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Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

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26 April 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to deep sea mining, consider the following statements

  1. Sulfide deposits which are found near hydrothermal vents are rich in Iron, Manganese and Aluminium ores
  2. Polymetallic nodules, which are rich in zinc, silver and gold deposits are found in abyssal plains of oceans
  3. Till today no company has got licence to mine sea-bed in any part of the world

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. None

2. Consider the following statements

  1. SpaceX, a subsidiary of NASA aims to colonize Mars in near future
  2. SpaceX recently sent the Dragon cargo ship to the  International space station
  3. Grasshopper is a  Reusable Development Vehicle being tested by NASA in its facilities in USA

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 2  Only

c. 3 Only

d. All

3. With reference to 3D Printing, consider the following statements

  1. It  is a limited type of industrial robot that is capable of carrying out an additive process under computer control.
  2. At present materials not greater than a car can not be created using 3D Printers
  3. It is also called additive manufacturing
  4. To perform a print, the machine reads the design from 3D printable file i.e. a STL file (STereoLithography file)

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1,2  and 3 Only

b. 2 and 4 Only

c. 1, 3 and 4 Only

d. All

4. With reference to Cyber Crimes, consider the following statements

  1.  Section 79 of the Information Technology Act requires social networking sites to inform the users of Computer resources not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information  that is harmful, objectionable, affect minors and unlawful in any way.
  2.  Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is involved in providing basic and advanced training to Law Enforcement Agencies, Forensic labs and judiciary on the procedures and methodology of collecting, analyzing and presenting digital evidence
  3. The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is an organization, set up by the government of India, to frame guidelines related to data security and data privacy to be maintained by Indian companies.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1  Only

b. 2 Only

c. 3 Only

d. None

5. Consider the following statements

  1. Sammakka Sarakka Jathara  is the largest tribal religious congregation in the country
  2. It is held annually in Bastar district of Chattisgarh
  3. This festival is conducted by Koyas, Waddaras and other Indian tribes

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a.   1 and 2 Only

b.  1 and 3 Only

c. 3 Only

d. All

SourcesPIB Features, BBC – S&T

SOLUTIONS – 25 April 2014

1. Solution: a)

Refer PIB features – 4th March, 2014

2. Solution: d)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-24429621

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusion_power#Fuels

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohlraum

3. Solution: c)

http://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/the-transplantation-of-human-organs-amendment-bill-2009-982/

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/organs-transplant-act-notified/article5588655.ece

4. Solution:  b)

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs355/en/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-communicable_disease#Key_NCDs

http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=63087

5. Solution: d)

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27141201

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_Disk_File

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