29 Sept 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

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Q.1) Recently, India plans to review Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan.

Consider the following statements with reference to MFN status.

1. The MFN status was accorded in 1996 under the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

2. India and Pakistan are not signatories to the GATT agreement.

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) An advanced Indian mega space launcher is likely to power ISRO’s launchers by around 2018.

Consider following statements with regard to ISRO’s mega space launcher.

1. It can deliver ten-tonne and heavier communication satellites to space and using a semi-cryogenic engine.

2. Semi-cryogenic engine will use space-grade kerosene as fuel and solid hydrogen as oxidiser

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.3) Consider following statements with regard to Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), which was frequently in news.

1. The GSLV is designed mainly to deliver the communication-satellites to the highly elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

2. The satellites in these orbits appear to remain permanently fixed in the same position in the sky.

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) Recently, India decided not to attend the SAARC Summit. Consider the following statements with reference to it.

1. The SAARC Summit cannot be held even if only one country pulls out.

2. The 19th SAARC summit will be held in Islamabad.

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, More evidence of possible water plumes erupting from the surface of Europa found. Europa is one of the moon of

a) Saturn

b) Jupiter

c) Venus

d) Mars


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