Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Cognitive technologies?

  1. Cognitive technologies are products of the field of artificial intelligence. They are able to perform tasks that only humans used to be able to do.
  2. Cognitive technologies can automate work by augmenting workers or by replacing them. 

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2   

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Rubella is a contagious viral infection best known by its distinctive red rash. 
  2. Rubella is caused by the same virus causing measles and rubella is as severe as measles.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2   

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

 

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the post of the Chief Secretary:

  1. The chief secretary is the administrative head of the state administration and is appointed by the President. 
  2. His job is not a professional one and he can be called a part of the process of democratic government.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2   

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)is an important partner in implementing the CBD programme of work on incentive measures, and in particular its work on valuation.
  2. It is managed by the United Nations Environment Programme, as part of its Green Economy Initiative (GEI), that seeks to draw attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2   

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Q5. ‘H5N1’ is a type of influenza virus that causes a highly infectious, severe respiratory disease. It is also called

(a) Swine flu

(b) Type C influenza

(c) Type D influenza

(d) Bird flu

 

 

Q6. With reference to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, consider the following statements:

  1. It was set up as an attached office of the Department of Pharmaceuticals.
  2. Its major objective is to implement and enforce the provisions of the Drugs Price Control Order,2013, in accordance with the powers delegated to it.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2   

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Q7. ‘Kamchatka’ is a peninsula located in the northeastern part of

(a) China   

(b) USA

(c) Canada

(d) Russia 

 

 

Q8. A Kibble balance or watt balance, sometimes seen in the news, is used to measure which one of the following parameters?

(a) Weight  

(b) Power

(c) Pressure

(d) Voltage

 

Q9. National River Linking Project (NRLP) envisages the transfer of water from water ‘surplus’ basins where there is flooding to water ‘deficit’ basins where there is drought/scarcity, through inter-basin water transfer projects. Which one among the following is INCORRECT with respect to impact of National River Linking Project (NRLP)?

(a) Interlinking of rivers will lead to destruction of forests, wetlands and local water bodies, which are major groundwater recharge mechanisms.

(b) Due to interlinking of rivers, there will be decrease in the amount of fresh water entering seas and this will cause a serious threat to the marine life.

(c) Due to transfer of large amount of water from one river basin to another might lead to Thermal Pollution.

(d) It causes massive displacement of people. Huge burden on the government to deal with the issue of rehabilitation of displaced people.

 

Q10.  Consider the following statements with respect to Eurasian Otter which was recently spotted in the Chilika Lake?

  1. It has been enlisted as Near Threatened in IUCN Red List.
  2. In India, the species is distributed in the Himalayan foothills, southern Western Ghats and the central Indian landscape.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2   

(d) Neither 1 nor 2