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10 Jan 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

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    Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Graphene’.
    1. Graphene is one of the strongest materials known and also conduct electricity better than silver.
    2. Graphene transistors can potentially enable communication in the terrahertz frequency range, which is 1,000 times faster than 4G or 5G technologies.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a) 1 only
    b) 2 only
    c) Both 1 and 2
    d) Neither 1 nor 2


    Q.2) In the context of bird species and their habitat, consider the following pairs:
    1. Nilgiri laughingthrush : Silent Valley National Park
    2. Palani laughingthrush : Munnar hills
    3. Banasura laughingthrush : Nilgiri and Wayanad ranges
    Which of the pairs given above correctly matched?
    a) 1 and 2
    b) 3 only
    c) 2 and 3
    d) 1,2 and 3


    Q.3) Under the Swadesh Darshan scheme, thematic circuits have been identified for development, which of the following is/are circuits identified under this:
    1. Temples Circuit
    2. Himalayan Circuit
    3. Coastal Circuit
    4. Mahabharata Circuit
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    a) 1,2 and 4 only
    b) 2 and 3 only
    c) 3 and 4 only
    d) All of the above


    Q.4) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Tarun Bharat Sangh (TBS)’.
    1. Tarun Bharat Sangh is a non-governmental organization directed by Kailash Satyarthi, in Rajasthan.
    2. Tarun Bharat Sangh promotes the community-driven-decentralized-management of the natural resources.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a) 1 only
    b) 2 only
    c) Both 1 and 2
    d) Neither 1 nor 2


    Q.5) Recently, Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India have found a new species of Zingiber(commonly referred as Ginger), with good medicinal values from which of the following region?
    a) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    b) North Coastal Andhra Pradesh
    c) South-West Bengal
    d) Lakshadweep Islands


    Q.6) With reference to ‘fuel cells’ in which hydrogen-rich fuel and oxygen are used to generate electricity, consider the following statements :
    1. If pure hydrogen is used as a fuel, the fuel cell emits heat and water as by-products.
    2. Fuel cells can be used for powering buildings and not for small devices like laptop computers.
    3. Fuel cells produce electricity in the form of Alternating Current (AC).
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (CSP-2015)
    A. 1 only
    B. 2 and 3 only
    C. 1 and 3 only
    D. 1, 2 and 3


    Q.7) Kalamkari painting refers to: (CSP-2015)
    A. a hand-painted cotton textile in South India
    B. a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India
    C. a block-painted woollen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India
    D. a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India


    Q.8) Which one of the following best describes the main objective of ‘Seed Village Concept’? (CSP-2015)
    A. Encouraging the farmers to use their own farm seeds and discouraging them to buy the seeds from others
    B. Involving the farmers for training in quality seed production and thereby to make available quality seeds to others at appropriate time and affordable cost
    C. Earmarking some villages exclusively for the production of certified seeds
    D. Identifying the entrepreneurs in villages and providing them technology and finance to set up seed companies


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  • Profile photo of Kumaran Ravi Kumaran Ravi @kumaranravi


    • Profile photo of Robindro Khwairakpam Robindro Khwairakpam @robindrosingh

      Where do we get the answer as provided by CD.

    • Profile photo of Discuss Discuss @discuss

      @robindrosingh, scroll down to below the 8th question.

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  • Profile photo of anjali tushir anjali tushir @anjalitushir28

    2) b
    3) d
    4) d
    5) a
    6) a
    7) a
    8) b

  • Profile photo of Rudraveer Singh Rudraveer Singh @rudraveersingh


  • Profile photo of Kunal Aggarwal Kunal Aggarwal @kunalaggarwal

    1 – c
    2 – a [Banasura is only in Wayanad ranges]
    3 – b [Krishna, Ramayana, Budhhist, Himalyan, Desert, Coastal etc]
    4 – b [It is started by Rajendar Singh, known as waterman of India]
    5 – a [Being used by PVTG since long time]
    6 – a [I think it can be used to power small devices and it produces Direct current]
    7 – a [AP based]
    8 – b [guess!!]

  • Profile photo of PANKAJ AGGARWAL PANKAJ AGGARWAL @pankaj-aggarwal

    1.c3.a 4.b

  • Profile photo of Anil Anil @anil-hembrom

    2-a (Banasura restricted to Wayanad district)
    3-b (Other Circuits are Ramayana Circuit and Krishna Circuit)
    4-b (Rajendra Singh, not Kailash Satyarthi)

  • Profile photo of Avancha Anil Avancha Anil @avanchaanil04

    2)a(in papers it has written that it is restricted to wayanad ranges)
    4)b(TBS belongs to Rajendra Singh-WATER MAN OF INDIA- received RAMAN MAGSAYSAY award for COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP and STOCKHOLM prize (NOBEL PRIZE for WATER) for his efforts of water conservation.
    5)a(it is used as antihelminthic and to cure abdominal pain)
    6)a(produces DC and can be used for laptops also)
    7)a(srikalahasthi in andhrapradesh)


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