Prelims Practice Questions 05-12-2017

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December 05, 2017
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1. Consider the following statements regarding Yemen

  1. It is not a member of Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation.
  2. It shares its boundary with United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
  3. Socotra Island is a part of Yemen’s territory.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. i only                        b. ii only

c. iii only             d. All of the above

 

2. Consider the following statements about Cyclone Ockhi

  1. It originated in the Arabian Sea.
  2. It is classified as “Super Cyclone” by IMD.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. i only                       b. ii only

c. Both i & ii                d. Neither i nor ii

 

3. Consider the following statements about Convention Against Torture (CAT)

  1. India is a signatory to the convention.
  2. India ratified the Convention in 1997.
  3. Prevention of Torture Bill, was recently passed to enforce the provisions.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. i only                      b. i & ii only

c. i & iii only              d. All of the above

 

4. Consider the following statements about Classification of Indian Cities

  1. Tier I, Tier II and Tier III classification of cities was done by Ministry of Urban Development
  2. The classification is based on population.
  3. All Urban Agglomerations come under Tier I cities.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. i only                        b. ii only

c. iii only                d. All of the above

 

5. Which of the following resources act as Carbon Sinks?

1. Salt Marshes

2. Soil

3. Coral Reef

Select the correct answer using the code given below

a. 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 2 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

 

6. Consider the following statements regarding Initial Coin Offerings

i) It is used to fund a new virtual currency or blockchain project that aims to mirror Bitcoins.

ii) They are yet to be legalises in India.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. i only                      b. ii only

c. Both i & ii               d. Neither i nor ii

 

7. Consider the following statements regarding “Netra”

i) It is the first indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control System developed by DRDO.

ii) It is mounted on Embraer aircraft.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. i only                      b. ii only

c. Both i & ii               d. Neither i nor ii

 

8. Consider the following statements regarding “Ethereum”

i) It is the cryptocurrency platform deployed based on blockchain technology like bitcoin.

ii) Ripple is the currency of Ethereum platform.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. i only                      b. ii only

c. Both i & ii               d. Neither i nor ii

 

9. Consider the following statements regarding “International Maritime Organisation”

i) It is a specialised UN agency responsible for safety, security of International shipping.

ii) It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

iii) India is a member of the organisation.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. i and ii only            b. i and iii only

c. ii and iii only          d. All of the above

 

10. Consider the following statements regarding “Kapu”

i) Kapu is a agrarian community living in the coastal district of Odisha.

ii) They have been given 5% quota in education and employment.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect?

a. i only                       b. ii only

c. Both i & ii                d. Neither i nor ii

Answers and Explanations

1. c

It is a member of Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation but not a member of Gulf Co-operation Council.

2. a

Cyclones with wind speeds between 165 and 220 km per hour are classified as ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’. Those with even higher wind speeds are called ‘super-cyclones’.

3. a

India did not ratify the convention & Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 lapsed.

4. b

The classification of Indian cities is used to allocate House Rent Allowance (HRA). The present system of X,Y,Z more commonly known as Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities was classified by 6th Pay Commission based on population.

Urban Agglomeration is a census term used to denote a continuous urban spread constituting a town and its adjoining outgrowths (OGs), or two or more physically contiguous towns together.

An Urban Agglomeration must consist of at least a statutory town and its total population should not be less than 20,000 as per the 2001 Census, where as cities with population of 100,000 and above are classified as Tier I.

5. d

6. c

7. c

8. a

Ether is the currency of Ethereum platform.

9. b.

IMO is the only UN agency headquartered in London.

10. a

They are living in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh.

 

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PAVAN KUMAR B 5 days

Sir 10th answer option is b  

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