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[Solution] – The 10 PM Daily Quiz – 13 July, 2016

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We posted 6 questions in 10 PM Daily Quiz on 13 July, 2016. Thanks for the amazing response. These questions will help you polish concepts based on current affairs. In case you have not attempted them, please attempt them by clicking below.


Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding Sesame seeds

  1. China is the largest producer of sesame seeds.
  2. Japan is the largest importer of sesame seeds.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither is true

Answer-d

Explanation:-

  • Japan is the world’s second largest importer of sesame seeds after China. Sesame seeds are an important ingredient of Japanese diet.
  • India is world’s largest producer of sesame.

Q.2) The first direct bus service between Pokhara  and New Delhi has been launched to connect South Asia’s two important cities. Pokhra lies in
a) China
b) Nepal
c) Bhutan
d) Bangladesh

Answer-b

Explanation:-

The first direct bus service between Pokhara (Nepal) and New Delhi (India) was launched to connect South Asia’s two important cities.


Q.3) The world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel Gotthard Base Tunnel has been recently started in
a) Norway
b) Sweden
c) Switzerland
d) Finland

Answer-c

Explanation:-

The world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel Gotthard Base Tunnel was inaugurated in Switzerland.

The full service of twin-bore tunnel will begin in December 2016.

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is 57-kilometer long and connects northern and southern Europe and also shortens travel time for many rail routes.

It has overtaken Japan’s Seikan tunnel, which measures 53.9 kilometers, as the longest rail tunnel in the world.


Q.4) Sendai Framework is related to which of the following:
a) Disaster Risk Reduction
b) Control in wildlife trade
c) Better connectivity among SAARC nations
d) Food tax

Answer-a

Explanation:-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) to make India disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives. The first of its kind of national plan is based on the four priority themes of the “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30”. They are (i) Understanding disaster risk (ii) Improving disaster risk governance (iii) Investing in disaster risk reduction (through structural and non-structural measures) and (iv) Disaster preparedness, early warning and building back better in the aftermath of a disaster.


Q.5) Which is the  first state to give social welfare benefits to transgender community?
a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Orissa

Answer-d

Explanation:-

Odisha became the first state in the country to give transgender people social welfare benefits – such as a housing, pension and food grains. This move seeks to give the transgender community in the state same benefits as those living below the poverty line (BPL) in order to improve their overall social and economic status.


Q.6) Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, the highest civilian honour of which of the following country?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Afghanistan
c) Iran
d) Mongolia

Answer-b

Explanation:-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, the highest civilian honour of Afghanistan. The award was bestowed upon him at the inaugural function of the Afghan-India Friendship Dam (Salma Dam) by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The award is named after Afghan national hero Amanullah Khan who championed the cause of Afghanistan’s freedom.

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