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Weekly Test | August 2018, Week 4

QUESTION 1

‘INS Vikramaditya’ is a/an


Aircraft carrier
Frigate
Submarine
Corvette
QUESTION 2

Consider the following statements about ‘Indian Ocean Conference (IOC)’ 1.The inaugural IOC will be held in Vietnam. 2.It is organised by Indian Foundation along with the partners from Singapore, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Select the correct statements


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

OSIRIS-Rex is a NASA study and sample return mission of which of the following asteroid?


Florence
Phobos & Deimos
Bennu
Ceres
QUESTION 4

In, India, markets in agricultural products are regulated under the


Food Products Order, 1956 and Meat and Food Products Order, 1973
Essential Commodities Act, 1955
Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937
None
QUESTION 5

Consider the following statements ‘CAT Bonds’ 1.It is a high-yield debt instrument that is usually insurance-linked and meant to raise money in case of a catastrophe 2.The primary investors in these bonds are long-term bond investors such as life insurers, and primary pension fund managers Select the correct statements


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

Which of the following are properties of ‘Carbon Fibre’? 1.High chemical resistance 2.High temperature tolerance 3.Low thermal expansion Select the correct code:


1,2 and 3
1 and 3
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 7

‘Rights of Passage’, recently in news is a study associated with


Elephants
Cargo Ships
Global Oil Checkpoints
NAFTA
QUESTION 8

Which of the following is/are correctly matched? Biosphere Reserve State 1.Nokrek Mizoram 2.Seshachalam Karnataka 3.Cold Desert Himachal Pradesh Select the correct statements


1,2 and 3
3 only
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 9

List of “Non-Cooperative Countries or Territories” (NCCTs) is prepared by


Financial Action Task Force
International Monetary Fund
World Bank
None of the above
QUESTION 10

‘Project Swarn’ is concerned with


Enhanced passenger experience
Railway Safety
Installation of Rooftop Solar Panels on Trains
Freight Transport
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements about ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’ 1.It has been launched to plug gaps of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) & Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) 2.It provides LED bulbs to domestic consumers with a target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs Select the correct statements


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

The term, ‘Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR)’ is associated with


Prompt Corrective Action (PCA)
Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC)
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Open Skies Treaty
QUESTION 13

Which of the following statements with respect to ‘PRAGATI‘ is/are correct?


It is aimed at addressing common man’s grievances, and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments
It involves Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements about ‘SAMEEP’ 1.It is an outreach mission that aims to take Indian foreign policy and its global engagements to students across country 2.It is a mandatory programme for MEA officials of ranks undersecretary and above to go back to any school or college in their hometown or to their alma mater Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Pacific Ridley turtles’ 1.They have a circumtropical distribution, living in tropical and warm waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans 2.The Coast of Odisha is one of the largest mass nesting site for these turtles Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘ICESat-2’ 1.It is part of NASA’s Earth Observing System 2.It will measure vegetation canopy height as a basis for estimating large-scale biomass and biomass change Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 17

Consider the following statements 1.The non-attainment cities are those that have fallen short of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for over five years. 2.These cities as part of the National Clean Air Campaign (NCAP) need to implement measures aimed at mitigating air pollution. Select the correct statements


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

‘Wolbachia’ was in news recently. What is it?


It is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria
It is a navigation satellite program being developed by the European Union
It is a drug being developed under the ‘Horizon 2020’
It is a new moth species
QUESTION 19

Which of the following countries does NOT have Adriatic Sea as a boundary?


Macedonia
Albania
Montenegro
Croatia
QUESTION 20

‘Chola Naikar’ tribe is found in


Odisha
Kerala
Manipur
Mizoram
QUESTION 21

‘Brow-antlered Deers’ are found in which of the following countries? 1.Cambodia 2.Myanmar 3.India Select the correct code:


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis’. 1.It selectively affects motor neurons, the cells that control voluntary muscles of the body. 2.It is characterized by stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscles decreasing in size. Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Chitosan’ 1.It is found in the shell of crab, shrimp and also in the cell wall of fungi. 2.It is among the biological adsorbents used for heavy metals removal without negative environmental impacts 3.It is useful in bandages to reduce bleeding and as an antibacterial agent Select the correct statements


1,2 and 3
3 only
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 24

Tinkhatia system is associated with


Bardoli Satyagraha
Ahmadabad Mill Strike
Kheda Satyagraha
Champaran Satyagraha
REPORT

Total Questions - 24