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MCQs 20-04-2018

 

 

 

 

1.Consider the following statements about the ‘Hope Spots’

  • Daman and Diu are latest “Hope spots” in India.
  • Hope spots are named by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Mission Blue.
  • A hope spot is an area that needs special protection because of its wildlife and significant underwater habitats.
  • There are nearly about 35 hope spots of India in the global list.

 

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

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

 

Answer: b

Explanation:

  • In 2013 Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep islands were named as the “hope spots”.
  • A Hope Spot is any special place that is critical to the health of the ocean—Earth‘s blue heart.
  • These two groups of islands are the first places in India to have been added in the list of global hope spots.

 

  1. Fighters, helicopters, etc. have been deployed at the advanced landing grounds at ‘Gaganshakti 2018’. What are these advanced landing grounds?
  • ALGs are short prepared or unprepared airstripsclose to the borders in the valleys, with challenging terrain.
  • These are placed close to India’s Northern and North Eastern borders.
  • Pilots can land on ALGs even in unpredictable weather, undulating terrain.

 

Choose the incorrect answer using the codes below.

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 only
  • 3 only
  • None of the above

 

Answer: c

Explanation:

  • ALGs are short prepared or unprepared airstrips close to the borders in the valleys, which have limited rail or road connectivity due to challenging terrain.
  • ALGs located strategically offer an opportunity for swift mobility of troops and equipment close to our Northern and North Eastern borders.
  • The challenges faced by pilots in landing at these ALGs are unpredictable weather, undulating terrain, narrow corridor of maneuvering and short runway lengths.

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Oxytocin.
  • Oxytocin stimulates the mammary gland and induce milk production in farm animals.
  • Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the mammary gland in humans.
  • It is also called as the Milk Hormone.

 

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

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

 

Answer: a

Explanation:

  • Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland in human.
  • It is also called as Love Hormone.
  • Oxytocin is used both for humans and animals, to accelerate normal labour.

 

  1. 4. Which of the following state is hosting ‘Milan 2018’ to showcase the rich heritage and pristine natural beauty of the place to the foreign visitors?
  • Goa
  • Puducherry
  • Sikkim
  • Andaman and Nicobar

 

Answer: d

Explanation:

  • MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
  • Besides fostering co-operation through naval exercises and professional interactions, MILAN also provides an excellent opportunity to the participating navies to come together in a spirit of collaboration and mutual understanding to nurture stronger ties.
  1. Consider the following statements in regard to Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).
  • It is a secure digital financial message carrier.
  • It is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

 

Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answer: d

Explanation:  

  • The SWIFT is a secure financial message carrier — in other words, it transports messages from one bank to its intended bank recipient. 
  • The SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative that is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
  • It was founded in 1973 by a group of 239 banks from 15 countries which formed a co-operative utility to develop a secure electronic messaging service and common standards to facilitate cross-border payments. 

 

  1. Which of the following is true in regard to ‘Rustom 2’ drone technology.
  • It is a very high-altitude, unmanned aerial vehicle.
  • The objective of this drone is to carry out surveillance and intelligence operations solely for the Indian Navy.
  • Rustom 2 can fly missions on manual as well as autonomous modes.

 

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

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

 

Answer: b

Explanation:

  • Rustom 2 drone is a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle.
  • The drone was developed for use by all three services of the Indian armed forces, primarily for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations.

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Drypetes kalamii’
  • It is a small shrub of about 1 metre height.
  • It is found in wet, shaded areas of subtropical moist semi-evergreen forests.
  • The plant is in “Vulnerable” category of the IUCN list.
  • The plant is extensively found in North Eastern region of India.

 

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

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

 

Answer: a

Explanation:

  • The plant is in “Critically Endangered” category of IUCN.
  • The plant is exclusive to the two national parks- Jaldapara and Buxa National Parks.

 

  1. Consider the following statements in relation to the Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities.
  • The SMART star-rating initiative would rate the cities on a 7-star rating system.
  • Rating would be based on multiple cleanliness indicators for all types of waste management.
  • The cities aiming to get 5 star rating or above should be ODF (Open Defecation Free).

 

Choose the incorrect answer using the codes below.

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

 

Answer: c

Explanation:

  • Rating would be based on multiple cleanliness indicators for solid waste management.  
  • The cities aiming to get 3 star rating or above should be ODF (Open Defecation Free).

 

  1. Match the following:
  • Assam- Great Hornbill
  • Arunachal Pradesh- White winged wood duck
  • Goa- Greater Flamingo
  • Gujarat- Black crested Bulbul

 

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 1 and 3 only
  • None of the above

 

Answer: d

Explanation:

  • The correct match is given below:
    • Assam- White winged wood duck
    • Arunachal Pradesh- Great Hornbill
    • Goa- Black crested Bulbul
    • Gujarat- Greater Flamingo

 

  1. What is the official mascot of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019?
  • Speed Tiger
  • Qiu Qiu
  • Son of dream
  • Black Panther

 

Answer: c

Explanation:

  • The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 on April 18, 2018 unveiled ‘Son of Dreams’ as the official Mascot of World Cup.
  • Born in China on August 8, 2015, Son of Dreams’ magical horns give him the power to see in the future, envisioning plays and moves before they actually happen.

 

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