Q. With reference to India’s biodiversity, Ceylon frogmouth, Coppersmith barbet, Gray-chinned minivet and White-throated redstart are

a) Birds
b) Primates
c) Reptiles
d) Amphibians

Q. ‘Sri Lankan Frogmouth’ is a?

Mammal
Reptile
Bird
Insect

Answer: Bird

From Current Affairs 2019-2020 Test Series.

Q. Which one of the following protected areas is well-known for the conservation of a sub-species of the Indian swamp deer (Barasingha) that thrives well on hard ground and is exclusively graminivorous?

a) Kanha National Park

b) Manas National Park

c) Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

d) Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary

Q. Consider the following statements with reference to the Kanha Tiger Reserve:
1. It is a national park and a Tiger Reserve located in the state of Maharashtra.
2. The Park is respected globally for saving the Barasingha from near extinction and also the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot ‘Bhoorsingh the Barasingha’.
3. The forest of the Kanha Tiger Reserve was originally inhabited by two indigenous tribes of Central India, the Gonds and the Baigas.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Excerpts from Answer Explanation
The park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. The Park is respected globally for saving the Barasingha from near extinction.
It is also the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot, ‘Bhoorsingh the Barasingha’.
From Environment – Subject Test Series
Q. Which of the following Protected Areas are located in Cauvery basin?

1. Nagarhole National Park

2. Papikonda National Park

3. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

4. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q. Papikonda National Park which was recently in news is located at which of the following states?

Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh

Telangana

Kerala

Answer: Andhra Pradesh

Excerpts from Answer Explanation

Papikonda National Park is located in the Papi Hills in East Godavari and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh, and covers an area of 1,012.86 km square.

 

From Daily Test Series

Q. The term ‘West Texas Intermediate, sometimes found in news, refers to a grade of

a) Crude oil

b) Bullion

c) Rare earth elements

d) Uranium

Q. According to the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), the Indian basket of crude oil represents a derived basket comprising

1. West Texas Intermediate (WTI)

2.Brent Blend

3.Dubai Crude

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 

From Daily Test Series

This topic has been extensively covered in our Monthly Current Affairs Magazine as well.

Q. With reference to the Indian economy, consider the following statements :1.  Commercial Paper is a short-term unsecured promissory note.

2. ‘Certificate of Deposit is a long-term of India to a corporation.

3. ‘Call Money’ is a short-term finance used for interbank transactions.

4. “Zero-Coupon Bonds’ are the interest bearing short-term bonds issued by the Scheduled Commercial Banks to corporations.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Call Money Rate’.

1. Call money rate is the rate at which short term funds are borrowed and lent in the money market.

2. The duration of the call money loan is 7 days.

Which of the above is/are correct

From Economics – Test Series

Q. Consider the following statements:

1. Commercial Paper (CP) is a product offered by banks that provides an interest rate premium in exchange for a deposit untouched for a predetermined period of time.

2. A Certificate of Deposit (CD) is a short-term debt instrument issued by companies to raise funds generally for a time period up to one year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Excerpts from Answer Explanation

Commercial Paper (CP) is a short-term debt instrument issued by companies to raise funds generally for a time period up to one year.

From Economics – Subject Test Series