Mar Mock Test 2

1. Consider the following statements about Quasars

1- They are very luminous objects in faraway galaxies that emit jets at radio frequencies.

2- Only found in galaxies that have supermassive blackholes which power these bright discs.

3- They are formed by the energy emitted by materials spiralling around a blackhole right before being sucked into it.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements

1- Humans’ ability to regulate their body heat is dependent upon the temperature and humidity of the surrounding air.

2- Humans have a core body temperature that stays relatively stable at 37C (98.6F), while our skin is warmer to allow heat to flow away from the inner body.

3- If it is too humid our bodies can’t cool off by evaporating sweat.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements about UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

1- The agency’s permanent headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

2- Its initial emphasis was on rebuilding schools, libraries, and museums that had been destroyed in Europe during World War II.

3- It was founded in 1945 as the successor to the League of Nations’ International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements about objectives of Command Area Development and Water Management (CADWM) Programme

1- It  is provisioned in the CADWM scheme that micro-irrigation shall cover at least 50% of the targeted Command Area of the Project.

2- Operated by the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

3- It was brought under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) – Har Khet Ko Pani 2015-16 onwards.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about mandates of New Space India Limited, NSIL

1- Providing space-based earth observation and communication service

2- Building satellites and launching them as per demand.

3- Technology transfer to Indian industry

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about International Women’s Day

1- It is observed on March 9, every year.

2- It grew out of the labour movement to become a recognised annual event by the United Nations (UN).

3- Theme for 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world”.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about GISAT-1, recently in News

1- Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-F10) will launch it.

2- It  is the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite which will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.

3- It will facilitate near real time observation of the Indian sub continent, under cloud free condition, at frequent intervals.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

8. ShadowPad, which is recently in News, is a

a) A Tablet

b) Fastest Computer in World

c) Malware

d) None of the Above

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF)

1- It is under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).

2- The aim of the sub-mission is to expand the tree coverage on farmland in complementary with agricultural crops.

3- It is part of the recommendation of the National Agroforestry Policy 2014.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about ‘Maitri Setu’, recently in News

1- Between India and Bangladesh.

2- Built over Meghna river.

3- It joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

11. Consider the following statements about Indian pharmaceutical industry

1- It is the 3rd largest in the world by volume.

2- The industry is well known for its production of affordable medicines, particularly in the generics space.

3- In all bulk drugs, the import dependence is 80 to 100%.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

12. Consider the following statements 

1- Stars are largely made of Hydrogen and Helium with a small fraction of other elements.

2- In astronomical lingo, elements heavier than Hydrogen and Helium are collectively called as metals.

3- The life cycle of a star spans billions of years. The more massive the star, the longer its life span.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

13. Consider the following statements about Science and Engineering Board (SERB)

1- Set up under 11th Five Year Plan through an Act of Parliament, viz. the Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008.

2- It aims to build up best management systems which would match the best global practices in the area of promotion and funding of basic research.

3- The premier agency for planning, promoting, and funding of internationally competitive research in emerging areas.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements about Epaulette sharks, recently in News

1- They are small bottom-dwelling sharks that can grow to be about 3 feet (1 meter) long.

2- Harmless to humans, they’re named for large spots above their pectoral fins that resemble military shoulder ornaments.

3- Listed as endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements about Bamiyan Buddhas

1- They were great examples of a confluence of Gupta, Sassanian and Hellenistic artistic styles.

2- Tallest standing Buddhas in the world.

3- Bamiyan is situated in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush in the central highlands of Uzbekistan.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following statements about Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) System, recently in News

1- It is any marine propulsion technology that allows a nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen.

2- The system is being developed by Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) of DRDO.

3- In a fuel cell AIP, an electrolytic fuel cell releases energy by combining hydrogen and oxygen, with only water as the waste product.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements about SWADESH DARSHAN Scheme

1- Under Ministry of Rural Development.

2- The scheme aims to promote, develop and harness the potential of tourism in India.

3- Launched in 2014-15 with an aim to develop theme based tourist circuits in the country.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

18. The first ever summit of the leaders of the Quadrilateral Framework or ‘Quad’ will take place virtually on March 12. Which among the following country is not a part of it

a) India

b) Australia

c) South Korea

d) USA

 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements about Diphtheria 

1- It is a highly contagious infection.

2- It can affect the eye and ear and sometimes the skin.

3- Diphtheria is primarily caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae and is mainly spread by coughs and sneezes, or through close contact with someone infected.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements about Eucalyptus

1- Native to Australia, Tasmania, and nearby islands.

2- Cultivated widely throughout the temperate regions.

3- They are the probable reasons behind recent Similipal Fires.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN)

1- A single non-lapsable reserve fund for share of Health & Education.

2- From the proceeds of health and education cess levied under Finance Act, 2007.

3- The accruals into the PMSSN will be utilised for the flagship schemes of the Health Ministry.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

22. Consider the following statements about  King Bhumibol World Soil Day – 2020 Award

1- Recently, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) receives this award.

2- From the United Nation’s Development Program (UNDP).

3- For raising awareness about importance of soil health among all stakeholders.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

23. ‘DUSTLIK’ Field Training Exercise recently commences in Ranikhet (Uttarakhand), between

a) Indo-Sri Lanka

b) Indo-Nepal

c) Indo-Uzbekistan

d) Indo-Aghanistan

 
 
 
 

24. Consider the following statements about Gestational Diabetes 

1- It is a condition in which blood sugar levels become high during pregnancy.

2- Women of Indian (South Asian) origin are considered to be at highest risk of gestational diabetes.

3- Children born to women with gestational diabetes have no effect.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements about Dandi March or Salt March

1- It was part of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent protest against the British monopoly on production of salt.

2- Led by Gandhiji, 78 people started the 24-day march on March 12 and reached Dandi on April 5, 1930.

3- The Salt March was an act of Non-Co-operation Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi to protest the British rule in the country.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

26. Consider the following statements about Asteroid Apophis, recently in News

1- Named after the Egyptian god of chaos.

2- It is an ‘S-type’ or stony space rock.

3- It originated in the main asteroid belt between Saturn and Jupiter.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

27. Consider the following statements about Oxidative stress

1- It is an imbalance between the free radicals – oxygen-containing molecules – and antioxidants in the human body.

2- Oxidative stress is generated endogenously (cell metabolism) only.

3- It plays an important role in many disease states.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

28. Consider the following statements about World’s Largest Neuroscience Prize 

1- Four scientists who discovered a key mechanism that causes migraines, paving the way for new preventive treatments, have recently won this Prize.

2- Announced by Lundbeck Foundation in USA.

3- The annual award recognises highly original and influential advances in any area of brain research.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

29. Consider the following statements about Guideline on Blood Donor Selection and Blood Donor Referral of 2017

1- Issued by the National Blood Transfusion Council and the National Aids Control Organisation.

2- It classifies transgender persons as a “high-risk category” vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

30. Consider the following statements about Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL)

1- The public sector manufacturing unit of the Ministry of AYUSH.

2- Its prices are vetted and finalised by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs for their Ayurvedic & Unani Medicines.

3- It is the only CPSE under Ministry of AYUSH.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 


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