12 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), consider the following statements:
1. No European member is signatory to the agreement.
2. The CPTPP incorporates all of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) provisions.
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
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Trade goes on: Trans-Pacific Partnership

Q.2) With reference to the Group of 15, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements are correct?
1. It has more than 15 members.
2. India is not a member of the group.
3. The Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services (FCCIS) is a private sector forum of G-15 member countries.
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
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] A new NAM for the new norm

Q.3) The Women Power Award, recently seen in news, is given by
a) International Council of Women
b) National Commission for Women
c) Ministry of Women and Child Development
d) International Alliance of Women
Inspired by: Click2read

Q.4) The demon ‘Apasmara’ lying under the foot of the dancing Nataraja symbolizes:
a) Ignorance
b) Darkness
c) Evil
d) Sorrows

Q.5) The ‘One Planet City Challenge (OPCC)’ is related to which of the following environmental organisation?
a) World Wildlife Fund for Nature
b) Conservation International
c) Greenpeace
d) Green Cross International
Inspired by: Smart City Mission: Resonating with global climate themes

Q.6) Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?(CSE: 2014)
Geographical Feature : Region
a) Abyssinian Plateau : Arabia
b) Atlas Mountains : North­Western Africa
c) Guiana Highlands : South­Western Africa
d) Okavango Basin : Patagonia

Q.7) With reference to the history of Indian rock­cut architecture, consider the following statements:(CSE: 2014)
1. The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving rock­cut caves in India.
2. The Barabar rock­cut caves were originally made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.
3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Recombinant DNA technology (Genetic Engineering) allows genes to be transferred(CSE: 2014)
1. across different species of plants
2. from animals to plants
3. from microorganisms to higher organisms
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


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