5 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Kuthiyottam ritual, consider the following statements:
1. It is usually performed during the Pongala festival.
2. The ritual is famous in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2
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Q.2) The Global Environment Fund is the financial mechanism for which of the following International conventions?
1. United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)
2. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
3. Minamata Convention on Mercury
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: UN spotlight on Kerala’s energy-positive campus

Q.3) Consider the following statement regarding the Transparency International:
1. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO).
2. It is attached to the UN for its operations.
3. It is Headquartered in Paris, France.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) All of the above are correct
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.4) The ‘Global Status Report 2017: Towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector’ is recently published by
a) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
b) Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
c) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
d) European Environment Agency (EEA)
Inspired by: UN spotlight on Kerala’s energy-positive campus

Q.5) With reference to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), consider the following statements:
1. It is a legally binding agreement.
2. India has signed the convention but didn’t ratify it yet.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 1 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Fear of forfeiture: on the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

Q.6) How do you distinguish between kuchipudi and bharatnatyam dances?
1. Dancers occasionally speaking dialogues i found in kuchipudi dance but not in bharatnatyam.
2 . Dancing on the brass plate by keeping the feet on its edges is a feature of bharatnatyam but have such a form of movements.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) both 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) Which of the following would include Foreign Direct Investment on India?
1. Subsidiaries of foreign companies in India
2. Majority foreign equity holding in Indian companies
3. Companies exclusively financed by foreign companies
4. Portfolio investment
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1, 2 , 3 and 4
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Q.8) The Rowlatt act aimed at
a) compulsory economic support to war efforts
b) imprisonment without trial and summary procedures for trial
c) suppression of the khilafat movement
d) imposition of restrictions on freedom of the press


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