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

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Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard to ‘European Organization for Nuclear Research’ (CERN).

1. CERN is the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory based in Paris on the French-Swiss border.

2. As an Associate Member of CERN, India will be a part of the huge scientific and technological endeavor.

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) With reference to Prithvi-II, consider the following statements.

1. Prithvi-II is a short-range surface-to-surface missile.

2. Prithvi II is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).

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.3) Which of the following Guided Missile Destroyers are part of ‘Project 15A’.

1. INS Kolkata

2. INS Kochi

3. INS Chennai

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only

 

Q.4) Consider the following statements about ‘Decision Review System’ (DRS)

1. DRS is a technology-based system used in the sport of cricket for the sole purpose of reviewing controversial decisions made by the on-field umpires.

2. The system was first tested in an India vs Sri Lanka match in 2008.

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 committee appointed for major reforms on safety and restructuring related with Indian railways.

1. Dr. Anil Kakodkar committee on safety

2. Bibek Debroy committee on restructuring

3. R.M.Lodha committee on railway reforms

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only

 

Q.6)  With reference to the cultural history of medieval India, consider the following statements:

1.Siddhas (sittars) of Tamil region were monotheistic and condemned idolatry.

2.Lingayats of Kannada region questioned the theory of rebirth and rejected the caste hierarchy.

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.7) Which of the following best describes the term ‘import cover’, sometimes seen in the news?   (CSP-2016)

A. It is the ratio of value of imports to the Gross Domestic Product of a country.

B. It is the total value of imports of a country in a year.

C. It is the ratio between the value of exports and that of imports between two countries.

D. It is the number of months of imports that could be paid for by a country’s international reserves.

 

Q.8) Consider the following pair:

Community sometimes mentioned in the news – In the affairs of

1.Kurd – Bangladesh

2.Madhesi – Nepal

3.Rohingya – Myanmar

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?  (CSP-2016)

A. 1 and 2

B. 2 only

C. 2 and 3

D. 3 only


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