9th February 2019 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The naval exercise Cutlass Express 2019 recently seen in news is an initiative of:

a) USA

b) NATO

c) UK

d) France

Inspired by: [pib] Exercise Cutlass Express 2019

[pib] Exercise Cutlass Express 2019

Q.2) With respect to the commercial fishing of the Hilsa Fish in India, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a freshwater fish which is abundantly found in the Ganges.
  2. It travels upstream of the river during the mating seasons and returns to its natural abode after spawning.
  3. Under Jal Marg Vikas Pariyojana, a fish pass has been envisaged for the free movement of Hilsa at Farakka Navigation Lock.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) All are correct

b) Only 1

c) 1 and 2

d) 2 and 3

Inspired by: 2nd phase of River Information System

2nd phase of River Information System

Q.3) Consider the following statements:

  1. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a preferential tariff system under which developed nations extend reduced MFN tariffs or duty-free entry of certain goods into their markets, to the developing nations.
  2. GSP is an exemption from the MFN principle under which the WTO members are obliged to treat all other WTO members equally as their ‘most favoured’ trading partner-nation.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: U.S. may end zero-tariffs for India

U.S. may end zero-tariffs for India

Q.4) Consider the following statements with respect to the Ladakh Administrative Division of Jammu and Kashmir:

  1. It comprises of Leh and Kargil districts, with headquarters at Leh.
  2. Ladakh’s Kargil and Leh districts already have separate hill development councils for local administrative powers.
  3. Creation of this division leaves the Kashmir valley geographically the smallest division of J&K after Jammu.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Inspired by: Govt. grants divisional status to Ladakh

Govt. grants divisional status to Ladakh

Q.5) “As the sun rises over this place in Odisha, dozens of bar-headed geese, greater flamingos, black-tailed godwits and northern pintails shuffle about on the edge of the shore, the wind caressing their feathers. The birds silently feed, sticking their long bills into the soft earth to dig up crabs and fish. Their languid, unhurried behaviour gives away little of their epic journeys to get here, from pole to pole.”

Which of the following place is described in the paragraph?

a) Kaundinya Bird Sanctuary

b) Nalabana BS

c) Mayani BS

d) Salim Ali BS

Inspired by: The Hindu

 

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