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Weekly Test | February 2018, Week 3

QUESTION 1

select the correct answer regarding exercise Ekuverin (1) It is a joint military exercise between India and Maldives. (2) It is conducted every year alternatively in India and Maldives (3) This year the 8th annual exercise will be held in Goa


1 only
1&2
all of the above
3 only
QUESTION 2

Scientists have recently found a way to induce plants to give out dim lights by embedding specialised nanoparticles in their leaves. (1) luciferase is an enzyme used by fireflies to emit light (2) It is considered as a major step towards turning trees into self powered street lights.


1 only
2 only
both
none
QUESTION 3

National Ayush Mission (1) It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under Ministry of Ayush. (2) its objective is to provide cost effective Ayush services (3) The resource allocation to the States/UTs is based on the performance of the state, populations and backwardness. select the correct code


1 only
1,2&3
2only
1&3
QUESTION 4

select the incorrect statement about INS Kalvari


It is a Scorpene class submarine named after a deep sea tiger shark
it will have both anti surface and anti-submarine warfare
It features Air Independent Propulsion which needs it to surface every few days to get oxygen to recharge the batteries
all of the above
QUESTION 5

(1) Nuclear Suppliers Group is a group of nuclear supplier counties that seek to contribute to regulated proliferation of nuclear weapons (2) NSG was created after India's Smiling Buddha operation at Pokhran. Select the correct answers


1 only
2 only
both
none
QUESTION 6

(1)The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the primary judicial branch of the UN. (2) The role of ICJ is to settle legal disputes submitted to it by states and give advisory opinions on legal matters. Select the correct answers


1 only
2 only
both
none
QUESTION 7

Bharatmala Pariyojana (1) It is a new umbrella program of the highways sector. (2) it seeks to reduce the gaps in the current highway infrastructure to make it more efficient. (3) Special attention is to fulfill the connectivity needs of tribal and backward areas. (4) the project will have a positive impact on the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) of the country. Select the correct answer


1,2&3
3 only
1&3
all of the above
QUESTION 8

Etikoppaka toys get Geographical Indication (GI) tag. (1) They are traditional toys made by artisans in etikoppaka village in Karnataka. (2) They are made of wood and painted with natural dyes (3) A GI tag once given lasts for only 10 years. Select the correct answers


2&3
1 only
1&3
all of the above
QUESTION 9

Which of the following is correctly matched? (1) Cyclone Vardah- India (2) Cyclone Nida- China (3) typhoon Lam- Australia (4) cyclone Winston- UK


1 only
1,2&3
3&4
2&4
QUESTION 10

Select the incorrect answer (1) The Barren islands is the only active volcano in India. (2) It is a submarine emergent volcano which lies above the subduction zone of India and Burmese plate. (3) this volcanic island is a part of Andaman and nicobar islands.


none of the above
3 only
1 only
all of the above
QUESTION 11

select the correct code for Birdlife International (1) It is a UK based Global Partnership of Conservation organisation. (2) It manages the red list of birds for IUCN. (3) publishes a quarterly magazine- World Birdwatch


2 only
1&3
none of the above
1,2&3
QUESTION 12

select the correct answer (1) International Seabed Authority is an intergovernmental body that regulates and controls all mineral related activities in the international seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction (2) it is headquartered in New York (3) India extended its contract with ISA to extract polymetallic modules in the Indian Ocean.


1&2
2&3
1&3
1,2&3
QUESTION 13

Consider the following about Inclusive Internet Index (1) India is ranked at the 47th position due to low connectivity and poor quality of internet. (2) Sweden topped the list followed by Singapore and United States


1only
2 only
both
none
QUESTION 14

Consider the following Statements regarding ' Action Plan for Champion Sectors in Services' recently approved by the Union Cabinet (1) In all 12 Champion Service Sectors have been identified for focussed attention (2) A dedicated fund of 5000crores will be set up to support the initiatives under the action plan.


1 only
2 only
both
none
QUESTION 15

which of the following is correctly matched? (1) meteorological drought- lack of soil moisture (2) agricultural drought- significant decrease in normal precipitation over an area (3) hydrological drought- depletion of surface and sub-surface water resources.


1 only
1&2only
all of the above
3 only
REPORT

Total Questions - 15