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11th December 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Which of the following Asian countries is not a member of Commonwealth of Nations?

  1. Indonesia
  2. Nepal
  3. Myanmar
  4. Sri Lanka

Select the correct alternative:

a) 1 and 4

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 2 and 4

d) All of the above

Inspired by: Maldives applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Maldives applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Q.2) The Noney bridge, the world’s tallest railway bridge is set to be constructed in which of the following states?

a) Nagaland

b) Manipur

c) Mizoram

d) Arunachal Pradesh

Inspired by: India’s tallest bridge pier built in Manipur

India’s tallest bridge pier built in Manipur

 Q.3) With reference to the International Seabed Authority (ISA), consider the following statements:

  1. ISA is an intergovernmental body that oversees mining on the high seas giving the green light for commercial exploitation.
  2. ISA has allowed India to explore an area in the Indian Ocean of 75,000 square kilometres.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: India plans deep dive for seabed minerals

India plans deep dive for seabed minerals

Q.4) “In 1861, Lord Canning appointed him as the Archaeological Surveyor to the Government of India. He was responsible for excavations in Sarnath in 1837 and Sanchi in 1841. In 1871, he was made the first Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India.”

Which of the following person/historian is referred in the above explanatory?

a) James Prinsep

b) Alexander Cunningham

c) William Jones

d) None of these

Inspired by: The Hindu

Q.5) With reference to Indian history, who among the following is a future Buddha, yet to come to save the world?

a) Avalokiteshvara

b) Lokesvara

c) Maitreya

d) Padmapani

Inspired by: CSP 2018

 

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