23 Nov 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) With reference to the ‘Fitch Ratings’, often seen in news, consider the following statements:
1. In Fitch. long-term credit ratings are assigned on an alphabetic scale from ‘AAA’ to ‘D’.
2. It is dual-headquartered.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Which of the following organisation/institution releases Global Wealth Report?
a) The World Bank
b) The IMF
c) The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
d) The Credit Suisse Research Institute

Q.3) Recently, India hosted the World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine. Consider the following statements regarding it:
1. It is an organisation under the aegis of the WHO.
2. India has hosted the congress for the first time.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) The N.K. Singh Committee, recently seen in news, is related to
a) Foreign Exchange Management Act
b) Foreign Exchange Regulation Act
c) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act
d) None of the above

Q.5) Consider the following:
1. China
2. France
3. United Kingdom
4. Germany
Which of the above are included in P5+1 ?
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
b) 1, 3 and 5 only
c) 1, 2 and 3 only
d) 2 and 4 only

Q.6) In the context of global oil prices, “Brent crude oil” is frequently referred to in the news. What does this term imply ?
1. It is a major classification of crude oil.
2. It is sourced from north sea.
3. It does not contain sulphur.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 2 only.
b) 1 and 2 only.
c) 1 and 3 only.
d) 1,2, and 3.

Q.7) The function of heavy water in a nuclear reactor is to ?
a) Slow down the speed of neutrons.
b) Increase the speed of neutrons.
c) Cool down the reactor.
d) Stop the nuclear reaction.

Q.8) In India, if a religious sect/community is given the status of a national minority , what special advantages it is entitled to ?
1. It can establish and administer exclusive educational institutions.
2. The president of India automatically nominates a representative of the community to Lok Sabha.
3. It can derive benefits from the prime minister’s 15­point programme.
Which of the statements give above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only.
b) 2 and 3 only.
c) 1 and 3 only.
d) 1,2 and 3.


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