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Question:In Herbivorous mammals cellulose is digested in -View

(a) Appendix

(b) Pancreas

(c) Stomach

(d) caecum

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Question:Which of the below is/are correct? -View

(a) Parabenes act as a preservative in Shampoos.

(b) Parabenes use has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues.

(c) Both a and b

(d) Neither a nor b

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• Parabenes are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products. • These ingredients are added to deodorants, toothpastes, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions and makeups, among other products, to stop the growth of fungus, bacteria and other potentially damaging microbes. • Parabens are believed to disrupt hormone function by mimicking oestrogen. Too much oestrogen can trigger an increase in breast cell division and growth of tumours, which is why paraben use has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues.

Question:Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of 3,500 manufacturing firms across Indian states and union territories was conducted by -View

(a) NITI Aayog

(b) WEF

(c) World bank

(d) Jointly by a and b

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The survey has been conducted, along with the IDFC Institute, to assess the business regulations and enabling environment across India from firms’ perspective.

Question:Which one of the following human cells do not contain mitochondria? -View

(a) Red Blood Cell

(b) Nerve Cell

(c) Liver Cell

(d) Blood Platelets

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• Red blood cells need to remove cell structures like their nucleus, mitochondria, ribosomes upon maturity in order to carry oxygen very efficiently to the cells, utilising space vacant by these cell structures. • http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/britain-allows-three-parent-babies-5-things-about-mitochondrial-donation

Question:Financial Stability and Development Council is chaired by -View

(a) Prime Minister

(b) Governor, RBI

(c) Chief Economic Advisor

(d) Finance Minister

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Answer: Finance Minister
Explaination

The idea to create it was first mooted by the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms in 2008.

Question:Plague is caused by -View

(a) Virus

(b) Bacteria

(c) Protozoa

(d) Nematode

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Plague is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis

Question:When the two ecosystems overlap each other, the area is called -View

(a) Habitat

(b) Niche

(c) Ecotone

(d) Ecotype

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• An ecotone is a zone of junction or a transition area between two biomes [diverse ecosystems]. It is where two communities meet and integrate. • For e.g. the mangrove forests represent an ecotone between marine and terrestrial ecosystem. Other examples are grassland (between forest and desert), estuary (between fresh water and salt water) and river bank or marsh land (between dry and wet).

Question:In herbivorous animals, which of the following types of teeth are absent?. (a) Canines (b) molars (c) incisors (d) premolars -View

(a) Canines

(b) Incisors

(c) Molars

(d) Premolars

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Question:Which of the below is/are correct? -View

(a) Bharat 22 is aimed at helping speed up the government's disinvestment programme.

(b) The Bharat 22 Index will be rebalanced quarterly.

(c) Both a and b

(d) Neither a nor b

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Answer: Both a and b
Explaination

• The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley announced a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) by the name BHARAT 22. • Bharat 22 consists of 22 stocks of CPSE's, PSB's & strategic holding of SUUTI . • Compared to energy heavy CPSE ETF, Bharat 22 is a well diversified portfolio with 6 sectors (Basic Materials, Energy, Finance, FMCG, Industrials & Utilities). • The Bharat 22 Index will be rebalanced annually. ICICI Prudential AMC will be the ETF Manager and Asia Index Private Limited (JV BSE and S& P Global) will be the Index Provider. • In the Budget Speech of 2017-18, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley had promised to use ETF as a vehicle for further disinvestment of shares. • The target for CPSE’s disinvestment in 2017-18 was set at INR 72,500 crore. During the current Financial Year 2017-18, the Government has realised approx INR 9,300 crore through nine disinvestment transactions so far. • http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-bharat-22-etf/article9805925.ece

Question:The Bharat Bill Payment System is conceptualized by (a) Pay U Money (b) National Payments Corporation of India (c) SBI (d) RBI -View

(a) Pay U Money

(b) National Payments Corporation of India

(c) SBI

(d) RBI

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Answer: RBI
Explaination

• The Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) is an RBI conceptualized system driven by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). • BBPS is an integrated bill payment system offering inter operable and accessible bill payment service to customers through a network of agents, enabling multiple payment modes and providing instant confirmation of payment.