Serious Fraud Investigation Office

Consider the below statements with reference to Serious Fraud Investigation Office, which is often in news: 1.      It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. 2.      The agency is a multidisciplinary organisation having experts for prosecution of white collar crimes and frauds under the companies law. 3.      It has powers to arrest … Continue reading Serious Fraud Investigation Office

Koala Bear

Consider the below statements with reference to Koalas: Koala bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. They are found on the continents of North America, Europe, and Australia. They are considered to be vulnerable according to IUCN. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a       1 only b       3 only c … Continue reading Koala Bear

PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation)

Consider the following statements with respect to PRAGATI 1.      It is aimed at addressing common man’s grievances, and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments 2.      It involves Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology Which of the following statements is/are … Continue reading PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation)

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Consider the following statements about United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) 1.     It was formed aftermath of 1948 Arab Israel conflict 2.     It is the only agency dedicated to helping refugees from a specific region or conflict Select the correct statements a     1 Only b     … Continue reading United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

Consider the following about Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) 1.      It is specifically designed to target only the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households 2.      The beneficiaries under RSBY are entitled to hospitalization coverage up to Rs. 30,000/- per annum on family floater basis, for most of the diseases that require hospitalization. Select the correct statement/s … Continue reading Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

Public Credit Registry (PCR)?

Which of the following is correct about Public Credit Registry (PCR)? a       The purpose of PCR is to manage the foreign exchange of India. b       The purpose of PCR is to address the twin balance sheet problem of the banking sector and the corporate sector. c       The purpose of PCR is to … Continue reading Public Credit Registry (PCR)?

Alternative Investment Fund

For a developing economy like India investment is crucial for public infrastructure. Which of the following is incorrect w.r.t Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)? 1.      Category I AIFs are those who invest in start-ups or early stage ventures or social ventures that government considers socially or economically viable. 2.      Category II AIFs are those funds are … Continue reading Alternative Investment Fund

Jaipur and Udaipur Declaration

Jaipur Declaration’ and ‘Udaipur Declaration’ is concerned with which of the following? a       BRICS b       Resurgent Rajasthan c       Raisina Dialogue d       Rajasthan Tourism Explanation: Solution (a) Jaipur Declaration – ·         Women Parliamentarians from BRICS nations expressed commitment to work together in the field of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection … Continue reading Jaipur and Udaipur Declaration

Trade Agreements

Consider the following definitions related to different trade agreements: PTAs are arrangements between two or more countries that primarily agree to reduce or eliminate customs tariff and non tariff barriers on substantial trade between them. Custom union is the arrangement in which partner countries may decide to trade at zero duty among themselves; however they … Continue reading Trade Agreements

South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme

SACEP is always in news, what does SACEP stand for? a       South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme b       South Asia Co-operative Economic Programme c       South Asia – China Economic Partnership d       South Asia Commerce and Economic Partnership Explanation: Solution (a) South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is an inter-governmental organization, established in … Continue reading South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme

Brown Palm Civet

Consider the following statements about Brown Palm Civet 1.      It is endemic to rain forests of Western Ghats in India 2.      It is also found in New Zealand and Australia 3.      It is listed as ‘Least Concern’ under IUCN red list Select the correct statements a       1 and 2 b       2 and 3 … Continue reading Brown Palm Civet

Everything about computer worm

A self-replicating computer program which sends copies of itself to other nodes on the computer network without any user intervention is known as a       Computer virus b       Trojan horse c       key logger d       Computer worm Explanation: Solution (d) Trojan: Trojan is one of the most complicated threats among all. Most of … Continue reading Everything about computer worm

Everything about ED

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) is very often in news, consider the following statements about it: ED is responsible for enforcement of both Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) and certain provisions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) The Directorate is under the administrative control of Department of Economic Affairs. ED has powers … Continue reading Everything about ED

Brief about Zonal Council

The objectives (or the functions) of the zonal councils does not include which of the following: a       To help in arresting the growth of acute state-consciousness, regionalism, linguism and particularistic trends b       To help in removing the after-effects of separation in some cases so that the process of reorganisation, integration and economic advancement … Continue reading Brief about Zonal Council

Under2Coalition

Under2 Coalition’ is associated with a       Climate Change b       Electric Vehicles c       Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles d       Desalinisation of Water Explanation: Solution (a) Under2 Coalition ·         A Memorandum of Understanding by subnational governments to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards net-zero by 2050 ·         It is generating a unique precedent for … Continue reading Under2Coalition

Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF)

Which of the following regarding Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is/are correct? a       It has a good shelf life, and does not spoil easily even after opening b       It is safe to use without refrigeration at household level c       Both (a) and (b) d       Neither (a) nor (b) Explanation: Solution (c) RUTF … Continue reading Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF)

Everything about White Shipping

White Shipping refers to exchange of relevant advance information on the identity and movement of 1.      Military vessels 2.      Coastal crafts carrying personnel and cargo 3.      Merchant ships of all shapes and sizes that carry various types of cargo Select the correct code: a       1 and 2 b       2 and 3 c       … Continue reading Everything about White Shipping

Everything about Tarang App

TARANG’ mobile app and web portal was launched to a       Promote citizen partnership in governance by channelizing their ideas, comments and suggestions to Central Ministries and associated organizations b       Monitor power transmission projects c       Provide all the Passport-related services to all the Indian citizens in a convenient and transparent manner d       … Continue reading Everything about Tarang App

Chennai Declaration

Chennai Declaration’ is associated with a       Antimicrobial resistance b       Road Safety Standards c       Deep Sea Trawling d       Conservation of Pygmy Hog Explanation: Solution (a) Major recommendations made in the Declaration include ·         formulation of an effective national policy to control the rising trend of antimicrobial resistance, ·         a ban on the … Continue reading Chennai Declaration

Lightning a Billion Lives by TERI

Lightning a Billion Lives’ is a global initiative to facilitate clean energy access and the delivery of last mile energy services for basic and productive use. This is an initiative by- a       The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) b       The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) c       World Bank (WB) d       United … Continue reading Lightning a Billion Lives by TERI

Everything about Wildfires

Consider the following statements: 1.      A wildfire is a fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or rural area. 2.      It is caused only by anthropogenic means. 3.      50% of forest area in India is fire prone. Which of the above statements are correct? a       1 and 2 b … Continue reading Everything about Wildfires

Everything about Napier Grass

Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Elephant Grass’? 1.      It is temperate grass and found in cold Mediterranean regions. 2.      It is the tallest grass of the world. 3.      It is used as a fodder for cattle. Select the code from following: a       3 only b       1 and 2 c       … Continue reading Everything about Napier Grass

Ravanchaya – Shadow puppet art of Odisha

Ravanchaya is a shadow puppet art of Odisha. Which of the following statements are correct about it? 1.      Puppets are in one piece and have no joints. 2.      They are not coloured. 3.      Puppets are made of deer skin and are conceived in bold dramatic poses. Select the code from below: a       1 and … Continue reading Ravanchaya – Shadow puppet art of Odisha

Everything about Water Strides

Consider the following statements about ‘Water Strider’ 1.      The legs of Water Striders repel water and capture air 2.      They are a good indicator of water quality 3.      They only feed on algae Select the correct statements a       1 and 2 b       2 and 3 c       1 and 3 d       1, … Continue reading Everything about Water Strides

Botanical Survey of India (BSI)

Botanical Survey of India (BSI) is the apex research organization under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, has function to: a       Exploration and research leading to the advancement of our knowledge on the exceptionally rich faunal diversity of the country b       Engage in the assessment of the country’s forest resources on … Continue reading Botanical Survey of India (BSI)

National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD)

National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD) is under a       Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change b       Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation c       Ministry of Water Resources d       Ministry of Urban Development Explanation: Solution (a) The National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD) in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is … Continue reading National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD)

Bunker Convention

BUNKER Convention is administered by a       World Trade Organization b       Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries c       Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development d       International Maritime Organization Explanation: Solution (d) The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (BUNKER) is an International treaty listed and administered by the … Continue reading Bunker Convention

Wadi Project

Consider the following statements about ‘WADI project’ 1.      It is aimed at promoting sustainable livelihoods for tribal communities and enhancing their income security. 2.      It is implemented by NABARD Select the correct code: a       1 Only b       2 Only c       Both 1 and 2 d       Neither 1 nor 2 Explanation: Solution … Continue reading Wadi Project

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Regarding Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which is not true? a     Environmental Impact Assessment is a tool to assess potential threat of project on environment. b     EIA also consider an aspect of socioeconomic impacts like demographic changes and employment. c      EIA is done after the completion of any project. d     There is … Continue reading Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Why does the Sun appear reddish orange during sunset and sunrise?

Why does the Sun appear reddish orange during sunset and sunrise? a     Light of shorter wavelengths, such as violet, blue, green and yellow undergoes greater scattering than those of longer wavelengths, such as orange and red. b     Light of longer wavelengths, such as violet, blue, green and yellow undergoes greater scattering than those … Continue reading Why does the Sun appear reddish orange during sunset and sunrise?

Brief about Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC)

Consider the following statements about Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) 1.     It is a society promoted by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare 2.     It is implementing the National Agriculture Market Electronic Trading (e-Nam) platform 3.     It is a Central Procurement Agencies for pulses and oilseeds Select the correct statements a     1 and … Continue reading Brief about Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC)

Brief about Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

Consider the following statements about Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) 1.     It is implemented by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 2.     Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) at the national level Select the correct statements a     1 Only b     2 Only c      Both 1 and 2 d     … Continue reading Brief about Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

National Biopharma Mission

Which of the following statements with reference to National Biopharma Mission are correct? The mission has been launched by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. It has been launched in collaboration with the World Bank. Innovate in India (I3) is a program under this mission. Select the correct answer using correct code a       1 and … Continue reading National Biopharma Mission

Everything about Global Wildlife Programme

Consider the below statements about Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Conference which was recently held in New Delhi: GWP is a UN led global partnership that promotes wildlife conservation and sustainable development by combating illicit trafficking in wildlife. The GWP is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Which of the statements given above are correct? … Continue reading Everything about Global Wildlife Programme

Bonn Challenge

Consider the following: The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. India is yet to make a Bonn Challenge commitment under its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) Which of the statements given above are correct? a … Continue reading Bonn Challenge

Everything about HongKong Convention

Consider the following statements about Hong Kong Convention 1.      It is concerned with Ship breaking 2.      India has ratified the convention 3.      It was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Select the correct statements a       1 and 2 b       2 and 3 c       1 and 3 d       All of the … Continue reading Everything about HongKong Convention

Everything about Hibernation in Animals

Consider the following species Bear Snake Bat Ground Squirrel Bumble Bees Which of the given species hibernates? a       1 and 3 b       1, 2, 3 and 4 c       1, 3, 4 and 5 d       1, 2, 3 and 5 Explanation: Solution (c) Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms. Hibernation refers … Continue reading Everything about Hibernation in Animals

Everything about Stubble Burning

The problem of stubble burning by farmers is believed to have been the cause of the recent smog in Delhi NCR. Consider the following regarding Stubble Burning. 1.      It assists in structuring of soil 2.      It assists weed, insects and disease control 3.      It helps in increasing nutrients of the soil 4.      The carbon (C) component of … Continue reading Everything about Stubble Burning

Prelims 27893

With reference to cultural history of medieval India, ‘parchin kari’ refers to- A. Artistic surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns. B. Ornamental, perforated lattice screens used for decorative purposes. C. A type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile. D. Pictorial mosaic work using semi-precious stones. Explanation : Parchin kari or Parchinkari (Pietra dura) in … Continue reading Prelims 27893

Prelims 23457

Which among the following is/are the characteristic features of the weather associated with Lee Depressions? 1. Low velocity winds 2. Dark nimbus clouds 3. Showery rainfall Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 and 2 only B. 1, 2 and 3 C. 2 and 3 only D. 1 and 3 only Explanation … Continue reading Prelims 23457

Geography 12356

Which among the following causes heavy precipitation in equatorial regions? 1. Strong convection. 2. Horizontal convergence of the tropical air masses. 3. Large number of weak atmospheric disturbances. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 and 2 only B. 1 and 3 only C. 2 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and … Continue reading Geography 12356

Ashtapradhan system brief

The Ashta Pradhan was a council of eight ministers that administered the Maratha empire. The council was formed in 1674 by Chatrapati Shivaji. The term Ashta Pradhan literally translates to "the Prime Eight", from the Sanskrit ashta ("eight") and pradhan ("prime"). The body discharged the functions of a modern council of ministers; this is regarded … Continue reading Ashtapradhan system brief

Prelims 2346767

What is the significance of the MICR Code in the Banking industry? A. It is a code provided to banks to identify the branch in electronic fund transfers B. It is a coding system used by the ATMs to decrypt the password entered into the system for withdrawals. C. It is a code used to … Continue reading Prelims 2346767

Prelims 54678

Which among the following statements is/are incorrect regarding the Government of India Act, 1935? 1. It provided for a federation comprising both the British provinces and the Princely states. 2. It provided for full responsible government at the Centre. 3. It introduced dyarchy at the centre. 4. It granted voting rights to all the males … Continue reading Prelims 54678

Prelims 1267890

Consider the following statements regarding the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC): 1. The Union Finance Minister is ex-officio chairman of FSDC 2. It acts as a coordinating agency among various financial sector regulators as the heads of financial sector regulators are its members. 3. Department of Financial Services hosts the secretariat of FSDC Which … Continue reading Prelims 1267890

Prelims 2856

Consider the following statements regarding Business and Climate Summit which was seen in the news recently. 1. It is a leading annual forum for businesses, investors and policy makers on climate action under the aegis of World Economic Forum. 2. New Delhi hosted the first Business and Climate summit in 2017. Which of the statements … Continue reading Prelims 2856

Prelims MCQ 67832

Which among the following pairs of Areas and their Types of Climate is/ are correctly matched? 1. North Western Gujarat : Semi- arid Steppe 2. Coromandel coast of Tamil Nadu : Monsoon with dry summer 3. J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal : Polar type Which of the pairs given above is/arecorrectly matched? A. 1 and … Continue reading Prelims MCQ 67832

Prelims 2389

With reference to the Central Highlands, consider the following statements: 1. The flow of the rivers draining the Central Highlands is from northeast to southwest. 2. The Central Highlands are wider in the west but narrower in the east. 3. Highly denuded, discontinuous relict mountains are found in Central Highlands. Which of the statements given … Continue reading Prelims 2389

Prelims MCQ

Consider the following about an Indian river: 1. It forms in the upper Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh 2. It is also known as 'Chandrabhaga'. 3. It is formed by joining of two streams at Tandi near Keylong. 4. It is the largest tributary of the Indus. Which of the following rivers is best described … Continue reading Prelims MCQ

Prelims MCQ – Hemis National Park

Consider the following statements about the Hemis National Park: 1. It is a high altitude national park located within the Lahaul and Spiti district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. 2. It is the only national park in India north of the Himalayas. 3. It has high density of snow leopards. Which of the statements given above … Continue reading Prelims MCQ – Hemis National Park

Prelims 2390

Which of the following has/have been accorded 'Geographical Indication' status? 1. Kothawada durries of Warangal 2. Kadaknath chicken of Madhya Pradesh 3. Vazhakulam Pineapple Select the correct answer using the codegiven below. A. 1 only B. 1 and 2 only C. 2 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and 3 Explanation : A geographical indication … Continue reading Prelims 2390

High powered money MCQ

Which among the following are included in monetary base or high powered money of The Reserve Bank of India? 1. Notes in circulation with the public 2. Vault cash of Commercial banks 3. Deposits held by Government of India 4. Deposits held by commercial banks with RBI Select the correct answer using the code given … Continue reading High powered money MCQ

MCQ 20005

Which of the following are fiscal tools to reduce inflation? 1. Reduction of subsidies 2. Raising direct taxes Select the correct answer using the codegiven below. A. 1 only B. 2 only C. Both 1 and 2 D. Neither 1 nor 2 Explanation : Policies to reduce inflation include: Monetary tools – The most important … Continue reading MCQ 20005

MCQ on Tax buoyancy

Consider the following statements: 1. Tax buoyancy refers to the responsiveness of tax revenue growth to changes in GDP. 2. Tax elasticity refers to changes in tax revenue in response to changes in tax rate. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 only C. Both 1 and 2 D. … Continue reading MCQ on Tax buoyancy

Madhubani Paintings

Madhubani paintings refers to a       Paintings made from the paste of powdered rice b       A hand-painted cotton textile in South India c       A handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India d       None of the above Explanation: Solution (a) Madhubani painting/Mithila painting ·         It was traditionally created by the women of … Continue reading Madhubani Paintings

Famous work of sculpture : : Site

With reference to the Indian history of art and culture, consider the following pairs: (Famous work of sculpture) : : (Site) Ravana Shaking Mount Kailash : : Ajanta Descent of Ganga : : Mahabalipuram Huge image of Varaha Avatar (boar incarnation) of Vishnu : : Udayagiri Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly … Continue reading Famous work of sculpture : : Site

Yakshagana

Consider the below statements about Yakshagana: It is a classical folk art form of the state of Karnataka. A Yakshagana performance begins at the twilight hours with the beating of drums for up to a couple of hours before the 'actors' get on the stage. The repertoire of Yakshagana includes music in the Carnatic style, … Continue reading Yakshagana

MCQ : archaeological survey of India

Which of the following statement is/are correct about archaeological survey of India? ASI is responsible for the maintenance, restoration and discovery of ancient monument, archeological site, horticulture site and museums. Archeological and historical pursuits in India started with the effort of Charles Wilkins. ASI is also responsible for epigraphical and numismatic study. It is also … Continue reading MCQ : archaeological survey of India

MCQ on Vedas

The most important of Vedic literature are a       Samhitas b       Brahamans c       Aranyakas d       Upanishads Explanation: Solution (a) The Vedas are said to have been passed on from one generation to the next through verbal transmission and are, therefore, also known as Shruti (to hear) or revelation. The term Vedic literature … Continue reading MCQ on Vedas

MCQ on Painting

Consider the following characteristics: The theme of the painting includes portraying deities especially Vishnu, Shiva and Krishna. Artists adhered strictly to iconography as these paintings were made for ritual and worship and not for display as is mostly the case today. Made on jackwood pasted with unbleached cloth to which a mixture of limestone, chalk … Continue reading MCQ on Painting

Comparison between Nagara and Dravidian style of temple architecture

Consider the below statements with regard to Nagara and Dravidian Style of Temple Architecture: Images such as Mithunas and the river goddesses as door keepers guarding the temple are common sight in the Dravida style of temple architecture. The north Indian idea of multiple shikharas rising together as a cluster was not popular in dravida … Continue reading Comparison between Nagara and Dravidian style of temple architecture

What are the main differences between Mathura School of Art and Gandhara School of Art?

What are the main differences between Mathura School of Art and Gandhara School of Art? Gandhara School of art •                    Theme is mainly Buddhist, depicting various stories from the life of Buddha. •                    Also, more stress is given to the bodily features and external beauty. •                    Sculptures were made initially on stone and later on … Continue reading What are the main differences between Mathura School of Art and Gandhara School of Art?

Gandhara School of Art

Consider the below statements with regard to Gandhara School of Art and identify the incorrect statement: a       Theme is mainly Buddhist, depicting various stories from the life of Buddha. b       More stress is given to the inner beauty and facial emotions rather than bodily gesture. c       Sculptures were made initially on stone … Continue reading Gandhara School of Art

Vijayanagar style of temple architecture

Which among the following are true about Vijayanagar style of temple architecture? They created their own architecture style named Provida style which plays a lot of emphasis on piers and pillars. Built of hard stone, the temples are large structures with spacious Mandapas and lofty Gopurams. They inscribed stories of the kings and kingdom on … Continue reading Vijayanagar style of temple architecture

Prelims 56789

Select the incorrect statement from the below in regard to Turkish Architecture in Ancient India: a       They used the arch and dome on a wide scale. b       The style of decoration was in accordance with their religious beliefs. c       Human or animal figures were intertwined in a very artistic manner. d       … Continue reading Prelims 56789

Prelims 9560

Brihat-Jataka, which is considered as one of the five main treatises on Hindu astrology on horoscopy, was written by – a       Varahamihira b       Kalidasa c       Valmiki d       Madhava and Nilakantha Explanation: Solution (a) Brihat Jataka, is one of the five principal texts written by Varahamihira. The other four being Panchasiddhantika, Brihat … Continue reading Prelims 9560

Who among the following was not part of the nine Gems of scholars adorning the court of Vikrama? a       Kalidasa b       Varahamihira c       Dhanvantari d       Krishnachandra Explanation: Solution (d) According to folk tradition and also Jyotirvidabharana, a treatise attributed to Kalidasa, the following 9 scholars/Navaratnas (including Kalidasa himself) attended Vikramaditya's court: … Continue reading

MCQ on Ozone Layer Conservation

Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Ozone Layer Conservation? 1. The International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16 to mark the commemoration of the date of signing of the Montreal Protocol. 2. The Montreal Protocol is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion … Continue reading MCQ on Ozone Layer Conservation

Mcq on Minamata Convention

Consider the following statements regarding Minamata Convention: 1. The Convention is an International agreement that addresses specific human activities which are contributing to widespread mercury pollution. 2. The first Conference of the Parties (COP1) was held in 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. 3. India has not yet ratified the Agreement. 4. Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of … Continue reading Mcq on Minamata Convention

Eastern Ghats are not spread across which of the following states? 1. Kerala 2. Karnataka 3. Telangana Choose the correct answer from the following options: A. 1 only B. 1 and 2 C. 2 only D. 3 only Explanation : Eastern Ghats are a discontinuous range of mountains along the Eastern coast of India. They are … Continue reading

MCQ on Sea Turtle

Which of the following statements regarding Sea turtles are true? 1. They live only in the Tropical Ocean basins. 2. Their IUCN Red List of Threatened Species categorizes their threat level as critically endangered. Choose the correct answer from the following options: A. 1 only B. 2 only C. 1 and 2 D. Neither 1 … Continue reading MCQ on Sea Turtle

MCQ on BIMSTEC

Which of the following statements about the regional grouping BIMSTEC are true? A. It came into force in 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration. B. Its Permanent Secretariat is in Colombo. C. Thailand and Malaysia are its member states. D. It is a sector-driven cooperative organization. Choose the correct answer from the following options: A. 1 … Continue reading MCQ on BIMSTEC

MCQ on NE Connectivity Summit

Consider the following statements about North East Connectivity Summit: 1. It is an initiative of Government of India. 2. The theme for this year is ‘Act East from Nagaland’. Which of the above statements is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 only C. 1 and 2 D. Neither 1 nor 2 Explanation : North East … Continue reading MCQ on NE Connectivity Summit

MCQ on Trawl System

The indigenously developed ‘Trawl System’ by the DRDO can be employed for: 1. Creating vehicle-safe lanes through minefields. 2. Placing naval mines in water to damage and prevent the entry of unauthorised vessels into Indian waters. Choose the correct answer from the following codes:- A. 1 Only B. 2 Only C. Both 1 and 2 … Continue reading MCQ on Trawl System

MCQ on Operation Insaniyat

Which of the following statement is true regarding ‘Operation Insaniyat’? A. It is a program for creating shelter for refugees in Indian states that borders Myanmar. B. The operation aims at extending assistance under the Rakhine State Development Programme in conjunction with the Government of Myanmar. C. Under this operation Maldives will receive fresh supply … Continue reading MCQ on Operation Insaniyat

MCQ on El Niño

With the reference to the concept of ‘Recurving tropical cyclones’ in Western Pacific which of the following statements is/are not correct? 1. The recurving of the cyclones can result in flooding across India. 2. It occurs less frequently during the El Nino years. Choose the correct answer from the following codes: A. 1 Only B. … Continue reading MCQ on El Niño

MCQ on Pencil Scheme

Which of the following statements is/are true regarding the recently launched PENCIL portal? 1. The portal aims to rehabilitate children engaged in labour activities into mainstream education. 2. The portal has been developed by Ministry of Human Resource and Development. Choose the correct code from the options given below: A. 1 only B. 2 only … Continue reading MCQ on Pencil Scheme

Brief about Falun Gong

Recently Falun Gong is seen in news, which of the following statements about Falun Gong is true? 1. It is a Chinese spiritual practice that combines meditation with moral philosophy. 2. It is draws principals from Buddhists and Bon schools of thought. Choose the correct answer from the codes given below A. 1 only B. … Continue reading Brief about Falun Gong

MCQ on Videsh Bhavan

Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Videsh Bhawan? 1. It is pilot project of Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Urban Development. 2. The project is aimed at relocating the people who have economically suffered due to the war in the Middle East. Choose the correct answer from the codes given below: … Continue reading MCQ on Videsh Bhavan

MCQ on Mechi Bridge

Consider the following statements about Mechi River 1. It is a tributary of Mahananda river 2. It originates from Dhaulagiri range of Nepal. 3. The bridge over the river will connect Nepal to Sikkim state of India. Choose the correct answer from the following codes: A. 1 Only B. 1 and 2 Only C. 2 … Continue reading MCQ on Mechi Bridge

MCQ on International Seabed Authority

Which of the following statements about International Seabed Authority is/are correct? 1. It is headquartered at New York. 2. It regulates and controls all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area. 3. It was established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). 4. India is a member of International Seabed … Continue reading MCQ on International Seabed Authority

Prelims 2780

Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)? 1. IONS is a regional organization of countries focusing on the Indian Ocean. 2. The member states are represented by the heads of their navies. 3. The first International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) will be held between three countries- India, … Continue reading Prelims 2780

MCQ on stock variable

Which of the following is a stock variable? A. Foreign exchange reserves B. Investment C. GDP D. Savings Explanation : Foreign exchange reserves can be measured at a point of time so it is a stock variable. All other variables are flow variable because they are measured over a period of time.

MCQ on National Park

Which of the following national park houses plants in fossil form? A. Keibul Lamjao National Park B. Kudremukh National Park C. Marine Gulf of Kutch Park D. Mandla National Park Explanation : The Mandla Plant Fossils National Park (MPNP) is located in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. This national park has plants in fossil form … Continue reading MCQ on National Park

MCQ on National Park

Which of the following national park houses plants in fossil form? A. Keibul Lamjao National Park B. Kudremukh National Park C. Marine Gulf of Kutch Park D. Mandla National Park Explanation : The Mandla Plant Fossils National Park (MPNP) is located in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. This national park has plants in fossil form … Continue reading MCQ on National Park

MCQ on BRICS-ARP

Which of the following is true about ‘BRICS-ARP’, a research based platform? A. It will help in achieving gender equality. B. It aims to promote use of marine resources. C. It will ensure the access to affordable, sustainable energy to all. D. It aims to address the issue of inequality between farmer and non farmer … Continue reading MCQ on BRICS-ARP

Prelim MCQ on Prithvi Missile

Which of the following statement about Prithvi-II missile, which was test-fired recently, is/are correct? 1. It is nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile. 2. It is India’s first indigenously-built ballistic missile. 3. Thrust is provided by solid propellant and cryogenic engines. Choose the correct answer from the following codes: A. 1 and 2 Only B. 2 and 3 … Continue reading Prelim MCQ on Prithvi Missile

MCQ on Falcon heavy launch vehicle

Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, is capable of which of the following 1. Delivering a maximum payload to low-earth orbit that is more than double that of the world’s next most powerful rocket. 2. Returning to earth all of its boosters Choose the correct answer from the following code A. 1 Only B. 2 Only C. … Continue reading MCQ on Falcon heavy launch vehicle

MCQ on forest report

According to the India State of Forest Report 2017, there has been an increase in which of the following 1. Total forest 2. Tree cover 3. Mangrove Choose the correct options from the following codes: A. 1 and 2 Only B. 2 and 3 Only C. 1 and 3 Only D. 1, 2 and 3 … Continue reading MCQ on forest report

Prelims MCQ on bird Festival

The first Pelican Bird Festival was recently organised at A. Kolleru lake B. Pulicat lake C. Chilika lake D. Loktak lake Explanation : First Pelican Bird festival was organised at Kolleru lake by Andhra Pradesh tourism department.

Prelims MCQ on Index

Which of the following statements about CriSidEx is/are correct? 1. It is an index for micro and small enterprise. 2. It has been solely developed by CRISIL. 3. It measures business sentiment on scale of 0 to 100. Choose the correct option from the following codes: A. 1 Only B. 1 and 3 Only C. … Continue reading Prelims MCQ on Index

Prelim MCQ on passes

Which of the following are correctly matched 1. Sela pass - Assam 2. Mana pass - Arunachal Pradesh 3. Niti pass - Sikkim 4. Jelep la pass - Manipur Choose the correct answer from the following codes: A. 1 and 3 Only B. 2 and 4 Only C. 2, 3 and 4 Only D. None … Continue reading Prelim MCQ on passes

Prelims MCQ on Ashgabat Agreement

Which of the following countries are member of Ashgabat agreement? 1. Oman 2. Iraq 3. Iran 4. Pakistan 5. Afghanistan 6. Tajikistan Choose the correct answer from the following codes: A. 1, 3 and 4 B. 1, 2 and 4 C. 1, 3, 4 and 6 D. 1, 4, 5 and 6 Explanation : Ashgabat … Continue reading Prelims MCQ on Ashgabat Agreement

Prelim MCQ on regional Orgnisation

Maldives is NOT member of 1. SAARC 2. RECP 3. BIMSTEC 4. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1, 3 and 4 only B. 2, 3 and 4 only C. 2 and 3 only D. 2 and 4 only Explanation : • The South Asian Association … Continue reading Prelim MCQ on regional Orgnisation

MCQ on competition commission of India

Consider following statements about the Competition Commission of India (CCI) 1. The CCI is a statutory body which was established under the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act, 1969. 2. The Chairperson and members of CCI are appointed by President. 3. Its objectives are to protect the interests of consumers and freedom of trade. … Continue reading MCQ on competition commission of India

Prelims 1009

Inclusive Development Index is released by which of the following International organisation? A. World Economic Forum B. World Bank C. International Monetary Fund D. Asian Development Bank Explanation : India has been ranked at the 62nd place among emerging economies on an • Inclusive Development Index (IDI-2018), much below China (26th) and Pakistan (47th). • … Continue reading Prelims 1009

Prelims 1008

The Drake Passage’ which was in news recently, is a water body located between which place? A. Cape Horn, South America and South Shetland Islands. B. Cape Leeuwin , Australia and St Alouran Islands. C. Good of Hope cape, South Africa and Dias islands. D. Cape Hatteras, North America and the Atlantic Ocean. Explanation : … Continue reading Prelims 1008

Prelims 1007

Consider the following statements regarding Budapest Convention. 1. It is the only binding international instrument on the issue of Cybercrime. 2. It was drawn up by European Union. 3. India has recently joined the convention. Which of these statements is/are correct? A. 1 Only B. 1 and 2 Only C. 2 and 3 Only D. … Continue reading Prelims 1007

Prelims 1006

Which of the following States are covered in Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)? 1. Kerala 2. Madhya Pradesh 3. Odisha 4. Tamil Nadu Choose the correct option from the following codes: A. 1, 2 and 3 Only B. 2, 3 and 4 Only C. 1, 3 and 4 Only D. All of the above … Continue reading Prelims 1006

Prelims 1005

Consider the following statements regarding military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’. 1. It is a joint Indo-US military exercise to promote military relations between the two countries by enhancing interoperability and mutual exchange of tactics between Special Forces. 2. The military exercise was started in 2016 as part of Major Defence Partner Agreement signed between the two … Continue reading Prelims 1005