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

Q.1) What are ‘Carbapenems’, recently seen in the news?

a) Bacteria

b) Antibiotics

c) Virus

d) Superbugs

Q.2) A low Debt-to-GDP ratio primarily indicates

a) an economy which is sufficient to pay back debts without incurring further debt

b) an economy which is not sufficient to pay back debts without incurring further debt

c) an economy with low per capita income

d) an economy with high per capita income

Q.3) Which of the following Schedule of the Indian Constitution is related to the North-Eastern States of India?

a) Sixth

b) Seventh

c) Eighth

d) Ninth

Q.4) With reference to the ‘Petcoke’, which was recently seen in news, consider the following statements:

1. It has no carbon content.

2. Fuel grade petcoke is high in sulfur content.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Neither 1 nor 2

b) Both 1 and 2

c) 1 only

d) 2 only

Q.4) Which of the following statement is/are correct about MAGLEV technology?

1. It is a magnetic suspension technology to keep object suspended with no support.

2. This technology is frequently used in airplanes and ships.

Select the answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 & 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding Kuka Movement:

1. This movement followed non-cooperation as well as civil disobedience at the same time.

2. Kuka followers had to wear only hand woven clothes and to boycott British education, laws and readymade products.

Which of the statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 both

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Regular intake of fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended in the diet since they are a good source of antioxidants . How do antioxidants help a person maintain health and promote longevity ?

a) They activate the enzymes necessary for vitamin synthesis in the body and help prevent vitamin deficiency.

b) They prevent excessive oxidation of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body and help avoid unnecessary wastage of energy.

c) They neutralize the free radicals produced in the body during metabolism.

d) They activate certain genes in the cells of the body and help delay the ageing process.

Q.7) Regarding the Indus valley civilization , consider the following statements ?

1. It was predominantly a secular civilization and the religious element, though present, did not dominate the scene.

2. During this period, cotton was used for manufacturing textiles in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

a) 1 only.

b) 2 only.

c) Both 1 and 2.

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) The lower Gangetic plain is cahrac­terised by humid climate with high temperature throughout the year. Which one among the following pairs of crops is most suitable for this region ?

a) Paddy and cotton.

b) Wheat and jute.

c) Paddy and jute.

d) Wheat and cotton.


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