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    Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)’.
    1. GMRT is an array of thirty fully steerable parabolic radio telescopes of 45 metre diameter, observing at metre wavelengths, is located near Ahmedabad.
    2. It is operated by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, a part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
    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) Recently, Bengaluru hosts 14th Edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Consider the following statements in this regard:
    1. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated on 9 January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.
    2. The theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is “Reviving participation of the Indian Diaspora”.
    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) China is setting up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in a Tibet. Consider the following statements in this regard:
    1. The telescope will be located at Ngari, which is said to be one of the world’s best spots to detect tiny twists in cosmic light.
    2. The telescope aims to detect the faintest of echoes resonating from the universe, which may reveal more about the Big Bang theory.
    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) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Public Accounts Committee (PAC)’.
    1. PAC examines the appropriation accounts and the finance accounts of the Union government and any other accounts laid before the Lok Sabha.
    2. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) is called as ‘Friend, Philosopher and Guide’ of PAC.
    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, Strait of Hormuz was in the news, it is a strait that connects
    a) Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf
    b) Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Oman
    c) Gulf of Guinea and Gulf of Qatar
    d) None of the above

     

    Q.6) There has been a persistent deficit budget year after year. Which of the following actions can be taken by the government to reduce the deficit?
    1. Reducing revenue expenditure
    2. Introducing new welfare schemes
    3. Rationalizing subsidies
    4. Expanding industries
    Select the correct answer using the code given below. (CSP-2015)
    A. 1 and 3 only
    B. 2 and 3 only
    C. 1 only
    D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

     

    Q.7) Which of the following has/have been accorded ‘Geographical Indication’ status?
    1. Banaras Brocades and Sarees
    2. Rajasthani Daal-Bati-Churma
    3. Tirupathi Laddu
    Select the correct answer using the code given below. (CSP-2015)
    A. 1 only
    B. 2 and 3 only
    C. 1 and 3 only
    D. 1, 2 and 3

     

    Q.8) With reference to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. It is a Public Limited Government Company.
    2. It is a Non-Banking Financial Company.
    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


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  • Profile photo of Rudraveer Singh Rudraveer Singh @rudraveersingh

    1)a
    2)d
    3)c
    4)c
    5)a
    6)a
    7)c
    8)c

  • Profile photo of Dev Chaudhary Dev Chaudhary @devchaudhary172

    1-b
    2-b
    3-c
    4-c
    5-a
    6-a
    7-c
    8-c

  • Profile photo of Chandni Kazi Chandni Kazi @chandni-kazi

    1-b ( located near pune)
    2-a;
    3-
    4-b
    5-a;
    6-a
    7-c
    8-c

  • Profile photo of PANKAJ AGGARWAL PANKAJ AGGARWAL @pankaj-aggarwal

    2.a 4.c

  • Profile photo of Kunal Aggarwal Kunal Aggarwal @kunalaggarwal

    1 –
    2 – d [Theme was social innovations and it marks the coming back of Gandhiji to India in 1915 from SA]
    3 – c
    4 – c [Recently in news because the committee has sent a questionnaire to RBI governor Urjit Patel regarding demonetisation. They committee is important from the perspective of holding executive accountable to legislature. Made up of 22 members (15 from LS and 7 from RS), the chairperson is by default from opposition party]
    5 – a
    6 – a
    7 – c
    8 –

  • Profile photo of Anil Anil @anil-hembrom

    1-b (it’s near Pune, MH)
    2-a (Theme: Redefining Engagement with Indian Diaspora)
    3-c
    4-c
    5-a
    6-a
    7-c
    8-c

  • Profile photo of Prasanta Pandey Prasanta Pandey @prasantapandey2014

    1. B (1st Statement all correct except, Ahmedabad. Its in Khodad, 80 Km. from Pune, Maharashtra. Statement 2 is correct.)
    2. A (1st Statement is correct. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9th Jan, 1915. 2nd statement is incorrect, as 2017 theme was “Redefined Engagement With Indian Diaspora”.)
    3. C (I assume Cosmic light and Gravitational wave are same. It is code named Ngari1 and its above 5250 MSL. Total project cost is estimated to be $18.8 million. Joint venture with India.)
    4. B (Its chief function is to examine the audit report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) after it is laid in the Parliament. Eg. 2G Spectrum Case in 2011. PAC is being formed every year with 22 members, 15 from LS and 7 from RS. Term of office is 1 year. Chairman is appointed by Speaker of LS, mostly selected from the opposition party.)
    5. A (Recently US Navy Ship USS Mahan fired warning shots at 4 Iranian Revolutionary Guards Vessels that approached it in the strait of Hormuz with a very “unsafe and unprofessional manner”.
    6. A (Introducing new welfare schemes will increase expenditure and thus will increase the budget deficit. Reducing revenue expenditure and rationalizing subsidies will cut down on the budget deficit. Expanding industries will also need investments which will increase expenditure. So, A is correct answer.)
    7. C (At present, Rajasthani Daal-Bati-Churma does not have the Geographical Indication tag. Banaras Brocades and Sarees and Tirupathi Laddu both have the GI tag.)
    8. C (IREDA was established on 11th March, 1987 as a Public limited Government Company under the Companies Act, 1956 and it promotes, develops and extends financial assistance for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency/Conservation Projects. IREDA has been notified as a “Public Financial Institution” under section 4 ‘A’ of the Companies Act, 1956 and registered as Non-Banking Financial Company (NFBC) with Reserve Bank of India (RBI).)

    • Profile photo of Avancha Anil Avancha Anil @avanchaanil04

      1)b(in pune)
      2)a
      3)c(2 phases ngari -1-target 2021,ngari 2- target not decided,exclusive project of china,close to LAC border between china and india)
      4)b(submits to parliament.)
      5)a
      6)a
      7)c
      8)c

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