Quiz Details

1.  
The first Pelican Bird Festival was organised at

[A] Pulicat lake
[B] Kolleru lake
[C] Ashtamudi wetland
[D] Vembanad-Kol wetland

Correct Answer: B [Kolleru lake]

Notes:

The first-ever Pelican Bird Festival was held at the Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru lake in Andhra Pradesh. Kolleru Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India located in state of Andhra Pradesh and forms the largest shallow freshwater lake in Asia, 15 kilometers away from the Eluru and 65 km from Rajamahendravaram, it is located between Krishna and Godavari deltas.

2.  
The ‘Cochrane Collaboration’, sometimes in the news, is deals with which one of the following issues?

[A] Healthcare
[B] Cybersecurity
[C] Gender equality
[D] Gender equality

Correct Answer: A [Healthcare]

Notes:

Cochrane is a British international charitable organisation formed to organise medical research findings to facilitate evidence-based choices about health interventions involving health professionals, patients and policy makers. It includes 53 review groups that are based at research institutions worldwide.

3.  
Consider the following statements: 1.Outward Direct Investments (ODIs) can take the form of either of a greenfield investment or a merger/acquisition of an existing foreign facility 2.ODIs of Indian firms primarily take the form of mergers and acquisitions Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]

Notes:

An outward direct investment (ODI) is a business strategy in which a domestic firm expands its operations to a foreign country. Employing outward direct investment (ODI) is a natural progression for firms if their domestic markets become saturated and better business opportunities are available abroad.

 

4.  
Consider the following statement about Hydrogen 1. Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements on earth for a cleaner alternative fuel option. 2. Hydrogen is an energy carrier, not an energy source and can deliver or store a tremendous amount of energy. Select the correct code

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]

Notes:

Hydrogen is the chemical element with the symbol H and atomic number 1. Hydrogen is the lightest element. At standard conditions hydrogen is a gas of diatomic molecules having the formula H2. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, and highly combustible.

5.  
Consider the following statement about Properties of Lithium 1. It is a chemical element with the symbol L. 2. It is a soft, silvery-white metal. 3. Under standard conditions, it is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Select the incorrect code

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 and 3
[C] 3 only
[D] 1 and 2

Correct Answer: A [1 only]

Notes:

Lithium compounds, also known as lithium salts, are primarily used as a psychiatric medication. They are primarily used to treat bipolar disorder and treat major depressive disorder that does not improve following the use of antidepressants. In these disorders, it reduces the risk of suicide.