19th February 2019 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

 Q.1) The World Sustainable Development Summit recently held in New Delhi was organized by:

a) World Economic Forum

b) UN Development Programme

c) The Energy and Resources Institute

d) World Meteorological Organization

Inspired by: The Hindu


 Q.2) With reference to the Rainfed Agriculture in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The percentage of Rainfed farms outnumber the irrigated land in India
  2. Rain-fed areas account for largest percentage of millets, pulses, cotton, and oilseeds production in India.
  3. About 61 per cent of India’s farmers rely on rain-fed agriculture and 55 per cent of the gross cropped area is under rain-fed farming.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Inspired by: Policy bias against Rainfed agriculture

Policy bias against Rainfed agriculture

Q.3) The famous article “The misfortune of the country” which incited a famous freedom fighter to sedition charges in colonial rule was published by:

a) Anand Mohan Bose

b) Lokmanya Tilak

c) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

d) Barindra Kumar Ghosh

Inspired by: Criticism without incitement to violence isn’t sedition

Criticism without incitement to violence isn’t sedition


Q.4) The Straight of Kerch separates the Sea of Azov with:

a) Red Sea

b) Black Sea

c) Mediterranean Sea

d) Baltic Sea

Inspired by:  Business Standard


Q.5) Which of the following leaf modifications occur(s) in the desert areas to inhibit water loss?

  1. Hard and waxy leaves
  2. Tiny leaves
  3. Thorns instead of leaves

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Inspired by: CSP 2018



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