Today Quiz Master – 19-Sep-2019

Today Quiz Master – 19-Sep-2019
  1. India’s first runway on seabridge is to come up in which state/union territory ?
    A) Andaman and Nicobar Island
    B) Lakshadweep
    C) Mangaluru
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation : Ans : (B)
    India’s first run way on Sea Bridge will come up in Lakshadweep because the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has recently got a green nod to extent Lakshadweep’s Agatti Airport.
    The task will be carried out by building an RCC platform on the beach and shallow area which will allow bigger ATRs to operate on the island. The entire project is likely to cost about ` 1,500 crore. The move will allow ATR – 72 aircraft to land comfortably.
  2. Who edited the book “The way I see it : A Gauri Lankesh Reader” ?
    A) Abdus salam puthige
    B) Chakravarthy chandrachud
    C) Chandangowda
    D) P. Lankesh
    Explanation : Ans : (C)
    Gauri Lankesh was a journalist and social activist joined the battle against not just Hindutva but all forms of bigotry and obscurantism. As the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a major political weekly in Kannada, she hosted critical discussions on a range of compelling social, cultural and political issues.
    “The Way I see it : A Gauri Lankesh Reader” was edited by Chandan Gowda.
    The Way I see it collects the best of Gauri’s writings translated from Kannada, her work in English, as well as the remembrances of people who knew her well, each in their own way.
  3. The first vice chairman of the NITI Aayog was ………
    A) Mr. Bimal Jalan
    B) Mr. Rajiv Kumar
    C) Mr. Y.V. Reddy
    D) Mr. Arvind Panagariya
    Explanation : Ans : (D)
    Arvind Panagariya is an Indian-American economist and a professor of economics at Columbia University, who served as first
    vice-chairman of the Government of India think-tank NITI Aayog between January 2015 and August 2017.
    He was previously Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank. He has also worked for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and the United Nations conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  4. Trypanosomiasis is a disease transmitted by
    A) Sand fly B) Tea – tse fly
    C) Fire fly D) May fly
    Explanation : Ans : (B)
    African trypanosomiasis : African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness is an insect-borne parasitic disease of humans and other animals. It is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei. Humans are infected by two types, Trypanosoma burcei gambiense (TbG) and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (TbR).
    Both are usually transmitted by the bite of an infected tsetse fly and are most common in rural areas.
  5. The phenomenon of transfer of heat without any material medium is known as
    A) Radiation B) Convection
    C) Conduction D) None of these
    Explanation : Ans : (A)
    Radiation is the flow of heat from one place to another by means of electromagnetic waves without any material medium.
    Transfer of heat energy from the sun reaches us in the form of radiation. Radiation is emitted by all bodies above O K. Some objects absorb radiation and some other objects reflect them.
    Conduction : The process of transfer of heat in solids from a region of higher temperature to a region of lower temperature without the actual movement of molecules is called conduction.
    Convection : It is the flow of heat through a fluid from places of higher temperature to places of lower temperature by movement of fluid itself.
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