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

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Q.1) Recently, Asian Development Bank and India have signed a $500 million loan to build long road bridge across the Ganges River. Consider following statements in regard with this.

1. The bridge aims to improve transport connectivity between North Bihar and South Bihar.

2. This will be India’s longest river bridge and acts as a better link between the Patna and the surrounding areas.

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) Recently, ‘Hand-in-Hand 2016’ joint military exercise has began between India and

a) France

b) Russia

c) Japan

d) China

 

Q.3) With reference to Geographical Indication(GI) status, consider the following statements:

1. GI status is an indication that product is identified as a good or an item manufactured or produced in a particular geographical region.

2. GI tag are also covered under the WTO’s Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement.

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) Which of the following correctly describes about ‘Piezoelectric materials’, which was sometimes in the news.

a) It creates electricity when subjected to a mechanical stress

b) It generates kinetic energy when subjected to shear stress

c) It can generate renewable electricity in wind power plants

d) None of the above

 

Q.5) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Medical Council of India’

1. MCI is a statutory body with the responsibility of establishing and maintaining high standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications.

2. The former Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai Committee was appointed to oversee the functioning of the MCI.

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.6) Which of the following is/ are the indicator/ indicators used by IFPRI to compute the Global Hunger Index Report?

1.Undernourishment

2.Child stunting

3.Child Mortality

Select the correct answer using the code given below  (CSP 2016)

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1,2 and 3

D. 1 and 3 only

 

Q.7) There has been a persistent deficit budget year after year. Which action/actions of the following can be taken by the government to reduce the deficit?

1. Reducing Revenue Expenditure

2. Introducing new welfare scheme

3. Rationalizing subsidies

4. Reducing import duties

Select the correct answer using the code below   (CSP-2016)

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1,2,3 and 4

 

Q.8) The establishment of ‘Payment Banks’ is being allowed in India to promote financial inclusion. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this context?

1. Mobile telephone companies and supermarket chains that are owned and controlled by residents are eligible to be promoters of Payment Banks.

2. Payment Banks can issue both credit cards and debit cards

3. Payment banks cannot undertake lending activities.

Select the correct answer using the code given below   (CSP-2016)

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1,2 and 3


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