30 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Vikas (rocket engine) which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a family of solid fuelled rocket engines.
2. It is used in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) series of expendable launch vehicles only and not in the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) series.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: GSAT-6A gives India bigger eye in the sky

Q.2) The Kisan Credit Card scheme is implemented by which of the following banks?
1. Commercial banks
2. Regional Rural Banks
3. State co-operative banks
Select correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] A smart card for the farmer

Q.3) The Geographical Indications (GI) tag is related to which of the following international organisation?
b) International Trade Organization
c) World Trade Organisation
d) None of the above
Inspired by: Madhya Pradesh’s Kadaknath chicken gets Geographical Indication tag

Q.4) Assertion (A) : ‘Balance of Payments’ represents a better picture of a country’s economic transactions with the rest of the world than the ‘Balance of Trade’.
Reason (R) : ‘Balance of Payments’ takes into account the exchange of both visible and invisible items whereas ‘Balance of Trade’ does not.
a) A is true but R is false
b) A is false but R is true
c) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
d) Both A and R are individually true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

Q.5) With reference to the Fifteenth Finance Commission, consider the following statements:
1. The commission was set up to give recommendations for five fiscal years commencing on 1 April 2020.
2. It is established by the Finance Ministry.
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
Inspired by: Why South India states are objecting to Finance Commission’s mandate

Q.6) Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was
a) the mosque for the use of Royal Family
b) Akbar’s private chamber prayer
c) the hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions.
d) the room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs

Q.7) In the context of food and nutritional security of India, enhancing the ‘Seed Replacement Rates’ of various crops helps in achieving the food production targets of the future. But what is/are the constraint/ constraints in its wider / greater implementation?
1. There is no National Seeds Policy in place.
2. There is no participation of private sector seed companies in the supply of quality seeds of vegetables and planting materials of horticultural crops.
3. There is a demand­ supply gap regarding quality seeds in case of low value and high volume crops.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3
d) None

Q.8) With reference to ‘Eco­ Sensitive Zones’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Eco­ Sensitive Zones are the areas that are declared under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 .
2. The purpose of the declaration of Eco­ Sensitive Zones is to prohibit all kinds of human activities, in those zones except agriculture.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


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