[Solved] 22 September 2017 | UPSC CAPF Asst. Commandent | Quiz #3

Q.1) Consider the following statements:

  1. South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) is a very recent grouping of Asian Development Bank to promote regional prosperity.
  2. Myanmar has become the latest country to join SASEC.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.2) The government of India recently launched ‘SAMPADA’ as an umbrella scheme for which of the following sectors?

a) Civil Supplies

b) Financial Services

c) Food Processing

d) Information Technology


Q.3) Consider the following statements about ‘Huygens’:

  1. It was a lander released on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
  2. It was a joint project of Italian Space Agency, NASA and European Space Agency.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.4) Cassini spacecraft, which recently made its final plunge into the Saturn, was launched in 1997 from

a) Kennedy Space Centre

b) Vandenberg Air Force Base

c) Patrick Air Force Base

d) Cape Canaveral


Q.5) Which of the following statements about the ‘Brane Craft’ is/are not correct?

  1. It is being developed jointly by NASA and European Space Agency
  2. It is a spacecraft being developed to remove space debris

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.6) The Golden Lion Award winning movie at the recently concluded Venice Film Festival has been directed by

a) Guillermo del Toro

b) Alexander Payne

c) Xavier Legrand

d) Samuel Maoz


Q.7) Which of the following is/are among the features of the recently launched ‘iPhone X’ by Apple Inc.?

  1. Wireless charging
  2. Facial recognition
  3. Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Screen

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 2 only

d) 1 and 3 only


Q.8) Cox’s Bazar, Ukhia and Shah Porir Dwip which have recently been in news are located in

a) Bhutan

b) India

c) Myanmar

d) Bangladesh


Q.9) Foundation stone of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project was recently laid. This bullet train shall not pass through

a) Jamnagar

b) Vadodara

c) Surat

d) Anand


Q.10) Article 371A of the Indian Constitution contains special provision in respect to the state of

a) Tripura

b) Manipur

c) Nagaland

d) Meghalaya


Q.11) Astra, which successfully completed development trials recently, is indigenously developed

a) nuclear powered submarine

b) unmanned air vehicle

c) beyond visual range air-to-air missile

d) nuclear capable surface-to-air missile


Q.12) Which of the following has not been added as a new event in the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee?

a) Water Polo

b) Karate

c) Skateboard

d) Sport Climbing


Q.13) Which of the following statements about Sickle cell anaemia is not correct?

a) It is a genetic blood disorder

b) It results in an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying haemoglobin

c) Malnutrition is a major cause of sickle cell anaemia

d) Tribes of south Indian States are naturally immune to it


Q.14) Which of the following is not an auction house?

a) Sotheby’s

b) Fitch

c) Bonham’s

d) Phillips


Q.15) What is Global Financial Integrity (GFI)?

a) A intergovernmental think-tank that undertakes research to stem the flow of illegal money

b) A for-profit US-based think tank that provides service to the government organizations to study the flow of illegal money

c) An organization working under the aegis of the World Bank that entertains specific requests from the countries to track illegal money

d) A non-profit research and advisory organization that quantifies and studies the flow of illegal money


Q.16) Which of the following was renamed as the Abdul Kalam Island after the former President of India?

a) Sriharikota

b) Wheeler Island

c) Thumba

d) Byalalu


Q.17) Which of the following is/are biofuel crops ?

  1. Corn
  2. Wheat
  3. Soyabean
  4. Jatropha
  5. Sugarcane

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 4 and 5 only

b) 1, 3, 4 and 5 only

c) 1, 2 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


Q.18) CORPAT is a maritime exercise between India and

a) Indonesia

b) Malaysia

c) Japan

d) Singapore


Q.19) Which of the following statements is correct about the new series of WPI index?

a) The base year has been revised to 2014-15

b) The weight of primary items has increased to 64.2 per cent

c) The number of items covered in the new series has decreased to 657

d) The weight of fuel and power has decreased to 13.1 per cent


Q.20) Pneumonia in children may be caused by

  1. Bacteria
  2. Fungi
  3. Virus

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.21) Which of the following Indian Cities have been selected under the global mobility programme, ‘Mobilise Your City’ ?

a) Chandigarh, Jabalpur and Pune

b) Ambala, Hyderabad, and Shillong

c) Ahmedabad, Kochi and Nagpur

d) Gauhati, Jhansi and Nellore


Q.22) Read the following paragraph carefully:

“On December 13, 1931, he set sail on the French ship, Amboise, on a voyage that would take him to the Soviet Union and other countries in Europe. Heralding his Soviet tour, he published a part translation of The Communist Manifesto. Soon after his arrival, he made the mandatory visit to the Lenin Mausoleum in Red Square. He visited the Baku oilfields in Azerbaijan, Sukhumi in Abkhazia, and Tbilisi in Georgia.”

Identify the nationalist referred to in the above paragraph.

a) Tiruppur Kumaran

b) Vanchinathan

c) V.O. Chidambaram Pillai

d) Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy


Q.23) Kalamkari painting refers to

a) a hand-painted cotton textile in South India

b) a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India

c) a block-painted woolen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India

d) a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India


Q.24) p and q are natural numbers such that sum of their cubes is 1729. Then which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. p×q is even
  2. p+q odd

Select the correct alternative using the codes given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.25) Sum of all three digit natural numbers, which are divisible by 11, is

a) 44550

b) 44450

c) 43550

d) 43450

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