Daily UPSC Prelims-2019 Quiz: 4

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1. Consider the following statements regarding the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)? 

  1. It is mainly a pre-processing of the municipal solid waste to use it as a fuel in boilers or kilns
  2. The calorific value of RDF is approximately half of that of coal and depends upon the combustible content. 
  3. The part content of RDF is marketable. 

Which among the above statements hold correct?

[A] 1 only
[B] 1 & 2 only
[C] 1 & 3 only
[D] all statements are correct

2. Which among the following in India can use “Repo Bonds” to raise short term money from markets?

  1. Commercial Banks
  2. Corporate
  3. Governments

Choose the correct option:

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

3.

Which among the following is / are common features of the drainage pattern of Ganges river system?

  1. Parallel Courses of rivers
  2. Tributaries meeting their master streams at acute angles
  3. Most rivers are of perennial nature
  4. Lower reaches of rivers with steep gradient suitable for hydropower generation

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

4.

With reference to the Kuiper Belt, consider the following statements:

  1. No planet of solar system is located in Kuiper Belt
  2. In comparison to asteroid belt, the bodies found in Kuiper Belt are generally large
  3. Haumea and Makemake are dwarf planets located in Kuiper Belt

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

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

5.

In higher plants, the Secondary Growth refers to:

  1. Development of flowers and fruits
  2. Development of new branches after the plant starts flowering
  3. Formation of secondary tissues by the activity of lateral meristem

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

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

6. What is the use of Radiotherapy for the treatment of Cancer?

[A] It destroys the tumor by destroying the Cell membranes of the Cancerous Cells
[B] It destroys the tumor by destroying the DNA of the Cancerous Cells
[C] It destroys the tumor by destroying the Cytoplasm of the Cancerous Cells
[D] It destroys the tumor by destroying the spindle fibres which are used in Cell Division

7. Consider the following pairs of instruments with what they measure:

  1. Bolometer→ Electromagnetic radiation
  2. Pycnometer→ Fluid Density
  3. Ellipsometer→ Refractive Index

Which of the above is/are correct?

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

8. Consider the following statements:
1. While VAT is imposed by state governments, Sales Tax is imposed by Central Government
2. While sale of goods within a state comes under state list, inter-state sale of goods is a union list subject
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

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

9. Recently, the first virology laboratory for conducting basic and fundamental research in homeopathy for viral diseases such as influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya and swine flu has been established in India. It has been established in which of the following cities?

[A] Kolkata
[B] Pune
[C] Chennai
[D] Hyderabad

10. Gold prices in India have fallen more than 20% from January 2014 to January 2016. Which of the following may be the reason(s) for falling gold prices in India?

  1. Depreciation of Indian rupee
  2. Prices of crude oil have decreased globally
  3. Frequent drought conditions and adverse monsoon

Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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  • sasmita swain
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    this is very essential for upsc aspirants