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MARCH 27 2017

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1.Consider the following statements about River as judicial person

  1. The delhi High Court declared the rivers indus and Ganga as legal or juridical persons.
  2. Enjoys all the rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.

Which of these are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Option B Explanations: In a recent judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court declared the rivers Yamuna and Ganga as legal or juridical persons, enjoying all the rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.Indian courts have granted this status to temple deities, religious books, corporations, etc., but it is for the first time that an element of the natural environment has been declared a legal person

2.Which of the following about Indo us civil nuclear dealis correct:

Assertion (A):Indo US civil nuclear deal was done last year to provide india technology for the civil use of nuclear science like energy production.

Reason (R) :NPT, constitutional provision of sovereignty, technology, changing regime in US are big hurdle to it.

 

 

A. Both A and R are true & R is correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not correct explanation

C.A is true but R is false

D.A is false but R is true

Option A Explanations :Indo US civil nuclear deal was done last year to provide india technology for the civil use of nuclear science like energy production.Japan has also done nuclear deal with which will be first of its outside NPT deal.NPT, constitutional provision of sovereignty, technology, changing regime in US are big hurdle to it.

3.Recently UNWTO is in news.What is it all about?

A. Union of Non Working Treaty Organisation

B. United Nations World Trade Organisation

C. United Nations World tourism orhanisation

D. None of these

Option C Explanations :The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Madrid headquartered U.N. agency which promotes responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism, sees India as a safe country for tourists.Biggest hurdle in india is about safety and visa procedure for foreigner do indian government should work toward it.

4. NTCA is associated with__:

A. Project 2030

B.Project Tiger

C. Project 2020

D.None of these

Option B Explanations :Project tiger is first of its kind project that focused on tiger conservation and statutory body for this conservation is national tiger conservation authority [NTCA].

5. Which of the following is correct?

  1. Dhruv is the indigenously developed advanced light helicopter (ALH).

  2. It is developed by the Hindustan aeronautics limited [HAL}

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. neither 1 nor 2

Option C Explanations : Both are correct

6.Helium is used for respiration in deep water instead of nitrogen because

A. It is heavier than nitrogen

B. It is lighter than nitrogen

C. It mixes less in blood than nitrogen

D. It helps oxygen burn more quickly

Option C explanations : self explanatory

7.In a fluorescent tube which of the following components are found ?

A. Mercury vapour

B. Argon and carbon dioxide

C. Helium and oxygen

D. Argon and neon

Option A Explanations :

8.For artificial insemination the semen of a bull should be stored in

A. Cold water

B. Ice

C. Liquid nitrogen

D.  Liquid oxygen

Option C

9. Which of the following are the sources of renewable energy?.

1. Geo-thermal energy
2. Biofuels
3. Biomass energy
4. Nuclear energy
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
A. 1 and 3 only
B. 1, 2 and 3 only
C. 2 and 4 only
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Option B Explanations : Renewable source of energy: Renewable sources are those which can be generated continuously in nature and are inexhaustible.Following are the non-renewable sources -fossil fuels (coal, petroleum etc),Uranium (statement 4 incorrect) ,Thorium.

10.Consider the following statements regarded to Bio-chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD):

1. It is the amount of oxygen needed by aerobic micro organisms to break down organic material present in a given water sample.
2. Higher level of BOD indicates lower pollution level of the water.
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

Option A Explanations : Statement 1 is correct Biochemical oxygen demand is the amount of dissolved oxygen needed (i. e.,demanded) by aerobic micro organisms to break down organic material present in a given water sample at certain temperature over a specific time period.Statement 2 is incorrect. Higher the BOD, higher is the pollution level in the water. The amount of BOD in the water is an indicator of the level of pollution. If too much organic matter is added to the water all the available oxygen is used up. This causes fish and other forms of oxygen dependent aquatic life to die.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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