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IASbaba Daily Prelims Test [Day 5]

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  • June 22, 2015
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IASbaba's Daily Prelims Test 2015, Science and Technology, UPSC
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IASbaba Daily Prelims Test [Day 5]

 

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SUBJECT- Science & Technology and Current Affairs

Questions

 

 

1. Consider the following with respect to fundamental forces on Earth

  1. The range of Gravitational and Electromagnetic Force are almost equal in nature.
  2. Gravitational Force is a strong force as compared to Weak Nuclear force.

Select the correct statement/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

2. Consider the following statements

  1. Law of Gravitation at the Moon is One-Sixth that at the Earth.
  2. Acceleration due to gravity is the same both on the Moon and the Earth.

Select the correct statement/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

3. It is said that Ancient Indian science had contributed significantly in various aspects of scientific advancement. Consider the following with respect to the development of science in Ancient India

  1. The difference between Wave and Current was fully understood in Ancient Indian science.
  2. Ancient scientists were able to distinguish between various types of rotational, translational and vibrational motions.

Select the correct code/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

4. Amongst the following, the examples of ‘Contact Forces’ are

  1. Electromagnetic Force
  2. Gravitational Force
  3. Frictional Force
  4. Air resistance
  5. Viscous Force

Select the correct code          

  1. 1,3,4 and 5
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 3, 4 and 5
  4. 1, 2, 4 and 5

 

5. Carbohydrates are vital source of energy for any living organism. Consider the following with respect to various types of energy resources in plants and animals.

  1. Glycogens are solely coming from animals, specifically made by the liver and the muscles, while the starch solely comes from the green plants and staple foods like potatoes and cassavas.
  2. Cellulose occurs exclusively in plants and it is the most abundant organic substance in plant kingdom.
  3. Human store glucose as Starch as well as Gycogens coming from plants and animals respectively.

Select the correct code/s

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. Only 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

 

6. Biodiesel can be produced from among the following-

  1. Jatropa
  2. Pongamia Pinnata
  3. Sunflower
  4. Rape Seeds

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1, 2 and 4
  3. Only 1
  4. All

 

7. Recently India applied for membership of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Consider the following statements with respect to MTCR

  1. MTCR is a binding treaty between member nations to limit the proliferation of missiles and missile technology.
  2. The activities of the MTCR are consistent with the UN’s non-proliferation and export control efforts.

Select the correct code

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

8. Consider the following regarding BRAHMOS Missile jointly developed by India and Russia

  1. Its range of 290km is governed by Missile technology Control Regime (MTCR) of which Russia is a member.
  2. Its only disadvantage is its surface to surface variant.
  3. It works on the principle of ‘Fire and Forget’.

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All

 

9. Recently Lead (Pb) was making news due to its contamination in Maggie. Consider the following statements with respect to Lead

  1. High concentration of Pb leads to Dyslexia.
  2. One if its major uses is in the glass of computer and television screens, where it shields the viewer from radiation.

Select the correct code

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

 

10. The class of compound known as Biocides are used by Archaeologists in the preservation and reconstruction of archaeological sites. However, it has variety of other applications like

  1. Antibiotics
  2. Pesticides
  3. Antifouling Products
  4. Anticancer Agent
  5. Antifungal

Select the correct codes

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 5
  2. 2,3,4 and 5
  3. 2, 3, and 4
  4. All of the above

 

Current Affairs

 

 

11. Consider the following w.r.t Mangroves Forest

  1. The Pichavaram mangroves inTamil Nadu is India’s largest Mangrove Forest
  2. Asia has the largest concentration of the world’s mangroves except Middle East

Select the correct code

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

12. The term micro-satellite is associated with which of the following?

  1. Genetics
  2. Space Technology

Select the correct code

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

13. “Global-warming potential(GWP) is a relative measure of how much heat agreenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere”. Consider the statements on which GWP depends

  1. the absorption of infrared radiation by a given species
  2. the spectral location of its absorbing wavelengths
  3. the atmospheric lifetime of the species

Identify the correct statement/s

  1. 1 and 2
  2. Only 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1,2 and 3

 

14. With reference to “Sankirtana”, consider the following

  1. Ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur
  2. It encompasses an array of arts performed to mark religious occasions and various stages in the life of the Vaishnav people of Manipur plains.
  3. It is practiced at the centre of a temple, where performers narrate the lives and deeds of Krishna through songs and dance
  4. It is inscribed on the Representative List of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Incorrect statement is/are

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. All
  4. None

 

15. With reference to ‘System of Rice Intensification’, consider the following

  1. It originated in USA
  2. It’s a water intensive methodology
  3. It is a patented methodology and India has access to it.

Correct statement is/ are

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3
  3. Only 1
  4. None

 

16. As per Indian culture, the word ‘Kolam’ is associated with

  1. Art of Rangoli in southern parts of the country
  2. A type of tribe
  3. Art of Weaving of people of ancient origin

Correct statement(s)

  1. Only 1
  2. 1 and 2
  3. Only 3
  4. None

 

17.“Albedo is the percentage of incoming radiation reflected off a surface”. Consider the following statements

  1. The more radiation reflected the more Global warming that occurs.
  2. Polar ice has highest albedo.

Incorrect statement(s)

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

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