Q35. Which of the following functions in plants is/are done through transpiration?

1. supplies water for photosynthesis. 2. transports minerals from the soil to all parts of the plant. 3. maintains the shape and structure of the plants by keeping cells turgid. Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1 only B. 1 and 2 only C. 2 and 3 only D. 1, 2Continue reading “Q35. Which of the following functions in plants is/are done through transpiration?”

Q33. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Tawarikh?

1. These are the “histories”, written in Persian language. 2. The authors of Tawarikh were learned men who were secretaries, administrators, poets and courtiers. 3. These authors advised rulers on the need to preserve an “ideal” social order based on birth right and gender distinctions. Select the correct answer using the code given below: A.Continue reading “Q33. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Tawarikh?”

Q32. Consider the following statements regarding the Speaker of the Lok Sabha:

1. He prorogues the House in the absence of quorum. 2. He presides over a joint sitting of the Houses, addressed by the President. 3. He decides whether a bill is a Money bill or not and his decision in this regard is final. 4. He never votes in the House, to maintain his impartiality.Continue reading “Q32. Consider the following statements regarding the Speaker of the Lok Sabha:”

Prelims- Q30. Consider the following statements:

Q30. Consider the following statements: 1. The image formed by a plane mirror is always virtual and erect. 2. An image formed by a convex mirror is always virtual, erect and diminished. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 only C. Both 1 and 2 D. Neither 1 norContinue reading “Prelims- Q30. Consider the following statements:”

Q32. Consider the following statements regarding the Speaker of the Lok Sabha:

Q32. Consider the following statements regarding the Speaker of the Lok Sabha: 1. He prorogues the House in the absence of quorum. 2. He presides over a joint sitting of the Houses, addressed by the President. 3. He decides whether a bill is a Money bill or not and his decision in this regard isContinue reading “Q32. Consider the following statements regarding the Speaker of the Lok Sabha:”

Quiz-Q31. With reference to the features of a perfectly competitive market, consider the following statements:

Q31. With reference to the features of a perfectly competitive market, consider the following statements: 1. All firms in the market produce certain heterogeneous goods/services. 2. In such a market buyers must accept the prevailing prices but the sellers have the freedom to influence the prices. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A.Continue reading “Quiz-Q31. With reference to the features of a perfectly competitive market, consider the following statements:”

Quiz- Q26. Which of the following statements regarding Mughal Architecture is/are correct?

Q26. Which of the following statements regarding Mughal Architecture is/are correct? 1. The Chahar Bagh system in the Mughal Architecture was first introduced by Babur in India. 2. The Pishtaq or Central Towering Dome became one of the most important aspects of Mughal Architecture. 3. Humayun’s Tomb was built in the tradition known as ‘HashtBihisht’.Continue reading “Quiz- Q26. Which of the following statements regarding Mughal Architecture is/are correct?”

Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal?

Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal? 1. Stone carvings in high and low relief on the walls. 2. Delicate carving of marble into jalis and graceful volute 3. Creation of arabesques with pietra dura 4. Art of calligraphy with the inlay of jasperContinue reading “Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal?”

Q22. Which of the following are the features of Parliamentary Form of Government?

Q22. Which of the following are the features of Parliamentary Form of Government? 1. Presence of nominal and real executives 2. Membership of Ministers in the Legislature 3. Leadership of the Prime Minister or the Chief Minister 4. Fixed tenure of the Legislature Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1, 2Continue reading “Q22. Which of the following are the features of Parliamentary Form of Government?”

Quiz-Q23. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

Q23. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched? Enzymes Produced In A. Trypsin – Pancreas B. Pesin – Stomach C. Salivary Amylase – Saliva D. Lipase – Liver Answer: D Exp: The stomach is a large organ which expands when food enters it. The muscular walls of the stomach help in mixing theContinue reading “Quiz-Q23. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?”

Quiz-Q24- Asserssion and Reasoning Question

Paragraph: DIRECTIONS for Question No. 24: The following question consists of two statements, one labelled ‘Assertion’ (A) and the other labelled ‘Reason’ (R). Examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion and the Reason are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select your answerContinue reading “Quiz-Q24- Asserssion and Reasoning Question”

Everything about Tiger Estimation and It’s techniques.

Onestopupsc Fourth all India Tiger estimation has began in the Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve. Appliances and apps being used Android phones and a new app are being used by forest officials to collect field data for digital enumeration.The app, Monitoring System for Tigers – Intensive Protection and Ecological Status (M-StrIPES) is being used for the firstContinue reading “Everything about Tiger Estimation and It’s techniques.”

Why Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake keeps catching fire? Join Telegram Channel

Onestop IAS A huge plume of fire was spotted emanating seemingly spontaneously from the severely-polluted Bellandur Lake in mid January. The Lake has witnessed occasional fires on its surface in the past as well. Apart from fire, the lake also witness the issues like froth formation, loss of biodiversity due to encroachment etc. The BellandurContinue reading “Why Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake keeps catching fire? Join Telegram Channel”

Everything about US shutdown

Onestop IAS: What is a government shutdown? A US government shutdown happens if lawmakers in Congress do not pass enough funding to run government operations and agencies. The federal government shuts down when spending bill lapse and Congress and the President are unable to break the deadlock.The government workforce is placed on an unpaid leaveContinue reading “Everything about US shutdown”

Special provision for Sikkim (Art 371F, 36th Amendment Act, 1975)

Special provision for Sikkim (Art 371F, 36th Amendment Act, 1975) The members of the legislative Assembly of Sikkim shall elect the representative of Sikkim in the House of the People. Parliament may provide for the number of seats in the Assembly to protect the rights and interests of various sections of the population of Sikkim,Continue reading “Special provision for Sikkim (Art 371F, 36th Amendment Act, 1975)”

Quiz- Q4. Which of the following is the most appropriate description of Species?

Q4. Which of the following is the most appropriate description of Species? A. The assemblage of the population of plants, animals, bacteria and fungi that live in an area and interact with each other. B. A community of animals and plants inhabiting a particular area. C. Similar organisms having the potential for interbreeding and producingContinue reading “Quiz- Q4. Which of the following is the most appropriate description of Species?”

Quiz- Q5. The Indian Constitution provides certain fundamental rights only to citizens whereas certain fundamental rights are provided to citizens as well as foreigners. In this regard, which of the following fundamental rights are available to both citizens and foreigners?

Q5. The Indian Constitution provides certain fundamental rights only to citizens whereas certain fundamental rights are provided to citizens as well as foreigners. In this regard, which of the following fundamental rights are available to both citizens and foreigners? 1. Article 20 2. Article 21A 3. Article 19 4. Article 22 5. Article 25 SelectContinue reading “Quiz- Q5. The Indian Constitution provides certain fundamental rights only to citizens whereas certain fundamental rights are provided to citizens as well as foreigners. In this regard, which of the following fundamental rights are available to both citizens and foreigners?”

Quiz- Q10. With reference to Mitochondria, consider the following statements:

Q10. With reference to Mitochondria, consider the following statements: 1. They have their own DNA and ribosomes. 2. They are storage sacs of solid and liquid content. 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 Answer: A Exp: MitochondriaContinue reading “Quiz- Q10. With reference to Mitochondria, consider the following statements:”

Quiz- Q11-12 Which of the following is not one of the reason for the existence of informal sector in a developing country?

Q11. Which of the following is not one of the reason for the existence of informal sector in a developing country? A. Tertiary economies in the formal sector are not developed well enough to absorb all the economies of the informal sector. B. The quality of products and the quality of work in the informalContinue reading “Quiz- Q11-12 Which of the following is not one of the reason for the existence of informal sector in a developing country?”

Q13. Which of the following were the main causes responsible for the Battle of Buxar?

Q13. Which of the following were the main causes responsible for the Battle of Buxar? 1. Illegitimate utilization of dastak for unaccounted profits. 2. Fortification of factories at Calcutta by East India Company. 3. Abolition of all duties on internal trade by Nawab Mir Qasim. Select the correct answer using the code given below: A.Continue reading “Q13. Which of the following were the main causes responsible for the Battle of Buxar?”

Quiz-Q6. When a constitutional amendment aims to modify an article related to the distribution of powers between the States and the Union government, then which of the following type of majority is required to amend the Constitution?

Q6. When a constitutional amendment aims to modify an article related to the distribution of powers between the States and the Union government, then which of the following type of majority is required to amend the Constitution? A. Simple majority in the Parliament with ratification by not less than half of the States. B. SpecialContinue reading “Quiz-Q6. When a constitutional amendment aims to modify an article related to the distribution of powers between the States and the Union government, then which of the following type of majority is required to amend the Constitution?”

Quiz- Q9. Consider the following statements regarding biodiversity hotspot:

Q9. Consider the following statements regarding biodiversity hotspot: 1. A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region that is both threatened with destruction and is a significant reservoir of biodiversity. 2. The German biologist Ernst Haeckel coined the term “biodiversity hotspot”. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 only C.Continue reading “Quiz- Q9. Consider the following statements regarding biodiversity hotspot:”

Quiz- Q7. Which of the following situations give rise to inflation?

Q7. Which of the following situations give rise to inflation? 1. When general level of prices of goods and services rises. 2. When general level of prices of goods and services falls. 3. When purchasing power of the currency decreases. 4. When purchasing power of the currency increases. Select the correct answer using the codeContinue reading “Quiz- Q7. Which of the following situations give rise to inflation?”

Quiz- Q8. Consider the following statements about a cave at Badami:

Q8. Consider the following statements about a cave at Badami: 1. The cave is popularly known as Indra cave. 2. Paintings in the cave represent an extension of tradition from Ajanta caves. 3. Paintings in this cave depict palace scenes. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 1 and 3Continue reading “Quiz- Q8. Consider the following statements about a cave at Badami:”

Quiz- Q2. Consider the following diseases:

Q2. Consider the following diseases: 1. Malaria 2. Hepatitis B 3. Dysentery Which of the above disease(s) is/are caused by protozoans? A. 3 only B. 1 and 2 only C. 1 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and 3 Answer: C Exp: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused byContinue reading “Quiz- Q2. Consider the following diseases:”

Quiz- Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Harappan civilization:

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Harappan civilization: 1. All of the cities were divided into two or more parts. 2. In the divided cities usually, the part to the west was larger but at a lower elevation and called as the lower town. 3. In the divided cities usually, the part to the eastContinue reading “Quiz- Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Harappan civilization:”

Quiz- Q20. Which of the following is/are part of the foreign exchange reserves of India?

Q20. Which of the following is/are part of the foreign exchange reserves of India? 1. Foreign Currency Assets (FCAs) 2. Gold 3. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1 only B. 1 and 2 only C. 2 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and 3 Answer: DContinue reading “Quiz- Q20. Which of the following is/are part of the foreign exchange reserves of India?”

Quiz-Q19. Consider the following pairs: Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

Q19. Consider the following pairs: Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? Ocean Current Coast Affected 1. Humboldt – Brazil 2. Aghulas -Africa 3. Irminger -USA A. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only C. 2 only D. 1 and 3 only Answer: C Exp: Ocean currents are large masses ofContinue reading “Quiz-Q19. Consider the following pairs: Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?”

Quiz- Q18. Consider the following statements regarding the literary work Akbar Nama:

Q18. Consider the following statements regarding the literary work Akbar Nama: 1. Ain-i-Akbari was written by Abul Fazl as part of Akbar Nama. 2. The first and third parts of Akbar Nama provide a historical narrative like birth of Akbar, the history of Timur’s family and the reigns of Babur and Humayun and the SuriContinue reading “Quiz- Q18. Consider the following statements regarding the literary work Akbar Nama:”

Quiz- Q17. Consider the following statements:

Q17. Consider the following statements: 1. Highest peak in the Western Ghats is Anamudi. 2. The Aravalli range is an example of block mountain. 3. Guru Shikhar is the highest peak in the Abu hills. Which of the statements given above are correct? A. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only C. 1Continue reading “Quiz- Q17. Consider the following statements:”

Quiz- Q16. Epidermis on the aerial parts of the plant often secretes a waxy layer to protect against:

Q16. Epidermis on the aerial parts of the plant often secretes a waxy layer to protect against: A. Loss of water B. Mechanical injury C. Invasion by parasitic fungi D. All of the above Answer: D Exp: The outermost layer of cells is known as epidermis. The epidermis is usually made of a single layerContinue reading “Quiz- Q16. Epidermis on the aerial parts of the plant often secretes a waxy layer to protect against:”

Quiz- Q15. The summation of the value of final goods and services produced in each sector of an economy during a particular year is:

Q15. The summation of the value of final goods and services produced in each sector of an economy during a particular year is: A. Net Domestic Product B. Gross National Product C. National Income D. Gross Domestic Product Answer: D Exp: The value of final goods and services produced in each sector during a particularContinue reading “Quiz- Q15. The summation of the value of final goods and services produced in each sector of an economy during a particular year is:”

Q14. In the Stupas of Mauryan period many inscriptional evidences are found. Which of the following was/were inscribed in those Stupas?

Quiz- Q14. In the Stupas of Mauryan period many inscriptional evidences are found. Which of the following was/were inscribed in those Stupas? 1. Name and profession of donors 2. Donations by the guilds 3. Name of the artisans Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1 only B. 1 and 2 onlyContinue reading “Q14. In the Stupas of Mauryan period many inscriptional evidences are found. Which of the following was/were inscribed in those Stupas?”