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12th January 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Global Solar Council is an executive body under the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  2. It offers programs in regulatory policy, trade policy, new market opening and jobs & skills training.

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: Business Standard

Q.2) The Tons and Giri Rivers are tributaries of which of the following major river?

a) Ganga

b) Brahmaputra

c) Mahanadi

d) Yamuna

Inspired by: Centre signs pact with 5 States on Renukaji dam

Centre signs pact with 5 States on Renukaji dam

Q.3) With reference to the India-Central Asia Dialogue, consider the following statements:

  1. The first India-Central Asia Dialogue was recently held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
  2. Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are also parties to this dialogue.
  3. The participants aim to deliberate on developing viable connectivity options between India and Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Which of the given statements is/are not correct?

a) Only 2

b) 1 and 3

c) Only 3

d) None of the above

Inspired by: First India-Central Asia Dialogue to be held in Uzbekistan

First India-Central Asia Dialogue to be held in Uzbekistan

Q.4) Certain Amendments to the Constitution of India requires the amendment bill to be passed by Special Majority and Ratification by half of the States. Which of the following is/are such a grounds?

  1. Manner of election of President
  2. Executive power of the Union and the State
  3. The Supreme Court and the High Courts
  4. Distribution of legislative power between the Union and the States
  5. Article 368 itself

Select the correct code:

a) All of the above

b) 1, 2 and 5

c) 1, 2, 4, 5

d) 1, 3, 4, 5

Inspired by: Explained: The Amendment procedure

Explained: The Amendment procedure

Q.5) Consider the following statements with respect to the Off-Budget Financing:

  1. It refers to expenditure that’s not funded through the budget.
  2. It does not have any implications on the budget and the fiscal deficit.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Both1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: Explained: Off-Budget Financing

Explained: Off-Budget Financing

 

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