Daily Current Affairs (MCQ's) | 12-08-2022
Daily Current Affairs (MCQ's) | 12-08-2022
Q1. The Indian Rupee sign was adopted by the Government of India on:
- 15th July, 2010
- 22 July 1947
- January 26, 1950
- 22 March 1957
The symbol of Indian Rupee typifies India's international identity for money transactions and economic strength. The Indian Rupee sign is an allegory of Indian ethos. The symbol is an amalgam of Devanagari "Ra" and the Roman Capital "R" with two parallel horizontal stripes running at the top representing the national flag and also the "equal to" sign. The Indian Rupee sign was adopted by the Government of India on 15th July, 2010.
The symbol, conceptualised and designed by Udaya Kumar, a post graduate in Design from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, has been chosen from thousands of concept entries received by the Ministry of Finance through an open competition among resident Indian nationals. The process of establishing and implementing this new identity is underway through various digital technology and computer applications.
Q2. Consider the following statements:
- In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel with 24 equally spaced spokes which represents the Ashoka
- Flag can be flown only during day in open space.
- Only khadi flags to be flown.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
- 1 and 2 only
- 2 and 3 only
- 1 and 3 only
- 1, 2 and 3
The National Flag is a horizontal tricolour of India saffron (kesaria) at the top, white in the middle and India green at the bottom in equal proportion. The ratio of width of the flag to its length is two to three. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel with 24 equally spaced spokes which represents the Ashoka Chakra.
The design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 22 July 1947.
The national flag can now remain hoisted through the night if it is in the open and hoisted by a member of the public. As the central government launches a Har Ghar Tiranga campaign from August 13, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday amended the Flag Code of India 2002 to allow for the national flag to be flown even at night. Earlier, the flag could be hoisted only between sunrise and sunset.
In recently released frequently asked questions on the flag code, the ministry said that clause XI of paragraph 2.2 of the Flag Code was replaced by the following clause: “where the flag is displayed in the open or displayed on the house of a member of the public, it may be flown day and night”.
Clause XI earlier read, “where the flag is displayed in the open, it should, as far as possible, be flown from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of weather conditions”.
The government had earlier amended the flag code to allow for machine- made and polyester flags to be used. In a notification last year, the government replaced paragraph 1.2 of Part I of the flag code with the following: “The National Flag shall be made of hand-spun and handwoven or machine-made, cotton/ polyester/ wool/ silk khadi bunting.”
Q3. The State Emblem of India is an adaptation of:
- The Lion Capital of Asoka at Sarnath
- The Lion Capital of Asoka at Rampurva
- The Bull Capital of Asoka at Rampurva
- The Lion Capital of Asoka at Lauriya Nandangarh
The State Emblem is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Asoka at Sarnath. In the original, there are four lions, mounted back to back, on a circular abacus, which itself rests on a bell-shaped lotus. The frieze of the abacus has sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion separated by intervening Dharma Chakras.
The profile of the Lion Capital showing three lions mounted on the abacus with a Dharma Chakra in the centre, a bull on the right and a galloping horse on the left, and outlines of Dharma Chakras on the extreme right and left was adopted as the State Emblem of India on January 26, 1950. The bell- shaped lotus was omitted. The motto Satyameva Jayate, which means 'Truth Alone Triumphs', written in Devanagari script below the profile of the Lion Capital is part of the State Emblem of India
Q4. Consider the following statements:
- The national calendar is based on the Saka Era
- Falgun is its first month and a normal year of 365 days was adopted from 22 March 1957
Which of the above statements are correct?
- 1 only
- 2 only
- Both 1 and 2
- Neither 1 nor 2
The national calendar based on the Saka Era, with Chaitra as its first month and a normal year of 365 days was adopted from 22 March 1957 along with the Gregorian calendar for the following official purposes:
- Gazette of India.
- News broadcast by All India Radio.
- Calendars issued by the Government of India.
- Government communications addressed to the public.
Dates of the national calendar have a permanent correspondence with dates of the Gregorian calendar, 1 Chaitra falling on 22 March normally and on 21 March in leap year.
Q5. The National song Vande Mataram was composed by:
- Bankimchandra Chatterji
- Rabindranath Tagore
- Nand lal bose
- Madan lal
The song Vande Mataram, composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji, was a source of inspiration to the people in their struggle for freedom. It has an equal status with Jana-gana-mana.
Q6. The National anthem Jana-gana-mana, composed by Rabindranath originally in:
The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bangla by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on January 24, 1950.