11 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following statements about SCO Peace Mission Exercise, 2018:

1. The exercise will be held in Chengdu, China.

2. It will involve tactical level operations in an international counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism environment under SCO Charter.

3. Indian and Pak Army will participate together for the first time in missions other than UN Peacekeeping.

Which of the given statement is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) All are incorrect

Inspired by: [pib] Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018


Q.2) Consider the following statements about India Science Technology and Innovation portal:

1. It is developed by Union HRD Ministry.

2. The portal allows access to students about various fellowships, scholarships and funding and startup opportunities that India puts on their plate.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Answer: (b)

Inspired by: Centre launches portal for scientific research, funding


Q.3) Consider the following statements about PARIVESH portal:

1. It is developed by MoEFCC and NIC.

2. It will use Geographic Information System (GIS) interface.

3. The portal automates the entire process of submitting the application and tracking the status of such proposals at each stage of processing.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: [pib] “PARIVESH” – an environmental single window hub for Environment, Forest, Wildlife and CRZ clearances launched


The facility of Geographic Information System (GIS) interface will help them in analyzing the proposal efficiently, automatic alerts (via SMS and emails) at important stages to the concerned officers, committee members and higher authorities to check the delays if any.

Q.4) Hoplobatrachus tigerinus is a scientific name of which of the following species?

a) Royal Bengal Tiger

b) Tiger Shark

c) Bullfrog

d) Tasmanian Tiger

Inspired by: Indian bull frog: the Andamans’ new colonizers


Q.5) Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is located in which of the following Indian city?

a) Pune

b) Jaipur

c) Surat

d) Sriharikota

Inspired by: Indian telescope spots distant radio galaxy



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