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Weekly Test | August 2018, Week 2

QUESTION 1

Corruption Perceptions Index is released by


Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption
World Economic Forum
Association for Social Transparency, Rights and Action (ASTRA)
Transparency International
QUESTION 2

CLOUD Act enacted by United States is associated with


Overseas Use of Data
Guns Control
Immigrants and Refugees
Asylum Seekers
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements about ‘Move Hack’ 1.It is aimed at the future of transportation and mobility. 2.It is launched by NITI Aayog in partnership with Government of Singapore. Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 4

Consider the following statements about Advanced Air Defence (AAD) 1.It is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile 2.It can intercept incoming ballistic missile at altitudes of up to 30km Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Fields Medal’ 1.It is awarded to mathematicians and physicists 2.It is awarded annually at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Select the correct statements


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

Which of the following correctly describes ‘Psyche’?


Saturn’s biggest moon
Largest metallic asteroid
Kuiper belt object
Rotavirus Vaccine
QUESTION 7

The ‘8888 Uprising’ refers to


The Burundian Civil War which began following the first multi-party elections in the country since independence from Belgium in 1962
The conflict between the central Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army
An armed conflict in Libya fought between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government.
None of the above
QUESTION 8

‘Bhoomi Project’, which looks into the ‘Online Delivery of Land Records’ is implemented by which of the following states?


Maharashtra
Karnataka
Gujarat
Uttar Pradesh
QUESTION 9

Consider the following statements about ‘Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme’ 1.It is initiated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology 2.It is aimed at enhancing the number of PhDs in Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) and IT/IT Enabled Services (IT/ITES) sectors in the country Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 10

oint military exercise ‘Maitree’ is held between India and


Bhutan
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Thailand
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements about Controller General of Accounts (CGA) 1.CGA is responsible for exchequer control and internal audits 2.CGA derives his/her mandate from Article 150 of the Constitution Select the correct statements


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

Global Nutrition Report is published by


International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
United Nations Development Programme
World Economic Forum
World Bank
QUESTION 13

When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this colour?


Presence of ferric oxides
Abundance of magnesium
Accumulated humus
Abundance of phosphates
QUESTION 14

Kawad Bachana is a story telling tradition from


Gujarat
Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
QUESTION 15

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket is computed by


Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC)
Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP)
Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)
Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO)
QUESTION 16

‘Naresh Chandra Committee’ is associated with


Corporate Governance
Higher Education
Digital Payments
Cryptocurrency
QUESTION 17

‘Global Slavery Index’ is published by


None of the above
World Economic Forum
World Bank
International Labour Organisation
QUESTION 18

Which of the following countries is NOT a part of ‘Borneo Island’?


Indonesia
Philippines
Brunei
Malaysia
QUESTION 19

Which of the following countries is/are members of New Agenda Coalition (NAC)? 1.Brazil 2.New Zealand 3.South Africa Select the correct code:


1,2 and 3
1 and 3
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 20

Peru is bordered by which of the following countries? 1.Ecuador 2.Chile 3.Brazil 4.Argentina 5.Bolivia Select the correct code:


1, 3 and 5
1, 2, 3 and 5
1, 2, 3 and 4
2, 3 and 5
QUESTION 21

The ‘ornate narrow-mouthed frog’ is found in which of the following states? 1.Tamil Nadu 2.Maharashtra 3.Andhra Pradesh Select the correct code:


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

India’s financial assistance to which of the following SAARC countries has declined since 2013? 1.Maldives 2.Bangladesh 3.Bhutan Select the correct code:


1,2 and 3
2 and 3
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 23

Consider the following statements about ‘Paraoxonase 1 (PON1)’ 1.It is the primary defence in mammals against organophosphorus toxicity 2.Marine mammals is losing the ability to make PON1 Select the correct statements


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

‘Camp Lemonnier’ is


US’s only permanent military base in Africa
China’s first overseas military base
India’s first and only air base outside its territory
India’s naval base in Seychelles
QUESTION 25

Brucellosis is


a condition of not generating or breeding freely
a knot formed upon or in the wood of trees by disease
a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver
a disease that can cause abortions in livestock
QUESTION 26

The term ‘Applications Supported by Blocked Amount’ is associated with


SIDBI
RBI
EXIM
SEBI
REPORT

Total Questions - 26