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

Q.1) Which of the following international organisation publishes ‘Global Gender Gap Report’?
a) World Bank
b) World Economic Forum
c) IMF
d) None of the above

Q.2) Before its dissolution in 2008, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) was an informal strategic dialogue between
1. The United States
2. Japan
3. Australia
4. India
5. England
6. France
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
b) 2, 3, 5 and 6 only
c) 1, 4, 5 and 6 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 6 only

Q.3) With reference to the functions of the ‘Finance Commission of India’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Determine factors governing Grants-in Aid to the states.
2. To make recommendations to president about the resources of panchayats and municipalities.
Select the correct anwer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.4) Which of the following Insurance schemes for farmers given below has/had provisions for local calamities such as landslide, hailstorm, inundation, etc?
1. National Agriculture Insurance Scheme(NAIS)
2. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
3. Experimental Crop Insurance
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1.2 and 3

Q.5) Which of the following elements/compounds given below are used as Nuclear Coolant in the Nuclear Fission Reactor?
1. Heavy Water
2. Sodium
3. Lead
4. Lead-bismuth eutectic
5. NaK eutectic
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) All of the above
c) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only
d) 1, 3 and 4 only

Q.6) Consider the following actions which the government can take :
1. Devaluing the domestic currency.
2. Reduction in the export subsidy.
3. Adopting suitable policies which attract greater FDI and more funds from FIIs.
Which of the above action/actions can help in reducing the current account deficit ?
a) 1 and 2 .
b) 2 and 3 .
c) 3 only.
d) 1 and 3.

Q.7) he constitution (seventy­third amendment) act, 1992, which aims at promoting the panchayati raj institutions in the country,
provides for which of the following ?
1. Constitution of district planning committees.
2. State election commissions to conduct all panchayat elections.
3. Establishment of state finance commission.
State the correct answer using the codes given below :
a) 1 only.
b) 2 and 3 only.
c) 2 and 3 only.
d) 1,2,and 3.

Q.8) Two important rivers­ one with its source in Jharkhand (and known by a different name in odisha), and another, with its source in odisha­ merge at a place only a short distance from the coast of bay of Bengal before flowing into the sea. This is an important site of wildlife and biodiversity and a protected area. Which one of the following could be this ?
a) Bhitarkanika
b) Chandipur­on­sea.
c) Gopalpur­on­sea.
d) Simlipal.


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