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Mcq’s 19-04-2018

 

 

1.Consider the following statements about ‘Bagh-e-Naya Qila’

  • The Naya Qila garden is located in Andhra Pradesh.
  • There are strange figures and animal paintings on the walls of the outer fort facing the Naya Qila.
  • Water channels, fountains, gravity pumps, etc. have been excavated nearby the Naya Qila Bagh.

 

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 3 only
  • 2 and 4 only

Answer: b

Explanation: The Naya Qila garden is loacted inside Golconda Fort in Telangana, was built by successive rulers of the Deccan and is one of the few symmetrical gardens extant. There are strange figures and animals worked out of stone and stucco on the walls of the outer fort facing the Naya Qila.

 

  1. Which of the following will have to be amended to implement the ‘Simulatenous elections’ in the country?
  • The Indian Constitution
  • Representation of the People Act, 1951
  • The Rules of Procedure of the Lok Sabha and Assemblies

 

Choose the incorrect answer using the codes below.

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • All of the above

 

Answer: d

Explanation: The simultaneous elections may be restored in the nation by amending the Constitution, Representation of the People Act, 1951 and The Rules of Procedure of the Lok Sabha and Assemblies. Joint elections would also require ratification by the majority of 29 states.

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology’
  • GPR is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses for overhead imaging.
  • GPR is a nondestructive method used for imaging.
  • It uses electromagnetic radiation in the Infrared band of the radio spectrum.
  • It can perform imaging in high-conductivity materials such as clay soils and soils that are salt contaminated.

 

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • 1 and 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 4 only

 

Answer: b

Explanation: GPR is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface.

  • This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum.
  • The most significant performance limitation of GPR is in high-conductivity materials such as clay soils and soils that are salt contaminated. Performance is also limited by signal scattering in heterogeneous conditions (e.g. rocky soils).

 

  1. 4. Which of the following is a sub-committee of Defence Planning Committee (DPC)?
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Defence Diplomacy
  • Plans and Capability Development
  • Defence Manufacturing

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 and 4 only
  • 1, 2 and 3 only
  • All of the above

 

Answer: d

Explanation: The committee will operate through four sub-committees: on Policy and Strategy, Defence Diplomacy, Plans and Capability Development and Defence Manufacturing Ecosystem. The membership and the terms of reference of the sub-committees will be finalized separately.

5. Consider the following statements in regard to ‘Study in India’ programme.

  • This progarmme is solely run by the ministry of HRD.
  • It provides meritorious foreign students fee waiver and scholarship.
  • There exists a centralised portal to cover all aspects relating to studying in India for foreign students.

 

Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

  • 1 only
  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • All of the above

 

Answer: d

Explanation:  The Study in India programme is a joint initiative of Ministry of HRD, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The centralized portal “Study in India portal” will not only provide information on the latest offerings on Indian education but also facilitate admissions to the foreign students and help them make informed choices based on individual aptitudes and career goals.

 

  1. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Law Commission?
  • The first Law Commission of India was established under the Charter Act of 1853.
  • The first Law Commission of independent India was established in 1955 under chairmanship of M. C. Setalvad.
  • The Law Commission of India (LCI) is a non-statutory and non-constitutional body.

 

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  • 1 only
  • 3 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • All of the above

 

Answer: c

Explanation: The first Law Commission was established during the British regime in 1834 by the Charter Act of 1833. Law Commission of India is an executive body established by an order of the Government of India. Its major function is to work for legal reform.

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Chandrayaan 2’.
  • It is India’s second attempt to land a rover on moon’s South Pole.
  • Chandrayaan 2 carries two foreign payloads of NASA.
  • It aims for being the first country for successful soft landing on lunar surface.

 

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • 1 and 3 only
  • None

 

Answer: d

Explanation: Chandrayaan 2 will be the first-ever mission by India to land a rover near the lunar South Pole.

While it was initially reported that NASA and ESA would participate in the mission by providing some scientific instruments for the orbiter, ISRO has later clarified that due to weight restrictions it will not be carrying foreign payloads on this mission.

The soft-landing on the lunar surface of the moon will be most complex part of Chandrayaan 2 mission. Only US, Russia and China have been able to soft-land spacecraft on lunar surface till date.

8. Nagoya protocol is related to which of the following?

  • Genetic resources
  • Financial cooperation
  • Global warming
  • Chemical and biological weapons

 

Answer: a

Explanation: Nagoya protocol addresses traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources with provisions on access, benefit – sharing and compliance. It also addresses genetic grant access to them.

 

  1. The ‘Future Skills’ platform that seeks to upskill job seekers in emerging technologies is launched by which of the following?
  • Mnistry of Corporate Affairs
  • Ministy of Skill Development
  • FICCI
  • NASSCOM

 

Answer: d

Explanation: Nasscom’s Future Skills platform seeks to initially upskill 40 lakh IT employees and prospective job seekers in eight emerging technologies that could drive IT jobs in the future.

These technologies include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • virtual reality
  • robotic process automation
  • internet of things
  • big data analytics
  • 3D printing
  • cloud computing
  • Social and mobile

Nasscom has also identified 55 job roles that are going to be in high demand globally.

  1. Which of the following statements are true regarding ‘QR Code’.
  • It is a three-dimensional (matrix) of black and white squares.
  • It is used for storing URLs or other information that link directly to text, emails websites, phone numbers, etc.
  • It can store up to max 20 digits.
  • It carries information when read horizontally.

 

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  • 1 and 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 4 only
  • 2 only
  • 2 and 4 only

 

Answer: c

Explanation: It is a two-dimensional (matrix) of black and white squares. It can store up to 7089 digits as compared to conventional bar codes which can store max 20 digits. Also, it carries information when read horizontally and vertically both ways.

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