Prelims Syllabus

Quiz

1.  Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

Kambala – Andhra Pradesh
Jalikattu – Tamil Nadu
Aanaval Pidi – Kerala
Select the correct code:
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Solution (b)

Correct pairs:

Kambala – Karnataka
Jalikattu – Tamil Nadu
Aanaval Pidi (Catching elephant’s tail) – Kerala
Kambala is an annual buffalo race which is a tradition in the Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts’ farming community. This area is called Tulunadu (Land of Tulu Language).

A pair of buffaloes are tied to the plough and one person anchors it, beating the buffaloes with a stick to run faster. There are two parallel muddy tracks, on which two competing pairs of buffaloes run. Fastest team wins.

2. The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also a declared tiger reserve shares its boundaries with which of the following states?

Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Karnataka
Choose correct answer:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Solution (d)

The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also a declared tiger reserve, lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu. It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala.

With reference to Safe City Project, which of the statements given below is/are true?

It is a mission mode initiative of Ministry of Women and Child Development under the Nirbhaya Funds scheme for safety of women.

3. The project is implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with Centre and State sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio.
Choose correct answer:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 23

 

Solution (b)

Basic information:

The Safe City project was drawn up by the Delhi Police in 2013, and received approval from the Union Home Ministry in 2018. Eight cities have qualified to receive funding under the Safe City project — Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

The Safe City project, a mission mode initiative of MHA under the Nirbhaya Funds scheme, aims to create a safe, secure and empowering environment for women in public places, to enable them to pursue all opportunities without the threat of gender-based violence and/or harassment. It, further, aims to prevent and curb all forms of crimes against women and girl children in public places by providing safer urban infrastructure and efficient access to law enforcement agencies.

The project would be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with Centre and State sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio.

The projects are being implemented in consultation with Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, respective Municipal & Police Commissioners of the cities and civil society organizations.