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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events


8 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to  Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares (PNCPS), consider the following statements

  1. These are  type of preferred stock that has no maturity date
  2. Recently union cabinet agreed to convert these shares held by India in various public sector banks into equities
  3. Converting them to equity ensures adequate Tier-I capital in public sector banks

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 2 and 3  Only

d. None


2. Consider the following statements

  1. An ice sheet is a thick, floating slab of ice that forms where a glacier or ice flows down a coastline
  2. Ice shelves cover less than 50,000 square kilometers and usually feed a series of glaciers around its edges
  3. An Ice Cap is mass of glacier ice that covers the land surrounding it and is greater than 50,000 kilometers (20,000 miles) wide. An ice cap is also known as a continental glacier

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. None


3. With reference to Copernicus space programme, consider the following statements

  1. It is a NASA project that is being procured with European Space Agency help
  2. It pulls together all Earth-monitoring data, from space and the ground
  3. It is expected to be invaluable to scientists studying climate change

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 2 and 3  Only

c. 1 and 2 Only

d. All


4. With reference to Progeria, consider  the following statements 

  1. It is an extremely rare genetic disorder of extreme dementia
  2. It usually affects aged people
  3. There is no treatment yet for this disorder

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2  Only

b. 2 and 3  Only

c.  3 Only

d. All


5. Consider the following statements with reference to Bio-Energy Carbon Capture and Storage (Beccs)

  1. It is a greenhouse gas mitigation technology 
  2. It has been recognized by IPCC  as a key technology for reaching low carbon dioxide atmospheric concentration targets.
  3. This technology  intercepts the release of CO2 into the atmosphere and redirect it into geological storage locations such as undergrounds

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a.   1   Only

b.  2  Only

c.  3 Only

d. None

SourcesBBC – Science, Environment and Technology

SOLUTIONS – 7 May 2014


Solution: c)


Solution: b)


Solution: a)


Solution: a)