19 July 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions and Answers

Q.1) Consider the following statements about Meghalayan Age:

  1. The Meghalayan Age began with a mega global drought that devastated ancient agricultural civilisations from Egypt to China.
  2. It is a part of Anthropocene epoch of the Quaternary Period.
  3. It begins 11700 years before present.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a)All are correct

b)2 and 3

c)Only 1

d)1 and 3

Inspired by: Newest phase in Earth’s history named after Meghalaya rock


Q.2) Which of the following statements about Lynching are correct?

  1. It is a form of collective hate crime.
  2. It is yet not a crime in India.
  3. There are no provisions for prohibition of lynching either in CrPC or IPC.

Select the correct code:

a)1 and 2

b)2 only

c)1 only

d)All are correct

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] The mob that hates


Q.3) Exercise Pitch Black is to be held in which of the following country?

  1. a)Australia
  2. b)Sri Lanka
  3. c)Indonesia
  4. d)Japan

Inspired by: [pib] IAF participation in Ex Pitch Black 2018


Q.4) Under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill , 2018 who is defined as a fugitive offender?

  1. It is any individual against whom a warrant for arrest in relation to a scheduled offence has been issued by any court in India.
  2. The person who has either left India to avoid criminal prosecution, or who, being abroad, refuses to return to India to face criminal prosecution.

Select the correct code:

a)Only 1

b)Only 2

c)Both 1 and 2

d)None of the above

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Explaining the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance


Q.5) Consider the following statements about Open Acreage Licensing Policy:

  1. It was originally promulgated in Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP).
  2. It gives the option to a hydrocarbon company to select the exploration blocks throughout the year without waiting for the formal bid round from the Government.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a)Only 1

b)Only 2

c)Both 1 and 2


Inspired by: Cabinet relaxes NELP, pre-NELP pact rules


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