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14 Nov 2016 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

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Q.1) Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Consumer Protection Bill 2015’.

1.The Bill replaces the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.  

2.The Bill enforces consumer rights, and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defect in goods and deficiency in services.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.2) India signed a historic civilian nuclear deal with Japan in Tokyo. Consider the following statements in this regard.

1.India is the first non-member of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) to have signed such a deal with Japan.

2.The objective of NPT is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and its technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.3) ‘Paddy stubble burning’ is a major reason for affecting air quality in Delhi during the onset of winter. Consider the following statements in this regard.

1.Stubble burning is a common practice followed by farmers in Punjab and Haryana to prepare the field for sowing of wheat.

2.Stubble burning kills soil microbes – these microbes are known to consume Nitrogen in the soil.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.4) Consider the following statements in regard with RBI’s monetary policy tools.

1.Open market operations are conducted by the RBI by way of sale or purchase of government securities (g-secs) to adjust money supply conditions.

2.The central bank sells g-secs to infuse liquidity into the system and buys back g-secs to decrease liquidity from the system.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.5) With reference to ‘Helicobacter pullorum pathogen’, consider the following statements.

1.Helicobacter pullorum is commonly found in the liver and gut of poultry birds and is believed to co-evolve with its natural host.

2.Helicobacter pullorum is considered as the source of transmission of the drug-resistant pathogen to humans and ability to cause cancer.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?  

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.6) What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907? (CSP 2016)

A. Introduction of communalism into Indian politics by Lord Minto

B. Extremists’ lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government

C. Foundation of Muslim League

D. Aurobindo Ghosh’s inability to be elected as the president of the Indian National Congress

 

Q.7) The plan of Sir Stafford Cripps envisaged that after the Second World War (CSP 2016)

A. India should be granted complete independence

B. India should be partitioned into two before granting independence

C. India should be made a republic with the condition that she will join the Commonwealth

D. India should be given Dominion status

 

Q.8) Consider the following pairs: (CSP 2016)

Famous place – Region

1.Bodhgaya – Baghelkhand

2.Khajuraho – Bundelkhand

3.Shirdi – Vidarbha

4.Nasik – Malwa

5.Tirupati – Rayalaseema

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

A. 1, 2 and 4

B. 2, 3, 4 and 5

C. 2 and 5 only

D. 1, 3, 4 and 5


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