25 June 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions with Answers

Q.1 Consider the following statements about State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report for 2017:

1. It is released by FAO.
2. The report says that child under-nutrition rates continue to drop, although one in four children is still affected by stunting.
3. Climate Change and regional conflicts are one of the major causes of food deprivation.

Which of the following statements is/are CORRECT?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2
c) 2 and 3
d) All of the above

Source-  https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/op-ed-snap-for-nutrition-security-on-undernourishment/

Q.2 Consider the following statements about Census of India:

1. Census was first held in India in 1871.
2. SCs, STs, Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and upper castes are exclusively defined using data from 1931 Census only.
3. The Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 was not the first of such kind conducted in India.

Which of the following statements is/are CORRECT?

a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above

Source- https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/op-ed-snap-the-tools-for-counting/

Q.3 Which of the following statements is/are not correct about Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)?

1. Recently Indian Coast Guard and Bangladesh Navy have agreed to institute a Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) as an annual feature of maritime exercise.
2. It is aimed to curb smuggling  activities in the Bay of Bengal region
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the above

Source- https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/india-bangladesh-navies-to-join-hands/

Q.4 Consider the following statements about Generalised System of Preferences:

1. It is a WTO programme established by the General Agreement in Trade and Services , 1995 in the Uruguay Round of meeting
2. Under this, a member country grants Most Favoured Nation (MFN)status to other members.
3. Recently US is considering India for its GSP eligibility.

Which of the following is/are CORRECT?

a) 1 and 2
b) 1 and 3
c) 3 only
d) All of the above

Source- https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/gsp-win-win-for-indo-u-s-trade/

Q.5 It is a four-day fair to mark the annual menstruation of the goddess. The doors of the temple are shut for visitors to let the goddess go through her period. Erstwhile it’s the only temple where a female genital is worshipped.  And attainment of puberty is celebrated as first marriage among the local girls.”

Which of the following best describes above discussed place?

a) Mansa Devi Temple, Uttarakhand
b) Dakshineshwar Kali temple, West Bengal
c) Karni Mata Temple , Rajasthan
d) Kamakhya Temple, Assam

Source- https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/celebrating-the-goddess-who-bleeds/

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