15th February 2019 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following statements with respect to the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM):

  1. It is a Central Sector Scheme administered by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  2. EPFO will be the Pension Fund Manager and responsible for Pension pay out.
  3. An eligible person for this scheme should not be an income tax payer.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Inspired by: [pib] Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM- SYM)

[pib] Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM- SYM)

 

Q.2) With reference to the incidence of Leprosy in India, consider the following statements:

  1. Various personal laws prohibit leprosy as a ground for dissolution of marriage or divorce.
  2. India is a signatory to a UN Resolution which calls for elimination of discrimination against persons suffering from leprosy.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: Parliament passes law removing leprosy as ground for divorce

Parliament passes law removing leprosy as ground for divorce

 

Q.3) Consider the following statements:

  1. Most Favoured Nation is a treatment accorded to a trade partner to ensure non-discriminatory trade between two countries vis-a-vis other trade partners.
  2. Article 1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), 1994, requires every member country of the WTO to accord Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to all other member countries.
  3. The WTO rules allow discrimination in certain cases like in cases when a country signs free trade agreements in a region.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Explained: What is MFN status, how can India hurt Pak by withdrawing it

Explained: What is MFN status, how can India hurt Pak by withdrawing it

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. A Bill originated in Rajya Sabha and is passed by it, but remains pending in Lok Sabha lapses.
  2. A Bill originated in the Rajya Sabha and returned to that House by the Lok Sabha with amendments and still pending in the Rajya Sabha on the date of the dissolution of Lok Sabha lapses.

Which of the given statements is/are not correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: Explained: Effect on Bills when Parliament adjourns sine die

Explained: Effect on Bills when Parliament adjourns sine die

Q.5)  ‘Net metering’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of promoting the:

a) production and use of solar energy by the households/consumers

b) use of piped natural gas in the kitchens of households

c) installation of CNG kits in motor-cars

d) installation of water meters in urban households

Inspired by: CSP 2016

 

 

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