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Weekly Test | October 2018, Week 2

QUESTION 1

The term ‘Ghost nets’ refer to


a) Fishing nets that have been left or lost in the ocean
b) Internet that isn't visible to search engines
c) An American private military company security contracting in the Iraq War d) None of the above
d) None of the above
QUESTION 2

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Odonates’. 1. It encompasses the dragonflies and damselflies 2. They are amphibiotic Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Seemai karuvelam’ trees 1. It is native to Mexico, South America and the Caribbean 2. It is an invasive species 3. It produces less oxygen and more carbon dioxide Select the correct statements


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 4

The place, Kutupalong’ was in news recently. Where is it located?


a) Myanmar
b) Bangladesh
c) Thailand
d) Vietnam
QUESTION 5

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy’ 1. It is more common in boys 2. It leads to shortened lifespans Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) 1. It was constituted with the objective of ‘protecting and improving’ the quality of the environment and ‘controlling environmental pollution’ in the National Capital Region. 2. It was constituted at the behest of the Supreme Court. 3. It is mandated to enforce Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) as per the pollution levels. Select the correct statements


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 7

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Rapid Action Force (RAF)’ 1. It is a specialised wing of the Central Industrial Security Force. 2. It is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector general. 3. It is governed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Select the correct statements


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 8

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Bisphenol A’ 1. It is used primarily to make plastics. 2. It is used in food packaging items to extend shelf life and protect food from contamination and spoilage. Select the correct statements


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

Which one of the following is a purpose of ‘UDAY’, a scheme of the Government?


a) Providing technical and financial assistance to start-up entrepreneurs in the field of renewable sources of energy
b) Providing electricity to every household in the country by 2018
c) Replacing the coal-based power plants with natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind and tidal power plants over a period of time
QUESTION 10

Other than poaching, what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of Ganges River Dolphins? 1. Construction of dams and barrages on rivers 2. Getting trapped in fishing nets accidentally 3. Use of synthetic fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals in crop-fields in the vicinity of rivers Select the correct code:


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements about ‘Security Policy Group (SPG)’ 1.It will assist the National Security Council 2.It will chaired by the Cabinet Secretary Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’ 1.It is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. 2.It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Voyager 2’ 1.It is a space probe launched by NASA 2.It was launched along with Cassini–Huygens Mission Select the correct statements


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

Which of the following are considered as ‘ice giants’ in the Solar System? 1.Uranus 2.Neptune 3.Venus Select the correct code:


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 15

Which of the following is an application of NN (Neural Network)? 1.Sales forecasting 2.Data validation 3.Risk management Select the correct code:


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 16

Consider the following statements about ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women At Workplace Act, 2013’ 1.The Act is for any woman who is harassed in any workplace 2.Under the Act, the victims can directly approach the court 3.It replaced the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in the Vishakha case judgment Select the correct code:


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 17

Consider the following statements 1.Tripuri Kingdom merged with India before Independence 2.The state of Tripura came into existence in 1972 along with Meghalaya and Manipur Select the correct statements


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

India is home to which of the following species of Otters? 1.Eurasian Otter 2.Smooth-coated Otter 3.Small-clawed Otter Select the correct code:


a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 19

Consider the following statements about ‘Solicitor General of India’ 1.He/She is the Indian government’s chief legal advisor. 2.He/She is appointed for the period of 3 years. Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements with respect to India’s first ever ‘National Environment Survey’ 1.It will assess carbon sequestration potential of the districts across the country. 2.It will be carried through Environmental Information System (ENVIS). Select the correct statements


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

Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF) was launched by?


World Bank
UNEP
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Vulnerable Twenty (V20)
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements about Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev) 1.It is under the aegis of World Bank Group 2.It is aimed at low-income countries Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘India for Humanity’ initiative 1.It was launched by the Ministry of External Affairs part as of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi 2.It will feature a year-long series of artificial limb fitment camps in a number of countries spanning the globe Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Tylosin’ 1.It is used in veterinary medicine to treat bacterial infections in a wide range of species 2.It has been banned for use as a growth promoter in the EU Select the correct statements


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

Common Risk Mitigating Mechanism (CRMM) is concerned with


UNFCCC
ISA
ASEAN
WTO
REPORT

Total Questions - 25