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Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

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28 April 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to Nirbhaya Fund, consider the following statements

  1. This fund has been established to provide rehabilitation and legal aid to rape victims
  2. The proposal include setting up of a unified system at the National Level (National Vehicle Security and Tracking System) and State level (City Command and Control Centre) for GPS tracking of the location of, emergency buttons in and video recording of incidents in public transport vehicles.
  3. It will be funded by the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 1 and 3 Only

c. 2 Only

d. All

 

2. Consider the following statements with reference to sloths

  1.  They are able to spend up to 90% of their lives hanging upside down yet continue breathing normally
  2. Sloths make a good habitat for other organisms, and a single sloth may be home to moths, beetles, cockroaches, ciliates, fungi, and algae
  3. In Central and South America, both arboreal and ground sloths are very common
  4. Sloth Bear which is found in India is a sub-species of sloths found in Central and South America

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 and 4 Only

b. 2  and 3 Only

c. 3 and 4 Only

d.  4 Only

 

3. With reference to Mormugao Port, consider the following statements

  1. It  is a major port in South Goa District
  2. In the past two years it has exported more iron ore than any other port in the country

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2  Only

c. Both

d. None

 

4. With reference to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), consider the following statements

  1.  It received the “Most Efficient Maharatna 2013” award recently
  2.  It is Under the management of the DRDO
  3. The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter being developed by HAL

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 3 Only

d. None

 

5. Consider the following statements with reference to the Goldman Environmental Prize

  1. This award is described as the Nobel Prize for grassroots environmentalism is given to grassroots environmental activists, one from each of the world’s six geographic regions
  2. No one from India has won the award so far

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a.   1  Only

b.  2 Only

c. Both

d. None

 

SourcesPIB Features, BBC – S&T

SOLUTIONS – 26 April 2014

1.

Solution: d)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27158883

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manganese_nodule#Occurrence

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

2.

Solution: a)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27166780

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasshopper_(rocket)

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

http://www.spacex.com/news/2013/03/31/reusability-key-making-human-life-multi-planetary

3.

Solution: c)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing#Additive_processes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STL_(file_format)#Use_in_other_fields

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27156775

4.

Solution: c)

http://www.dsci.in/about-us

5.

Solution: b)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=103394