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QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 02 September, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz

02 September, 2016




Quiz, August 30th (Click Here):


Q5. Regarding nations which have successfully tested the scramjet technology: This is why, the word “nation” was mentioned in italics here, as well as in the question. The European Space Agency does not belong to one nation. It is an intergovernmental organisation. Space agencies of India, Russia, China, USA and ESA have successfully tested SCRAMJET technology, and India is the fourth nation among them. Answer remains the same, so does the explanation given under the solution.


Quiz, August 31st (Click Here):


Q1. Question Regarding LEMOA – The specific question for Statement 1 would be, “which all nations under this agreement will get access to Indian military facilities for supplies and repairs?”

The agreement says, “The LEMOA will give the militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs.” This means two things – Under this particular agreement,

  • India will be the only country to be able to access US facilities for supplies and repairs.
  • US will be the only country to be able to access Indian facilities for supplies and repairs.

The answer will remain the same, that is option ‘b’ – 1 and 2 only.


Q4. Sauni Yojana question: Please read the question carefully. The directive of the question is to select the “incorrect” statements. Statement 1 says, “….which will also generate hydropower” which is wrong. Statement 2 which says, “associated with Narmada” is correct. Statement 3 says, “filling….dams in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region” which is wrong. Therefore, the incorrect statements are 1 and 3. Answer remains the same, viz. option ‘c’.


Q5. Question related to “Prakampana”: Look at the options; Option ‘c’ (which was supposed to contain the correct statement) is missing! This was a mistake from our side while uploading the questions. If you read the explanation, the answer is clear. The first sentence in the explanation says, “The maiden Joint Disaster Management Exercise named Prakampana (‘Cyclone’ in Sanskrit) aimed at synchronising resources and efforts of all agencies involved in disaster management has been inaugurated at Visakhapatnam today, 30th August 16.”


Q6. Totaliser Machines related question: Answer remains the same. Option ‘a’ is correct, so is option ‘c’. Therefore, option ‘d’ which says “both a and c” is the correct option. Please read the explanation.


A humble request – First, please read the questions carefully! Many tend to skip the directive part of the question (correct, NOT correct, incorrect etc). Second, please read the explanations carefully. If you still have any queries and can spare an additional 2-3 minutes, go through the associated articles – for this, click on the hyperlinks(s) and/or the website link(s) provided. If you still have any queries, comment down below (then, hit the like button, share and subscribe! :-D)

The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles.

This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2016. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you score less, please do not mind. Read again sources provided and try to remember better.

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The following Quiz is based on the Hindu, PIB and other news sources. It is a current events based quiz. Solving these questions will help retain both concepts and facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services exam.

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