17 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 seeks to legalize abortion in India with certain limitations.

Which of the following statements about MTP Act is/are correct?

  1. It provides for abortion upto 20 weeks of gestation.
  2. This can be extended to 24 weeks in case of a rape victim considering the social stigma associated with pregnancy.
  3. Foetal abnormalities cannot be cited as legitimate reason of abortion.

a) Only 1

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are incorrect

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] A Law Past Its Sell-by Date

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/op-ed-snap-a-law-past-its-sell-by-date/

 

Q.2) Which of the following states share the largest boundary with Caspian Sea?

a) Russia

b) Kazakhstan

c) Turkmenistan

d) Iran

Inspired by: Caspian Sea breakthrough treaty set to boost oil, pipeline plans

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/caspian-sea-breakthrough-treaty-set-to-boost-oil-pipeline-plans/

 

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Unified Payments Interface (UPI) 2.0:

  1. It will enable overdraft facilities where account balance is debited below zero balance.
  2. It is developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: NPCI launches UPI 2.0 with overdraft facility

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/npci-launches-upi-2-0-with-overdraft-facility/

 

Q.4) Consider the following statement about the chemical element Helium.

  1. It was first detected from the coasts of Guntur, in Andhra Pradesh during a solar eclipse.
  2. It is the second most abundant element found in atmosphere after hydrogen.
  3. Helium-4 an isotope is formed on the sun due to nuclear fission reaction only, from Helium.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 only

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Helium turns 150 on August 18, 2018!

The Hindu

 

Q.5) India is party to the St. Petersburg Declaration, 2010.

This declaration is related to the conservation of which of the following species in Wild?

a) Elephant

b) Tiger

c) Asiatic Lion

d) Migratory Birds

Inspired by: Supreme Court said no to highway in Jim Corbett but MoEF institute agrees to help clear it

Indian Express

 

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