Daily Prelims Quiz with explanations(static & current affairs) -March 24 2017

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1.Consider the following statements about Majuli island:

  1. Majuli island situated in Brahmaputra river that is biggest river island in the world.

  2. Recently government of Assam designated it as island district and first time river island become district.

Which of the statements is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D.neither 1 nor 2

Option C Explanations:Majuli island situated in Brahmaputra river that is biggest river island in the world. Recently government of Assam designated it as island district and first time river island become district. This island present biologically wealthy ecotone with some key species but island recently due to frequent flooding become victim of the weathering..

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2.Which organization took responsibility of Britain attack?

A. Islamic State

B. Maoist

C. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba

D. Hezbollah

Option A Explanations: ISIS has claimed the UK Parliament attack according to propaganda agency linked to the organisation.IS take responsibility of the recent attack on Westminster area by ramping car and one young arrested also have criminal track record in history. Why European becoming such easy target for the attack that remains mystery. For that primary reason will be refugee crisis and role played by Europe in gulf war or gulf destruction. European country security standard should be made strong because in past year major attack has been done in this region

3.Recently Shutting down of CSIR tech branch is in news .What is CSIR?

A. commercialization arm of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

B.Copyright Scientific investing Report

C. Copyright support for Industrial registration

D. None of these

Option A Explanation:CSIR-Tech, the commercialization arm of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), realized this the hard way when it had to shut down its operations for lack of funds. CSIR has filed more than 13,000 patents — 4,500 in India and 8,800 abroad — at a cost of ₹50 crore over the last three years.

4.The disappearing sea ice comes as the planet has marked three years in a row of record-breaking heat is in news. Where is it mainly affected?

A. Arctic region

 

B. Antartic region

C. Arctic  & antartic region.

D. None of these

Option C explanation:The sea ice cover in the Arctic and the Antarctic hit new record loss for this time of year, marking the smallest polar ice caps in the 38-year satellite record.The disappearing sea ice comes as the planet has marked three years in a row of record-breaking heat, raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of global warming and the need to curb burning of fossil fuels which spew heat-trapping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. The ice floating in the Arctic Ocean grows and shrinks on a seasonal cycle, reaching its largest size in March and its smallest at the end of the summer melt in September.

5.Arrange the following in chronological order

1. Puri—Jagannath temple

2. Meenakshi temple

3. Mahabalipuram temples

4. Qutab Minar

A. 1, 2, 4, 3

B. 1, 4, 2, 3

C. 1, 4, 3, 2

D. 3, 1, 4, 2

Option D Explanations: The city of Mahabalipuram was largely developed by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I in the 7th century AD.Puri jagannath temple was built in the 11th century atop its ruins by the King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva.Qutab Minar is a 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. The later was built between 1623 and 1655 AD.

6.In the Sixth Five-Year Plan, indicates allocations were made in descending order for the following sectors

1. Irrigation and flood control

2. Agriculture and allied programs

3. Village and small industries

4. Power

A. 4, 2, 1, 3

B. 3, 4, 1, 3

C. 2, 4, 1, 3

D. 1, 3, 4, 2

Option A explanation: The Sixth Five Year Plan has been formulated taking into account the achievements and failures of the past three decades of planning, recent economic developments which have a bearing on the growth prospects of the economy in the medium term as well as the vision of the future as reflected in the long term perspective. The removal of poverty is the foremost objective of the Sixth Plan even though it is recognised that given the magnitude of the task, it cannot be accomplished in a short period of five years. Inevitably, the pace of movement towards the long-term objectives of removal of poverty and the achievement of self-reliance and the nature of priorities in the immediate period ahead, are influenced by the current economic situation and the constraints operating in the economic system. It should be recognised that the Sixth Plan is being launched under difficult conditions

7. A person sitting in a bus experiences a jerk, when the bus stops all of a sudden. This is due to

A. Law of inertia

B. Newton’s third law of motion

C. Einstein’s law of relativity

D. None of these

Option A explanations :The law of inertia states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. The law of inertia is sometimes referred to as Newton’s first law of motion.

8. Which among the following is correct ?

(a) Lok Sabha cannot be dissolved before 5 years

(b) Rajya Sabha lasts only for 6 years

(c) Lok Sabha can be dissolved before 5 years

(d) Life of Lok Sabha can be extended indefinitely

Option C explanations: Parliament comprises the President, Lok Sabha, and Rajya Sabha, the Council of States, the Upper House. The first and third have fixed terms of five and six years respectively, the Lok Sabha has a term of five years but can be dissolved earlier.

9.  Consider following statements:

Assertion (A) : In 1946 in Bombay the ratings of the Royal Indian Navy rose in open mutiny against the British.

Reason (R) : The Royal Indian Navy joined the INA

A. A and R both are incorrect

B. A is correct but R is incorrect

C. A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A

D. A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A.

Option B Explanations: The 1946 uprising of the Royal Indian Navy also known as the ‘Bombay mutiny’ is a remarkable example of such a struggle. The then British Raj repressed the upsurge with the support of the privileged sections of India, which now as a fully blown up state establishment with its strings in the hands of big business corporations continuing the cover-up act of that spirited struggle. 

10.Consider the following & choose best option:

Assertion (A) : The revolt of 1857 failed.

 Reason (R) : It lacked adequate organization and military power.

A. Both A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A.

B. Both A and R are correct and R is correct explanation of A

C. A is correct but R is incorrect

D. A is incorrect but R is correct

Option B Explanations: The Indian Rebellion of 1857 is also called the Indian Mutiny, the Sepoy Mutiny, India’s First War of Independence or India’s first struggle for independence. It began on 10 May 1857, as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company’s army.

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