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

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    Q.1) Consider the following statements about the TB disease:
    1. MDR-TB is resistant to more than one of the first-line drugs
    2. XDR-TB is resistant to fluoroquinolones
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a) Both 1 and 2
    b) 2 only
    c) only 1
    d) Neither 1 nor 2


    Q.2) Government is working on the Strategic Partnership (SP) model which is meant to
    promote the private sector in defence manufacturing. Defence Acquisition Council
    (DAC) has an important role in this model. Which of the following statement given below
    is/are correct regarding SP?
    1. DAC is headed by Defence Secretary.
    2. The decisions flowing from the Defence Acquisition Council are to be
    implemented by 3 different Boards and Defence Procurement Board is one of
    Select the correct option using the codes given below.
    a) 1 only
    b) Neither 1 nor 2
    c) Both 1 and 2
    d) 2 only


    Q.3) Recently, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has cleared GM
    mustard (Dhara Mustard Hybrid (DMH -11)) for environmental release and use in farmer
    fields. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. DMH-11 uses a system of genes from soil bacterium that makes mustard
    a self pollinating plant.
    2. Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation(RCGM) is a part of the Department of Biotechnology, Union Government of
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a) 1 only
    b) 2 only
    c) Neither 1 nor 2
    d) Both 1 and 2


    Q.4) Recently, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular that every
    physician should prescribe drugs with generic names. Which of the following statement
    regarding the MCI is/are correct?
    1. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body
    2. Last year, the Medical Council of India’s ethics code for doctors made
    generic prescription mandatory
    3. The Medical Council of India (MCI) monitors medical practice in India.
    Select the correct options using the codes given below.
    a) 1 and 3 only
    b) 2 and 3 only
    c) All are correct
    d) 3 only


    Q.5) Which of the following disease/disease is/are carried by the ‘Aedes aegypti’
    a) Zika
    b) Dengue
    c) Chikungunya
    d) All of the above


    Q.6) Which of the following is/are among the noticeable features of the recommendations of the Thirteenth Finance Commission?
    1. A design for the Goods and Services package linked to adherence to the proposed
    2. A design for the creation of lakhs of jobs in the next ten years in consonance with
    India’s demographic dividend
    3. Devolution of a specific share of central taxes to local bodies as grants
    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


    Q.7) What is/ are the recent policy initiative(s) of Government of India to promote the
    growth of manufacturing sector?
    1. Setting up of National Investment and Manufacturing Zones
    2. Providing the benefit of ‘single window clearance’
    3. Establishing the Technology Acquisition and Development Fund)
    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


    Q.8) Which of the following are the methods of Parliamentary control over public finance
    in India?
    1. Placing Annual Financial Statement before the Parliament
    2. Withdrawal of moneys from Consolidated Fund of India only after passing the
    Appropriation Bill
    3. Provisions of supplementary grants and voteonaccount
    4. A periodic or at least a midyear review of programme of the Government against
    macroeconomic forecasts and expenditure by a
    Parliamentary Budget Office.
    5. Introducing Finance Bill in the Parliament
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    (a) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only
    (b) 1, 2 and 4 only
    (c) 3, 4 and 5 only
    (d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


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  • Profile photo of Kunal Aggarwal Kunal Aggarwal @kunalaggarwal

    @discuss, In Q3 statement 2 is wrong. It is not GEAC which is a part of Dept of Biotechnology but the special committee constituted by it for evaluation which was part of the dept. Isn’t it a wrong statement? Please clarify.

    • Profile photo of Ankur CD Ankur CD @ankur_cd

      Yes, you are right. It was a typing mistake.
      Thanks for correcting us.

  • Profile photo of Vivek Singh Vivek Singh @viveksingh

    6-a : no mandate regarding job creation

  • Profile photo of lokesh kumar lokesh kumar @lokesh-kumar1


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

    1-A. XDR TB resistant to MDR TB drugs (rifampicin, Isoniazid and Fluoroquinoles) and second line drugs. XDR TB can be treated with Bedaquiline.
    2-D. DAC headed by Defence Minister.
    3-C. GM Mustard non self pollinating, approved by GEAC and awaits Environmental Ministry clearance. GEAC under Min of Environment
    5-D. Also Yellow fever.

  • Profile photo of Kunal Aggarwal Kunal Aggarwal @kunalaggarwal

    1 – a
    2 –
    3 – d [It makes it resistant and not self pollinating. GEAC is a part of Environment Ministry]
    4 – c [I registers medical practitioners, medical educational institutes]
    5 – d
    6 –
    7 – d
    8 – a [Never heard of a parliamentary budget office that does a mid year review]


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