Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #7

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1. Consider the folowing statements about Thermal Batteries:
1. Unlike conventional batteries, thermal batteries use temperature differences to produce energy
2. Telangana is the first state to inaugurate a thermal battery plant in India
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

2.  Consider the following statements about Kuttanad Region in Kerala:
1. It is the only site in India identified as ‘Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems’ by FAO
2. The practice of below mean sea-level farming is unique to this region.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements about Curiosity Rover:
1. It is the mission of the European Space Agency to study the habitability of Mars.
2. One of the key discoveries of the mission is the evidence of microbes in the Martian atmosphere.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

4. Which of the following can lead to the increase in the Repo rate announced by the RBI?
1. Rise in retail inflation
2. Rise in MSPs
3. Loan waivers
4. Less liquidity among banks
a. 1, 2, 3, 4
b. 2, 3, and 4 only
c. 1, 2, and 3 only
d. 2 and 3 only

5. Consider the following statements about Ebola:
1. It is a hemorrhagic fever caused by Virus.
2. The first outbreak of this disease happened in the Amazon region in South America.
3. Human-Human transmission of this disease is possible.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

6. Consider the following statements about the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha:
1. Both of them can only exercise casting vote while presiding the house.
2. Both of them are elected through the system of indirect election to the parliament
Which of the statement(s) is/ are
not true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Answers:

1. a
World’s first-ever thermal plant was set up in Andhra Pradesh.
This plant aims to create a new energy storage form that is expected to have commercial applications, while also maintaining a low carbon footprint, and being less dependent on external factors like weather.

2. b
GIAHS sites in India-
Saffron Heritage of Kashmir, India, 2011.
Koraput Traditional Agriculture, India, 2012.
Kuttanad Below Sea Level Farming System, India, 2013.

3.  d
It is the misson of NASA
In 2014, the rover detected a background level of atmospheric methane and observed a tenfold increase in methane over a two-month period. The finding generated a lot of interest as methane can be produced by living
organisms or by chemical reactions between rock and water, for example.

4. c
Repo rate decreases when there is less liquidity among banks.

5.  c
It was first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a village near the Ebola River, from which it takes its name.

6.  b
The Vice- President of India is the ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha.



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