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

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Q.1) Data exclusivity was frequently in the news, consider the following statements with regard to this term.

1. Data exclusivity refers to protection of clinical trial data required to be submitted to a regulatory agency to prove safety and efficacy of a new drug.

2. Data exclusivity provides a form of market exclusivity outside that provided by patent rights.

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) Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) publication is issued by joint association of

a) Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe

b) World Bank and UNESCO

c) G20 and IUCN

d) BRICS and CITES

 

Q.3) Which of the following is/are factors responsible for Delhi’s air pollution?

1. Drops in wind speeds

2. Cooler temperatures

2. Burning of agricultural residue in neighbouring States

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.4) Recently, Agni-I missile test-fired. Consider the following statements with regard to this test.

1. It is a single stage missile that is powered by solid propellants and can carry a nuclear warhead of 3000 kg.

2. Agni Missiles are designed and developed by the DRDO.

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) Consider the following statements about ‘Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)’.

1. CERT-In is the security national agency under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

2. CERT-In has been designated under Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 to serve as the national agency to perform the functions in the area of cyber security.

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.6) With reference to ‘Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’, consider the following statements:

1.It is an organization of European Union in working relation with NATO and WHO.

2.It monitors chemical industry to prevent new weapons from emerging.

3.It provides assistance and protection to States (Parties) against chemical weapons threats.

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

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1,2 and 3

 

Q.7) With reference to ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’, consider the following statements:

1.Under this scheme, farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of two percent for any crop they cultivate in any season of the year.

2.This scheme covers post-harvest losses arising out of the cyclones and unseasonal rains.

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 or 2

 

Q.8) In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the ‘Great Indian Hornbill’ in its nature habitat?    (CSP-2016)

A. Sand deserts of northwest India

B. Higher Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir

C. Salt marshes of western Gujarat.

D. Western Ghats


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