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

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Q.1) With reference to “Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD)” scheme, consider the following statements.

1. TREAD scheme is operated by Ministry of Women and Child Development to promote women entrepreneurs.

2. The lending banks would finance loan assistance for a group of women through NGOs for undertaking non-farm activities.

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) The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has created underground rock caverns for storage of crude oil under Strategic Petroleum Reserve project at which of the following locations?

1. Vishakhapatnam

2. Mangalore

3. Padur

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

 

Q.3) Consider the following pairs, with reference to popular regions for natural gas pipelines.

1. Henry Hub : Russia

2. National Balancing Point : UK

3. Alberta : Canada

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 2

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3

 

Q.4) In 2015-16, 26 items got Geographical Indication(GI) status. Which among the following items/products got GI status.

1. Chanderi Fabric (Madhya Pradesh)

2. Thanjavur Paintings (Tamil Nadu)

3. Allahabad Surkha (Uttar Pradesh)

Select the correct answer using the code given below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

 

Q.5) Consider the following statements about ‘TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II), a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV).

1. TAPAS 201 is being developed to carry out the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance roles for the Armed Forces.

2. TAPAS 201 has been indigenously designed and developed by ISRO and DRDO.

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 one of the following is a purpose of ‘UDAY’, a scheme of the Government? (CSP-2016)

A. Providing technical and financial assistance to the start-up entrepreneurs in the field of renewable sources of energy

B. Providing electricity to every household in the country of 2018

C. Replacing the coal-based power plants with natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind and tidal power plants over a period of time

D. Providing for financial turnaround and revival of power distribution companies

 

Q.7) The term ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of    (CSP-2016)

A. Pledges made by the European countries to rehabilitate refugees from the war-affected Middle East

B. Plan of action outlined by the countries of the world to combat climate change

C. Capital contributed by the member countries in the establishment of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

D. Plan of action outlined by the countries of the world regarding Sustainable Development Goals

 

Q.8) With reference to ‘LiFi’, recently in the news which of the following statements is / are correct?

1.It uses light as the medium for high speed data transmission

2.It is a wireless technology and is several times faster than ‘WiFi’

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

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


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