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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 17]

  • IASbaba
  • July 4, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 17]

 

 

Topic- Science and Tech and Economic Survey/Current Affairs

 

1. Consider the following statements

“A spaceship is out in interstellar space, far from all other objects and with all its rockets turned off”. It can be said that-

  1. There is no net external force on it
  2. The acceleration of the spacecraft is zero

Select the correct statements

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

 

2. Consider the statements regarding acceleration due to gravity on earth

  1. For an object above earth’s surface at a height of x, the acceleration due to gravity increases depending on the mass of the object
  2. For the same object below earth’s surface at the same height, the acceleration due to gravity also increases.
  3. The acceleration due to gravity is maximum at the earth’s surface and decreasing whether you go up or down.

Select the correct code

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

 

3. For a satellite or a circularly orbiting object in space, its energy will be reflected as

  1. Total energy will always be positive
  2. Its kinetic energy will be positive
  3. Its potential will be negative

Select the correct code

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

 

4. Consider the following statement regarding Bt Cotton

  1. It is produced by Bacillus thuringiensis that produces bacteria that kill certain insects.
  2. Bt toxin protein exist as active protoxins but once an insect ingest the inactive toxin, it is converted into an active form of toxin.

Select the wrong statement/s

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

 

5. A person suffering from HIV will have to go for following tests?

  1. PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
  2. Antibody Screening Tests
  3. ELISA

Select the correct code

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

 

 

6. ‘Neutrinos are one of the fundamental particles which make up the universe’. Refer to following statements about it

  1. They are electrically neutral elementary particles
  2. They are not affected by any kind of force and are neutral in nature
  3. The most important source of its generation is radioactive decay

Select the correct code

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

 

7. Prakash Path, a scheme launched recently is

  1. For Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs distribution under Domestic Efficient Lightning Programme (DELP)
  2. System developed by the Centre of Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a state of the art device that captures images and videos of red light violations with the help of vehicle sensors, cameras and controller hardware and installed at busy road intersections.

Select the correct code

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

 

 

8. A sinkhole is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer was in news recently. Consider the statements that lead to its formation

  1. Diverting surface water from a large area and concentrating it in a single point
  2. Artificially creating ponds of surface water and drilling new water wells
  3. No recharge of the water table in the absence of good rains
  4. They generally develop in karst regions,

Select the correct code

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

 

 

9. In Vitro Fertilization is the process of fertilization by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish, and then transferring the embryo to the uterus. It can be used in which of the following cases

  1. Male factor infertility including decreased sperm count or sperm motility
  2. Women with ovulation disorders, premature ovarian failure, uterine fibroids
  3. Individuals with a genetic disorder
  4. Designer babies as in the case of Three Parent Babies

Select the correct code

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

 

10. Consider the following statements

  1. National De-worming Day is an initiative focused on reducing the threat of protozoa-worm infections.
  2. It is targeted against intestinal parasitic worms among the children to achieve status of being ‘Worm-free’
  3. 10th February is celebrated as National De-worming day in India

Select the correct code

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

 

 

Eco-Survey and Current Affairs

 

11. Non-Plan expenditure will show downward trend if

  1. Decline in oil prices in international market
  2. Introduction of direct benefit transfer into the bank accounts of domestic LPG consumers
  3. By increasing domestic defence capacity
  4. Better implementation of MNERGA.

Select the correct code:

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

 

12. The list of exempted good under GST has been kept very short. Choose the completely exempted goods from given below:

  1. Alcohol for human consumption
  2. Petroleum products
  3. Tobacco and tobacco products

Select the correct code:

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

 

 

13. Introduction of the GST is expected to yield

  1. High returns to the factor of production
  2. High exports of India goods
  3. Very high revenue gains
  4. Economic welfare

  Select the correct code:

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

 

14. The tax expenditure or tax forgone indicates the revenue forgone. What could be said about it-

  1. It hurts country’s economy as whole.
  2. It generally leads to increase in fiscal deficit.
  3. It has been increasing year by year in recent time.

Select the incorrect code:

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

 

15. Collection rate (related to custom revenue collection) will increase if

  1. Total imports will increase
  2. Total exports will increase
  3. Reduction in duties on petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) if we assume imports is increasing in India.

 Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. All of the above
  4. None

 

16. Consider the statements given below:

  1. Maximum percentage increase has been shown by fertilizer head under subsidies from  2013-2014PA (Provisional Actuals) to 2014-2015 BE (Budget Estimates).
  2. In 2014-2015BE (Budget Estimates), addition or sum of fertilizer and petroleum subsidies is less than the food subsidies.

Select the correct code:

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

 

17. Consider the statements about Fiscal performance of the States:

  1. Fiscal consolidation of states during recent years was largely due to expenditure rationalization.
  2. The decline in gross fiscal deficit to GDP ratio in 2014-2015 is mainly attributed to transfers from the centre.

Select the correct code:

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

 

 

18. Choose from given below that would help government in much desired Fiscal consolidation:

  1. Declining trend of oil prices in international market.
  2. Tax buoyancy
  3. Tax expenditure as its in current scenario.
  4. Increase in collection rate (related to custom revenue collection) by 10% with taking decrease in imports by 10% from previous year together.

Select the correct code:

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

 

19. Soil-transmitted helminth infections are among the most common infections worldwide and affect the poorest and most deprived communities. The main species that infect people are

  1. Roundworm
  2. Whipworm
  3. Hookworm

Select the correct code

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

 

 

20. India successfully test fired its nuclear capable missile Prithvi-II. Consider the following with reference to it-

  1. It is surface-to-surface long range missile developed by DRDO
  2. It is the second missile to be tested under India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
  3. It is developed under project Valiant of DRDO

Select the correct codes

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

 

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