17 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) Recently, the Environment Ministry has unveiled National Forest Policy(NFP) 2018. It suggests setting up of which of the following national level bodies?
1. National Community Forest Management Mission
2. National Board of Forestry
3. National Forest Foundation
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: Government unveils draft national forest policy

Q.2) With reference to the RFID devices, consider the following statements:
1. They use electromagnetic fields for their working.
2. They have range of several kilometres.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: India to take criminal action against errant solar power developers

Q.3) With reference to the Scorpène class submarines which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. These are nuclear powered submarines.
2. INS Kalvari was the first Scorpene class submarine inducted in the Indian Navy.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: Indigenous module for submarines undergoing trials

Q.4) The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of
a) all import and transactions of a during a given period normally a year
b) goods exported from a country during a year
c) economic transaction between the government of one country to another
d) capital movements from one country to another

Q.5) The Global Liveability Ranking is published by which of the following organisation?
a) The World Bank
b) The International Monetary Fund
c) International Development Association
d) The Economist Intelligence Unit
Inspired by: Measurable development: When cities compete

Q.6) The 1929 Session of Indian, National Congress is of significance in the history of the Freedom Movement because the
a) attainmentof Self­Government was declared as the objective of the Congress
b) attainment of Poorna Swaraj Was adopted as the goal of the Congress
c) Non­Cooperation Movement was launched
d) decision to participate in the Round Table Conference in London was taken

Q.7) With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements :
1. Sattriya is a combination of music, dance and drama.
2. It is a centuries­old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam.
3. It is based on classical Ragas and Talas of devotional songs composed by Tulsidas, Kabir and Mirabai.
Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days?
a) 22 March (or 21st March)
b) 15th May (or 16th May)
c) 31st March (or 30th March)
d) 21st April (or 20th April


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