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

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’:
1. It operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
2. Prime Minister of India is its Chairman.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction’:
1. The Convention applies only to children under the age of 16.
2. India has ratified, but convention has not entered into force.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Ind-Ra’, which was recently seen in news:
1. It is a credit rating agency.
2. It is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Government of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) 1 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.4) Which of the following statements regarding the ‘Cabinet Committee on Security’ is/are correct?
1. Minister of External Affairs is also its member.
2. It is chaired by the Minister of Finance.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 ony
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.5) ‘Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a National campaign to
a) Rehabilitate the homeless and destitute the persons and provide them with suitable sources of livelihood.
b) Release the sex workers from their practice and provide them with alternative sources of livelihood.
c) Eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavengers
d) Release the bonded laborers from their bondage and rehabilitate them

Q.6) With reference to the cultural history of medieval India, consider the following statements:
1.Siddhas (sittars) of Tamil region were monotheistic and condemned idolatry.
2.Lingayats of Kannada region questioned the theory of rebirth and rejected the caste hierarchy.
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.7) Which of the following best describes the term ‘import cover’, sometimes seen in the news?
a) It is the ratio of value of imports to the Gross Domestic Product of a country.
b) It is the total value of imports of a country in a year.
c) It is the ratio between the value of exports and that of imports between two countries.
d) It is the number of months of imports that could be paid for by a country’s international reserves.

Q.8) Consider the following pair:
Community sometimes mentioned in the news – In the affairs of
1.Kurd – Bangladesh
2.Madhesi – Nepal
3.Rohingya – Myanmar

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3
d) 3 only


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