In Tamil "olive ridley turtles" are called as _________
[A] Panguni turtles
[B] Sea turtles
[C] Box turtles
[D] soft shell turtles
Correct Answer: A [Panguni turtles]
Olive Ridley [Lepidochelys Olivacea] is a nesting tortoise on the east coast of India. Found in water during the day, its shell is olive green, hence the name Olive Ridley. The Tamil name Panguni tortoise refers to the nest building during the month of Panguni. It builds its nest on the coast of Tamil Nadu during the months of January, February and March.
On which day is World Health Day observed?
[A] March 07
[B] February 23
[C] December 08
[D] April 07
Correct Answer: D [April 07]
At the first meeting of the World Health Organization in 1948, it was decided that World Health Day should be observed every year since 1950. The theme of World Health Day 2022 is "Our Planet, Our Health".
Which place does India occupy in the World Road Accident Statistics released by the International Road Federation based in Geneva?
[A] Second place
[B] Third place
[C] Fourth place
[D] Fifth place
Correct Answer: B [Third place]
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland. Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world.
In which city of Ukraine were civilians tortured and massacred?
Correct Answer: D [Bucha]
The Bucha massacre was the killing of civilians by the Russian Armed Forces during its fight for and occupation of the Ukrainian city of Bucha amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photographic and video material of the massacre emerged on 1 April 2022 after Russian forces withdrew from the city.
In which place is the world’s tallest statue of Lord Muruga erected?
[A] Thiruparankundram, Madurai
[B] Palani, Dindigul
[C] Puthira Koundampalayam, Salem
[D] Malaysia Murugan Temple
Correct Answer: C [Puthira Koundampalayam, Salem]
The world's tallest Murugan statue was consecrated at Puthiragoundampalayam in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. The 146-foot statue is taller than the Murugan statue in Malaysia, which is 140- foot tall.
Which organization publishes forty one Tamil classic books in Braille for the benefit of the visually impaired?
[A] Central Institute of Classical Tamil
[B] School of Tamil and Cultural Studies
[C] International Tamil Studies Institute
[D] None of these
Correct Answer: A [Central Institute of Classical Tamil]
The CICT was formerly known as the Centre of Excellence for Classical Tamil (CECT) and had been functioning at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, a branch of the Department of Higher Education, The chairman of the new institute was the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi.