14 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following statements with respect to Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) Database:

  1. It is launched by World Bank with the help of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  2. It measures how adults around the world – including the poor, women, and rural residents – manage their finances and plan for the future.
  3. According to this, India has made rapid progress in improving access to formal financial services.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] How India should close the financial gender gap


Q.2) Idukki Dam in Kerala was recently in news as its gates were opened for the first time due to heavy floods. This dam is built on which of the following river?

a) Bharathappuzha

b) Chalakudy

c) Periyar

d) Pamba

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Keeping dry: On Kerala floods


Q.3) Consider the following statements about Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES):

  1. It is a dedicated laboratory of the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad.
  2. It is the only laboratory in India that has developed methods for collection and cryopreservation of semen and oocytes from wildlife.
  3. It has successfully reproduced endangered blackbuck, spotted deer and Nicobar pigeons.

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

a) Only 2

b) Only 3

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct.

Inspired by: National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank dedicated to nation


Q.4) Which of the given statements about “Ease of Living index 2018”, the data-driven approach to urban planning and management is correct?

  1. The index is released by NITI Aayog.
  2. It is a measure of a city’s ability to provide data on various spheres of performance in real time.
  3. A low score reflects poor state of livability in those cities.
  4. Pune and Mumbai sub-urban are the leading rank holders of the index.

Select the correct codes from the following options:

a) 1, 2 and 4

b) 2 and 4

c) 2, 3 and 4

d) All are Correct

Inspired by: Pune tops Ease of Living index; Patna ranked lowest of 111 cities


Q.5) With an aim to harness India’s rich cultural, historical, religious and natural heritage in boosting tourism and job creation, Swadesh Darshan Scheme was launched in the country.

Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Swadesh Darshan Scheme?

  1. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under Ministry of Tourism.
  2. It aims to develop theme-based tourist circuits in the country which are unique and specific to the area including beaches, culture, heritage, wildlife etc.
  3. “North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom” is the first project developed under the scheme.

Select the correct codes from the following options:

a) All are correct

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) 3 only

Inspired by: [pib] First project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme the ‘North East Circuit to be inaugurated



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