2-7-2021 MCQs Test

1. Consider the following statements about the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB):

  1. It is a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  2. It aims to build up best management systems that would match the best global practices in promotion and funding of basic research.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs):

  1. They are an agricultural extension centre in India, usually associated with a local agricultural university.
  2. These centres serve as the ultimate link between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and farmers and aim to apply agricultural research in a practical, localized setting.
  3. All KVKs fall under the jurisdiction of one of the 11 Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes (ATARIs) throughout India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. With reference to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), consider the following statements:

  1. It is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication.
  2. India never got elected as a member of ITU Council.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

4. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the G20?

  1. It is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union, with representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
  2. Its permanent secretariat is in Vienna.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements:

  1. Brown hydrogen is produced using coal where the emissions are released to the air.
  2. Grey hydrogen is produced from natural gas where the associated emissions are released to the air.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. Which of the following is/are part of Ex situ conservation?

  1. Gene Banks
  2. Seed Banks
  3. Wildlife sanctuaries
  4. National parks

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The ‘Nodal Ministry’ in the central government for the management of natural disasters is the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  2. Disaster Management Act, 2005 calls for the establishment of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with the Prime Minister as chairperson.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements about the Kalbeliya dance:

  1. It is a folk dance of Chhattisgarh.
  2. It is almost exclusively performed by females.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about the current account deficit:

  1. It indicates that a country is importing more than it is exporting.
  2. It implies the economy is becoming uncompetitive and the exchange rate relatively overvalued.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements:

  1. India is not a member of International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
  2. As of now, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has 189 member countries, while International Development Association (IDA)  has 173.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 
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