8th and 9th January 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

8th Jan , Wednesday

Q.1) The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is one of the largest recruitment agencies in our country. With respect to the SSC, which of the given statements is/are correct?

  1. The SSC is a statutory body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  2. It was created to ease the burden of the UPSC by taking over the recruitment for posts below the Group ‘A’ level.

Select the correct code:

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: MPs’ panel proposes legal status for SSC

MPs’ panel proposes legal status for SSC

Q.2) With reference to the incidence of Rare Diseases is India, consider the following statements:

  1. Treatment of rare diseases in India is assisted under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
  2. India does not have a definition of rare disease.
  3. WHO defines rare disease as often debilitating lifelong disease or disorder condition with a prevalence of 1 or less, per 1,000 population.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) 1and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct

Inspired by: No policy for rare diseases, govt declares ‘one-time financial assistance’

No policy for rare diseases, govt declares ‘one-time financial assistance’

Q.3) Consider the following statements with respect to the proposed New Delhi International Arbitration Centre:

  1. It will be headed by the Prime Minister of India.
  2. It is aimed to develop India as a flagship institution for only international arbitration centre.

Which of the given statement is/are incorrect?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: Lok Sabha passes New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill

Lok Sabha passes New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill

Q.4) The Labour Code on Industrial Relations as prepared by the Ministry of Labour seeks to modify which of the given legislation(s)?

a) Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

b) Trade Unions Act, 1926

c) Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946

d) All of the above

Inspired by: New national policy for domestic workers being drafted, 40 lakh to benefit

New national policy for domestic workers being drafted, 40 lakh to benefit

Q.5) Which of the following is does not define a person’s eligibility for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Quota?

a) One having annual income below Rs 8 lakh

b) Agriculture land below 5 acres

c) Residential house below 100 sq.ft

d) Residential plot below 100 yards in notified municipality and residential plot below 200 yards in non-notified municipality area

Inspired by: Cabinet approves 10% quota for EWS in general category

Cabinet approves 10% quota for EWS in general category




 

9th Jan , Wednesday

Q.1) Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease is caused by:

a) Microbial infection

b) Bacterial Infection

c) Fungal Infection

d) Viral Infection

Inspired by: Lok Sabha Passes Amendment Bill To Remove Leprosy as Ground For Divorce

Lok Sabha Passes Amendment Bill To Remove Leprosy as Ground For Divorce

Q.2) The Washington Convention is referred for :

a) Migratory Birds

b) Commercial Whaling

c) Trade in endangered species of Wild flora and fauna

d) None of the above

Inspired by: India demands removal of rosewood from CITES

India demands removal of rosewood from CITES

Q.3) The Reserve Bank of India has recently permitted tokenization of various card transactions, including from debit and credit cards. With respect to the tokenization, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Tokenisation will be a free-of-cost service to the customer.
  2. Tokens will be issued by the respective bank of the account holder
  3. It will perform card transactions in contactless mode at POS terminals, QR code payments.

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

a) 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 1 and 3

d) 2 and 3

Inspired by: RBI issues guidelines for tokenization of card transactions

RBI issues guidelines for tokenization of card transactions

Q.4) The Nandan Nilekani Panel recently seen in news is related to:

a) Aadhaar use in KYC

b) Digital Payments

c) Bankers Repository

d) NPA Issue

Inspired by: RBI forms Nandan Nilekani-led digital payments panel

RBI forms Nandan Nilekani-led digital payments panel

Q.5) For a person to be in the Fugitive Economic Offenders’ List:

  1. There shound an arrest warrant against him or her for involvement in economic offences involving at least Rs. 1000 crore or more and has fled from India to escape legal action.
  2. The investigating agencies need to file an application in a Special Court under the Prevention of Money-Laundering Act, 2002 with necessary information.

Select the correct codes:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

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