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14th December 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to the OSIRIS-REx mission, consider the following statements:

  1. It aims to study various asteroids and meteors in space.
  2. It is a mission under the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  3. It will fly back samples from asteroid Bennu to Earth.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 3

d) None of the above

Inspired by: Water traces found on asteroid Bennu

Water traces found on asteroid Bennu

Q.2) The Golden Visa allows acquiring fast-track citizenship rights for wealthy citizens of any countries. Consider the following statements with respect to such Golden Visas:

  1. A golden visa is a permanent residency visa.
  2. It is issued to individuals who invest in Gold Bonds in any country providing golden visas.
  3. Acquiring such visas by an Indian renounces his/her Indian Citizenship.

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 3

d) All are incorrect

Inspired by: Explained: Golden Visas

Explained: Golden Visas

Q.3)  Article 35A of the Indian Constitution empowers the J&K legislature to define the state’s “permanent residents” and their special rights and privileges. With respect to the article 35A, consider the following statements:

  1. Article 35A was incorporated into the Constitution by a President order.
  2. It extended Indian citizenship to the ‘State subjects’ of Jammu and Kashmir.
  3. The provision mandates that no act of the legislature coming under it can be challenged for violating the Constitution or any other law of the land.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 1

d) All are correct

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] J&K Resettlement Law

[op-ed snap] J&K Resettlement Law

Q.4) The Punganur, Gir, Sahiwal  are the native Indian breeds of:

a) Buffalo

b) Cow

c) Goat

d) Sheep

Inspired by: The Hindu

Q.5) The Mundle Committee recently seen in news is related to:

a) Modernization of Indian Navy

b) Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

c) GDP Back Series

d) COP 24

Inspired by: The Hindu

 

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