22nd January 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Which of the following statements about the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) is/are correct?

a) The AEPW is an initiative under the UNEP.

b) It aims to mobilise $1 billion to eliminate plastic waste across the world.

c) The Alliance mostly emphasises on Municipal Plastic Waste and its management.

d) India is an observer and will not participate in the initiative.

Inspired by: Global alliance of companies to eliminate plastic waste launched

Global alliance of companies to eliminate plastic waste launched

Q.2) Consider the following statements:

  1. Indian citizens going to Nepal and Bhutan do not necessarily need a visa.
  2. Any Indian can use Aadhaar as ID proof instead of a visa.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: Indians can use Aadhaar to visit Nepal, Bhutan

Indians can use Aadhaar to visit Nepal, Bhutan

Q.3) The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP):

  1. Is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under the Ministry of Rural Development.
  2. Aims to provide financial assistance to the elderly, widows and persons with disabilities in the form of social pensions
  3. It uses SECC data for identifying beneficiaries.

Select the incorrect codes:

a) 1 and 3

b) Only 2

c) Only 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Centre proposes to hike monthly pensions for the elderly poor, disabled and widows

Centre proposes to hike monthly pensions for the elderly poor, disabled and widows

 

Q.4) Which of the following Asian countries is/are not the member of International Solar Alliance?

  1. Pakistan
  2. Bhutan
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Bangladesh

Select the correct alternative:

a) 1 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) All are members

Inspired by: International Solar Alliance plans bank to fund energy access

International Solar Alliance plans bank to fund energy access

Q.5)  Recently the government of Arunachal Pradesh has declared the Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF)–the state’s only conservation festival, as a “state festival”. With reference to the festival, consider the following statements:

  1. The PPHF is being celebrated since colonial era.
  2. The resident Nyishi tribe plays a pivotal role in conserving hornbills in the region.
  3. The festival includes cultural programmes, food stalls, plays, sightseeing, river and village walks, bird-watching, as well as local tribal sports and dances.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 3

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Arunachal govt declares Pakke Hornbill Fest as ‘state festival’

Arunachal govt declares Pakke Hornbill Fest as ‘state festival’

 

 

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