27 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) The Draft Digital Information in Healthcare Security Act (DISHA), recently seen in news, envisages which of the following bodies?
1. Health information exchange
2. State Electronic Health Authorities
3. National Electronic Health Authority
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only
Inspired by: In draft digital health security law, 5-year jail term, Rs 5 lakh fine for data breach

Q.2) With reference to the Bharat stage emission standards (BSES) which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. These standards are not applicable on internal combustion engines.
2. The timeline for implementation of these standards are set by the Central Pollution Control Board.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 1 only
Inspired by: SC asks Centre to consider rolling out BS-VI fuel in 13 cities by April 2019

Q.3) Which of the following factors are responsible for coral bleaching?
1. Increasing of water temperature.
2. Over fishing
3. Increase in salinity
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Shuddhi movement:
1. It was started by Swami Dayanand Saraswati and Swami Shraddhanand.
2. It was aimed at abolishing the practise of untouchability.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) 1 only

Q.5) With reference to the INS Tarkash, consider the following statements;
1. It is a Talwar-class frigate.
2. It is a warship of Russian origin.
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
Inspired by: U.S., India hold naval training

Q.6) In India other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose what is the importance of the office of the CAG?
1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the parliament when the president of India declares national emergency/ financial emergency
2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the PAC/
3. Information form CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.
4. While dealing with audit and accounting of govt. companies. CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.
Which of the above are correct?
a) 1, 3 and 4 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.7) With reference to the Delimitation Commission, consider the following statements:
1. The orders of the Delimitation Commission cannot be challenged in a Court of Law.
2. When the orders of the Delimitation Commission are laid before the Lok Sabha or State Legislative Assembly, they cannot effect any modifications in the orders.
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.8) The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/ her appointment
a) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of the Houses within six months
b) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of the Lok Sabha within six months
c) must be a member of one of the Houses of the parliament
d) must be a member of the Lok Sabha


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