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Prelims Practice Questions 09-01-2019

1) “Nandan Nilekani committee” is sometimes seen in the news recently. It was constituted for which of the following purposes?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

2) NASA’s probe Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has recently discovered a new planet. Which of the following are not the criteria to designate a celestial body as a full-sized planet?

  1. It has to be perfectly spherical.
  2. It has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium.
  3. It has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.
  4. It has to reside within a zone of other similarly-sized objects.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

3) Consider the following statements with respect to Debenture Redemption Reserve (DRR)

  1. It is a provision mandating both listed and unlisted companies to set aside 25 per cent of their profits for protection of bond investors in case of a default. 
  2. SEBI has recently scrapped the requirement of Debenture Redemption Reserve (DRR).

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

4) The “Global Report on Trafficking in persons 2018” is released recently by which of the following organisations?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

5) Consider the following statements with respect to Leptospirosis

  1. It is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals.
  2. Human to human transmission of Leptospirosis occurs very rarely.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

6) “Global Economic Prospects Report” is released by which of the following organisations?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

7) Consider the following statements with respect to Tea tribes

  1. They are notified scheduled tribe community, inhabited the state of Assam.
  2. They are entitled with the same benefits that are granted to Scheduled Tribes in other states.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

8) "Irisin" hormone sometimes seen in the news recently is generated by

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

9) Consider the following statements with respect to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL)

  1. It is a Public Sector Enterprise.
  2. It is responsible for design, construction, commissioning and operation of nuclear power reactors in India. 
  3. It comes under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

10) Consider the following statements with respect to Jal Charcha

  1. It is a weekly magazine issued by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation.
  2. It is a first of its kind initiative by the ministry to bring best practices in water sector to the national stage.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 
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