Glance MCQ’s Answers- 27.10.2017

Daily Prelims Answers– 27th Oct 2017

1. Which of the following statements are true about Sagarmala project?

  1. It is to modernize the Indian ports.
  2. It promotes port-led development in the country by harnessing India’s 7,500-km long coastline, 14,500-km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes.
  3. It is implemented by Sagarmala Development Company under Ministry of Shipping.

Options:

  1. I and II
  2. II and III
  3. I, and III
  4. I, II , III

Answers:  D

Explanation:

  • Sagar Mala projectis a strategic and customer-oriented initiative of the Government of India to modernize India’s Ports so that port-led development can be augmented and coastlines can be developed to contribute in India’s growth.
  • It looks towards “transforming the existing Ports into modern world class Ports and integrate the development of the Ports, the Industrial clusters and hinterland and efficient evacuation systems through road, rail, inland and coastal waterways resulting in Ports becoming the drivers of economic activity in coastal areas

2. Which of the following statements are true about Ichthyosaurs?

  1. Ichthyosaurs or ‘fish- lizards’ in Greek were large reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs.
  2. They are oviparous.

Options:

  1. I only
  2. II only
  3. Both I and II
  4. Neither I nor II

Answer: A

Explanation:

  • Ichthyosaurs or ‘fish- lizards’ in Greek were large reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs.
  • Ichthyosaurs thrived during much of the Mesozoic era; based on fossil evidence, they first appeared around 250 million years ago (Mya) and at least one species survived until about 90 million years ago, into the Late Cretaceous.
  • Ichthyosaurs were viviparous, i.e. bore live young instead of laying eggs. Although they were reptiles and descended from egg-laying, oviparous, ancestors, viviparity is not as unexpected as it first appears.

3. Which of the following are overseas regions of France?

  1. French Guiana
  2. French Polynesia
  3. Coca Islands
  4. Amsterdam Islands

Options:

  1. I , II , III
  2. II , III , IV
  3. I , II , IV
  4. I , II , III , IV

Answer: C

Explanation:

France has several overseas regions across the world, which are organized along different:

4. Which of the following are does not include arable crops?

  1. Tobacco
  2. Sugarcane
  3. Pineapple
  4. Wheat

Answer: D

Explanation:

  • Arable crops include tobacco, sugarcane, pineapple, and cotton, especially in historical usage.
  • Before the rise of cotton in the American South, indigo and rice were also sometimes called plantation crops.

5. Which of the following statements are true about Asian Development Bank?

  1. It aims to free the world from poverty
  2. It provides loans to all countries

Options:

  1. I only
  2. II only
  3. Both I and II
  4. Neither I nor II

Answer: D

Explanation:

ADB in partnership with member governments, independent specialists and other financial institutions is focused on delivering projects in developing member countries that create economic and development impact.

As a multilateral development finance institution, ADB provides:

  • loans
  • technical assistance
  • grants

Our clients are our member governments, who are also our shareholders. In addition, we provide direct assistance to private enterprises of developing member countries through equity investments and loans.

ADB maximizes the development impact of its assistance by

  • facilitating policy dialogues,
  • providing advisory services, and
  • Mobilizing financial resources through cofinancing operations that tap official, commercial, and export credit sources.

6. VARUNA is a navel exercise between India and

  1. Russia
  2. France
  3. Spain
  4. Afghanistan

Answer:  B

Explanation:

  • The Ministers reviewed ongoing initiatives to further strengthen bilateral defense cooperation as a key pillar of the strategic partnership between India and France.
  • They also discussed regional and international developments of mutual interest.
  • A range of measures to expand military to military ties, including enhancing the scope of their joint exercises, in particular the VARUNA naval exercise scheduled in early 2018, were agreed upon. Both countries will also actively explore additional measures to facilitate operational level interactions between their respective armed forces.

7. Which of the following statements are not true?

  1. MALABAR is a trilateral exercise involving US, India, Japan
  2. It began in 2015
  3. Japan became permanent member in 2015
  4. Past non-permanent participants are Australia and Singapore.

Options:

  1. I , II , III only
  2. II, III , IV only
  3. II only
  4. I , II , III only

Answer: C

Explanation:

  • Exercise Malabaris a trilateral naval exercise involving the United StatesJapan and India as permanent partners.
  • Originally a bilateral exercise between India and the United States, Japan became a permanent partner in 2015.
  • Past non-permanent participants are Australia and Singapore.
  • The annual Malabar series began in 1992 and includes diverse activities, ranging from fighter combat operations from aircraft carriers through Maritime Interdiction Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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