Daily UPSC Prelims-2019 Quiz: 3

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1. The Governor of a State has constitutional discretion in which of the following cases?

  1. To issue an ordinance
  2. Reserve a bill for consideration of the President
  3. Recommendation to impose President’s rule in state

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 2 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3

2. Consider the following statements regarding Damodar Valley Corporation, which remains in news frequently:

  1. The power stations of Damodar Valley Corporation are located in both West Bengal and Jharkhand
  2. The power stations of Damodar Valley Corporation are both Thermal as well as Hydel based

Which of the above is are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] Only 2

3. Ground Level Ozone is formed due to reaction between:

[A] VOCs, Oxides of Nitrogen & Sunlight
[B] VOCs, Sulphur dioxide & Sunlight
[C] Ozone, Sulphur dioxide & Oxides of Nitrogen
[D] Ozone, Oxides of Nitrogen & Sunlight

4. Identify the protected area with the help of given information:

  1. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog
  2. It was declared a World Heritage site in December 1985 by UNESCO
  3. The site has a tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve

Select the correct answer from option given below:

[A] Manas National Park
[B] Khangchendzonga National Park
[C] Sundarbans National Park
[D] Great Himalayan National Park

5. Consider the following observances and the dates on which they are observed: 

  1. World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) – 17 June
  2. World Tsunami Awareness Day – 5 November
  3. World Wildlife Day – 3 March

  Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3

6.   How is Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) different from the Photovoltaic Panels (PV)?

  1. While CSP method generates alternating current (DC), PV method produces direct current (DC)
  2. While CSP method utilizes Sun’s heat to generate electricity, PV method uses light energy to generate electricity

  Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

7. In recent times, T-cell therapy is becoming common with respect to some of the critical diseases such as Cancer. Consider the following statements about T-cells:

  1. T-cells originate and mature in thymus
  2. T-cells work as the core of the system that tailors the body’s immune response to specific pathogens

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

8. The behaviour of the monsoon over India is affected by which of the following phenomena/events?

  1. Rossby waves
  2. Indian Ocean Dipole
  3. El-Nino

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

9. About the several committees and panels in news, consider the following statements:

  1. Srikrishna Committee is looking into formulating new data protection law
  2. Sharada Prasad Committee has been tasked with the study to strengthen border protection and address vulnerabilities in fencing along the Indo-Pakistan, Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh borders

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

10. The Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) aims:

[A] at promotion of Technical Textiles
[B] to boost Indian defence industry
[C] to enhance agricultural outputs
[D] at reducing AT&C losses to 15% by Discoms


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