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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 23]

  • IASbaba
  • July 10, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 23]

 

 

Topic- Science and Tech/Eco-Survey/Current Affairs

 

 

1. The term ‘Biological Passport’ is associated with

  1. Genetic profiling of an individual
  2. An Athletes biological marker for Doping Test
  3. Biological marker of a diseased person
  4. A medical certificate for diagnosis on foreign hospitals

 

2. Consider the following

  1. Mutation
  2. Gene Transfer
  3. Use of antibiotics in agriculture

Which of the above will have negative impact on Anti-microbial Drug Resistance?

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

 

3. Commercial Electric Motors do not use-

  1. A soft iron core on which the coil is wound
  2. A permanent magnet to rotate the armature
  3. An electromagnet to rotate the armature
  4. Large number of turns of the conducting wire in the current-carrying coil.

 

4. Consider the following statements

  1. Most power stations constructed these days produce Direct Current (DC)
  2. An important advantage of DC over AC is that electric power can be transmitted over long distance without much loss of energy.
  3. The use of AC over DC is the reason for power loss during transmission in Indian power generation system.

 Select the correct code

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

 

5. The most important safety method for protecting electrical appliances from overloading at home is-

  1. Stabilizers
  2. Electric Fuse
  3. Earthing
  4. Electrical Meter

 

6. Consider the following statements

  1. The conductivity of an alloy is generally higher than that of its constituent metals and that is why they are used in most of the heating devices like Electrical Iron, Toasters etc.
  2. Diamond has more conductivity than graphite

Select the correct code

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

 

7. A student sitting on the last bench can see the letters written on the board but has problem reading from his note book. What can be said about him?

  1. The near point of his eyes has receded away
  2. The farther point of his eyes has come close.
  3. The near point of his eyes has come close
  4. The farther point of his eyes has receded away

 

8. The phenomenon of rainbow formation includes

  1. Dispersion
  2. Total Internal Reflection
  3. Refraction

Select the correct code

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

 

9. Consider the following regarding sunrise and sunset

  1. The time difference between actual sunrise and sunset is 4 minutes
  2. This is because of the phenomenon of Total Internal Reflection
  3. The apparent flattening of the Sun’s disc at sunrise and sunset is due to atmospheric refraction.

Select the wrong codes

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

 

10. At Noon, the Sun appears white because

  1. A little of the blue and violet colors are scattered.
  2. Blue color is scattered the most
  3. Red colour is scattered the most
  4. All the colors are scattered away

 

Economic Survey and Current Affairs

 

11. Consider the following regarding Full Capital Account Convertibility.

  1. It may lead to downfall of domestic companies
  2. It will lead increased phenomenon of HOT money.
  3. Fiscal deficit will increase
  4. Decrease in cost of capital

Select the correct code

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

 

12 What constitutes Capital Account?

  1. External Commercial Borrowing (ECB)
  2. Global Depository Receipts
  3. Foreign Portfolio Investments
  4. Interest Payments on International Investments

 Select the correct code

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

 

13. Consider the following statements regarding correction in Balance of Payment (BoP)

  1. Money contraction will result in correction in BoP deficit
  2. Contraction in money supply will reduce the domestic prices and hence increase the import resulting into correction in BoP deficit
  3. Increase in tourism services will have positive impact on BoP

Select the correct code

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

 

14. Consider the following statements regarding GAGAN

  1. Gagan is an indigenous navigational guide system developed by ISRO and Airport Authority of India.
  2. India is the third country after USA and EU to adopt this system
  3. GAGAN will use a satellite based Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) technology developed by the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.

Select the correct code

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

 

15. Ocean Thermal Energy is due to

  1. Energy stored by waves in the ocean
  2. Tides arising out in the ocean
  3. The temperature difference at different levels in the ocean
  4. The pressure difference at different levels in the ocean

 

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