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Daily Prelim Quiz 8th February 2019

Daily Prelim Quiz 8th February 2019

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8th February Quiz


1) What is the major reason for the Government of India’s proposal to mandate the usage of ‘Zinccoated steel’ in several sectors?
(a) To build durable buildings under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
(b) To minimise corrosion losses as part of the large scale infrastructure expansion under way in sectors such as roads, airports, power, ports and railways
(c) To boost the production of zinc as well as steel and contribute thousands of crore to the economy for its growth
(d) As zinc is cheaper, it can be used in galvanization of steel

 

2) With reference to allopatric species, consider the following statements:
1. They are species having exclusive area of geographical distribution.
2. They are species facing extreme threat due to habitat loss.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

3) Consider the following statements about Sarasvati river:
1. The shrinking of River Saraswati divided Indus civilization in to Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa phases.
2. The Sarasvati was praised lavishly in the Rigveda as the best of all the rivers.
3. Evidence from palaeochannels, as per the recent study, identified Ghaggar-Patiali channels were the eastern branches of saraswati. 4. It originated from the Himalayas and met the Arabian Sea in the Rann of Kachchh.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 only (d) 2 and 4 only

 

4) Consider the following:
1. Business Process Outsourcing Undertakings.
2. State Motor transport undertakings.
3. Newspaper establishments.
4. Private medical Institutions.
The employees of which of the above can have the ‘social security’ coverage under Employee Provident Fund Scheme?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

 

5) What is/are unique about Khur, a breed found I n India?
1. It is a mammal which can race at nearly 60 kmph.
2. It is native to the Little Rann of Kutch.
3. The species has come out from the brink of extinction, mainly due to the nomadic tribes and villagers of the Rann of Kutch area.
4. The increase in the Khur population in recent times can be attributed to improved agricultural practices as well as water availability due to the Sardar Sarovar Canal system.
Which of the above statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

6) Consider the following statements regarding ecological succession:
1. Ecological succession is the gradual and progressive replacement of one community by another.
2. As ecological succession proceeds the number and types of animals also change.
3. The xerarch succession starts from a wetter area and ends in a mesic state.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

7) In the context of defense research, consider the following statements about ‘Nuclear Triad’, which was recently in the news:
1. A nuclear triad power has the ability to launch nuclear weapons from air, land and water.
2. Other than USA and Russia, India is the only country to have a Nuclear Triad.
3. India’s first indigenously built nuclear armed submarine INS Vikramaditya was commissioned into service recently, making the country a “nuclear triad” power.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3




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