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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 19]

  • IASbaba
  • July 6, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 19]

 

 

 

Topic- Modern India and Environment/Current Affairs

 

 

1. Which of the following were the demands of non-cooperation movement?

  1. Solving khilafat issue
  2. The Redressal of Punjab wrongs (Jallianwalabagh massacre)
  3. Attainment of swaraj

Select the correct code

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

 

2. Which of the statements is not correct regarding “August offer” (August 8, 1940)?

  1. An immediate increase in the number of Indians in the viceroy’s executive council.
  2. Setting up a war advisory council.
  3. Setting up the provisional national government.
  4. Setting up a representative constitution making body after the war.

 

3. Consider the following statements regarding Government of India Act, 1935.

  1. Governor’s provinces were given autonomy.
  2. The Act restrictedpowers of the governor to act in his discretion.
  3. Ministers held office during the governor’s pleasure.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only

 

4. After the provincial elections of 1937, Congress ministries in provinces took steps in defending and extending civil liberties. Which one among the following was not such a step?

  1. All the restrictions on the press were removed.
  2. Ban on the communist party revoked.
  3. Confiscated arms were returned and forfeited arms licenses were restored.
  4. Police powers were curbed.

 

5. Which of the following is NOT true regarding “cabinet mission” proposals?

  1. It recommended partition of British India into India and Pakistan.
  2. It proposed a weak central government controlling only foreign affairs, defence and communications
  3. It recommended a loose three tier confederation
  4. Princely states formed third tier of the confederation
  5. Under the plan grouping was made compulsory

 Select the correct code

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

 

6. Which of the following statements are correct?

Statement I: Annie Besant was the first to setup Home Rule league in India.

Statement II: Tilak’s Home Rule league worked in Maharashtra, Karnataka, central provinces and Berar areas only.

  1. Statement I only
  2. Statement II only
  3. Both Statement I and Statement II
  4. Neither Statement I nor Statement II

 

7. Which of the following recommended “universal adult suffrage, equal rights for women, freedom to form unions, and dissociation of the state from religion in any form”?

  1. Nehru Report
  2. Congress session of 1929
  3. Rajagopalachari proposals
  4. Indian independence Act of 1947

 

 8. Which of the following is/are the feature/s of Quit India movement?

  1. The emergence of “parallel government” in some parts of the country.
  2. It saw participation of youth, women, peasants etc.
  3. It was anon violent movement.
  4. Movement was a spontaneous outburst.
  5. There were communal clashes during the movement.

Select the correct code

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

 

 

9. Consider the following statements regarding Indian National Army (INA).

  1. The idea of INA was first conceived in Malaya by Mohan Singh.
  2. Indian prisoners of war handed over by the Japanese were recruited into INA.
  3. Subhash Chandra Bose reorganized INA in Singapore in 1943.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

 

10. During “Temple entry movement”

  1. Attempts were made for opening the doors of temples for the ‘avarnas’.
  2. Techniques developed in the course of national struggle were used.
  3. It was Gandhian or nationalist in its approach to fight caste oppression.

Select the correct code

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

 

Environment and Current Affairs 

 

 

11. Consider the following with reference to Biomass burning and its effect

  1. Aerosols have been found to rise and cross the entire range of the Himalayas
  2. Dicarboxylic acids present in the aerosols serve as a unique fingerprint in identifying the source of pollution.
  3. The direct heat generated by burning biomass is significant, and contributes to cloud evaporation by increasing relative humidity.

Select the wrong statements

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

 

12. The water pollution level in India is rising and has doubled in recent years. What can be possible reasons for surface water pollution in India?

  1. 70-80% of water pollution by volume is from rivers
  2. Gaps in the treatment of sewage water and water treatment plants
  3. Septic tanks and pit latrines have become a major contributor to groundwater and surface water pollution

Select the wrong statements

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

 

13. Consider the following statements

  1. Operation Tiger, an Indian initiative due to which the number of Tiger’s have recently shown an upward trend.
  2. The conventional classification of Tiger’s are done based on nine sub-species

Select the correct code

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

 

14. Which of the following is the largest Aquifer System of India?

  1. Alluvium Aquifer System
  2. Basalt Aquifer System
  3. Gneiss Aquifer System
  4. Sandstone Aquifer System

 

15. Consider the following statements

  1. It is a rare species of porpoise
  2. It is endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California.
  3. A study released recently warns that their population has drastically fallen down to just 97.

It is-

  1. Vaquita
  2. Killer whale
  3. Rough-toothed dolphin
  4. Gray whale

 

16. Consider the following

  1. It account for over 90% of the global meridional (north-south) water vapor transport
  2. It consist of narrow bands of enhanced water vapor transport
  3. They also are the major cause of extreme precipitation events which cause severe flooding in many mid-latitude, westerly coastal regions of the world.

Select the term associated with above statements

  1. Atmospheric Gases
  2. Atmospheric Rivers
  3. Atmospheric Circulations
  4. Atmospheric Precipitation

 

17. Environment protection is an inherent part of Indian Constitution. Which of the following implicitly or explicitly mentions about it?

  1. Fundamental Duties
  2. DPSP
  3. Preamble
  4. Fundamental rights
  5. Article 32

Select the correct codes

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

 

18. Flexible mechanisms under Kyoto Protocol includes

  1. Carbon Sink
  2. Clean Development Mechanism
  3. Joint Implementation
  4. Emission Trading

Select the correct code

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

 

19. Consider the following

  1. Durban Declaration and Program of Action
  2. Cancum Agreement
  3. Copenhagen Accord
  4. Bali Action Plan

Which of the above includes commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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

 

20. Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological and photolytic processes. Which of the following International measures includes POPs?

  1. Stockholm Convention
  2. Aarhus Protocol
  3. Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

Select the correct code

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

 

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