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Daily prelims and mains questions on the App

Dear Students,

Daily prelims and mains questions can now be found on the forum in the App. The procedure is –

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Daily prelims and mains questions on the App

Dear Students,

Daily prelims and mains questions can now be found on the forum in the App. The procedure is –

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Civilsdaily forum now available on the App!

Dear Students,
Civilsdaily App now also has the forum on it. The forum contains all of the GS and optional answers and questions posted by us and by students. It also contains all the questions asked by students, such as the AQAQ initiative. Previous features such as Prelims Daily and Target Mains are also available there. So don’t forget to check the forum everyday!

23 Jan 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)’.
1. ASCI was established in 1985, is committed to the cause of Self-Regulation in Advertising, ensuring the protection of the interests of consumers.
2. ASCI is a government body, and it formulates rules for the public or for the relevant industries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘India Innovation Index’.
1. India Innovation Index is aimed to measure performance of Indian states, that provides impetus to Indian states to drive the innovative spirit.
2. The World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Cornell University are working together to develop an India Innovation Index.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Tangaliya is a 700-year-old indigenous weaving style which employs an exquisite technique of weaving, using raw wool yarn. This style of weaving is famous in
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Maharashtra
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Gujarat

Q.4) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)’.
1. CEPI is a public-private coalition that aims to derail epidemics by speeding development of vaccines.
2. CEPI seeks to outsmart epidemics by developing safe and effective vaccines against known infectious disease threats that could be deployed rapidly to contain outbreaks.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Which among the following is/are member states of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
1. United States
2. India
3. Sri Lanka
4. Japan
5. Bangladesh
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1,2 and 4 only
b) 2 and 5 only
c) 2,3 and 5 only
d) All of the above

Q.6) With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements :
1. Sattriya is a combination of music, dance and drama.
2. It is a centuries­old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam.
3. It is based on classical Ragas and Talas of devotional songs composed by Tulsidas, Kabir and Mirabai.
Which of the statements given above is /are correct? (CSP-2014)
A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days? (CSP-2014)
A. 22 March (or 21st March)
B. 15th May (or 16th May)
C. 31st March (or 30th March)
D. 21st April (or 20th April)

Q.8) With reference to the Indian history of art and culture, consider the following pairs:
Famous work of sculpture         Site
1. A grand image of Buddha’s Mahaparinirvana with numerous celestial musicians above and the sorrowful figures of his followers below : Ajanta
2. A huge image of Varaha Avatar (boar incarnation) of Vishnu, as he rescues Goddess Earth from the deep and chaotic waters, sculpted on rock : Mount Abu
3. “Arjuna’s Penance” /”Descent of Ganga” sculpted on the surface of huge boulders : Mamallapuram
Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly matched? (CSP-2014)
A. 1 and 2 only
B. 3 only,
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3


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23 Jan 2017 | Target Mains: GS Questions

21 Jan 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following tributaries. Which among the following is/are tributaries of Mahanadi.
1. Seonath
2. Hasdeo
3. Muthirapuzha
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.2) Recently, the Centre appointed Alok Verma as the new CBI Director on recommendations of 3-member selection committee. Who among the following is/are part of committee.

1. Leader of the opposition
2. Prime Minister
3. Chief Justice of India
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.3) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)’.
1. It is an international organisation was established in 1997, consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian and Pacific Ocean.
2. The Indian Ocean Tourism Organisation and the Indian Ocean Research Group has observer status in IORA.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) ’16 Psyche’ was sometimes in the news, Which of the following is correctly describes about it?
a) largest comet in solar system
b) Moon of the Neptune
c) a giant metal asteroid
d) None of the above

Q.5) Consider the following statements in about ‘Conference of Central and State Statistical Organisations(COCSSO)’.
1. It provides a platform for the Central and State Statisticians to exchange views and discuss common issues relating to statistical activities.
2. This Conference is conducted by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in collaboration with the Directorate of Economics and Statistics(DES), Government of Maharashtra.
3. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare”.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.6) Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India? (CSP-2015)
A. Saltwater crocodile
B. Olive ridley turtle
C. Gangetic dolphin
D. Gharial

Q.7) The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until (CSP-2014)
A. the First World War when Indian troops were needed by the British and the partition was ended.
B. King George V abrogated Curzon’s Act at the Royal Darbar in Delhi in 1911
C. Gandhiji launched his Civil Disobedience Movement
D. the Partition of India, in 1947 when East Bengal became East Pakistan

Q.8) The 1929 Session of Indian, National Congress is of significance in the history of the Freedom Movement because the (CSP-2014)
A. attainmentof Self­Government was declared as the objective of the Congress
B. attainment of Poorna Swaraj Was adopted as the goal of the Congress
C. Non­Cooperation Movement was launched
D. decision to participate in the Round Table Conference in London was taken


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21 Jan 2017 | Target Mains: GS Questions

20 Jan 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘International Vaccine Institute (IVI)’.
1. IVI was established in 1997, as an initiative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
2. IVI is an international non-profit organization devoted to developing new and improved vaccines to protect the people, especially children, against deadly infectious diseases.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers’ (STCW).
1. The Convention prescribes minimum standards relating to training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers which countries are obliged to meet or exceed.
2. STCW was adopted in 1978 by conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London.
3. One important feature of the Convention is that it applies to ships of party states when visiting ports of states which are non-party to the Convention.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.3) Recently, Pratham’s Annual Status of Education (Rural) report for 2016 was released. In regard with report, which among the following is/are some of the indicators measured?
1. Arithmetic and reading ability
2. Attendance rates
3. Number of schools with/without computers
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.4) The government has launched a dedicated web portal ‘ShaGun’ for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA).
1. It aims to capture and showcase innovations and progress in Elementary Education sector of India by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
2. ‘ShaGun’ has been coined from the words ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality, has been developed with a twin track approach.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) ‘Trincomalee port’, was sometimes in the news. It is located in
a) Sri Lanka
b) Iran
c) Maldives
d) Seychelles

Q.6) When the Reserve Rank of India reduces the Statutory Liquidity Ratio by 50 basis points, which of the following is likely to happen? (CSP-2015)
A. India’s GDP growth rate increases drastically
B. Foreign Institutional Investors may bring more capital into our country
C. Scheduled Commercial Banks may cut their lending rates
D. It may drastically reduce the liquidity to the banking system

Q.7) With reference to the use of nano-technology in health sector, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Targeted drug delivery is made possible by nanotechnologv.
2. Nanotechnology can largely contribute to gene therapy.
Select the correct answer using the code given below. (CSP-2015)
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) In India, markets in agricultural products are regulated under the (CSP-2015)
A. Essential Commodities Act, 1955
B. Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act enacted by States
C. Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937
D. Food Products Order, 1956 and Meat and Food Products Order, 1973


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20 Jan 2017 | Target Mains: GS Questions

19 Jan 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘GST council’.
1. GST Council’s objective is to decide the tax rate, exempted goods and the threshold under the new taxation regime.
2. The GST council is chaired by Union Minister of State in charge of Finance.
3. The decisions of the GST Council will be made by three-fourth majority of the votes cast.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.2) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Raisina Dialogue’.
1. It is an annual conference held in New Delhi, envisioned to be India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics.
2. The conference is jointly organised by Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
3. Theme of 2017 dialogue is ‘The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multipolarity‘.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.3) Consider the following statements about ‘European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)’.
1. CERN is the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory, established in 1953.
2. CERN’s headquarters is located in Geneva on the French-Swiss border.
3. UNESCO and European Commission are associate members of CERN.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.4) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘World Government Summit’.
1. World Government Summit is a knowledge exchange platform at the intersection between government, futurism, technology and innovation.
2. The fifth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS) will be held in UAE.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Recently, the Global Talent Competitiveness index was released by
a) Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
b) Symbiosis school of business
c) World Bank
d) INSEAD business school

Q.6) With reference to ‘dugong’, a mammal found in India, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a herbivorous marine animal.
2. It is found along the entire coast of India.
3. It is given legal protection under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Select the correct answer using the code given below. (CSP-2015)
A. 1 and 2
B. 2 only
C. 1 and 3
D. 3 only

Q.7) Who of the following was/were economic critic/critics of colonialism in India?
1. Dadabhai Naoroji
2. G. Subramania Iyer
3. R. C. Dutt
Select the correct answer using the code given below. (CSP-2015)
A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Which one of the following issues the ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report periodically? (CSP-2015)
A. The Asian Development Bank
B. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
C. The US Federal Reserve Bank
D. The World Bank


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19 Jan 2017 | Target Mains: GS Questions

18 Jan 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) In the context of India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), consider the following pairs of vaccines and diseases:
1. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: Pneumonia
2. Rubella vaccine : Measles
3. Rotavirus vaccine : Diarrhea
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.2) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘PISA – the Program for International Student Assessment’.
1. PISA is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.
2. PISA includes measures of general or cross-curricular competencies, such as collaborative problem solving and emphasizes functional skills.
3. PISA is coordinated by the UNESCO, and conducted in the United States.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.3) Which of the following brings out the ‘Inclusive development index’.
a) World Economic Forum
b) World Bank
c) IMF
d) OECD

Q.4) Consider the following statements about ‘Saksham – 2017′ (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav)’.
1. It is aimed to create awareness amongst masses for judicious utilization and conservation of petroleum products along with use of energy efficient appliances and switching to cleaner fuels.
2. The programme is being organized by Petroleum Conservation Research Association and other Oil & Gas PSUs under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following pairs in regard with famous lakes and state:
1. Najafgarh Lake : Delhi
2. Tso Moriri Lake : Jammu and Kashmir
3. Sasthamkotta Lake : Andhra Pradesh
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the ‘Sedition Committee’.
2. In Rowlatt Satyagraha, Gandhiji tried to utilize the Home Rule League.
3. Demonstrations against the arrival of Simon Commission coincided with Rowlatt Satyagraha.
Select the correct answer using the code given below. (CSP-2015)
A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) Among the following, which were frequently mentioned in the news for the outbreak of Ebola virus recently? (CSP-2015)
A. Syria and Jordan
B. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia
C. Philippines and Papua New Guinea
D. Jamaica, Haiti and Surinam

Q.8) With reference to ‘fly ash’ produced by the power plants using coal as fuel, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Fly ash can be used in the production of bricks for building construction.
2. Fly ash can be used as a replacement for some of the Portland cement contents of concrete.
3. Fly ash is made up of silicon dioxide and calcium oxide only, and does not contain any toxic elements.
Select the correct answer using the code given below. (CSP-2015)
A. 1 and 2
B. 2 only
C. 1 and 3
D. 3 only


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18 Jan 2017 | Target Mains: GS Questions

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