Q1. ‘Global Financial Stability Report’ is prepared by the (2016)
- European Central Bank
- International Monetary Fund
- International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Exp– The Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) is a semiannual report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that assesses the stability of global financial markets and emerging-market financing. It is released twice per year, in April and October.
Q2. With reference to Bhimbetka painting in Madhya Pradesh Which of the following is/are true?
- Bhimbetka site in Madhya Pradesh known for prehistoric art is located in Satpura range.
- Painting in Bhimbetka extend from Mesolithic period to recent times.
- In these paintings, perching birds are prominent.
Select the correct answer from the following codes
- Only 1
- Only 1 and 2
- Only 2 and 3
Exp- Bhimbetka site in Madhya Pradesh known for prehistoric art is located in Vindhyan range. Painting in Bhimbetka extends from Palaeolithic to recent times. Paintings of perching birds, which live upon grain, are absent in the earliest groups of paintings, which evidently belongs to hunting/ gathering economy.
Q3. Which dynasty was NOT in power during the Sangam Age?
Exp- Pallavas is the dynasty which was not in power during the Sangam Age. During the Sangam Age, three dynasties- the Cheras, the Cholas, and the Pandayas ruled. The main source of information about these kingdoms is traced from the literary references of the Sangam Period. Each of the dynasties of Sangam Age had a royal emblem- Tiger for the Cholas, Carp for the Pandayas and Bow for the Cheras. The famous king of Chera dynasty was Senguttuvan, Chola dynasty was Karikala, and Pandayas dynasty was Kadungon.
Q4.National Biodiversity Authority is located at?
- New Delhi
Exp– The National Biodiversity Authority was set up in 2003. It is a statutory autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and climate change, Government of India. Its objective was to implement the provisions under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.
Q5. This place is located 12 km southeast of Madurai. It proves the fact that an urban civilization existed in Tamilnadu in the Sangam era on the banks of the river Vaigai. A researcher and retired civil servant Thiru R. Balakrishnan points to the similarities between this civilization and the Indus valley civilization. Which of the following places is described in the paragraph above?
Exp-The site Keeladi with the cultural deposit mound extending over a vast area of more than 110 acres, amidst the coconut grooves is located at Thirupuvanam Taluk in Sivagangai District. Previously excavation was conducted by Excavation Branch at Bangalore, Archaeological Survey of India at the site during 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017. Over 50 potsherds were recovered from the site with the Tamil Brahmi script, which shows that the inhabitants had attained literacy or learned the art of writing as early as the 6th century BCE.