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Weekly Test | September 2018, Week 2

QUESTION 1

‘Greyhounds’ have been in news recently, they are


Suicide bombers
Coastal guards
Anti-naxal force
Police dogs used in detecting bombs
QUESTION 2

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act’ 1.It was enacted to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals and to amend the laws relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals 2.The Animal Welfare Board of India was established under this Act 3.It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)’ 1.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Earth Sciences 2.It was founded in 1861 by James Prinsep Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Pacific trash vortex’ 1.It is a gyre of marine debris particles in the central North Pacific Ocean 2.It is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world and is located between Hawaii and California Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ 1.It is a foundation that develops technologies to extract plastic pollution from the oceans and prevent more plastic debris from entering ocean waters 2.System 001 is the world’s first ocean clean-up system developed by ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ Select the correct statements


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

Article 161 of Constitution of India deals with


Extent of executive power of State
Oath or affirmation by the Governor
Qualifications for appointment as Governor
Power of Governor to grant pardons
QUESTION 7

Consider the following statements about ‘International Criminal Court (ICC)’ 1.It is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN) 2.It comprises a panel of 15 judges elected by the General Assembly and Security Council for nine-year terms. Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 8

‘Yudh Abhyas’ is a bilateral military exercise between India and


USA
Japan
France
Russia
QUESTION 9

‘Lippa-Asra wildlife sanctuary’ is located in


Himachal Pradesh
Sikkim
Mizoram
Uttrakhand
QUESTION 10

The Bishkek Declaration is concerned with conservation of


Pandas
Snow Leopards
Coral Reefs
Cougars
QUESTION 11

The ‘Horn of Africa’ is bordered with which of the following water bodies? 1.Red Sea 2.Gulf of Guinea 3.Gulf of Aden Select the correct code:


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

World Economic Outlook is released by


World Economic Forum
IMF
World Bank
None
QUESTION 13

Consider the following statements about ‘Environmental Defense Fund’ 1.It was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. 2.It was established in the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). Select the correct statements


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

Which of the following strait connects Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara?


Bosporus
Dardanelles
Gibraltar
Bering
QUESTION 15

Mukurthi National Park is located in which of the following states?


Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh
Uttrakhand
QUESTION 16

‘Dagadusheth Halwai’ is a famous ‘Ganapati/Ganesha’ temple which was recently in news. Where is it located?


Hampi
Pune
Kolhapur
Dharwad
QUESTION 17

Consider the following statements 1.Swadesh Darshan is a scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, for development of thematic circuits in the country in a planned and prioritised manner. 2.First Tribal Circuit Project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme will be in Chhattisgarh Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘United Nations Interagency Task Force on NCDs (UNIATF)’ 1.It was established by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2013 in response to the 2011 Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs. 2.The World Health Organization acts as a Secretariat and lead for the Task Force Select the correct statements


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

‘Exporting Corruption Report’ is released by


Transparency International
World Economic Forum
United Nations Development Programme
World Bank
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements about ‘OECD Anti-Bribery Convention’ 1.It establishes legally binding standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions 2.India is a party to the convention Select the correct statements


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

IBSAMAR is a naval exercise between members of which of the following groupings?


BRICS
ASEAN
BIMSTEC
Andean Community
QUESTION 22

Which of the following statements about ‘INS Karanj’ is/are correct?


(a)It is a Scorpene Class Submarine
(b)It is built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in collaboration with the Russian Shipbuilding Naval Group
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)
QUESTION 23

Coral reefs in India can be seen in which of the following areas? 1.Gulf of Mannar 2.Gulf of Kutch 3.Lakshadweep islands 4.Andaman and Nicobar islands Select the correct code:


1, 2 and 3
2, 3 and 4
1, 3 and 4
All of the above
QUESTION 24

Consider the following statements about ‘Listeria monocytogenes’ 1.It is capable of surviving in the absence of oxygen. 2.It is an electricity producing bacteria Select the correct code:


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 25

‘Indian Rock Agama’ is mostly found in


Rocky hills of South India
Aravallis
Himalayan Ranges in North East India
Dhaula Dhar range
QUESTION 26

Consider the following statements about ‘BUFFALO Survey’ 1.It is one of the missions co-ordinated by NASA to explore the origins of the earliest galaxies 2.It is built around the six Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Frontier Fields clusters Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 27

Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a national campaign to


Eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavengers
Rehabilitate the homeless and destitute persons and provide them with suitable sources of livelihood
Release the sex workers form their practice and provide them with alternative sources of livelihood
Release the bonded labourers from their bondage and rehabilitate them
QUESTION 28

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is constituted under the


Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
None of the above
REPORT

Total Questions - 28