IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 SCIENCE & TECH & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 47]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 47]


Q.1) Identify the goddess who is also referred to as the ‘Menstruating Goddess’

a) Goddess Kaali

b) Goddess Durga

c) Devi Kamakhya

d) Goddess Saraswati

Q.2) Identify from the following the ‘cave’ that hosts the famous Kailasa Temple

a) Ajanta Caves

b) Karan Chaupar Cave

c) Junnar Cave

d) Ellora Cave

Q.3) Choose from among the following the Financial Regulators of India

  1. RBI
  2. CAG
  3. SEBI
  4. SIDBI

Choose the correct option/s from the following:

a) 1, 3 and 4

b) Only 1

c) Both 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.4) Which is the nodal agency for the National Bamboo Mission?

a) Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

b) Ministry of Agriculture

c) Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

d) Federation of Green Energy

Q.5) Identify the Ministry which has launched the programmes HAPIS & CHAMAN:

a) Department of Nuclear Supplies

b) Integrated watershed development authority

c) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

d) Ministry of Agriculture 

Q.6) Consider the following statements regarding LIDAR technology:

  1. It is the acronym for Laser Image Detection and Ranging.
  2. It is a surveying and remote sensing method to measure ranges on earth.
  3. The system works on the principle of Radar, but uses light from a Laser.

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.7) Which of the following statements correctly describe the famous Gravitational Lensing Effect given by Einstein?

  1. Light coming from one object will bend due the presence of mass between the object and the observer.
  2. The effect is observed in space where light is bent under the influence of the mass of galaxies and dark matter.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) ‘Car- to- Car communication’ is a new technology being developed to reduce car accidents. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Car-to-car communication’:

  1. Cars will have small radars to judge the speed of vehicles around them and manoeuvre accordingly.
  2. This technique will only work in automatic driving when, driver is not steering the car and car is on auto pilot mode.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.9) Consider the following statements regarding “Nuclear Suppliers Group”:

  1. It is a group of countries with nuclear weapons that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation.
  2. NSG controls the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture Nuclear Weapons.
  3. Recently India has become the member of NSG.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above

Q.10) In International Space Station, a ball pen doesn’t work because-

a) There is no air pressure.

b) There is no gravity.

c) The above statement is incorrect as ball point pen does work.

d) Because of artificial pressure, the ball gets jammed.

Q.11) Consider the following

  1. Light and Sound Waves are Electromagnetic Waves
  2. Both shows the property of Diffraction, Reflection and Refraction
  3. While Sound is Transverse waves, light is Longitudinal in nature

Select the correct code

a) 1, 2and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) Only 2

d) Only 3

Q.12) Consider the following statements:

  1. The electric current in conductors is due to the flow of free protons.
  2. The direction of electric current is taken as opposite to the direction of flow of the electrons.

Which of the above statements is correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.13) During Ice skating, the skater increases his rotation speed by pulling in his arms. The speed increases because of-

a) Conservation of angular momentum

b) Decrease in resistance from the air

c) Shifting of the centre of mass

d) Shifting of the centre of gravity

Q.14) Centre for Advanced Animal Diagnostics and Services on Animal Health and Diseases (ADSAHD) to prevent cattle from exotic diseases, is being developed in which of the following regions?

a) North eastern Region

b) Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan

c) Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar

d) Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Q.15) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the launch of the ‘National Supercomputing Mission’. This is a visionary program to enable India to leapfrog to the league of world class computing power nations. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘National Supercomputing Mission’?

  1. The Mission would be implemented and steered jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).
  2. The mission aims at developing the fastest supercomputer of the world in India.
  3. The Mission envisages empowering our national academic and R&D institutions spread over the country by installing a vast supercomputing grid.
  4. The Mission also includes development of highly professional High Performance Computing (HPC) aware human resource for meeting challenges of development of these applications.

Select the code from below:

a) 2 only

b) 1, 3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.16) Consider the following statements:

  1. Tuberculosis is caused by virus which is spread from person to person through air.
  2. Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccinations are used in many countries to prevent severe forms of TB in children.
  3. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is caused by an organism that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent TB drugs.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above

Q.17) Which of the following is not the property of base?

a) They react with acids to give salt and water

b) They are soapy to touch

c) They are donors of protons

d) They are acceptors of protons

Q.18) Antibodies are formed by

a) T-cells

b) Monocytes

c) Phagocytes

d) B-cells

Q.19) Green plants in the sea are useful for the respiration of fish because

a) They give out oxygen

b) They give out carbon dioxide

c) The give out oxygen and carbon dioxide simultaneously

d) They take oxygen and give out carbon dioxide

Q.20) Which of the following have highest elasticity?

a) Steel

b) Copper

c) Rubber

d) Aluminium

Q.21) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Global Apollo Programme is a call for a major global science and economics research programme to make carbon-free baseload electricity less costly than electricity from coal by the year 2025.
  2. Key areas of focus includes Renewable energy, Energy storage, Smart grids and hydrogen vehicles.

Which of the above given statement(s) is/are true?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


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