23-12-2021 MCQs Test

10 Questions

1. Consider the following statements about the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB):

  1. It was established on the recommendations of the Lokur Committee.
  2. It monitors, coordinates and implements the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project in the year 2009.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. What is Chillai Kalan?

  1. It is the local name given to intense cold waves in Kashmir, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. It is the 60-day period of harsh winter.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

3. What is Winter Solstice?

 
 
 
 

4. What are Equinoxes?

  1. There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun.
  2. There are two equinoxes namely Vernal and Autumnal.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about the Indian Flapshell turtle:

  1. It is commonly found in South Asian countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  2. It is omnivorous and its diet consists of frogs, snails and even some aquatic vegetation
  3. It is listed under Schedule (I) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Which of the above statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. There are five species in Indian waters like Leatherback, Loggerhead, Hawksbill, Green and Olive Ridley.
  2. The Hawksbill turtle is listed as ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Transparency International since 1996.
  2. It is based upon the organisation’s own assessment of the countries’ press freedom records in the current year.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Compassionate Appointment is a social security scheme launched by the Government.
  2. It grants appointment to a dependent family member on a compassionate basis when a government servant dies while in service or retires on medical grounds.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements regarding Composition of Departmentally-related standing committees (DRSCs):

  1. Each DRSC now has 31 members — 10 from Lok Sabha and 31 from Rajya Sabha, to be nominated by Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha chairman, respectively.
  2. They are appointed for a maximum period of one year.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements regarding Mekedatu multipurpose project:

  1. It involves building a balancing reservoir, near Kanakapura in Ramanagara district in Karnataka.
  2. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 9,000 crore.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 
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