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Target 2017 [Prelims]: Mock Test-22 [Question Paper]

Mock Test Series 2017: Mock Test- 22
1.  Currently, India is a signatory to which of the following?
  1. Hague Convention
  2. Refugee Convention
  3. Marrakesh Treaty
 Select the correct option from codes given below:
2. Currently, the Price Stabilisation Fund is used in handling the price of:
  1. Pulses
  2. Onion
  3. Potato
Select the correct option from codes given below:
3. The term TRAPPIST-1, which was frequently in news, is a newly discovered:
4. Which of the following statements is correct about the Shaala Darpan Project?
5. The recently launched “SWIFT” initiative of the government aims to:
6.  Consider the following statements about the DRR Dhan 45, a rice variety developed by Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR):
  1. It is a genetically modified (gm) food crop 
  2. It acts as a supplement to reduce magnesium deficiency 
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
7. India’s first East Coast Economic Corridor extends from:
8. The Index of Economic Freedom is an annual index and ranking published by the:
9. The term “Hangzhou Consensus” sometimes seen in news, is associated to which of the following groups/organizations?
10. Which of the following countries is not among the "Plus Three" members of ASEAN Plus Three?
11.     India is the founding member for:
  1. East Asia Summit (EAS)
  2. South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  3. International Criminal Court
  Select the correct option from codes given below:
12. The Yettinahole project, which was frequently in news due to environmental issues, is an ambitious project of which state government?
13. The mega cultural festival “India by the Nile” is organised in which country?
14.   Consider the following statements about the Samba rice variety, which was frequently in news:
  1. This rice variety is grown extensively in the north-eastern states of India
  2. It is known for shorter growing season in comparison to other rice varieties
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
15. Consider the following statements about the Global Initiative for Academics Network (GIAN):
  1. It is initiative under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development
  2. It aims to facilitate the partnership between Higher Education Institutions of India and other foreign universities
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
16. The term Zealandia, which was frequently in news, is a newly discovered:
17.  Consider the following statements about IMPRINT INDIA:
  1. It is an Inter Ministerial Group
  2. It aims to solve major engineering and technology challenges in India
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
18.  Which of the following States/UTs are involved in the Cauvery water dispute?
  1. Karnataka
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Kerala
  4. Puducherry
 Select the correct option from codes given below:
19. Consider the following summits with places where they were held:
  1. ASEAN 2016 Summit→ Laos
  2. NAM 2016 Summit→ Venezuela
  3. SAARC 2016 Summit→ Bangladesh
Which of the above are correct?
20.    Consider the following statements about Seaweeds:
  1. They are macrophytic algae
  2. They grow in the shallow waters
  3. India is the largest producer of Seaweeds in the World
   Which of the above statements is/are correct?
21. Which country has recently signed an agreement with India to set up integrated irradiation centres in India to reduce agricultural losses?
22. Consider the following Inter-State river water disputes with states to which they are associated:
  1. Tungabhadra river water dispute→ Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
  2. Bhavani river water dispute→ Kerala and Tamil Nadu
  3. Mahadayi river water dispute→ Karnataka and Goa
Which of the above are correct?
23. The terms Abhay, HUMSA-UG, NACS and AIDSS, which were recently in news, are:
24. The recently concluded Marrakesh Accords provides definitions for which of the following LULUCF activities that help to meet the emission targets?
  1. Forest management
  2. Cropland management
  3. Grazing land management
  4. Revegetation
Select the correct option from codes given below:
25.   Consider the following statements about the National Health Policy 2017:
  1. It aims to increase public healthcare expenditure to 2.5 percent of GDP 
  2. It proposes to increase life expectancy from 67.5 to 70 years by 2025
  3. It aims at reduction of total fertility rate (TFR) to 2.1 at national and sub-national level by 2025
   Which of the above statements is/are correct?
26.   Consider the following statements about the TanSat:
  1. It is the first Pico-satellite developed in India
  2. It aims at monitoring carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
27. Which country has recently launched the world's longest quantum communication line?
28.  Consider the following statements about Mission Fingerling:
  1. It is an initiative of Ministry of Agriculture
  2. It aims at holistic development and management of fisheries production
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
29.    Consider the following pairs:
  1. Montreux Record→ Wetland Sites
  2. Berne Convention→ Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
  3. Basel Convention→ Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes 
    Which of the above is/are correct?
30.    Consider the following statements about the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES):
  1. The project will be monitored by an Empowered Committee chaired by the Commerce Secretary
  2. The Central Government will bear the 100 % funding for the infrastructure projects under the scheme
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
31. Recently, the Central Government proposed setting up of Four Border Haats in Mizoram to facilitate border trade with which country?
32.   Consider the following statements about the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016:
  1. The new E-waste rules added Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury containing lamps
  2. The new rules provides for a separate Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO)
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
33.     Identify the fauna with the help of given information:
  1. It is endemic to the Indian subcontinent and has been listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List 
  2. About 75% of its global population resides in the Thar landscape
  3. It is often found associated in the same habitat as blackbuck
    Select the correct answer from options given below:
34.   Consider the following statements about the Logistic Efficiency Enhancement Programme (LEEP):
  1. The programme has been started under the ambitious Bharatmala Pariyojana 
  2. It aims to enhance the freight transportation in India 
  3. The programme is funded by the World Bank 
   Which of the above statements is/are correct?
35.    Identify the fauna with the help of given information:
  1. The fauna is commonly known in India as Palapitta or Neelkanth, and is a protected species
  2. It is the state bird of Telangana, Andhra, Karnataka & Odisha
  3. It is an omnivorous bird mostly found near the edges of the forest rather than deep forest
  4. The fauna was recently in news for being killed in large numbers during the Dussehra festival due to superstitious beliefs
  Select the correct answer from options given below:
36. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is an initiative of:
37. The recently launched Zero Effect, Zero Defect Model Scheme is associated with which ministry?
38. Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) aims at providing financial assistance to:
  1. Major Irrigation
  2. Minor Irrigation
  3. Surface Irrigation
  4. Lift Irrigation
Select the correct option from codes given below:
39.   Consider the following statements about the Lift irrigation:
  1. In this type of irrigation technique water is directed from the source of supply to farm lands through natural means
  2. India’s first lift irrigation project has been inaugurated in Punjab
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
40.    Consider the following statements about the Urja Ganga Project:
  1. It aims to provide piped cooking (PNG) gas to residents of the eastern region of India
  2. The project is being implemented by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
   Which of the above statements is/are correct?
41.   Consider the following statements about the International Criminal Court:
  1. It is a permanent international court with its headquarters at Hague in Netherlands
  2. Both India & China are not the members of International Criminal Court
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
42.   Consider the following statements about the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) project:
  1. The projected is funded by the World Bank
  2. The freight extends from Dankuni in West Bengal to Ludhiana in Punjab
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
43.  Consider the following statements about the Global Gender Gap Report:
  1. The report is published by the World Economic Forum
  2. India’s rank has improved in 2016 in comparison to year 2015
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
44.   Consider the following statements about the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY):
  1. Under the scheme, eligible pregnant women are entitled for cash assistance irrespective of their age
  2. The scheme is implemented with the help of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) 
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
45. Which of the following organizations recently adopted the “New Delhi Declaration on Education”?
46.    Consider the following statements about the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin:
  1. The programme is being implemented by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  2. National Resource Centre (NRC) is acting as a technical assistance unit to the mission
   Which of the above statements is/are correct?
47.   Consider the following statements about the Swachh Bharat Kosh:
  1. It includes the voluntary philanthropic contributions and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds
  2. The fund is administered by the Greenpeace India 
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
48.     Consider the following reports:
  1. World Giving Index (WGI)
  2. World Development Report (WDR) 
  3. Global Financial Development Report 
 Which of the above is/are published by the World Bank?
49.    Consider the following statements about the Commercial Paper:
  1. It is an unsecured money market instrument
  2. Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) are not allowed to invest in commercial paper
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
50.   Consider the following statements about the BrahMos-II:
  1. It is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile 
  2. It has been jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) & India’s Defence Research & Development Organization
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
51.   Consider the following statements about the Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC):
  1. It is a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956
  2. It cannot accept demand deposits
  3. It does not form part of the payment and settlement system
  4. Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation are not available to depositors of NBFC
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
52.  Consider the following statements about Habitat-III:
  1. It is a United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
  2. It was held recently in Quito, Ecuador
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
53.  Consider the following statements about the Antarctic Circumpolar Expedition (ACE):
  1. It is the first project of the Swiss Polar Institute
  2. It aims to study the marine biology and climate change impacts on Antarctica
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
54.   As of now, Border Haats are operational along the:
  1. India and Bangladesh border
  2. India and Pakistan border
  3. India and Bhutan border
 Select the correct option from codes given below:
55. The phrase “put a price on carbon” is associated to which of the following?
56. Which Indian company became the first to announce its internal carbon price?
57.     Identify the fauna with the help of given information:
  1. It is mainly found in dense riverine forests in the mountains of the Kashmir Valley 
  2. It has been recently declared critically endangered species by Red Data Book
  3. It is the only surviving species of Red Deer in the Indian Sub Continent
   Select the correct answer from options given below:
58. The Single Rope Floating Raft (SRFR) Method is most commonly used for the cultivation of:
59.   Consider the following traditional water management system with states to which they are associated:
  1. Dongs→ Assam
  2. Jampois→ West Bengal
  3. Bandhas→ Odisha
  Which of the above is/are correct?
60. Consider the following components of Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana:
  1. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)
  2. Jal Sinchan
  3. Jal Sanchay
Which of the above is/are associated with micro-irrigation?
61.  Consider the following technologies:
  1. SARATHI
  2. Sarvekshak
  3. Varunastra
Which of the above is/are patrol vessel(s)?
62. At which of the following places India's first major centre for commercial arbitration has been inaugurated?
63. India's Twin Balance Sheet problem includes:
64.  Consider the following statements about the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS):
  1. It aims to promote the export of notified goods manufactured in India
  2. The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
65.  Consider the following statements about the Mission Parivar Vikas:
  1. It is an initiative of Ministry of Women and Child Development
  2. It aims to accelerate access to high quality family planning choices to families
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
66.  Consider the following statements about the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS):
  1. It is an initiative under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  2. National Industrial Corporation Ltd is the implementing agency for the scheme
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
67.   Consider the following statements about the proposed National Council on River Ganga:
  1. The council will be headed by the Prime Minister
  2. The council will replace the existing National Ganga River Basin Authority
  3. It will have powers to issue directions and also to exercise the powers under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
68.  Consider the following statements about the Heritage Heroes Award:
  1. It is given by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  2. Bibhuti Lahkar became the first Indian to be awarded with Heritage Heroes Award
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
69.   Consider the following statements about the Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund:
  1. The fund aims to promote the pan-India electronic trading portal for agricultural produce in country
  2. The fund is managed by the Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC)
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
70.    Consider the following statements about the proposed Higher Education Financing Agency:
  1. It aims to mobilise CSR funds from PSUs/Corporates for the civil and lab infrastructure projects in premiere institutions of India
  2. It would be jointly promoted by the identified promoter and HRD ministry
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
71.  Consider the following statements about the Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation (SETU) Scheme:
  1. It aims to facilitate technology-driven start-ups in India
  2. The scheme is implemented by the NITI Aayog
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
72.   Consider the following schemes:
  1. PRASAD
  2. PAHAL
  3. SAHAJ
 Which of the above is/are associated with Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas?
73.   Consider the following statements about the Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourer Scheme – 2016:
  1. It aims to increase the financial assistance from Rs 20 thousand to one lakh rupees
  2. The scheme proposes the new package money to remain in an annuity account, controlled by the District Magistrate 
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
74.  Consider the following statements about the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA):
  1. It is a statutory body
  2. It organizes Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
75.  Consider the following statements about the Technology Acquisition and Development Fund:
  1. It is an initiative under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  2. It aims to catalyse the manufacturing growth in MSME sector 
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
76.   Consider the following statements about the Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme:
  1. It is an initiative under the Ministry of Women and Child Development
  2. The scheme provides specialist care to improve the health of pregnant women through regular free health check-ups 
   Which of the above statements is/are correct?
77. Mission Bhagiratha is an ambitious project of which state government?
78.   Consider the following statements about the Treaty of Marrakesh:
  1. The treaty is administered by the World Bank Group
  2. India is the first country to ratify the treaty
  3. It aims to facilitate access to published works for persons who are visually impaired
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
79.   Consider the following statements about the Swachh Swasth Sarvatra:
  1. It is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  2. It focuses on sanitation and hygiene works in the country
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
80.  Consider the following statements about the term WIFEX, which was frequently in news:
  1. It is an initiative under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)
  2. It is an experiment to develop better forecasting of winter fog on various time and spatial scales
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
81.  Consider the following statements about “Kayakalp” programme:
  1. It is an initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  2. The programme promotes hygiene and infection control practices in public health care facilities
  Which of the above statements is/are correct?
82. Supercritical and Ultra-supercritical technologies, sometimes seen in news, are associated with:
83.   Consider the following statements about the Hague Convention:
  1. The convention provides for the prompt return of children wrongfully retained or removed from their habitual residence
  2. India ratified the convention on 1 March, 2017
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
84.  Consider the following statements about National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI):
  1. It is an initiative under the Department of Science and Technology
  2. It aims to provide fund and incubation support to start ups in the country
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
85.   Consider the following rivers:
  1. Ganga
  2. Yamuna
  3. Sutlej
 Which of the above has/have been recently accorded with “living entity” status by Uttarakhand High Court?
86. The term Brucellosis, which was recently in news, is a highly contagious disease caused by:
87. Global Innovation Index is published by:
88.  Consider the following statements about the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh:
  1. It is a non-lapsable fund 
  2. The fund will be used to enhance safety mechanisms in Indian Railways
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
89.  Consider the following statements about the term “Neerdhur”, which was frequently in news:
  1. It is a novel multi-fuel domestic cooking stove
  2. It has been developed by National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (Neeri)
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
90.  Consider the following statements about the Forest-PLUS programme:
  1. It is a bilateral program between India and Russia
  2. It aims to accelerate India’s transition to a low-carbon economy through REDD+ actions
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
91.  Consider the following statements about TAPAS 201:
  1. It is India’s indigenously developed miniature satellite sent in the space
  2. It has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
92.    India's Giant Metre wave Radio Telescope is:
  1. located at Pune
  2. operated by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
  3. world's largest radio telescope
   Select the correct option from codes given below:
93.  Consider the following statements about the United Nations Conventions on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD):
  1. It promotes enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities
  2. India has signed and ratified the UNCRPD
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
94.  The Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan:
  1. is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development
  2. aims to create awareness about digital economy and cashless modes of transactions
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
95. As per the Gramin Swachh Survekshan report released in May 2016, which two districts have been named as cleanest districts in the “Hills” and in “Plains” categories?
96. The term “Helsinki Rules”, sometimes seen in news, is associated with:
97.  Consider the following statements about the BIOFIN:
  1. It is managed by the UNDP Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  2. It aims to develop a methodology for quantifying the biodiversity finance gap at national level
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
98.  Consider the following statements about Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana:
  1. It is an initiative under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  2. It aims for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
99.  Consider the following statements about the Price Stabilisation Fund (PSF) Scheme:
  1. It aims to control the price of perishable agri-horticultural commodities
  2. The fund is managed by NABARD
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?
100.  Consider the following statements about the Refugee Convention:
  1. The signatory to the convention cannot repatriate any refugee without his/her will
  2. India is a signatory to the convention
 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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