13 September 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has recently approved continuation of the Capacity Development Scheme (CDS) for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. Which of the following statements about the CDS is/are correct?

  1. The CDS is a Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  2. The overall objective of the scheme is to augment infrastructural, technical as well as manpower resources for e-learning for Divyang students.

Select the correct codes:

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) None of the above.

Inspired by: [pib] Cabinet approves continuation of Capacity Development Scheme for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20


Q.2) With reference to the Pilot of Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme (PPPS) of the flagship PM-AASHA scheme, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is a procurement initiative only for Oilseeds.
  2. It will be implemented in all the districts and APMCs throughout the country.
  3. If the prices in the market fall below the notified MSP maximum service charges up to 15% of the notified MSP will be payable to the farmers under this scheme.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct.

Inspired by: [pib] Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA)


Q.3) With reference to the Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs, consider the following statements:

  1. An FDC drug includes two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients combined in a single dosage form.
  2. The major advantage of FDCs is improved medication compliance by reducing the pill burden of patients.
  3. If an adverse drug reaction occurs it is very easy to identify the active ingredient responsible for causing the reaction.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: Govt prohibits manufacture, supply, sale of 328 FDC drugs


Q.4) Consider the following statements about the e-Rythu App launched by Andhra Pradesh government:

  1. It is aimed to enable small-scale farmers to market their produce at reasonable prices.
  2. The app will help farmers looking to sell their produce to connect with the right buyers more efficiently in local language and receive the best possible prices.
  3. It is developed by National Informatics Centre.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct.

Inspired by: Andhra launches e-Rythu to boost cashless farm ecosystem


Q.5) The Khirki Mosque was recently in news was built in the regime of which of the following Delhi Sultanate/dynasty?

a) Mamluk Dynasty

b) Tughlaq Dynasty

c) Sur Empire

d) Sayyid Dynasty

Inspired by: ASI discovers 254 copper coins belonging to the medieval period in the premises of Khirki Mosque in New Delhi



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