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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 35]

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  • July 22, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 35]

 

 

Topic- Science & Tech, Eco-Survey and Current Affairs

 

 

1. Which of the following statement is not true for organic manure?

  1. It enhances water holding capacity of soil.
  2. It has a balance of all plant nutrients.
  3. It provides humus to soil.
  4. It improves texture of soil

 

2. Read the statements given below.

  1. Seeds require moisture for germination.
  2. Plants can absorb nutrients mostly in dissolved form.
  3. Irrigation protects crops from both frost and hot air currents.
  4. Irrigation improves soil texture.

Choose the combination of statements which indicate the need to irrigate crops.

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

 

3. Given below are statements about the effects of weeds on crop plants.

  1. They interfere in harvesting.
  2. They help crop plants to grow healthily.
  3. They compete with crop plants for water, nutrients, space and light.
  4. They affect plant growth.

Choose the correct combination of statements.

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

 

4. Consider the following diseases

  1. Malaria
  2. TB
  3. Cold Cough
  4. Chicken Pox

Which of them are NOT caused by Virus?

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

 

5. Micro-organisms around us are useful as well as harmful for us. In this light consider the following statements

  1. They can increase the fertility of the soil
  2. They helps in nitrogen fixation
  3. They spoil our food hence not used as food additives

Select the Wrong statement/s

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

 

6. Given below are events that lead to pregnancy and development of embryo.

  1. Fertilization of egg
  2. Maturation of egg
  3. Release of egg
  4. Embedding of embryo in thickened uterine wall.

Which of the following options gives the correct order of sequence in which they occur?

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

 

7. Match items in List A with the items of list B.

List A                                                                  List B

  1. Nylon                                                             (i) non-stick coating
  2. PET                                                                (ii) electric switches
  3. Rayon                                                            (iii) parachutes
  4. Thermosetting plastics                              (iv) polyester
  5. Teflon                                                            (v) artificial silk

Code

  1. 1-iii, 2-iv, 3-v, 4-ii, 5-i
  2. 1-i, 2-ii, 3-iii, 4-iv, 5-v
  3. 1-ii, 2-i, 3-iv, 4-v, 5-iii
  4. 1-iv, 2-iii, 3-v, 4-ii, 5-i

 

8. Consider the following

  1. paraffin wax
  2. petrol
  3. lubricating oil
  4. coke
  5. Bitumen

Which of the above is not a constituent of petroleum?

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

 

9. Choose the correct statement about inflammable substances from the following.

They have:

  1. Low ignition temperature and cannot catch fire easily.
  2. High ignition temperature and can catch fire easily.
  3. Low ignition temperature and can catch fire easily.
  4. High ignition temperature and cannot catch fire easily

 

10. In the list of animals given below, Hen is the odd one out.

         Human Being, Cow, Dog, Hen

The reason for this is

  1. It undergoes internal fertilisation.
  2. It is oviparous.
  3. It is viviparous.
  4. It undergoes external fertilisation.

Code

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

 

11. Consider the following statements

  1. The cumulative global CO2 emission of China has surpassed India and EU.
  2. Indian cumulative global CO2 emission is close to China but less than USA
  3. The cumulative global CO2 emission of USA and India when combined is less than rest of the world.

 Select the Wrong statement/s

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

 

12. World is all set to include New Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by the end of 2015. Consider the following statements regarding this

  1. It has the element of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  2. It is based on Agenda-21
  3. India’s Total Sanitation Program and Swatch Bharat do not come under new set of targets of SDG’s
  4. There is no mention of tackling tobacco control and illegal drug trafficking

Which of the above statement/s is/are TRUE?

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

 

13. Consider the following

  1. Tropospheric Ozone
  2. Sulphur dioxide
  3. CO
  4. CO2
  5. Water vapour
  6. Methane
  7. Nitrous oxide

Which of the above are Short Lived Green House Gases?

  1. 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7
  2. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 5
  4. 2, 3, 5 and 7

 

14. India is moving from non-renewable source of energy to renewable energy as evident from aggressive policies for the same. In this light consider the following statements

  1. The contribution of Solar Energy is dominant in overall renewable energy sector of India.
  2. Wind Energy dominates the sector followed by solar, biomass and hydro-power

Select the correct code/s

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

 

15. India has established National Adaptation Fund following the international norm of Adaptation Fund under Climate Change Agreement. Consider the following statements regarding this

  1. The Adaptation Fund was established in 2007 at the 7th COP of UNFCCC.
  2. The Adaptation Fund is financed with a share of proceeds from the Joint Implementation Mechanism (JIM) project activities and other sources of funding.
  3. The Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) is India’s National Implementing Entity (NIE) for the Adaptation Fund created under the UNFCCC.

Select the WRONG statement/s

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

 

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