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Prelims 2016 Question for the Day

IAS PRELIMS QUESTION - Today  - UPSC reflects our test questions.

A hydrogen bomb is a /an 

(a) Fission Device

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(c) Atomic Bomb   

(d) Plutonium detonated device

 

IAS PRELIMS QUESTION - Yesterday

Consider the following about duties of Competition Commission of India.

1. to promote and sustain competition in markets

2. to ensure freedom of trade

3. to protect the interests of consumers

4. to create public awareness and impart training on competition issues.

Which of these is/are TRUE ?.

(a) Only 1

(b) Only  1, 2 & 4  

(c) Only  3 & 4   

(d) 1, 2, 3 & 4

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UPSC Reflects our Test Questions  

 

UPSC 2015  - GS PRELIMS

OUR PRELIMS 2015 TEST QUESTIONS - Many questions based on our Tests in PRELIMS & MAINS

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‘Beijing Declaration and Platform for   Action’, often seen in the news, is (a) (b) (c) women’s empowerment (d)

 

TEST :N0:8. QN.NO.31

With which of the following “The Mexico Plan of Action (1975), the Nairobi Forward Looking Strategies (1985), the Beijing Declaration as well as the Platform for Action (1995)” are linked primarily to (a) Women Empowerment (b) (c) (d)

In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species? (a) Tropical moist deciduous forest (b) (c) (d)

TEST NUMBER 10. Q.NO.45.

Which of the following is/are true?.

(a) Not all tropical forests are rainforests. (b) Most of the forests in which Teak trees grow are of deciduous type (c) Both (a) & (b) (d) Neither (a) nor (b)

Which one the following is associated with the issue of control and phasing out of the use of ozone-depleting substances?. (a) (b) Montreal Protocol (c) (d)

TEST NUMBER 7. Q.NO.8.

Which is/are incorrect? (a) The Montreal Protocol came into force in 1987. (b) The Montreal Protocol restricted the use of ozone-depleting substances. (c) Both (a) and (b) (d) Neither (a) nor (b)

The terms ‘Agreement on Agriculture’, ‘Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures’ and ‘Peace Clause’ appear in the news frequently in the context of the affairs of the    (a) (b) (c) WTO (d)

TEST NUMBER 8. Q.NO.37.

Consider the following statements.

1. Amber box subsidies encourage excessive production.

2. WTO wants to limit the amber box subsidies.

3. Bali summit enacted a “peace clause” for the Agreement on agriculture (AoA).

(a) 1 is true. (b) 1, 2 and 3 are true. 

(c) 2 and 3 are true. (d) 1 and 3 are true.

Kalamkari painting refers to

(a) a hand-painted cotton textile in South India (b) (c) (d)

 

 TEST NUMBER 11. Q.NO.109.

Consider the following statements about Kalamkari painting. (i) Vegetable dyes are used for colour.  (ii) This is mainly related to decorating temple interiors with painted cloth panels, which was developed under the patronage of Vijayanagar rulers. Which of the above is / are true?.

(a)  Only (i) (b)  Only (ii)  

(c)  Both (i) and (ii)  (d)  Neither (i) nor (ii)


 
OLD QUESTIONS

31. Consider the following about Fast Radio Bursts.

1. They are eruptions of cosmic radio waves.

2. They are caused by events beyond the Milky Way.

3. They have been used to confirm Einstein's theory of general relativity. 

4. They were shown to be created artificially due to emissions from premature opening of microwave oven doors.

Which of these is/are TRUE ?.

(a) Only 2

(b) Only  1 & 4  

(c) Only  1, 3 & 4    

(d) Only  1, 2 & 3

 

30. India’s first X-ray telescope

(a) UVIT

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(c) LAXT   

(d) CZIT

 

29. While Madhav Menon panel had recommended a complete ban on publishing of photos in the government-advertisements, the Supreme Court  instead of a complete ban on publishing of photos of all individuals, it departs to the extent of saying that pictures of the following can be used provided they personally clear it - thus, in a way, making them also accountable for the publication. 

1. Prime minister     2. Chief Minister     3. President   4. Chief Justice of India   5. Governors

Who are they?.

(a) Only 1, 2 & 3

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(c) Only  3, 4 & 5   

(d) Only  1, 3 & 4

 

28. Consider the following.

1. Total emissions from global livestock represents 14.5 percent of all anthropogenic GHG emissions. 

2. About 44 percent of livestock emissions are in the form of Nitrous Dioxide and Carbon Dioxide.

3. Synthetic pesticides and fertilizers also lead to GHG Emissions.

4. GLEAM modelling to assess the global impact of the livestock sector was developed by UNEP.

Which of these is/are TRUE ?.

(a) Only 4

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(c) Only  1, 2 & 4   

(d) Only  1, 2 & 3

 

27. Consider the following.

1. Kaniyan Koothu tells tales from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata.

2. Only women are performers of Kaniyan Koothu.

3. Kaniyan Koothu is performed by people of Scheduled caste known as Kaniyan.

4. Sanskritization has affected Kaniyan Koothu.

Which of these is/are TRUE ?.

(a) Only 2

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(c) Only  1, 3 & 4   

(d) Only  1, 2 & 3

 

26. LISA Pathfinder to hunt for ripples in the space-time continuum predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (GTR) was launched by

(a) ESA

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(c) NASA 

(d) ESA + NASA + ISRO

 
25. What is  "BGR-34" that recently flashed in news headlines?.

(a) A new hybrid rice developed by IARI.

(b) A new cloned cow developed by National Dairy Research Institute. Join Prelims 2016 Test Batch from - Dec 20, 2015 - Feel The Pulse of UPSC

(c) A new formulation of radio isotopes developed by BARC to cure leukemia. 

(d) None of these.

 

24. Consider the following.

1. Australia is the world's biggest uranium reserve holder. 

2. Australia ranks third in terms of production of uranium.

3. India will be the first country to buy Australian uranium without being a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT).

4. India currently has nuclear energy agreements with 10 countries.

Which of these is/are false ?.

(a) Only 4

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(c) Only  2, 3 & 4  

(d) None of these

 

23. Bankruptcy proceedings in India are governed by

1. Companies Act    2. SARFAESI Act     3. Sick Industrial Companies Act

(a) Only 3

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(c) Only  1 & 3   

(d) 1, 2 & 3

 

22. “Raqqa, Ramadi and Raids” frequently flash in news. Where is "Ramadi"?

(a) Iraq

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(c) Afghanistan 

(d) Austria

 

21. Consider the following.

1. All insider trading is illegal.  

2. Insider trading is an unfair practice.

3. Insider trading is highly discouraged by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

4. The term "UPSI" which is frequently in news related to economic category has some connection with Insider trading.

Which of these is/are false ?.

(a) Only 1

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(c) Only  1, 3 & 4 

(d) None of these

 

20. Consider the following about Barasingha deer.

1. It is listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which bans international trade in this species.    

2. It is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh. 

3. Its preferred habitats are boggy wetlands.

4. The largest population of this swamp deer in India can be found at Kaziranga National Wildlife Park.

Which of these is/are false ?.

(a) Only 1

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(c) Only  3 & 4 

(d) None of these

 

19. Consider the following.

1. Peatlands   2. Oases    3. Rice paddies  4. Fish ponds  

Which of these can be included under the definition of Wetlands under Ramsar Convention ?.

(a) Only 2

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(c) Only  1 & 4 

(d) 1, 2, 3 & 4

 

18. Consider the following features about Akash Weapon System.

1. supersonic    2. surface-to-air missile     3. has Rajendra radar

Which of these is/are true ?.

(a) Only 3

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(c) Only  1 & 3  

(d) 1, 2 & 3

 

17. Where is India's first interactive and experimental music museum?.

(a) Bangalore

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(c) Pune 

(d) Hyderabad  

 

16. Consider the following.

1. Disqualification under the anti-defection law is subject to judicial review.

2. Article 175 empowers the Governor to address and send messages to the House or Houses (in states with a Legislative Council) in his own discretion.

3. Governor cannot send any message under Article 175(2) with regard to a resolution pending before the House or Houses of the Legislature.

Which of the above is /are incorrect?.

(a) Only 2

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(c) Only  1 & 3  

(d) 1, 2 & 3

 

15. Consider the following.

1. Increased usage of coal    2. Overuse of fertilisers     3. Weathering of rocks

Which of these lead to Arsenic contamination of ground water?.

(a) Only 3

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(c) Only  1 & 3 

(d) 1, 2 & 3

 

14. Financial Stability and Development Council is Chaired by

(a) Finance Minister.

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(c) Chief Economic Advisor.  

(d) Finance Secretary.

 

13. Consider the following statements w.r.t. Indian Long Term Ecological Observatories (I-LTEO) programme.

1. Its objective is to scientifically monitor twelve different natural landscapes across the country to study the effects of climate change.

2. This initiative was launched by Ministry of Science & Technology.

(a) Only 1 is true.

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(c) 1 & 2  are true. 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 is true.

 

Monsoon trough is basically the meeting place of the Arabian Sea current and the deflected Bay of Bengal current. Wherever these two currents meet, a trough is created and oscillation of this trough brings rain. A normal trough is characteristic of the south-west monsoon.

12. Consider the following statements.

1. During  normal troughs of low, the atmospheric pressure decreases from south to north.

2. A trough is a much more extended system than a pressure low.

(a) Only 1 is true.

(b) Only  2 is true.

(c) 1 & 2 are true but 2 doesn't explain 1.  

(d) 1 & 2 are true and 2 explains 1.

 

11. What is the global warming limit targeted under new "Paris agreement"?.

(a) 1.2°C

(b) 2°C

(c) 1.5°C 

(d) 2.1°C

 

10. Consider the following statements w.r.t. Schengen Agreement .

1. It doesn't include non-members of the European Union (EU).

2. Schengen area consists of 26 European countries.  

Which of the above is/are true?.

(a) Only 2

(b) Only 1  

(c) 1 & 2  

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

9. Consider the following statements w.r.t. recent news item "National Green Tribunal's Order Banning Diesel Vehicles in Delhi".

1. Diesel cars contribute to the rising particulate matter and nitrogen oxide that in turn form ozone.

2. Diesel Exhaust contains benzene, arsenic and formaldehyde. 

Which of the above is/are true?.

(a) Only 2

(b) Only 1 

(c) 1 & 2  

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

8. Consider the following statements w.r.t. recent floods in Chennai

1. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and the El Nino are independent climatic phenomena but often co-occur.

2. A positive IOD is associated with heavier northeast monsoonal rains in South India.

3.  While El Niño tends to reduce rainfall during the southwest monsoon, it raises the odds of heavy rainfall during the northeast monsoon.

Which of the above is/are true?.

(a) Only 3

(b) Only  2 & 3

(c) Only  1 & 3 

(d) 1, 2 & 3

 

7. Which of the following is the constitutional authority to appoint other place or places as seat of supreme court?  

(a) No one is authorized to change the seat of supreme court

(b) Parliament by constitutional amendment

(c) Chief Justice of India in consultation with the President

(d) President

 

6. Consider the following statements.

1. Q-carbon is harder than diamond.

2. Q-carbon glows when exposed to low levels of energy. 

3. Q-carbon is a new phase of liquid carbon.

Which of the above is/are true?.

(a) Only 3

(b) Only  2 & 3

(c) Only  1 & 2

 (d) 1, 2 & 3

 

5. Consider the following statements.

1. Silk Road is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. 

2. It connects Asia, Europe and Africa.

3.  Southern Silk route crossed the high mountains into northeast India and then travels west along the Brahmaputra and the Ganges river plains, joining the Grand Trunk Road west of Varanasi.

Which of the above is/are true?.

(a) Only 3

(b) Only  2 & 3

(c) Only  1 & 3

(d) 1, 2 & 3

 

4. What is "Mosquirix" in news?.

(a) an pyrethrin free mosquito repellant

(b) a genetically modified mosquito eating fish

(c) a malaria vaccine  

(d) an anti mosquito lotion like Odomos

 

3. What is "Patricia" in news?.

(a) a hurricane in Mexico

(b) a dead volcanoe in Japan that exploded recently unexpectedly

(c) a cloned deer in UK 

(d) a cloned buffalo in UK

 

2. Which of the following is/are true about INS - ARIHANT?. 

(a) It is is a 6000-tonne vessel and has 83 Megawatt reactor.

(b) It is a pressurised water reactor. 

(c) Both (a) & (b)

(c) Neither (a) nor (b)

Note: INS ARIHANT will help India achieve the capability of going into high seas without the need to surface the vessel for a long duration.

Attention Students:- Since 2007, we have been maintaining a trend that as much as possible 3 - 15 questions in GS PRELIMS have been reflected in IAS PRELIMS Question PAPER.

We will quit this field if anyone disproves our claim.

OUR OLD STUDENTS WILL CERTIFY US.

1. Which of the following Institution releases Global Gender Gap Index?. 

(a) International Labour Organisation  

(b) UN Women 

(c) International Council of Women 

(d) World Economic Forum

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Prelims Question of the Day

Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. They were

1. Babar 2. Humayun 3. Jahangir 4. Shahjahan

(a)1 and 4 only

(b)2 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d)2 and 3 only

Mains Question of the Day

1.GS-The nature of economic growth in India in recent times is often described as a jobless growth. Do you agree with this view? Give arguments in favour of your answer. (200 Words)

2.Political Science -Explain to what extent the concept of “one-party dominance”(W.H.Morris-Jones)model is relevant in Indian policy today.(250 Words).

3.SOCIOLOGY - Do you think that poverty, deprivation and inequalities are the major challenges in the process of social transformation? What are your suggestions to address and resolve the problems. (250 Words).

Sociology - Thinkers