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16 Nov 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) With reference to the UDAN scheme, often seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP).
2. It will be jointly funded by the center government and state governments.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Both 1 and 2
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) 1 only

Q.2) Which of the following are the members of the ‘BASIC’?
1. Brazil
2. South Africa
3. India
4. China
5. US
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 4 and 5 only
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

Q.3) Global Environment Facility (GEF) acts as a financial mechanism for which of the following major international environmental conventions?
1. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
2. United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)
3. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
4. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
5. Minamata Convention on Mercury
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3, 4 and 5 only
c) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only
d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q.4) Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) is under the administrative control of which of the following Ministry/organisation/official?
1. Ministry of Home Affairs
2. Registrar General of India (RGI)
3. Census Commissioner of India
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the Empowered Action Group (EAG):
1. All Indian states comes under the EAG.
2. It is related to Women’s Rights.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 2 only
c) 1 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.6) Three of the following criteria have contributed to the recognition of western Ghats , Sri Lanka and Indo­Burma regions as hotspots of biodiversity :
1. Species richness.
2. Vegetation density.
3. Endemism.
4. Ethno­botanical importance.
5. Threat perception.
6. Adaption of flora and fauna to warm and humid conditions.
Which three of the above are correct criteria in this context ?
a) 1,2, and 6.
b) 2,4 and 6.
c) 1,3 and 5.
d) 3,4 and 6.

Q.7) Human activities in the recent past have caused the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but a lot of it does not remain in the lower atmosphere because of ?
1. Its escape into the outer stratosphere.
2. The photosynthesis by phytoplankton in the oceans.
3. The trapping of air in the polar ice caps.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 and 2.
b) 2 only.
c) 2 and 3.
d) 3 only.

Q.8) In the context of ecosystem productivity, marine upwelling zones are important as they increase the marine productivity by bringing the ?
1. Decomposer microorganisms to the surface.
2. Nutrients to the surface.
3. Bottom­dwelling organisms to the surface.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 and 2.
b) 2 only.
c) 2 and 3.
d) 3 only.


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