16 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following statements about Aerogel:

  1. It is made up of plant cellulose sugar.
  2. Almost 90% of its weight is gas, particularly the air.
  3. It is a good conductor of heat.
  4. All above properties make it a denser and heavier material than glass.

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

a) 2 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) 1 and 2

d) 3 and 4

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Q.2) The Interstate River Water Disputes (IRWD) Act, 1956 enacted under Article 262 of Constitution of India provides for dispute resolution for the distribution of Inter-state River waters in the form of Tribunal created in the case.

Which of the following statements about IRWD Act is/are not correct?

  1. River water use is included in State List; hence Centre has no say in the resolution of such dispute.
  2. This act is confined to states of India and not applicable to union territories.
  3. The award of Tribunals under this act is equal to a High Court Verdict and can be challenged in Supreme Court.

Select the correct codes from the following options:

a) 1 and 2

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 only

d) All are correct

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Q.3) Global Liveability Index is released by which of the following organizations?

  1. WHO
  2. UN-ECOSOC
  3. The Economist Intelligence Unit
  4. Amnesty International

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Q.4) Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman is conferred to the scholars of which of the following languages?

  1. Classical Tamil
  2. Classical Kannada
  3. Persian
  4. Urdu
  5. Bengali

Select the correct codes from the following options:

a) 1, 2, 3, 4,5

b) 2, 3, 4, 5

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only

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Q.5) The famous Dudhsagar Fall is located on which of the following rivers?

  1. Mandovi
  2. Krishna
  3. Tungabhadra
  4. Cauvery

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