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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 4]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 4]

 


Q.1) Consider the following

  1. International Day for Older Person (IDOP) is celebrated every year on 1st October
  2. The recent theme of IDOP was ‘Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All’
  3. 2015, marks the golden jubilee of IDOP

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) Only 3 


Q.2) Consider the following regarding ‘Trident Juncture’ and select the correct code?

  1. It is the largest military exercise launched by NATO
  2. It is a trilateral exercise of India, Indonesia and Japan
  3. It is a bilateral military exercise between Srilanka and India
  4. It is a trilateral military exercise of NATO, EU and USA

Q.3) Mission Indradhanush aims to cover which of the following diseases?

  1. Measles
  2. AIDS
  3. Cancer
  4. Polio
  5. TB
  6. Whooping Cough

Select the correct code

a) 1, 3, 4 and 5

b) 3, 4, 5 and 6

c) 1, 4, 5 and 6

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


Q.4) Consider the following about Nobel Prize, 2015

  1. Nobel Prize in Physics has been given for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass
  2. Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been given for the discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasite.
  3. Nobel Prize in Medicine has been given for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) Only 2

c) Only 1

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Compost’

  1. Organic ingredients intended for composting can alternatively be used to generate biogas through aerobic digestion
  2. Compost is used to control soil erosion and sediment run off.

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None


Q.6) Consider the following regarding ‘Biochar’

  1. It is made up of biomass by a process called combustion
  2. It is an unstable solid formed by charcoal
  3. It helps in increasing acidity of the soil when the PH of the soil is high

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) Only 3

d) None


Q.7) Consider the statements regarding the use of ‘Antibiotics’

  1. Flu or cold can be treated by using antibiotics
  2. Antibiotic resistance is caused when body becomes resistant to antibiotics
  3. Antibiotic resistance is caused by genetic mutation and by acquiring resistance from another bacterium

Select the correct code

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 3

d) 1 and 2


Q.8) National Tribal Advisory Council to be set up is to be chaired by?

  1. President of India
  2. Prime Minister of India
  3. Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  4. Prime Minister Office (PMO)

Q.9) Which of the following are correct about ‘Karewas’

  1. Karewas are the lacustarine deposits found only in Kashmir valley and bhadarwa valley of Jammu, in India.
  2. It is suitable for growing one of the world’s best qualities of saffron.
  3. The soil is peaty and contains a lot of carbon content.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.10) Which of the following statements are correct about crop rotation?

  1. Growing of different crops on a piece of land in a pre-planned succession is called crop rotation.
  2. The availability of moisture and irrigation facilities decide the choice of crops to be grown.
  3. Ideally staple grain crops are rotated with leguminous crops.

Select the correct code from above:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.11) Which of the following statements correctly explains the process of ‘Ratooning’?

  1. It is a method of harvesting a crop which leaves the roots and the lower parts of the plant uncut to give stubble crop.
  2. It is a method of preparing field by burning the stubs of harvested crops in the field, to provide nutrition to the soil.
  3. It is method of using burrowing animals to make the field porous before harvesting of crop.
  4. None of the above.

Q.12) Arrange the following rock systems of our country as classified by the Geological Survey of India from oldest to recent:

  1. The Purana Rock System
  2. The Dravidian Rock System
  3. The Archaean Rock System
  4. The Aryan Rock System

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 2, 3, 1, 4

b) 2, 3, 4, 1

c) 3, 1, 2, 4

d) 3, 1, 4, 2


Q.13) Which amongst the following rivers has the largest drainage basin in India?

  1. Indus
  2. Brahmaputra
  3. Krishna
  4. Godavari

Q.14) Consider the following statements: 

  1. Easterly jet stream over India is seasonal and exists only during summer.
  2. Westerly jets are helpful in pushing western disturbances towards India, causing winter rainfall.
  3. Westerly jets are bifurcated by the Tibetan plateau during summers with one stream flowing over northern India.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) All of the above

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3


Q.15) Consider the following statements: 

  1. The deviation of actual rainfall of a place from its average rainfall is called variability.
  2. The highest variability is found at places where average rainfall is lowest.
  3. Variability of rainfall is measured in percentage.

Which of the above statements are correct about variability of rainfall?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.16) Which of the following statements are correct about black soils of India?

  1. They have a volcanic origin.
  2. They cover the largest reporting area of the country.
  3. They are deficient in nitrogen, phosphorus and organic matter.
  4. They have clayey texture and have high water holding capacity.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1 and 4

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.17) Consider the following statements about the texture of soil:

  1. The size of soil particles defines the texture of soil.
  2. A soil having mixture of substantial amount of sand, silt and clay is called loam.
  3. Soil texture decides the water holding capacity of the soil.
  4. Finer the soil texture, the better it is for agriculture.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1 and 4

c) 4 only

d) None of the above


Q.18) Soil salinity has emerged a major problem affecting the fertility of soil in India. Almost 2.5% of country’s reporting area is adversely affected by alkali formations. Which of the following statements are correct about saline soils?

  1. Salinity is naturally found in arid and semi-arid areas where rate of evaporation is higher than rate of precipitation.
  2. Saline soils develop in highly irrigated area as more salt comes up due to capillary action of soil.
  3. Salinity can be cured by adding gypsum to the soil.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.19) Consider the following statements:

  1. Kerala has no east flowing rivers.
  2. Madhya Pradesh has no west flowing rivers.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.20) Which one of the following rivers do not originate in India? 

  1. Ravi
  2. Beas
  3. Sutluj
  4. Chenab

Q.21) Consider the following statements regarding equatorial climate:

  1. Very heavy down pour, normally for a short duration in a year.
  2. Convectional rainfall characterised by lightning and thunder.
  3. There is a very high diurnal temperature range in equatorial regions.

Select the correct answer

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of the above


Q.22) The recent advent of yellow fever in some parts of Africa was in news recently. Consider the following statements with respect to “Yellow fever”

  1. The disease is transmitted by the bite of a Mosquito.
  2. It is curable.
  3. The disease is characterised by high fever and Jaundice.

Select the correct answer

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3


Q.23) Recently ISRO test fired Prithvi 2 missile from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Conisder the following statements with respect to Prithvi 2 missile

  1. It is a surface to air missile
  2. It has a strike range of 2000 km
  3. It is the first missile developed under integrated missile development programme.
  4. It has a single stage liquid fuelled propellant

Select the correct answer

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 and 4 only

d) 1 and 3 only


Q.24) PM referred to “Pragjyotishpur” at the inaugural address of south Asian games. Which of the following city today refers to “Pragjyotishpur” in ancient India?

  1. Dibrugarh
  2. Thimpu
  3. Dispur
  4. Guwahathi

Q.25) “ARYA” and “Farmers first” to revamp agricultural produce in India are proposed initiatives by

  1. Indian agricultural research institute
  2. Ministry of agriculture in collaboration with ICRISAT
  3. Indian council of agricultural research
  4. Ministry of agriculture in collaboration with FAO

 

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