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

  • Q.1) The shoreline of the ‘Lake Victoria’ is divinded among which of the following countries?
    1. Kenya
    2. Tanzania
    3. Uganda
    4. Ethiopia
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    a) 2 and 4 only
    b) 1, 2, 3 and 4
    c) 1, 3 and 4 only
    d) 1, 2 and 3 only

    Q.2) With reference to the ‘Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD)’ which of the following statements given below is/are correct?
    1. It is an intergovernmental economic organisation to stimulate economic progress and world trade
    2. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France
    3. India is not a member
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    a) 2 and 3 only
    b) 1 and 3 only
    c) 1, 2 and 3
    d) 1 and 2 only

    Q.3) With reference to the ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013’, consider the following statements:
    1. The Act has replaced the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.
    2. It is not applicable to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a) Both 1 and 2
    b) 1 only
    c) 2 only
    d) Neither 1 nor 2

    Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Central Electricity Authority (CEA)’:
    1. It is full time body.
    2. The functions and duties of CEA are delineated in the Electricity Act, 2003.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a) 1 only
    b) Neither 1 nor 2
    c) 2 only
    d) Both 1 and 2

    Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Foreign exchange reserves of India’:
    1. It also includes India’s holding of Bonds.
    2. Its main component is foreign currency assets.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a) 2 only
    b) Neither 1 nor 2
    c) Both 1 and 2
    d) 1 only

    Q.6) The 2004 Tsunami made people realize that mangroves can serve as a reliable safety hedge against coastal calamities. How do mangroves function as a safety hedge ?
    a) The mangrove swamps separate the human settlements from the sea by a wide zone in which people neither live nor venture out.
    b) The mangroves provide both food and medicines which people are in need of after any natural disaster.
    c) The mangrove trees are tall with dense canopies and serve as an excellent shelter during a cyclone or Tsunami.
    d) The mangrove trees do not get uprooted by storms and tides because of their extensive roots.

    Q.7) The Jain philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by ?
    a) Universal law.
    b) Universal truth.
    c) Universal faith.
    d) Universal soul.

    Q.8) Salinization occurs when the irrigation water accumulated in the soil evapo­rates, leaving behind salts and minerals. What are the effects of Salinization on the irrigated land ?
    a) It greatly increases the crop production.
    b) It makes some soils impermeable .
    c) It raises the water table.
    d) It fills the air spaces in the soil with water.


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