Quiz 56, Mission 2016, 10 May 2016 3


1. Consider the following statements regarding
passage of bills in the parliament:
1. Amendments to a bill a can be introduced at
the stage of second reading only and not first
or third.
2. It is mandatory for every bill to be referred to
a parliamentary committee during second
reading.
3. A private member cannot introduce a bill
without the prior permission of President.
4. Defeat of Money Bill leads to resignation of
the government.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 2, 3 and 4 only

 
2. Which of the statements given below is correct
regarding the High Altitude Venus Operational

Concept (HAVOC) mission?
(a) It will be launched by NASA and it aims at
exploring the surface of Venus for its suitability to
establish human colonies.
(b) It will be launched by ESA (European Space
Agency) and it aims at exploring the atmosphere of
Venus for traces of methane as an indicator of life.
(c) It will be launched by NASA and it aims at
exploring the atmosphere of Venus, with the aim of
establishing human presence in a floating cloud city.
(d) It is an ambitious mission planned by China to
send a rover on Venus with an aim to explore the
atmosphere of Venus for traces of methane as an
indicator of life.

 
3. India is a signatory to The Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
Women (CEDAW). Which of the following statement
is incorrect about this convention?
(a) States parties may take temporary special
measures, so that women can enjoy all their human
rights.
(b) Countries that have signed the Convention are
not legally bound to put its provisions into practice.
(c) Countries are committed to submit national
reports, at least every four years, on measures they
have taken.
(d) It was the pioneer human rights treaty which
affirmed the reproductive rights of women.

 
4. Taking evidences from the texts of vedic age,
we know about the polity, society and religion of that
age. Consider the following statements.
1. Post of king was hereditary and he enjoyed
unlimited power.
2. Widow remarriage was allowed and there is
no instance of child marriage.
3. The most prominent Gods were Indra and
Agni.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

 
5. Which of the following is true regarding Digital
India Mission?
1. It seeks to bridge the digital divide by
providing access to Internet to all citizens
2. It aims at boosting electronics manufacturing
in the country
3. It has subsumed under it various schemes
like National e-Governance Plan, etc.
4. It seeks to train citizens for jobs in IT sector
Select the correct answer using codes given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 
6. Which of the following events encouraged
increasing peasant movements in 1930’s and
1940’s?
1. Launching of civil disobedience movement.
2. The economic depression of 1930.
3. Formation of congress ministries in provinces
in 1937
4. Outbreak of second world war.
Select the correct answer using the codes given
below.
(a) 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only

 
7. Consider the following statements regarding
particulate matter
1. Particulate Matter can be produced by
internal reactions within air.
2. Particulate Matter generally increases in
concentration during windy conditions.
3. Fine particles can remain suspended in air
and can travel large distances.
Which of the statements given above is/are
incorrect?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 Only

(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 only

 
8. Which one of the following pairs is/are
incorrectly matched?
Nutrient                             Diffciency in Plants
1. Nitrogen                          Red Leaf of cotton
2. Magnesium                     Sand drown disease in tobacco
3. Molybdenum                   Whiptail disease of cauliflower
4. Copper                              Dieback of citrus
Select the correct answer using the code given
below
(a) 1, 3 and 4 only
(b) 1, 2, and 4 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) None of the above.

 
9. Consider the following soil forming processes:
1. Gleization is associated with humid cold midlatitude
climates & coniferous vegetation.
2. Laterization is common to soils found in
tropical and subtropical environments.
3. Calcification is common in the
temperate grasslands.
4. Podsolization is associated with poor
drainage.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

 

10. Which of the following correct regarding
speed of rotation of Earth?
(a) It remains constant across all the latitudes.
(b) It decreases with increase in latitudes.
(c) It increases till 45o latitude and then decreases.
(d) It increases with increase in latitude.

 

Explanation:

 

Q.1 :b
Amendments to a bill can be introduced at
the stage of second reading only. During the
first reading the bill is introduced while
during the third reading the whole bill is
voted upon.
It is not mandatory for every bill to be
referred to a parliamentary committee
during second reading. House may or may
not refer the bill to the committee.
A private member bill does not require
permission of President.
Defeat of money bill indicates loss of
confidence of Lok Sabha in the government.
Hence, the government has to resign.

 
Q.2 :c
NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to
explore Venus’ atmosphere and to eventually
establish a permanent human colony in a
floating cloud city above the Earth’s nearest
planetary neighbor. NASA’s High Altitude
Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC) mission
aims to explore the atmosphere of Venus
instead of exploring the surface.

 
Q.3 :b
The Convention on the Elimination of All
Forms of Discrimination against Women
(CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN
General Assembly, is often described as an
international bill of rights for women.
Under this convention, States parties agree
to take all appropriate measures, including
legislation and temporary special measures,
so that women can enjoy all their human
rights and fundamental freedoms. Countries
that have signed the Convention are legally
bound to put its provisions into practice. The
Convention is the only human rights treaty
which affirms the reproductive rights of
women and targets culture and tradition as
influential forces shaping gender roles and
family relations.

 
Q.4 :b
Post of king was hereditary but he did not
enjoy unlimited power. And there is also
evidence of some election body (assembly)
like samiti.
Widow remarriage was allowed as mentioned
in Rig Veda. There is no instance of child
marriage.
We find most hymns devoted to Indra and
Agni.

 
Q.5 :d
Digital India has 3 focus areas:
1. Digital Infrastructure to all Citizens
2. Governance and Service on demand
3. Digital Empowerment of all Citizens
Digital India is an Umbrella mission which has
subsumed under it various earlier programmes like
NeGP, ESDM Pollicy, National Optic Fibre Network,etc.
It seeks to promote 9 pillars of growth including
Electronics Manufacturing and IT for Jobs.

 
Q.6 :d
The civil disobedience movement with no
rent, no tax campaings encouraged the
peasant movements.Hence, 1st Statement is
correct.
The economic depression of 1930 brought
agricultural prices crashing down. High rents
and taxes gave impetus for peasant
movements.Hence, 2nd Statement is correct.
The formation of congress ministries
provided for greater civil liberties and various
agrarian legislation. This encouraged the
peasant movements.Hence, 3rd Statement is
correct.
The outbreak of second world war made the
government to launch severe repression
against left leaders and kisan sabha leaders.
And hitler’s attack on Soviet union made the
communists to take pro-war stand. This
acted as a setback for the peasant
movements. Hence, 4th Statement is
incorrect.

 
Q.7 :b
Particulate Matter are tiny particles in the air that
reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy
when levels are elevated. They are able to travel
deeply into the respiratory tract, reaching the lungs.
Exposure to fine particles can cause short-term
health effects such as eye, nose, throat and lung
irritation, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and
shortness of breath. There are outdoor and indoor
sources of fine particles. Outside, fine particles
primarily come from vehicle exhausts, burning of
fuels such as wood, construction dust, etc. Fine
particles also form from the reaction of gases or
droplets in the atmosphere from sources such as
power plants. Because fine particles can be carried
long distances from their source, events such as
wildfires or volcanic eruptions can raise fine particle
concentrations hundreds of miles from the event.
Outdoor air levels of fine particles increase during
periods of stagnant air (very little wind and air
mixing), when the particles are not carried away by
wind.

 
Q.8 :d
All pairs are correctly matched. Hence Option D is
correct.

 

Q.9 :b
Podsolization is associated with humid cold
mid-latitude climates & coniferous
vegetation. Cold & humid climate is most
favorable for podsolization. Siliceous (sandy)
materials with poor reserves of weatherable
minerals favor the operation of podsolization
as they help in easy percolation of water.
Hence 1st statement is incorrect.
Laterization is pedogenic process common
to soils found in tropical & subtropical
environments. Hence 2nd statement is
correct
Calcification occurs when
evapotranspiration exceeds precipitation
causing the upward movement of dissolved
alkaline salts from groundwater and is
common in the prairie grasslands. Hence 3rd
statement is correct
Gleization is a pedogenic process
associated with poor drainage. This process
involves the accumulations of organic matter
in upper layers of soil. Hence 4th statement
is incorrect.
Hence option (b) is the correct answer.

 
Q.1o:b
It decreases with increase in latitude. At the
Equator, a circumference of 40,077 km is to
be covered in 24 hrs. Hence the speed is
calculated to be about 1660 km/hr, but it
decreases as we move towards the Poles. At
450latitude, the earth spins at the rate of
about 1,120 kilometers per hour. At the
poles, the movement is very little.

 

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  • Amit Rewri

    thankyou for your efforts

  • Vikas Swami

    Superb questions