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Uploaded on 21/11/2017 
Question : What is ‘Lapis lazuli’?
A style of Persian painting
A semi-precious stone
A sacred book
A mosque in Iran
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Uploaded on 20/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding Greenhouse Gas (GHG).
  1. HFC-23 , a super greenhouse gas, is a by-product of HCFC-22.
  2. HCFC-22 is currently the most commonly used refrigerant in India.
  3. India has announced to eliminate the use of HFC-23 by 2030 at Kigali.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
1 and 2 only
1 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 18/11/2017 
Question : Which among the following countries has recently lifted the ban on ‘driving by women’?
Saudi Arabia
Maldives
Bhutan
Syria
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Uploaded on 17/11/2017 
Question : With regard to Marine Protected Area (MPA), consider the following statements.
  1. Recently, Antarctica’s Ross Sea was declared as the world’s largest MPA.
  2. The MPA status to Ross Sea will bring blanket ban on commercial fishing across about three quarters of its area for the next 35 years.
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1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 16/11/2017 
Question : Which of the following contribute to the uniqueness of Sunderbans mangrove system?
  1. The largest mangrove system in the world.
  2. The only mangrove tiger country in the world.
  3. World Heritage Site since 1984.
  4. Included in UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Reserve in 2001.
 Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 15/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding ‘World Wildlife Day’.
  1. It aims to celebrate and raise awareness about both world’s wild fauna and flora.
  2. It is observed on 3rd March every year.
  3. It was on this day that World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was signed in 1961.
  4. The theme for 2017 is “Listen to the Young Voices”.
Which of the above statements are correct?
1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 4 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 14/11/2017 
Question : The following tribes were recently in news. Which of them are incorrectly matched?
  1. Juang tribe --------severe malnutrition
  2. Irula tribe --------- snake catching
  3. Asur tribe -------- mourns during Durga puja
1 only
2 only
1 and 2 only
None
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Uploaded on 13/11/2017 
Question : The term ‘Unicorn’ in the field of Economy refers to which among the following?
Tax evaders
High Risk High return Mutual funds
A startup company valued at over $1 billion
None of these
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Uploaded on 11/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Divas’:
  1. The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is celebrated to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi from England after the Round Table Conference.
  2. The event is sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region of India. 
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 10/11/2017 
Question : Due to extensive rice cultivation, some regions may be contributing to global warming. To what possible reason/reasons is this attributable? 
  1. The anaerobic conditions associated with rice cultivation cause the emission of methane.
  2. When nitrogen based fertilizers are used, nitrous oxide is emitted from the cultivated soil.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 09/11/2017 
Question : With regard to mangrove plants, consider the following:
  1. Waxy leaves
  2. Salt exclusion at leaves
  3. Pneumatophores
  4. Viviparous mode of reproduction
  5. Colourful flowers
  6. Buoyant fruits
Which of the above are generally the adaptations found in mangrove plants?
1, 2 and 5 only
1, 3 and 5 only
1, 2, 3 and 5 only
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and 6
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Uploaded on 08/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements about ‘The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation’ (PROVIA).
  1. It is a global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation.
  2. It is an initiative by IUCN.
  3. It is a network of only highly qualified environmental scientists from across the globe. 
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 3
1 only
1 and 3 only
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Uploaded on 07/11/2017 
Question : With reference to the famous Chola period bronze sculpture of ‘Nataraja’, consider the following statements.
  1. Shiva has been shown balancing himself on his right leg and suppressing Apasmara, the demon of ignorance and forgetfulness.
  2. He raises his left leg in ‘bhujangatrasita’ stance which represents kicking away the veil of maya.
  3. He has two arms.
  4. His hair is tied into an ‘ushnisha’ .
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1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 4 only
3 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 06/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements about ‘Jnanpith Award’.
  1. It was founded by Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain in 1944.
  2. It recognises litterateurs who write in any of the 22 Indian languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
  3. The 2016 Jnanpith Award has been conferred to the Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
1, 2 and 3
2 only
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
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Uploaded on 04/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of ‘Species’ and their ‘Habitats’:
  1. Snow Leopard                   :               Eastern Himalayas
  2. Irrawaddy Dolphin             :               Ganga
  3. Susu                                  :               Chilka Lake
  4. Dugong                              :               Gulf of Mannar
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
1 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 03/11/2017 
Question : Nitrogen fixation refers to which of the following?
Nitrogen -----> Ammonia
Nitrogen -----> Nitrates
Nitrogen -----> Nitrites
All of the above
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Uploaded on 02/11/2017 
Question : India recently issued a notification making Methyl Bromide fumigation mandatory for all agro-produce imported into the country. What is the reason behind this?
It increases the resistance of agro-products to temperature and humidity.
It is an effective way to kill pests and insects.
It enhances the level of anti-oxidants in the agro products.
It improves the handling and stacking of the products.
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Uploaded on 01/11/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Schemes and its Objective/Features:
1. National Food Security Mission          :      Commercial Crops covered
2. Rashtriya Gokul Mission                     :      Breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds
3. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana     :           No mechanism for Generic Medicine
4. UDAN                                                                         :               Regional Connectivity Scheme
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 4 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 31/10/2017 
Question : Which of the following statements about ‘Oilzapper’ is incorrect?
  1. It is a single bacterial strain that is immobilised and mixed with a carrier material such as powdered corn cob.
  2. It feeds on hydrocarbon compounds present in crude oil and oily sludge and converts them into carbon dioxide and water.
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 30/10/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements about ‘Red Sanders’.
  1. It is an endangered species of flora protected under CITES.
  2. It is mainly found in the Seshachalam hill ranges in India.
  3. It is used in traditional medicines.
  4. The import of this wood has been prohibited recently.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
1 and 2 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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