4 August 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC):
1. All the Deputy Governors of the RBI are members of the MPC.
2. Finance Minister is the ex-officio Chairman of the MPC.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 1 only

Q.2) Recently, Indian Prime Minister Shri Modi has proposed to establish BRICS-ARP. It is related to
a) Anti-Terrorism
b) Economic Crisis
c) None is correct
d) Agriculture

Q.3) Recently, a high altitude Cloud Physics Observatory has been established in South India. It is established at a place in
a) Western Ghats
b) Eastern Ghats
c) Low-lying coral islands of Lakshadweep
d) None of the above

Q.4) Which of the following statements regarding the Law Commission of India is/are correct?
1. It is an executive body.
2. The time period of 21st Law Commission will end on 31 August 2018.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Both are correct
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR):
1. It the minimum interest rate of a bank below which it cannot lend.
2. It has replaced the base rate system introduced in July 2010.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Which one of the following is the correct sequence of a food chain? (CSE: 2014)
a) Diatoms­-Crustaceans­-Herrings
b) Crustaceans-­Diatoms-­Herrings
c) Diatoms­-Herrings­-Crustaceans
d) Crustaceans­-Herrings­-Diatoms

Q.7) What are the significances of a practical approach to sugarcane production known as ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative’? (CSE: 2014)
1. Seed cost is very low in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation.
2. Drip irrigation can be practiced very effectively in this.
3. There is no application of chemical/ inorganic fertilizers at all in this.
4. The scope for intercropping is more in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 4 only
c) 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.8) If a wetland of international importance is brought under the ‘Montreux Record’, what does it imply? (CSE: 2014)
a) Changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring or are likely to occur in the wetland as a result of human interference.
b) The country in which the wetland is located should enact a law to prohibit any human activity within five kilo metres from the edge of the wetland
c) The survival of the wetland depends on the cultural practices and traditions of certain communities living in its vicinity and therefore the cultural diversity therein should not be destroyed
d) It is given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’


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