25 Nov 2016 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

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Q.1) Consider the following statements about ‘National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR)’

1. NCAOR is an autonomous Indian research and development institution, situated in Goa, and working under Ministry of Earth Sciences.

2. NCAOR is responsible for administering the Indian Antarctic Program and maintains the India’s Antarctic research station, Maitri.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.2) Consider the following statements in regard with ‘Green bonds’ :

1. Green bond is an environment bond that channels debt capital for projects with environmental benefits.

2. Green bonds are issued by multilateral agencies such as the World Bank, corporations, government agencies and municipalities.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.3) SEBI had constituted a standing committee ‘Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee’ (AIPAC) under chairmanship of

a) N. R. Narayana Murthy

b) T.S.R. Subramanian

c) Vinod Rai

d) Ratan Tata


Q.4) Which of the following correctly describes about ‘FAME India Scheme’

a) Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India.

b) Faster Adoption of Wind Energy for sustanaible environment

c) To give free LPG connections specially in rural households

d) To give free education and free meal in Naxalites schools


Q.5) Recently, Nalanda University gets a new governing board.

Consider following statements in this regard.

1. The new governing board of Nalanda University will be headed by George Yeo.

2. The other members of governing board are representatives from China, Australia, Laos and Thailand.

3. The Ministry of Human Resource Development is the administrative ministry of Nalanda university.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.6) Which of the following are the key features of ‘National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)’?

1.River basin is the unit of planning and management.

2.It spearheads the river conservation efforts at the national level.

3.One of the Chief Ministers of the States through which the Ganga flows becomes the Chairman of NGRBA on rotation basis.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.   (CSP-2016)

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1,2 and 3


Q.7) Why does the Government of India promote the use of ‘Neem-coated Urea’ in agriculture?  (CSP-2016)

A. Release of Neem oil in the soil increases nitrogen fixation by the soil microorganisms.

B. Neem coating slows down the rate of distribution of urea in the soil

C. Nitrous oxide, which is a greenhouse gas, is not at all released into the atmosphere by crop fields.

D. It is a combination of a weedicide and a fertilizer for particular crops.


Q.8) Consider the following statements:

1.The Chief Secretary in a State is appointed by the Government of that State.

2.The Chief Secretary in a State has a fixed tenure.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?   (CSP-2016)

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


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