Submitted by Priyanka Sirohi

Q1. Consider the following statements:

1) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mainly delivers the “earth-observation” satellites  to Sun-Synchronous circular polar orbits of 600-900 Km altitude.

2) PSLV is also used to launch the satellites of lower lift-off mass of up to about 1400 Kg to the elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

ANS: C


Q2. India conducted its first nuclear test during the prime ministership of

a) Morarji Desai

b) Narasimha Rao

c) Indira Gandhi

d) Chaudhary Charan Singh

ANS: C


Q3. Recently ‘Palani panchamirtham’ which is served as the prasadam got GI tag. It is distributed in a temple located in the state of

a) Tamil Nadu

b) Kerala

c) Assam

d) Andhra Pradesh

ANS: A


Q4. Consider the following statements:

1)  India declared its nuclear doctrine just after conducting first nuclear test at Pokhran.

2) India strictly adheres ‘no first use’ doctrine, which cannot be diluted without Parliamentry legislation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

ANS: D


Q5.  The term ‘Yield Curve’ means

1) a line that plots the interest rates at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.

2) An ‘inverted yield curve’ is the one in which the shorter-term yields are higher than the longer-term yields.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

ANS: C


Mains Question:

Q. Does India needs a revision in ‘no first use’ policy of its nuclear doctrine? Substantiate your views.

 

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