Q.1 This medication isolated from the bark of cinchona tree was earlier used to treat malaria but now it is only used when artemisinins are not available. It is also used to treat lupus and arthritis. What is the name of this medication?
Q.2 This is a waste management technique that uses naturally occurring organisms to break down hazardous substances into less toxic or non-toxic substances. What is this technique called?
Q.3 pH is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. The lower the pH, the higher the concentration of hydrogen ions, and the more acidic a solution is. Alkaline or basic solutions have lower concentrations of hydrogen ions, and a pH above 7. Which of the following substances has the highest pH value?
Q.4 The purchase of this territory from Russia by the USA for a few cents per acre was known as ‘Seward’s Folly’ after the man who negotiated it. It later turned out to be a very mineral-rich territory. Which territory are we talking about?
Q.5 Facebook, as we all know, is an online social media and social networking service that was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students. Since then it has grown from strength to strength. Which of the following companies has it not acquired since its inception?
Q.6 Which of the following is not a standard international racing distance in the sport canoeing and kayaking?
Q.7 All of the following are sources of information that contribute to self-understanding except:
Q.8 Pointing to a man in a photograph, a woman said, “His brother’s father is the only son of my grandfather.” How is the woman related to the man in the photograph?
Q.9 Which of the following schemes has been rechristened Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)?
Q.10 This branch of science involves the study of bird eggs, nests and breeding behaviour. Which branch of science is this?
Q.11 He was the first Chinese pilgrim who visited India during the reign of Chandragupta II. He was a devout Buddhist who was interested only in spiritualism pertaining to his own creed. Who was he?
Q.12 Name the metro city in India that got the country’s first floating market in January, 2018.
Q.13 The blue flowers of this shrub bloom once every 12 years. In 2018, these flowers bloomed gregariously at several places near Kodaikanal and Munnar. Name the flower.
Q.14 Read the following statements carefully.
1. Photochemical smog always contains ozone
2. The toxic effect of carbon monoxide is due to its greater affinity for hemoglobin as compared to oxygen.
3. Lead is the most hazardous metal pollutant of automobile exhaust.
Which of the above statements is not true?
Q.15 Match column I with column II and select the correct option from the given codes.
|Column I||Column II|
|(a) City of Dreaming Spires||(i) Belgium|
|(b) Gate of Tears||(ii) Oxford|
|(c) Cockpit of Europe||(iii) Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb|
|(d) Land of Golden Fleece||(iV) Australia|