NTPC General Awareness Questions : 24th January 2020 for Rajya Sabha and Diseases

In Today'sGA Quiz we are providing latest pattern questions

| Updated On February 4th, 2020 at 02:48 pm

Q1.How many members of upper house (Rajya Sabha) can be nominated by President of India?
(a) 10
(b) 12
(c) 14
(d) 16

Q2. Which of the following is justiciable in nature?
(a) Fundamental Duties
(b) Directive principles of state policy
(c) Fundamental Rights
(d) None of these

Q3. What does stand for VVPAT?
(a) Voter Verification Paper Audit Trail
(b) Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail
(c) Voter Variable Paper Audit Trail
(d) Voter Volatile Paper Audit Trail

Q4.The largest gland of the human body is –
(a) Pancreas
(b) Thyroid
(c) Large Intestine
(d) Liver

Q5.Photosynthesis in plants takes place in –
(a) Stem
(b) Leaves
(c) Roots
(d) Flower

Q6.Insects that transmit diseases are known as –
(a) Pathogens
(b) Vectors
(c) Drones
(d) Scalars

Q7. Which place is said to be the Manchester of South India?
(a) Coimbatore
(b) Salem
(c) Thanjavur
(d) Madurai

Q8. The beach sands of Kerala are rich in –
(a) Calcium
(b) Radium
(c) Thorium
(d) Manganese

Q9. The Himalayas is the example of _________.
(a) Fold mountains
(b) Block mountains
(c) Ancient mountains
(d) Residual mountains

Q10. The largest irrigation canal in India is __________.
(a) Yamuna canal
(b) Indira Gandhi canal
(c) Sirhind canal
(d) Upper Bari Doab canal


S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Under article 80 of the Constitution, the Council of States (RajyaSabha) is composed of 250 members, of whom 12 are nominated by the President of India from amongst persons who have special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service.

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol.The Fundamental Rights are justiciable in nature because when violated the aggrieved individual can move the courts for their enforcement. Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles are non-justiciable in nature because they are not legally enforceable by the courts for their violation. Therefore, the government cannot be compelled to implement them

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol.Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines is used in election.

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. Liver is the largest gland in human body. It is also the largest (internal) organ in our body and can weigh up to 1.5 kg for a human adult.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Photosynthesis is the process by which leaves absorb light and carbon dioxide to produce carbohydrate (food) for plants to grow. The sunlight can get to the chloroplasts in the cells.

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. An insect that transmits a disease is known as a vector, and the disease is referred to as a vector-borne disease.

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. Coimbatore is referred to as the “Manchester of South India” due to its cotton production and textile industries.

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol.The beach sands of Kerala are rich in Thorium.

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Fold mountains are mountains formed from the folding of the earth’s crust.Fold mountains are formed when two plates move together (a compressional plate margin). This can be where two continental plates move towards each other or a continental and an oceanic plate.The Himalayas is the example of Fold mountains.

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol.The Indira Gandhi Canal is the longest canal in India and one of the largest irrigation project in the world. Indira Gandhi Canal is 649 km long and consists of Rajasthan feeder canal and Rajasthan main canal and runs through 167 km in Punjab and Haryana and remaining 492 km in Rajasthan.

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