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MCQ Factory [For UPSC Prelims Exam]

Uploaded on 17/10/2017 
Question : Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
  1. Gotipua dance - Odisha
  2. Rauf dance - Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Jabro dance - Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Cheraw - Manipur
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 3 only
3 and 4 only
1 and 3 only

Uploaded on 16/10/2017 
Question :
Consider the following statements with reference to the recently launched ‘Ujjwala Yojana’.
  1. Ujjwala Yojana was launched in 2016 as a scheme under the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  2. Under this scheme, the government aims to give 50 million LPG connections to the BPL families by 2019.
  3. It has allocated rupees 8000 crore for this scheme.
  4. Tamil Nadu leads the states with the maximum number of LPG connections given under Ujjwala scheme.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
1, 2 and 3
2 and 3 only
1 and 2 only
1, 2 , 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 14/10/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  1. The GST is imposed on tendu leaf.
  2. It is for the second time that a central tax is levied on a minor forest produce., the first being bamboo.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 13/10/2017 
Question : ‘Stubble burning’, often seen in news is related to
Incineration of Solid waste
Burning of e-waste
Burning crop residue
None of these
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Uploaded on 12/10/2017 
Question : In reference to Light Emitting Diode (LED), which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. The exposure of retina to the blue band from LED lights can increase the risk of cataract and disturb our circadian rhythm.
  2. LEDs contain lead, arsenic, nickel and other potentially hazardous substances.
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 11/10/2017 
Question : Which of the following is/are not part of the ‘India's Twin Balance Sheet problem’?
  1. Overleveraged and distressed companies
  2. Fiscal Deficit
  3. Current account deficit
  4. Rising NPAs in Public Sector Bank’s balance sheets          
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4 only
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Uploaded on 10/10/2017 
Question : Which among the following subsidies in WTO does not distort trade, are government-funded and does not involve price support?
Green box subsidies
Amber box subsidies
Blue box subsidies
Red box subsidies
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Uploaded on 09/10/2017 
Question : With reference to ‘Scramjet engine’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. A scramjet relies on high vehicle speed to forcefully compress the incoming air before combustion.
2. In a scramjet combustion takes place in supersonic airflow.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 07/10/2017 
Question : ‘Phyto-Pharma Plant Mission’ is aimed towards
Facilitating export of medicinal plants in the International market
Conservation and cultivation of endangered and threatened endemic medicinal plants
Both (a) and (b)
None of these
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Uploaded on 06/10/2017 
Question : Which among the following was the terms of reference of ‘T.K. Vishwanathan Committee’?
Defence Procurement
Cybercrime
Combating Desertification
Education reforms
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Uploaded on 05/10/2017 
Question : Which among the following powers is exercised by the Speaker of Lok Sabha?
Summon
Prorogue
Adjourn
Dissolve
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Uploaded on 05/10/2017 
Question : With reference to ‘Goods and Service Tax Network’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Goods and Service Tax Network is a government Organization.
2. It will manage the entire IT system of the GST portal.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 04/10/2017 
Question : Which among the following ports is popularly known as "Queen of the Arabian Sea"?
Mangalore port
Kochi port
Haldia port
Mundra port
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Uploaded on 03/10/2017 
Question : ‘INS Tarasa’, recently seen in news is a/an:
Fast attack craft
Submarine
Aircraft carrier
None of these
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Uploaded on 29/09/2017 
Question : ‘Global competitiveness index’, is published by which among the following organizations?
World bank
World Economic Forum
International Monetary Forum
None of these
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Uploaded on 28/09/2017 
Question : ‘Agreement on Agriculture (AoA)’, often seen in news is related to:
World Trade Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization
United Nations Environment Programme
None of these
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Uploaded on 27/09/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘NAVIC’:
  1. NAVIC is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system developed by India.
  2. The satellite system is only meant for military purposes.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 26/09/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Reports/Index and their Publishing Agency:
  1. World Investment Report            :               International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  2. Global Competitiveness Report :               World Bank
  3. Logistics Performance Index       :               World Economic Forum
  4. Human capital report                     :               UNESCO
 Which of the above pairs are incorrectly matched?
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
None of these
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Uploaded on 25/09/2017 
Question : Global Energy Architecture Performance Index is published by which of the following agency?
 
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
World Bank
World Economic Forum
United Nations Environment Programme
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Uploaded on 24/09/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘Private Member’s Bill’:
  1. A private member’s bill can be presented only in the Lok Sabha.
  2. A private member’s bill has never been passed by the Indian parliament.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 23/09/2017 
Question : Which among the following states is not a part of ‘Desert Development Programme’?
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Karnataka
 

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Uploaded on 22/09/2017 
Question : ‘Swachhathon’, recently seen in news, was organized by which among the following Ministries
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation
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Uploaded on 21/09/2017 
Question : With reference to ‘Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is being jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the private sector.
2. ATAGS will be called as Dhanush when it is inducted into the Indian Army.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 20/09/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘Snow Leopard’:
  1. The snow leopard is assessed as ‘Endangered’ by the IUCN.
  2. Snow Leopard is found only in the Western Himalayas in India. 
  3. It is the state animal of Himachal Pradesh.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
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Uploaded on 19/09/2017 
Question : Which among the following agents is/are used in a ‘Fire Extinguisher’?
Nitrogen
Carbon Dioxide
Sodium Bicarbonate
All of the above
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Uploaded on 18/09/2017 
Question : ‘Global Human Capital Index’, is released by which among the following organizations?
United Nations Development Programme
World Health Organization
World Economic Forum
World Bank
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Uploaded on 17/09/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’:
  1. SDGs are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets
  2. The goals are legally binding for all countries. 
  3. Sustainable Development Goals were formulated as the Millennium Development Goals could not meet their desired objective.
Select the incorrect answer using the codes given below.
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3 only
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Uploaded on 16/09/2017 
Question : ‘Sowa Rigpa’, sometimes seen in news is:
A geographical indication (GI) of a variety of bamboo found in Meghalaya
A folk dance of North east
A system of medicine
None of these

Uploaded on 15/09/2017 
Question : With reference to ‘Nag missile’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Nag is a "fire-and-forget" anti-tank missile.
  2. It has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 14/09/2017 
Question :
 
Consider the following about ‘Tropical Cyclones’:
  1. Tropical cyclone derives its energy from the temperature contrast of air masses.
  2. Tropical cyclones are readily formed between five degree north and south latitudes. 
  3. The intensity of wind of a tropical cyclone is measured on Saffir–Simpson scale.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3
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