Question Hour--prelims--march 27th Shots--qns From Newspapers & Press Reports

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Question Hour--prelims--march 27th Shots--qns From Newspapers & Press Reports

All the questions are exclusively framed from the references in the Newspapers and Press Reports. Solving the questions along with grasping the explanation part will give you an edge for the 2015 Prelims.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. National Institute Of Virology has worked out a programme for participation of its Scientists/ faculty in teaching of undergraduate students in various colleges.2. The Institute will be holding the launch of the programme titled as "Science Dharani"3. Under this programme, every permanent faculty member  is expected to spend at least 1 year in an undergraduate collegeWhich of the following statements are false?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 3

    • C. 

      2 and 3

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    1. DigiLocker, the digital locker system is launched by the government to securely store documents online2. To sign-up for the DigiLocker, you need to have your PAN Card and mobile number registered with 3. The initiative was launched by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, under the Ministry of Communications and IT4. But DigiLocker cannot store Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) link of e-documents issued by various issuer departmentsWhich of the following statements are true?
    • A. 

      1, 2, 4

    • B. 

      1 and 3

    • C. 

      1, 2, 3

    • D. 

      1 and 4

  • 3. 
    1. Uttarakhand2. Uttar Pradesh3. West Bengal4. Bihar 5. Jharkhand6. ChhattisgarhThe river Ganga flows through which of the following states?
    • A. 

      1,2,3,4,5

    • B. 

      1,2,3,6

    • C. 

      1,2,3,5

    • D. 

      1,2,4,5,6

  • 4. 
    1. West Bengal tops in executing the clean Ganga mission schemes among the other states through which the Ganges flows. 2. The United Nations Environment Programme is supporting the Government of India in its effort to rejuvenate the Ganga River.Which of the following statements are false?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 and 2

  • 5. 
    1.Ganga Knowledge Center is an internationally-recognized research institute concerning all aspects of the river2. It conducts modelling and targeted research to facilitate basin-scale decision-making3.The avoidance of the complicated mapping of the entire basin through a GIS-based mapping system has stirred criticisms. Which of the following statements regarding the Ganga Knowledge Center are true?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 3

    • C. 

      1 and 2

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    1. NH 8 connects the national capital Delhi to the financial capital Mumbai2. The highway is not a part of the Golden Quadrilateral 3. The Eastern Road Express Highway is a major north-south 8-10 lane arterial road in MumbaiWhich of the following statements are true?
    • A. 

      1 and 3

    • B. 

      1 only

    • C. 

      1 and 2

    • D. 

      2 and 3

  • 7. 
    What is FOLIO PRIZE?
    • A. 

      The Folio Prize is a literary award and is given to an English-language book of fiction published in the UK by an author from any country.

    • B. 

      The Folio Prize is a literary award and is given to any language book of fiction published in the UK by an author from any country.

    • C. 

      The Folio Prize is a literary award and is given to an English-language book of fiction published anywhere in the world by an author from any country.

    • D. 

      The Folio Prize is a literary award and is given to any language book of fiction and Non Fiction published in the UK by an author of British origin.

  • 8. 
    1. The Prime Minister is ex-officio Chairperson of the Authority2. It also has as its members, the Union Ministers Concerned and the Chief Ministers of all the states3. The NGRBA will ensure maximum ecological flow for the welfare in the Ganga by regulating water abstraction4. The NGRBA will plan and monitor programmes for cleaning of Ganga onlyWhich of the following statements are false regarding the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)?
    • A. 

      2,3, 4

    • B. 

      2 and 3

    • C. 

      1,2, 3

    • D. 

      2 and 4