26th November 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The term WaarsM was recently seen in news is a:

a) Computer Virus

b) Gene

c) Super Galaxy

d) None of these

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Researchers develop transgenic rice with reduced arsenic accumulation

Q.2) Recently, India’s very first Open Transit Data (OTD) system portal was inaugurated in New Delhi. With reference to the OTD, which of the given statements is/are correct?

  1. It is developed by National Informatics Centre.
  2. It includes geo-coordinates of bus stops, route maps, timetable, and real time GPS feeds of bus locations every 10 seconds.

Select the correct codes from the following options:

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Open Transit Data (OTD)

Q.3) The RIMES stands for Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia. Consider the following statements with respect to RIMES:

  1. It is an UN registered institution.
  2. It was set up on the aftermath of 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
  3. It is headquartered in Bali, Indonesia.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct

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RIMES terms Titli cyclone ‘rarest of rare’

Q.4) Consider the following statements with stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI):

  1. It involves spraying of sun-dimming chemicals high above the earth to slow global warming.
  2. Sulfur-rich particles are the most suitable aerosols that can be used for this purpose.
  3. Volcanoes are the only major source of aerosol particles in the stratosphere.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by:  Scientists mull stratospheric barrier to curb global warming

Scientists mull stratospheric barrier to curb global warming

Q.5) The Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) recently seen in news is known to infect which system of the body?

a) Respiratory System

b) Nervous System

c) Reproductive System

d) None of the above

Inspired by: The Hindu

 

 

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