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29 October 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is an apex governmental body to address governmental corruption in India. With reference to the CVC, consider the following statements:

  1. It has the status of an autonomous body, free of control from any executive authority, charged with monitoring all vigilance activity under the Government of India.
  2. It was set up after K. Santhanam Committee recommendations.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: [pib] CVC observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2018

[pib] CVC observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2018

Q.2) With reference to the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner of the CVC, which of the given statements is/are correct?

  1. The Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioners are appointed by the President.
  2. The committee consists of the Prime Minister (Chairperson), the Minister of Home Affairs (Member) and the Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People.

Select the correct codes:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: [pib] CVC observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2018

[pib] CVC observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2018

Q.3) The United Nations regards him as a living legend. He has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme as “the Father of Economic Ecology.” Moreover he was one of three from India included in Time magazine’s 1999 list of the “20 most influential Asian people of the 20th century,” the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore.

Which of the following eminent personality is referred in the above paragraph?

a) Verghese Kurien

b) Amartya Sen

c) S. Swaminathan

d) K. R. Varadaraja Rao

Inspired by: [pib] Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018

[pib] Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018

Q.4) Consider the following statements with respect to the Electoral Bonds Scheme 2018:

  1. The bonds will be available in multiples of Rs1,000, Rs10,000, Rs1 lakh, Rs10 lakh and Rs1 crore.
  2. It will remain valid for 15 days and shall not carry the donor’s name, although the payee will have to fulfill KYC.
  3. It will be available for purchase from all branches of the State Bank of India (SBI).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: [pib] Electoral Bond Scheme 2018

[pib] Electoral Bond Scheme 2018

Q.5) With reference to the migratory bird Amur Falcon, consider the following statements:

  1. It breeds in south-eastern Siberia, Mongolia and Northern China and then migrates in winter to Southern Africa.
  2. Its IUCN Conservation status is “Critically Endangered”.
  3. Doyang Lake in Nagaland’s Wokha district is their stopover in India.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Siberian visitors freeze Assam-Meghalaya border dispute

Siberian visitors freeze Assam-Meghalaya border dispute

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