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Weekly Test | August 2018, Week 3

QUESTION 1

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 2

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 3

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 4

‘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 5

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 6

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


SIDBI
RBI
EXIM
SEBI
QUESTION 7

Which of the following operation were launched by Indian Army to rescue and provide relief operation in flood-hit Kerala? 1.Operation Madad 2.Operation Sahyog 3.Operation Raahat Select the correct code:


1,2 and 3
2 only
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 8

Consider the following statements with respect to Asia–Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) 1.It was launched by India in partnership with the BRICS 2.It primarily focuses on Development Cooperation Projects, Quality Infrastructure and Institutional Connectivity, Enhancing Skills, and People-to-People Partnership Select the correct statements


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

Which of the following countries are members of the East African Community (EAC)? 1.Nigeria 2.Tanzania 3.Uganda 4.Rwanda Select the correct code:


1, 2 and 3
2, 3 and 4
1, 2, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 4
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements 1.Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. 2.‘PEGylated Streptokinase’ is CSIR’s patented clot buster. Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements about ‘Kaziranga National Park’ 1.It has the largest population of the Wild water buffalo 2.It has been identified as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International 3.It is a World Heritage Site Select the correct statements


1,2 and 3
1 and 3
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements about ‘Gol Gumbaz’ 1.It is the mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah 2.Its architecture style suggests Timurid and Persian styles Select the correct statements


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

‘Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary’ is located in which of the following states?


Mizoram
Meghalaya
Manipur
Nagaland
QUESTION 14

‘Parkinson’s disease’ is a


Condition wherein the blood vessel connecting the pulmonary artery to the proximal descending aorta fails to close after birth
Birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord
Birth defect in which the individual has more than the usual number of limbs
None of the above
QUESTION 15

TROPEX is a defence exercise between


India and Nepal
Nepal and Bhutan
India and Sri Lanka
None of the above
QUESTION 16

‘Kasturirangan Committee Report’ and ‘Gadgil Committee Report’ are concerned with


Labour Reforms
Interlinking Rivers
Protection of Western Ghats
Ganga Action Plan
QUESTION 17

Consider the following statements about ‘International Nitrogen Initiative’ 1.It is an international program, set up in 2003 under sponsorship of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). 2.It is aimed at optimizing nitrogen’s beneficial role in sustainable food production, and minimizing nitrogen’s negative effects on human health and the environment resulting from food and energy production. Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 18

‘Panini Language Laboratory’ was recently opened in


Maldives
Mauritius
Fiji
Japan
QUESTION 19

Teesta River flows through which of the following states? 1.West Bengal 2.Sikkim 3.Assam 4.Tripura Select the correct code:


1, 2 and 3
1 and 2
1, 2, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 4
QUESTION 20

Cyprus is located in


Southwestern Pacific Ocean
Melanesia
Mediterranean Sea
Bismarck Sea
QUESTION 21

Consider the following statements about ‘Extended Reality’ 1.It is a term referring to all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables. 2.It includes augmented reality (AR), augmented virtuality (AV) and virtual reality (VR). Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements about ‘Basking Sharks’ 1.They occur in temperate and boreal oceans 2.They hibernate during winters 3.It is a plankton-eating shark species Select the correct statements


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

Amnesty International is


An agency of the United Nations to help refugees of civil wars
A global Human Rights Movement
A non-governmental voluntary organization to help very poor people
An inter-governmental agency to cater to medical emergencies in war-ravaged regions
QUESTION 24

Which of the following statements correctly defines the practice of ‘Intercropping’?


Different crops are grown in the same field in different rows
Different crops are grown successively on the same field in different seasons.
Growing a crop and rearing of animals in the same field.
Alternate growth of crops and leaving the land fallow.
QUESTION 25

Meiteis are majority ethnic group of


Mizoram
Meghalaya
Manipur
Nagaland
QUESTION 26

Ngari’ was in news recently. It is located in


Patagonia
Eastern Africa
Central Asia
None of the above
QUESTION 27

RBI is looking to set up a ‘Public Credit Registry (PCR)’—an information repository that collates all loan information of individuals and corporate borrowers. Consider the following statements wrt. PCR. 1.A High Level Task Force headed by Y.M. Deosthalee recommended the setting up of PCR by RBI in a phased and modular manner 2.RBI Act does not empower the central bank to regulate the PCR Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 28

‘#MeToo Movement’ is against


Sexual harassment
Data Privacy
Global Inequality
Global Hunger
QUESTION 29

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Blast Fishing’ 1.It is the practice of using explosives to stun or kill schools of fish 2.It destroys the calcium carbonate coral skeletons and is one of the continual disruptions of coral reefs Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 30

Consider the following statements about ‘Chandrayaan-1’ 1.It is a remote sensing lunar satellite 2.It had a mass of 1,380 kg at launch 3.Presence of frozen water deposits on the Moon’s Polar Regions was confirmed by NASA using data collected from ‘Chandrayaan -1’ Select the correct statements


1,2 and 3
1 and 3
1 and 2
1 and 3
REPORT

Total Questions - 30