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MCQ Factory [For UPSC Prelims Exam]

Uploaded on 23/01/2017 
Question : With reference to Majuli island, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Majuli island will become India’s first “carbon neutral” district by 2020.
  2. Majuli island is on the coast of West Bengal.
  3. Majuli island is a wetland under the UNESCO world heritage site.
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1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 22/01/2017 
Question : With reference to Polio, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Poliovirus is transmitted from one person to another by oral contact with secretions or faecal material from an infected person.
2.Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) consists of inactivated (killed) poliovirus strains of all three poliovirus types.
3.India became the first country globally to introduce fractional doses of IPV in childhood immunisation programme.
4.IPV carries the risk of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP).
 
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1, 2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 21/01/2017 
Question : Directions: Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct?
Assertion (A): As Rupee appreciates it lowers the rate of inflation.
Reason (R): Appreciated Rupee will bring down the Import bill.
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
A is true but R is false.
A is false but R is true.
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Uploaded on 20/01/2017 
Question : Directions: Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct?
Assertion (A):  Cloud Seeding creates conditions favourable for precipitation.
Reason (R):  Silver iodide, Potassium Iodide and Dry Ice  increases the moisture content in the cloud.
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
A is true but R is false.
A is false but R is true.
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Uploaded on 19/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs:
1. SARFAESI : For reducing NPA
2. FRBMA : For reducing deficit, govt. borrowing and debt
3. FATF : For Double Taxation Avoidance
4. Venture Capital : For startups
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 4 only
1 and 2 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 19/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Indian Submarines.
1. Khanderi is India's second French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarine, it was launched at Mumbai's Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
2. Khanderi is named after the Island fort of Maratha forces, which played a vital role in ensuring their supremacy at sea in the late 17th century.
3. Kalvari is the first of the Scorpene class submarines built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd Mumbai (MDL). Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
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2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3
Uploaded on 18/01/2017 
Question : With reference to India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) , which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) is a not-for-profit Trust set-up by the Government of India.
2. IDF-OI will facilitate philanthropic contributions by Overseas Indians for social and development projects in India.
3. Presently, IDF-OI is promoting flagship programmes of Government of India- Swachh Bharat Mission and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao; and projects identified by the State Govts.
4. Overseas Indians can contribute as an individual, or a group of individuals or even through their respective Indian Associations.
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Uploaded on 17/01/2017 
Question : With reference to ‘River Linking Project’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Ken-Betwa river linking project will connect Ken river in Madhya Pradesh with the Betwa in Uttar Pradesh.
  2. It is India’s first river interlinking project.
  3. Water is in Concurrent List.
  4. During the British Raj in India, Sir Arthur Cotton, a British general and irrigation engineer, first suggested linking the Ganga and the Cauvery for navigational purposes.
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1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 16/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Biosphere Reserves and their location:
  1. Nanda Devi         :               Uttarakhand
  2. Gyan Bharti        :               Rann of Kutch
  3. Nokrek               :               Orissa
  4. Simplipal            :               Meghalaya
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 and 3 only
1 and 2 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 15/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Tribal rebellions and their respective Regions:
1. Santhal : Orissa
2. Kol : Western Ghats
3. Kuki : Manipur
4. Rampa : Andhra Pradesh
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 3 only
3 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 14/01/2017 
Question : With reference to India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. IPPB will be set up as a public limited company with 100 per cent government equity.
  2. IPPB doesn’t need to obtain banking licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for its operation.
  3. IPPB will offer demand deposits such as savings and current accounts.
  4. IPPB will be under the Ministry of Finance.
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1, 2 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 13/01/2017 
Question : Directions: Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct?
Assertion (A):  Huge forex reserves are always good.
Reason (R):  Huge forex can check the appreciation of rupee.
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
A is true but R is false.
A is false but R is true.
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Uploaded on 12/01/2017 
Question : With reference to National Income Accounting, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Nominal GDP refers to the current year production of final goods and services valued at Base year prices.
2. GNP at factor cost= GDP at market price- Indirect tax+ Subsidies.
3. Transfer payments are included in income accounting.
4. National Income= NNP- Indirect tax+ Subsidy.
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1, 2 and 4 only
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1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 12/01/2017 
Question : With reference to National Income Accounting, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Nominal GDP refers to the current year production of final goods and services valued at Base year prices.
2. GNP at factor cost= GDP at market price- Indirect tax+ Subsidies.
3. Transfer payments are included in income accounting.
4. National Income= NNP- Indirect tax+ Subsidy.
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2 and 4 only
1, 2 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 11/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following about The South China Sea (SCS) dispute.
1. The disputes include the islands, reefs and banks of the South China Sea, including the Spratly, Senkaku and Paracel islands.
2. In July 2016, an arbitral tribunal under the aegis of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ruled against China's maritime claims in Philippines v. China, which is enforceable.
3. China’s claim is based on The Nine Dash Line.
4. Littoral nations of SCS are: China, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei among others.
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1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 10/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of upcoming Summits and their respective venues in 2017:
1. BRICS : Xiamen, China
2. UNFCCC COP 23 : Berlin, Germany
3. G20 : Hamburg, Germany
4. G7 : Moscow, Russia
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 09/01/2017 
Question : With reference to Black rice which was in news recently, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Black rice has recently gained popularity in Barak Valley, Assam.
2. It is rich in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants.
3. Black rice is also known as Forbidden rice because it has potential to cause serious heart related issues.
4. It is Gluten free rice.
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1, 2 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 08/01/2017 
Question : With reference to Election Commission, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a statutory body.
2. In case of difference of opinion among the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and two other election commissioner, the view of the CEC prevails.
3. CEC is appointed by the President.
4. CEC holds office till the pleasure of the President. 
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3 only
2, 3 and 4 only
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Uploaded on 07/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Mountain Ranges and their continents:
1. Ahaggar Mountains      :               Asia
2. Kunlun Mountains        :               Asia
3. Apennines                   :               North America
4. Carpathian Mountains   :               South America  
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
3 only
2 only
1 and 2 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 06/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative. 
1.The Swachh Swasth Sarvatra is a part of the Union Government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission.
2.The objective of this initiative is to strengthen community health centres in 708 ODF blocks across the country. 
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Neither 1 nor 2
Uploaded on 05/01/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) 
1. Finance Ministry is responsible for implementing Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
2. International agency such as the United Nations or any of its specialized agencies, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund are not treated as foreign agencies under the purview of FCRA.
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2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 04/01/2017 
Question : With reference to Biodiesel, which of the following statements is/are correct? 
1. Biodiesel can be produced from vegetable oil, animal oil/fats and waste cooking oil.
2. Production process of Biodiesel is called as Transesterification.
3. The main benefit of biodiesel is that it is ‘carbon neutral’.
4. Biodiesel can be used alone, or blended with petrodiesel in any proportion. 
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Uploaded on 03/01/2017 
Question : With reference to Secretary-General of the United Nations, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The current (December 2016) Secretary-General is Ban Ki-moon.
2. Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.
3. António Guterres, a Portuguese national will be the next Secretary-General.
4. Secretary-General can be appointed for five-year terms only. 
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1, 2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 02/01/2017 
Question : Directions: Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct?
Assertion (A):  The Surat split between Moderates and Extremists came after the Swadeshi movement.
Reason (R):  Moderates wanted boycott of council.
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
A is true but R is false.
A is false but R is true.
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Uploaded on 01/01/2017 
Question : Directions: Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct?
Assertion (A):  Monsoon is affected by jet streams.
Reason (R):  Easterly Jet stream brings winter rainfall.
 
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
A is true but R is false.
A is false but R is true.
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Uploaded on 31/12/2016 
Question : With reference to Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. It has an operational name of NAVIC (NAVigation with Indian Constellation.)
  2. NAVIC system consists of a constellation of 4 satellites in Geostationary orbit (GEO), 3 satellites in Geosynchronous orbit (GSO).
  3. It will be used to provide accurate real-time positioning and timing services over India and the region extending to 1,500 kilometres around India.
  4. All the satellites of NAVIC: IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B, IRNSS-1C, IRNSS-1D, IRNSS-1E except IRNSS-1F are in orbit as on December 2016.
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1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 30/12/2016 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Socio Religious Reformers and the movements or organizations started by them:
  1. Keshub Chandra Sen              :           Brahmo Samaj
  2. Dayanand Saraswati               :           Arya Samaj
  3. Wahabi Movement                  :           Syed Ahmed Khan
  4. Aligarh Movement                  :           Shah Walliullah
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
 
3 only
1 only
2 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
Uploaded on 29/12/2016 
Question : Consider the following about Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK) 
  1. It will act as the flagship scheme of the Department of Youth Affairs
  2. Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, National Youth Corps among other schemes will get subsumed in the RYSK.
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2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Uploaded on 28/12/2016 
Question : Consider the following pairs of research stations of India on the Poles:
  1. Dakshin Gangotri         :           Antarctica
  2. Maitri                          :           Arctic
  3. Bharti                         :           Antarctica
  4. Himadri                       :           Arctic
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 and 3 only
1, 3 and 4 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
Uploaded on 27/12/2016 
Question : With reference to Geostationary orbit, which of the following statements is/are correct? 
  1.  It is a circular orbit 35,786 kilometres above the Earth's equator.
  2. Communications satellites and weather satellites are often placed in geostationary orbits.
  3. A geostationary orbit is a particular type of geosynchronous orbit.
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1 and 3 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3
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