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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 53]

  • IAS baba
  • August 9, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 53]

 

Topics- S&T, Environment and Current Affairs

 

1. Consider the following statements regarding newly launched ‘Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana’

  1. It covers all tribal people and all areas with tribal population across the country
  2. It focuses on improving the quality of education of Tribal people
  3. One of the main objectives is to address the infrastructural gap with focus on quality

Select the correct answer using codes

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

 

2. The Living Planet Report is the world’s leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. It is released by

  1. United Nation Environment Program (UNEP)
  2. WWF
  3. UNESCO
  4. IUCN

 

 

3. Match the following defence exercises of India

  1. Yudh Abhyas                                  India-USA
  2. Nomadic Elephant                        India-Mongolia
  3. EKUVERIN                                     India-UK
  4. Exercise Malabar                            India-USA

Select the correct match

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

 

 

 

4. Two pieces of conductor of same material and of equal length are connected in series with a cell. One of the two pieces has cross-sectional area double that of the other.

Which one of the following statements is correct in this regard?

  1. The thinner one will have strong current passing through it
  2. The thicker one will have strong current pass through it
  3. Both will have equal current but thinner one will have more heat
  4. Both will have equal current but thicker one will have more heat

5. Which one among the following is a strong smelling agent added to LPG cylinder to help in the detection of gas leakage?

  1. Thioethanol
  2. Ethanol
  3. Acetone
  4. Methanol

 

6. Gravitational force shares a common feature with electromagnetic force. In both cases, the force is

  1. Between massive and neutral objects
  2. A short range
  3. A long range
  4. Between charged object

 

7. Arrange the following hills of southern India from north to south

  1. Nilgiri
  2. Cardamom
  3. Nallamala
  4. Anaimalai

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 3-1-4-2
  2. 2-3-4-1
  3. 3-2-4-1
  4. 1-2-3-4

 

 

8. Three important rivers of the Indian subcontinent have their source near the Manasarovar Lake in the Great Himalayas. Which among the following are the rivers?

  1. Indus, Sutlej and Beas
  2. Brahmaputra, Yamuna and Indus
  3. Indus, Sutlej and Brahmaputra
  4. Sutlej, Jhelum and Yamuna

 

9. Match the following correctly

List I (Island)                                                              List II (Location)

  1. Continental island                                                              Mauritius
  2. Coral island                                                                         Medagascar
  3. Volcanic island                                                                   Andaman-Nicobar
  4. Mountains island islands                                                 Maldives

Match the correct answer

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

 

 

10. An association between roots of higher plants and fungi is called

  1. Fern
  2. Lichens
  3. Mycorrhizae
  4. Blue Green Algae

 

11. Consider the following

  1. Plants of this group are diploid.
  2. They are well adapted to extreme conditions.
  3. They grow bearing sporophylls in compact structures called cones.

The group in reference is

  1. Monocots
  2. Dicots
  3. Pteridophytes
  4. Gymnosperms

 

12. Which one of the following sets of animals share a four chambered heart?

  1. Amphibian, Reptiles, Birds
  2. Crocodiles, Birds, Mammals
  3. Crocodiles, Lizards, Turtles
  4. Lizards, Mammals, Birds

 

13. Protein is an important substance found in every cell in the human body. It has many functions including

  1. Repair and maintenance of body tissue
  2. It can act as source of energy
  3. Creation of hormones
  4. Formation of antibodies
  5. Transportation and storage of molecules in the body

Select the correct answer using code

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

 

14. Match the element with its associated functions/roles and choose the correct option among given below

  1. Boron                                    i. splitting of H2O to liberate O2 during photosynthesis
  2. Manganese                          ii. needed for synthesis of auxins
  3. Molybdenum                      iii. component of nitrogenase
  4. Zinc                                       iv. Pollen germination
  5. Iron                                       v. component of ferredoxin

Chose the correct code

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

 

15. Consider the following

  1. Space Technology
  2. Telemetry
  3. Magnetic levitation
  4. Blood Banking
  5. Surgery
  6. X-Ray

Cryogenics find application in which of the above?

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

 

 

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