8 September 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Recently the Cabinet has given its nod to turn the Pradhan Mantri JanDhan Yojana (PMJDY) into an open-ended scheme with certain additional features. Consider the following statements about the PMJDY:

  1. The Centre has increased the Overdraft limit to ₹10,000 from the existing ₹5,000.
  2. The age range for availing the OD facility has been revised from the 18-60 years to 18-65 years.
  3. The accident insurance cover for new RuPay cardholders has been raised to ₹10 lakh.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All are correct.

Inspired by: JanDhan Yojana made an open-ended scheme



Q.2) PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment is organised by which of the following international group/body?




d) G5

Inspired by: India agrees to end PISA boycott, to participate in 2021


Q.3) Consider the following pairs:

  1. Muthappan Cruise- Valapattanam River
  2. Theyyam Cruise- Valapattanam River
  3. Mangrove Cruise- Kuppam River

Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

a) Only 1

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) All are correct

Inspired by: Tourism Ministry sanctions new projects in Kerala under Swadesh Darshan


Q.4) Recently, India and France have signed an implementation agreement on “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC) Programme of the European Union. The MYC programme was set on the sidelines of which of the following meetings/summit?

a) COP 21, Paris

b) COP 23, Bonn

c) COP 11, Montreal

d) COP 22, Marrakesh

Inspired by: [pib] India and France sign an implementation agreement on “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC)


Q.5) With reference to the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), which was recently signed by India and the US, consider the following statements:

  1. COMCASA will allow two countries to share high end encrypted communication and satellite data.
  2. When a US warship or aircraft detects a Chinese warship or submarine, the Indian Navy will now get to know instantly through the transmission of secure encrypted data to a receiver installed in New Delhi.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] 2+2 = ?: On India-US defence relationship



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