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Weekly Test | July 2018, Week 2

QUESTION 1

Which of the following statements about ‘Khan Prahari’ App is/are correct? 1.It is a tool for reporting any illegal coal mining incident 2.It is done through geotagged photographs as well as textual information by any individual


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 2

Consider the following statements 1.‘DNA profiling’ is a forensic technique used to identify individuals by characteristics of their DNA 2.Short tandem repeats (or STRs) are regions of non-coding DNA that contain repeats of the same nucleotide sequence


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 3

Mekedatu dispute is concerned with


a)Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh
b)Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
c)Karnataka and Goa
d)Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
QUESTION 4

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant’ 1.It has a pressurized heavy-water reactor (PHWR) type of nuclear reactor 2.It is the first in the world to have post-Fukushima safety enhancement requirements implemented and operated successfully


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 5

Consider the following statements about National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) 1.It acts as a Non-Statutory body of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 2.The Chairman and the Members of the Commission are appointed by the President


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 6

Consider the following statements with regard to Bharat stage emission standards (BSES) 1.The standards and the timeline for implementation are set by Central Pollution Control Board 2.India will be skipping BS-V and directly move to BS-VI from BS-IV


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 7

Uruguay is bordered by 1.Brazil 2.Paraguay 3.Argentina


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 8

Which of the following countries shares its borders with Caspian Sea? 1.Russia 2.Azerbaijan 3.Georgia


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 9

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focuses on 1.Disaster management 2.Democratic governance 3.Climate resilience Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements about‘Washington Convention’ 1.It is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals 2.India is a party to the convention 3.It is legally binding on the Parties


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
all of the above
QUESTION 11

An interim mechanism called the ‘Peace Clause’ is available for developing nations. It is concerned with


IMF
WTO
UNFCCC
ISA
QUESTION 12

Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) is often in news in the context of India and


Israel
Japan
USA
France
QUESTION 13

‘Basavanna’ is associated with which of the following?


Vaisheshika
Mimamsa
Nyaya
None of the above
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements about National Testing Agency (NTA) 1.The idea of NTA was first recommended in the national education policy 1986 2.It replaced the CBSE examination conducting units Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 15

Consider the following statements about European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 1.It was established to help build a new, post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe 2.Only the members of European Union can be members of the EBRD Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 16

Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code is concerned with


Adultery
Criminal Breach of Contracts of Service
Defamation
Offences affecting the Human Body
QUESTION 17

Which of the following statements about ‘Iberian Peninsula’ is/are correct?


Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula
It is the largest European Peninsula
Both (a) nor (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)
QUESTION 18

‘Price Stabilization Fund’ scheme is administered by which of the following Ministries?


Food Processing Industries
Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Finance
Agriculture
QUESTION 19

Panmunjom Declaration is associated with


Korean Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
Yucatan Peninsula
Scandinavian Peninsula
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements 1.Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalises homosexuality 2.Suresh Kumar Koushal vs. Naz Foundation Judgement is associated with Section 377 of the IPC


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 21

UMANG app is associated with


Filing RTI online
Access to the pan-India e-Gov services from the Central, State, Local Bodies, and Agencies of government
Tourism
Citizen engagement platform for direct citizen participation in governance
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements about Bitcoin regulations in India 1.It is considered as a commodity derivative 2.Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is the regulatory body for cryptocurrencies Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 23

Consider the following statements about United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) 1.It has 100 members elected for three-year terms through direct and secret ballot. 2.The Council’s Membership is based on equitable geographical distribution. Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 24

‘Eighth Schedule’ in the Constitution of India contains


Provisions as to the Administration of Tribal Areas in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram
Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats
Provisions as to disqualification on ground of defection
List of recognized languages
QUESTION 25

‘UN Resolution 2427’, which was in news recently, is associated with


Children and armed conflict
International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Maintenance of international peace and security
Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
QUESTION 26

‘Global Innovation Index (GII)’ is published by


World Economic Forum
World Bank
World Intellectual Property Organization
World Trade Organisation
REPORT

Total Questions - 26