28 October Current Affairs Quiz –
1.Which among the following is the hallmark feature of the Dravida style of temple architecture?
Vimana is a term for the tower above the Garbhagriha or Sanctum sanctorum in a Hindu temple in Dravidian style.
2.The lines on a map connecting regions of equal rainfalls are called as which among the following?
3.Gypsum, Chalk & Limestone are examples of ________?
[A] Metamorphic Rocks
[B] Sedimentary Rocks
[C] Igneous Rocks
[D] Primary rocks
4.Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award is given for excellence in which of the following areas?
[A] Public Administration, Academics and Management
[B]Social Service & Rural upliftment
[C] Environment Protection
[D] forest conservation
5.Mach number” is a measure of which of the following?
[B] Heat Transfer
[C] Static Pressure
6.Biological Oxygen Demand is a measure of ________?
[A] Metabolism Rate
[C] Concentration of Oxygen in water bodies
[D] Rate of Oxygen
7.In which year, IDBI was restructured and separated from control of Reserve Bank of India?
8. Which of the following state is home to the Jawai forests that has been given Conservation Reserve staus??
9.Which of the following local winds is/are not correctly matched in the region which they blow?
1.Mistral – cold northerly wind from central France and the Alps to Mediterranean
2.Sirocco – Southerly wind from north Africa to southern Europe
3.Chinook – Warm dry westerly wind off the Rocky Mountain
4.Harmattan – Dry northerly wind across central Africa
[A] 1 and 4
[B] 1, 2 and 3
[C] 2, 3 and 4
[D] All of them
Notes: Mistral – is a strong, cold and usually dry regional wind in France, coming from the north or northwest, which accelerates when it passes through the valleys of the Rhone and the Durance Rivers to the coast of the Mediterranean.
Sirocco – is a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe.
Chinook – commonly refers to foehn winds in the interior West of North America, where the Canadian Prairies and Great Plains meet various mountain ranges, although the original usage is in reference to wet, warm coastal winds in the Pacific Northwest.
Harmattan- The Harmattan is a dry and dusty West African trade wind. It blows south from the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea between the end of November and the middle of March (winter). The temperatures can be as low as 3 degrees Celsius. On its passage over the desert it picks up fine dust particles (between 0.5 and 10 micrometres)in.