UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 free Quiz

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1. Q- 1) With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA), which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. PMGDISHA is primarily aimed at imparting digital literacy to senior citizens aged between 60 to 80 years in rural areas.
  2. The scheme will provide access to information, knowledge, education, and healthcare.
  3. PMGDISHA will create avenues for livelihood generation, and financial inclusion.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

2. consider the following statements about Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project.

  1. It is a large multi radio telescope project under development in India.
  2. The project will help in understanding the characteristics of early Universe as well as in the search for intelligent extra-terrestrial life.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
 
 
 
 

3. Recently, India launch of a new program on ‘Grass Root Innovation’. In this context consider the following statements.

  1. The program was launched in collaboration with the South Africa.
  2. It aims to share open source technologies and IPR protection of traditional knowledge systems.
  3. The programme will be implemented by NITI Aayog.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

  1. 3 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only
 
 
 
 

4. consider the following statements about the term ‘GeneXpert’, sometimes seen in news.

  1. It is a molecular diagnostic test used to detect tuberculosis (TB).
  2. It can detect the TB bacterium as well check for resistance to the standard TB drugs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
 
 
 
 

5. what is the objective of ‘Breakthrough Listen project’, seen in news recently?

  1. To explore intelligent alien life in the universe
  2. To find cost effective solution for hearing impairment
  3. To develop next generation space based secure communication network
  4. To spread science education in the developing countries and inculcate scientific temper
 
 
 
 

6. With reference to Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), consider the following statements.

  1. It is a development and military cooperation initiative envisaged to link the two continents.
  2. The idea of AAGC had emerged in a joint declaration issued by Prime Ministers of India and Japan, in November 2016.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
 
 
 
 

7. consider the following statements.

  1. Indian mouse deer is listed as schedule-I species under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and declared as Least Concerned species by IUCN.
  2. Lesser Floricans is listed as an endangered species in the IUCN Red List and as Schedule-I species under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
 
 
 
 

8. what is the objective of the ‘Project LaCONES’?

  1. Researching the oceanographic process in the sea around the nation and translate this knowledge for the benefit of the country
  2. Conservation of endangered animal through the use of biotechnological intervention
  3. Detection and study of gravitational waves
  4. Studying the early stages of evolution of the universe
 
 
 
 

9. Which of the following statement correctly describes the term ‘Manganiyars’?

  1. A community of folk musicians from Rajasthan
  2. Traditional weavers from Gujarat
  3. Forest dwelling community from Nilgiri region
  4. Community of folk dancers from Manipur
 
 
 
 

10. Recently, researchers have discovered a whole new species of gecko in India, which is being seen for the first time in the world. The species was found in which region of India?

  1. Western Ghats
  2. Eastern Ghats
  3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  4. North eastern India
 
 
 
 

11. which of the following pair is not correctly matched?

            Folk traditions        States

  1. Bihu:                      Assam
  2. Macchi Dance:   Daman & Diu
  3. Ghoomar:          Rajasthan
  4. Perini:                Kerala
 
 
 
 

12. India’s first Ro-Ro ferry service was in news recently. In this context consider the following statements.

  1. It is a ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej in the Gulf of Khambhat.
  2. The project was supported by the central government under the Sagarmala initiative.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
 
 
 
 

13. consider the following statements.

  1. The Eastern Ghat is spread across four states only.
  2. River Narmada flows through Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat only.
  3. In India, total area under inland wetlands is more than the area under coastal wetlands.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

14. What is the objective of ‘Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana’?

  1. To formulate and implement appropriate Science and Technology Interventions for Sustainable Development.
  2. To encourage promotion of scientific temperament in rural areas.
  3. To encourage scientific research and development institutions in India to adopt villages for their holistic development.
  4. To document and obtain intellectual property rights over traditional rural knowledge so as to prevent their misuse by third parties.
 
 
 
 

15. With reference to UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which of the following statements are correct?

  1. It is an intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly.
  2. It reports to the UN General Assembly as well as to the Economic and Social Council.
  3. It is part of the United Nations Development Group.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

16. In which of the following protected areas of India, the chances of sighting clouded leopards is very high?

  1. Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram
  2. Hemis National Park, Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
  4. Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh
 
 
 
 

17. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the objective(s) of recently launched ‘Phyto-Pharma Plant Mission’?

  1. Conservation and cultivation of endangered and threatened endemic medicinal plants in north eastern states.
  2. Harnessing traditional ethno-botanical knowledge and biodiversity of north eastern states for the discovery of new botanical drugs for unmet medical needs.
  3. Improving availability of authentic and quality botanical raw material on sustainable basis for a boom in the phyto-pharmaceutical industry.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 3 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

18. which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. Buxa Tiger Reserve: West Bengal
  2. Palamau Tiger Reserve: Jharkhand
  3. Mukandara Hills Tiger Reserve: Maharashtra

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

19.  

With reference to the term ‘Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs)’ consider the following statements.

  1. Finance ministry in consultation with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) describes certain banks as D-SIBs that are too big to fail.
  2. Banks whose assets exceed 2% of GDP are considered part of this group.
  3. The D-SIB categorization imposes additional capital requirements on the banks classified as such.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

20. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Brahmaputra Biodiversity and Biology Boat (B4) initiative?

  1. It is a well-equipped laboratory for analysis of all components of the entire ecosystem of the Brahmaputra River and surroundings.
  2. It aims to promote eco-tourism along the Brahmaputra River and create awareness about the rivers ecosystem.
  3. It is an initiative of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

21. Which of the following Indices are used as indicators in the ‘ease of doing business’ report of the World Bank?

  1. Protecting investors
  2. Index of economic freedom
  3. Post-filing index

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

22. which of the following countries is not a member of ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’?

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. China
  4. Japan
 
 
 
 

23. Sachet’ an initiative of the Reserve Bank of India, aims at?

  1. Promoting financial awareness
  2. Providing financial and technical assistance to young start-up entrepreneurs
  3. Promoting E-banking
  4. Providing financial insurance to the lower middle class
 
 
 
 

24. NASA has recently launched a Mission “OSIRIS-Rex Mission”. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. The aim of this mission is to study an asteroid and return with a sample.
  2. The mission seeks answers to the questions that are central to the human experience: like where did we come from and what is our destiny.
  3. It is a mission to search more moons of Jupiter.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. None
 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following pairs:

Tiger reserves: River flowing through

  1. Satkosia Tiger Reserve: Mahanadi
  2. Panna Tiger Reserve: Ken
  3. Manas Tiger Reserve: Manas

Select the correct pair/s using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
 
 
 
 

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