Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-58

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This is the Day-58 questions of the CAF Revision plan for prelims. The questions are based on the syllabus as provided in the schedule. Aspirants are requested to go through the detailed CAF strategy to understand the need of the UPSC prelims and to prepare well for the same. Attempt the questions honestly. The link to key answers and explanations of this test is at the end of the questions. The maximum time to attempt the 15 questions is 20 minutes.


Q.1) RUCO initiative is often in news, is about

(a) Collection and conversion of used cooking oil to bio-diesel.

(b) Rubber plantation workers social security program.

(c) Railway level crossing upgradation initiative.

(d) Reward system for central civil servants.


Q.2) World’s first-ever thermal battery plant was inaugurated in

(a) Karnataka

(b) Telangana

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) Maharashtra


Q.3) Consider the following statements about Wolbachia bacteria

  1. Wolbachia is one of the world’s most common parasitic microbes.
  2. It is usually not present in the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
  3. It is used as bio-control approach to handle malaria and such other diseases.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) All the above

(d) 1 and 3 only


Q.4) Consider the following statements about Canine Distemper Virus (CDV).

  1. It affects wide variety of animals only.
  2. Canine distemper is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.5) GSAT-11, the heaviest satellite built by ISRO was launched from French Guiana. Consider the following statements.

  1. ISRO’s most powerful launcher GSLV-Mk III had launched this satellite.
  2. For the First time use of Ka-Band is introduced in India through GSAT-11

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.6) The term ‘contact binary’ often in news related to the field of

(a) IT and Computer Science

(b) Astronomy and Astrophysics

(c) Nuclear energy

(d) Quantum Physics


Q.7) ‘Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’ is the robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon in an eccentric polar mapping orbit. It is the program of

(a) ISRO

(b) NASA

(c) ESA

(d) JAXA


Q.8) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently launched the Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. Consider the following statements about Polarimetry.

  1. Polarimetry of thin films and surfaces is commonly known as ellipsometry.
  2. Polarimetry is used in remote sensing applications, such as planetary science, astronomy, and weather radar.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.9) ‘Elysium Planitia’ was recently in news is a

(a) Landing sight of InSight Mars Mission of NASA

(b) Bacteria that has beneficial effects on human gut

(c) site on Antarctic where new telescope placed for study of blazars

(d) None


Q.10) ‘Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information’. It has applications in which of the following?

  1. Archaeology
  2. Architecture
  3. Education
  4. Commerce

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3, and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) All the above


Q.11) Which of the following nanogenerators harvests mechanical energy and converts it into electrical energy?

  1. Triboelectric
  2. piezoelectric
  3. pyroelectric

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.12) A software called ’GIMPS’ is often in news is related to

(a) imaging of blackhole

(b) production of vfx movies

(c) discovering the prime numbers

(d) simulating the nano-medicines


Q.13) ‘Surya Joyti’ is in news is a

(a) low cost and energy efficient Photo Voltaic (PV) integrated Micro Solar Dome

(b) Solar powered street lights

(c) Solar powered lights for government buildings

(d) None


Q.14) With respect to ‘Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC)’ consider the following statements.

  1. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce is establishing TISC.
  2. TISC in Punjab is the India‘s first TISC.
  3. The objective is to foster creativity and innovation, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development.

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.15) ‘Jatan & Darshak’ often in news are related to

(a) Tourism and Pilgrimage

(b) Museums and artefacts

(c) Astronomy

(d) Astrology


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