06 July 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions and Answers

Q.1) The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) gives three definitions of production costs of agricultural crops. Which of these definitions given below is/are correctly matched?

1. A2: ​​All paid-out expenses in cash and kind, incurred by farmer for sowing.
2. C2: ​​A2 + All forgone interest and rentals on owned land and fixed capital assets.
3. A2+FL:Actual paid out cost including unpaid family labour.

Select the correct code from the following options:

a) All of the above
b) 1 and 2
c) 1 and 3
d) 2 and 3

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Q.2) Recently the Law commission’s report titled Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket in India was published.  

Consider the following statements with respect to the recommendations made by the commission:

1. Parliament may legislate in the exercise of its powers under Articles 249 or 252 of the Constitution to legalize gambling and betting.
2. In case legislation is made under Article 249, states other than the consenting states will be free to adopt the same.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the above

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Q.3) Consider the following statements about Poverty in India:

1. The World Bank defines a person as extremely poor if she is living on less than 1.90 international dollars a day, which are adjusted for inflation as well as price differences between countries.
2. India is no longer home to the highest number of people living in extreme poverty.
3. Research by Brookings Institution say Nigeria had 87 million people living in extreme poverty in May 2018, compared to 73 million in India.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2
c) 2 and 3
d) 3 only


Q.4) Which of the following statements are correct about Bharat Emission Standards?

1. In 2016, the Indian government announced that the country would skip the BS-V norms altogether and adopt BS-VI norms by 2020.
2. Bharat Stage IV emission norms have been in place since April 2010 and it has been enforced for entire country since April 2017.
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the Above

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Q.5) Consider the following statements about Crew Escape (Pad Abort) System:

1. The Crew Escape System is an emergency escape measure to quickly pull the crew module — the astronaut cabin — along with astronauts out to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort.
2. The first ‘pad abort’ test critical for a future human space mission was conducted successfully by ISRO from Wheeler Islands, Odisha.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a) Only 1
b) Only2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the above

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