24 July 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions and Answers

Q.1) Consider the following statements about incremental capital-output ratio (ICOR):

  1. The productivity of investments is measured by the incremental capital-output ratio (ICOR)
  2. Lower the ICOR, higher is the productivity of capital because ICOR measures the capital required to produce an additional unit of output.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Two engines of the economy need to fire

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/op-ed-snap-two-engines-of-the-economy-need-to-fire/

Q.2) Consider the following statements about National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE):

  1. The NCTE Act, 1993, came into force in 1995 and applies to all parts of India, including the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. All institutions running teacher education courses, such as B.Ed and D.El.Ed have to obtain recognition from the NCTE under section 14 of the NCTE Act.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None

Inspired by: NCTE amendment Bill passed

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/ncte-amendment-bill-passed/

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Public affairs Index 2018:

  1. It conducted study across all the Indian states considering them across 10 themes such as essential infrastructure, support to human development, social protection, women and children as well as law and order.
  2. The states were divided into two categories — large and small — on the basis of their population.
  3. States with more than two crore population were considered large.

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 2

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Kerala trumps high-profile peers to top Public Affairs Index 2018

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/kerala-trumps-high-profile-peers-to-top-public-affairs-index-2018/

Q.4) Consider the following statements about Unnat Bharat Abhiyan:

  1. This is an HRD Ministry initiative launched in 2014 with the two-fold aim to provide rural India with professional resource support from institutes of higher education in the field of STEM.
  2. This programme will be launched in collaboration with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) throughout the country.
  3. Each IIT/NIT/IISER will identify 10 villages in its neighbourhood and work out technologies to solve the most pressing issues of the region.

Which of the given statement is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: [pib] Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/pib-unnat-bharat-abhiyan-2-0/

Q.5) Consider the following statement about ‘Study in India’ Programme:

  1. To facilitate Internationalization of Higher Education in India, a Programme viz. ‘Study in India’ has been launched.
  2. EdCIL (India) Limited is the implementing agency for the Programme.

Which of the given statement is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None

Inspired by: [pib] ‘Study in India’ Programme to make India an educational hub for foreign students

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/pib-study-in-india-programme-to-make-india-an-educational-hub-for-foreign-students/


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