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

Q.1) With reference to the ‘International Court of Justice (ICJ)’, consider the following statements:
1. It is one of the principal organs of the United Nations (UN).
2. The ICJ consists of 15 judges.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.2) With reference to the ‘Asia–Europe Meeting’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. India is not its member.
2. It was established under the aegis of the UN.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the Law Commission of India:
1. It has a fixed tenure.
2. It is a executive body.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.4) M-STrIPES monitoring system , which was recently in news for its relevance in Animal Conservation. It is a system built for
a) Silent valley Macaques
b) Gharials
c) Elephants
d) Tigers

Q.5) Consider the following:
1. Iran
2. Iraq
3. Kuwait
Which of the above is/are founding members of OPEC?
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only

Q.6) The Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy and Mekong rivers originate in Tibet narrow and parallel mountain ranges in their upper reaches. Of these rivers, Brahmaputra makes a “U” turn in its course to flow into India. This “U” turn is due to ?
a) Uplift of folded Himalayan series.’
b) Syntaxial bending of geologically young Himalayas.
c) Geo­tectonic disturbance in the tertiary folded mountain chains.
d) Both a) and b) above.

Q.7) A state in India has the following characteristics :
1. Its northern part is arid and semi­arid.
2. Its central part produces cotton.
3. Cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.
Which one of the following states has all of the above characteristics?
a) Andhra Pradesh.
b) Gujarat.
c) Karnataka.
d) Tamil Nadu.

Q.8) The “dharma” and “Rita” depict a central Idea of ancient vedic civilization of India. In this context, consider the following statements :
1. Dharma was a conception of obligations and of the discharge of one’s duties to oneself and to others.
2. Rita was the fundamental moral law governing the functioning of the universe and all it contained.
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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