10 October 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions


Q.1) With reference to the provisions of bye-elections under Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act 1951, consider the following statements:

  1. It provides for bye-election to be held within a period of six months from the date of the occurrence of the vacancy.
  2. Bye elections can be held when the remainder of the term of a member in relation to a vacancy is less than one year.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: [pib] Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act 1951


Q.2) The National Security Council is an agency under:

a) Ministry of Defence

b) Ministry of Home Affairs

c) PMs Office

d) Ministry of External Affairs

Inspired by: Strategic Policy Group to assist National Security Council


Q.3) With reference to the Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA), consider the following statements:

  1. EPCA is a Supreme Court mandated body for the National Capital Region under the section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
  2. It acts only on the basis of complaints made by any individual, representative body or organization functioning in the field of environment.
  3. It is mandated to deal with environmental issues pertaining to the National Capital Region which may be referred to it by the Central Government.

Which of the given statements is/are not correct?

a) 2 and 3

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Centre reconstitutes EPCA, the authority tasked with tackling environment pollution in NCR


Q.4) Vishaka guidelines are associated with:

a) Child Rights Abuse

b) Transgender Rights

c) Sexual Harassment at Workplace

d) Triple Talaq

Inspired by: Explained: When a woman is harassed at work


Q.5) The report “Strengthening Forest Fire Management in India” is jointly released by MoEFCC and:

a) UN Environment

b) WWF

c) IMF

d) World Bank

Inspired by: Forest fires cost India ₹1,100 crore a year: report



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