12th March 2019 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

 

 

Q.1) With reference to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during general elections in India, which of the given statements is/are correct?

  1. The MCC has no statutory backing.
  2. The MCC comes into force from the date the election schedule is announced until the date that results are out.

Select the correct alternative:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: Explained: Model Code of Conduct

Explained: Model Code of Conduct

 

Q.2) Recently India unveiled the Xuzhou IT Corridor Project in China. With respect to it, which of the given statements is/are correct?

  1. The Xuzhou IT Corridor Project is partnered by FICCI.
  2. It is first such IT corridor ever set up by India in China.

Select the correct answer:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: India launches third IT corridor in China

India launches third IT corridor in China

 

Q.3) The New Caledonia comprising dozens of islands in the South Pacific is a sovereign territory of:

a) France

b) United Kingdom

c) USA

d) Portugal

Inspired by: The Indian Express

 

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. Daylight Saving is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times.
  2. Countries near the Equator do not experience high variations in daytime hours between seasons.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) 1 and 2

d) Both 1 and 2

Inspired by: The Indian Express

 

Q.5) If a wetland of international importance is brought under the ‘Montreux Record’, what does it imply?

a) Changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring or are likely to occur in the wetland as a result of human interference.

b) The country in which the wetland is located should enact a law to prohibit any human activity within five kilo metres from the edge of the wetland.

c) The survival of the wetland depends on the cultural practices and traditions of certain communities living in its vicinity and therefore the cultural diversity therein should not be destroyed.

d) It is given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’.

Inspired by: CSP 2014

 

 

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