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IASbaba Daily Prelims Test-Current Affairs

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  • June 19, 2015
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IASbaba Prelims Test-Current Affairs

 

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Note– From tomorrow, Current Affairs Questions will be posted along with Prelims Plan for Static Subjects. See below for solutions

 

Questions

1. Recently, ISRO has announced to provide navigational support to Indian Railways through GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system. Consider the following regarding GAGAN

  1. It is an indigenous navigational guide system on the lines of GPS system jointly developed by ISRO and DRDO
  2. Apart from Communication and navigation, One essential component of the GAGAN project is the study of the ionospheric behaviour over the Indian region

Select the correct codes

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

 

2. Consider the following statements regarding two of the orthodox Schools of Hindu Philosophy, YOGA and SAMKHYA

 

  1. Samkhya, among the six orthodox schools of Hindu Philosophy is closely related to Yoga.
  2. The first use of the root of word ‘YOGA’ is found in Rig Veda but its modern meaning is not relevant to Vedic description.
  3. Along with Hinduism Yoga is also practiced in Buddhism, Jainism and Tantra Philosophy.

Choose the correct code

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

 

3. ‘Ideally, under a global warming scenario the land temperature should increase greatly in the hot summers and serve as a strong monsoon driver’. But in Indian subcontinent the opposite is happening and it is one of the causes of low rainfall in Monsoon season. What can be possible reasons for low rainfall in India subcontinent?

  1. A strong warming of Indian Ocean that reverses the Land-Sea Thermal Gradient.
  2. Increase in land-sea temperature difference due to suppressed warming over the Indian land mass because of increased aerosol levels.
  3. A warming Indian Ocean has resulted in surplus rains over the ocean at the cost of the monsoon rains over land, simultaneously drying the Indian subcontinent.

Select the correct codes

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

 

4. Consider the following statements regarding Rock Cut architecture (caves) of Badami

  1. It is the oldest Rock Cut Architecture of India after Barabar Caves of Bihar and Ajanta Caves of Maharashtra
  2. The caves incorporates two faiths i.e Hinduism and Buddhism only
  3. Jainism faith is also found in the rock cut caves of Badami

Select the correct codes

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

 

5. Consider the following statements with respect to LEGUMES

  1. Legumes have an ability to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere
  2. Legumes help in increasing soil fertility
  3. Legumes are highly nutritive but also contain anti-nutrients that are harmful

Select the correct codes

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

 

6. ‘Bhama Kalapam,’ ‘Parvathi Parinayam’ and ‘Bhakta Prahlada’ are related to which of the dance forms

 

  1. Kathakali
  2. Kuchipudi
  3. Bharatnatyam
  4. Odissi

 

7. Indian ranks third in World Doping Report published by WADA. Consider the following statements w.r.t Doping-

  1. Blood dopingis the practice of boosting the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream in order to enhance athletic performance.
  2. PerflouroCarbons (PFCs) are chiefly used as Blood substitutes for Blood doping agents.
  3. Gene dopingis the therapeutic use of cells, genes, genetic elements, or of the modulation of gene expression, having the capacity to improve athletic performance.

Select the correct codes

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

 

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