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Weekly Test | November 2018, Week 2

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs)’ 1.ECBs can be raised as Loans and Capital Market Instruments 2.ECBs cannot be used for investment in stock market 3.DEA (Department of Economic Affairs) along with RBI (Reserve Bank of India), monitors and regulates ECB guidelines and policies. Select the correct statements


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

‘The Beyond Fake News project’ was launched by


Reuters
British Broadcasting Corporation
Cable News Network
Al Jazeera
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC)’ 1.GITC 2018 is organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD). 2.GITC 2018 is organised in collaboration with Government of Japan. Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 4

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


South China Sea
Timor Sea
Solomon Sea
None of the above
QUESTION 5

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Belmont Forum’ 1.It is an international partnership that mobilizes funding of environmental change research 2.Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), represents India in the Belmont Forum Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 6

Which of the following is/are correct with respect to ‘Neural Networks’? 1.They are artificial copy of the human brain 2.They have high computational rates than conventional computers 3.They learn by examples Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 only
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 7

The term ‘SpiNNaker’ was recently in news. What is it?


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Anti-Ballistic Missile developed by Israel
Microprocessor developed by IIT Madras
Supercomputer
QUESTION 8

Where is ‘Saqqara’ located?


Egypt
Jordan
Greece
Syria
QUESTION 9

Where is ‘Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary’ located?


Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
Kerala
Goa
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements about ‘Atala Masjid’ of Jaunpur 1.It was built by Sultan Sikandar Lodi 2.The style of Atala Masjid’s architecture is known as Sharqi Style Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 11

‘Surabaya’ is a port city of


Java
Borneo
Sulawesi
Flores
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘INS Rana’ 1.It is a Rajput-class destroyer 2.It was built in the former Soviet Union after considerable Indian design modifications to the Akula design Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 13

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Wellcome Trust’ 1.It is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health 2.It is based out of United Kingdom Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Monogenic diabetes 1.It is a rare type of diabetes that’s caused by a single gene mutation 2.Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) is one of the forms of the Monogenic Diabetes Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 15

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Kyaukpyu’ 1.It is a major town in Rakhine State 2.India signed an agreement with Myanmar on building a deep-water port at Kyaukpyu Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 16

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Biodiversity hotspot’ 1.It is a biogeographic region that is both a significant reservoir of biodiversity and is threatened with destruction. 2.The ‘Biodiversity hotspot’ Status is designated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 17

Which of the following is NOT a ‘Tiger Range Country’?


Russia
Thailand
Indonesia
Japan
QUESTION 18

Which of the following are founding partners of the ‘Global Tiger Initiative (GTI)’? 1.World Bank 2.Global Environment Facility (GEF) 3.Smithsonian Institution Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 19

Which of the following countries are members of ‘East Asia Summit (EAS)’? 1.United States of America 2.Russia 3.New Zealand 4.Australia Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 4
All of the above
None of the above
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Global Digital Content Market (GDCM)’ 1.It is organised by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 2.The inaugural GDCM was held in Geneva 2016 Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 21

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘ExoMars’ 1.The NASA and Russia’s Federal Space Agency have teamed up on ExoMars 2.It comprises of two missions, which includes a trace gas research and communication satellite and a rover. Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 22

The terms ‘Mawrth Vallis’ and ‘Oxia Planum’ is associated with


Cryptocurrency
Ransomware
Onion Websites
None of the above
QUESTION 23

‘Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund (EERF)’ was recently in news. Consider the following statements with respect to EERF 1.It aims to expand and sustain investments in the energy efficiency market, build market diversification, and scale up existing technologies. 2.Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) signed a USD 13 million grant to set up the fund. Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 24

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)’ 1.It is a public sector company that provides services to promote Indian exports, by organising trade fairs, buyer-seller meets, and providing information on produce and market. 2.It is under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 25

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL)’ 1.It is a Special Purpose Vehicle which looks into the construction and management of the Strategic Crude Oil Storage facilities 2.It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 26

Which of the following countries do not have a coast on the Adriatic Sea?


Italy
Albania
Croatia
Austria
REPORT

Total Questions - 26