29 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) was formed recently by scrapping two Scientific Advisory Committees (SAC) for the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

Which of the following statements about PM-STIAC is/are correct?

  1. It will be chaired by Prime Minister.
  2. It is set to act as a high-level advisory body to several ministries and execute mission-oriented programmes for these ministries.

Select the correct codes from the given options:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: Govt. jettisons scientific advisory panels



Q.2) In context to the appointment of Chief Justice of India, consider the following statements:

  1. The senior-most judge of the Supreme Court is considered fit to hold the office according to the Constitution of India.
  2. CJI recommends the name of new to be CJI to the Law Ministry and the Ministry then conveys it to the President of India.

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: Law ministry writes to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra to recommend successor



Q.3) Consider the following statements about Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI):

  1. It is a Central-PSU of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  2. The company’s mandate has been broadened to cover the entire renewable energy domain.

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: India all set to introduce cap on solar power tariffs



Q.4) Project Navlekha, an online AI based platform for book publishers is developed by which of the following organizations?

a) Facebook

b) Microsoft

c) Apple

d) Google

Inspired by: When we build for India, we build for the world

Economic Times


Q.5) Recently the fourth edition of Asian electoral stakeholders forum (AESF-IV) was held in which of the following countries?

a) Bangladesh

b) Pakistan

c) Sri Lanka

d) Nepal

Inspired by: Fourth Asian electoral stakeholders forum (AESF-IV) set to begin

All India Radio


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