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16-11-2021 MCQs Test

1. Consider the following statements about the National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA):

  1. It is headed by a Government of India Secretary-rank officer.
  2. It will replace the existing National Water Development Agency (NWDA).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. The idea of Inter-Linking of Rivers Programme was first suggested by:

 
 
 
 

3. In India, an Ombudsman is appointed to resolve grievances in the following sectors:

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 45 and Article 39 (f) of Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) has a provision for state-funded as well as equitable and accessible education.
  2. The 42nd Amendment to the Constitution in 1976 moved education from the State to the Concurrent List.
  3. The 86th Amendment in 2002 made education an enforceable right under Article 21-A.

Which of the above statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about the Central Bureau of Investigation:

  1. It comes under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. It has jurisdiction to investigate offences pertaining to 69 Central laws, 18 State Acts and 231 offences in the IPC.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. What are Near-Earth Objects (NEOs)?

  1. They are comets and asteroids pushed by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits.
  2. These objects are composed mostly of water ice with embedded dust particles.
  3. NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Study (CNEOS) determines the times and distances of these objects, when their approach to the Earth is close, through the Asteroid Watch Widget.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

7. Recently, a highly contagious virus named Norovirus has been detected in:

 
 
 
 

8. What is Norovirus?

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about Butterflies:

  1. These are insects from the order Lepidoptera of phylum Arthropoda which also includes moths.
  2. The butterfly acts as an indicator species.
  3. It acts as a pollinator by helping in pollination and conserving several species of plants.

Which of the above statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

10. Cyberbullying include/s:

 
 
 
 
Is fire hot or cold?