Daily UPSC MCQs

9TH FEBRUARY ,2021 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS(10 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. With reference to the cultural history of India consider the following pairs:

  1. Parivrajaka Renunciant and Wanderer
  2. Shramana Priest with a high status
  3. Upasaka Lay follower of Buddhism

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

2. With reference to Indian elephants, consider the following statements:

  1. The leader of an elephant group is a female
  2. The maximum gestation period can be 22
  3. An elephant can normally go on calving till the age of 40 years
  4. Among the States in India, the highest elephant population is in

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. Which of the following Protected Areas are located in the Cauvery basin?

  1. Nagarhole National park
  2. Papikonda National park
  3. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
  4. Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

4. With reference to India’s biodiversity, Ceylon frogmouth, Coppersmith barbet, Gray- chinned minivet and White-throated redstart are

 
 
 
 

5. Which one of the following protected areas is well-known for the conservation of a sub-species of the Indian swamp deer (Barasinga) that thrives well in hard ground and is exclusively graminivorous?

 
 
 
 

6. Steel slag can be the material for which of the following?

  1. Construction of base road
  2. Improvement of agricultural soil
  3. Production of cement

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

7. Which of the following are the most likely places to find the musk deer in its natural habitat?

  1. Askot Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Gangotri National Park
  3. Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Manas National Park

Select the correct answer using the code given below

 

 
 
 
 

8. In rural road construction, the use of which of the following is preferred for ensuring environmental sustainability or to reduce carbon footprint?

  1. Copper slag
  2. Cold mix asphalt technology
  3. Geotextiles
  4. Hot mix asphalt technology
  5. Portland cement

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements:

  1. Coal ash contains arsenic, lead and
  2. Coal-fired power plants release sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen into the environment.
  3. High ash content is observed in Indian

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 

 
 
 
 

10. What is the use of biochar in farming?

  1. Biochar can be used as a part of the growing medium in vertical
  2. When biochar is a part of the growing medium, it promotes the growth of nitrogen- fixing
  3. When biochar is a part of the growing medium, it enables the growing medium to retain water for longer

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

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