19 Dec 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & [Tikdams]

Dear student,

One of these questions would have application of Tikdams. Tikdams are smart hacks which help you arrive at the right answer with basic knowledge. Broadly speaking, there are 2 types:

  1. Elimination Tikdams: Extrapolate your basic knowledge to eliminate options which appear out of context. Zero down on 2 choices and then mark the question as per your risk appetite
  2. Estimation Tikdams: Read the question well and work out the answer from within the options – Most of the times UPSC plays with words or embeds clues within the question. A smart aspirant figures them out!

With strong basics and regular practice, you will be able to arrive at a very robust Tikdam framework of your own. To know more, read about this technique here, IAS 2016 by Dr. V & Tikdams 

Note: Please comment your responses to questions in the comment section. It will help you in assessing yourself.


Q.1) Consider the following statement about UDAN scheme:

1. RCS is applicable on route length between 200-800 kilometers with lower limit set for only hilly, remote, island and security sensitive regions.

2.The business model of the scheme is based on Government subsidy and viability gap funding (VGF).

3. The fund for this scheme would come from a Regional Connectivity Fund (RCF) created by levying certain charges on certain flights. States will need to contribute around 20% to this fund.

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

a)   1 and 2

b)   1 and 3

c)   All of the above

d)   2 and 3

Inspired by: Ministry may face fund crunch for UDAN

Q.2) INGRAM portal, recenly seen in news, is related to

a) National Consumer Helpline (NCH)

b) UDAN Scheme

c) Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

d) Annapurna Scheme

Inspired by: Click2read

Q.3) With reference to the ‘Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) scheme’, recently seen in news, consider the following statements:

1. It is launched in all States of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

2. Promotion of tourism is one of the objectives of the scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) 1 only

c) 2 only

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: [pib] Cabinet approves continuation of NLCPR scheme for North East till March 2020

Q.4) Which of the following are the benefits of using ‘Neem Coated Urea’?

1. Neem coating leads to more gradual release of urea, helping plants gain more nutrient and resulting in higher yields.

2. Neem serves as a natural insecticide

3. Less contamination of underground water due to leaching of urea.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] From Plate to Plough: For farmers, the next big idea

Q.5) With reference to the ‘Goods and Service Tax Network (or GSTN)’ which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. It is a non-government organisation.

2. one of its responsibility is to maintain all tax details of the GST.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) Both 1 and 2

b) 1 only

c) 2 only

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: GSTN plans data scan to detect tax evasion

Q.6) Which of the following are included in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?

1. Dispute between the Government of India and one or more States

2. A dispute regarding elections to either House of the parliament or that of Legislature of a State

3. A dispute between the Government of India and Union Territory

4. A disputes between two or more States.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 4

d) 3 and 4

Q.7) Consider the following kinds of organisms:

1. Bacteria

2. fungi

3. flowering plants some species of which of the above kinds of organisms are employed as bio pesticides?

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Biomass gasification is considered to be one of the sustainable solutions to the power crisis in India) In this context which of the following statements correct?

1. Coconut shells, groundnut shells and rice husk can be used in biomass gasification

2. The combustible gases generated from biomass gasification consist of hydrogen and carbon dioxide only

3. The combustible gases generated from biomass gasification can be used for direct heat generation but not in internal combustion engines.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 


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