28 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Recently Scientists have identified a potential universal influenza vaccine that could protect people against most strains of the virus.

Which of the following statements about the vaccine is/are correct?

1. It induces a strong antibody response to a structure on the surface of flu viruses, called the hemagglutinin (HA) stalk.

2. This vaccine could be given very fewer times as compared to seasonal flu vaccines or tetanus vaccine.

Select the correct alternative:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above.

Inspired by: A universal flu vaccine identified


Q.2) Pakistan has sought the construction of Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai Hydel projects as a violation of the Indus Water Treaty by India. These dams are constructed on the basin of which of the following Rivers?

a) Ravi

b) Jhelum

c) Chenab

d) Beas

Inspired by: Indus water panel to discuss Pakistan’s objection to Indian projects


Q.3) Right to abolish untouchability is mentioned in the constitution under:

a) Article 17

b) Article 21

c) Article 123

d) Article 14

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Ways to read the Constitution


Q.4) Biofuel can be obtained from:

  1. Jatropha
  2. Vegetable oil (palm)
  3. Hemp

Choose the correct answer from the codes below

a) 1 only

b) 1 & 2 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) All of the above

Inspired by: [pib] India’s first biofuel powered flight undertakes a maiden voyage


Q.5) Digital Sky platform, recently seen in the news is related to:

a) Portal for providing discounts to flight users

b) A single platform to regulate drone operations

c) Government’s new plan for international UDAN scheme

d) None of the above

Inspired by: [pib] Government announces Regulations for Drones


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