29 Nov 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) With reference to the proposed ‘National Testing Agency (NTA)’, which was recently in news, consider the following statements:
1. It will be registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860.
2. It will be an autonomous organsation.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.2) Which of the following statements regarding the ‘Blue Economy’ is incorrect?
a) It is founded upon a systems approach, wherein renewable and organic inputs are fed into sustainably designed systems to fuel “blue growth.”
b) is envisaged as the integration of Ocean Economy development with the principles of social inclusion, environmental sustainability and innovative, dynamic business models
c) The concept of blue economy encompasses even maritime activities, such as shipping services.
d) All of the above are correct

Q.3) With reference to the ‘United Nations Convention against Torture’, recently seen in news, whiich of the following statements is/are correct?
1. India has already India signed the convention.
2. The convention forbids states to transport people to any country where there is reason to believe they will be tortured.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 2 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 1 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.4) Recently, which of the following organisation has released the “Global Gender Gap Report 2017”?
a) IMF
b) World Economic Forum
c) United Nations
d) World Bank

Q.5) Consider the following locations:
1. Chitradurga
2. Pashan
3. Wheeler Island
Which of the above is/are test ranges of DRDO ?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) According to the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the President of India to cause to be laid before the Parliament which of the following?
1. The Recommendations of the Union Finance Commission
2. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee
3. The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
4. The Report of the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes
Select the correct answer the using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.7) A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and rajyasabha calls for a joint sitting of the parliament during the passage of
1. ordinary legislation
2. money bill
3. constitution amendment bill
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.8) How do District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) help in the reduction of rural poverty in India?
1. DRDAs act as Panchayati Raj Institutions in certain specified backward regions of the country.
2. DRDAs undertake area­specific scientific study of the cause of poverty and malnutrition and prepare detailed remedial measures.
3. DRDAs secure inter­sectoral and inter­departmental coordination and cooperation for effective implementation of anti­ poverty programmes.
4. DRDAs watch over and ensure effective utilisation of the funds intended for anti­poverty programme.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 3 and 4 only
c) 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


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