Quiz 498 : For Civil Services Examination 2011

1.Dalai Lama is the temporal head of which among the following subschools of Tibetan Buddhism?
(A)Nyingmapa
(B)Kagyupa
(C)Sakyapa
(D)Gelugpa

2.Consider the following statements regarding the GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) and LMO (Living Modified Organism):
1. GMO are essentially dead , while the LMO are alive and can grow
2. GMO are patentable, while LMO are not patentable
3. GMO are modified using Genetic Engineering, while LMO are modified by other technologies.
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(B)Only 2 & 3 are correct
(C)All are correct
(D)None of them is correct

The first statement says that GMO are essentially dead , while the LMO are alive and can grow. This is incorrect because GMO can include the LMOs also apart from the dead organisms. Second statement says that GMO are patentable, while LMO are not patentable. This is wrong statement because both can be patented. Thid Statement says “GMO are modified using Genetic Engineering, while LMO are modified by other technologies” this is also incorrect because LMOs may be genetically modified.

3.Consider the following statements regarding Graphene and Fullerene:
1. Graphene is 2 dimensional , Fullerene is generally 3 dimensional
2. Graphene is SP2 allotrope of Carbon, while Fullerene is SP3 allotrope of Carbon
3. Graphene does not dissolve in petrol but fullerenes dissolve
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 3 is correct
(C)1 & 3 are correct
(D)only 2 is correct

4.The “Diamond coconut model” was making news in the later half of 2010. With which among the following subjects, this model explicitly deals with?
(A)Economics
(B)Management
(C)Communication Studies
(D)Environment Studies

5.”No Indian could have started the Indian National Congress…if an Indian had come forward to start such a movement embracing all Indians, the officials in India would not have allowed the movement to come into existence”
The above famous statement was given by which among the following leaders?
(A)Jawahar Lal Nehru
(B)Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C)Dada Bhai Naoroji
(D)Gopal Krishna Gokhle

6.Which among the following was not a Pre-Indian National Congress Organization?
(A)Poona Sarvajanik Sabha
(B)Servants of India Society
(C)National Indian Association
(D)Indian National Association

7.Who among the following was the President of United States of America, at the time of famous “Camp David Accords“?
(A)Gerald Ford
(B)Jimmy Carter
(C)Ronald Reagan
(D)Richard M Nixon

8.Which among the following two El Niño Years led to the disastrous Chhappania Akal in India?
(A)1896 & 1897
(B)1896 & 1899
(C)1900 & 1902
(D)1895 & 1897

9.Consider the following statements:
1. New START Treaty is the successor treaty of START II
2. New START requires both sides (US and Russia) to reduce their arsenal of warheads by roughly one-third of current levels
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 2
(C)Both
(D)None

10.Consider the following statements regarding the DTAA and TIEA:
1. DTAA is signed with the countries keeping with an aim to provide relief to persons, while TIEA is signed to exchange information
2. Only Union Government can sign the DTAA, while State Government can also sign TIEA apart from Union Government
Which among the above statements is / are correct ?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 and 2 are correct
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 are correct

11.”Woodwinds of Change” is the autobiography of which among the following famous personalities?
(A)Sunderlal Bahuguna
(B)Hari Prasad Chaurasia
(C)Mahasweta Devi
(D)Kishan Maharaj

12.How many banks are promoting the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?
(A)6
(B)8
(C)9
(D)10

13.In India, at present, there is a need to protect honest officials from undue harassment with protecting persons making a public interest disclosure.
Consider the following statements in this context:
1. There is no statutory regulation as of now regarding the complaints by Whistleblowers.
2. The powers of Centre and State Vigilance Commissions are restricted to recommend corrective action to the public authorities.
Which among the above statements is / are correct ?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct
(D)Both 1 and 2 are incorrect

14.Consider the following statements:
1. The famous Ramsar Convention is one of the important UN Environment Conventions
2. All the designated Ramsar Sites are listed in the Montreux Record
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

15.Consider the following statements:
1. C-130J is also India’s first acquisition from the US through the foreign military sales route
2. It includes some critical components which India is getting from US after India signed the Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement (CISMOA) with US
which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

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  • Anonymous
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    Answer of Q no. 14 is incorrect.
    the second statement us correct.
    please cheak.

  • Admin
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    Not all sites are listed in Montreux Record. This list is a part of the Ramsar List in which those sites are listed where "changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring, or are likely to occur as a result of technological developments, pollution or other human interference". The given answer is correct

  • Raj
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    For Q.2, LMO are part of GMO. Essentially Dead animals are not the only part of GMO (Statement-1).

    (See section of LMO)
    Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartagena_Protocol_on_Biosafety

    Thanks for the nice quiz.

  • [email protected]//eE%
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    Please correct the answer of q2

    Living modified organisms (known as LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology are broadly equivalent to genetically modified organisms. The difference between an LMO and a GMO is that a Living Modified Organism is capable of growing, and typically refers to agricultural crops. Genetically Modified Organisms include both LMOs and organisms which are not capable of growing, i.e. are dead. — Wikipedia

  • Anonymous
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    The Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites on the List of Wetlands of International Importance where changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring, or are likely to occur as a result of technological developments, pollution or other human interference. It is maintained as part of the Ramsar List.

  • Anonymous
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    tnx for QUIZ

  • Younus pala
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