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Weekly Test | July 2018, Week 4

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements about ‘Madhubani Paintings’ 1.It is practised by people in Bihar and is done using twigs, fingers, brushes and even matchsticks. 2.It was given the coveted GI (Geographical Indication) status in 2006 Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Dhole’ 1.High populations of Dholes are found in the Western Ghats and central Indian forests 2.They are listed as ‘Least Concern’ under the IUCN Red List Select the correct code:


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

“Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan” was launchd in which of the following states? 1.Odisha 2.Jharkhand 3.West Bengal Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
1,2 and 3
QUESTION 4

The term ‘Frankenfixation’ refers to


Technology to fix carbon dioxide (CO2) into the soil
Tool used to identify tumours
Use of neem-coated urea
Recapitalisation of Public Sector Banks
QUESTION 5

SAFAR System is concerned with


Connecting tier 2 & tier 3 cities through airways
Tourism
Air Quality
Mines Allocation
QUESTION 6

Rule of Law Index is released by


International Development Law Organization
World Justice Project
International Bar Association
International Criminal Court
QUESTION 7

The term ‘Secular Stagnation’ was coined by


Angus Deaton
Jean Drèze
Amartya Sen
Alvin Hansen
QUESTION 8

Consider the following statements about The Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) 1.It gives police the right to arrest, without a warrant, anybody violating the Act’s provisions 2.Its execution rests entirely on the discretion of the State government Which of the following statements is/are correct?


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 9

Teesta River flows through which of the following states? 1.West Bengal 2.Sikkim 3.Assam Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
1,2 and 3
QUESTION 10

Test and Treat Policy is associated with which of the following diseases?


HIVAIDS
Tuberculosis
Leprosy
Malaria and Dengu
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements about Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) 1.It is the partner of BirdLife International in India. 2.It is selected as an ENVIS Centre for avian ecology and inland wetlands. Select the correct statement


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements about ‘Pinjore Gardens’ 1.It is an example of the Mughal Gardens architectural style 2.It came under the territory ruled by the Maharajas of Patiala before independence Select the correct code:


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 13

Consider the following statements about ‘Green fluorescent protein (GPF)’ 1.It traditionally refers to the protein first isolated from the jellyfish 2.2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements about ‘Cortisol’ 1.It is called as “stress hormone” because of its connection to the stress response 2.It is made within the pituitary gland Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about Voltage fade 1.It reduces the energy density of a battery 2.Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are immune from voltage fade Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Parker Solar Probe Mission’ 1.It is a joint mission by NASA and Space X 2.It will trace the flow of energy that heats and accelerates the solar corona and solar wind 3.It is launched by Falcon Heavy Select the correct statements


1 and 2
2 only
1 and 3
1,2 and 3
QUESTION 17

‘Project Loon’ was recently in news. It is related to


Wireless communication technology
Waste management technology
Solar power production technology
Water conservation technology
QUESTION 18

Consider the following statements 1.India has a military base in Djibouti 2.Djibouti is a landlocked country enclosed by Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 19

Consider the following statements about ‘Hamas’ 1.It is a secular organisation which recognises Israel and wants to build a state on 1967 borders 2.It was formed in the wake of Arab Spring, 2010. Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 20

Which of the following was known in ancient times as ‘Constantinople’?


Jordan
Libya
Istanbul
Egypt
QUESTION 21

‘Laos’ borders with which of the following countries? 1.Myanmar 2.Thailand 3.Cambodia 4.China Select the correct statements


1, 2 and 3
2 and 3
1, 2, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 4
QUESTION 22

‘K9 VAJRA-T’, which was recently in news is a


Reusable Launch Vehicle
Artillery Gun from South Korea
Newly Commissioned Frigate by Indian Navy
Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
QUESTION 23

Consider the following statements about Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) 1.It is an intergovernmental initiative aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. 2.India is a voting participant in the GBIF Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Pangolins’ 1.Their bodies are covered in hard, keratin scales. 2.They are now extinct in India 3.They are nocturnal in nature Select the correct statements


1,2 and 3
1 and 3
1 and 2
QUESTION 25

‘FDI Confidence Index’ is published by


Boston Consulting Group
AT Kearney
McKinsey
Goldman Sachs
REPORT

Total Questions - 25