27-5-2021 MCQs Test

1. Consider the following statements about the Technology Development Board:

  1. It is a statutory body established by an act of Parliament, Technology Development Board Act, 1995.
  2. It comprises of 21 Board members.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 
 
 
 

2. With reference to the Paediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS-TS), consider the following statements:

  1. It is known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), is a rare condition associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  2. It occurs approximately four to six weeks after mild or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 
 
 
 

3. What is the ‘corpse flower’ (or Carrion flower)?

 
 
 
 

4. Which of the following statements are correct about the Lakshadweep?

  1. Amindivi Islands are the southernmostwhile Minicoy island is the northernmost.
  2. All are tiny islands of coral origin (Atoll) and are surrounded by fringing reefs.
  3. Pitti island, which is uninhabited, has a bird sanctuary.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

5. T.K. Viswanathan committee is related to:

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about the Buddha Purnima:

  1. It is considered a ‘triple-blessed day’ – as Tathagata Gautam Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and MahaParnirvana.
  2. Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar,is the location where Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements:

  1. A supermoon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closest to the Earth while the Moon is full.
  2. As the Moon orbits the Earth, there is a point of time when the distance between the two is the least called the apogee.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow.
  2. During Total Lunar Eclipse, the whole of the lunar disc enters the Earth’s umbra, so the Moon appears reddish.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

9. Which of the following pair/s is/are correctly matched?

  1. Diseases caused by viruses: Mumps, measles and rubella.
  2. Diseases caused by bacteria: Syphilis, Anthrax
  3. Diseases caused by Parasite: Malaria, African trypanosomiasis

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about the Minamata Convention:

  1. It is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury and its compounds.
  2. India has not ratified the Convention.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 
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