Daily Current Affair Quiz: 8th August 2019
1. Mexico’s prickly pear cactus is associated with
(a) Anti venom for Snake bite
(b) Blood thinning agent
(c) Bio degradable plastic
(d) Anti dot for oil spillage
- A packaging material that is made from Mexico’s prickly pear cactus has been developed by a Mexican researcher and is offering a promising solution to one of the world’s biggest pollution conundrums.
2. Tardigrades are
(a) Microscopic, multicellular organism
(b) Islands in Pacific Ocean
(c) Type of grenade developed indigenously
(d) IOT base agricultural grading system
- Tardigrades are found in terrestrial, marine, and freshwater environments from the Arctic to the Antarctic, including great depths and altitudes.
- They can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe, and decades without food.
- They are microscopic, multicellular, and one of the most durable forms of life on planet Earth.
3. Which of the following statements are true?
1. Vikram Sarabhai was instrumental in establishing the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad.
2. He was the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
- Sarabhai was considered as the Father of the Indian space program; He was instrumental in establishing the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad.
- He was also Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. He along with other Ahmedabad-based industrialists played a major role in the creation of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
- The establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was one of his greatest achievements.
4. Shah Mir is considered as?
(a) The first Muslim ruler of Kashmir
(b) The first army chief of Kashmir ruler
(c) First Ruler defeated by Robert Clive
(d) None of the above
- He is regarded as the first Muslim ruler of Kashmir.
- He is of Turkish-origin and was in the courtroom of King Ranachandra.
- After Kashgar ruler Anandadeva overran Ranachandra’s kingdom, Shah Mir was removed from his position.
- Shah Mir subsequently led their revolt, which led to Anandadeva’s death in 1326.
- In 1339, Shah Mir founded his own dynasty.
- In 1349, he handed over the kingdom to his two sons, Jamshed and Sher Ali.
5. India’s First Railway University is located at?
(c) West Bengal
- The National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) in Vadodara, Gujarat is the first railway university in India and third such university in the world after Russia and China.
- At present it has two under-graduate programmes – B.Sc. in Transportation Technology and BBA programme in Transportation Management.