6th February 2019 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following statements with respect to the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN):

  1. Farmers who wish to avail themselves of benefits under PM-KISAN must have Aadhaar identification to get full benefits.
  2. The income support will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of beneficiary farmers, in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000 each.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: PM Kisan scheme: Aadhaar optional for first installment; compulsory from second one

PM Kisan scheme: Aadhaar optional for first installment; compulsory from second one

Q.2) Consider the following statements with respect to the Agriculture Census 2015-16:

  1. The average size holdings is highest in Nagaland (5.06 ha) followed by Punjab (3.62 ha).
  2. Countrywide average land holding is size is 1.08 ha.
  3. Small farms are less efficient, especially in cultivating labour-intensive crops or tending livestock.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 1 and 3

c) Only 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: [pib] Categorization of Farmers

[pib] Categorization of Farmers

Q.3) The Shehri Samridhi Utsav, a pan-India initiative was recently celebrated to extend the outreach of:

a) Swachh Bharat Mission

b) Ujjwala Scheme

c) National Urban Livelihoods Mission

d) All of the above

Inspired by: [pib] Shehri Samridhi Utsav

[pib] Shehri Samridhi Utsav

Q.4) Which of the given statements about the GSAT-31 Communication satellite is not correct?

a) GSAT-31 will augment the Ku-band transponder capacity in Geostationary Orbit.

b) It will provide continuity to operational services on some of the in-orbit satellites.

c) It will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to ATM, Stock-exchange, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications.

d) It will be used for Military Purposes

Inspired by: [pib] India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 launched successfully

[pib] India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 launched successfully

Q.5) The World Economic Situation and Prospects is released by:

a) World Economic Forum

b) UN

c) IMF

d) World Bank

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Risks to global growth

[op-ed snap] Risks to global growth

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