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30 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Vikas (rocket engine) which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a family of solid fuelled rocket engines.
2. It is used in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) series of expendable launch vehicles only and not in the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) series.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: GSAT-6A gives India bigger eye in the sky

Q.2) The Kisan Credit Card scheme is implemented by which of the following banks?
1. Commercial banks
2. Regional Rural Banks
3. State co-operative banks
Select correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] A smart card for the farmer

Q.3) The Geographical Indications (GI) tag is related to which of the following international organisation?
a) UNESCO
b) International Trade Organization
c) World Trade Organisation
d) None of the above
Inspired by: Madhya Pradesh’s Kadaknath chicken gets Geographical Indication tag

Q.4) Assertion (A) : ‘Balance of Payments’ represents a better picture of a country’s economic transactions with the rest of the world than the ‘Balance of Trade’.
Reason (R) : ‘Balance of Payments’ takes into account the exchange of both visible and invisible items whereas ‘Balance of Trade’ does not.
a) A is true but R is false
b) A is false but R is true
c) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
d) Both A and R are individually true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

Q.5) With reference to the Fifteenth Finance Commission, consider the following statements:
1. The commission was set up to give recommendations for five fiscal years commencing on 1 April 2020.
2. It is established by the Finance Ministry.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: Why South India states are objecting to Finance Commission’s mandate

Q.6) Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was
a) the mosque for the use of Royal Family
b) Akbar’s private chamber prayer
c) the hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions.
d) the room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs

Q.7) In the context of food and nutritional security of India, enhancing the ‘Seed Replacement Rates’ of various crops helps in achieving the food production targets of the future. But what is/are the constraint/ constraints in its wider / greater implementation?
1. There is no National Seeds Policy in place.
2. There is no participation of private sector seed companies in the supply of quality seeds of vegetables and planting materials of horticultural crops.
3. There is a demand­ supply gap regarding quality seeds in case of low value and high volume crops.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3
d) None

Q.8) With reference to ‘Eco­ Sensitive Zones’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Eco­ Sensitive Zones are the areas that are declared under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 .
2. The purpose of the declaration of Eco­ Sensitive Zones is to prohibit all kinds of human activities, in those zones except agriculture.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


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29 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) Which of the followig body/Ministry deals with the matter related to Anti-Dumping?

a) Department of Industry Policy and Promotion

b) National Company Law Tribunal

c) Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

d) Intellectual Property Appellate Board

Q.2) ) The Shri Narayan Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) Movement(1902-03) was related to which of the following community?

a) Mopilla Community

b) South Indian Tea Planters

c) Ezhava Community in Kerala

d) North Eastern Tea Planters

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the Sulphur Dioxide gas:

1. It is a gas covered under the Kyoto Protocol.

2. Sulfur dioxide is sometimes used as a food preservative.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 only

b) Neither 1 nor 2

c) 1 only

d) Both 1 and 2

Q.4) Which of the following statements correctly explain the term Food Credit?

a) It is the credit given to BPL families for buying vegetables.

b) It is the credit provided by commercial banks for procuring foodgrains from farmers.

c) It is a special loan scheme for Food parks,

d) It is a component of MGNREGA.

Q.5) The Amaq News Agency, sometimes seen in news, is related to which of the following country/organisation?

a) North Korea

b) Pakistan

c) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

d) Syria

Q.6) The ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycot’ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the(CSE: 2016)

a) Agitation against the partition of Bengal

b) Home Rule Movement

c) Non Cooperation Movement

d) Visit of Simon Commission to India

Q.7) With the reference to the Religious history of India, consider the following statement:(CSE: 2016)

1.The concept of Bodhisattva is central to Hinayana Sect of Buddhism

2.Bodhisattva is the compassionate one on his way to enlightenment

3.Bodhisattva delays achieving his own salvation to help all sentient beings on their path to it

Which of the statements given above is/are correct

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 only

d) 1, 2, and 3

Q.8) ‘Doctors without borders (medecins sans frontiers)’ often in the news is (CSE: 2016)

a) a division of world health organization

b) a non governmental international organization

c) an inter- government agency sponsored by European union

d) a specialized agency of the united nations

 


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28 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Indus Water Treaty, consider the following statements:
1. As per the provisions of the treaty, India and Pakistan can use equal percentage of the total water.
2. The treaty was brokered by the World Bank.
Which the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: India, Pakistan to hold Permanent Indus Commission meet

Q.2) The President can issue the removal order after an address by the Parliament. Consider the following statements regarding Impeachment of Supreme Court judges in India:
1. The removal of a judge of the SC is regulated by the Judges Inquiry Act,1968.
2. The address has to be presented to the President in the same session of Parliament for such a removal.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: Talks revived to consider impeachment of CJI

Q.3) With reference to the RUSA scheme which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS).
2. The scheme was launched for special category states only.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 1 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] A game-changer for higher education

Q.4) The first Indian to join the Viceroy’s Executive Council was:
a) Dadabhai Nairoji
b) Rabindranath Tagore
c) Mahatma Gandhi
d) Satyendra Prasad Sinha

Q.5) The Tiangong-1 is expected to fall back to Earth. With reference to the Tiangong-1, recently seen in news, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a low earth satellite.
2. It was an experimental space lab.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: China’s space lab Tiangong-1 expected to fall to earth this week

Q.6) With reference to ‘Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology’, which of the following statements is/are correct? (CSE: 2015)
1. It is a contactless communication technology that uses electromagnetic radio fields.
2. NFC is designed for use by devices which can be at a distance of even a metre from each other.
3. NFC can use encryption when sending sensitive information.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) The area known as ‘Golan Heights’ sometimes appears in the news in the context of the events related to (CSE: 2015)
a) Central Asia
b) Middle East
c) South-East Asia
d) Central Africa

Q.8) Convertibility of rupee implies (CSE: 2015)
a) being able to convert rupee notes into gold
b) allowing the value of rupee to be fixed by market forces
c) freely permitting the conversion of rupee to other currencies and vice versa
d) developing an international market for currencies in India


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27 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) The Draft Digital Information in Healthcare Security Act (DISHA), recently seen in news, envisages which of the following bodies?
1. Health information exchange
2. State Electronic Health Authorities
3. National Electronic Health Authority
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only
Inspired by: In draft digital health security law, 5-year jail term, Rs 5 lakh fine for data breach

Q.2) With reference to the Bharat stage emission standards (BSES) which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. These standards are not applicable on internal combustion engines.
2. The timeline for implementation of these standards are set by the Central Pollution Control Board.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 1 only
Inspired by: SC asks Centre to consider rolling out BS-VI fuel in 13 cities by April 2019

Q.3) Which of the following factors are responsible for coral bleaching?
1. Increasing of water temperature.
2. Over fishing
3. Increase in salinity
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Shuddhi movement:
1. It was started by Swami Dayanand Saraswati and Swami Shraddhanand.
2. It was aimed at abolishing the practise of untouchability.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) 1 only

Q.5) With reference to the INS Tarkash, consider the following statements;
1. It is a Talwar-class frigate.
2. It is a warship of Russian origin.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: U.S., India hold naval training

Q.6) In India other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose what is the importance of the office of the CAG?
1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the parliament when the president of India declares national emergency/ financial emergency
2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the PAC/
3. Information form CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.
4. While dealing with audit and accounting of govt. companies. CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.
Which of the above are correct?
a) 1, 3 and 4 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.7) With reference to the Delimitation Commission, consider the following statements:
1. The orders of the Delimitation Commission cannot be challenged in a Court of Law.
2. When the orders of the Delimitation Commission are laid before the Lok Sabha or State Legislative Assembly, they cannot effect any modifications in the orders.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/ her appointment
a) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of the Houses within six months
b) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of the Lok Sabha within six months
c) must be a member of one of the Houses of the parliament
d) must be a member of the Lok Sabha


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26 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) Which of the following statements regarding the Gross fixed capital formation(GFCP) is incorrect?
1. It shows about how much of the new value added in the economy is invested rather than consumed.
2. The land sales and purchases are not included in the GFCP.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 1 only
d) 2 only
Inspired by: India’s services industries seen propping up capital investment

Q.2) With reference to the Executive Board (EXB) of the UNESCO, consider the following statements:
1. It has a four year term.
2. There are 10 seats in the board.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: Ex-NCERT director J S Rajput nominated to UNESCO Executive Board

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Company Law Tribunal:’
1. It is a quasi-judicial body .
2.It was established under the Companies Act 2013.
3. The NCLT’s principal bench is at New Delhi.
Which of the statemens given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.4) The Nikshay Aushadi Portal, recently seen in news, is launched to counter issues related to which of the following disease?
a) Hepatitis B
b) Diabetes
c) AIDS
d) Tuberculosis
Inspired by: Click2read

Q.5) Which of the following statement regarding the GSAT-6A(recently seen in news) is incorrect?
a) It is an S-band communications satellite.
b) It is designated for the use of the Armed Forces.
c) It is India’s heaviest satellite(till date).
d) All of the above are correct
Inspired by: Click2read

Q.6) A community of people called Manganiyars is well­known for their(CSE: 2014)
a) martial arts in North­East India
b) musical tradition in North­West India
c) classical vocal music in South India
d) pietra dura tradition in Central India

Q.7) What was/were the object/objects of Queen Victoria’s Proclamation (1858)? (CSE: 2014)
1. To disclaim any intention to annex Indian States
2. To place the Indian administration under the British Crown
3. To regulate East India Company’s trade with India
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was(CSE: 2014)
a) the mosque for the use of Royal Family
b) Akbar’s private chamber prayer
c) the hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions.
d) the room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs


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24 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Financial intelligence unit (FIU-IND), consider the following statements:

1. It directly reports to the Economic Intelligence Council (EIC).

2. It is a central national agency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 only

b) Both 1 and 2

c) 1 only

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Debunking India’s logistics myths

Q.2) The Logistics Performance Index is launched by which of the following organisation?

a) World Bank

b) The International Monetary Fund

c) Asian Development Bank

d) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Debunking India’s logistics myths

Q.3) Which of the following constitute Capital Account?

1. Foreign Loans

2. Foreign Direct Investment

3. Private Remittances

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2 and 3 only

Q.4) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) comes under

a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

b) Ministry of Home Affairs

c) Ministry of Human Resource Development

d) Ministry of Human Resource Development

Q.5) Which of the following institute recently hosted the ‘Commonwealth Big Lunch’?

a) Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

b) Tata Institute of Social Sciences

c) Indian Council of Social Science Research

d) Centre for Social Research

Inspired by: Click2read

Q.6) Which of the following brings out the Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers?

a) The Reserve Bank of India

b) The Department of Economic Affairs

c) The Labour Bureau

d) The Department of Personnel and Training

Q.7) In the context of modem scientific research, consider the following statements about lceCube’, a particle detector located at South Pole, which was recently in the news :

1. It is the world’s largest neutrino detector, encompassing a cubic kilometre of ice.

2. It is a powerful telescope to search for dark matter.

3. It is buries deep in the ice.

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) The terms ‘Agreement on Agriculture’, ‘Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures’ and Peace Clause’ appear in the news frequently in the context of the affairs of the

a) Food and Agriculture Organization

b) United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change

c) World Trade Organization

d) United Nations Environment Programme

 


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23 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) Which of the following statements regarding the Preventive Detention is incorrect?
a) If a person is arrested or detained under a law providing for preventive detention, then the protection against arrest and detention under Article 22 (1) and 22 (2) shall not be available
b) A detainee under preventive detention can have no right of personal liberty guaranteed by Article 19 or Article 21
c) A person may be taken to preventive custody only for 3 months at the first instance
d) All are correct

Q.2) In which of the following sessions of the Congress, its goal changed to attainment of Swaraj through peaceful and legitimate means?
a) Nagpur Session 1920
b) Banaras Session 1905
c) Kanpur Session 1925
d) Ahmedabad Session 1921

Q.3) Which of the following leaders were known as ‘No Changers’ after the incidence of Gandhi’s arrest in 1922?
1. Vallabhbhai Patel
2. Motilal Nehru
3. Rajendra Prasad
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the scientific term ‘Genome’:
1. Genome contains all of the information needed to build and maintain that organism.
2. The term genome was created in 1920 by Hans Winkler.
3. It is a haploid set of chromosomes.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.5) Which of the follwoing are Landlocked Countries in Asia?
1. Armenia
2. Azerbaijan
3. Kazakhstan
4. Kyrgyzstan
5. the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, and 3 only
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
d) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

Q.6) With reference to an initiative called ‘the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity (TEEB)’which of the following statements is/are correct?(CSE: 2016)
1.it is an initiative hosted by UNEP IMF and world economic forum
2.it is a global initiative that focuses on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity
3.it presents an approach that can help decision-makers recognize demonstrate and capture the value of ecosystem and biodiversity
Select the correct and answer using the code given below
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.7) With reference to ‘red sanders ‘sometimes seen in the news consider the following statements:(CSE: 2016)
1.it is tree species found in a part of south India
2.it is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of south India
Which of the statements given above is/are correct
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) both 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) Which one of the following best describes the main objective of ‘Seed Village Concept’?(CSE: 2017)
a) Encouraging the farmers to use their own farm seeds and discouraging them to buy the seeds from others
b) Involving the farmers for training in quality seed production and thereby to make available quality seeds to others at appropriate time and affordable cost
c) Earmarking some villages exclusively for the production of certified seeds
d) Identifying the entrepreneurs in villages and providing them technology and finance to set up seed companies


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22 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the National Crime Records Bureau, consider the following statements:
1. It is a part of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
2. One of its objectives is to maintain national repository of fingerprints of all criminals.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: SC/ ST Act being abused, prior sanction must for arrest, says Supreme Court

Q.2) The ‘Kudumbashree’ is the women empowerment and poverty eradication program of which of the following state?
a) Rajasthan
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Haryana
d) Kerala
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Self Help Groups: What should be next for women-led entrepreneurship in rural India?

Q.3) The Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India (ADSI) report was recently released by
a) Union Home Ministry
b) Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c) Union Ministry of Law and Justice
d) None of the above
Inspired by: Farm suicides hit a 21-year low in 2016, claims government

Q.4) Which of the following Insurance schemes for farmers given below has/had provisions for local calamities such as landslide, hailstorm, inundation, etc?
1. National Agriculture Insurance Scheme(NAIS)
2. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
3. Experimental Crop Insurance
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 2 and 3

Q.5) Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby an intending couple commissions a surrogate mother to carry their child. Which of the following are the conditions of having a surrogate mother, under the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016?
1. The intending couple must be married for at least five years.
2. The surrogate mother has to be a close relative of the couple.
3. No payment other than reasonable medical expenses can be made to the surrogate mother.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only
Inspired by: Cabinet clears decks for National Surrogacy Board

Q.6) With reference to the history of philosophical thought in India, consider the following statements regarding Sankhya school: (CSE:2013)
1 . Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transrmigration of soul.
2. Sankhya holds that it is the self­knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent.
Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government? (CSE: 2013)
1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament.
2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament.
3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas. What is / are the reason / reasons?
1. Thermal difference between land and water
2. Variation in altitude between continents and oceans
3. Presence of strong winds in the interior
4. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to coasts
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


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Q.1) With reference to the Election Commissioners(ECs) which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Constitution empowers the President of India to fix the number of Election Commissioners other than the CEC.
2. The Chief Election Commissioner is empowered to appoint the ECs.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] The unfinished agenda of electoral reforms

Q.2) With reference to the World Water Development Report 2018, consider the following statements:
1. It is released by an agency under the World Bank.
2. “Nature-based Solutions for Water” was the topic of the report in 2018.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 1 only
d) 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Awash in water crises

Q.3) With reference to the HRIDAY Scheme which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The duration of the scheme is 4 years.
2. It is related to the development of Heritage Cities.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] A change in approach to make our cities liveable

Q.4) Consider the following countries:
1. China
2. France
3. United Kingdom
4. Germany
5. Spain
Which of the above are included in P5+1 ?
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 3 and 5 only
c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 2, 4 and 5 only

Q.5) The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) is related to which of the following organisation?
a) International Monetary Fund
b) World Bank Group
c) IBSA Dialogue Forum
d) World Trade Organisation
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Q.6) With reference to ‘Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology’, which of the following statements is/are correct? (CSE: 2015)
1. It is a contactless communication technology that uses electromagnetic radio fields.
2. NFC is designed for use by devices which can be at a distance of even a metre from each other.
3. NFC can use encryption when sending sensitive information.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) The area known as ‘Golan Heights’ sometimes appears in the news in the context of the events related to (CSE: 2015)
a) Central Asia
b) Middle East
c) South-East Asia
d) Central Africa

Q.8) Convertibility of rupee implies (CSE: 2015)
a) being able to convert rupee notes into gold
b) allowing the value of rupee to be fixed by market forces
c) freely permitting the conversion of rupee to other currencies and vice versa
d) developing an international market for currencies in India


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20 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the ‘HAMMER’, recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
1. It is an ongoing project of the NASA.
2. ISRO is a stakeholder in the project HAMMER.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: HAMMER to deal with asteroids heading for earth

Q.2) With reference to the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is published monthly by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO).
2. It is used as core ingredient in the compilation of annual national accounts.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 1 only
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: A measure of manufacturing

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Bullish Sentiments in the share market:
1. It is always profitable for stock exchange.
2. It is always good for economy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) The Bezbaruah Committee is related to which of the following issue?
a) Racial Attacks
b) Anti-rape law
c) Money Laundering
d) Banking Sector Reforms
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Q.5) The “SCM Agreement” is related to which of the following organisation?
a) WTO
b) BRICS
c) OPEC
d) IMF
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Q.6) The “Red Books” published by the international union for conservation of nature and natural resources (IUCN) contain lists of ? (CSE: 2011)
1. Endemic plant and animal species present in the biodiversity hotspots .
2. Threatened plant and animal species.
3. Protected sites for conservation of nature and natural resources in various countries.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
a) 1 and 3.
b) 2 only.
c) 2 and 3.
d) 3 only.

Q.7) Why is the offering of “teaser loans” by commercial banks a cause of economic concern ?(CSE: 2011)
1. The teaser loans are considered to be an aspect of sub­prime lending and banks may be exposed to the risk of defaulters in future.
2. In India, the teaser loans are mostly given to inexperienced entrepre­neurs to set up manufacturing or export units.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2 both
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) An artificial satellite orbiting around the earth does not fall down. This is so because the attraction of earth ? (CSE: 2011)
a) Does not exist at such distance.
b) Is neutralized by the attraction of the moon.
c) Provides the necessary speed for its steady motion.
d) Provides the necessary acceleration for its motion.


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19 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) The Seventh Schedule is related to which of the following lists?
1. Union List
2. States List
3. Concurrent List
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Re-imagining federalism to fulfil India’s potential

Q.2) The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 describes which of the following statements as the main functions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) ?
1. To lay down standards for the quality of air.
2. To provide statistical data related to air pollution.
3. To plan a nation-wide programme for the prevention of air pollution.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Inspired by: Government issues dust deadline: March 31 or face suspension

Q.3) With reference to the VSHORAD, recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
1. It is a special type of air-defence system.
2. It is used by Navy only.
Which of the statements given abvove is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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Q.4) Consider the following statement regarding the ‘the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016’:
1. The act is applicable to only commercial projects.
2. All the states has notified the Rules, under the act.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) 1 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.5) The Anthropological Survey of India operates under which of the following ministry of the Government of India?
a) Ministry of Culture
b) Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
c) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
d) None of the above
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Q.6) Consider the following pairs : (CSE: 2014)
1. Garba : Gujarat
2. Mohiniattam : Odisha
3. Yakshagana : Karnataka
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture in India, (CSE: 2014)
consider the following pairs :
Famous shrine Location
1. Tabo monastery and temple complex : Spiti Valley
2. Lhotsava Lhakhang temple, Nako : Zanskar Valley
3. Alchi temple complex : Ladakh
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Consider the followingstatements: (CSE: 2014)
1. ‘Bijak’ is a composition of the teachings of Saint Dadu Dayal.
2. The Philosophy of Pushti Marg was propounded by Madhvacharya.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


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17 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) Recently, the Environment Ministry has unveiled National Forest Policy(NFP) 2018. It suggests setting up of which of the following national level bodies?
1. National Community Forest Management Mission
2. National Board of Forestry
3. National Forest Foundation
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: Government unveils draft national forest policy

Q.2) With reference to the RFID devices, consider the following statements:
1. They use electromagnetic fields for their working.
2. They have range of several kilometres.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: India to take criminal action against errant solar power developers

Q.3) With reference to the Scorpène class submarines which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. These are nuclear powered submarines.
2. INS Kalvari was the first Scorpene class submarine inducted in the Indian Navy.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: Indigenous module for submarines undergoing trials

Q.4) The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of
a) all import and transactions of a during a given period normally a year
b) goods exported from a country during a year
c) economic transaction between the government of one country to another
d) capital movements from one country to another

Q.5) The Global Liveability Ranking is published by which of the following organisation?
a) The World Bank
b) The International Monetary Fund
c) International Development Association
d) The Economist Intelligence Unit
Inspired by: Measurable development: When cities compete

Q.6) The 1929 Session of Indian, National Congress is of significance in the history of the Freedom Movement because the
a) attainmentof Self­Government was declared as the objective of the Congress
b) attainment of Poorna Swaraj Was adopted as the goal of the Congress
c) Non­Cooperation Movement was launched
d) decision to participate in the Round Table Conference in London was taken

Q.7) With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements :
1. Sattriya is a combination of music, dance and drama.
2. It is a centuries­old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam.
3. It is based on classical Ragas and Talas of devotional songs composed by Tulsidas, Kabir and Mirabai.
Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days?
a) 22 March (or 21st March)
b) 15th May (or 16th May)
c) 31st March (or 30th March)
d) 21st April (or 20th April


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15 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the VRDL test, recently seen in news, consider the following statements:

1. It is a urinal test.

2. It is used for the screening of syphills.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: India lacks specialized labs for tackling H1N1 outbreaks: parliamentary panel

Q.2) With reference to the Parker solar probe, recently seen in news, consider the following statements:

1. It is a planned project of the European Space Agency.

2. It will study the corona of the Sun.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) Neither 1 nor 2

c) 2 only

d) Both 1 and 2

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Q.3) Consider the following statements about Shuddhi movement:

1. It was started by Swami Dayanand Saraswati and Swami Shraddhanand.

2. It was aimed to accept people back to Hinduism.

3. It was aimed at abolishing the practise of untouchability.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

Q.4) Which of the following are not ores of a nuclear element?

1. Thorite

2. Thorianite

3. Monazite

4. Malachite

5. Pyrolusite

Select the correct option using the code given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above

Q.5) With reference to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), recently seen in news, consider the following statements:

1. It is a particle physics research project.

2. It is being built in the Tamil Nadu.

Which of the statements given above is/ae correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) 1 only

c) Neither 1 nor 2

d) 2 only

Inspired by: Neutrino project in Bodi hills gets environmental clearance

Q.6) India is regarded as a country with “Demographic Dividend”. This is due to ?

a) Its high population in the age group below 15 years.

b) Its high population in the age group of 15­-64 years.

c) Its high population in the age group above 65 years.

d) Its high total population.

Q.7) Regarding “carbon credits”, which one of the following statements is not correct ?

a) The carbon credit system was ratified in conjunction with the Kyoto protocol.

b) Carbon credits are awarded to countries or groups that have reduced greenhouse gases below their emission quota.

c) The goal of the carbon credit system is to limit the increase of carbon dioxide emission.

d) Carbon credits are traded at a price fixed from time to time by the united nations environment programs.

Q.8) Consider the following :

1. Right to education.

2. Right to equal access to public service.

3. Right to food.

Which of the above is/are human right/human rights under “universal declaration of human rights” ?

a) 1 only.

b) 1 and 2 only.

c) 3 only.

d) 1,2,and 3.


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14 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) Meteorite is a solid piece of debris from which of the following object?
1. Comet
2. Asteroid
3. Meteoroid
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: Rare meteorite may hold clue to life’s origin

Q.2) The London Interbank Offered Rate(LIBOR) is based on which of the following currencies, other than US dollar and Euro?
1. Pound Sterling
2. Japanese yen
3. Swiss franc
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: RBI bans letters of undertaking for seeking overseas loans

Q.3) With reference to the Enhanced Access and Service Excellence (EASE), consider the following statements:
1. It was by the department of financial services (DFS).
2. It is related to the responsibilities of the public sector banks.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the election of President of India:
1. The President’s election is held in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote and the voting is by open ballot.
2. If the election of a person as President is declared void by the Supreme Court, acts done by him before the date of such declaration of the Supreme Court will be invalidated
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a)1 only
b)2 only
c)Both 1 and 2
d)Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the S-400 missile system:
1. It is an anti-aircraft missile system.
2. It is a Russian missile system.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: S-400 deal may be finalised by March 31

Q.6) India is regarded as a country with “Demographic Dividend”. This is due to ?
a) Its high population in the age group below 15 years.
b) Its high population in the age group of 15­-64 years.
c) Its high population in the age group above 65 years.
d) Its high total population.

Q.7) Regarding “carbon credits”, which one of the following statements is not correct ?
a) The carbon credit system was ratified in conjunction with the Kyoto protocol.
b) Carbon credits are awarded to countries or groups that have reduced greenhouse gases below their emission quota.
c) The goal of the carbon credit system is to limit the increase of carbon dioxide emission.
d) Carbon credits are traded at a price fixed from time to time by the united nations environment programs.

Q.8) Consider the following :
1. Right to education.
2. Right to equal access to public service.
3. Right to food.
Which of the above is/are human right/human rights under “universal declaration of human rights” ?
a) 1 only.
b) 1 and 2 only.
c) 3 only.
d) 1,2,and 3.


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13 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Crime & Criminal Tracking Network & System (CCTNS) project, consider the following statements:
1. It is implemented by National Crime Records Bureau.
2. It also involves training of police personnel.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: NCRB to collate data on online child sexual abuse

Q.2) Which of the following are the Key focus areas of the International Solar Alliance?
1. To promote solar technologies in the solar sector.
2. To build a common knowledge e-Portal.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Both1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] India must lead the transition to green energy

Q.3) Which of the following organizations is a partner in the Global Nutrition Report?
a) Generations United
b) CARE
c) World Health Organisation
d) Food and Agriculture Organisation

Q.4) Which of the following statement given below is incorrect regarding the Bioremediation?
a) Bioremediation is a waste management technique that involves the use of organisms to neutralize pollutants from a contaminated site
b) Incineration is a type of Bioremediation.
c) Bioremediation Technology can be generally classified as in situ or ex situ.
d) All are correct

Q.5) The Anganwadi centres are part of which of the following government scheme/program?
a) Supplemental Security Income Scheme
b) Children’s Health Insurance Program
c) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
d) Integrated Child Development Scheme
Inspired by: 4.5 lakh anganwadi centres have no toilets, drinking water facilities: Report

Q.6) The fundamental object of Panchayati Raj system is to ensure which among the following? (CSE: 2015)
1. People’s participation in development
2. Political accountability
3. Democratic decentralization
4. Financial mobilization
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.7) With reference to Indian economy, consider the following : (CSE: 2015)
1. Bank rate
2. Open market operations
3. Public debt
4. Public revenue
Which of the above is/are component/components of Monetary Policy?
a) 1 only
b) 2, 3 and 4
c) 1 and 2
d) 1, 3 and 4

Q.8) With reference to inflation in India, which of the following statements is correct? (CSE: 2015)
a) Controlling the inflation in India is the responsibility of the Government of India only
b) The Reserve Bank of India has no role in controlling the inflation
c) Decreased money circulation helps in controlling the inflation
d) Increased money circulation helps in controlling the inflation


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12 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), consider the following statements:
1. No European member is signatory to the agreement.
2. The CPTPP incorporates all of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) provisions.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Trade goes on: Trans-Pacific Partnership

Q.2) With reference to the Group of 15, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements are correct?
1. It has more than 15 members.
2. India is not a member of the group.
3. The Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services (FCCIS) is a private sector forum of G-15 member countries.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 2 only
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Q.3) The Women Power Award, recently seen in news, is given by
a) International Council of Women
b) National Commission for Women
c) Ministry of Women and Child Development
d) International Alliance of Women
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Q.4) The demon ‘Apasmara’ lying under the foot of the dancing Nataraja symbolizes:
a) Ignorance
b) Darkness
c) Evil
d) Sorrows

Q.5) The ‘One Planet City Challenge (OPCC)’ is related to which of the following environmental organisation?
a) World Wildlife Fund for Nature
b) Conservation International
c) Greenpeace
d) Green Cross International
Inspired by: Smart City Mission: Resonating with global climate themes

Q.6) Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?(CSE: 2014)
Geographical Feature : Region
a) Abyssinian Plateau : Arabia
b) Atlas Mountains : North­Western Africa
c) Guiana Highlands : South­Western Africa
d) Okavango Basin : Patagonia

Q.7) With reference to the history of Indian rock­cut architecture, consider the following statements:(CSE: 2014)
1. The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving rock­cut caves in India.
2. The Barabar rock­cut caves were originally made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.
3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Recombinant DNA technology (Genetic Engineering) allows genes to be transferred(CSE: 2014)
1. across different species of plants
2. from animals to plants
3. from microorganisms to higher organisms
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


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Q.1) With reference to the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC), consider the following statements:
1. It was created under the Information Technology Act.
2. The NCIIP has identified Transport as a Critical Sector.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] The new front 

Q.2) In context of ancient India, what was Rapalgai?
a) Attainment of knowledge of self.
b) Maaterial basis of this universe.
c) A rope-based device.
d) Steel implements of surgery.

Q.3) Input tax credit means
a) At the time of paying tax on output, tax already paid on inputs can be reduced
b) Special incentive given by government to big taxpayers
c) Compensation of losses of states which they would incur from GST
d) A special cess applied on imports

Q.4) Which of the following statements regarding the Preventive Detention is incprrect?
a) If a person is arrested or detained under a law providing for preventive detention, then the protection against arrest and detention under Article 22 (1) and 22 (2) shall not be available
b) A detainee under preventive detention can have no right of personal liberty guaranteed by Article 19 or Article 21
c) A person may be taken to preventive custody only for 3 months at the first instance
d) All are correct

Q.5) The Pritzker Prize is awarded for outstanding work in which of the following field?
a) Science
b) Journalism
c) Architecture
d) Mathematics
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Q.6) Which of the following grants/ grant direct credit assistance to rural households ?(CSE: 2014)
1. Regional Rural Banks
2. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
3. Land Development Banks
Select the correct anser using the codes given below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until(CSE: 2014)
a) the First World War when Indian troops were needed by the British and the partition was ended.
b) King George V abrogated Curzon’s Act at the Royal Darbar in Delhi in 1911
c) Gandhiji launched his Civil Disobedience Movement
d) the Partition of India, in 1947 when East Bengal became East Pakistan

Q.8) The 1929 Session of Indian, National Congress is of significance in the history of the Freedom Movement because the(CSE: 2014)
a) attainmentof Self­Government was declared as the objective of the Congress
b) attainment of Poorna Swaraj Was adopted as the goal of the Congress
c) Non­Cooperation Movement was launched
d) decision to participate in the Round Table Conference in London was taken


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8 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the RBI Act, 1934, consider the following statements:
1. Under the provisions of the act the central bank is required to pay the central government its surplus.
2. Under the act, no surplus is given to state government.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: RBI may pay interim dividend of Rs. 10,000 cr.

Q.2) With reference to the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The GEAC is also responsible for ap­proval of proposals relating to release of genetically engineered organisms.
2. It comes under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: Govt: GM soybean imports only after regulator’s approval

Q.3) Consider the following statements:
1. The Constituent Assembly started functioning in December 1946.
2. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first President of the Constituent Assembly.
3. The Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India on 26th November 1949.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.4) Which of the following agreement/convention is related to the WTO?
a) Bonn Agreement
b) Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic
c) Marrakesh Agreement
d) Barcelona Convention for Protection against Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

Q.5) With reference to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a part of the European Investment Bank (EIB).
2. It has no member from the Aisan Continent.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: India to join multilateral lender EBRD

Q.6) Among the following organisms, which one does not belong to the class of other three? (CSE: 2014)
a) Crab
b) Mite
c) Scorpion
d) Spider

Q.7) The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in (CSE: 2014)
a) the President of India
b) the Parliament
c) the Chief Justice of India
d) the Law Commission

Q.8) Consider the following towns of India : (CSE: 2014)
1. Bhadrachalam
2. Chanderi
3. Kancheepuram
4. Kamal
Which of the above are famous for the production of traditional sarees / fabric?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1, 3 and 4


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7 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the India Meteorological Department(IMD), consider the following statements:
1. Ministry of Science and Technology is its parent department.
2. The System of Aerosol Monitoring and Research (SAMAR) was launched by the IMD.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] High noon: dealing with above-normal temperatures

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding some of the RBI’s monetary tools:
1. RBI do not extends Liquidity Adjustment Facility to RRBs.
2. The Marginal Standing Facility is always fixed at a higher rate than the Repo rate.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 1 only
d) 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] RBI to inject extra liquidity of Rs. 1 lakh cr.

Q.3) Consider the following related to the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget ManagementAct (FRBMA):
1. Medium-term Fiscal Policy Statement
2. Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement
3. Macro-economic Framework Statement
Which of the above are presented with Budget as mandated by FRBM Act?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.4) Consider the following:
1. Iran
2. Iraq
3. Venezuela
Which of the above is/are founding members of OPEC?
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only

Q.5) With reference to the ‘National Virtual Library of India (NVLI)’, recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
1. The NVLI is programme under the Ministry of Culture.
2. The NVLI online platform will also cover theater related works.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 1 only
d) 2 only
Inspired by: National Virtual Library of India: C-DAC spearheads massive virtual library project

Q.6) Which of the following statements is/ are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?
1. It opposed idolatry.
2. It denied the need for a priestly class for interpreting the religious texts.
3. It popularized the doctrine that the Vedas are infallible.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) acts as a bankers’ bank. This would imply which of the following?
1 Other bank retains their deposits with the RBI.
2 The RBI lends funds to the commercial banks in times of need)
3 The RBI advises the commercial banks on monetary matters.
Correct statement(s) is/are?
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Under which of the following circumstances may “capital gains” arise?
1. when there is an increase in the sales of a product
2 .when there is a natural increase in the value of the property owned)
3. when you purchase a painting and there is a growth in its value due to increase in its popularity.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


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5 March 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

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Q.1) With reference to the Kuthiyottam ritual, consider the following statements:
1. It is usually performed during the Pongala festival.
2. The ritual is famous in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: What is the Kuthiyottam ritual and why is it in the news?

Q.2) The Global Environment Fund is the financial mechanism for which of the following International conventions?
1. United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)
2. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
3. Minamata Convention on Mercury
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: UN spotlight on Kerala’s energy-positive campus

Q.3) Consider the following statement regarding the Transparency International:
1. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO).
2. It is attached to the UN for its operations.
3. It is Headquartered in Paris, France.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) All of the above are correct
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.4) The ‘Global Status Report 2017: Towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector’ is recently published by
a) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
b) Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
c) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
d) European Environment Agency (EEA)
Inspired by: UN spotlight on Kerala’s energy-positive campus

Q.5) With reference to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), consider the following statements:
1. It is a legally binding agreement.
2. India has signed the convention but didn’t ratify it yet.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 1 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Fear of forfeiture: on the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

Q.6) How do you distinguish between kuchipudi and bharatnatyam dances?
1. Dancers occasionally speaking dialogues i found in kuchipudi dance but not in bharatnatyam.
2 . Dancing on the brass plate by keeping the feet on its edges is a feature of bharatnatyam but have such a form of movements.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) both 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) Which of the following would include Foreign Direct Investment on India?
1. Subsidiaries of foreign companies in India
2. Majority foreign equity holding in Indian companies
3. Companies exclusively financed by foreign companies
4. Portfolio investment
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1, 2 , 3 and 4
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Q.8) The Rowlatt act aimed at
a) compulsory economic support to war efforts
b) imprisonment without trial and summary procedures for trial
c) suppression of the khilafat movement
d) imposition of restrictions on freedom of the press


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