30 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to the India Post Payment Bank Project, consider the following statements:

  1. It seeks to provide banking services at doorstep to rural areas.
  2. Specially recruited personnel will provide such facilities in remote areas.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: [pib] Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate for setting up of India Post Payments Bank

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/pib-cabinet-approves-revised-cost-estimate-for-setting-up-of-india-post-payments-bank/

 

Q.2) The S-400 anti aircraft system was recently in news. The missile is developed by which of the following countries?

a) Israel

b) US

c) France

d) Russia

Inspired by: 2+2 talks to focus on China

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/22-talks-to-focus-on-china/

 

Q.3) The issue of malicious content, hate mongering etc on Social Media platforms are regulated in India by which of the following body/organisation?

a) CBI

b) Cert-In

c) NCRB

d) State police authorities

Inspired by: Anti-lynching measures: social media sites to be held responsible

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/anti-lynching-measures-social-media-sites-to-be-held-responsible/

 

Q.3) NASA’s Spitzer Telescope has recently completed 15 years since its launch. Which of the following statements about the telescope is/are correct?

  1. It used the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) for the observations.
  2. It assisted in the detection of seven Earth-size exo-planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1.

Select the correct code:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: NASA’s Spitzer telescope completes 15 years in space

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/nasas-spitzer-telescope-completes-15-years-in-space/

 

Q.4) Which of the following countries is/are not a participant in the Vostok -2018 exercise held in Russia?

  1. China
  2. Mongolia
  3. Taiwan
  4. South Korea

Select the correct codes from the following options:

a) 2 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 3 and 4

d) 1 and 4

Inspired by: Russia and China to counter Washington’s “hegemonic impulse” with giant military exercise

The Hindu

 

Q.5) Ganga Box an initiative under Clean Ganga Mission is sponsored by which of the following countries?

a) France

b) Australia

c) Germany

d) EU

Inspired by: Germany to give Rs 990 crore loan for Ganga clean-up

Times of India

 

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