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Weekly Test | October 2018, Week 3

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Zika’ 1.It is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes Mosquito 2.It can cause a paralyzing side effect called Guillain-Barré syndrome Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Mithun’ 1.They are is a large domestic bovine inhabitants of hill-forests 2.It is the State animal of Arunachal Pradesh Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Rushikulya river’ 1.It flows through three states 2.The Rushikulya river mouth beach is a major nesting site of the endangered olive ridley turtles 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 ‘Commercial Paper (CP)’ 1.It is an unsecured money market instrument issued in the form of a promissory note. 2.They are short-term instruments and the maturity period does not exceed over 30 days. Select the correct statements


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

___________ is the ability of a single cell to divide and produce all of the differentiated cells in an organism


a. Totipotency
b. Prepotency
c. Unipotency
d. None of the above
QUESTION 6

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Central Information Commission (CIC)’ 1.It has been constituted under the Right to Information Act, 2005 2.Chief Information Commissioner is appointed by the President of India Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 7

Consider the following statements about ‘National Health Resource Repository (NHRR)’ 1.It is a platform for comprehensive information of both, Private and Public healthcare establishments 2.The vision of the NHRR is to strengthen evidence-based decision making and develop a platform for citizen and provider-centric services by creating a robust, standardized and secured IT-enabled repository of India’s healthcare resources Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements 1.‘Turbidity Current’ is set into motion when mud and sand on the continental shelf are loosened by earthquakes. 2.‘Turbidites’ are sediments which are transported and deposited by frictional flow. Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Make II Scheme’ 1.It is part of ‘Make Procedure’ in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)-2016 2.It is a government-funded scheme Select the correct statements


1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 10

‘Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary’ is located in


a. Arunachal Pradesh
b. Nagaland
c. Assam
d. Manipur
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘HarvestPlus’ 1.It focuses on three critical micronutrients recognized by the World Health Organization as most limiting in diets: iron, zinc, and vitamin A. 2.It is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Youth Road Safety Learners License Programme’ 1.It was launched by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways 2.India committed to this at the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety, wherein the Brasilia Declaration Select the correct statements


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

What is/are the purpose/purposes of Government’s ‘Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme’? 1.To promote FDI in the gold and jewellery sector 2.To reduce India’s dependence on gold imports Select the correct answer using the code given below


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

With reference to ‘Bitcoins’ sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct? 1.Bitcoins are tracked by the Central Banks of the countries. 2.Anyone with a Bitcoin address can send and receive Bitcoins from anyone else with a Bitcoin address. 3.Online payments can be sent without either side knowing the identity of the other Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about Chandra X-ray Observatory 1.It is launched by NASA 2.It is a telescope specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe Select the correct statements


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

‘Global Innovation Index’ is released by


a. World Economic Forum
b. International Monetary Forum
c. World Trade Organisation
d. None of the above
QUESTION 17

‘Global Human Capital Index’ is released by


a. World Economic Forum
b. UNDP
c. International Labour Organisation
d. Oxfam International
QUESTION 18

‘Human Development Index’ is released by


a. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
b. International Labour Organisation (ILO)
c. World Economic Forum (WEF)
d. None of the above
QUESTION 19

Consider the following statements about ‘BepiColombo’ 1.It is a joint mission between European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) 2.It is a mission to study Mercury Select the correct statements


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

‘Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary’ is located in


a. Maharashtra
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Gujarat
QUESTION 21

It was believed that in order to avoid another political crisis like 1857, a vent was required to channelize the discontent of Indians. For this, the retired Civil Servant A O Hume, founder the Indian National Congress. This theory is called:


a. Political Theory of India
b. Lightening Conductor theory
c. Energy Vent Theory
d. Safety Valve Theory
QUESTION 22

The city of Mosul is often in news. It is located in which of the following countries?


a. Syria
b. Yemen
c. Iran
d. Iraq
QUESTION 23

Vietnam is bordered with which of the following countries? 1.Laos 2.China 3.Cambodia 4.Thailand Select the correct code:


a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 2, 3 and 4
c. 1, 3 and 4
d. 1, 2 and 4
QUESTION 24

Bardoli Satyagraha was launched against


a. The oppression of the Muslim landlords
b. Unjustified hike in land revenue by the authorities
c. Oppression of thekedars in charge of revenue collection
d. Refusal to grant remission in land revenue by the authorities despite a drought
QUESTION 25

Two important rivers – one with its source in Jharkhand (and known by a different name in Odisha), and another, with its source in Odisha – merge at a place only a short distance from the coast of Bay of Bengal before flowing into the sea. This is an important site of wildlife and bio-diversity and a protected area. Which one of the following could be this?


a. Chandipur-on-sea
b. Simlipal
c. Gopalpur-on-sea
d. Bhitarkanika
REPORT

Total Questions - 25