22 Nov 2016 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

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Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Non-photochemical quenching’ (NPQ).

1. NPQ is a mechanism employed by plants to protect themselves from the adverse effects of high light intensity.

2. In NPQ process, plants protect themselves by making changes within the leaf that dissipate the excess energy as heat.

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.2) Consider the following pairs.

1. Nagarhole National Park – Maharashtra

2. Bandipur National Park – Odisha

3. Bandhavgarh National Park – Madhya Pradesh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3

d) 3 only


Q.3) Consider the following statements with regard to ‘Waterless chrome tanning technology’.

1. It is a first of its kind technology to reduce chromium pollution load and it also reduces the use of water in tanning.

2. Waterless chrome tanning technology has been developed by CSIR’s National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).

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.4) Consider the following statements in regard to ‘Loktak lake’.

1. Loktak Lake is the largest saltwater lake in Manipur.

2. Loktak lake is known for its circular floating swamps called phumdis in the local language.

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.5) Which of the following correctly describes ‘IOWave16’.

a) International Wind power program by UNEP

b) Exercise by UN Peacekeeping forces

c) Tsunami mock drill exercise by UNESCO

d) None of the above


Q.6) Recently, which one of the following currencies has been proposed to be added to the basket of IMF’s SDR?     (CSP-2016)

A. Rouble

B. Rand

C. Indian Rupee

D. Renminbi


Q.7) With reference to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), consider the following statements:

1.IMFC discusses matters of concern affecting the global economy, and advises the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the direction of its work.

2.The World Bank participates as observer in IMFC’s meetings.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (CSP-2016)

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


Q.8) ‘Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a National campaign to   (CSP-2016)

A. Rehabilitate the homeless and destitute the persons and provide them with suitable sources of livelihood.

B. Release the sex workers from their practice and provide them with alternative sources of livelihood.

C. Eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavengers

D. Release the bonded laborers from their bondage and rehabilitate them


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