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6TH OCTOBER ,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS ( 10 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. Consider the following statements regarding ‘FOREST PLUS 2.0’

  1. Forest-PLUS 2.0 is a five-year program that focuses on developing tools and techniques to bolster ecosystem management and harnessing ecosystem services in forest landscape management. 
  2. It was initiated in December 2018 after Forest-PLUS completed its five years in 2017. 
  3. The Forest-PLUS focused on capacity building to help India participate in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). 
  4. UNDP and India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) officially launched Forest-PLUS 2.0

which of the following statements given is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements 

  1. It is one of the clean coal technologies and involves the process of converting coal into synthesis gas (also called syngas). 
  2. Syngas is a mixture of hydrogen (H2), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2).

Which of the following statement is/are INCORRECT?

 
 
 
 

3. In the context of solving pollution problems, what is/are the advantage/advantages of the bioremediation technique?

  1. It is a technique for cleaning up pollution by enhancing the same biodegradation

process that occurs in nature.

  1. Any contaminant with heavy metals such as cadmium and lead can be readily and

completely treated by bioremediation using microorganisms.

  1. Genetic engineering can be used to create microorganisms specifically designed for

bioremediation.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements about e-cigarettes

  1. e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco 
  2. they are regulated under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003. 
  3. They are prohibited in India 

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements 

  1. He established the Indian National Committee for Space Research in 1962, which was later, renamed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). 
  2. He also founded the Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association
  3. He had worked on India’s first satellite ‘Aryabhata 
  4. After the death of physicist Homi Bhabha in 1966, he was appointed chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India 

The following statements refer to 

 
 
 
 

6. With reference to the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), consider the following statements:

  1. IRNSS has three Satellites in geostationary and four satellites the geosynchronous orbits.
  2. IRNSS covers entire India and about 5500 sq. km beyond its borders.
  3. India will have its own satellite navigation system with full global coverage by the middle of 2019.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

7. The terms ‘entanglement’ and ‘superposition’ often in news are related to 

 
 
 
 

8. With reference to ‘fuel cells’ in which hydrogen-rich fuel and oxygen are used to generate electricity, consider the following statements:

  1. If pure hydrogen is used as a fuel, the fuel cell emits heat and water as by-products.
  2. Fuel cells can be used for powering buildings and not for small devices like laptop

computers.

  1. Fuel cells produce electricity in the form of Alternating Current (AC).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

9. Recently Aryan invasion theory related to declining of the Indus valley Civilization has been challenged by new studies. This theory is given by

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following

  1. bow 
  2. tiger 
  3. fish (carp)

These political emblems were popularly used during 

 
 
 
 

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