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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’ .
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
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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Uploaded on 28/10/2017 
Question : In reference to the recent High Court judgement of J&K which ordered the felling of Poplar trees, consider the following statements.
  1. The species was recently introduced under a World Bank aided social forestry initiative.
  2. The pollen seed of Poplar is adversely affecting the health of general people with rising incidence of chest diseases.
  3. Poplar wood is used for making boxes for apple packaging.
Select the correct answer from the code given below.
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
2 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 27/10/2017 
Question : ‘Ka Bom’ was in news last year. What is it?
A musical instrument
A high-altitude pass in the North-East
A food delicacy
A martial art
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Uploaded on 26/10/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements about paintings found in Lepakshi temple.
  1. They are religious in nature.
  2. They show a decline in the quality of mural paintings.
Which of the following statements are correct?
 
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 25/10/2017 
Question : The acronym ‘VVPAT’ , often seen in news is related to:
Food safety
Internet protocol
Diagnostic test for TB
None of these
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Uploaded on 24/10/2017 
Question : Consider the following about ‘Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana’:
1. The beneficiaries of the scheme are the unorganized sector workers, belonging to BPL category and their family members (a family unit of five).
2. The beneficiary has to pay only Rs. 30 per annum as registration/renewal fee for the scheme. 
3. The scheme ensures cashless transaction to cover all the ailments.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 23/10/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding a particular dance form of India.
  1. It finds its origin from the celestial dance of Shiva and Parvati.
  2. It focuses more on devotion than on sensuality.
  3. Rabindranath Tagore revived this dance form by introducing it in Shantiniketan.
Which dance form do the above statements refer to?
Chhau
Manipuri
Odissi
Gambhira
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Uploaded on 17/10/2017 
Question : Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
  1. Gotipua dance - Odisha
  2. Rauf dance - Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Jabro dance - Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Cheraw - Manipur
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 3 only
3 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
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Uploaded on 16/10/2017 
Question :
Consider the following statements with reference to the recently launched ‘Ujjwala Yojana’.
  1. Ujjwala Yojana was launched in 2016 as a scheme under the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  2. Under this scheme, the government aims to give 50 million LPG connections to the BPL families by 2019.
  3. It has allocated rupees 8000 crore for this scheme.
  4. Tamil Nadu leads the states with the maximum number of LPG connections given under Ujjwala scheme.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
1, 2 and 3
2 and 3 only
1 and 2 only
1, 2 , 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 14/10/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements regarding the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  1. The GST is imposed on tendu leaf.
  2. It is for the second time that a central tax is levied on a minor forest produce., the first being bamboo.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 13/10/2017 
Question : ‘Stubble burning’, often seen in news is related to
Incineration of Solid waste
Burning of e-waste
Burning crop residue
None of these
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