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Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

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29 April 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to   Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS), consider the following statements

  1. ISRO Navigation Centre (INC) at Byalalu, is the nerve center of the IRNSS Ground Segment.
  2. All of its seven Satellites will be placed in the Geostationary Equatorial orbit
  3. The navigation software for IRNSS is being developed with the help of Russian space agency

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 1 and 3 Only

c. 1 Only

d. All

 

2. Consider the following statements with reference to Pratihara Empire which was in news recently

  1.  The Pratihara Empire started to decline in the early 10th century after it had to face several invasions by the south Indian Rashtrakuta dynasty
  2. Recently terracotta coin moulds for casting coins of King MihiraBhoja, the mightly ruler of the Pratihara dynasty of Kannauj, were excavated near Kannauj
  3. It is said that the discovery of the mint belonging to the Pratihara period is the first of its kind ever found in the country.
  4. The greatest development of Gurjar Pratihara style of temple building took place at Khajuraho.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 4 Only

b. 1  and 3 Only

c. 3 and 4 Only

d.  1,3 and 4 Only

 

3. With reference to Siachen Glacier, consider the following statements

  1. The Siachen Glacier is located in the eastern Zanskar range in the Himalaya Mountains
  2. Operation Meghdoot was the code-name for the Indian Armed Forces operation to capture the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Kashmir region
  3. Melting water from this glacier form Nubra river, a tributary of Jhelum river

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and Only

b. 2  and 3 Only

c. 2 Only

d. None

 

4. With reference to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project, consider the following statements

  1. The corridor which runs through five states is being implemented by India with Japanese assistance
  2.  The ambitious project is funded through only public mode without private participation

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1  Only

b. 2  Only

c. Both

d. None

 

5. Consider the following statements with reference to the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) Programme 

  1. The BRGF Programme is designed to redress regional imbalances in development.
  2. The Development Grants under the BRGF are sent directly to Panchayat Raj institutions to implement schemes decided by them in decentralized way
  3. This programme has been discontinued from 12th plan period

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a.   1  and 2 Only

b.  2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. All

 

SourcesPIB Features and Releases (March)

SOLUTIONS – 28 April 2014

1.

Solution: c)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=103102

2.

Solution: c)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-27171105

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

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

3.

Solution: a)

http://www.mptgoa.com/history.php

4.

Solution: c)

HAL received the “Most Efficient Navratna 2013” award at the fifth Dalai Street Investment Journal Awards night held in New Delhi 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustan_Aeronautics_Limited#Fighter_aircraft

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

5.

Solution: a)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27156185

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