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    Q.1) Consider the following statements about ‘Central Road Research Institute (CRRI)’:
    1. It is a premier national research institute aims at carrying out research and development project on design, construction and maintenance of roads and runways economically.
    2. It provides technical and consultancy services to various user organisations in India and abroad.
    3. It is registered with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to provide consultancy service and to meet the specialised training for the highway.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    a) 1 and 2 only
    b) 2 and 3 only
    c) 1 and 3 only
    d) 1, 2 and 3
    Ans. (d)
    Explanation: The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) is a premier national research institute with the objective of carrying out research and development project on design, construction and maintenance of roads and runways economically. The institute has also professional linkage with World Road Association, International Road Federation (IRF) and Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), U.K for research and consultancy services. It imparts a popular training course on Road Development Planning and Management (RDP).
    Source: http://www.crridom.gov.in/content/about-crri

     

    Q.2) Consider the following statements about ‘Channakeshava temple’:
    1. The temple is in Belur, constructed by Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala dynasty, is a monument recognised by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
    2. It is considered to be the first temple of Hoysala style and regarded a marvel of architecture in typical Hoysala style.
    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
    Ans. (c)
    Explanation : The Channakeshava temple in Belur — a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture — turned 900 this year. Belur, along with Halebid, is proposed as a UNESCO heritage site. The temple, constructed by Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala dynasty, is a monument recognised by the ASI. Considered to be the first temple of Hoysala style, it was built between 1106 and 1117. The temple is regarded a marvel of architecture in typical Hoysala style. It commemorates the king’s victory in 1104.
    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/marvel-of-hoysala-style-turns-900/article18082325.ece

     

    Q.3) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Vienna Convention on Consular Relations’:
    1. The Vienna Convention on Consular of 1963 is an international treaty that defines a framework for consular relations between independent states.
    2. India is not a state party to the Vienna Convention on Consular relations.
    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
    Ans. (a)
    Explanation: The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 is an international treaty that defines a framework for consular relations between independent states. A consul normally operates out of an embassy in another country, and performs two functions: (1) protecting in the host country the interests of their countrymen, and (2) furthering the commercial and economic relations between the two states. While a consul is not a diplomat, they work out of the same premises, and under this treaty they are afforded most of the same privileges, including a variation of diplomatic immunity called consular immunity. The treaty has been ratified by 179 states.
    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-strange-case-of-kulbhushan-jadhav/article18072135.ece

     

    Q.4) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)’:
    1. The idea to create such a super regulatory body was first mooted by the Raghuram Rajan Committee in 2008.
    2. It envisages to strengthen and institutionalise the mechanism of maintaining financial stability, financial sector development, along with monitoring macro-prudential regulation of economy.
    3. The chairperson of the Financial Stability and Development Council is Union Finance Minister of India.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    a) 1 and 2 only
    b) 2 and 3 only
    c) 1 and 3 only
    d) 1, 2 and 3
    Ans. (d)
    Explanation: The Financial Stability and Development Council aims to dealing with macro prudential and financial regularities in the entire financial sector of India. Finally in 2010, the then Finance Minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee, decided to set up such an autonomous body dealing with macro prudential and financial regularities in the entire financial sector of India.An apex-level FSDC is not a statutory body.
    Titbits: The recent global economic meltdown has put pressure on governments and institutions across the globe to regulate their economic assets. This council is seen as India’s initiative to be better conditioned to prevent such incidents in future.The new body envisages to strengthen and institutionalise the mechanism of maintaining financial stability, financial sector development, inter-regulatory coordination along with monitoring macro-prudential regulation of economy.
    Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/fsdc-panel-reviews-global-domestic-factors-impinging-financial-stability-117041701158_1.html

     

    Q.5) Yangshan islands is located in
    a) East China Sea
    b) South China Sea
    c) Pacific Ocean
    d) Red Sea
    Ans. (a)
    Explanation: The Yangshan islands is in the East China Sea — a panoramic view of a vast deep water port opens out, which serves as Shanghai’s gateway to the rest of the world. The Yangshan deep-water port is the core of the larger Shanghai international shipping centre.
    Titbits: Yangshan Deep-Water Port is a deep water port for container ships in Hangzhou Bay south of Shanghai. Connected to Shanghai’s Pudong New Area by the Donghai Bridge and forming part of the Port of Shanghai, the islands of Greater and Lesser Yangshan are administered separately as part of Zhejiang’s Shengsi County.
    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/shanghais-ambitions-ride-on-yangshan-deep-water-port/article18073443.ece

     

    Q.6) The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of (CSP-2012)
    A. bhakti
    B. image worship and yajnas
    C. worship of nature and yajnas
    D. worship of nature and bhakti
    Answer: Option C
    The early Vedic Aryans indulged in Image Worship and Yajnas.
    Source: NCERT – Ancient India

     

    Q.7) Which of the following statements is/ are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?
    1. It opposed idolatry.
    2. It denied the need for a priestly class for interpreting the religious texts.
    3. It popularized the doctrine that the Vedas are infallible.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below: (CSP-2012)
    A. 1 only
    B. 1 and 2 only
    C. 3 only
    D. 1, 2 and 3
    Answer: Option B
    Source: NCERT – Modern India

     

    Q.8) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) acts as a bankers’ bank. This would imply which of the following?
    1 Other bank retains their deposits with the RBI.
    2 The RBI lends funds to the commercial banks in times of need)
    3 The RBI advises the commercial banks on monetary matters.
    Correct statement(s) is/are? (CSP-2012)
    A. 2 and 3 only
    B. 1 and 2 only
    C. 1 and 3 only
    D. 1, 2 and 3
    Answer: Option D
    Source: NCERT – Economy


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

    1-D. Under CSIR. Located at New Delhi
    2-C
    3-A. India signed and ratified the treaty
    4-D.Includes RBI Governor, Finance Secretary,Chief Economic advisor, Secretary of Dept of Fin services, Heads of IRDA,SEBI,PFRDA.
    5-
    6-C
    7-B
    8-B

  • Profile photo of Kunal Aggarwal Kunal Aggarwal @kunalaggarwal

    1 – d
    2 –
    3 – a
    4 – d [Members include heads of regulatory bodies like RBI, SEBI etc.]
    5 –
    6 – c
    7 – b
    8 – d

  • Profile photo of Vivek Singh Vivek Singh @viveksingh

    1-d
    2-a(doubt about being 1st)
    3-a
    4-d
    5-a (near shanghai)
    6-c
    7-b
    8-b

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