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181. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by the UNO in place of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 2015, aim to achieve the 17 goals by the year

(b) 2030
(c) 2040
(d) 2050
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2013

182. Who among the following is the recipient of the Jnanpith Award, 2016?

(a)Shankha Ghosh
(b) Raghuveer Chaudhari
(c) Pratibha Ray
(d) Rehman Rahi
Ans: (*)

CDS (II) 2017

183. Who among the following is the President of Republic of the Union of Myanmar?

(a)Aung San Suu Kyi
(b) Htin Kyaw
(c) Myint Swe
(d) Henry Van Thio
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2015

184. In which one of the following cities are the Summer Olympics, 2020 going to be held?

(b) Paris
(c) Tokyo
(d) Moscow
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2019

185. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: List-I List-II
(Concern) (Product)
A. TISCO 1. Chemicals
B. BALCO 2. Iron & Steel
C. BPCL 3. Electronics
D. BEL 4. Aluminium Code:

(a)2 1 4 3
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 3 1 4 2
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2012

186. Which one of the following planets was explored by Cassini Mission launched by NASA, which ended in September 2017?

(b) Neptune
(c) Saturn
(d) Jupiter
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2007

187. Which one of the following political parties was launched by Irom Sharmila in Manipur?

(a)People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance
(b) Manipur Resistance Alliance
(c) Tribal Resistance Party
(d) Revolutionary People’s Party
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2009

188. The Nobel Prize in Physics for the year 2016 was given to

(a)David J. Thouless
(b) F. Duncan M. Haldane
(c) J. Michael Kosterlitz
(d) All of them
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (I) 2018

189. Who among the following is the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2016?

(a)Nana Patekar
(b) Manoj Kumar
(c) Javed Akhtar
(d) K. Viswanath
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2016

190. Venus, the first environmental research satellite was launched in August 2017 by which one of the following countries?

(b) Russia
(c) China
(d) Israel
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2008

191. The National Handloom Day is observed on

(a)7th June
(b) 17th July
(c) 7th August
(d) 17th September
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2010

192. ‘Tuvalu’ has become a point of discussion recently. Why?

(a)Potato plant that could grow in high altitude
(b) Place in equatorial Africa, where snow is found
(c) New innovative technology to meet global warming
(d) A country under threat of submergence due to ice melting and sea level rise
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

193. One carbon credit is accepted as equivalent to

(a)100 kg of carbon
(b) 100 kg of carbon dioxide
(c) 1000 kg of carbon
(d) 1000 kg of carbon dioxide
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2011

194. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: List-I List-II
(National Highway) (Route)
A. NH-2 1. Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai
B. NH-4 2. Thane-Pune-
C. NH-7 3. Delhi-Agra-
D. NH-8 4. Varanasi-Jabalpur-Nagpur-
Madurai-Kanyakumari Code:

(a)3 4 2 1
(b) 1 2 4 3
(c) 1 4 2 3
(d) 3 2 4 1
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2013

195. Which one of the following statements about the Global Environment Facility Grant Agreement, Signed by India in August 2017 with the World Bank for ‘Ecosystem Service Improvement Project’, is not correct?

(a)The size of the project is about USD 25 million.
(b) The duration of the project is 15 years.
(c) The project will entirely be financed by the World Bank out of its GEF Trust Fund.
(d) The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will implement the project.
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2017

196. The Setu Bharatam Programme of the Government of India is a programme for

(a)building bridges across major rivers for transport of goods
(b) building bridges for safe and seamless travel on national highways
(c) building roads to connect coastal areas
(d) training of highway engineers at the entry level and service level
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

197. Where is world’s first Partition Museum inaugurated recently?

(a)New Delhi
(b) Lahore
(c) Amritsar
(d) Islamabad
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2019

198. The all-women expedition of Indian Navy to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini, is scheduled to have four stopovers. Which one of the following is not one of them?

(b) Lyttelton
(c) Port Stanley
(d) Durban
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2012

199. Which one of the following was the theme of the World Environment Day, 2017?

(a)Green Economy: Does it include you?
(b) Connecting People to Nature
(c) Think, Eat, Save
(d) Many Species, One Planet, One Future
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2007

200. Which one of the following is not included in the National Air Quality Index?

(b) Nitrogen dioxide
(c) Lead
(d) Methane
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (I) 2009

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