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Weekly Test | November 2018, Week 4

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Quadricycles’ 1.It cannot be used for personal use according to the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 2.It is being promoted as a replacement to the three-wheeler auto-rickshaws Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Hansen’s disease’ 1.It is a bacterial disease 2.It affects the skin and nerves which can lead to physical deformity and disability if left untreated Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Apep’, which was recently in news. 1.It is capable of producing a gamma-ray burst 2.It is named after the serpentine Egyptian god of chaos Select the correct code:


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 ‘Mountain gorilla’ 1.It is native to South East Asia 2.It is listed as critically endangered under the IUCN Red list Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 5

‘Rothschild’s giraffe’ is listed as ________ under IUCN Red List


Endangered
Near Threatened
Vulnerable
Extinct
QUESTION 6

‘Greenhouse Gas Bulletin’ is published by


World Meteorological Organization
World Economic Forum
UN Environment
Climate Vulnerable Forum
QUESTION 7

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘World Meteorological Organization (WMO)’ 1.It is a specialized agency of the United Nations 2.It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 8

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI)’ 1.It could limit the effect and impact of climate change due to rising levels of greenhouse gases 2.It involves injection of all the inert gases Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 9

The ‘Bo Tribe’ was indigenous to


Andamans
Haiti
Hawaii
Papua New Guinea
QUESTION 10

‘Warsaw International Mechanism’ is associated with


Climate Change
Disaster Risk Reduction
Proliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology
Chemical and biological weapons
QUESTION 11

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘hantaviruses’ 1.It is transmitted to humans who inhale the virus from the urine, faeces, or saliva of infected rodents 2.It causes severe and fatal respiratory infections 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 ‘Global Compact for Migration’ 1.It addresses issues such as how to protect migrants and how to integrate them into new countries or how to return them to their original home countries. 2.It is a non-binding “intergovernmental negotiated agreement 3.It is consistent with target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 13

The ‘Data City Programme’ was recently launched by which of the following states?


Karnataka
Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Peste des petits ruminants (PPR)’ 1.It is a highly contagious viral disease that afflicts goats and sheep 2.It is completely eradicated in India 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 ‘Logix India’ 1.It is being organized by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) 2.It is aimed at improving logistics cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies for India’s Global Trade Select the correct code:


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

The effect of POPs on human and environmental health was discussed, with intention to eliminate or severely restrict their production, by the international community at the


Montreal Protocol
Kyoto Protocol
Stockholm Convention
Minamata Convention
QUESTION 17

‘Gupta sculpture’ was influenced by: 1.Mathura school 2.Amravati school 3.Gandhara school Select the correct code:


1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above
QUESTION 18

‘World Energy Outlook’ Report is given by


Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
UNFCCC
International Energy Agency
World Bank
QUESTION 19

Kebul Lamjao is India’s only floating National Park. Which of the following lakes hosts this park?


Dal Lake
Wular Lake
Chilka Lake
Loktak Lake
QUESTION 20

‘Laffer curve’ is related to


Inflation
Balance of Payment
Taxation
Employment
QUESTION 21

‘Inclusive Wealth Report 2018’ report is published by 1. It evaluates the capacities and performance of the nations around the world to measure sustainability of economy and wellbeing of their people 2. It is a biennial report led by the UN Environment Select the correct statements


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

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Water Security Indicator Model (WSIM)’ 1. It identifies locations on Earth’s terrestrial surface that are currently or forecast to be experiencing deficits or surpluses of fresh water 2. It is an open-source project developed by International Water Association Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 23

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Hog Deer’ 1. It is an endangered species in the IUCN Red List 2. It is protected under Schedule I of the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 Select the correct code:


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Sea of Azov’ 1. It is linked by the narrow Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea 2. It is bounded in the northwest by Ukraine, in the southeast by Russia Select the correct code:


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

The term 'Domestic Content Requirement' is sometimes seen in the news with reference to


a) Developing solar power production in our country
b) Granting licences to foreign T.V. channels in our country
c) Exporting our food products to other countries
d) Permitting foreign educational institutions to set up their campuses in our country
REPORT

Total Questions - 25