The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is conducting the Eat Right Quiz, which promises a cash prize.
The quiz, from December 12, 2019, to January 20, 2020, will pay out Rs 1,000 to 100 winners. What’s more, the quiz has only 20 multiple-choice questions and lasts only five minutes, or 300 seconds.
Non-winners, however, need not fret. That is because all participants will receive a digital Certificate of Participation, according to the FSSAI.
Eat Right Quiz rules
The quiz is currently available on the on the official MyGov website. It closes at 8 pm on January 20. Only Indians can take part in it.
The terms and conditions of the quiz state: “Participants are required to update their details like name, email address, telephone number and postal address.”
FSSAI adds: “By submitting your contact details, you will give consent to these details being used for the purpose of the quiz.”
The rules also say an individual can participate only once. They will be unable to withdraw their entry once they have made it.
Decision on winners
The rules of the quiz say the top 100 performers will receive a cash prize of Rs 1,000. The winners will be those who answer the most questions correctly in the fastest time.
The winners will need to stay sharp, so FSSAI can reach them within five working days after the results come out.
If a winner is unreachable, “he or she will forfeit the prize and another winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries,” say the rules.
About the quiz
FSSAI says it is organising the quiz to “create awareness among people across the country regarding food safety, nutrition, healthy eating habits and sustainable food practices.”
It aims to “improve their [the masses’] food habits and consequently their health and wellbeing,” says the agency.
The quiz features questions that are apparently “designed to motivate citizens to think and learn about various matters related to food.”
These include “diseases resulting from unsafe and unhealthy diets, food adulteration, safe food practices, good personal and surrounding hygiene and sanitary practices, balanced diet, fortified foods, healthy eating habits, managing food waste and environment-friendly food practices.”