Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-61

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This is the Day-61 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 18 questions is 25 minutes.


Q.1) Garia festival is an important festival celebrated in the state of

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Tripura

(c) Gujarat

(d) Karnataka


Q.2) ‘Indian Union Muslim League’ enjoys the status state party in which of the following states?

(a) Kerala

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Uttara Pradesh

(d) Both (a) and (b)


Q.3) ‘Sadr-e-Riyasat’ was often in news related to which of the following state?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir

(b) Kerala

(c) Uttara Pradesh

(d) Telangana


Q.4) Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) was often in news is related to

(a) tackling pollution in NCT of Delhi

(b) action plan to eradicate the tuberculosis

(c) strategy to counter the insurgencies in north-eastern states

(d) RBI strategy to control rupee depreciation


Q.5) ‘Candida auris’ often in news is a

(a) an emerging fungus, multidrug-resistant yeast that presents a serious global health threat.

(b) an invasive alien plant species found in Western Ghats

(c) insect that got extinct due to excessive use of DDT

(d) None


Q.6) April 17 is ‘World Haemophilia Day’. Consider the following statements

  1. Haemophilia is a genetic disorder.
  2. Haemophilia is more common among men than women.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.7) ‘Mosquirix’ vaccine and ‘DAMaN’ initiative are in news in connection with

(a) Malaria

(b) Tuberculosis

(c) Hepatitis A

(d) Zika


Q.8) ‘Melamine’ an adulterant used in adulteration

(a) Turmeric

(b) Milk

(c) Edible Oil

(d) Wheat floor


Q.9) Right to vote is a legal right. With respect to this who among the following can vote?

  1. Those serving a sentence of imprisonment after conviction.
  2. Individuals in lawful custody of the police.
  3. Undertrial prisoners.
  4. Those under preventive detention.

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 4 only


Q.10) ‘NJ9842’ often in news is a

(a) New exoplanet detected by Hubble telescope.

(b) New strain of bacteria used for genetic engineering

(c) The northernmost point of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

(d) Asteroid that has probability of hitting the earth.


Q.11) India and Bolivia have signed an agreement for the development and industrial use of lithium. Bolivia is a landlocked country surrounded by which of the following countries?

  1. Brazil
  2. Argentina
  3. Equador
  4. Peru
  5. Paraguay
  6. Chile

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

(c) 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 only

(d) All the above


Q.12) ‘H R 2123’ often in news related to

(a) Asteroid in Kuiper belt

(b) Supercomputer developed by Japan

(c) India-USA defence trade bill

(d) Chinese mission to mars


Q.13) ‘Kafala’ often in news is related to

(a) Medieval India’s labour system.

(b) Migrant labour regulation in Gulf countries.

(c) Labour union movement in Arab countries.

(d) Communist movement in Middle East.


Q.14) Maternal spindle transfer (MST) is in news related to the field of

(a) Biotechnology

(b) Information Technology

(c) Space Technology

(d) Nuclear Technology


Q. 15) India’s first ‘Green Car Loan’ to encourage customers to buy electric vehicles launched by

(a) SBI

(b) ICICI

(c) Axis Bank

(d) IDBI


Q.16) The International Day of Human Space Flight was observed across the world on

(a) 3rd March

(b) 12th April

(c) 14th May

(d) 24th April


Q.17) ‘REIWA’ was recently in news is

(a) International renewable energy forum for island nations

(b) Road safety and walkway forum for pedestrians

(c) new imperial era of Japan

(d) None


Q.18) The Asian Tea Alliance (ATA) was launched in Guizhou in China. Which of the following are members of this alliance?

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Japan
  5. Indonesia

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 5 only

(b) 1, 3, 5 only

(c) 1, 2, 3, and 5 only

(d) All the above


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