June Mock Test 3

1. Consider the following statements about dropsy epidemic, recently in News

1- It  is a clinical state resulting from use of edible oils adulterated with Argemone mexicana seed oil.

2- Occurs as an epidemic in places where use of mustard oil from the seeds of Brassica juncea, commonly known as Indian mustard, as a cooking medium is common.

3- A disease that caused swelling in the body due to the build-up of fluid in tissues.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about Basmati

1- ‘Basmati’ derives from the Sanskrit word ‘basamati’, which literally means ‘fragrant’.

2- India accounts for over 70% of the world’s basmati rice production.

3- Basmati rice has a higher glycemic index than any other rice.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements about PASIPHAE Project, recently in News

1- Full form is Polar-Areas Specific-Imaging in Polarisation High-Accuracy Experiment.

2- It is an international collaborative sky surveying project.

3- Scientists aim to study the polarisation in the light coming from millions of stars.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements about Hawaiian blue rice corals 

1- This have a deep blue pigment derived from algae called zooxanthellae that live inside the coral tissue.

2- Zooxanthellae produces pigment that has a protein named coroninprotein which filters out harmful UV radiation.

3- It was unaffected by the elevated ocean temperatures.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about Pyrostria laljii, recently in News

1- A 15-meter-tall tree that belongs to the genus of the coconut family.

2- First record of the genus Pyrostria in India, has recently been discovered from the Andaman Islands.

3- It has been assessed as ‘Critically Endangered’ based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List criteria.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about Turtle Excluder Device (TED) 

1- It is a specialized device that allows a captured sea turtle to escape when caught in a fisherman’s net.

2- TEDs are mostly effective in temperate regions that practice targeted fishing.

3- In 1996, the government of India proposed legislation for the requirement of modified “indigenous” TEDs, to be used by local fishermen.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about ‘Southern Ocean’ , recently in News

1- The Southern Ocean is the only ocean to touch three other oceans.

2- Its northern limit is a latitude of 45 degrees south.

3- The Southern Ocean is home to large populations of whales, penguins and seals.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements about Iodine value 

1- It is a measure of the relative degree of unsaturation in oil components, as determined by the uptake of halogen.

2- In chemistry is the mass of iodine in grams that is consumed by 100 grams of a chemical substance.

3- The higher the iodine value, the more saturations are present in the fat.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about Vanillin

1- Vanillin is used widely in the food and cosmetics industries and is an important bulk chemical used to make pharmaceuticals, cleaning products and herbicides.

2- Vanillin is the substance responsible for the familiar taste of vanilla, which has been used as a food additive and spice for hundreds of years.

3- Maldives is presently the largest producer of natural vanillin.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about World’s first wooden satellite, WISA Woodsat

1- It will be launched to space  from the Mahia Peninsula launch complex in France.

2- The European Space Agency (ESA) has planned to put on Earth’s orbit by the end of this year.

3- The mission of the satellite is to test the applicability of wooden materials like plywood in spacecraft structures and expose it to extreme space conditions.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

11. Consider the following statements about Motor neurone disease (MND)

1- They are a group of rare neurodegenerative disorders that selectively affect motor neurons, the cells which control voluntary muscles of the body.

2- Motor neuron diseases affect only children.

3- As the disease progresses, messages from the nerves are disrupted and eventually stop reaching muscles, leading them to stiffen and waste.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

12. Consider the following statements about Group of 7 (G7)

1- The Group of 7 (G7) is an informal group of seven countries — the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

2- Together the member countries represent 40% of global GDP and 10% of the world’s population.

3- Like other bodies such as NATO, the G7 also has legal existence, permanent secretariat or official members.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

13. Consider the following statements about Protection of ‘heritage trees’ , recently introduced in Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act of 1975

1- A tree with an estimated age of 100 years or more.

2- The local Tree Authority will have to ensure tree census to be carried out every five years along with counting of heritage trees.

3- Also consider a tree’s rarity, its botanical, historical, religious, mythological and cultural importance in defining a heritage tree.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements about EnVision mission to Venus

1- It is an European Space Agency (ESA) led mission with contributions from Russian space agency Roscosmos.

2- It is likely to be launched sometime in the 2030s.

3- To study the planet’s atmosphere and surface, monitor trace gases in the atmosphere and analyse its surface composition.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements about Cooperation on recruitment of domestic workers, recently in News

1- India and UAE have signed an MoU that brings Indian domestic workers in the Gulf nation within the ambit of a legal framework.

2- This streamlines their recruitment and provides them with the protection of the law.

3- This will introduce an employment contract ensuring the rights and obligations of both the employer and the domestic workers.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following statements about Over-fertilization

1- Overfertilization in nurseries may result in seedlings of low quality and reduced capacity for growth and survival when outplanted.

2- Conifer seedlings receiving very high dosages of mineral nutrients, especially N (Nitrogen), often have low root-shoot ratios and thin tracheid walls.

3- Heavy applications of N fertilizers can delay bud set and increase susceptibility to autumn frosts.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements about Adenosine A2B receptor, also known as ADORA2B

1- It is a G-protein coupled adenosine receptor, and also denotes the human adenosine A2b receptor gene which encodes it.

2- This integral membrane protein stimulates adenylate cyclase activity in the presence of adenosine.

3- The gene is located near the Smith-Magenis syndrome region on chromosome 37.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

18. Consider the following statements about “Energy imbalance”

1- It refers to the difference between how much of the Sun’s “radiative energy” is absorbed by Earth’s atmosphere and surface, compared to how much “thermal infrared radiation” bounces back into space.

2- A positive energy imbalance means the Earth system is loosing energy.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements about Rhinovirus

1- It is the most common viral infectious agent in humans and is the predominant cause of the common cold.

2- Rhinovirus infection proliferates in temperatures of 33–35 °C , the temperatures found in the nose.

3- There are only one modes of transmission: via aerosols of respiratory droplets.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements about Oilfields (Regulation and Development) Amendment Bill 2021 , recently in News

1- Proposes a new definition of ‘mineral oils’ by including within its ambit modern and cleaner sources of energy like hydrogen.

2- Provides for the imposition of fines of up to ₹1 crore for the first contravention of provisions of any rules. Subsequent contraventions will attract a fine of up to ₹1 lakh per day.

3- The compensation shall be payable in case of suspension, revocation or cancellation of the lease or in case of restriction of access to the leased area.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following statements about Tulu, recently in News

1- Tulu is a Dravidian language spoken mainly in two coastal districts Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Tamil Nadu and Kasaragod district of Kerala.

2- Tulu is among the earliest Dravidian languages with a history of 2000 years, as per few scholars.

3- The native speakers of Tulu are referred to as Tuluva or Tulu people and the geographical area is unofficially called Tulu Nadu.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

22. Consider the following statements about  acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

1- It  is a type of respiratory failure characterized by rapid onset of widespread inflammation in the lungs.

2- ARDS is a frequent cause of death in patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

3- In this fluids leak into the lungs, making breathing difficult and restricting oxygen supply to essential organs.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

23. Consider the following statements about Generalised Scheme of Preferences Status

1- It is a preferential tariff system which provides tariff reduction on various products.

2- The concept of GSP is similar to the concept of “most favored nation” (MFN).

3- The rules comes under the purview of WTO.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

24. Consider the following statements about GISAID

1- Stands for the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data.

2- It is a global science initiative and primary source established in 2008 that provides open-access to genomic data of influenza viruses and the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

3- GISAID facilitates genomic epidemiology and real-time surveillance to monitor the emergence of new COVID-19 viral strains across the planet.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements about SIPRI Year Book 2021 report

1- Russia and the U.S. together possessed about 50% of global nuclear weapons.

2- It presents a combination of original data in areas such as world military expenditure, international arms transfers, arms production, nuclear forces, armed conflicts and multilateral peace operations

3- The nine nuclear armed states – the U.S., Russia, the U.K., France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea – together possessed an estimated 13,080 nuclear weapons at the start of 2021.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

26. Consider the following statements about Betelgeuse Star

1- It is resided at the center of our solar system.

2- It is more than 10 times the mass of our sun.

3- It is classified as a red supergiant, the largest type of star.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

27. Consider the following statements about vascular cell adhesion molecule 1, VCAM1 protein

1- It functions as a cell adhesion molecule.

2- Purpose is to attract immune cells to the site of inflammation.

3- It  is a protein that in humans is encoded by the VCAM1 gene.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

28. Consider the following statements about transparent metallic film allowing a viewer to see in the dark, recently in News

1- The ultra-thin film, made of a semiconductor called silicon arsenide.

2- It works by converting infrared light – which is normally invisible to humans – into light visible to the human eye.

3- The advantage of the nanofilm is that it works at room temperature.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

29. Consider the following statements about Hallmarking of gold

1- Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), operates gold and silver hallmarking scheme in India.

2- It is a guarantee of purity or fineness of precious metal articles.

3- All jewellers are now covered under the purview of hallmarking.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

30. Consider the following statements about Oculudentavis naga, recently in news where Oculudentavis is derived from

1- Oculus = ear

2- Dentes = teeth

3- Avis = bird

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 


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