27th November 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following faunal species:

  1. Narcondam Hornbill
  2. Long-tailed macaque
  3. Jenkin’s shrew
  4. Andaman day gecko

Which of the following specie(s) is/are endemic to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

a) All of the above

b) 1, 2 and 4

c) 1 and 4

d) 2, 3 and 4

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Q.2) The Dudhwa National Park recently seen in news is located in which of the following states?

a) Uttarakhand

b) Bihar

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Madhya Pradesh

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Q.3) InSight, the NASA mission on Mars has recently landed on its destination. Consider the following statements with respect to this mission:

  1. The expedition will bring rocks and soil samples from the Mars back to Earth.
  2. It has self-hammering robotic arm that will burrow 16 feet in search of water.
  3. No lander has dug deeper than several inches as compare to InSight on any other planet.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct

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Q.4) Consider the following statements with respect to the PAiSA Portal:

  1. It is an initiative under Ministry of Finance.
  2. It is a centralized electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under various schemes of the ministry.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Q.5) With reference to the quantum computing, consider the following statements:

  1. With quantum computing, information is held in “qubits” that can exist in two states at the same time.
  2. A qubit can store a “0” and “1” simultaneously.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

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