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02-09-2021 MCQs Test

1. Consider the following statements about the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS):

  1. It was adopted in 1982 to establish jurisdictional limits over the ocean areas.
  2. The convention defines distance of 12 nautical miles from the baseline as Territorial Sea limit and a distance of 200 nautical miles distance as Exclusive Economic Zone limit.
  3. India became a signatory to the UNCLOS in 1982.

Which of the above statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about the South China Sea:

  1. It is an arm of western Pacific Ocean in Southeast Asia.
  2. It is south of China, east & south of Vietnam, west of the Philippines and north of the island of Borneo.
  3. The Paracel Islands, the Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal are the most important in this region.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 
 
 
 

3. What is the National Register of Citizens (NRC)?

 
 
 
 

4. What is BharatNet Project?

  1. It is the world’s largest urban broadband connectivity programme.
  2. The project is being funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

5. What is National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)?

  1. It was launched in October 2011 and renamed Bharat Net Project in 2015.
  2. Its aim was to provide broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

6. What is Collegium System?

  1. It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that was introduced by an Act of Parliament.
  2. The Supreme Court collegium is headed by the Chief Justice of India and comprises four other senior-most judges of the court.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

7. What is e-GOPALA?

  1. It provides a platform to farmers in the country for managing cow slaughter.
  2. It is managed by Ministry of Agriculture.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

8. What is the National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB)?

  1. It is hence a statutory body.
  2. It was founded by Dr Verghese Kurien.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

9. What is West Nile Virus (WNV)?

  1. Birds are the natural hosts of the West Nile virus.
  2. It is commonly found in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and West Asia.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

10. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research – Asia Pacific (WHITRAP)?

  1. It is an autonomous institution at the service of member states and associate members of UNESCO.
  2. It provides services to States Parties to the 1972 World Heritage Convention in the Asia-Pacific region.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 
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