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    Q.1) Recently, NASA has announced two missions to explore Jupiter’s mysterious asteroids. Which of the following are those missions?
    1. Mission Lucy
    2. Mission Psyche
    3. Mission Trojan
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    a) 1 and 2 only
    b) 3 only
    c) 2 and 3 only
    d) 1,2 and 3

     

    Q.2) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘New Delhi World Book Fair’.
    1. The New Delhi World Book Fair is being organized by Ministry Of Women & Child Development in collaboration with India Trade Promotion Organisation.
    2. The Fair will have ‘Manushi’ as the theme of this year, which focuses on writings on and by women.
    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.3) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Base erosion and profit shifting’ (BEPS).
    1. BEPS refers to tax avoidance strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations.
    2. BEPS can be achieved through the use of “transfer mispricing”, contracting between subsidiaries in different jurisdictions at prices that are not arm’s length.
    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.4) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Hyperloop Transport Technology (HTT)’.
    1. Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that propels a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at more than airline speed.
    2. Hyperloop concept is a brainchild of Tesla founder Elon Musk.
    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) Consider the following statements about ‘Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal’ (TDSAT).
    1. Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal was established in 2000 through an amendment of the TRAI 1997 act.
    2. The TDSAT was established to adjudicate disputes and dispose of appeals with a view to protect the interests of service providers and consumers of the telecom sector.
    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.6) HIN1 virus is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to which one of the following diseases? (CSP-2015)
    A. AIDS
    B. Bird flu
    C. Dengue
    D. Swine flu

     

    Q.7) With reference to bio-toilets used by the Indian Railways, consider the following statements :
    1. The decomposition of human waste in the bio-toilets is initiated by a fungal inoculum.
    2. Ammonia and water vapour are the only end products in this decomposition which are released into the atmosphere.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (CSP-2015)
    A. 1 only
    B. 2 only
    C. Both 1 and 2
    D. Neither 1 nor 2

     

    Q.8) The problem of international liquidity is related to the non-availability of (CSP-2015)
    A. goods and services
    B. gold and silver
    C. dollars and other hard currencies
    D. exportable surplus


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  • Profile photo of Haru Sharma Haru Sharma @harmankings

    Where are the answers provided by CivilsDaily? After clicking the link, given at the end for solutions, nothing is being shown. Kindly fix it.

  • Profile photo of Ashutosh Shukla 'Yayavar' Ashutosh Shukla ‘Yayavar’ @ashutoshshukla

    ABCCCDDC.
    1- Lucky– will explore on 2021 n find Trojan asteroids clustered near Jupiter.
    Psyche– will explore on 2023 n find metal asteroids.
    2- NDWB organised by NBT f India under HRD Ministry n Ministry of Commerce and India Trade Promotion Organisation as co-organiser.
    This is 25th.
    Rest well explained by Prasanta Pandey.

  • Profile photo of Diwakar Verma Diwakar Verma @diwakarverma

    .
    B
    C
    .
    C
    D
    A
    C

  • Profile photo of Srishty Arun Srishty Arun @hereissrishty

    A
    B – It is MHRD not MWCD
    C
    C

    D (H5N1 is avian/bird flu)
    D
    C

  • Profile photo of Radhika Radhika @murariradhika93

    1-a
    2-b (It is organised by National Book Trust which is under Ministry of HRD)
    3-c
    4-c
    5-c
    6-d
    7-c
    8-c

  • Profile photo of Prasanta Pandey Prasanta Pandey @prasantapandey2014

    1. A (“Lucy” will find the trojans, “Psyche” will take us to large asteroid made of metalic Iron & Nickel)
    2. B (Book fair is usually under HRD Ministry, theme is ‘Manushi – Books Written on and by Women’)
    3. C
    4. C (Both are correct. Mr. Elon Reeve Musk is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX and product architect of Tesla Motors. He was ranked 21st in “Forbe’s World’s most Powerful People”. Hyperloop is his brain child.)
    5. C (In 2000 it was passed through an ordinance by Vajpayee Govt.)
    6. D (In March 2009, a new strain of influenza A (HIN1) virus of swine origin emerged; It had crossed the species barrier to humans and acquired the capability of human-to-human transmission. Soon after, the WHO raised the worldwide pandemic alert to level 6, declaring the 1st influenza pandemic in the past 42 years.)
    7. D (The decomposition of human waste in the bio-toilets is initiated by a bacterial innoculum, not fungal. Carbon dioxide and Methane are the end products released into the atmosphere.)
    8. C (Dollar is the dominating component in the forex, the problem of international liquidity is related to the non-availability of dollar and other hard currencies.)

    • Profile photo of Unnimol Mol Unnimol Mol @unnimolmol

      Your way of answering is commendable

    • Profile photo of Prasanta Pandey Prasanta Pandey @prasantapandey2014

      Thank you!

  • Profile photo of Shraddha Yadav Shraddha Yadav @yshraddha05

    1.c
    2.a
    3.a
    4.
    5.b
    6.d
    7.c
    8.c

  • Profile photo of Dev Chaudhary Dev Chaudhary @devchaudhary172

    1-a
    2-b
    3-c
    4-c(Hyperloop is a new mode of passenger and freight transportation that propels a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at airline speeds not more than)
    5-c
    6-d
    7-d
    8-c

  • Profile photo of Kunal Aggarwal Kunal Aggarwal @kunalaggarwal

    1 – a [Mission Lucy will explore asteroid Trojan and Mission Psyche will explore a belt of asteroids]
    2 – b [It is organised by National Book Trust]
    3 – c [This has been heavily used by many MNCs. Apple was recently involved in similar arrangement in Europe. OECD has resolved to close in such gaps]
    4 – c [Min of road transport is looking at 6 new road transport mechanisms – Pod taxi, Hyperloop, stadler buses, hybrid buses, metrinos, freight rail road]
    5 – c
    6 – d [H5N – bird flu, AIDS – HIV]
    7 –
    8 – c

  • Profile photo of Bhavika Bhavika @bhavika

    1.A
    2.B(The organizer of the NDWBF 2017 is National Book Trust- NBT , Ministry of Human Development, Government of India in collaboration with ITPO India Trade Promotion Organisation.)
    3.C
    4.C
    5.C
    6.D
    7.D (The decomposition of human waste in the bio-toilets is initiated by a BACTERIAL inoculum.CO2,Ammonia and water vapour are the end products in this decomposition which are released into the atmosphere.
    8.C

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

    2.b 3.c4.c 6.d 7.c 8.d

  • Profile photo of Anil Anil @anil-hembrom

    1-a (Two missions, d cannot be the answer, going with option a)
    2-b (organised by NBT, under MHRD)
    3-c
    4-a (Not sure about statement 2)
    5-c
    6-d
    7-c
    8-c

  • Profile photo of Avancha Anil Avancha Anil @avanchaanil04

    1)-
    2)b(ministry of HRD)
    3)c
    4)c(i know 1 is correct. but i am not sure of second statement anyway i think unless person is more popular upsc wont chnage names..)
    5)c
    6)d
    7)d(bacterial innoculum,Methane/CO2 and watervapour produced.)
    8)c

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