Test: National - 2 (2016 - 2011)


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QUESTION: 1

A recent movie titled ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is based on the biography of

[2016]

Solution:

(i) ‘The Man who knew infinite’ is a biographical movie of Indian Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel) and his association with British mathematician GH Hardy. Ramanujan was a self-taught (autodidatic) Mathematician- born and died in Madras Presidency.
(ii) He, who after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he became a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy.

QUESTION: 2

Recently, which of the following States has explored the possibility of constructing an artificial inland port to be connected to sea by a long navigational channel?

[2016]

Solution:

(i) The Rajasthan government is exploring ways to develop an artificial inland port in Jalore by bringing in Arabian Sea water into Rajasthan through Gujarat. If implemented, Rajasthan will become accessible by water transport and will be able to shed the tag of a landlocked state.
(ii) Rajasthan wants to develop artificial inland shipping port at Jalore, it’ll be connected to the Arabian Sea by developing a channel along the Kutch Creek.

QUESTION: 3

Recently, linking of which of the following rivers was undertaken?

[2016]

Solution:

(i) India took a step forward in its ambitious but long-pending goal to interlink major rivers to form a national water grid. The Pattiseema project lifts flood water from the river Godavari and pumps it into the Polavaram right canal that empties into the river Krishna in Vijayawada.
(ii) Andhra Pradesh Government is interlinking Krishna Godavari rivers through the Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme.

QUESTION: 4

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014 was given to which one of the following?

[2015]

Solution:

Indian space agency ISRO was conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014 in recognition of its contribution in strengthening international cooperation in peaceful use of outer space.

QUESTION: 5

Which one of the following was given classical language status recently?

[2015]

Solution:

Odia (Odiya) language on 20 February 2014 became the sixth language of the country to get classical language' status after the Union Cabinet approved it. Odia is billed as the first language from the Indo-Aryan linguistic group and the case for making it a classical language was also premised on the fact that it has no resemblance to Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali and Telugu. With this, Odia came into the same league as Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, which have already been conferred the classical language status.

QUESTION: 6

The endeavour of ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana’ Programme is
1. to promote institutional deliveries
2. to provide monetary assistance to the mother to meet the cost of delivery
3. to provide for wage loss due to pregnancy and confinement
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[2012]

Solution:

The endeavour of Janani Suraksha Yojana programme are:
(i) to promote institutional deliveries
(ii) to provide monetary assistance to the mother to meet the cost of delivery.

QUESTION: 7

How does the National Rural Livelihood Mission seek to improve livelihood options of rural poor?
1. By setting up a large number of new manufacturing industries and agribusiness centres in rural areas
2. By strengthening ‘self-help groups’ and providing skill development
3. By supplying seeds, fertilizers, diesel pump-sets and micro-irrigation equipment free of cost to farmers
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[2012]

Solution:

National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is one of the flagship programs of Government of India with the focus on self-employment by reaching out to Self Help Groups, The mission aims to reach out to all the rural poor families (BPL families) and link them to sustainable livelihoods opportunities through Skill development and other supports. It will nurture them to come out of poverty and enjoy a decent quality of life.

QUESTION: 8

With reference to National Rural Health Mission, which of the following are the jobs of ‘ASHA’, a trained community health worker? 
1. Accompanying women to the health facility for antenatal care checkup
2. Using pregnancy test kits for early detection of pregnancy
3. Providing information on nutrition and immunization
4. Conducting the delivery of baby
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[2012]

Solution:

Conducting the delivery of baby is not the work of ASHA.

QUESTION: 9

Graphene is frequently in news recently. What is its importance?
1. It is a two-dimensional material and has good electrical conductivity.
2. It is one of the thinnest but strongest materials tested so far.
3. It is entirely made of silicon and has high optical transparency.
4. It can be used as ‘conducting electrodes’ required for touch screens, LCDs and organic LEDs.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[2012]

Solution:

Graphene is a two-dimensional material and has good electrical conduction. It is one of the thinnest but strongest materials tested so far. It can be used for conducting electrodes required for touch screens, LCDs and organic LEDs.

QUESTION: 10

In the union budget 2011-12, a full exemption from the basic customs duty was extended to the bio-based asphalt (bioasphalt). What is the importance of this material ?
1. Unlike traditional asphalt, bio-asphalt is not based on fossil fuels.
2. Bioasphalt can be made from non-renewable resources.
3. Bioasphalt can be made from organic waste materials.
4. It is eco-friendly to use bioasphalt for surfacing of the roads.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[2011]

Solution:

It is based on renewable resources like sugar, molasses, rice, corn and potato starches.