IAS Prelims 2016 Corner #2

#1. ‘Sendai Framework’, which has been in news, is

(a) a strategy to combat sea level rise in Pacific Island nations, an outcome of a  summit of the Pacific Island nations

(b) a plan of action for disaster risk reduction, an outcome of conference convened by  the United Nations

(c) a strategy to combat organised crime, an outcome of a resolution adopted by the ASEAN countries

(d) an agenda for countering the use of cyber space by the militant organisations, an outcome of a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly

#2. ASTROSAT, is the latest instance of the revolution in X-ray astronomy. X-ray astronomy cannot be done using ground-based instruments primarily because

(a) gravity distorts the incoming X-rays

(b) X-rays from terrestrial sources interfere with observations

(c) incoming X-rays get contaminated with extraneous waves

(d) incoming X-rays get absorbed by the atoms in the atmosphere

#3. “To secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India” is a provision in the

(a) Preamble of the Constitution

(b) Fundamental Rights

(c) Directive Principles of State Policy

(d) Fundamental Duties

#4. Outside the North and South Poles, which of the following region stores  more freshwater in the form of glaciers than any other region on Earth?

(a) Eastern Himalayas

(b) Greenland

(c) Andes Range

(d) Tibetan Plateau

#5. Complete the statement:

‘India Gate was built by the British as the All India War Memorial to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers who died in World War I and the _________.”

(a) Third Anglo-Afghan War

(b) Second Anglo-Afghan War

(c) Third Anglo-Maratha War

(d) Second Anglo-Maratha War

#6. In which of the following activities are Geostationary satellites used?

1. Telecommunication

2. Mineral Exploration

3. Weather Forecasting

Select the correct answer u sing the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#7. Consider the following statements:

1. Global Competitive Index is brought out by International Monetary Fund(IMF).

2. Global Forest Resources Assessment report is brought out by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Go ahead! give this a shot.

Answer Key:

#1. (b)

#2. (d)

#3. (c)

#4. (d)

#5. (a)

#6. (a)

#7. (b)

Explanations and sources shall follow in comment sections.

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