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Daily Prelim Quiz 15th July 2019

1. El-Nino is a cyclical event,in this context what are the effects of El-Nino?
1.A particularly strong El Nino weather event temporarily pushes the fish and squid south of Indian ocean.
2. Penguin population is adversely affected to a large extent.
3. Droughts in parts of Pakistan, Northern Indonesia and parts of Vietnam.
Choose the correct answer using codes given below:

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements.
1. It breaks seed and bud dormancy.
2. It helps in the process of rapid elongation in deep water rice plants.
3. It promotes root growth and root hair formation.
The above refers to which plant growth hormone?

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements:
1. The Kathmandu Declaration issued at the BIMSTEC summit focused on trade and commerce amongst BIMSTEC countries.
2. 2nd field training military exercise MILEX-18, is part of the Bay of Bengal initiative for multi-sectoral technical and economic cooperation (BIMSTEC).
3. Nepal and Thailand did not participate in this military exercise.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following events related to development of education in India.
1. Hartog committee
2. Hunter Education Commission
3. Indian Universities Act
4. Saddler commission
The correct chronological sequence of these events is:

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements.
Assertion (A): Plants with C4 pathway of photosynthesis are less efficient than plants with C3 pathway.
Reason (R): C4 plants lose more water than a C3 plant for the same amount of carbon fixation.
In the context of the above, which of these is correct?

 
 
 
 

6. One of the most important characteristic of India’s foreign trade throughout the colonial period was the generation of a large export surplus. This was achieved largely by

 
 
 
 

7. O-SMART is India’s holistic response to Tsunamis warning system. Consider the following statements:
1.India is set to get more disaster warning systems along its coasts using O-SMART,while it already has a tsunami warning system in place.
2.O-SMART is being piloted by the Ministry of Communications.
3.It provides economic benefits to a number of user communities in the coastal and ocean sectors, namely fisheries, offshore industry, coastal States, defence, shipping, ports.
4.O-SMART will be setting up Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant (OTEC) and is into research of resources and technology development.
Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

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