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Weekly Test | October 2018, Week 4

QUESTION 1

‘Bangaram Island’ was in news recently. Where is it located?


a. Lakshadweep
b. Goa
c. Odisha
d. West Bengal
QUESTION 2

What is ‘Hiyang Tannaba’?


a. A traditional boat race of Manipur
b. Martial Art of Arunachal Pradesh
c. Colourful Motifs done with hands and paint made of rice and flour on auspicious occasions in Mizoram.
d. An instrument played by Buddhist Monks
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Bala Bodhisattva’ 1. It was found in Sarnath in early 1900s 2.The inscription on it states that Kanishka I had several kshatrapas under his commands in order to rule his vast territory Select the correct statements


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

‘Gandikota Gorge’ is formed by which of the following rivers?


a. Brahmaputra
b. Godavari
c. Pennar
d. Krishna
QUESTION 5

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Hiuen Tsang’ 1.He was known as ‘Prince of Pilgrims’ 2.He travelled India during the reign of Chandra Gupta II Choose the appropriate code


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Biodiversity Atlas – India’ 1.It provides a powerful natural history web-platform for species-based bioinformatics 2.Mammals of India (MaOI) is a part of the Biodiversity Atlas. Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management’ 1.It provides a forum for the active exchange of innovations, knowledge and practice in citizen-centred service delivery, leadership development and growth, and public service management 2.It is under the aegis of United Nations (UN) Select the correct statements


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

‘PRISM’ is a tool used to collect private electronic data belonging to users of major internet services. It is associated with which of the following countries?


a. United States of America
b. France
c. India
d. China
QUESTION 9

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GEPI)’ 1.It is a public-private partnership led by national governments 2.World Health Organization (WHO) and e United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are partners of the GEPI Select the correct statements


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

Where is the famous ‘Kamakhya temple’ located?


a. Hampi
b. Chidambaram
c. Srikalahasti
d. Guwahati
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Agalega islands’ 1.They are two outer islands of Seychelles located in the Indian Ocean 2.It is leased to India for the development of strategic assets Select the correct statements


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

‘Huyen langlon’ is an Indian martial art from


a. Manipur
b. Nagaland
c. Arunachal Pradesh
d. Mizoram
QUESTION 13

Which of the following is/are correctly matched? 1.World Economic Forum – Global Gender Gap Index 2.UNESCO – Gender Inequality Index 3.OECD – Women’s Empowerment Index (WEI) Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 1 and 2
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements about ‘ARYA Project’ 1.It was initiated by the Indian Council of Agriculture (ICAR) 2.It is implemented through Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) 3.It is aimed at attracting and empowering the Youth to take up various Agriculture and allied services Select the correct statement


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

The G?yatr? Mantra is a highly revered mantra from the Rig Veda dedicated to


1.Varuna
2.Surya
3.Agni
4.Savitri
QUESTION 16

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Significant Economic Presence (SEP)’ 1.The Finance Act, 2018 introduced the concept of SEP in the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) 2.It provided that the SEP of a non-resident in India will constitute its business connection in India. Select the correct code:


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

‘Living Planet Report’ is released by


a. United Nations Environment Programme
b. World Commission on Environment
c. World Wildlife Fund
d. None of the above
QUESTION 18

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1.National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is attached to Ministry of Home Affairs 2.Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems (CCTNS) is being implemented by the NCRB Select the correct code:


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Electoral Bond Scheme 2018’ 1.Registered political parties that have secured not less than 1 per cent of the votes polled in the last election of the Lok Sabha or legislative assembly will be eligible to receive electoral bonds. 2.Electoral bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or entities incorporated or established in India 3.State Bank of India (SBI) is the only authorised bank to issue such bonds. Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 1 and 2
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
QUESTION 20

‘Vrindavani Vastra’ was in news recently. It is related which of the following states?


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

Which one of the following mountain ranges is spread over only one State in India? 1.Satpura 2.Aravalli 3.Sahyadri Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 1 and 2
c. 1 and 3
d. None of the above
QUESTION 22

Consider the following statements about Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) 1.The zone experiences low precipitation 2.The zone experiences high humidity Select the correct statements


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

The term ‘Iffy Quotient’ was in news recently. What is it related to?


a. Real Estate
b. Equalisation Levy
c. Fake News
d. Open Market Operations
QUESTION 24

Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is associated with which of the following organisations?


a. BRICS
b. G4
c. European Union
d. SCO
QUESTION 25

A place called ‘Umru’ was in news recently. Where is it located?


a. Ladakh
b. Odisha
c. Pondicherry
d. None of the above
REPORT

Total Questions - 25