23 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The Open Defecation (ODF) Protocols of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) – Urban released by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Consider the following statements about status of open defecation in India.

  1. The original ODF protocol is notified as ODF city/ward if, at any point of the day, not a single person is found defecating in the open.
  2. Elimination of public urination is included in the advanced ODF++ protocol.
  3. Till now, there has not been any provision regarding open urination.

Which of the given statements is/are not correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 2 only

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Swachhata to target open urination too

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/swachhata-to-target-open-urination-too/

 

Q.2) To curb easy availability of online child porn and gang rape videos, the Centre has designated the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to act on such online content. With respect to the mandate, consider the following statements:

  1. NCRB can initiate probe either on the basis of complaints or by taking suo motu cognizance.
  2. The charge has been conferred on NCRB under section 79 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Which of the given about statements NCRB is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: NCRB to track complaints on sexual violence

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/ncrb-to-track-complaints-on-sexual-violence/

 

Q.3) The UDAN International scheme is designed for State governments that are keen to promote air connectivity on international routes. Consider the following statements about UDAN International Scheme:

  1. The scheme is meant for domestic as well as international airlines.
  2. These airlines will have to conduct a minimum of three and a maximum of seven departures on a given route on three days in a week.
  3. There is no capping of air fares unlike the original RCS (regional connectivity scheme) UDAN.

Which of the given statements is/are not correct?

a) 2 and 3

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) 1 and 3

Inspired by: Centre unveils International UDAN

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/centre-unveils-international-udan/

 

Q.4) Aṭṭhamahāṭhānāni or the Buddha Path refers to-

a) Eight Places where ashes of Buddha are buried under a Stupa.

b) Guidelines or Set of Rules to follow Eightfold Path

c) Eight Great Places of Buddhist Heritage

d) Major sects of Buddhism followed outside India

Inspired by: [pib] International Buddhist Conclave 2018

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/pib-international-buddhist-conclave-2018/

 

Q.5) Justice Ranjit Singh Commission is related to which of the following issues?

a) Drug menace in Punjab

b) Farmer’s suicide in Punjab

c) Sacrilege of Religious Texts

d) Uranium poisoning in Punjab

Inspired by: Punjab Cong. to take on Akalis in Assembly

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