31st December 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The Sailesh Nayak Committee Recommendations are related to:

a) Coastal Regulations Zone

b) Biogeographic Zones of India

c) Gangetic River Dolphin

d) None of the above

Inspired by: Govt’s reason for CRZ amendments


Q.2) Consider the following statements with respect to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI):

  1. It is a international body under the FAO.
  2. It is known for its work in developing rice varieties that contributed to the Green Revolution in the 1960s.
  3. The famous IR8 which saved India from famine in the 1960s was developed by IRRI.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) All are correct

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) Only 1

Inspired by: PM inaugurates Rice Research Institute, to improve production of crop


Q.3) The Aichi Targets on Biodiversity were adopted at the:

a) Kyoto Protocol

b) Cartagena Protocol

c) Nagoya Protocol

d) None of the above

Inspired by: India submits sixth national report to Convention of Biological Diversity


Q.4) The COMPASS is the global satellite navigation system of which of the following countries?

a) Ukraine

b) South Korea

c) China

d) Japan

Inspired by: China’s BeiDou navigation satellite, rival to US GPS, starts global services


Q.5) The Chang’e-4 mission of Peoples Republic of China is an initiative related to the probe of:

a) Solar Corona

b) Life on Mars

c) Poles of the Moon

d) Sunspots

Inspired by: SpaceNews



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