20 September 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The global telecom body International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recently decided to set up its local area office for South Asia in New Delhi. Which of the following statements about ITU is/are correct?

  1. It is United Nations specialised agency for Information and Communication Technologies.
  2. Its entry is open for all countries, Private Companies as well as institutions.
  3. India has been member of ITU since 1869.

Select the correct codes:

a) All are correct

b) Only 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1 and 2

Inspired by: ITU South Asia area office and tech innovation centre to be set up in Delhi



Q.2) With reference to the Upgraded Akash Missile Systems, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is made by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
  2. It is procured under Buy Indian Programme.
  3. It has a large operational envelope, from 30 metre to a maximum of 20 km.

Select the correct codes:

a) All are correct

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 1

d) Only 2

Inspired by: [pib] DAC Approves Procurement of Equipment worth Rs 9,100 Crores


Q.3) Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) is a project aimed to improve the safety and operational performance of selected existing dams and mitigate risks to ensure safety of downstream population and property.

Which of the following statements about DRIP is/are correct?

  1. It is aided from IMF funds.
  2. It was launched in 2012 by Central Water Commission (CWC) under Ministry of Water Resources.
  3. It is operated in all states and union territories of India.

Select the correct codes:

a) All are correct

b) 1 and 2

c) Only 2

d) Only 3

Inspired by: [pib] Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate of Dam rehabilitation and Improvement Project



Q.4) Article 123 of the Constitution of India confers power to the President to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Parliament. Which of the following statements about this power is/are not correct?

a) The decision of the President to issue an ordinance can be questioned in a court of Law.

b) Ordinance issued by the President must be laid before both the houses of Parliament when it reassembles.

c) From the date of reassembly the ordinance is valid for a period of six months.

d) Ordinance cannot be issued to amend the constitution.

Inspired by: Triple talaq is criminal offence


Q.5) Which of the following state(s) or UT(s) is/are a part of Southern Zonal Council?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Puducherry
  3. Karnataka
  4. Telangana

Select the correct codes:

a) All of the above

b) 1, 3, 4

c) 1, 2, 4

d) 1 and 4 only

Inspired by: Union Home Minister chairs Southern Zonal Council Meeting

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