Notes: The ozone layer is a region of Earth’s stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation that may cause skin cancer. It contains high concentrations of ozone (O3) in relation to other parts of the atmosphere. Stratospheric Ozone is not harmful, but its presence on land it is harmful.
2. Who among the following recommends distribution of taxes between the Union and State Govt?
[A] Finance Minister [B] Finance Commission [C] Reserve bank of India [D] Prime minister
Correct Answer: C [Gross Domestic Product at Factor Cost]
Notes: Targets for the first three plans were set with respect to National Income. Fourth Plan it was Net Domestic Product. In all Plans thereafter it has been Gross Domestic Product at factor cost.
6. Bring out the only incorrect statement:
[A] Reverse Repo operation by RBI aims at injecting/increasing liquidity [B] SDR refers to special drawing rights [C] Rupee appreciation results in decrease in imports [D] Increase in inflation rate leads to decline in real interest rate
Notes: The three largest river basins (by area), from largest to smallest, are the Amazon basin, the Congo basin, and the Mississippi basin. The three rivers that drain the most water are the Amazon, Congo, and Ganges River
8. How many railway zones are in India at present?
[A] 17 zones [B] 16 zones [C] 11 zones [D] 5 zones
Notes: Indian Railways is divided into 17 zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions. The number of zones in Indian Railways increased from six to eight in 1951, nine in 1966 and sixteen in 2003. Each zonal railway is made up of a certain number of divisions, each having a divisional headquarters.
9. Which of the following planet is also known as ‘Earth twin’?
Notes: Venus is a terrestrial planet and is sometimes called Earth’s “sister planet” and “Earth’s twin” because of their similar size, mass, proximity to the Sun, and bulk composition. It is radically different from Earth in other respects.
10. Which railway station is used for immigration and customs of passengers who travel on the Thar Express between Pakistan ans India?
[A] Gujar Garhi [B] Jalal Marri [C] Lal Pir [D] Zero Point
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