12 May 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

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    Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding India’s nuclear program:

    1. Dr. Homi Bhabha founded the nuclear research centre, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    2. Pokhran II was a group of 5 nuclear tests
    3. In the commemoration of Pokhran I, May 11 is commemorated as the National Technology Day

    Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

    (a) 1 and 2 only

    (b) All are correct

    (c) 1 and 3 only

    (d) 2 and 3 only


    Q.2) Which of the following statement is incorrect in the context of recently announced Rail Development Authority(RDA)?

    (a) It will have a Chairman along with three members each for tariff, public private partnership and efficiency, standards and benchmarking

    (b) It will be an independent and quasi-judicial body

    (c) It will be able to recruit its own experts

    (d) It will be established by a parliamentary legislation


    Q.3)  Last year, the NDA government had amended the FCRA. Which of the following statement regarding this amendment is/are correct?

    1. It was amended through the Finance Bill route
    2. It changed the definition of foreign companies
    3. It was done retrospectively, it only made valid the foreign donations received after 2010

    Select the correct option using the codes given below.

    (a) All are correct

    (b) 2 and 3 only

    (c) 1 and 3 only

    (d) 1 and 2 only


    Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) in India:

    1. They have capacity of about 4000 MW each
    2. UMPPs initiative was launched in 2014-15

    Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

    (a) 2 only

    (b) 1 only

    (c) Both are correct

    (d) None is correct


    Q.5) Recently, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has inked an agreement to set up Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISC) with which of the following International organisation?

    (a) World Trade Centre(WTO)

    (b) International Monetary Fund

    (c) World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

    (d) None of the Above


    Q.6) Which of the following special powers have been conferred on the Rajya Sabha by the Constitution of India?

    (a) To change the existing territory of a State and to change the name of a State

    (b) To pass a resolution empowering the Parliament to make laws in the State List and to create one or more All India Services

    (c) To amend the election procedure of the President and to determine the pension of the President after his/her retirement

    (d) To determine the functions of the Election Commission and to determine the number of Election Commissioners


    Q.7) How does the National Rural Livelihood Mission seek to improve Livelihood Mission seeks to improve livelihood options of rural poor?
    1. By setting up a large number of new manufacturing industries and agribusiness centres in rural areas.
    2. By strengthening ‘self­help groups’ and providing skills development
    3. By supplying seeds, fertilizers, diesel pump­sets and micro­ irrigation equipment free of cost of farmers.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    (a) 1 and 2 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) 1 and 3 only

    (d) 1, 2 and


    Q.8) The Multi­ Dimensional Poverty Index developed by Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative with UNDP support covers which of the following?
    1. Deprivation of education, health, assets and services at household level
    2. Purchasing power parity at national level
    3. Extent of budget deficit and GDP growth rate at national level
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 and 3 only

    (c) 1 and 3 only

    (d) 1, 2 and 3


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  • Profile photo of Vivek Singh Vivek Singh @viveksingh


  • Profile photo of Neeraj Kumar Neeraj Kumar @neerajad09

    are these current affairs for 2017 prelims as of month of may

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  • Profile photo of rishi suriya rishi suriya @rishi-suriya

    Hi CD Team,
    you’re doing extraordinary work. on CA daily,
    one clarification since im new to this, could you please tell me what is “Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams” i dont understand this your giving from previous paper or framing new.

    thanking you.

    • Profile photo of Discuss Discuss @discuss

      @rishi-suriya, 5 questions on previous days current affairs. 3 questions are from previous years papers. Why previous year questions? Because they give you an idea of the kind of questions which can come in prelims, they tell you what to study and focus on, and many times these questions can be repeated. Hence they are very useful.

    • Profile photo of Ankur CD Ankur CD @ankur_cd

      5 new + 3 previous year= 8 questions in total

  • Profile photo of Harinder Sidhu Harinder Sidhu @harinder-sidhu

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

  • Profile photo of Saravanan N S Saravanan N S @saravanan-ns

    1-A. In commemoration of Pokhran II – Operation Shakti. Also, commemorating Hansa 3 – India’s first indigenous Aircraft and Trishul Missile of DRDO
    2-D. Through Executive Order
    4-B. By Ministry of Power. Launched much earlier – in mid 2000s
    6-B. Article 249- RS can empower Parliament to legislate on State list. Article 312- All India Service
    8-A. Cover Three dimensions- Health, Education, Living Standard and include Ten Indicators.

  • Profile photo of Kunal Aggarwal Kunal Aggarwal @kunalaggarwal

    1- a [In commemoration of Pokhran II and not I. I was in 1974, II was in 1998]
    2 – d [It is an executive body as of now]
    3 – a
    4 – a [It was decided in 2006]
    5 – c [An agency of UN situated in Geneva]
    6 – b [Rajya Sabha through a resolution passed of 2/3rd of members present and voting can authorise parliament to make laws in State List and to create All India services]
    7 – b
    8 – a


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