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Weekly Test | September 2018, Week 3

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements about ‘EyeROV TUNA’ 1.It is India’s first underwater robotic drone 2.It is developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation. Select the correct code:


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 2

Boko Haram, an extremist group often in news is based in?


Iraq
Nigeria
Lebanon
Syria
QUESTION 3

‘Mt Everest Friendship Exercise’ is held between


India and Nepal
Bhutan and Nepal
Nepal and China
BIMSTEC Members
QUESTION 4

Consider the following statements with respect to International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 1.It is part of the World Bank Group 2.It was established in 1966 by the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States. 3.India is not a member of the ICSID Select the correct statements


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 5

The Draft ‘India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)’ is released by


International Energy Agency (IEA)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
The Ozone Cell of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
QUESTION 6

Consider the following statements with respect to Minimum Import Price (MIP) 1.It is a form of quantitative restriction not seen as compliant with the WTO norms 2.It can be seen as government’s policy of promoting domestic industry Select the correct statements


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 7

Which of the following statements with respect to ‘invasive species’ is/are correct?


(a) It can cause decline or extinction of a native species
(b)They have high reproduction rates
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)
QUESTION 8

‘Pension Adalats’ are organised by


Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
NITI Aayog
QUESTION 9

Which of the following statements regarding NASA’s Juno Spacecraft is/are correct?


(a)It is second spacecraft to orbit Uranus, after the Galileo probe.
(b)The previous mission had found evidence of subsurface saltwater on Uranus’s moons Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements about Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) 1.It finds exoplanets that periodically block part of the light from their host stars 2.It looks for dips in the visible light of stars, to determine the size of the exoplanet 3.It is developed by European Space Agency (ESA) Select the correct statements


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 11

‘Nahargarh Biological Park’ is located in


Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Maharashtra
QUESTION 12

‘Kudumbashree’ is the women empowerment and poverty eradication program conceived by which of the following states?


Kerala
Tamil Nadu
Karnataka
Telangana
QUESTION 13

‘Mangkhut Typhoon’ hot which of the following?


Philippines
Madagascar
Florida, USA
Malta
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements 1.DRIP seeks to assist States in the rehabilitation and improvement of large dams 2.DHARMA is a web-based software package to support the effective collection and management of Dam Safety data in respect of all large dams Select the correct statements


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 15

In the context, what is the implication of ratifying the ‘Additional protocol’ with the international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’?


The military nuclear installations come under the inspection of IAEA.
The country will have the privilege to but uranium from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
The country automatically becomes a member of the NSG
The civilian nuclear reactors come under IAEA safeguards.
QUESTION 16

‘Exercise Aviaindra’ is an Air Force level exercise between India and


Russia
France
Japan
United Kingdom
QUESTION 17

Consider the following statements about Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) 1.Executive Council is chaired by the Cabinet Secretary 2.Political Council is chaired by the Prime Minister 3.The directives of the NCA are to be operationalised by the Strategic Forces Command under the control of a Commander-in-Chief of the rank of Air Marshal Select the correct statements


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 18

‘Urja Ganga’ is concerned with


River Ganga Rejuvenation
Hydro Electric Projects in Ganga Basin
Gas Pipeline Project
Mekong Ganga Cooperation
QUESTION 19

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Vantangiyas’ 1.The Vantangiya community comprises people brought from Myanmar during the colonial rule to plant trees for afforestation. 2.They were brought by Lord Mountbatten Select the correct statements


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements about ‘XMM-Newton’ 1.It is launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) 2.It is tasked with investigating interstellar X-ray sources, performing narrow- and broad-range spectroscopy. Select the correct statements


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 21

Consider the following statements about ‘Pika’ 1.It is a member of the rat family 2.It is a keystone species Which of the following statements is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements about ‘UTRAQ’


(a)It is a Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) module
(b)It is based on India Space Research Organisation’ (ISRO) Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) to track locations
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)
QUESTION 23

‘Living Planet Index’ is released by


World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
IUCN
REPORT

Total Questions - 23