UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz-8th March 2018

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Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Quiz, Solve it here:


(1) Which of the following is/are correct regarding Tropical Moist Deciduous Forests in India?

1. They are found in the regions which receive between 100-200cm of rainfall

2. They are found on the western slopes of Eastern Ghats

3. On the foothills of northeast Himalayas

Choose the correct code given below:

a) 1 Only

b) 3 and 3 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1 and 3


(2) Which of the following pairs are not correctly matched?

a. Dasht-e-Kavir – Iran

b. Nefud Desert – Saudi Arabia

c. Kharan Desert – Pakistan

d. Dasht-e-Margo – Kazakhstan


(3) When the bark of a tree is removed in a circular fashion all around near its base, it generally dries up and dies because

A. Water from soil cannot rise to aerial parts.

B. Roots are starved of energy

C. Tree is infected by soil microbes

D. Roots do not receive oxygen for respiration


(4) Consider the following statements about national flag:

1. Right to fly National flag is a statutory right of an Indian citizen by the virtue of flag code.

2. Right to fly an Indian flag is an Implied fundamental right within the meaning of Article 19

3. The size of the Ashoka Chakra is not specified in the Flag code.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a. Only 2

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 2 and 3 Only

d. 1 and 3 Only


(5) Arrange the following in Chronological.

i. Second Round Table Conference.

ii. Gandhi lrwin pact

iii. First Round Table Conference

iv. Bhagat Singh, SukhDev and Rajguru executed.

Codes :

A. i ii iii iv

B. ii i iv iii

C. iii ii iv i

D. iii iv i ii


(6) Which of the following fluoro carbons causes global warming?

1. Chloro-fluoro carbons (CFCs)

2. Hydro-fluoro carbons (HFCs)

3. Per-fluoro carbons (PFCs)

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A. 1 and 2 Only

B. 1 and 3 Only

C. 2 and 3 Only

D. 1, 2 and 3


(7) Consider the following about National Commission For Scheduled Caste

a) The commission presents an annual report to the Parliament.

b) It has all the powers of a criminal court trying a suit.

Which of the following are correct?

A. Only a

B. Only b

C. Both a and b

D. Neither a nor b


(8) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) aims towards

1. Social development of Indian Ocean rim region.

2. Enhancing security and protection from piracy.

3. Trade facilitation.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1 and 3 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. 1, 2 and 3


(9) With Reference to the Fourteenth Finance Commission, which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) It has increased the share of States in the central divisible pool from 32 percent to 42 percent

b) It has made recommendations concerning sector-specific grants

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a. Only a

b. Only b

c. Both a and b

d. Neither a nor b


(10) When the Reserve Bank of India announces an increase of the Cash Reserve Rate, what does it mean?

(a) The commercial banks will have less money to lend

(b) The Reserve Bank of India will have less money to lend

(c) The Union Government will have less money to lend

(d) The commercial banks will have more money to lend


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