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Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

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Today’s Questions

1. With reference to Electronic Voting Machine, consider the following statements

  1. A new section 61A was inserted through an amendment in the Representation of the People Act, 1951 empowering the Commission to use voting machines.
  2. Program which controls the functioning of the control unit is burnt into a micro chip on a “one time programmable basis”. Once burnt it cannot be read, copied out or altered
  3. An EVM can be used only if there is electricity supply in the room/booth
  4. An EVM can record more than ten thousand votes

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 3 and 4 Only

b. 3 Only

c. 1 and 2 Only

d. 4 Only

2. Consider the following statements with reference to nuclear fusion

  1. The fusion fuel capsule is held inside a cylindrical hohlraum in a nuclear fusion reactor
  2. Controlled nuclear fusion has not been achieved even today
  3. Isotopes of hydrogen make good fuel for fusion reactors

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 Only

d. None

3. With reference to the Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Act, 2011, consider the following statements

  1. It allows allows swapping of organs
  2. It provides for the establishment of a National Human Organs and Tissues Removal and Storage Network
  3. Grandparents and grandchildren are kept out of the donor pool
  4. It makes it mandatory for the ICU/Treating Medical Staff to request relatives of a brain-dead patient for organ donation
  5. In addition to human organs, the Bill seeks to regulate transplantation of tissues of the human body. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1,2  and 3 Only

b. 2 and 4 Only

c. 1, 2,4 and 5 Only

d. All

4. With reference to Non Communicable Disease (NCD), consider the following statements

  1. Tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol increase the risk of or cause most NCDs.
  2. In terms of attributable deaths, the leading NCD risk factor globally is elevated blood pressure 
  3. The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) is targeted at NCDs
  4. Chronic Kidney Disease is targeted by WHO as one of the major NCDS

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 1, 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 2 Only

d. All

5. Consider the following statements

  1. The Amiga was one of first personal computers and first multimedia computer launched in 1980s 
  2. Amiga Disk File (ADF) is a file format used by Amiga computers and emulators to store images of disks
  3. Recently lost paintings of  Andy Warhol, a leading figure of ‘pop art’ were found in Amiga disks

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a.   1 Only

b.  2 Only

c. 3 Only

d. None

Sources: PIB Features, BBC – S&T

SOLUTIONS – 24 April 2014

1. Solution: d)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27117669

2. Solution: c)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotipua

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104817

3. Solution: d)

Refer PIB Features – April Month

4. Solution:  a)

http://archive.transparency.org/global_priorities/public_contracting/integrity_pacts

https://web.nlcindia.com/webcount/Integrity_pact/Integrity%20Pact%20Q%20&%20A.pdf

5. Solution: d)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27049659

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/04/eu-launches-sentinel-1a-satellite-copernicus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinel-1A

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMES