20th February- UPSC Prelims Static+NCERT Syllabus Quiz

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Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Quiz, Solve it here: https://goo.gl/1Ta2pj

(1) Why does the west coast of India have more ports than the east coast?

1. West coast is coast of submergence (except Malabar Coast) while east coast is an emergent coast.

2. Because of high tides on the west coast.

3. West Rivers form estuaries and eastern rivers form delta.

Which of the above statement are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3


(2) Which of the following statements is/are true regarding the formation of the Indian National Congress in 1885:

1. The government was concerned about the formation of Irish type agitations

2. The nationalist demands in the initial days were like- reduction of military expenditure; Indianization of Government services and no reduction of import duties on textile products

3. Vernacular Press Act were also opposed by the INC in the early
days of its formation

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 2 and 3 Only

d. All are correct


(3) Equator passes through which of the following capitals?

A. Brazzaville

B. Nairobi

C. Bogota

D. Quito


(4) Constitution empowers the Parliament to make laws on any matter enumerated in the State List in the following circumstances

a) When Rajya Sabha Passes a Resolution

b) During National Emergency

c) When States Make a Request

d) To Implement International Agreements

e) During President’s Rule

Which of the following are correct?

a. a, b, c and e

b. a, b and d

c. a, c and e

d. All


(5) Consider the following:

i. Vinaya Pitaka regulates monastic life and the daily affairs of monks and nuns according to rules attributed to the Buddha.

ii. Sutta Pitaka pleads for protection of cattle, declaring them to be
givers of Annada(food), Vannada (Beauty) and ukhada(happiness)

A. Only i is correct

B. Only ii is correct

C. Both i and ii are correct

D. Neither i nor ii is correct


(6) With reference to the natural vegetation of India, consider the following statements:

1. Deodar is a coniferous tree found in Himalaya.

2. Shola forests are found mainly on the upper reaches of Himalaya.

3. Teak and Sal are found in the moist deciduous forest.

4. The largest area of mangrove forest in the world is in Sundarbans in the west Bengal.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 and 3 Only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 3 and 4


(7) Who is the the ex-officio chairman of the Indian Parliamentary Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union?

A. President

B. Vice President

C. Prime Minister

D. Speakers


(8) Which one of the following term describes the process of using microbes to treat areas of land or sea that have been contaminated by pesticides, oil or solvents?

a. Ammonification

b. Bioremediation

c. Eutrophication

d. Nitrification


(9) Ultrasound can be used in which of the following cases?

1. To measure speed of underwater objects in SONAR.

2. To detect cracks and flaws in metal blocks.

3. To breakdown small stones in kidneys.

4. To clean parts located in hardto- reach places

Select the correct answer using the
code given below.

a. 1, 2 and 3 Only

b. 3 and 4 Only

c. 1 and 2 Only

d. 1, 2, 3 and 4


(10) Which one of the following deficits is used in the calculation of the twin/double deficit of an economy?

1. Current account deficit

2. Fiscal deficit

3. Primary deficit

Select the correct answer using the
codes given below

(a) 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 1 and 3

(d) All of these


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