9 August 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘MIBOR’, related to Indian Interbank Market:
1. It is he interest rate at which banks can borrow funds from other banks in the Indian interbank market.
2. MIBOR is calculated by the National Stock Exchange of India (NSEIL).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both are correct
c) 1 only
d) 2 only
Q.2) Which of the following Official/Minister is the President of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)?
a) Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
b) Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology
c) Union Minister of Agriculture
d) None of the above

Q.3) Article 370 of the Indian constitution is an article that grants special autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The article is drafted in which part of the constitution?
a) Part V
b) Part VI
c) Part XXI
d) Part XIX

Q.4) Income tax department of India is responsible for administering following direct taxation acts, other than the Income-tax Act, 1961
1. Expenditure Tax Act, 1987
2. Various Finance Acts (Passed Every Year in Budget Session)
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.5) Which of the following phenomena might have influenced the evolution of organisms?
1. Continental drift
2. Glacial cycles
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Other than poaching, what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of Ganges River Dolphins?
1. Construction of dams and barrages on rivers
2. Increase in the population of crocodiles in rivers
3. Getting trapped in fishing nets accidentally
4. Use of synthetic fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals in crop­fields in the vicinity of rivers
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.7) The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to
a) solve the problem of minorities in India
b) give effect to the Independence Bill
c) delimit the boundaries between India and Pakistan
d) enquire into the riots in East Bengal

Q.8) Brominated flame retardants are used in many household products like mattresses and upholstery.
Why is there some concern about their use?
1. They are highly resistant to degradation in the environment.
2. They are able to accumulate in humans and animals.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


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