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Weekly Test | January 2019, Week 2

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements about ‘Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA)’ 1.It is an integrative study of subglacial geobiology, water column and sedimentary organic carbon, and geological processes in Mercer Subglacial Lake 2.SALSA can serve as an on-Earth comparison for habitats deep inside Mars or on the ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Select the correct code:


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 2

‘70 point Performance Grading Index (PGI)’ is associated with


a. MSMEs
b. Education
c. Adolescent Heath
d. Total Fertility Rate
QUESTION 3

‘Betla National Park’ is located in


a. Rayalseema
b. Vidarbha
c. Chhota Nagpur Plateau
d. Mewar
QUESTION 4

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1.River Son originates near Ranchi in Jharkhand 2.North Koel River is a tributary of Son river Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 5

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘National Investigation Agency (NIA)’ 1.It came into existence with the enactment of the National Investigation Agency Act 2.It was created aftermath the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 6

What is ‘VY Canis Majoris’, which was recently in news?


a. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
b. Computer Malware
c. Night Frog
d. Star
QUESTION 7

Which of the following acts established the direct rule of British crown over India?


a. Government of India Act, 1858
b. Pitts India Act
c. Indian Councils Act 1813
d. Indian Councils Act 1833
QUESTION 8

Who of the following social reformers published a set of notes on “Infant Marriage and Enforced Widowhood.”


a. Ishwarchand Vidyasagar
b. Raja Rammohun Roy
c. Bahramji Malabari
d. Swami Dayananada
QUESTION 9

Consider the following statements about priority sector lending certificates (PSLC). 1.PSLC is a short-term accounting instrument used by banks to cover shortfalls in meeting priority sector lending norms 2.The idea of issuing priority sector lending certificates first appeared in the Report of the Dr. Raghu Ram Rajan led Committee on Financial Sector Reforms – A Hundred Small Steps Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 10

‘Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF)’ is managed by


a. World Bank
b. Asian Development Bank
c. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
d. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
QUESTION 11

‘Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY)’ is associated with


a. Tuberculosis
b. Kala Azhar
c. Malaria and Dengue
d. Typhoid
QUESTION 12

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1.The funds for Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) are raised by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) through issuance of bonds 2.LTIF is used for implementation of Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) works Select the correct code:


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 13

Consider the following statements about ‘Bt Brinjal’ 1.It has been developed jointly by the IARI and Punjab Agricultural University 2.It has been developed to give resistance against lepidopteron insects Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act’ 1.It provides for the establishment of an effective system for protection of plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders, and to encourage the development and cultivation of new varieties of plants. 2.It provides mechanism for equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of traditional biological resources and knowledge. Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 15

With reference to the religious practices in India, the “Sthanakvasi” sect belongs to


a. Buddhism
b. Vaishnavism
c. Shaivism
d. Jainism
QUESTION 16

Where is ‘Lake Urmia’ located?


a. Russia
b. Ukraine
c. Poland
d. Iran
QUESTION 17

‘Bhavishya’ Portal’ is associated with


a. Pensions
b. MSMEs
c. Education Loans
d. Skill Development
QUESTION 18

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Global Solar Council (GSC)’ 1.It was launched at the COP 21 climate change meeting in Paris 2.It is international non-profit association of the national, regional and international associations in solar energy and the world‘s leading corporations Select the correct statements


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 19

‘Mudiyettu’ is a traditional ritual theatre and folk dance drama from


a. Tamil Nadu
b. Odisha
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. Kerala
QUESTION 20

Which of the following represents the Rating systems for Green building certification in India? 1.GRIHA – Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment 2.BEE – Bureau of Energy Efficiency 3.CASBEE – Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency 4.IGBC – Indian Green Building Council Choose the correct option:


a. 1 and 4 only
b. 1, 2 and 3 only
c. 1, 2 and 4 only
d. 1, 3 and 4 only
QUESTION 21

‘One Family, One Job’ scheme’ was launched by which of the following states?


a. Odisha
b. Jharkhand
c. Sikkim
d. Telangana
REPORT

Total Questions - 21