11 September 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’:
1. It is released as a result of Rio+20 Conference held in 2012.
2. It is a non-binding document.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Recently, the government has recently announced the final rules for creating a ‘National No Fly’ list. Which of the following statements regarding these rules is/are correct?
1. These rules will be applicable for both Indian airlines engaged in domestic and international transport.
2. These rules would also be applicable to foreign carriers.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Tokyo Convention of 1963 is applicable to
a) offences against penal law and to any acts jeopardising the safety of persons or property on board civilian aircraft.
b) the breacher of Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
c) the breacher of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
d) None of the above

Q.4) Which of the following statements explain/explains about the meaning of the ‘Credit Rating’?
1. It is an evaluation of the debt issuers likelihood of default.
2. It evaluates the credit worthiness of an issuer of specific types of debt.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) According to the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, which ranks countries on the basis of a range of health indicators, India has the 154th rank. Global Burden of Disease Study was “institutionalized” at
a) The World Health Organisation
b) The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
c) World Bank
d) Asian Development Bank

Q.6) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF)?(CSE: 2015)
1. NIF is an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology under the Central Government.
2. NIF is an initiative to strengthen the highly advanced scientific research in India’s premier scientific institutions in collaboration with highly advanced foreign scientific institutions.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both I and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) What can be the impact of excessive/ inappropriate use of nitrogenous fertilizers in agriculture? (CSE: 2015)
1. Proliferation of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms in soil can occur.
2. increase in the acidity of soil can take place.
3. Leaching of nitrate to the groundwater can occur.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) With reference to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which of the following statements is/are correct?(CSE: 2015)
1. IUCN is an organ of the United Nations and CITES is an international agreement between governments.
2. IUCN runs thousands of field projects around the world to better manage natural environments.
3. CITES is legally binding on the States that have joined it, but this Convention does not take the place of national laws.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


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