Daily Quiz – Questions that make you alert Welcome to your Daily Quiz - English Biological equilibrium can be maintained betweenProducer and consumerConsumer and decomposerProducer and decomposerProducer, consumer and decomposer Consider the following statements with respect to ‘National Security Council’. It is a constitutional government agency tasked with advising the Prime Minister's Office on matters of national security and strategic interest. It is a 4 members body headed by Minister of Defence. Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?only 1only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Decomposers areautotrophsheterotrophsautoneterotrophsorganotrophsConsider the following statements: IUCU classify protected areas according to their management objectives. National parks of India are in the category IUCN1. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?Consider the following about cultured meat. Cultured meat involves applying the practices of tissue engineering to the production of muscle for consumption as food. It is an emergent technology that operates as part of the wider field of cellular agriculture. The technology for production of cultured meat involves expanding stem cells then differentiating them into muscle cells. It is biologically exactly the same as the meat tissue that comes from an animal. Which of the above given statement/s is/are correct:1 and 23 and 41, 2, 3 and 41, 2 and 3Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Red Mud’ 1.Red mud is composed of a mixture of solid and metallic oxides.2.It is a waste product of refining iron en route to alumina. 3.It is highly acidic in nature causing environmental hazards. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statements related to National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR). NCPOR functions under the Ministry of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The NCPOR has established a high-altitude research station named ‘Himansh’ in Western Himalaya. NCPOR also have the permission to do research in the Arctic region and the Antarctica continent. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 12 and 31 and 21, 2 and 3Lunar Evacuation System Assembly (LESA), recently seen in news is related to. Successor to Chandrayaan-2 Rescue an injured astronaut on the lunar surface. Polar rover to scout for water Commercial lunar lander of NASA 1 only2 only1, 2 and 3None of the above.The term ‘Additive Manufacturing (AM)’ is associated withProcessed food items3D PrintingChemical DrugsDefence IndustryConsider the following statements regarding global innovation index (GII) It is published by Cambridge Analytica and the World Intellectual Property organisation. The Global Innovation Index (GII) is an annual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in innovation. Recently India got 57 rank out of 129 countries in 2019 GII ranking. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 22 Only1 and 31, 2 and 3Consider the following statements about 'Project Manav'. Project Manav is a new human atlas initiative launched to create a unified database of molecular network of all the tissues in the human body and to derive a holistic picture of working of the human body. The project has been launched by the ministry of earth sciences. The main purpose of this project is to help the human body to fight with viral and infectious diseases. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 11 and 21, 2 and 3NoneConsider the following statements concerning food chains Removal of 80% tigers from an area resulted in greatly increased growth of vegetation Removal of most of the carnivores resulted in an increased population of deer The length of food chains is generally limited to 3-4 tropical levels due to energy loss The length of food chains may vary from 2 to 8 trophic levels Which two of the above statements are correct?2 and 33 and 41 and 41 and 2Consider the following statement about 'Samudra Laksamana' Indian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy will be participating in the bilateral exercise. The exercise would include a harbour phase wherein professional interactions, official calls, social engagements, visits by the local populace and various sports events would be conducted. Select the correct statements from the codes given below1 only2 OnlyBoth 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statements regarding National Register of Citizens of India (NRC) The National Register of Citizens is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens residing in Assam. The purpose of NRC update is to identify illegal migrants residing in North eastern state who entered Indian territories after midnight on 24 March 1971. The register was first prepared after the 1971, Census of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?Only 11 and 2Only 31, 2 and 3Which of the following States is the first to have a 'State Water Policy' to ensure conservation of Water? KeralaMadhya pradeshMeghalayaKarnatakaConsider the following statements with respect to ‘International Seabed Authority (ISA)’ It is an autonomous international organization established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Select the correct statementsOnly 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statements regarding measles. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease, which remains an important cause of death among young children globally. It is incurable and there is no vaccination available for measles. Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that measles has been eradicated in Sri Lanka. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?1 and 31 and 23 only1, 2 and 3Consider the following with respect to Start up Village Entrepreneurship Program(SVEP). The Start up Village Entrepreneurship Program is a sub component of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). This program is only for promoting women entrepreneurs in rural areas. The long term vision of the SVEP is to provide support for start-up to 1 crore village enterprises and provide direct employment to 2 crore people. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 1Only 21 and 31, 2 and 3In food chain, lion is aProducerPrimary consumerSecondary consumerTertiary consumerConsider the following regarding "solo plant" which is recently in the news. It helps keep the immune system strong in low oxygen and low-pressure high altitude areas. It is using to cure blood and bone cancer also. It's a medical herb plant species which is indigenous of the north-east Himalayan region. Select the correct statement from the codes given below:only 1only 21 and 31, 2 and 3“One Planet One City Challenge” was recently in news,Consider the following statements regarding the initiative. It’s a friendly competition, organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) tomobilize cities to deliver on the Paris Agreement. Rajkot was selected as a National Winner in 2017-2018 edition of WWF’s “One Planet City Challenge (OPCC)”. The logo of WWF is a Red Panda. Which of the statements given above is /are correct?1 only3 only1 and 21,2 and 3In a ecosystem, bacteria are considered asMicro-consumersMacro-consumersPrimary ConsumersSecondary ConsumersConsider the following statements with respect to ‘National Investigation Agency (NIA)’ National Investigation Agency (NIA) is a central agency established by the Indian Government to combat terror in India. It is functioning under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. It has a power to label individual as a terrorist and seize their property. Only 1Only 21 and 3All of the aboveMan-made ecosystem isless in diversitymore in diversityman does not make ecosystemmore stable than natural ecosystemRecently Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched Jeevan Kaushal Programme ,comprise of course namely Communication skills Professional skills Leadership skills Universal human values Which one is correct:1, 3 and 42 and 41, 2 and 31, 2, 3 and 4Consider the following statements with respect to "strait of hormuz". The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Addis Ababa. It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world’s most strategically important choke points. Most crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the UAE, Kuwait and Iraq — all members of the OPEC are shipped through this waterway. Select the correct statements-Only 11 and 22 and 3All of the above.Which of the following statement/s is correct about Motihari - Amlekhgaz cross border pipeline. The Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum product pipeline is the first ever cross-border petroleum products pipeline in South Asia. The 69-km pipeline will transport fuel from Barauni refinery in Bihar’s Begusarai district to Amalekhgunj in southeastern Nepal. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Who is to publish an anthology of Guru Nanak Dev's writing in world languages on his 550th birthday ?UNICEFUNESCOWHOUNGAThe term 'Bamboonomics' was in news is related to.Bamboo cultivationTribal enterpriseArt and craft made of bambooCombat desertificationConsider the following statements regarding National Defence Fund- The Fund is used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces and their dependents. It is administered by an Executive Committee, with PM as Chairperson, and Defence, Finance and Home Ministers as Members. The fund is dependent on voluntary contributions from the public and as well as some amount of budgetary support by the government. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?1 and 3Only 31 and 21, 2 and 3Consider the following statements regarding Environmental Sustainability Index: The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) was a composite index published from 1999 to 2005 It was superseded by the Environmental Performance Index in 2006. The EPI has been published in 2006, 2008, and 2013. Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?1, 2 and 32 and 31 and 21 and 3Which of the following comes under the Champion Services Sectors as identified by the Government? Medical Value Travel Communication Services Environment services Audio Visual Services Scientific research and development Legal Services Select the correct code:1,2 and 3 only2,4,5 and 6 only1,2,3,4 and 61, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6If a certain human population has a higher than usual percentage of individuals with some genetic disorder. The most likely explanation isGene flowNatural SelectionGenetic driftAll aboveConsider the following statements about ‘Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP)’ It is aimed at empowering women in agriculture by making systematic investments to enhance their participation and productivity. It is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statements regarding measles. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease, which remains an important cause of death among young children globally. It is incurable and there is no vaccination available for measles. Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that measles has been eradicated in Sri Lanka. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?1 and 31 and 23 only1, 2 and 3Which one of the following is an environment related disorder with the correct main cause?Black lung disease (pneumoconiosis) found mainly in workers in stone quarries and crushers.Blue baby disease (methemoglobinemia) due to heavy use of nitrogenous fertilizers in the area.Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma found mainly in workers involved in manufacture of neem based pesticides.Skin cancer mainly in people exposed to benzene and methaneThe pyramid of energy, in a pond ecosystem, is alwaysLinearInvertedIrregularUpright onlyConsider the following statements about Article 370 and 35A Recently ended by Parliament- Article 35A was empowering the legislature of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to define "permanent residents". After the abolition of 35a with section 370, now any citizen of the country can buy property and reside there permanently. Even after the end of Article 370 and 35a, there will be privileged in relation to the employment of permanent residents. Which of the following statements is true?Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 21, 2 and 3Which of the following pair of geographical areas show maximum biodiversity in our country?Kerala and PunjabEastern Ghats and West BengalSundarbans and Rann of KutchEastern Himalayas and Western GhatsConsider the following with respect to New Space India Limited (NSIL). New Space India Limited, a public sector enterprise, is the first commercial entity of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL). NSIL is incorporated for commercially utilising research and development (R&D) activities carried out by HAL in area of space. Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2None of these.Consider the following statement: Carbon-14 is continually formed in nature by the interaction of neutrons with nitrogen-14 in the Earth’s atmosphere.The neutrons required for this reaction are produced by cosmic rays interacting with the atmosphere. The carbon-14 method is used for dating fossils and archaeological specimens from 500 to 50,000 years old. Which statement is correct about carbon-14.1 and 22 and 31 and 31, 2 and 3 Which statement is incorrect about NIRVIK scheme: It is launched by Ministry of Finance through Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC). It is launched to enhance loan availability and ease the lending process. Code:Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following with respect to ‘UNCITRAL’ UNCITRAL established by the United Nation general assembly by resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966. UNCITRAL is formulating modern, fair, and harmonized rules on commercial transactions. It is the supreme body to solve international trade disputes. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 22 Only1 and 31, 2 and 3In an upright pyramid of biomass, the herbivores occupy the positionfourthreetwooneConsider the following statements with respect to "Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Program"(SVEP). Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Program is a sub component of skill India Programme. Any BPL or APL rural person who is willing to be entrepreneurial and self-reliant is eligible to be part of this programme. The long term vision of the SVEP is to provide support for start-up to 1 crore village enterprises. Which of the following statements is/are incorrect ?only 1only 31 and 21, 2 and 3The first link in any food chain is green plants, because theyare widely distributedare firmly fixed to the soilare stronger than carnivoresfix atmospheric CO2 in presence of sunlightConsider the following statements with respect to ‘IndSpaceEx’ The exercise aims to assess "imminent threats" to the nation beyond earth. It is being conducted by the tri-Service integrated defence staff under the defence ministry. It is being conducted to identify key challenges and shortfalls if a conflict escalates in space dimension. Select the correct statementsOnly 1Only 1 and 21, 2 and 3None of the above.The organisms inhabiting a common environment belongSpeciesGenusPopulationCommunity Which statement is correct about ASTRA missile. Astra is an Active Radar Homing (ARH) Beyond-Visual-Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM). It has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is capable of engaging targets at varying range, short-range targets only upto 30 km. It is the first indigenous air-to-air BVR missile. Code:1 and 41, 2 and 31, 2 and 41, 2, 3 and 4The basic component of the smog isPANPBNOzoneAll of theseWhich of the following pairs of an animal and a plant: represents endangered organisms in India?Banyan and Black buckBentinckia nicobarica and Red PandaTamarind and Rhesus monkeyCinchona and Leopard‘Vallarta Mud Turtles’ are generally found inGahirmatha BeachRann of KutchChambal RiverNone of the aboveOne of the important effect of SO2 and SO3 on plants isPlasmolysisDestruction of cell wallDestruction of chlorophyllsDestruction of Golgi bodiesConsider the following statements regarding Interactive voice response (IVR) system. IVR systems can be used for mobile purchases, banking payments and services, retail orders, utilities, travel information and weather conditions. Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans by accepting a combination of voice telephone input and touch-tone keypad selection. The RBI has a plans to introduce a dedicated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for tracking the status of complaints Incorporated with complaint management system(CMS). Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 only2 only1, 2 and 3None of the above.Consider the following statement. Microplastics are small pieces of plastic, less than 10 mm in length, that occur in the environment as a consequence of plastic pollution. Microplastics are present in cosmetics, synthetic clothing, plastic bags and bottles. Normal Plastic is not biodegradable, whereas Microplastics are biodegradable. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 1Only 21 and 2 only2 and 3 onlyConsider the following statements regarding UN Security Council. Each year, the General Assembly elects five non-permanent members out of a total of 10, for a two-year term. These 10 seats are distributed among the members on the regional basis. India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the Security Council for the 2021-22 term has been supported by Pakistan. Which of the above statements is/are correct1 and 22 and 31 and 31, 2 and 3Consider the following statements with respect to SWAYAM PRABHA. Provide interactive digital boards to nearly 10 lakh classrooms across the country. A tool for comprehensive self-review and analysis for CBSE affiliated schools. Imparting ICT Skills in all the public schools to the students of classes viii to XII. Utilization of satellite communication technologies for transmission of educational e-contents. Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?1 and 21, 2 and 3only 4All of the aboveConsider the following statements with respect to Core Investment Companies (CICs). All Core Investment Companies must be registered with RBI . Core Investment Companies are like banking financial companies which also carry on the business of acquisition of shares and securities with other banking activities. Core Investment Companies can not accept public funds. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 11 and 21 and 32 and 3The presence of ozone in the atmosphere of the earthhinders higher rate of photosynthesishas been responsible for increasing the average global temperature in recent pasthelps in checking the ultraviolet rays to earthis advantageous since it supplies oxygen for people travelling in jets.Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB)’ It supports countries in building tax audit capacity. It is a joint initiative of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Select the correct statementsOnly 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statements:1. National Cancer Grid (NCG) was established in 2012.2. It is funded by the Department of Women and Child, Government of India.Which of the above statements is/are correct?only 1only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2In ' Wet System' of removing gaseous-pollutantsAlkali fluid is usedAcidic fluid is usedNeutral fluid is usedNone of the aboveConsider the following statements with respect to ICJ (international court of justice)- ICJ was established in 1948 by the United Nations charter and started working in April 1950. It settles legal disputes between countries and gives advisory opinions in accordance with international law, on legal questions referred to it by authorized UN organs and specialized agencies. It is the intergovernmental body, situated at new york & his official languages are english and spanish. Judges are not appointed on the basis of regional division. Select the correct code:1 and 22, 3 and 4Only 21, 2, 3 and 4The correct set of sanctuaries located in Bihar is/wasDalma, Kaziranga, Idduki and ChailHazaribagh, Nagi Dam, Palamau, DalmaBandipur, Cauvery, Dalma, HazaribaghDebrigarh, Palamau, Dalma, MahanadiThe first biosphere reserve established in India for conserving the gene pool of flora and fauna and the life styles of Tribals isNilgiri biosphere reserveNanda Devi biosphere reserveUtharakhand biosphere reserveGreat Nicobar biosphere reserveConsider the following statements about Common Services Centers (CSCs). They are the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services to villages in India. It is implemented under the aegis of Ministry of earth science. It is also one of the approved projects under the Integrated Mission Mode Projects of the National e-Governance Plan. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 11 and 21 and 32 and 3Consider the following statement: The Shola forests form unique regions called “Sky Islands” which occur only at higher elevations. Each sky island may have a climatic condition that is unique to itself. Which statement is correct about sky island.Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Knock knee disease is due to Hormonal imbalanceGenetical abnormality in malesDeficiency in tyrosine amino acidExcess fluoride concentration in water body‘Bhavishya’ Portal’ is associated withWomen and child developmentEducation sectorMSMEsPensions Which statement is correct about Central Adverse List? It is maintained by The Ministry of Home Affairs It includes the names of individuals who supported the Khalistan movement in 1980s and 1990s but left India to take asylum in foreign countries. These are those who were in favour of a separate Sikh state and had opposed the Operation Blue Star. This list is not restricted to Punjab or the Khalistan movement alone. Select the correct answer from the Codes given below:1, 2, and 32 and 41, 3 and 41, 2, 3, and 4Consider the following statements with respect to ‘FATCA’ It is aimed to provide special logistics support and tax relaxation to European union countries to export their product to India. India has entered into an information sharing agreement with the United States of America under FATCA. Select the correct statements from the codes given below1 only2 OnlyBoth 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statements: Article 44 of the Constitution says that there should be a Uniform Civil Code. Goa was a former French colony. It was annexed into the Union of India in 1981. Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?1 and 2 only2 and 3 only1 and 3 onlyonly 3Consider the following statements regarding the Article 35A of the Constitution which is often seen in the news: Article 35A empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state's legislature to define “permanent residents”. It is added to the Constitution through a Presidential Order and ratified by parliament. It bestows special privilege like employment and right to buy property to permanent residents only. Which of the following statements is true?Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 3Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statements with respect to Corporate bonds. Corporate bonds are debt securities issued by private and public both type of corporations. In India, financing of infrastructure projects such as roads, ports, and airports is lower through corporate bond market compared to bank loans and Government finance. Corporate bond have an ownership interest in the issuing company, like when one purchases the company’s equity stock. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 2Only 22 and 31, 2 and 3Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Mahila Samridhi Yojana’ Under this scheme Government provides microfinance to women entrepreneur belonging to the backward classes. It is introduced by the ministry of social justice and Empowerment. Select the correct statementsOnly 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Which statement is correct about All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the advisory body. It works under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India. It also accredits postgraduate and graduate programs. Code:1, 2 and 31, 3 and 42, 3 and 41, 2 and 4 Which statement is correct about shola forest. Shola forests are Tropical Montane forests found in the valleys separated by rolling grasslands only in the higher elevations. The Shola forests are patches of forests that occur only in the valleys where there is high reach of the fog and mist. Code:Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Which statement is correct about HimVijay. The exercise HimVijay will be conducted by 17 Mountain Strike Corps. The exercise will take place at Himachal Pradesh. The Indian army will join with the integrated battle groups (IBGs) for this exercise. The Indian Air force (IAF) will also be part of the exercise for strategic airlift of personnel and equipment. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:1, 2 and 31, 3 and 41 and 31, 2, 3 and 4Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)covers bills of segments namely 1.Direct to Home (DTH)2.Electricity3.Gas4.Telecom 5.WaterCode:1, 2, 3 and 41, 3, 4 and 51, 2, 3 and 51, 2, 3, 4 and 5Consider the following statements about ecosystem stability: It increases with increase of number of links in the food web. It increases with the increase in length of food chain. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?Only 1Only 21 and 2None of theseConsider the following statements regarding "Operation Milap". It is a naval exercise between the India and Vietnam. It is conducted under the supervision of the Union Ministry of Defence. Select the correct statement/s-only 1only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statement about 'Samudra Laksamana'1.Indian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy will be participating in the bilateral exercise.2. The exercise would include a harbour phase wherein professional interactions, official calls, social engagements, visits by the local populace and various sports events would be conducted.Choose the correct one:Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2None of theseConsider the following statements regarding 'transformation of Aspirational Districts program'. It aims to rapidly transform districts that have shown relatively little progress in key social sectors. NITI Aayog anchors the program with the support of central ministries and state governments. NITI Aayog releases Delta rankings for aspirational districts that measure the incremental progress they have made in various fields. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?1 only1 and 21 and 31, 2 and 3Red data list is for enlistingEndemic speciesExtinct PlantsExotic speciesPlants on verge of extinctionConsider the following statements with respect to ‘Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)’ Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is the parent agency of the DRI. DRI is also a part of the Cabinet Secretariat's National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention and various inter-ministerial committees on Terror Financing, Coastal Security, Fake Indian Currency Notes. Select the correct statementsOnly 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Which of the following state is not the member of the Eurasian Economic Union.ArmeniaBelarusKazakhstanUzbekistanTerritoriality occurs as a result ofParasitismPredationCo-operationCompetitionConsider the following statements regarding Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) It assists member countries in maintaining and further developing safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It is an intergovernmental agency that is organized under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is top governing body for implementing the non proliferation treaty(NPT). Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 only2 only1 and 31 and 2Which is the most effective way to conserve the plant diversity of an area?Developing seed bankTissue culture methodCreating botanical gardenCreating biosphere reserveConsider the following regarding ‘Antiretroviral therapy (ART)’. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the combination of several antiretroviral medicines used to slow the rate at which HIV makes copies of itself (multiplies) in the body. It is the part of national health policy 2017 to achieve 90:90:90 global target by 2020. Antiretroviral therapy is able to cure only bacterial diseases. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 21 and 3only 3None of the aboveConsider the following statements about Utkarsh 2022. It is a three- year roadmap to improve regulation and supervision, among other functions of the RBI. This strategy — named Utkarsh 2022 — is in line with the global central banks’ plan to strengthen the regulatory and supervisory mechanism. It is a special scheme for the education sector to improve literacy rate in India. Which of the above statements is/are correct?Only 1Only 3Both 1 and 2None of the aboveLife in biosphere is abundant between60 m below sea level to 600 m above sea level600 m below sea level to 2000 m above sea level200 m below sea level to 6000 m above sea level11000 m below sea level to 9000 m above sea levelConsider the following statements with respect to ‘United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)’ It is the international anti-corruption multilateral treaty. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna serves as Secretariat for the UNCAC. It is not legally binding in nature. Select the correct statements1 and 22 and 31 and 3All of the aboveFind out the correct order of succession levels in Xerarch.Lichen moss stage, annual herb stage, perennial herb stage, scrub stage, forestAnnual herb stage, perennial herb stage, lichen moss stage, scrub stage, forestPerennial herb stage, annual herb stage, lichen moss stage, scrub stage, forestScrub stage, forest, annual herb stage, perennial herb stage, lichen moss stageConsider the following statements with respect to ‘World Food Programme’. The World food programme operations are funded by voluntary donations from governments of the world, private donors and corporations. It is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. Select the correct statements.Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2None of the aboveThe most threatening factor for the survival of plant biodiversity isDestruction of natural habitatBiosphere reserves and increasing pollutionVulnerable ecosystems like mangroves and wetlandsInaccessibility of habitatsConsider the following statements about Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF) It was launched by Germany, Sweden,Norway and Switzerland in collaboration with the United Nations. It will find new ways to create incentives aimed at large scale cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries to combat climate change. Which of the following statements is/are correct?Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Which of the following criteria/s a must satisfy to qualify as a Special Category Status- The state which is facing the problem of resources crunch. Strategic location along international borders. Non-viable nature of state finances. Low tribal population area. Select the correct answer using the code given below-1 and 32 and 31, 2 and 31, 2 and 4Consider the following statements regarding 'Go Tribal campaign'. Go Tribal campaign was launched by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED in association with Amazon global. TRIFED is an organization under Ministry of Tribal Affairs and is engaged in marketing development of tribal products including tribal art and craft under the brand name 'TRIBES INDIA'. Go Tribal campaign aims to create awareness and promote tribal arts and crafts as well as aid in socio-economic welfare of Indian tribes. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 21 and 32 and 31, 2 and 3Identify the correctly matched pairMontreal Protocol-Global warmingKyoto Protocol- Climate changeRamsar Convention- Ground water pollutionBasel Convention - Biodiversity ConservationAn ecosystem has two components such asfrogs and menbiotic and abioticplants and animalsweeds and treesConsider the following statement about Global Fund. The Global Fund is an international financial organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. The organisation is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. It was formed in 2002. It is headquartered at Paris. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 21, 2 and 32, 3 and 41, 2, 3 and 4One of the following Indian species whose number has been left to just 195 due to excessive poaching and capturing in forests of South India and is in endangered list isLargest lemur, Idri idri Lion tailed macaque, Macaca silenusAsiatic wild ass, Asinus hemionus Great Indian bustard, Ardeotis Which statement is not correct about the whip. A whip is the instruction issued by political parties to vote according to the party line in a legislature. Violation of the party whip could lead to expulsion under the Anti Defection Act. Code:Only 1Only 2Both 1 and 2Neither 1 nor 2Consider the following statements: Snow leopards are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. They are also listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES). Project snow leopard is a centrally-supported programme launched in 2019. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 2 only2 and 3 only1 and 3 only1, 2 and 3Consider the following statements regarding National Policy on Biofuels – 2018. The Policy expands the scope of raw material for ethanol production by allowing use of Sugarcane Juice, Sugar containing materials and Damaged food grains, unfit for human consumption for ethanol production. The Policy encourages biodiesel production from non-edible oilseeds and Used Cooking Oil. The policy bans the use of food grains for production of ethanol, to ensure food security. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1, 21, 32, 31, 2, 3Acid rains are produced byExcess NO2 and SO2 from burning fossil fuelsExcess production of NH3 by Industry and coal gasExcess release of carbon-monoxide by incomplete combustionExcess formation of CO2 by combustion and animal respirationWhich of the following constitute major secondary tropic level?NektonsZooplanktonsPhytoplanktonsBenthosConsider the following statements with respect to ‘Merchant Discount Rate’ & electronic mode of payment-\ MDR is a charge retailers pay to a bank or payment service provider for payment acceptance infrastructure. Electronic modes of payment prescribed under Section 269SU of the Income-tax Act, 1961.” The cost of MDR is transferred and incurred by the customers. Select the correct statements.Only 1Only 3Both 1 and 21, 2 and 3Succession isOrderly process of community change till stabilityGradual, convergent directional and continuous processSeries of biotic communities that appear gradually in a barren areaAll of theseConsider the following statements related to Reciprocal trade agreements (RTAs): In RTAs members agree to open their markets to each other’s exports by lowering trade barriers. It's included Free trade agreements(FTAs) & custom unions. Preferential trade agreements(PTAs) are included in RTAs. Common markets are not a part of it. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 41, 2 and 41, 2 and 3All of the aboveSnow leopards are found in Afghanistan Bhutan Norway Kyrgyzstan Nepal Select the correct answer from the codes given below:1, 2, 3 and 42, 4 and 51, 2, 4 and 51, 2, 3, 4 and 5Which of the following statements about the steps for conservation of elephants announced by the government recently is/are correct? Elephant has been declared a national heritage animal The government will set up a National Elephants Conservation Authority (NECA) The steps are based on the task force headed by noted wildlife conservationist K. Ullaskaranth Only 11 and 22 and 3Only 3Consider the following statements regarding “Healthy States, Progressive India” Report. Kerala has topped among large states on overall health performance in the second edition of the Report. The report ranks states and Union territories innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as, their overall performance. It is a comprehensive Health Index report released by the Ministry of youth affairs & sport. Select the correct statements. 1, 21, 32, 31,2,3Consider the following statements with respect to Chandipura virus. The virus spreads mainly through the Indian flying fox(a fruit bat species). The infected patients are children only aged below 5. Chandipura virus is known to cause inflammation of the brain, progress rapidly from an influenza-like illness to coma and death. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 32 and 3Only 31, 2 and 3Consider the following statements regarding National Register of Citizens of India (NRC) The National Register of Citizens is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens residing in Assam. The purpose of NRC update is to identify illegal migrants residing in North eastern state who entered Indian territories after midnight on 24 March 1971. The register was first prepared after the 1971, Census of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?Only 11 and 2Only 31, 2 and 3Consider the following statements about Mission Innovation (MI) Mission Innovation is to accelerate artificial intelligent innovation in india specially for the IT sector. This initiative commenced by NITI AYOG with the help of the world bank. Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative to accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable. Which of the above statements is/are correct?1 and 21 and 3Only 31, 2 and 3The ‘World Investment Report’ is published by World BankWorld Trade Organisation (WTO)International Monetary Fund(IMF)United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)According to provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC, 2016), who can initiate insolvency resolution process (IRP)? Creditor Debtor Government NCLT Select the correct code:1 and 22 and 31, 2 and 3All of the above'Heat islands' are produced due toAir pollutionWater pollutionLand pollutionAll of theseConsider the following statements about International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) It is an autonomous inter-governmental organization under the European Union. It is aimed at eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. t is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Select the correct statementsOnly 1Only 21 and 21, 2 and 3According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which particulate size in diameter (in micrometres) of the air pollutants is responsible for greatest harm to human health?2.5 or less1.5 or less1.0 or less5.2-2.5Species is aGroup immediately below a phylumClosely related interbreeding populationTaxonomic division of similar generaClosely related non-breeding populationIt is a long narrow landlocked lake situated at a height of more than 14,000 ft in the Ladakh Himalayas.The brackish water lake freezes over in winter and becomes ideal for ice skating and polo. One-third of the lake which is around 45km is in Indian control while the rest of the 90 km is under Chinese control. The lake does not have major tactical significance.Identify the name of the lake from above description.Aksai chin lakeTso TangPangong tsoSurulgh yilgaing kolThe prehistoric art appeared for first time during Palaeolithic periodNeolithic periodChalcolithic periodNone of theseConsider the following statements with respect to "Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources scheme". The broad objective of the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources scheme is to ensure speedy development of infrastructure in the North Eastern Region .The Ministry of rural development allocates funds from NLCPR to various Northeast states for infrastructure projects. It will only focus on the development of physical infrastructure sectors. Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?1 Only2 and 3 only1, 2 and 3None of the aboveAs per the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) there are 57 critically endangered species of animals in India. A taxon is critically endangered when it meets which of the following criteria Population have declined or will decrease by greater than 80% over the last 10 years or three generations. Have a restricted geographical range. Small population size of less than 2500 individuals and continuing decline at 25% in 3 years or one generation. Very small or restricted population of fewer than 500 mature individuals. High probability of extinction in the wild. Which of the statements given above is/are true?2, 3, 4 and 51, 2 and 53, 4 and 5All of the aboveIt is a long narrow landlocked lake situated at a height of more than 14,000 ft in the Ladakh Himalayas.The brackish water lake freezes over in winter and becomes ideal for ice skating and polo. One-third of the lake which is around 45 km is in Indian control while the rest of the 90 km is under Chinese control. The lake does not have major tactical significance. Identify the name of the lake from above descriptionAksai chin lakeTso TangPangong tsoSurulgh yilgaing kolConsider the following statements with respect to ‘No Frills accounts’ The No Frills account is aimed to financial inclusions offer the most basic banking services to those from low-income backgrounds. 'No frills accounts' holders have to maintain their minimum balance for the services. Bank can offer cheque book facility to the no frills account holders. Which of the following statements is/are incorrect-Only 1only 2Both 1 and 21, 2 and 3Consider the following statements regarding the Prototype Carbon Fund: The Prototype Carbon Fund was created by the Executive Directors of the World Bank. The PCF is intended to invest in projects that will produce high quality greenhouse gas emission reductions that could be registered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the purposes of the Kyoto Protocol. The PCF will pilot production of emission reductions within the framework of Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Contributors, or "Participants" in the PCF, will receive a pro-rata share of the emission reductions, verified and certified in accordance with agreements reached with the respective countries "hosting" the projects. Select the correct answer using the code given below:1 and 3 2 and 42, 3 and 4 1, 2, 3 and 4Consider the following statements regarding measles. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease, which remains an important cause of death among young children globally. It is incurable and there is no vaccination available for measles. Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that measles has been eradicated in Sri Lanka. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?1 and 31 and 23 only1, 2 and 3The relationship between hermit crab and sea anemone issymbiosismutualismparasitismcommensalismIf the Bengal Tiger becomes extinctHyenas and wolves will become scarceThe wild areas will be safe for man and domestic animalsIts gene pool will be lost forever.The populations of beautiful animals like deers will get stabilized. Which statement is correct about Market Procurement Scheme: The scheme aims for procurement of only horticultural commodities in the event of a fall in market prices. MIS is implemented by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Government of India. The Scheme is implemented when there is at least 10%increase in production or 10% decrease in the ruling rates over the previous normal year. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:1 and 22 and 31, 2 and 31 and 3Survival International’ sometimes in the news is a movement that advocates the rights ofTrafficked human beingsTuberculosis patientsTribal peoplesRefugeesTime is Up!