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

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Q.1) Consider following statements with respect to ‘flash floods’.

1. A flash flood is a rapid flooding of geomorphic low-lying areas such as rivers, dry lakes and basins.

2. A flash floods are locally known as ‘Kallakadal’ in Andhra Pradesh.

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) With reference to ‘The Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013’, Consider ‘Selection committee of Appointment of members’ includes

1. Prime Minister

2. Speaker of Lok Sabha

3. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

4. Cabinet Minister nominated by PM

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 2 and 4 only


Q.3) With reference to ‘Indian Himalayan Climate Adaptation Programme’ (IHCAP). Consider following statements.

1. IHCAP aims at coordinated research into Himalayas glaciers and their potential impact downstream.

2. The programme supports India’s National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem , a mission of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

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.4) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Light-absorbing organic carbons’.

1. The light absorption capacity of brown carbon is 50 times more than black carbon.

2. Brown carbon has nearly 15 per cent potential to warm the atmosphere by absorbing light.

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) Recently, Centre announced a new committee to form a strategy to expedite the process of transforming India into a cashless economy. This committee is headed by

a) Amitabh Kant

b) Bibek Debroy

c) Arvind Subramanian

d) Arvind Panagariya


Q.6) The Term ‘Core Banking Solutions’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following statements best describes/ describe this term?

1.It is networking of a bank’s branches which enable customers to operate their accounts from any branch of the bank on its network regardless of where they open their accounts.

2.It is an effort to increase RBI’s control over commercial banks through computerization.

3.It is a detailed procedure by which a bank with huge non-performing assets is taken over by another bank.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1,2 and 3


Q.7) Consider the following pairs:

Terms sometimes seen in the news – their origin

1. Annex- I Countries- Cartagena Protocol

2. Certified Emissions Reductions- Nagoya Protocol

3. Clean Development Mechanism- Kyoto Protocol

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?   (CSP-2016)

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 3 only

D. 1,2 and 3


Q.8)  In the context of the development in Bioinformatics, the term ‘Transcriptome’, sometimes seen in the news , refer to

A. A range of enzymes used in genome editing

B. The full range of mRNA molecules expressed by an organism

C. The description of the mechanism of gene expression

D. A mechanism of genetic mutations taking place in cells


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