IAS Prelims GS Paper-I (Past Paper Ans/Explanations): Questions 81 - 85 of 200

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Question number: 81

» Science

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Question

Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS Astradharini’, that was in the news recently?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Nuclear-powered submarine

b.

Torpedo launch and recovery vessel

c.

Amphibious warfare ship

d.

Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Question number: 82

» Social and Economic Development

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Question

Recently, which one of the following currencies has been proposed to be added to the basket of IMF’s SDR?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Renminbi

b.

Rouble

c.

Rand

d.

Indian Rupee

Question number: 83

» International Organizations

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Question

‘Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) ’, often in the news, is

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A non-governmental international organization

b.

A specialized agency of the United Nations

c.

A division of World Health Organization

d.

An inter-governmental agency sponsored by European Union

Question number: 84

» History

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Question

Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Max Muller

b.

William Jones

c.

Georg Bilhler

d.

James Prinsep

Question number: 85

» Science

Appeared in Year: 2016

MCQ▾

Question

In the context of the developments in Bioinformatics, the term transcriptome, sometimes seen in the news, refers to

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A mechanism of genetic mutations taking place in cells

b.

The full range of mRNA molecules expressed by an organism

c.

The description of the mechanism of gene expression

d.

A range of enzymes used in genome editing

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