8 Nov 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) With reference to the Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT), consider the following statements:
1. He has no fixed tenure.
2. He is placed above the CBI director in the Order of Precedence.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 1 only

Q.2) The Brent Crude, recently seen in the news, is sometimes described as ‘sweet’ due to low content of which of the following element in it.?
a) Sulfur
b) Carbon
c) Nitrogen
d) Oxygen

Q.3) Recently, Banaganapalle mangoes is given Geographical Indication (GI) status. The mangoes belongs to which of the following states?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Maharashtra
c) Karnataka
d) Madhya Pradesh

Q.4) Which of the following organizations is a partner in the Global Nutrition Report?
a) Generations United
c) World Health Organisation
d) Food and Agriculture Organisation

Q.5) A Geographical Indication (GI) tag is primarily an agricultural, natural or a manufactured product (handicrafts and industrial goods) originating from a definite geographical territory. It is given by
a) Ministry of Culture
b) Indian Patent Office
c) Ministry of Environment
d) Government of the particular State

Q.6) Which one of the following observation is not true about the quit India movement of 1942 ?
a) It was a non­violent movement.
b) It was led by mahatma Gandhi.
c) It was a spontaneous movements.
d) It did not attract the labour class in general.

Q.7) Which amongst the following provided a common factor fortribal insurrection in India in the 19th century ?
a) Introduction of a new system of land revenue and taxation of tribal products.
b) Influence of foreign religious missionaries in tribal areas.
c) Rise of a large number of money lenders, traders and revenue farmers as middlemen in tribal areas.
d) The complete disruption of the old agrarian order of the tribal com­munities.

Q.8) What is the difference between blue­tooth and Wi­Fi devices ?
a) Bluetooth uses 2.4 GHz radio frequency band, whereas Wi­Fi can use 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band.
b) Bluetooth is used for wireless local area networks (WLAN) only, whereas Wi­Fi is used for wireless wide area networks (WWAN) only.
c) When information is transmitted between two devices using blue­tooth technology , the devices have to be in the line of sight of each other, but when Wi­Fi technology is used the devices need not be in the line of sight of each other.
d) The statements a) and b) given above are correct in this context.


(1). Answer: (c)
The Chairperson, CBDT is the senior-most IRS civil servant in the Government of India. The Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes is the ex officio Special Secretary to the Government of India and also cadre controlling authority of the Indian Revenue Service.
The current Chairperson of CBDT is Sushil Chandra.
Though there is no fixed tenure, the average tenure of the chairman has been less than 2 years. His tenure however, can be extended.
The CBDT Chairperson is ex-officio special secretary and is under the direct charge of the revenue secretary of India. He is placed above the officers of the rank of Lieutenant-General, Vice-Admiral or Air Marshal, CBI Director and Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General in the Order of Precedence.

(2). Answer: (a)
Brent Crude is a major trading classification of sweet light crude oilthat serves as a major benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide.
This grade is described as light because of its relatively low density, and sweet because of its low sulfur content.
Roughly two-thirds of all crude contracts around the world reference Brent Blend, making it the most widely used marker of all.

(3). Answer: (a)
New Geographical Indication (GI) tags:
*The famous Banaganapalle mangoes of Andhra Pradesh and Tulaipanji rice of West Bengal are among the seven commodities that have been granted GI this year by the Indian patent office
*Other Five commodities: The other five products which have received the GI tag this year include
(1) Pochampally Ikat of Telangana, Gobindobhog rice of West Bengal
(2) Durgi stone carvings and Etikoppaka toys of Andhra Pradesh
(3) and Chakshesang shawl of Nagaland, according to the Indian patent office website

(4). Answer: (c)
The Global Nutrition Report acts as a report card on the world’s nutrition—globally, regionally, and country by country—and on efforts to improve it. It assesses progress in meeting Global Nutrition Targets established by the World Health Assembly. The World Health Organization is a Global Nutrition Report Partner. The Global Nutrition Report convenes existing processes, highlights progress in combating malnutrition and identifies gaps and proposes ways to fill them. Through this, the Report helps to guide action, build accountability and spark increased commitment for further progress towards reducing malnutrition much faster.

(5). Answer: (b)
A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a town, region, or country). It is given by the Indian Patent Office.

(6). Answer: (b)
On August 8, 1942 the Quit India Resolution was passed at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee and here Gandhi made a call to participate people in non-violent way. It’s worth noting that the communists had opposed this movement and it virtually damaged the labour movement. Labour Unions under Communist influence had apparently decided against participation in the movement, there were large-scale strikes in mills at Kanpur, Jamshedpur and Ahmedabad. There was an indifference of the Labour Class, so the statement d is correct. The First statement in this question needs to be looked into. The Quit India Movement was basically promoted a nonviolent and noncooperative movement but it was not a non-violent. There were various events in which Police station, Railway Stations, Railway Lines and Post-Offices were burnt and destroyed.

(7). Answer: (d)
The first option is rejected because it used the term “tribal products”. The second option is rejected because NOT in all areas, the impact of foreign missionaries was seen. The third option is also NOT correct, because not in all areas saw the rise of money lenders. The fourth option is correct and it includes everything what happened in that era. The most common thing was the foreign interference in the indigenous world of their own which dismantled the structure that existed since centuries.

(8). Answer: (a)
Bluetooth networking transmits data via lowpower radio waves. It communicates on a frequency of 2.45 gigahertz (actually between 2.402 GHz and 2.480 GHz, to be exact). Wi-Fi -IEEE 802.11 is a set of standards for implementing wireless local area network (WLAN) computer communication in the 2.4, 3.6 and 5 GHz frequency bands.


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