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

Q.1) With refrence to the ‘Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)’, often seen in news, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The scheme also includes Defence airports other than civilian.
2. It is funded by both Central and State Goverments.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) With reference to the ‘Bharat stage emission standards (BSES)’, consider the following statements:
1. The standards for implementation are set by the Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB).
2. It is based on Russian Regulations on particulate emisssions.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 1 only

Q.3) With reference to the ‘Unified Payments Interface (UPI)’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It was developed by the National Payments Corporation of India(NPCI).
2. It is regulated by the RBI.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) What is the ‘Abhay IFV’, recently in defence related news?
a) Sniper Rifle
b) UAV
c) Combat Vehicle
d) Assault Rifle

Q.5) Which of the following are tributaries of Cauvery river?
1.Arkavathy
2.Hemavati
3.Honnuhole
4.Indravati
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a)1, 2 and 4 only
b)1, 2 and 3 only
c)2 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.6) If a tropical rain forest is removed, it does not regenerate quickly as compared to a tropical deciduous forest. This is because ?
a) The soil of rain forest is deficient in nutrients.
b) Propagules of the trees in a rain forest have poor viability.
c) The rain forest species are slow­growing.
d) Exotic species invade the fertile soil of rain forest.

Q.7) The Himalayan Range is very rich in species diversity. Which one among the following is the most appropriate reason for this phenomenon ?
a) It has a high rainfall that supports luxuriant vegetative growth.
b) It is a confluence of different bio­geographical zones.
c) Exotic and invasive species have not been invasive species have not been introduced in this region.
d) It has less human interference.

Q.8) With reference to India, consider the following central acts :
1. Import and export (control) act, 1947.
2. Mining, and mineral development (regulation) act, 1957.
3. Customs act, 1962.
4. Indian forest act, 1927.
Which of the above acts have relevance to/bearing on the biodiversity conser­vation in the country ?
a) 1 and 3 only.
b) 2,3 and 4 only.
c) 1,2,3 and 4.
d) None of the above acts.


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