Daily Prelim Quiz 9th July 2019

1. GROWTH INDIA Telescope was recently launched. Consider the following statements:
1. Black Holes are explosive events involving violent eruptions on the surface of white dwarf stars, leading to temporary increase in brightness of the star
2. Unlike a supernova, the Black Hole does not go on to die but returns to its earlier state after the explosion.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


2. Consider the following statements:
1.Amicus curiae is a friend of the court, that refers to someone, not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information on a point of law or some other aspect of the case to assist the court in deciding a matter before it.
2. Amicus curiae are appointed in the litigations pertaining to PIL and and in important questions pertaining to law.
3. Supreme Court and the high courts maintain panels of lawyers who are assigned amicus work in criminal appeals.
Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?


3. Consider the following statements:
1. Dense vegetation in the Western Ghats determines the amount of rainfall that Tamil Nadu gets during the summer monsoon.
2. Tamil Nadu gets its maximum rainfall from South West Monsoon winds.
3. North East winds are minor determinant for summer monsoons in TamilNadu.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


4. GI products are now promoted by Indian government on a global Level. Consider the following statements:
1. A GI product is primarily an agricultural, natural or a manufactured product (handicraft and industrial goods) originating from a definite geographical territory.
2.Kota Paintings, Nagpur Orange and Kashmir Pashmina are among the registered GIs in India.
3. GI slogan as published by Commerce Ministry is “Preserving Indias Heritage”.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


5. per The All India Survey on Higher Education report (2106-2017), which state has the highest Gross Enrollment Ratio(GER) and which state has the Lowest GER?


6. Recently Agriculture ministry launch online software for AGMARK registration. Consider the following:
1. AGMARK is certification mark that assures conformity to set of standards approved by Government agency Directorate of commodities Registration.
2. AGMARK standards cover quality guidelines for 205 different commodities spanning variety of cereals, pulses, vegetable oils, essential oils, fruits & vegetables & processed foods.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. In context of terms of Super Computers , consider the following statements:
1. One petaflop is a million billion floating point operations per second and is a reflection of the computing capacity of a system.
2. Pratyush is the 2nd fastest supercomputer in the world dedicated to weather and climate research.
3.A key function of the machine‘s computing power would be monsoon forecasting using a dynamical model.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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