30th January 2019 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The St. Petersburg Declaration of 2010 is related to:

a) Tiger Conservation

b) Oceanic Plastic Waste

c) Eco-sensitive Zones

d) None of these

Inspired by: India can’t handle more tigers, say experts

India can’t handle more tigers, say experts

Q.2) The blaNDM-1 recently seen in news is a:

a) Bacteria

b) Fungus

c) Superbug gene

d) Virus

Inspired by: New Delhi superbug reaches the Arctic

New Delhi superbug gene reaches the Arctic

Q.3) Consider the following statements with respect to the Programme for International Student Assessment or PISA:

  1. It is a competency-based test, which evaluates the learning level of 15YO students in reading, mathematics and science.
  2. It is an initiative of UN Development Programme.
  3. The tests will be held across all the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and schools in the country.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) All are correct

b) 1 only

c) 1 and 2

d) 2 and 3

Inspired by: Indian students to participate in PISA 2021

Indian students to participate in PISA 2021


Q.4) Recently the first survey of captive elephants was held in the country. With reference to this survey, consider the following statements:

  1. The survey was conducted by the Animal Welfare Board of India.
  2. There are 2,454 elephants in captivity, of which 560 are in possession with forest departments and 1,687 with private individuals.
  3. Assam and Kerala account for more than half the nationwide total of 2,454.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 2

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: First Captive Elephant Survey

First Captive Elephant Survey

Q.5) Which of the given statements about the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is/are not correct?

a) The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is the leftover radiation from the Big Bang, or the time when the universe began.

b) The CMB represents the heat left over from the Big Bang.

c) It is easily observable to a layman.

d) Its radiation is most visible in the microwave part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Inspired by: Project Cosmic Microwave Background-Bharat

Project Cosmic Microwave Background-Bharat

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