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

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Q.1) Consider the following statements about ‘Press Council of India (PCI)’.

1. The Press Council of India was first constituted in 1966 as an autonomous, statutory, quasi-judicial body.

2. Chairman of PCI is selected by a Committee consisting of the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Speaker of Lok Sabha and a person elected by members of the Council from among themselves.

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) Consider the following statements with reference to  Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

1. AMRUT is the new avatar of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), implemented in population of one lakh and above.

2. It adopts a project approach to ensure basic infrastructure services relating to water supply, sewerage, storm-water drains and development of green spaces.

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.3) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (UNCRC)

1. UNCRC Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of 16, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under national legislation.

2. India ratified UNCRC in 1992, agreeing in principles all articles except with certain reservations on issues relating to ‘child labour’.

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.4) Recently, Indian Navy has inducted indigenously developed sonars that will boost underwater surveillance capability.

In the context this, consider the following pairs:

1. Abhay – Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System.

2. Humsa UG – upgrade for the Humsa sonar system.

3. AIDSS – Advanced Indigenous Distress sonar system for submarines.

4. NACS – compact hull mounted sonar for shallow water crafts.

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 and 4 only

 

Q.5) With reference to ‘National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)’, consider the following statements.

1. NALSA has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

2. The aim is to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reasons of economic or other disabilities.

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.6) In the context of which of the following do you sometimes find the terms ‘amber box, blue box and green box’ in the news? (CSP-2016)

A. WTO affairs

B. SAARC affairs

C. UNFCCC affairs

D. India-EU negotiations on FTA

 

Q.7) Which of the following is/are included in the capital budget of the Government of India? (CSP-2016)

1.Expenditure on acquisitions of assets like roads, buildings, machinery, etc.

2.Loans received from foreign governments

3.Loans and advances granted to the States and Union Territories

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q.8) What is/are the importance/importances of the ‘United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’? (CSP-2016)

1.It aims to promote effective action through innovative national programmes and supportive international partnerships.

2.It has a special/particular focus on South Asia and North Africa regions, and its Secretariat facilitates the allocation of major portion of financial resources to these regions.

3.It is committed to bottom-up approach, encouraging the participation of local people in combating the desertification.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3


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