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Weekly Test | December 2018, Week 4

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Sunda Trench’ 1.It is an oceanic trench located near Sumatra 2.It is the deepest trench in the Indian Ocean Select the correct code:


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 ‘Storheia’ 1.It is an active volcano mountain 2.It is located in Sweden Select the correct code:


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 ‘Cities Investment to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) Challenge’ 1.It will identify top projects in 15 of the 100 selected smart cities. 2.A Loan of EUR 100 million would be extended by L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to selected CITIIS projects in the form of grant. 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 ‘Timberlines’ 1.It is the edge of the habitat at which trees are capable of growing 2.Global warming is causing timberlines to move upward Select the correct code:


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

The ‘Strait of Gibraltar’ is between


Morocco and Spain
Tunisia and Italy
France and England
Denmark and Germany
QUESTION 6

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘AMRUT’ scheme 1.It ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection 2.Affordable housing will be provided to the urban poor with a target of building 20 million affordable houses by 31 March 2022 Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 7

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Agni IV’ 1.It is a two-stage solid propellant missile 2.It has a strike range of 4,000 km Select the correct code:


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

What is ‘Vespucci’ which was recently in news


Italian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
European Navigation Satellite System
Aircraft carrier developed by Brazil
GPS Satellite for US Air Force
QUESTION 9

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)’ 1.It is implemented and steered jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) 2.French IT services firm Atos will build the first phase of supercomputers under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 10

Gupta sculpture was influenced by:


Mathura School
Amravati School
Gandhara School
Both (a) and (b)
QUESTION 11

The ‘Aldabra Atoll’ is nearest to which of the following countries?


Comoros
Seychelles
Indonesia
Maldives
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements and identify the correct ones: 1.Lohit is a tributary to the Brahmaputra River 2.Dhola–Sadiya Bridge is built across the Lohit River Select the correct statements


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

Pratikar, a bilateral military exercise is between


India and Nepal
Nepal and Bhutan
Nepal and Sri Lanka
None of the above
QUESTION 14

Ashok Chawla Committee is concerned with


Army Pay Scales
Long Term Food Policy
Banking Supervision
Allocation of Natural Resources
QUESTION 15

Crevasses form because _________


the glacial surface partially melts, leaving holes and cracks
glacial meltwater erodes small valleys as glacial rivers flow
low confining pressure at the surface causes cracks as the ice flows
a glacial calving process has not been completed
QUESTION 16

‘Net metering’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of promoting the


Use of piped natural gas in the kitchens of households
Installation of CNG kits in motor-cars
Installation of water meters in urban households
Production and use of solar energy by the households/consumers
QUESTION 17

‘Project Tsang-da’ is associated with


Snow Leopard
Waste management
Road Connectivity
Interlining of rivers
QUESTION 18

‘Florianopolis Declaration’ is associated with


Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia
International Whaling Commission
Greek government-debt crisis
QUESTION 19

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Hongyun project’ 1.It is led by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) 2.It aims to provide broadband internet connectivity to users around the world Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Paika Rebellion’ 1.It was not supported by the tribals 2.It was led by Baxi Jagandhu Bidyadhara 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 ‘Lytein River’ 1.It runs a course through the Ladakh 2.It flows along the entire length of Pakistan to merge into the Arabian Sea Select the correct code:


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

Consider the following statements about ‘Sambar’ 1.It is native to the Indian subcontinent only 2.It is listed as ‘Least Concern’ on the IUCN Red List Select the correct statements


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

‘Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary’ is located in


Uttar Pradesh
Nepal
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
QUESTION 24

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017’ 1.It includes reimbursement up to the extent of Central Govt. share of CGST and IGST for 5 Years from the date of commencement of commercial production by the unit 2.The industrial unit set up under the scheme can claim Reimbursement of Centre’s share of income tax for first 5 years including the year of commencement of commercial production by the unit. 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 and identify the correct ones: 1.RBI transfers the surplus funds to the government after keeping all provisions and contingency buffers, according to its statutory mandate under Section 47 of the RBI Act. 2.Central Government has formed Bimal Jalan committee to review the RBI’s existing economic capital framework (ECF). Select the correct statements


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

Total Questions - 25