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

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Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘International Research Conference on Brucellosis’ which was recently inaugurated in New Delhi.

1. The International Conference on Brucellosis is being organized by the Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with Indian Council for Agriculture Research.

2. Brucellosis is a dreadful disease caused by the genus of the virus known as Brucella and it is endemic in India.

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) Which of the following is/are countries part of ‘BBIN initiative’ in South Asia.

1. India

2. Bangladesh

3. Indonesia

4. Nepal

Select the correct answer using the code given below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) 1,2 and 4


Q.3) The “Marrakesh Action Proclamation” was sometimes in the news, which of the following correctly describes it.

a) Amendment to Montreal protocol for reducing HFC

b) Proclamation to combat climate change

c) Declaration to prevent nuclear proliferation of nuclear supply and weapons.

d) None of the above


Q.4) Consider the following statements about ‘National Student Startup Policy’.

1. The National Student Startup Policy formulated by All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE).

2. It aims to create 100,000 technology based student start-ups and a million employment opportunities within the next 10 years.

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.5)  ‘Market Economy Status’ (MES) was sometimes in the news, is related to which of the following organisation?


b) World Trade Organisation (WTO)

c) G20



Q.6)  With reference to ‘IFC Masala Bonds’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the statements given below is/are correct?  (CSP-2016)

1.The International Finance Corporation, which offers these bonds, is an arm of the World Bank.

2.They are the rupee-denominated bonds and are a source of debt financing for the public and private sector

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


Q.7) Regarding the taxation systems of Krishna Deva, the ruler of Vijayanagar, consider the following statements:   (CSP-2016)

1.The tax rate of land was fixed depending on the quality of the land.

2.Private owners of workshops paid an industry’s tax.

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.8) Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty?   (CSP-2016)

A. Swapnavasavadatta

B. Malavikagnimitra

C. Meghadoota

D. Ratnavati


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