24 October 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a multilateral nuclear arms control agreement of the cold war era.
  2. It is a part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty of the UN.
  3. It aims to ban the development, testing and possession of short and medium range ground-launched nuclear missiles with a range of 500-5,000 km.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: U.S. to pull out of Russia missile pact


Q.2) Which of the following is the largest amongst the Lakshadweep Islands?

a) Andrott

b) Bangaram

c) Agatti

d) Bangaram

Inspired by: [pib] 3rd Decadal International Year of Reefs-2018


Q.3) Consider the following pairs regarding chemical compounds used in fire crackers and colors emitted:

  1. Red -Strontium salts
  2. Yellow -Sodium salts
  3. Green -Barium salts
  4. Blue -Copper salts

Which of the given pairs is/are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 2

b) 1 and 4

c) 2, 3, 4

d) All are correct

Inspired by: SC moves to make festivals less noisy


Q.4) Direct Tax is a tax levied directly on a taxpayer who pays it to the Government and cannot pass it on to someone else. Which of the following is not an example of direct tax?

  1. Income Tax
  2. Estate Tax
  3. Wealth Tax

Select the correct codes from following options:

a) Only 3

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] In the net: on direct tax base


Q.5) Druzhba III is a bilateral military exercise between which of the following countries?

a) China and Russia

b) South Korea and Russia

c) Russia and Pakistan

d) Ukraine and NATO

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