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1. The Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary, which is natural habitat of Grey-bellied Tragopan, is located in which state ?
A. Mizoram
B. Tripura
C.Manipur
D. Nagaland

Nagaland

Note: The Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located at Kohima District of Nagaland and covers an area of 923 hectares.The sanctuary is a natural habitat for Blyth’s Tragopan (or Grey-bellied Tragopan).

This Sanctuary is rich in floral species and contains many medicinal plants and varieties of bamboo.

2. Sudarshan lake repaired second time under the reign of _?
A. Skandhagupta
B. Pulakeshin
C. Rudhradhama
D. Keshavadevaraya

Skandhagupta

Note: Skandagupta was a Gupta Emperor of India. His Bhitari pillar inscription suggests that he restored the Gupta power by defeating his enemies, who may have been rebels or foreign invaders.

The Gupta period is known as the golden period of ancient Indian history and Skandagupta Vikramaditya is known as the Saviour of India as he successfully fought the battle against the invading Huns.

He ascended the throne in 455 AD and ruled till 467 AD. During the 12 year rule, he not only defended the great culture of India but also from external aggression and defeated the Huns (Bhitari pillar inscription), who had invaded India from the north west.

3. JIMEX is a maritime exercise between which two nations?
 A. USA and UK
B.India and Japan
C.India and Jamaica
D.India and Russia

India and Japan


4. What is the name of the third-generation main battle tank, from which the anti-tank guided missile was test fired by DRDO?
A.      Arjun
B.      Virat
C.      Kattabomman
D.     
Garud

Arjun

Note: The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), for the Indian Army.

It is powered by a single MTU multi-fuel diesel engine and can achieve a maximum speed of 67 km/h and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h.

A computer-controlled integrated fire control system incorporating day-cum-night stabilized sighting system guarantees a very high first round hit probability and reduced reaction time to bring effective fire on targets.

The stabilization system for the main armament, slaved to the sighting equipment in elevation and azimuth, with a high and accurate laying speed, allows fire on the move.

5.Apart from efforts towards economic integration across the region, which of the following African organizations has also served as a peacekeeping force sending joint military forces in the times of political unrest?
  A. African Economic Community
  B. Arab Maghreb Union
  C. East African Community
  D.Economic Community of West African States

Economic Community of West African States

Note: The Economic Community of West African States is a regional political and economic union of fifteen countries located in West Africa.

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of 15 countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters.

6. Which Indian state/UT has launched “Hath dhona – Roke corona” campaign?
A. Maharashtra
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Bihar

Uttar Pradesh

Note: The Government of Uttar Pradesh has launched a campaign named “Hath dhona – Roke corona” on the occasion of Global Handwashing Day.

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath emphasized that good habits of personal hygiene like hand washing can help to combat Covid19 and enable people lead a healthy life.

7.Which state is to observe ‘COVID-19 – No Tolerance Fortnight’, to fight Covid-19?

A.West Bengal
B.Mizoram
C.Arunachal Pradesh
D.Bihar

Mizoram

Note: Under the initiative, the Mizoram government is taking a step towards breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection across the state by strictly following the coronavirus protocols. Aside from putting up banners announcing the zero-tolerance drive, the state government has instructed all districts to use public announcement systems to announce COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and guidelines in the region 'at least thrice a day'

8.As per a recent study, the habitat of which species has been estimated to decline by 2050, due to climate change?
A. Gangetic Dolphin
B. Great Indian Bustard
C. Himalayan brown bear
D. Bengal Tiger

Himalayan brown bear

Note: The Himalayan brown bear, also known as the Himalayan red bear, isabelline bear or Dzu-Teh, is a subspecies of the brown bear and is known from northern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, northern India, west China and Nepal.

The Himalayan brown bear is an endangered animal that can be found in some of the most remote mountain regions of Nepal, India, Pakistan and Tibet. This omnivorous species is also present in parts of south and western Ladakh, and prefers high-altitude, open valleys.

9.Which state has implemented a PPP model for rescue and rehabilitation of leopards?
A. Himachal Pradesh
B. Gujarat
C. Jammu and Kashmir
D. Haryana

Gujarat

Note: The leopard’s maintenance would be done in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode by the Government of Gujarat and Reliance Industries Ltd- RIL’s Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom. This is the first of its kind PPP model for protection of wild animals in India.

10.Which of the following is not present in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India?
A. Kalbelia
B.Ramlila
C.Yoga
D.Maach

Maach

Note: Maach is a form of folk theatre from the Malwa region of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is said to have originated from the Khyal theatre form of Rajasthan.

11. ‘Housing For All — A Better Urban Future’ is the theme of which special day observed on October’s first Monday(2020)?
A.World Home Day
B. World Safe Livelihood Day
C.World Habitat Day
D.World Shelter Day

World Habitat Day

Note: World Habitat Day is observed on the first Monday of October every year. The day is recognised by the United Nations and observed to reflect on the state or condition of towns and cities and promote the basic right to adequate shelter or housing for all.

World Habitat Day is observed in many nations across the globe to address the problems of rapid urbanisation and its impact on the environment and human poverty. The day also intends to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

The theme of 2021 World Habitat Day is accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world.

12.The title “Paramasaugata” was adopted by ___?
A. Shashanka
B.Rajya Vardhana
C.Harsha
D.Bhaskar Varman

Rajya Vardhana

Note: Rajyavardhana has been mentioned as Parama- Saugata in Harsha’s Madhuvana and Banskhera inscriptions.

13.What is the number of prehistoric rock shelters in Bhimbetka?
A. 243
B. 222
C. 220
D.212

243

Note: The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains on the southern edge of the central Indian plateau. Within massive sandstone outcrops, above comparatively dense forest, are five clusters of natural rock shelters, displaying paintings that appear to date from the Mesolithic Period right through to the historical period.

The cultural traditions of the inhabitants of the twenty-one villages adjacent to the site bear a strong resemblance to those represented in the rock paintings.

Bhimbetka rock shelters, series of natural rock shelters in the foothills of the Vindhya Range, central India. They are situated some 28 miles (45 km) south of Bhopal, in west-central Madhya Pradesh state. Discovered in 1957, the complex consists of some 700 shelters and is one of the largest repositories of prehistoric art in India. The shelters were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003. The complex is surrounded by the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary.

On the Bhimbetka site’s hill alone, where the bulk of the archaeological research has been concentrated since 1971, 243 shelters have been investigated, of which 133 contain rock paintings.

14. In which year, Interim Government of India (Arzi Hukumat-i-Hind) was formed by Subhash Chandra Bose?
A. 1946
B. 1940
C.1943
D.1944

1943

Note: In the year 1943 Subhash Chandra Bose had established provincial government of Azad Hind known as Arzi Hukumat-i-Hind (the Provisional Government of Free India)in Singapore.

It was supported by Axis powers of imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, Italian Social republic and their allies. Under provincial government Bose was PM and minister of war and foreign affairs Rash Behari Bose was designated as supreme advisor. Capitan Laxmi headed Women’s organisation.

15.Who was the President of the “Flag Committee”?
A. D.R Rajendra Prasad
B.J B Kripalani
C. Rash Bihari Bose
D. Hakim Ajmal Khan

D.R Rajendra Prasad

Note: Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the head of the Ad hoc committee on National Flag in the constituent assembly. The flag of the congress party was accepted as the National Flag with few changes on July 22, 1947. The new flag code of India gives freedom to individual to hoist the flag on all days, but with due respect to the flag.

The Flag Committee was constituted on 1947-06-23 and after three weeks they came to a decision on 1947-07-14, being that the flag of the Indian National Congress should be adopted as the National Flag of India with suitable modifications.


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