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MCQ Factory [For UPSC Prelims Exam]

Uploaded on 16/12/2017 
Question : ‘DMH-11’ , often seen in news is related to:
Genetically Modified Crop
New drug against multi drug resistant Tuberculosis
Research station of India in the Arctic
None of these
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Uploaded on 15/12/2017 
Question : ‘Yuva’ initiative, recently seen in news, is being carried under the aegis of which among the following Ministries?
Ministry of Skill Development
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Ministry of Human Resource Development
None of these
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Uploaded on 14/12/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘River Narmada’:
1. River Narmada originates from the Amarkantak plateau.
2. Omkareshwar dam and Sardar Sarovar dam are on Narmada river.
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Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 13/12/2017 
Question : Which among the following pilgrimage sites is not under the ‘Char Dham’?
Badrinath
Kedarnath
Dwarka
Puri
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Uploaded on 12/12/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY)’:
1. The primary aim of the scheme is to contain the practice of Shifting Cultivation.
2. It is an initiative of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
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Uploaded on 11/12/2017 
Question : With reference to ‘Sagarmala project’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1.The Sagarmala project is a Public Private Partnership Project.
2.The Ministry of Shipping is the nodal ministry for this initiative.
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Uploaded on 09/12/2017 
Question : Which among the following Indian coasts experience Winter rainfall?
1. Coromandel Coast
2. Konkan Coast
3. Malabar Coast
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1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 08/12/2017 
Question : Which among the following security agencies is not a part of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)?
Indian Coast Guard
Indo-Tibetan Border Police
Border Security Force
Sashastra Seema Bal
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Uploaded on 07/12/2017 
Question : Which among the following states has launched India’s first Water Metro Project? 
Gujarat
West Bengal
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
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Uploaded on 06/12/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘INS Kalavari’:
1. INS Kalavari is an aircraft carrier.
2. Kalavari was built indigenously under a venture called Project 75.
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Uploaded on 05/12/2017 
Question : Which among the following Electromagnetic Wave is/are suitable for Remote Sensing operations?
1. Visible
2. Infra Red
3. Microwave
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1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 04/12/2017 
Question : With reference to ‘Bathukamma festival’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Bathukamma festival is largely celebrated in the state of Telangana.
2.Bathukamma is a flower stack, arranged with different seasonal flowers most of them with medicinal values.
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Uploaded on 02/12/2017 
Question : With reference to ‘Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. CARA functions as a nodal body for adoption of Indian children and is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoption
2. Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is an autonomous body of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
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Uploaded on 02/12/2017 
Question : ‘Aquatic Rhabdops’ , recently seen in news is a/an
Variety of turtle
Variety of snake
Phytoplankton
Benthic grass
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Uploaded on 30/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements about ‘Khayal’.
  1. It means idea or imagination and its pioneer is Amir Khusrau
  2. Bada Khayal is sung in faster tempo than the Chota Khayal.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
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Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 29/11/2017 
Question : In ancient Indian Buddhist monasteries, a ceremony called ‘Pavarana’ was held. What is it related to?
An occasion to elect the Sanghparinayaka and two speakers, one on Dhamma and the other on Vinaya.
Confession by monks of the offences committed during their stay in the monasteries during the rainy season.
Ceremony of initiation of a new person into the Buddhist Sangha when the head is shaved and yellow robes are offered.
Gathering of Buddhist monks on a day till the full-moon day of Ashadha when they take up a fixed abode for the next few months of the rainy season.
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Uploaded on 28/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘Measuring Instruments’: 
  1. Anemometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure.
  2. Clinometer is used to measure angles in vertical plane.
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Uploaded on 27/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements.
  1. All reported marine mammals are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
  2. Dugong dugon is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal.
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Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 25/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding ‘Carbfix Project’.
  1. It is a project in Iceland.
  2. It aims to lock away carbon dioxide by reacting it with basaltic rocks.
  3. The carbon dioxide is captured permanently without releasing any harmful by-products.
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2 only
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1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 24/11/2017 
Question : Which of the following instruments measures solar radiation?
Solarimeter
Pyrradiometer
Pyranometer
All of the above
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Uploaded on 23/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding ‘Bharat Stage Emission Standards’.
  1. It was instituted by the Central Pollution Control Board, Government of India.
  2. It is based on European regulations.
  3. It was first introduced in the year 2000.
  4. Government has decided to skip BS-IV norms and move directly to BS-V and BS-VI
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1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 22/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements about the famous statue of Lord Bahubali at Sravana Belagola in Karnataka.
  1. It is the world’s tallest monolithic free standing structure.
  2. It is made of steatite
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Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 21/11/2017 
Question : What is ‘Lapis lazuli’?
A style of Persian painting
A semi-precious stone
A sacred book
A mosque in Iran
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Uploaded on 20/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding Greenhouse Gas (GHG).
  1. HFC-23 , a super greenhouse gas, is a by-product of HCFC-22.
  2. HCFC-22 is currently the most commonly used refrigerant in India.
  3. India has announced to eliminate the use of HFC-23 by 2030 at Kigali.
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1 only
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1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 18/11/2017 
Question : Which among the following countries has recently lifted the ban on ‘driving by women’?
Saudi Arabia
Maldives
Bhutan
Syria
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Uploaded on 17/11/2017 
Question : With regard to Marine Protected Area (MPA), consider the following statements.
  1. Recently, Antarctica’s Ross Sea was declared as the world’s largest MPA.
  2. The MPA status to Ross Sea will bring blanket ban on commercial fishing across about three quarters of its area for the next 35 years.
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Uploaded on 16/11/2017 
Question : Which of the following contribute to the uniqueness of Sunderbans mangrove system?
  1. The largest mangrove system in the world.
  2. The only mangrove tiger country in the world.
  3. World Heritage Site since 1984.
  4. Included in UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Reserve in 2001.
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1 and 3 only
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1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 15/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding ‘World Wildlife Day’.
  1. It aims to celebrate and raise awareness about both world’s wild fauna and flora.
  2. It is observed on 3rd March every year.
  3. It was on this day that World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was signed in 1961.
  4. The theme for 2017 is “Listen to the Young Voices”.
Which of the above statements are correct?
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1, 2 and 4 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 14/11/2017 
Question : The following tribes were recently in news. Which of them are incorrectly matched?
  1. Juang tribe --------severe malnutrition
  2. Irula tribe --------- snake catching
  3. Asur tribe -------- mourns during Durga puja
1 only
2 only
1 and 2 only
None
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Uploaded on 13/11/2017 
Question : The term ‘Unicorn’ in the field of Economy refers to which among the following?
Tax evaders
High Risk High return Mutual funds
A startup company valued at over $1 billion
None of these
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