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Weekly Test | November 2018, Week 3

QUESTION 1

Where is ‘Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary’ located?


Kerala
Odisha
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
QUESTION 2

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


Greenland
Argentina
Iceland
New Zealand
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Tissue Chips in Space’ initiative 1.It is an initiative by European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) 2.It seeks to better understand the role of microgravity on human health and disease Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘GROWTH-India’ 1.It is a part of the international Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen) network. 2.It is India’s first robotic telescope jointly constructed by Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, and IIT Bombay 3.It is located at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle in Ladakh Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Bacteriophage’ 1. It is a type of virus that infects bacteria. 2. It is composed of a nucleic acid molecule that is surrounded by a protein structure. Select the correct code:


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

The terms ‘Letter of comfort’ and ‘Sovereign Guarantee’ were in news recently in the context of


a) Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Crisis
b) Punjab National Bank Scam
c) Extradition Treaty between India and Indonesia
d) Rafale Deal
QUESTION 7

‘Banihal Qazigund Tunnel’ is a tunnel in which of the following ranges?


a) Karakoram Range
b) Pir Panjal Range
c) Ladakh Range
d) Zanskar Range
QUESTION 8

In economics parlance the term, ‘Side Pocket’ refers to


a) Back Series GDP Data
b) Headline Inflation
c) Core Inflation
d) None of the above
QUESTION 9

‘Mitakshara’ and ‘Dayabhaga’ is associated with


a) A work on astronomy
b) A treatise on ancient Hindu law of inheritance
c) An Agamic text
d) A compendium on medicine
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge’ 1. The objective of this challenge is to invite innovative ideas based on cutting edge technology to reform Government processes. 2. The platform for the Grand Challenge is the Startup India Portal. Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to a ‘Decision Support System (DSS)’ 1. It is a computer programme that helps in making sound rational decisions using mathematical programming and operation research techniques. 2. It can be used for effective implementation of government schemes Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Capital Adequacy ratio (CAR)’ 1. It measures a bank's capital in relation to its risk-weighted assets. 2. CAR of 9% is prescribed under the Basel III norms Select the correct statements


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

Which of the following are examples of ‘slash and burn’ agriculture? 1. Conuco 2. Roca 3. Masole Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 14

The term ‘Economic Capital Framework (ECF)’ was in news recently in the context of


a) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
b) World Trade Organisation (WTO)
c) Ease of Doing Business
d) MSMEs
QUESTION 15

Consider the following statements 1. The epistemology of Vai?e?ika school of Hinduism accepted only two reliable means to knowledge - perception and inference 2. Samkhya is the ancient school of Indian materialism Select the correct statements


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

‘Green Growth Equity Fund’ is a joint fund between


a) BRICS Countries
b) Quad Countries
c) Member of International Solar Alliance
d) None of the above
QUESTION 17

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) 1. It is an intergovernmental, binding, permanent framework and a structured process to gradually deepen defence cooperation within European Union framework 2. It is formed to counter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 18

'Project C.A.T’ is


a) A trap-neuter-return initiative for community cats in Mumbai
b) A project aimed at conserving the wild tiger population, by Discovery Communications and World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
c) A concept for a unmanned single-stage reusable spaceplane capable of horizontal take-off and landing by HAL
d) None of the above
QUESTION 19

‘Aghanashini Lion Tailed Macaque Conservation Reserve’ is located in


a) Kerala
b) Karnataka
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Goa
QUESTION 20

‘Bhudhaar’, an initiative launched by Andhra Pradesh is related to


Medical Insurance
Crop Insurance
Land Registrations
Subsidised Electricity
QUESTION 21

The place called ‘Lusaka’ was recently in news. Where is it located?


South East Asia
Central Asia
Northern Africa
None of the above
QUESTION 22

‘Battle of Aberdeen’ is associated with


Natives of the Andaman Islands
Natives of the Lakshadweep Islands
Rohingyas of Myanmar
Matuas of Bengal
QUESTION 23

‘Virtual Climate Summit’, is the brainchild of


Denmark
Sweden
Norway
Marshall Islands
QUESTION 24

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF)’ 1.It was formed to increase the accountability of industrialized nations for the consequences of global climate change. 2.It was founded by the Maldives during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference Select the correct statements


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

Total Questions - 24