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12/12/2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 December 2018 - INSIGHTS

1. 1. Question 1 points

Consider the following statements about Lingayat and Veerashaiva community

1. Lingayats are followers of 5th-century social reformer Basavanna and his vachanas.
2. Veerashaivas are a sub-sect of Lingayats and ardent followers of Lord Shiva.
3. Basavanna launched a very strong spiritual, social and religious rebellion against Brahminical
hegemony.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a) 1 only
b) 2, 3
c) 1, 2
d) 1, 3

Incorrect
Solution: a)

Lingayats are followers of 12th-century social reformer Basavanna and his vachana (verses) philosophy.

2. 2. Question 1 points

Consider the following statements about Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs)

1. A FDC is a cocktail of two or more active drug ingredients in a fixed ratio of doses.
2. One of the main disadvantages of FDCs is that they are not useful in the treatment of infectious
diseases like HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.
3. In India FDCs are used very minimal due to high cost of the drugs.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 1, 2
c) 1, 3
d) 1, 2, 3

Incorrect
Solution: a)

An FDC is a cocktail of two or more active drug ingredients in a fixed ratio of doses. (Statement 1)
According to US healthcare provider IMS Health, almost half the drugs sold in India in 2014 were
FDC, making it a world leader in combination drugs. (Statement 3)
FDCs have shown to be particularly useful in the treatment of infectious diseases like HIV, malaria
and tuberculosis (Statement 2)

3. 3. Question 1 points

India describes which of the following missile system as a ‘weapon of peace’.

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a) Prithvi
b) Akash
c) Agni – 5
d) Trishul

Incorrect
Solution: c)

India describes the Agni – 5 missile system as a ‘weapon of peace’.

4. 4. Question 1 points

The report Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) 2018 is released by

a) UNDP
b) International Energy Agency
c) OECD
d) World Bank

Incorrect
Solution: d)

World Bank has released its report — Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) 2018 —
charting global progress on sustainable energy policies.

5. 5. Question 1 points

Consider the following statements about Sahitya Academy Award

1. The Sahitya Academy Awardis a literary honor in India, which the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National
Academy of Letters, annually confers.
2. It is awarded for the books published in any of the major Indian languages except English.
3. The first award was awarded pre independence.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3

Incorrect
Solution: d)

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It is awarded for major Indian languages (24 languages, including the 22 listed in the Eighth
Schedule of the Indian Constitution, along with English and Rajasthani) (Statement 2)
First awarded in the year 1954. (Statement 3)

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