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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 15]

  • IAS baba
  • July 2, 2015
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IASbaba – Daily Prelims Test  [Day 15]

 

TOPICS:

1. Geography And IYB/Current Affairs

2. Minerals & Climate and IYB-Chapter-1 and 2 
 

 

1. Heat waves was in news recently which killed more than 2,500 people in the year 2015 till June.

Consider the following statements regarding heat waves

  • Heat wave’s adverse impact occurred mainly in Northern and Eastern region of India.
  • Severe heat waves come under National Calamity just like cold waves.
  • IMD recommended to declare a region as severeheat waves affected region if temperature reached beyond 45 degree Celsius.
  • It is a natural calamity found in tropical regions and not in temperate regions.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code

  1. 1, 3 only
  2. 2, 3, 4 only
  3. 1, 2, 3 only
  4. All the above

 

2. During monsoon season the ITCZ (inter tropical convergence zone) shifts almost upto 25 degree North latitude over the Indian subcontinent while it rarely crosses 15 degree North latitude in other regions. This is because

  1. Vast landmass of Eurasia located to the North of the Equator.
  2. Intense low pressure over the Northwestern region of Indian subcontinent and over the vast, high altitude Tibetan plateau pulls ITCZ Northwards.
  3. Shifting of Westerly jet streams to the North of Tibetan plateauat the end of the month of May.

Choose the correct code from the following

  1. 1, 2 only.
  2. 2, 3 only.
  3. 1, 3 only.
  4. All of the above.

 

3. The frequency of the cyclones is lower in Arabian sea when compared to Bay of Bengal. This is because

  1. Arabian sea surface temperature is higher compared to that of Bay of Bengal.
  2. Bay of Bengal receives the remnants of the typhoons originated in Northwestern Pacific ocean.
  3. Arabian sea receives the remnants of cyclones from Bay of Bengal.

Choose the correct code from the following

  1. 1, 2 only.
  2. 1, 3 only.
  3. 2, 3 only.
  4. All the above.

 

4. Consider the following statements regarding tropical cyclones which is one of the important determining factor for the success of Indian monsoons.

  1. These are termed as the heat engines, which derive their energy from the condensation of water vapor into water droplets/drops.
  2. More than 50% of the energy derived is utilized to sustain the wind movement around the central eye.
  3. A mature cyclone releases energy equivalent to that of 100 hydrogen bombs.

Which of the following statements are NOT true

  1. 1, 2only.
  2. 1, 3only.
  3. 2 only.
  4. None of the above.

 

 

Q5. Snow line is a line above which no vegetation grows on high altitude mountains because of permanent snow cover. This snow line is higher for Eastern Himalayas compared to that of Western Himalayas. What are the reasons?

Consider the following statements

  1. Eastern Himalayas are near to the Equator.
  2. Western Himalayas are more continental in their location thus has lesser maritime influence.
  3. Southwest monsoon winds have the moderating effect on the Western Himalayas.

Choose the correct code

  1. 1, 2 only.
  2. 1, 3 only.
  3. 2, 3 only.
  4. All the above.

 

6. Coal bed methane is released during coal mining and is generally recommended to extract it rather than letting it evaporate into the atmosphere when untapped because

  1. CBM if is not extracted can cause fire hazards while mining deep areas.
  2. CBM if allowed to escape into atmosphere, will get converted into carbon monoxide which is a potent green house gas.

Which of the statements is/are the correct reason/s?

  1. 1 only.
  2. 2 only.
  3. Neither 1 nor 2.
  4. Both 1 and 2.

 

 

7. Consider the following statements regarding the production and reserves of copper in India.

  1. Rajasthan has the largest reserves of copper and is also the highest producer of copper in India.
  2. India is self sufficient in copper production and also at times it has also exportedcopper to countries like Japan, South Korea etc.
  3. Production of copper is a tedious job especially in India as the copper ore found in India as it is of the lower grade compared to International grade of the ore.

Which are the correct statements?

  1. 1 only.
  2. 1, 3 only.
  3. 2, 3 only.
  4. 3 only.

 

 

8. Consider the following statements regarding biogas which is a very important source of energy in rural areas.

  1. Biogas has a higher thermal efficiency compared to charcoal, cow dung, kerosene.
  2. Not only biogas serves as a source of energy in the form of fuel but also can be used as manure for farm crops.
  3. It is slightly less environment friendly as it releases green house gases when burnt as a fuel.

Choose the incorrect code from the following

  1. 1, 2 only.
  2. 2, 3 only.
  3. 3 only.
  4. None of the above. 

 

9. Consider the following statements which describe the properties of a particular metal

  1. It as a valuable metal of which the major ore is Wolfram.
  2. It is self hardening which it imparts to the steel when alloyed with the steel.
  3. Steel when alloyed with this metal, is used in manufacturing of ammunitions, armour plates, heavy guns etc.
  4. Its alloys are heat resistant, corrosion resistant and hardfacing.

Choose the correct metal from the above options

  1. Tungsten
  2. Chromium
  3. Copper
  4. Titanium

 

10. Consider the following statements regarding the atomic minerals.

  1. Uranium occurs both in the earth’s crust as well as sea water.
  2. India has one of the richest reserves of thorium in the world.
  3. US has the highest reserves of uranium in the world.

Which of the above statements are correct ?

  1. 1 only.
  2. 1, 2 only.
  3. 2, 3 only.
  4. All the above.

 

 

India Year Book and Current Affairs

 

11. To bring prosperity and tranquility in north-eastern region of India what actions or plans you think is/are good from given below

  1. Shift from voluminous crops to high value horticulture crops.
  2. More strict laws to counter insurgency.
  3.   Policy to give boost to bamboo based handicraft industries.
  4. Laying down of rail tracks to increase connectivity among north-eastern cities.

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2, 3 only
  2. 1, 3 only
  3. All of the above
  4. None

 

12. What are the important commercial crops produced in Malabar region from given below:

  1. Coffee and tea
  2. Tobacco
  3. Betelnut
  4. Rubber
  5. Cashewnut

Select the correct code

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

 

13. According to world biogeographic classification. India represents which two major realms

  1. Palearctic and Indo-Malayan
  2. Palearctic and Neo-arctic
  3. Neo-arctic and Indo-Malayan

Select the correct code

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

 

 

14. Consider the statements below:

  1. Central tribal belt is dominated by Proto-Australoid racial strain.
  2. Hills of southern India is inhabited by tribal of Negritoes racial strain.
  3. Negritoes racial strain is confined to islands of Andaman and Nicobar only.

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 only
  2. 1, 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. None

 

 

15. National symbols hold a revered position among Indians. It is/was maintained and protected by

  1. Non-statutory instructions
  2. Statutes
  3. Constitutional references

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 only
  2. 2, 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. All of the above

India year book chapter no. 2

 

 

16. “Give It Up” campaign will have positive impact on

  1. Health of rural India.
  2. Revenue of Local bodies.
  3. Comforts of rural women.
  4. Comforts of rural women.

Select the correct code

  1. 1 only
  2. 1, 3 only
  3. 1, 2, 4 only
  4. All of the above

 

17. Major initiatives envisaged to make ‘Digital India” campaign a success include

  1. Communication infrastructure and services
  2. Products like digital lockers, e-sign and e-hospital/ORS etc.
  3. Portals and apps
  4. Opening of research institutions
  5. Important Policies initiatives.

Select the correct code

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

 

18. Union cabinet proposed amendment to the Prevention of corruption act 1988. Proposed amendments include

  1. Punishment for both bribe giver and bribe taker.
  2. Enhances punishment terms.
  3. Non-monetary gratification is covered in the definition of gratification in the PCA 1988.

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 only
  2. 1, 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. All of the above

 

19. Socio-demographic changes at source that are result of rural to urban migration in India.

  1. Low sex-ratio.
  2. Population pyramid will shrink at its base in years to come.
  3. Feminization of workforce.

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 only
  2. 2, 3 only
  3. 3only
  4. All of the above

 

 

20. Recently ISRO PSLV-C23 placed satellites of foreign countries, these countries include

  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. Italy
  4. Malaysia

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 only
  2. 1, 3 only
  3. 1, 2, 3 only
  4. All of the above 

 

21. Recently launched Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) platform will give boost to the concept of

  1. Cooperative federalism
  2. Good Governance
  3. Gender inclusiveness

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 only
  2. 2, 3 only
  3. 1, 3 only
  4. All of the above

 

22. Consider the statements regarding mitochondrial Donation Technique:

  1. It involves addition of healthy mitochondria from donor women to an egg from other women with defective mitochondria.
  2. This technique prevents new born babies from heart failure and blindness only.
  3. There are two different procedures used in mitochondrial donation technique –(a) Maternal Spindle Transfer (b) Pronuclear Transfer technique

Select the correct code

  1. 1 only
  2. 1, 2 only
  3. 1, 3 only
  4. All of the above

 

23. Recently a cyclonic storm named Ashobaa was in news. Consider the statements

  1. It was developed over east central Bay of Bengal.
  2. It was named by Srilanka as there is a system of naming storms developed in Northern India Ocean On rotational basis.
  3. It caused flood in eastern Oman.

Select the correct code

  1. 2 only
  2. 1, 2 only
  3. 2, 3 only
  4. All of the above

 

 

24. Consider the statements

  1. Cryogenic engine provides more thrust with each kg of propellant it uses.
  2. Cryogenic engine uses liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen at very low temperature
  3. Engine need lowmass flow rate of both oxidizer and fuel to avoid explosion in combustion chamber.

Select the correct code

  1. 2 only
  2. 1, 2 only
  3. 2, 3 only
  4. All of the above

 

 

25. Consider the following statements with reference to hot and cold water

  1. Cold water freezes faster than hot water
  2. This phenomenon or effect is know as Mpemba Effect.

Select the correct code

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

 

 

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