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Q.1 Recently which among the following sweets get Geographical Indication tag ?

1. Jainagar-er moa

2. Sarpuria

3. Sitabhog

4. Mihidana

Choose the answer from the code given below:

A) 1,3,4

B) 2,3,4

C) Only 2 & 3

D) 1,2,3,4

Ans. D

It is given to products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In India, GI registration is governed by the Geographical Indications of goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.


Q.2 Custom duty on non-edible oils has been reduced to encourage soaps & oleochemicals. What are Oleochemicals ?

1. These are the chemicals derived from the Plant products

2. They are analogous to petrochemicals derived from petroleum.

Which among the above are correct ?

A) Only 1

B) Only 2

C) Both are correct

D) Both are incorrect

Ans. B

These are the chemicals derived from the Plant products & animal fats.


Q.3 Recently for which of the following reasons Chettinad saree got Indian Handloom tag ?

1. It is characterised by its silk-like texture, contrasting border and body colours with intricate designs along the border

2. It has unique pattern with bold checks, stripes and contrasting hues

Which of the statement(s) is/are correct ?

A) Only 1

B) Only 2

C) Both are correct

D) Both are incorrect

Ans. C

Chettinad cotton saree is also known as “kandaangi”. It is the traditional sari of the Chettinad region in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu.


Q.4 In which among the following countries Zika virus is prevalent ?

1. Colombia

2. Equador

3. El Salvador

4. Jamaica

5. Brazil

Which among the above are correct ?

A) 1,3,4

B) 2,3,4

C) 1,2,3,5

D) 1,2,3,4,5


Zika virus is not contagious but it is mainly transmitted by daytime-active Aedes aegypti mosquitoes after it bites someone infected with the virus and transmit it by biting another human.


Q.5 With reference to the Science & technology, what is Dendroid ?

A) It is the breakthrough in the science & technology providing high speed to Android users

B) It is the malware campaign that is targeting Android users

C) It is the software that protects the android phones from virus

D) None of the above

Ans. B


Q.6 With reference to the recently discovered gravitational waves, consider the following statements :

1.Cosmic Inflation is the expansion of space in the early universe at a rate much faster than the speed of light

2. B-mode is a twisting or ‘curl’ pattern in the polarized orientations of the ancient light

3. Cosmic Microwave Backgroud consists of only of magnetic fields that permeates the universe

Which among the above is/are correct ?

A) 1 & 3

B) 2 & 3

C) 1 & 2

D) 1,2,3

Ans. C

Cosmic Microwave Background consists of electric & magnetic fields that permeates the universe


Q.7 Which of the following statements correctly denotes Bio-fortification ?

A) Enrichment of the nutrient quality of the soil using biological agents

B) Breeding crops to increase their nutritional values

C) Inrcrease of organo-metallic compounds in the organism through energy flow in an ecosystem

D) Adoption of genetic variable plants for breeding of high yielding plants

Ans. B


Q.8 Which one of the following plants is popularly grown along the road for absorbing vehicular pollutants?

A) Nerium

B) Neem

C) Bourgainvillea

D) Callotropis

Ans. C