14-5-2021 MCQs Test

1. Consider the following statements about the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme:

  1. These are issued by the Reserve Bank of India on behalf of the Government of India.
  2. The investors will be compensated at a fixed rate of 2.50% per annum payable semi-annually on the nominal value.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. With reference to the S-400 TRIUMF, consider the following statements:

  1. It has a much larger air defence bubble to knock off threats.
  2. It is a mobile, surface-to-surface missile system (SAM) designed by the USA.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. Who are protected under Article 311?

  1. Civil service of the Union
  2. All India Service
  3. Defence Personnel

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4. What is Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)?

  1. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is implementing MIDH with effect from 2014-15.
  2. Under MIDH, Government of India (GoI) contributes 60% of total outlay for developmental programmes in all the states except states in North East and Himalayas.

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5. Consider the following statements about the World Food Prize:

  1. It is presented by the World Food Prize Foundation which has over 80 companies, individuals, etc. as donors.
  2. It is open for any individual without regard to race, religion, nationality or political beliefs.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. With reference to the Arctic Council, consider the following statements:

  1. It was formally established in 1996 and the first country to chair it was Canada.
  2. Its chairmanship rotates every year among the Arctic States.
  3. It does notenforce its guidelines, assessments, or recommendations. That responsibility belongs to the individual Arctic States or international bodies.

Which of the above statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

7. What is Public Distribution System?

  1. It was established under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
  2. It is operated under the joint responsibility of the Central and the State Governments.

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8. What is the Spike Protein?

  1. It is a protein that protrudes from the surface of a coronavirus, like the spikes of a crown or corona hence called ‘coronavirus’.
  2. It attaches itself to a human enzyme, called the ACE2 receptor, before going to enter the cell and make multiple copies of itself.

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9. With reference to the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), consider the following statements:

  1. It is implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  2. The ministry will identify those athletes who are potential medal winners in Olympics and Paralympics.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 
 
 
 

10. What is Iron Dome?

  1. It is a mobile all-weather air defence system developed by Israel to intercept and destroy short-range rockets (in mid-air) and artillery shells fired from short distances.
  2. It got financial and technical support from the United States.

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