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Daily MCQ for UPSC CSE Exam :10 November 2018 (Questions Cum Answer)

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Daily MCQ for UPSC CSE Exam 

10th November 2018 

(Questions Cum Answer)

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding Improvised Explosive Device (IED)  

1-An Improvised Explosive Device (IED)  are easily detonated from remote locations or by suicide bombers and can be made with homemade explosives.

2-IEDs are designed to destroy or incapacitate personnel or vehicles

3- Sometimes its also called “dirty bomb”

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 1,2
C- Only 2,3
D- All of the Above

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Front page 5 killed in Chhattisgarh blast on eve of PM’s election rally

Ans-D

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  • An Improvised Explosive Device (IED)  are easily detonated from remote locations or by suicide bombers and can be made with homemade explosives.
  • IEDs are designed to destroy or incapacitate personnel or vehicles
  • Sometimes its also called “dirty bomb”
  • IEDs are generally seen in heavy terrorist actions or in asymmetric unconventional warfare by insurgent guerrillas or commando forces in a theatre of operations. 

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding Air Quality Index (AQI)

 1-The Index is centred around five chief pollutants: Particulate Matter, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide.

2-The unit of measurement is microgram (or milligram in the case of CO) per cubic meter.

3-The AQI has been developed by the Central Pollution Control Board in consultation with IIT-Kanpur and an expert group comprising medical, air-quality professionals and other stakeholders.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 2
B- Only 1,3
C- Only 3
D- All of the Above

 

Ans-D

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  • India has joined the global league of countries like the US, China, Mexico and France that have implemented smog alert systems.

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Front page Topic-Delhi air worsens a day after Diwali

 

Q- Where is Satkosia tiger reserve located in india ?

A-Odisha

B-Tamil Nadu

C-Kerala

D-Karnataka

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,,Page-2 Topic-Sundari’ may not be shifted to Nandankanan

Ans-A

 

 

Q- Consider the following statements regarding

1-Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in Madhya Pradesh.

2-The density of the white tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,,Page-2 Topic-Sundari’ may not be shifted to Nandankanan

Ans-A

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding

1-Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary located in U.P.

2-Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is listed as an important bird area  and is a proposed Ramsar site.

3-Soor Sarovar has the biggest Bear Rescue centre for rescued dancing bears.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2,3
C- Only 2
D- All of the above

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-3 Panel to probe green breach by 2 U.P. colleges

Ans-D

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding Tipu Sultan

1-Both Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan had used rockets in the wars they fought against the East India Company.

2-While wooden or paper casing was used for rockets back then, iron casing was used for the first time by the Mysore army.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-5 Steady stream of visitors to Tipu Sultan’s grave

Ans-C

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  • Mysorean rockets were designed by the ‘military scientists’ or ‘military engineers’ who were in Haider’s service.
  • The technology was furthered by others who held such posts in the service of Haider’s son, Tipu Sultan.
  • Since Haider was an intrepid soldier and a faujdār of the Mysorean army before his meteoric rise as the kingdom’s de facto ruler, it is possible that Haider himself had a hand in the early development of the iron-cased Mysorean rocket from the primitive rocket which made use of casing made from bamboo or pasteboard.
  • Haider Ali and his son Tipu were largely responsible for the introduction and propagation of this rocket technology in the Mysorean army via royal patronage (funding) and encouragement, but not for the invention of the rocket itself.
  • Fathul Mujahidin, a military manual commissioned by Tipu Sultan and written by Zainul Abedin Shustari, makes interesting reading on the use of Mysorean rockets.
  • Before the development of the Mysorean rocket, Indian rockets had been used in fireworks and in military campaigns as incendiary weapons and signalling devices before (rockets were used in the Indian subcontinent as early as the 13th century AD in the form of fireworks), but had never been used militarily in such a radical way as to have so devastating an effect on the enemy.
  • While range was never a problem with Indian rockets (a Mysorean rocket could arguably fly over a distance of 1500 metres), accuracy was.
  • This was remedied by Haider and Tipu, whose Rocket Corps fired a battery of rockets simultaneously at the enemy forces by using a multiple rocket launcher.
  • These rockets also had sword blades attached to their sides, which would maim and kill anyone in the path of the rocket while it descended from flight.
  • They concluded that these items were unused war rockets belonging to the 18th century. As Nagara was an important administrative centre of the Mysore state, and Tipu had established a mint and an armoury here, they concluded that the rockets belonged to the Tipu Sultan period.
  • After the fourth Anglo-Mysore War, there was the chance that Tipu’s army, stationed in Nagara, could have dumped the rockets in the well to prevent them from getting into the hands of the East India Company.

 

 

Q- Consider the following statements regarding Bhils tribes in india

1-Bhils or Bheels are primarily an ethnic group of people in West India.

2-They speak hindi language , a subgroup of the Western Zone of the Indo-Aryan languages.

3- Bhils are the 2nd largest tribal group in India

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2,3
C- Only 2
D- All of the above

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-11 Faith versus tribal identity

Ans- A

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding Bhils tribes in india

1-Bhils are listed as indigenous people of the states of Tripura

2-Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of Bhil tribe

3- Bhils are traditionally vegetarian.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1,2
B- Only 2,3
C- Only 2
D- Only 3

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-11 Faith versus tribal identity

Ans-A

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  • Bhils or Bheels are primarily an ethnic group of people in West India. Bhils are also settled in the Tharparkar District of Sindh, Pakistan. They speak the Bhil languages, a subgroup of the Western Zone of the Indo-Aryan languages. As of 2013, Bhils were the largest tribal group in India.
  • Bhils are listed as indigenous people of the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan – all in the western Deccan regions and central India – as well as in Tripura in far-eastern India, on the border with Bangladesh.
  • The language commonly spoken by Bhils throughout their geographic distribution is Bhili.
  • The Bhilala sub-division is known for its Pithora painting. Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of Bhil tribe
  • Bhils are traditionally non-vegetarian.

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding Competition Commission of India 

1-Competition Commission of India is a Non-Statutory body of the Government of India 

2- The Commission comprises a Chairperson and four members. 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source 09 November 2018, The Hindu Newspaper Page-13  Flipkart, Amazon not violating norms: CCI

Ans-B

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  • its is Statutory body
  • The Commission comprises a Chairperson and Six members. 
  • On 8 February 2018, it had fined Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. for 135.86 cr rupees for ‘search bias’.