3 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), consider the following statements:
1. Ministry of Science and Technology is its parent department.
2. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) comes under the CDSCO.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 1 only
Inspired by: Imaging equipment such as CT scanners may be brought under drugs Act

Q.2) Recently, India has successfully test-fired Nag Missile. It is a
a) Air-to-air missile
b) Anti-Tank missile
c) Submarine-launched cruise missile
d) Wire-guided missile
Inspired by: Click2read 

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Tuberculosis’:
1. It can affect different parts of the body, other than lungs.
2. The main cause of TB is Mycobacterium.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) 1 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Which of the following strategies can be used to reduce Current Account Deficit (CAD)?
1. Devaluation of currency
2. Decrease demand for imports
3. Increase exports
4. Deflation
5. Protectionism
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q.5) Which of the following organisations participate in the Kabul Conference (The Kabul Process for Peace & Security Cooperation)?
1. European Union
2. United Nations
3. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: India backs Kabul’s peace offer

Q.6) Other than resistance to pests, what are the prospects for which genetically engineered plants have been created?
a) To enable them to withstand drought
b) To increase the nutritive value of the produce
c) To enable them to grow and do photosynthesis in spaceships and space stations
d) To increase their shelf life

Q.7) The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Naoroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he
1. Exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British
2. Interpreted the ancient Indian texts stored
3. Stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) With reference to Dhrupad, one of the major traditions of India that has been kept alive for centuries, which of the following statements are correct?
1. Dhrupad originated and developed in the Rajput kingdoms during the Mughal Period)
2. Dhrupad is primarily a devotional and spiritual music)
3. Dhrupad Alap users Sanskrit syllables from Mantras.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


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