test cricket. He played a crucial role in establishing Indian cricket on the international stage and his century was a significant milestone in the history of Indian cricket.

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  • 12. 

    Synonyms of DETEST:

    • A.

      Praise

    • B.

      Love

    • C.

      Fear

    • D.

      Hate

    Correct Answer
    D. Hate
  • 13. 

    How many times in a year, day and night are of equal duration anywhere on earth?

    • A.

       Four

    • B.

      Thrice

    • C.

      Twice

    • D.

       Once

    Correct Answer
    C. Twice
    Explanation
    Twice a year, during the equinoxes, day and night are of equal duration anywhere on earth. During the spring equinox in March and the autumn equinox in September, the tilt of the Earth's axis causes the Sun to be directly above the equator, resulting in approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. This phenomenon occurs due to the Earth's rotation and its position relative to the Sun, creating two instances in a year when day and night are equal in length.

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  • 14. 

    Who is the author of the book 'My Truth'?

    • A.

      Jacqueline Susan

    • B.

      Sunil Gavaskar

    • C.

      Vikram Seth

    • D.

      Indira Gandhi

    Correct Answer
    D. Indira Gandhi
    Explanation
    Indira Gandhi is the author of the book 'My Truth'.

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  • 15. 

    Which is the earliest Engineering Educational Institution in India?

    • A.

      Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

    • B.

      I.I.T., Kharagpur

    • C.

      Roorkee Engineering College. (I.I.T. Roorkee)

    • D.

      I.I.T. BHU, Varanasi

    Correct Answer
    C. Roorkee Engineering College. (I.I.T. Roorkee)
    Explanation
    Roorkee Engineering College, now known as I.I.T. Roorkee, is the earliest Engineering Educational Institution in India. It was established in 1847 as the Thomason College of Civil Engineering, making it the oldest engineering college in the country. It was later renamed as the University of Roorkee and then upgraded to an Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) in 2001.

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