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

Q.1) With reference to the ‘Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989’, consider the following statements:
1. It sets up courts for fast completion of cases.
2. Some crimes under the IPC are given increased punishments under this act.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.2) With reference to the ‘Indira Gandhi Prize’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The prize also carries a cash award.
2. It can also be given to organisations working for the betterment of mankind.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Recently, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to cancel the $500 million deal for ‘Spike'(a weapon). It is a
a) Assault Rifle
b) Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
c) Surface-to-Air Anti-Aircraft Missile
d) Handgun

Q.4) FAME India scheme, which is often seen in news, is related to
a) Farmers
b) Affordable Electricity connections in remote areas
c) Affordable Airlines
d) Electric vehicles

Q.5) Consider the following countries:
1. Ethiopia
2. Somalia
3. Libya
Which of the above are located on east coast of Africa?
a) 3 only
b) 1 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) What could be the main reason/reasons for the formation of African and Eurasian desert belt ?
1. It is located in the sub­tropical high pressure cells.
2. It is under the influence of warm ocean currents.Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context ?
a) 1 only.
b) 2 only.
c) Both 1 and 2.
d) Neither 1 nor 2.

Q.7) The jet aircrafts fly very easily and smoothly in the lower stratosphere. What could be the appropriate explanation ?
1. There are no clouds or water vapour in the lower stratosphere.
2. There are no vertical winds in the lower stratosphere.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context ?
a) 1 only.
b) 2 only.
c) Both 1 and 2.
d) Neither 1 nor 2.

Q.8) Consider the following statements :
1. Biodiversity is normally greater in the lower latitudes ascompared to the higher latitudes.
2. Along the mountain gradients, biodiversity is normally greater in the lower altitudes as compared to the higher altitudes.
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.


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