19 October 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The term “Hyperion” related to space was recently seen in news is a:

a) Multi object Spectrograph

b) Artificial Moon

c) Artificial Sun

d) Super Galaxy

Inspired by: Largest galaxy cluster in early universe found



Q.2) Exercise Dharma Guardian is a joint military exercise between India and which of the following countries?

a) Nepal

b) Mauritius

c) Japan

d) Indonesia

Inspired by: [pib] Exercise Dharma Guardian- 2018



Q.3) The earliest fossil record of complex animals with mineralized skeletal remains are found in:

a) Carboniferous Period

b) Cambrian Period

c) Devonian Period

d) Jurassic Period

Inspired by: Ancient rocks in India give clues to early life



Q.4) With reference to the geographical extent of the Indian Standard Time (IST), consider the following statements:

  1. The IST is maintained by the office of Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  2. India’s easternmost and westernmost corners are differed by two hours of daylight time from the geographic perspective.
  3. For demarcating another time zone within India, the Siliguri Corridor or Chickens neck is the most suitable area.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 3

c) 2 only

d) None of these

Inspired by: Should India have two time zones? National timekeeper adds new arguments



Q.5) The “Ghost Gears” are recently seen in news refers to:

a) Abandoned ship wreckage

b) Submerged Fishing gears

c) Thick deposit of oil spills

d) Plastic debris patch in the ocean

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Unclogging our oceans



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