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Weekly Test | January 2018, Week 3

QUESTION 1

We in India are having a demographic dividend because of _____.


a sharp drop in the total population
a well-balanced sex ratio
a decline in both birth death rates.
a surge in the population in the productive age group.
QUESTION 2

Recently, which of the following nations have decided to quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)? 1. US 2. Israel.


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
None of the above
QUESTION 3

India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities has come up in which city?


New Delhi
Nagpur
Mangalore
Pune
QUESTION 4

Which of the following are the functions of the National Water Development Agency (NWDA)?


To prepare feasibility reports and give concrete shape to Peninsular Rivers Development Component of National Perspective.
To prepare feasibility reports and give a concrete shape to Himalayan Rivers Development Component of National Perspectives.
Both 1 and 2
None of the above
QUESTION 5

The Reserve Bank of India acts as the bankers bank in the sense that _____.


The scheduled banks can borrow from the RBI in times of need.
The RBI fixes the conditions of cash reserve requirement which the scheduled banks have to follow.
the RBI controls the credit operations of the scheduled banks.
the RBI controls the banking system through the system of licensing.
QUESTION 6

The Qualitative credit control by a Central Bank is exercised by which of the following measures? 1. Credit Rationing 2. Consumers' credit regulation 3. Changes in margin requirements on security loans. 4. Variable reserve ratio


Only 1, 2 and 3
Only 2, 3 and 4
Only 2 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 7

The innermost region of a hurricane is known as the hurricane-eye, where ____.


temperature is abnormally low and pressure is lowest.
sky is clear and temperature is the lowest
temperature is abnormally high and pressure is the lowest.
sky is clear under dense cloud cover and pressure is the lowest.
QUESTION 8

Consider the following statements: 1. The Pesticides Management Bill 2008 is still pending in the Parliament. 2. The Pesticides Management Bill 2008 proposes to establish a Central Pesticides Board.


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 & 2
None of the above
QUESTION 9

When a candidate wins a seat after the bypolls, he or she will:


remain in office for a full term of 5 years.
remain in office till the Lok Sabha/Assesbly dissolves.
remain in office for a period decided by the President of India in consultation with the EC.
None of the above
QUESTION 10

Twin balance sheet problem is


The impaired financial positions of the PSBs, which are burdened with high non-performing assets (NPA) and the financial stress of the corporate houses because of slowdown in demand.
The stress on the asset side as well as the liability side for the Public Sector Banks as well as the corporates
The fall in credit growth of Public Sector Banks on the one hand coupled with slowdown in private investment in the economy
The rise in the quantum of bad loans for the Public Sector Banks coupled with the weak fiscal situation of the Central government as well as State governments
QUESTION 11

Which of the following statements regarding Girija Devi is/are correct? 1. She is considered as queen of Thumri. 2. She is a legendary singer of the Benaras gharana. 3. She was awarded with Bharat Ratna.


Only 1 and 2
Only 2 and 3
Only 1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 12

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. Article 324(5) of the Constitution safeguards the Election Commissioner (CEC) from an aribitrary removal. 2. The CEC can be removed from office only by the order of the President, just like a judge of the Supreme Court.


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
None of the above
QUESTION 13

Which of the following statements regarding the Air quality index is/are correct? 1. AQI has been monitored only in 4 major cities across India. 2. AQI is included under Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan.


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
None of the above
QUESTION 14

Arrange the following countries from East to West


Spain, France, Germany, Turkey
France, Spain, Germany, Turkey
Turkey, Gernmany, France, Spain
Gernamny, Turkey, France,Spain
QUESTION 15

Consider the following statements regarding CRISPR/Cas 9: 1. key step in editing an organism's genome is selective targeting of a specific sequence of DNA. 2. Two biological macromolecules, the Cas9protein and guide RNA, interact to form a complex that can identify target sequences with high selectivity.


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
None of the above
REPORT

Total Questions - 15