12 Nov 2016 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

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Q.1) With reference to No First Use Policy(NFU), consider the following statements:

1.NFU refers to a policy by a nuclear power not to use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare unless first attacked by an adversary using nuclear weapons.

2.India articulated its policy of No first use of nuclear weapons in 2003.

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.2) Which of the following correctly describes about ‘Operation Green Hunt’.

a) Military operation for Bodo militants in Assam

b) Air Force’s rescue operations in Uttarakhand floods

c) Anti-naxalite offensive operations

d) Army-led rescue and relief mission in quake-hit Nepal


Q.3) Recently, Colombo declaration was in the news. Consider the following statements in this regard.

1.The declaration states that narcotic drug trafficking in the Indian Ocean poses a threat to peace and security in the region.

2.The delegates resolved to work towards making the Indian Ocean a “Drug Free Zone”.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?  

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.4) Kishenganga is a tributary of the river

a) Jhelum

b) Ravi

c) Beas River

d) Sutlej River


Q.5) Consider the following statements in regard to ‘Interpol’.

1.The International Criminal Police Organization is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation founded in 1914.

2.It functions as a network of criminal law enforcement agencies from different countries.

3.It headquartered in Lyon, France.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.6)  With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term ‘Araghatta’ refers to (CSP 2016)

a) Bonded labour

b) Land grants made to military officers

c) Waterwheel used in the irrigation of land

d) Wasteland converted to cultivated land


Q.7) With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorizing of chronicles, dynasty histories and epic tales was the profession of who of the following?

a) Sharamana

b) Parivraajaka

c) Agrahaarika

d) Maagadha


Q.8) In the cities of our country, which among the following atmospheric gases are normally considered in calculating the value of Air Quality Index? (CSP 2016)

1.Carbon dioxide

2.Carbon monoxide

3.Sulfur dioxide


Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 4 and 5 only

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


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