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Prelims Practice Questions 08-01-2019

1) Consider the following statements regarding Vote on Account

  1. It only represents the expenditure side of the government’s budget.
  2. No direct tax proposals can be made via vote on account.
  3. It is also called as an Interim Budget.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are not correct?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

2) Consider the following statements about Neutron Stars

  1. Neutron stars are typically objects of very small radius composed predominantly of neutrons.
  2. Neutron stars are formed by same process as that of a Black hole.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

3) Which of the following organizations receives the Exhibitor of the Year Award” at the 106th Indian Science Congress held recently?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

4) Consider the following statements

  1. In the Shreya Singhal v. Union of India case, the Supreme Court had capped the reservation at 50%.
  2. Indian Constitution does not provide for reservation on the basis of economic criteria.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

5) “INS Kohassa” is sometimes seen in the news recently. It is a/an

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

6) Consider the following statements

  1. It is contiguous to the protected areas of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the north-east and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu on the south-east.
  2. It is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
  3. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.

Identify the wildlife sanctuary that correctly matches with the above description

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

7) Consider the following statements with respect to Blue bottle Jelly fish

  1. They are known as bluebottles for their transparent bluish appearance.
  2. Bluebottle stings are painful but typically not life-threatening.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

8) Consider the following statements with respect to Raisina Dialogue

  1. It is a multilateral conference committed to address the most challenging issues faced by Asian Countries. 
  2. The theme of the Dialogue this year is “A World Reorder: New Geometries; Fluid Partnerships; Uncertain Outcomes”.
  3. The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Asian Strategic Studies in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

9) Consider the following statements with respect to a River

  1. It originates on Ranchi plateau in Jharkhand and joins the Son River.
  2. Mandal Dam is being built across that River.
  3. It meanders through the northern part of Betla National Park. 

Identify the river that correctly matches with the above description

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

10) Consider the following statements with respect to Gabon

  1. It is a landlocked country, located in East Africa.
  2. It is bordered by Cameroon, Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 
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