6th November 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) The Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) is an important parameter in employment projections and formulation of employment strategies. With reference to the LFPR, consider the following statements:

  1. LFPR is defined as the number of persons either employed or seeking jobs.
  2. It is obtained by dividing the number of persons in the labour force by total population.
  3. NSSO defines Labour force participation rate (LFPR) as the number of persons/person days in labour force per thousand persons/person days.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] No respite from poverty for Muslims


Q.2) Which of the following statements with reference to the Operation Greens is/are correct?

a) It aims to stabilize the supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops along with all horticulture crops.

b) It will ensure their availability throughout the country round the year without price volatility.

c) FSSAI is the Nodal Agency to implement these price stabilization measures.

d) MoFPI will provide 100% subsidy for transportation and hiring storage facilities for TOP crops.

Inspired by: [pib] Ministry of Food Processing Industries issues guidelines for OPERATION GREENS


Q.3) The most earliest reference of Ayurveda is found in which of the following texts?

a) Atharva Veda

b) Charak Samhita

c) Rigveda

d) None of these

Inspired by: [pib] Ayurveda Day celebrated throughout the Country on 5th November


Q.4) With reference to the Global Drug Survey 2019, consider the following statements:

  1. It is conducted by World Health Organisation.
  2. It releases the World Drug Report.
  3. The GDS 2019 will survey consumption trends in alcohol, cannabis and opiates in India for the first time.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Global Drug Survey set to cover Indians


Q.5) With reference to India’s satellite launch vehicle, consider the following statements:

  1. PSLVs launch the satellites useful for Earth resources monitoring whereas GSLVs are designed mainly to launch communication satellites.
  2. Satellites launched by PSLV appear to remain permanently fixed in the same position in the sky, as viewed from a particular location on Earth.
  3. GSLV MK III is a four-staged launch vehicle with the first and third stages using solid rocket motors; and the second and fourth stages using liquid rocket engines.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) 3 only

Inspired by: CSP 2018



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