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

Q.1) With reference to ‘Farmer Groups’ under the Farmer Producer Organisations, consider the following statements:
1. They can register themselves under the Indian Companies Act.
2. These groups can be created at the state level.
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 ‘Strait of Hormuz’ touches which of the following countries in the middle east?
1. Iran
2. UAE
3. Oman
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.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Quadrilateral Grouping,’ which is often seen in news:
1. It is a grouping proposed by Russia.
2. It will help Indo-Pacific countries in debt related issues.
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

Q.4) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), recently seen in news, is a body proposed in
(a) the Companies Act
(b) the RBI Act
(c) the Banking Act
(d) None of the above

Q.5) CATOBAR and EMALS technologies, recently seen in news, are used in which of the following warships?
(a) Air-Craft Carriers
(b) Destroyers
(c) Frigates
(d) Patrol Vessels

Q.6) A sandy and saline area is the natural habitat of an Indian animal species. The animal has no predators in that area but its existence is threatened due to the destruction of its habitat. Which one of the following could be that animal ?
a) Indian wild buffalo.
b) Indian wild ass.
c) Indian wild boar.
d) Indian gazelle.

Q.7) La Nina is suspected to have caused recent floods in Australia. How is La Nina different from EI Nino ?
1. La Nina is characterized by un­usually cold ocean temperature in equatorial Indian ocean whereas EI Nino is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperature in the equatorial pacific ocean.
2. EI Nino has adverse effect on south­west monsoon of India, but La Nina has no effect on monsoon climate.
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 tendency for increased litigation was visible after the introduction of the land settlement system of lord Cornwallis in 1793. The reason for this is normally traced to which of the following provisions ?
a) Making zamindar’s position stronger vis­à­vis the ryot.
b) Making east India company
c) Making judicial system more efficient.
d) None of the above.

Solutions:

(1). Answer: (c)
FPO is one of the important initiatives taken by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture to mainstream the idea of promoting and strengthening member-based institutions of farmers.
As per the concept, farmers, who are the producers of agricultural products, can form groups and register themselves under the Indian Companies Act. These can be created both at State, cluster, and village levels. It is aimed at engaging the farmer companies to procure agricultural products and sell them.

(2). Answer: (a)
The Strait of Hormuz Tangeye Hormoz About this sound listen (help·info) is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world’s most strategically important choke points. On the north coast lies Iran, and on the south coast the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman. At its narrowest, the strait has a width of 29 nautical miles (54 km).
About 20% of the world’s petroleum (about 35% of the petroleum traded by sea) passes through the strait, making it a highly important strategic location for international trade.

(3). Answer: (d)
Japan has proposed a “Quadrilateral” grouping consisting of India, Australia, USA and Japan. The purpose is to provide alternative debt financing for countries in the Indo-Pacific.

(4). Answer: (a)
National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) is a body proposed in Companies Act 2013 for the establishment and enforcement of accounting and auditing standards and oversight of the work of auditors. The ministry of corporate affairs has issued rules that will give the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) an overarching role to regulate chartered accountants and set standards.

(5). Answer: (a)
CATOBAR (Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery or Catapult Assisted Take-Off Barrier Arrested Recovery) is a system used for the launch and recovery of aircraft from the deck of an aircraft carrier. Under this technique, aircraft launch using a catapult-assisted take-off and land on the ship (the recovery phase) using arrestor wires.
The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS), is a type of aircraft launching system currently under development by the General Atomics for United States Navy. EMALS launches carrier-based aircraft from an aircraft catapult using a linear motor drive instead of the conventional steam piston drive. EMALS was developed for the Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers.
The U.S. has offered India its latest EMALS technology, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., which has just been installed on the Gerald Ford carrier.

(6). Answer: (b)
The Indian wild ass are also called as ghudkhuer in local Gujrati language, is a subspecies of the onager native of South Asia. It is unknown how they disappeared though they have never been hunting target during any emperors in India. The history speaks that their number has been declining after due to diseases such as surra and horse sickness. The process related to salt activities have also been a reason behind it.

(7). Answer: (d)
La Nina is a cold current flowing accross the west coast of South America. It is characterized by the low and high pressure prevai ling i n t he Pacific Ocean. Low pressure there brings good moonsoon to Indian subcontinent.

(8). Answer: (d)
That the reforms of Cornwallis had increased the litigation and the main reason for this was the Court Fee was removed and now every body could drag anybody to courts. The extension to right of appeal was also one of the reasons. Court fees were abolished by Cornwallis. Lawyers were to prescribe their fees. Ordinary people could sue the Government servants (Indians) if they committed mistakes. Inhuman punishments such as cutting limbs, cutting nose and ears were abolished. These are some of the reasons that led to increased litigation. The reasons given in the options don’t seem to fit in the criteria of the reforms of Cornwallis.


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

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘World Food India 2017’:
1. It is organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
2. It was held in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
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

Q.2) With reference to the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana’ recently approved by the cabinet, consider the following statements:
1. The period of the scheme is coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission.
2. The scheme is based on PPP model.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) 1 only

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the Mission Indradhanush
1. It aims to immunize all children under the age of 2 years against seven vaccine preventable diseases.
2. It also covers pregnant women.
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

Q.4) “The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)”, which is a quasi-judicial body, was establsihed under/by the
a) Companies Act 2013
b) Reserve Bank of India
c) insolvency and bankruptcy code 2016
d) SEBI

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the Special Purpose Vehicle(SPV) which is often seen in the news:
1. It is a subsidiary company with an asset/liability structure.
2. It is a legal entity.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) 1 only
c) None is correct
d) Both are correct

Q.6) There is a concern over the increase in harmful algal blooms in the seawater of India. What could be the causative factors for this phenomenon ?
1. Discharge of nutrients from the estuaries.
2. Run­off from the land during the monsoon.’
3. Upwelling in the seas.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
a) 1 only.
b) 1 and 2 only.
c) 2 and 3 only.
d) 1,2,and 3.

Q.7) Consider the following :
1. Photosynthesis.
2. Respiration.
3. Decay of organic matter.
4. Volcanic action.
Which of the above add carbon dioxide to the carbon cycle on earth ?
a) 1 and 4 only .
b) 2 and 3 only .
c) 2, 3 and 4 only.
d) 1,2,3 and 4 .

Q.8) The surface of a lake is frozen in severe winter, but the water at its bottom is still liquid. What is the reason ?
a) Ice is a bad conductor of heat.
b) Since the surface of the lake is at the same temperature as the air, no heat is lost.
c) The density of water is maximum at 4°c.
d) None of the statements given is correct.


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

Q.1) With reference to the ‘Central Bureau of Investigation’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
2. It is not exempted from the provisions of the Right to Information Act.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 2 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 1 only

Q.2) Consider the folllowing statements in context with the Prime Minister economic advisory council (PMEAC):
1. It is a non-permanent body.
2. It is chaired by the Finance Minister.
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.3) Which of the following are not an ore 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.4) Which of the following constitutes the ‘Big three’ Credit Rating Agencies?
1. Standard & Poor’s (S&P
2. Kroll Bond Rating Agency
3. Moody’s
4. European Rating Agency (ERA)
5. Fitch Group
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 2, 4 and 5 only
b) 1, 3 and 5 only
c) 1, 2 and 3 only
d) 3, 4 and 5 only

Q.5) A rapid increase in the rate of inflation is sometimes attributed to the “base effect”. What is “base effect” ?
a) It is the impact of drastic deficiency in supply due to failure of crops.
b) It is the impact of the surge in demand due to rapid economic growth.
c) It is the impact of the price levels of previous year on the calculation of inflation rate.
d) None of the statements given above is correct in this context.

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

Q.1) Which of the following international organisation publishes ‘Global Gender Gap Report’?
a) World Bank
b) World Economic Forum
c) IMF
d) None of the above

Q.2) Before its dissolution in 2008, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) was an informal strategic dialogue between
1. The United States
2. Japan
3. Australia
4. India
5. England
6. France
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
b) 2, 3, 5 and 6 only
c) 1, 4, 5 and 6 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 6 only

Q.3) With reference to the functions of the ‘Finance Commission of India’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Determine factors governing Grants-in Aid to the states.
2. To make recommendations to president about the resources of panchayats and municipalities.
Select the correct anwer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2

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 option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1.2 and 3

Q.5) Which of the following elements/compounds given below are used as Nuclear Coolant in the Nuclear Fission Reactor?
1. Heavy Water
2. Sodium
3. Lead
4. Lead-bismuth eutectic
5. NaK eutectic
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) All of the above
c) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only
d) 1, 3 and 4 only

Q.6) Consider the following actions which the government can take :
1. Devaluing the domestic currency.
2. Reduction in the export subsidy.
3. Adopting suitable policies which attract greater FDI and more funds from FIIs.
Which of the above action/actions can help in reducing the current account deficit ?
a) 1 and 2 .
b) 2 and 3 .
c) 3 only.
d) 1 and 3.

Q.7) he constitution (seventy­third amendment) act, 1992, which aims at promoting the panchayati raj institutions in the country,
provides for which of the following ?
1. Constitution of district planning committees.
2. State election commissions to conduct all panchayat elections.
3. Establishment of state finance commission.
State the correct answer using the codes given below :
a) 1 only.
b) 2 and 3 only.
c) 2 and 3 only.
d) 1,2,and 3.

Q.8) Two important rivers­ one with its source in Jharkhand (and known by a different name in odisha), and another, with its source in odisha­ merge at a place only a short distance from the coast of bay of Bengal before flowing into the sea. This is an important site of wildlife and biodiversity and a protected area. Which one of the following could be this ?
a) Bhitarkanika
b) Chandipur­on­sea.
c) Gopalpur­on­sea.
d) Simlipal.


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

Q.1) The Indian state of ‘Nagaland’ touches the borders of which of the following states?
1. Manipur
2. Assam
2. Arunachal Pradesh
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.2) A nation’s ranking on Ease of doing Business index is based on which of the following subindices?
1. Starting a business
2. Dealing with construction permits
3. Getting electricity
4. Registering property
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
b) 2 , 3 and 4 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d)1 and 3 only

Q.3) With reference to the ‘Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a statutory body.
2. It was established in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention, 1993.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) With reference to the ‘International Criminal Court’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is headquartered in London, UK.
2. India is one of its State Parties.
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

Q.5) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) covers which of the following aspects of International relations?
1. Political
2. Economic
3. Millitary
Select the correct options using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) Microbial fuel cells are considered a source of sustainable energy. Why ?
1. They use living organisms as catalysts to generate electricity from certain substrates.
2. They use a variety of inorganic materials as substrates.
3. They can be installed in waste water treatment plants to cleanse water and produce electricity.
Which of the following statements given above is/ are correct ?
a) 1 only.
b) 2 and 3 only.
c) 1 and 3 only.
d) 1,2,and 3

Q.7) Which one of the following statements appropriately describes the “fiscal stimulus” ?
a) It is a massive investment by the government in manufacturing sector to ensure the supply of goods to meet the demand surge caused by rapid economic growth.
b) It is an intense affirmative action of the government to boost economic activity in the country.
c) It is government’s intensive action on financial institutions to ensure disbursement of loans to agriculture and allied sectors to promote greater food production and contain food inflation.
d) It is an extreme affirmative action by the government to pursue its policy of financial inclusion

Q.8) The formation of ozone hole in the Antarctic region has been a cause of concern. What could be the reason for the formation of this hole ?
a) Presence of prominent tropo­spheric turbulence; and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons.
b) Presence of prominent polar front and stratospheric clouds; and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons.
c) Absence of polar front and stratospheric clouds; and inflow of methane and chlorofluorocarbons.
d) Increased temperature at polar region due to global warming.


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

Q.1) Recently, the city of kirkuk was in news for some reason. It is a city in
a) Spain
b) Myanmar
c) Syria
d) Iraq

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Tuberculosis:’
1. It is treated with antibiotics.
2. It can be diagnosed with chest X-rays.
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
Answer: (c)

Q.3) Recently, ‘Yescarta’ and ‘Kymriah’ were in news. What are they?
a) Gene Therapies
b) Cities of Syria
c) Cities of Spain
d) Computer Programmes

Q.4) Consider the following statements.
1. A new Post-Office Act was passed in 1854 and postage stamps were issued for the first time.
2. He set up a separate Public Works Department.
3. He played an important role in unifying the country politically.
4. He could be rightly referred as the father of Electric Telegraph in India.
The statements given above are correct in context with which of the following Governor-Generals?
a) Lord Cornwallis
b) Lord Wellesley
c) Warren Hastings
d) Lord Dalhousie

Q.5) There is a Carbon Footprint if a process releases:
1.Carbon dioxide (CO2)
2.Methane (CH4)
3.Nitrous oxide (N2O)
4.Hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs)
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1, 2 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3, 4

Q.6) Satellites used for telecommunication relay are kept in a geostationary orbit. A satellite is said to be in such as orbit when :
1. The orbit is geosynchronous
2. The orbit is circular.
3. The orbit lies in the plane of the earth’s equator.
4. The orbit is at an altitude of 22,236.
Which the correct answer using the codes given below :
a) 1,2,and 3 only.
b) 1,3 and 4 only.
c) 2 and 4 only.
d) 1,2,3, and 4.

Q.7) At present, scientists can determine the arrangement or relative positions of genes or DNA sequences on a chromosome.
How does this knowledge benefit us ?
1. It is possible to know the pedigree of livestock.
2. It is possible to understand the causes of all human diseases.
3. It is possible to develop disease­resistant animal breeds.
Which of the statements give above is/are correct ?
a) 1 and 2 only.
b) 2 only.
c) 1 and 3 only.
d) 1,2, and 3 .

Q.8) In terms of economy, the visit by foreign nationals to witness the XIX common wealth games in India amounted to ?
a) Export.
b) Import.
c) Production.
d) Consumption.


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31 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the Exercise ‘INDRA 2017’, which was recently conducted:
1. It was a Tri-Services exercise.
2. It was held between India and Russia.
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) Project CHAMAN, often seen in news, is related to
a) Farmers
b) Minorities
c) Jammu and Kashmir
d) Rural employment

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Law Commission of India:’
1. It is an executive body.
2. It is established for a fix tenure.
3. The first commission was established before independance.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 2 only

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO):
1. The cool phase of ENSO is called “La Niña”.
2. Trade Winds become weak in the El Nino year.
Which of the following statements given below is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) 1 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) 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
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) What is the difference between “vote ­on­ account” and interim budget ?
1. The provision of a “vote­on­account” is used by a regular government, while an “interim budget” is a provision used by a caretaker government.
2. A “vote ­on­ account” only deals with the expenditure in governmentis budget, while an “interim budget” includes both expenditure and receipts.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only.
b) 2 only.
c) Both 1 and 2.
d) Neither 1 nor2.

Q.7) Regarding the international monetary fund, which one of the following statements is correct ?
a) It can grant to any country.
b) It can grant loans to only developed countries.
c) It grants loans to only member countries.
d) It can grant loans to the central bank of a country.

Q.8) Consider the following :
1. Carbon dioxide.
2. Oxides of nitrogen.
3. Oxides of Sulphur
Which of the above is/are the emission/emissions from coal combustion at thermal power plants ?
a) 1 only.
b) 2 and 3 only.
c) 1 and 3 only.
d) 1,2,and 3


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30 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Integrated Child Development Services’ scheme:
1. It is a scheme for children below 6 years of age.
2. Mothers also get medical services under the scheme.
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.2) With reference to ‘Measles’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is caused due to a Virus.
2. It is a contagious disease.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 2 only
c) 1 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding appointment of governor:
1. Governor is indirectly elected by a specially constituted electoral college of state legislative assembly
2. Office of governor of a state is an employment under the Central government
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Consider the following:
1. Banking
2. Agriculture
3. Defence
Which of the above are part of Union list as a part of seventh schedule of constitution?
a) 3 only
b) 1 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.5) ‘SAMPADA’ scheme is related to:
a) Gold bonds
b) Black money disclosure
c) boost processing of marine and agriculture produce
d) reducing government expenditure

Q.6) Among the following states, which one has the most suitable climatic conditions for the cultivation of a large variety of orchids with minimum cost of production, and can develop an export oriented industry in this field ?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b )Arunachal Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh.
d) Uttar Pradesh.

Q.7) Which one of the following is not a site for in­situ method of conservation of flora ?
a) Biosphere reserve.
b) Botanical garden.
c) National park.
d) Wildlife sanctuary.

Q.8) Consider the following statements
In India, a metropolitan planning committee :
1. Is constituted under the provisions of the constitution of India.
2. Prepares the draft development plans for metropolitan area.
3. Has the sole responsibility for implementing government sponsored schemes in the metropolitan area.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 and 2 only.
b) 2 only.
c) 1 and 3 only.
d) 1,2 and 3.


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28 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) The famous case of ‘Hussainara Khatoon Vs State of Bihar’ was related to the
a) Fundamental Rights
b) Panchayati Raj Elections
c) Public Interest Litigation
d) None of the above

Q.2) There is provision for a ‘DNA profiling board’ under the the DNA Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill, 2017. Consider the following statements regarding it:
1. It is supposed to be the regulatory authority.
2.It is empowered to make recommendations on ethical and human rights issues related to DNA testing.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) The ARSA, an extremist group, is often seen in news. It is related to which of the following countries?
a) Democratic Republic of Congo
b) Syria
c) Myanmar
d) Russia

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)- Bharat Net’:
1. It is funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).
2.it aims to connect all the Gram panchayats in the country.
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

Q.5) Which of the following Stock Exchanges comes under the definition of ‘Secondary Markets’?
1. NASDAQ
2. NYSE
3. NSE(India)
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) All of the above
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) None qualifies the definition of ‘Secondary Markets’

Q.6) With reference to Indian freedom struggle, Usha Mehta is well­ known for ?
a) Running the secret congress radio in the wake of quit India movement.
b) Participating in the second round table conference.
c) Leading a contingent of Indian national army.
d) Assisting in the formation of Interim government under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Q.7) A new optical disc format known as the blu­ray disc (BD) is becoming popular. In what way is it different from the traditional DVD ?
1. DVD supports standard definition video while BD supports high definition video.
2. Compared to a DVD, the BD format has several times more storage capacity.
3. Thickness of BD is 2.4 mm while that of DVD is 1.2 mm.
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) With reference to the period of Indian freedom struggle, which of the following was/were recommended by the Nehru report ?
1. Complete independence for India.
2. Joint electorates for reservation of seats for minorities.
3. Provision of fundamental rights for the people of India in the constitution.
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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27 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Which of the following are the main objectives of the ‘Statutory liquidity ratio’?
1. To control the expansion of bank credit.
2. To ensure the solvency of commercial banks.
3. To compel the commercial banks to invest in government securities like government bonds.
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

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘CERT-In( Indian Computer Emergency Response Team),’ which was recently in news:
1. It is a government mandated security organization.
2. It has signed cooperation pacts with Japan and the UK.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 2 only
c) 1 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.3) Which of the following countries has recently announed the ‘Partnership for Quality Infrastructure (PQI)?’
a) India
b) Japan
c) China
d) South Korea

Q.4) Recently, which of the following international organisation has recently released a report named “Learning to Realize Education’s Promise?”
a) IMF
b) World Bank
c) BRICS
d) OECD

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Pet Coke:’
1. It is a product of oil refining.
2. It has high Sulphur contents.
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

Q.6) Recently,”oil zapper” was in the news. What is it ? (CSE: 2011)
a) It is an eco­friendly technology for the remediation of oily sludge and oil spills .
b) It is the latest technology developed for under­sea oil exploration.
c) It is a genetically engineered high biofuel­yielding maize variety.
d) It is the latest technology to control the accidentally caused flames from oil wells.

Q.7) A married couple adopted a male child. A few years later, twin boys were born to them. The blood group of the couple is AB positive and O negative. The blood group of the three sons is A positive, B positive , and O positive. The blood group of the adopted son is ? (CSE: 2011)
a) O positive .
b) A positive.
c) B positive .
d) Cannot be determined on the basis of the given data.

Q.8) Mahatma Gandhi said that some of his deepest convictions were reflected in a book titled, “unto this last” and the book transformed his life. What was the message from the book that transformed mahatma Gandhi ? (CSE: 2011)
a) Uplifting the oppressed and poor is the moral responsibility of an educated man
b) The good of individual is contained in the good of all.
c) The life of celibacy and spiritual pursuit are essential for a noble life.
d) All the statements are correct in this context.


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26 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Bharatmala project:’
1. It is an infrastructure project.
2. Major part of this project is PPP basied.
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

Q.2) Australian Continent touches which of the following seas in the North?
1. Timor Sea
2. Arafura Sea
3. Coral Sea
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’:
1. It is a specialized agency of the United Nations.
2. Its headquarters is located in New York, USA.
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.4) Which of the following drugs are used against Tuberculosis Treatment?
1. Isoniazid
2. Rifampin
3. Abacavir
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) All of the above

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Kehav Chandra Sen:’
1. He founded the Brahmo Samaj.
2. He started Bamabodhini Patrika.
Select the correct statement/statements using the code given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.6) Aspartame is an artificial sweetener sold in the market. It consist of amino acids and provides calories like other amino acids. Yet, it is used as a low­calorie sweetening agent in food items. What is the basis of this use ?
a) Aspartame is as sweet as table sugar, but unlike table sugar, it is not readily oxidized in human body due to lack of requisite enzymes.
b) When aspartame is used in food processing , the sweet taste remains, but it becomes resistant to oxidation.
c) Aspartame is as sweet as sugar, but after ingestion into the body, it is converted into metabolites that yield no calories.
d) Aspartame is several times sweeter than table sugar, hence food items made with small quantities of aspartame yield fewer calories on oxidation.

Q.7) What was the purpose with which sir William wedderburn and W.S.Caine had set up the Indian parliamentary committee in 1893 ?
a) To agitate for Indian political reforms in the house of commons.
b) To campaign for the entry of Indians into the imperial judiciary.
c) To facilitate a discussion on India’s independence in the British parliament.
d) To agitate for the entry of eminent Indians into the British parliament.

Q.8) What is the difference between a CFL and an LED lamp ?
1. To produce light, a CFL uses mercury vapour and phosphor while an LED lamp uses semi­conductor material.
2. The average life span of a CFL is much longer than that of an LED lamp.
3. A CFL is less energy­efficient as compared to an LED lamp.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only.
b) 2 and 3 only.
c) 1 and 3 only.
d) 1,2,and 3.


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25 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the Global Hunger Reoport(GNR):
1. The first series of GNR was published in 2014.
2. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) oversees the production and dissemination of the Report.
3. GNR assesses countries’ progress in meeting global nutrition targets established by the World Health Assembly
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Q.2) Which of the following statements given below is/are correct in context with the recenly launched Electoral Bonds?
1. They are issued by Scheduled Commercial banks.
2. Electoral Bonds cannot be purchased by paying cash.
3. Electoral bond was announced in the Union Budget 2017-18.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1. 2 and 3
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.3) Which of the following is/are not the founding members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO)?
1. Tajikistan
2. Russia
3. Turkmenistan
4. Kyrgyzstan
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 3 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 2 only

Q.4) Consider the following statements:
1. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) offers a single window clearance for applications on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India that are under the automatic route
2. FIPB is housed in the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance
Which of the 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:
1. Germany
2. Spain
3. Russia
4. France
Which of the above are members of NSG as well as G-20?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 4
c) 2, 3 and 4
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.6) In which of the following regions of India are shale gas resources found?
1.Cambay Basin
2.Cauvery Basin
3.Krishna-Godavari Basin
Select the correct 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) ‘Global Financial Stability Report’ is prepared by the
a) European Central Bank
b) International Monetary Fund
c) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
d) Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Q.8) Biodiversity forms the basis for human existence in the following ways :
1. Soil formation.
2. Prevention of soil erosion.
3. Recycling of waste.
4. Pollination of crops
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
a) 1,2,and 3 only.
b) 2,3 and 4 only.
c) 1 and 4 only.
d) 1,2,3 and 4 only.


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24 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh’:
1. It has been set up on the recommendations of the Anil Kakodkar committee.
2. It is a non lapsable safety fund over a period of five years.
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.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)’ number:
1. It is a 10 digit alphanumeric code.
2. Global LEI system is also set up by the G20.
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

Q.3) Which of the following institutions are part of World Bank Group?
1. International Development Association (IDA)
2. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
3. The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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

Q.4) Which of the following statements regarding the ‘National Investigation Agency(NIA)’ is/are correct?
1. It was created in 2008.
2. It is a Federal Agency.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements :
1. The Executive Power of the Union of India is vested in the Prime Minister.
2. The Prime Minister is the ex officio Chairman of the Civil Services Board.
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.6) What is/are the purpose/purposes of Government’s ‘Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme’ and ‘Gold Monetization Scheme’?
1.To bring the idle gold lying with Indian households into the economy
2.To promote FDI in the gold and jewellery sector
3.To reduce Indian’s dependence on gold imports
Select the Correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ is sometimes mentioned in the news in the context of the affairs of
a) African Union
b) Brazil
c) European Union
d) China

Q.8) Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana is aimed at
a) Bringing the small entrepreneurs into formal financial system
b) Providing loans to poor farmers for cultivating particular crops
c) Providing pensions to old and destitute persons
d) Funding the voluntary organizations involved in the promotion of skill development and employment generation.


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23 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Anti Dumping Duty (ADD)’ imposed by a government:
1. It is imposed on foreign companies.
2. It has an affect on local employment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) 1 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.2) With reference to the ‘Ordinance’ of Parliament which of the of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The maximum validity of an ordinance is 6 months and 6 weeks.
2. President can issue ordinance when both of the houses of the Parliament is not in session.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 1 only

Q.3) The Ken-Betwa ILR(interlinking of rivers) project will pass through which of the following states?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Bihar
Select the correct answer 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

Q.4) The list of items under the Essential Commodities Act can include which of the following products?
1. Drugs
2. Petroleum
3. Fertilisers
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

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Savings Certificates(NSC):’
1. It is part of the postal savings system of Indian Postal Service.
2. The holder of the NSC gets the tax benefit under Section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) 1 only

Q.6) Gadgil Committee Report’ and ‘Kasturirangan Committee Report’, sometimes seen in the news, are related to (CSE: 2016)
a) Constitutional reforms
b) Ganga Action Plan
c) Linking of rivers
d) Protection of Western Ghats

Q.7) Consider the following: (CSE: 2016)
1.Calcutta Unitarian Committee
2.Tabernacle of New Dispensation
3.Indian Reform Association
Keshab Chandra Sen is associated with the establishment of which of the above?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Which of the following is not a member of ‘Gulf Cooperation Council’? (CSE: 2016)
a) Iran
b) Saudi Arabia
c) Oman
d) Kuwait


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20 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following countries:
1. Belarus
2. Mongolia
3. Uzbekistan
Which of the country/countries given above is/are not a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
a) 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 2 only

Q.2) ‘Raqqa,’ an urban centre, was recenlty in news. It is located in
a) Myanmar
b) Iraq
c) Syria
d) Afhganistan

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority’:
1. It is a statutory body.
2. It comes under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Angioplasty is a medical term. It is related to
a) Cardiology
b) Oncology
c) Cellology
d) Taxonomy

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA)’:
1. It is related to WTO.
2. India is not a signatory of this agreement.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) What is/are common to the two historical places known as Ajanta and Mahabalipuram? (CSE: 2016)
1.Both were built in the same period
2.Both belong to the same religious denomination
3.Both have rock-cut monuments
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) None of the statements given above is correct

Q.7) With reference to ‘Bitcoins’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct?(CSE: 2016)
1.Bitcoins are tracked by the Central Banks of the countries.
2.Anyone with a Bitcoin address can send and receive Bitcoins from anyone else with a Bitcoins from anyone else with a Bitcoin address.
3.Online payments can be sent without either side knowing the identity of the other.
Select the correct answering using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Consider the following statements:(CSE: 2016)
1.New Development Bank had been set up by APEC.
2.The headquarters of New Development Bank is in Shanghai.
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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18 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)’:
1. It is registered with SEBI.
2. Its creation was announced in the Union Budget 2017-18.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) 1 only

Q.2) With reference to the ‘National Security Advisor(NSA)’ which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. The directors of R&AW and IB report to the NSA rather than the Prime Minister.
2. Ajit Doval is the 5th NSA.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both are correct

Q.3) Recently, the Defence minister has commissioned the indigenously-built ‘INS Kiltan.’ It is a
a) Destroyer
b) Helicopter carrier
c) Stealth corvette
d) Submarine

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Initial public offering (IPO):’
1. It is the very first sale of stock issued by a company to the public.
2. Prior to an IPO the company is considered private.
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

Q.5) Recently, India’s first ‘National Investment and Manufacturing Zone’ was proposed to be set up in
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh

Q.6) What is/are the purpose/purposes of ‘District Mineral Foundations’ in India?
1.Promoting mineral exploration activities in mineral-rich districts
2.Protecting the interests of the persons affected by mining operations
3.Authorizing State Governments to issue licenses for mineral exploration
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.7) ‘SWAYAM’, an initiative of the Government of India, aims at
a) Promoting the Self Help Groups in rural areas
b) providing financial and technical assistance to young start-up entrepreneurs
c) promoting the education and health of adolescent girls
d) providing affordable and quality education to the citizens for free.

Q.8) The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to
a) social reforms
b) education reforms
c) reforms in public administration
d) constitutional reforms


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17 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Which of the followin diseases are caused by ‘Virus’?
1. Measles
2. Mumps
3. Rabies
4. Dengue
5. Tetanus
6. Typhoid
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3, 4 only
b) 1, 2, 5, 6 only
c) 3, 4, 5, 6 only
d) 1, 2, 5, 6 only

Q.2) Consider the following statement regarding the ‘UNAIDS’:
1. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
2. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor2

Q.3) Consider the following pairs:
Classical Dance Forms Region
1. Bharatnatyam Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
2. Kathak Jaipur and Lucknow
3. Sattriya Nagaland
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Ransomware WannaCry
1.WannaCry has used a hacking tool named Eternal Blue
2.It was developed by US National Security Agency to gain access to computers used by terrorists and enemy states.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.5) Who of the following will be the members of the GST Council?
1) Union Finance Minister
2) Union Minister of State in charge of Revenue or Finance
3) Chief Ministers of States
a) 1, 3 only
b) 1, 2 only
c) 2, 3 only
d) All of the above

Q.6) Satya Shodhak Samaj organized
a) a movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar
b) a temple-entry movement in Gujarat
c) an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra
d) a peasant movement in Punjab

Q.7) Which of the following statements is/are correct?
Viruses can infect
1.bacteria
2.fungi
3.Plants
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.8) The term ‘Base Erosion and Profit Shifting’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of
a) mining operation by multinational companies in resource-rich but backward areas
b) curbing of the tax evasion by multinational companies
c) exploitation of genetic resources of a country by multinational companies
d) lack of consideration of environmental costs in the planning and implementation of developmental projects


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16 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation(AMRUT)’:

1. Rajasthan was the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under it.

2. It is dependent with public private partnership model(PPP) model.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both are correct

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) In India, which of the following financial products is generally not traded under the  Electronic trading platform(ETP)?

a) stocks

b) bonds

c) currencies

d) All of the above are traded under the ETP.

Q.3) Consider the following terms:

1. Fiscal Stimulus:                                            Increasing government spending on infrastructure etc in order to lift investor sentiment, increase money supply in the market and increase demand in the economy.

2. Expansionary monetary policy:             This refers to  a monetary policy by a central bank in which interest rates are cut in order to ease money supply in the economy.

Which of the terms given above is/are correctly matched with their respective definitions?

a) 2 only

b) 1 only

c) Neither 1 nor 2

d) Both are corret

Q.4) With reference to the Body mass index(BMI) which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Height is one of the factors of the BMI

2. It is expressed in units of kg/m2.

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) 1 only

b)  2 only

c)  Both are correct

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Petroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO)’:

1. It works on PPP model.

2. It is headqurtered in the New Delhi.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Neither 1 nor 2

b) Both are correct

c) 1 only

d) 2 only

Q.6) What is ‘greenhouse gas protocol ‘?(CSE: 2016)

a) it is and international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions

b) it is an initiative of the united nations to offer financial incentives to developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adopt eco-friendly technologics

c) it is an inter-governmental agreement ratified by all the member countries of the united nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to specified levels by the year 2022

d) it is one of the multilateral REDD+ initiatives hosted by the world bank

Q.7) With reference to ‘Financial Stability and Development Council’, consider the following statements:(CSE: 2016)

1.It is an organ of NITI Aayog.

2.It is headed by the Union Finance Minister.

3.It monitors macroprudential supervision of the economy.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

Q.8) With reference to ‘Agenda 21’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements :(CSE: 2016)

1.It is a global action plan for sustainable development.

2.It originated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.

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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Q.1) Consider the following statement regarding the Right to Education Act:

1. It came into force in 2010.

2. 86th amendment made Education a Fundamental Right.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) Both are correct

c) Neither 1 nor 2

d) 2 only

 

Q.2) Which of the following agreement/declaration/convention is related to the WTO?
a) Bonn Agreement

b) Alpine Convention

c) Marrakesh Agreement

d) Fortaleza

 

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding Sulphur Dioxide?

1. Sulfur dioxide is a light yellow color gas or liquid with a strong, choking odor

2.It is a gas covered under Kyoto Protocol

3. Sulfur dioxide is sometimes used as a food preservative

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above

 

Q.4) Which of the following diseases given below are Non-Communicable Diseases?

1. Alzheimer’s

2. Pertussis

3. Fibromyalgia

4. Shigellosis

5. Cataracts

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) 4 and 5 only

b) 1, 4 and 5 only

c) 1, 3 and 5 only

d) 2, 3 and 5 only

 

Q.5) Which of the following is/are the indicator/indicators used by IFPRI to compute the Global Hunger Index Report?

1. Undernourishment

2. Child stunting

3. Child mortality

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 , 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3 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 of the following statements is/are correct ?(CSE: 2016)

Proper design and effective implementation of UN-REDD+ programme can significantly contribute

1.protection of biodiversity

2.resilience of forest ecosystem

3.property reduction

Select the correct answer using the code given below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 


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Q.1) With reference to the ‘Film and Television Institute of India’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
2. It is a member of the International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television (CILECT)
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Global Hunger Index’:
1. It is released under the United Nations Development Programme.
2. It ranks countries on a 0 to 100-point scale.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) Both are correct

Q.3) Recently, the CCEA has approved two World Bank supported schemes of Rs 6,655 crore aimed at skill development in India. Which of the following are those schemes?
1. Standup India
2. Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)
3. Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE)
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.4) Under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act(POSCO), Who is a child?
a) Anyone below 18 years of age
b) Anyone below 16 years of age
c) Any boy below 16 years and girl below 18 years
d) It only considers the bilogical age of an individual

Q.5) Consider the following statements:
1. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India can be removed by an address from both the Houses of the Parliament only.
2. The CAG of India has no control over the issue of money from the consolidated fun of India.
Which of the following options is correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2 both
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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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