UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 38

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UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 38

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QUIZ QUESTIONS 

1. The terms ‘WannaCry, Petya and EternalBlue’ sometimes mentioned in the news recently are related to (2018)
  • a. Exoplanets
  • b. Crypto currency
  • c. Cyber attacks
  • d. Mini satellites

 

2. What is/are the consequence/consequences of a country becoming the member of the ‘Nuclear Suppliers Group’? (2018)

  1. It will have access to the latest and most efficient nuclear technologies.
  2. It automatically becomes a member of “The Treaty on the Non -Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

3. In India, it is legally mandatory for which of the following to report on cyber security incidents?(2017)

  1.  Service providers
  2.  Data Centres
  3.  Body corporate

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1 and 2 only
  • c. 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

4. Consider the following in respect of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS):(2017)

  1.  Inaugural IONS was held in India in 2015 under the chairmanship of the Indian Navy.
  2.  IONS is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

5. With    reference    to    ‘Organization    for    the Prohibition  of  Chemical  Weapons  (OPCW)’, consider the following statements :(2016)

  1. It is an organization of European Union in working   relation   with   NATO   and WHO.
  2. It monitors chemical industry to prevent new weapons from emerging.
  3. It provides  assistance  and  protection  to States      (Parties)      against      chemical weapons threats.

Which  of  the  statements  given  above  is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 2 and 3

 

6. Consider the following statements:(2017)

  1.  The Nuclear Security Summits are periodically held under the aegis of the United Nations.
  2.  The International Panel on Fissile Materials is an organ of International Atomic Energy Agency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 Only
  • b. 2 Only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

7. Which   one   of   the   following   is   the   best description of ‘INS Astradharini’, that was in the news recently?(2016)

  • a. Amphibious warfare ship
  • b. Nuclear-powered submarine
  • c. Torpedo launch and recovery vessel
  • d. Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

 

8. Doctors without   Borders   (Medicines   Sans Frontiers’)’, often in the news, is(2016)
  • a. A division of World Health Organization
  • b. A non-governmental international organization
  • c. An inter-governmental agency sponsored by European Union
  • d. A specialized agency of the United Nations

 

9. With reference to ‘Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (10R-ARC)’, consider the following statements (2015)

  1. It was established very recently in response to incidents of piracy and accidents of oil spills.
  2. It is an alliance meant for maritime security only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

10. Due to improper / indiscriminate disposal of old and used computers or their parts, which of the following are released into the environment as e­waste?(2013)

  1. Beryllium
  2. Cadmium
  3. Chromium
  4. Heptachlor
  5. Mercury
  6. Lead
  7. Plutonium

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  • a. 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 only
  • b. 1, 2, 3,5 and 6 only
  • c. 2, 4, 5 and 7 only
  • d. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

 

11. In the Indian context, what is the implication of ratifying the ‘Additional Protocol’ with the ‘International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’? (2018)

  • a. The civilian nuclear reactors come under IAEA safeguards.
  • b. The military nuclear installations come under the inspection of IAEA.
  • c. The country will have the privilege to buy uranium from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
  • d. The country automatically becomes a member of the NSG.

 

12. Which of the following are some important pollutants released by steel industry in India?(2014)

  1. Oxides of sulphur
  2. Oxides of nitrogen
  3. Carbon monoxide
  4. Carbon dioxide

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • a. 1, 3 and 4 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1 and 4 only
  • d. 1,2, 3 and 4

 

 13. Which reference to Agni­IV Missile, which of the following statements is/are correct?(2014)

  1. It is a surface ­to­ surface missile.
  2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only.
  3. It can deliver one­ tonne nuclear warheads about 7500 km away.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

14. To meet its rapidly growing energy demand, some opine that India should pursue research and development on thorium as the future fuel of nuclear energy. In this context what advantage does thorium hold over uranium?(2012)

  1. Thorium is far more abundant in nature than uranium.
  2. On the basis per unit mass of mined mineral, thorium can generate more energy compared to natural uranium.
  3. Thorium produces less harmful waste compared to uranium. Correct

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 1,2 and 3

 

15. Consider the following statements:(2017)

  1.  In tropical regions, Zika virus disease is transmitted by the same mosquito that transmits dengue.
  2.  Sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is possible.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2