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5 Oct 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

Dear students,

When you submit your answer, if possible, give some reasoning & more info. along with the ABACAA format. Elaborate on what you know. This helps the whole community to know more and learn more!


Q.1) Consider following statements with reference to Monetary policy committee.

1. Government amended the RBI Act to hand over the job of monetary policy-making in India to a newly constituted Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

2. MPC is entrusted with the task of fixing the benchmark policy interest rate (repo rate) to contain inflation within the specified target level.

3. RBI set up an Expert Committee under N.S.Vishwanathan to revise the monetary policy framework.

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 only

 

Q.2) Recently, Japanese researcher won the Nobel Medicine Prize. Consider the following statements with regard to this.

1. Yoshinori Ohsumi won Nobel prize for his pioneering work on autophagy.

2. Autophagy is a process whereby cells eat themselves which when disrupted can cause Parkinson’s and diabetes.

3. A Nobel laureate Christian de Duve coined the term ‘autophagy’.

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 only

 

Q.3) Consider following statements with regard to Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN).

1. GIAN aims at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs to engage with the institutes of higher education in India.

2. GIAN initiative launched by Ministry of Science and Technology.

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) Colombia is frequently in the news. It shares borders with

1. Venezuela

2. Panama

3. Ecuador

4. Bolivia

5. Peru

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1,2 and 4

b) 2, 4 and 5

c) 1, 2, 3 and 5

d) 1,2,3 and 4 only

 

Q.5) Recently, The International Buddhist Conclave-2016, opened its sessions in

a) Bodh Gaya

b) Nalanda

c) Sarnath

d) Lumbini


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4 Oct 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

Dear students,

When you submit your answer, please do not simply give the answers in ABACAA format. Elaborate on what you know. If you used some tidkams to reach that answer, share it with the group!


Q.1) Consider following statements regarding UN climate award for clean energy project.

1. Indian NGO Swayam Paryavaran Prayog got UN climate award for clean energy project.

2. Project includes training women to become clean energy entrepreneurs across Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

3. UNFCCC has applauded this project for building a rural distribution network of women entrepreneurs.

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 only

Q.2) Recently, India ratified Paris climate deal at U.N. consider following statements with respect to this deal.

1. Paris Climate Agreement was adopted by 185 nations in 2015.

2. Agreement will only come into force if it is ratified by at least 65 countries that between them produce 55 per cent of global carbon emissions.

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.3) Which of the following two states becomes first Open Defecation Free (ODF) states in urban areas?

1. Madhya Pradesh

2. Gujarat

3. Assam

4. Andhra Pradesh

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Q.4) Recently, Centre rethinks for plan to widen Employees’ Provident Fund coverage. Consider following statements with regard to Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

1. The EPFO  administers a contributory provident fund, pension scheme and insurance scheme for organised sector

2. EPFO got the National Award on e-Governance 2015-16 for launching the Universal Account Number (UAN)

3. It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

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 only

Q.5) Recently, India expressed readiness to enhance cooperation on Arctic science and research. India’s Arctic research station is

a) Maitri

b) Bharati

c) Himadri

d) ArcIndia


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3 Oct 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

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When you submit your answer, please do not simply give the answers in ABACAA format. Elaborate on what you know. If you used some tidkams to reach that answer, share it with the group!


Q.1) Consider following statements with regard to ‘Advantage HealthCare India 2016 (AHCI 2016) summit’.
1. It is the first ever International Summit on Medical Value Travel being organized in India for promoting health care services exports from India.
2. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family welfare.
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 following statements with regard to Ujjwal Distribution Assurance Yojana (UDAY).
1. UDAY was launched for operational and financial turnaround of State owned Power Distribution Companies (DISCOMs).
2. Scheme aims to reduce the interest burden, reduce power losses in Distribution sector, and improve operational efficiency of DISCOMs
3. Scheme is implemented by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
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 only

Q.3) Recently, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) was in the news.
Consider following statements with regard to CPEC.
1. The CPEC is part of China’s larger regional transnational ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) initiative.
2. It intend to link islamabad in Pakistan to Gwadar deep sea port close to Pakistan’s border with Iran.
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) Recently, Some amendments has been proposed to the Citizenship Act, 1955.
Which of the following statements are proposed amendment to act?
1. It seeks to grant citizenship to Muslim minorities from Muslim majority countries
2. It seeks to reduce from 11 years to 6 years the aggregate period of residence required in India to be eligible for Indian citizenship.
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.5) ‘New Delhi declaration on Education’ was recently in the news. Which of the following international organisation has adopted this declaration?

a) G20
b) ASEAN
c) BRICS
d) APEC


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1 Oct 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

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When you submit your answer, please do not simply give the answers in ABACAA format. Elaborate on what you know. If you used some tidkams to reach that answer, share it with the group!


Q.1) Consider following statements with reference to Indira Gandhi International Airport, which has recently got ‘carbon neutral status’.

1. It has became the first airport in Asia-Pacific to achieve the carbon neutral status

2. Less than 25 airports in the world, most of them Europe, have earned carbon neutral status.

3. Carbon neutrality occurs when the net carbon emissions over an entire year is zero.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

  1. a) 1 and 2 only
  2. b) 3 only
  3. c) 2 and 3 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Q.2) Which of the following countries located in the Pacific Ring of Fire?

1. Indonesia

2. Ecuador

3. Japan

4. New Zealand

5. China

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1,2 and 4
  2. b) 2 and 5
  3. c) 1, 2, 3 and 5
  4. d) 1,2,3 and 4 only

Q.3) Consider following statements with reference to IMF’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF).

1. The IMF can assist a country with the adjustment process under EFF

2. IMF assists when country faces serious medium-term balance of payments problems

3. Assistance under EFF features shorter program engagement

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

  1. a) 1 and 2 only
  2. b) 3 only
  3. c) 2 and 3 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3 only

4) Recently, India conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control(LoC) of India-Pakistan.
Consider following statements with regard to LOC.

1. Line of Control refers to military control line between India and Pakistan.
2. Earlier it was known as cease-fire line, renamed as LoC after Simla agreement in 1972.

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.5) Recently, Bedaquiline drug was in the news. It is most effective treatment for
a) Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB)
b) Cancer
c) Hepatitis-B
d) Zika virus disease


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30 Sept 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

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Q.1) Recently, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’. Which of the following correctly describes it?

a) Support system to below poverty line persons

b) New Indirect Tax Network of the Central Board of Excise and Customs

c) New initiative by Urban ministry to support Smart City

d) Fastest network system for Digital India project


Q.2) Recently, Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore developed detector of melamine in milk. Consider following statement with reference to it.

1. It is an organic base chemical most commonly found in the form of white crystals rich in nitrogen

2. It is widely use in plastics, adhesives, countertops, dishware, whiteboards

3. Addition of melamine into food is approved by the FAO and WHO.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.3) World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest Global Competitiveness Report for 2016-17 comes out with improvement in India’s ranking.

Which of the following are parameters on India lags behind other nations?

1. Tax regulations

2. Technological readiness

3. Public health indicator

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.4) Consider following statements with reference to military surgical strike, which was recently carried out by India.

1. Military attack intended to inflict damage on a specific target, with collateral damage to surrounding areas

2. These attacks can be carried out only via air raids, airdropping special ops teams

3. Surgical strikes are part of India’s Cold Start doctrine

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 only


Q.5) The world’s first three-parent baby has been born in

a) Mexico

b) Germany

c) Canada

d) India


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29 Sept 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

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Q.1) Recently, India plans to review Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan.

Consider the following statements with reference to MFN status.

1. The MFN status was accorded in 1996 under the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

2. India and Pakistan are not signatories to the GATT agreement.

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) An advanced Indian mega space launcher is likely to power ISRO’s launchers by around 2018.

Consider following statements with regard to ISRO’s mega space launcher.

1. It can deliver ten-tonne and heavier communication satellites to space and using a semi-cryogenic engine.

2. Semi-cryogenic engine will use space-grade kerosene as fuel and solid hydrogen as oxidiser

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.3) Consider following statements with regard to Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), which was frequently in news.

1. The GSLV is designed mainly to deliver the communication-satellites to the highly elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

2. The satellites in these orbits appear to remain permanently fixed in the same position in the sky.

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) Recently, India decided not to attend the SAARC Summit. Consider the following statements with reference to it.

1. The SAARC Summit cannot be held even if only one country pulls out.

2. The 19th SAARC summit will be held in Islamabad.

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.5) Recently, More evidence of possible water plumes erupting from the surface of Europa found. Europa is one of the moon of

a) Saturn

b) Jupiter

c) Venus

d) Mars


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28 Sept 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

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Q.1) Recently, Senkaku island was in the news. Where is it located?

a) South China Sea

b) Indian Ocean

c) East China sea

d) Red sea


Q.2) Which of the following correctly describes about “FAST”, which was in the news.

a) NASA’s first fastest supercomputer

b) World’s largest radio telescope

c) World’s largest solar power project

d) None of the above


Q.3) Recently, African Elephant Status Report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported declined in numbers. What is status of African elephant given by IUCN Red list?

a) Vulnerable

b) Least concern

c) Endangered

d) Critically endangered


Q.4) There are rising number of reported deaths due to of Scrub Typhus disease. consider following statements with regard to this disease.

1. It is an acute illness caused by a bacteria.

2. It is transmitted by the bite of an infected mite larva present in the soil having scrub vegetation.

3. Uttar Pradesh is an endemic region as it has a large scrub vegetation.

Which of the pairs given  above are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.5) United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. What was the theme for 2016 World tourism day?

a) Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility

b) Celebrating tourism and community development

c) Tourism for Environment – promoting sustainable development

d) Tourism 2016 – for Medical tourism


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27 Sept 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

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Q.1) Recently, Indian Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was in the news.

Consider the following statements with regard to ROV.

1. It is developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai, with the help of NASA.

2. It is useful for studying the coral reefs of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which are facing survival threats due to global warming.

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 pairs:

Satellite Application

1. SCATSAT-1 : For Weather studies

2. PISAT          :   To explore remote sensing applications

3. PRATHAM  :  For Commercial high resolution imaging

Which of the pairs given  above are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.3) Recently, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a series of satellites, consider following statements with regard to this launch.

1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s PSLV C-34 rocket launched a total of ten satellites.

2. This was first mission of PSLV in which it had launched its payloads into two different orbits.

3. This PSLV mission was the longest of the PSLV missions conducted till date.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3 only


Q.4) Which of the following are geo-engineering methods –

1. Using mirrors in space to deflect sunlight from earth

2. Using sequestration or carbon capture to remove carbon from the atmosphere

 

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither


Q.5)

What are the objectives of the Namami  Gange programme –

1. To involve local governance bodies such as Panchayats

2. To involve the people living on the banks of the river

 

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither


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TS3: Open Discussion + Good Scores + 5 Most Tricky Questions with Tikdams

The TS3 went LIVE on 26th September.

TS3 = Current Affairs Test covering news from the month of june and July. Available to attempt for the Flagship, Advanced and CA only students at prelims.civilsdaily.com

This is an open discussion thread for those who attempted the paper. Talk around ingenious tikdams which you deployed to solve some questions or silly mistakes which you learnt from.


5 Most Tricky Questions as per user attempts

Q.1) India recently joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), consider the following statements w.r.t MTCR:

1. It seeks to limit proliferation of missiles and missile technology

2. It was established in 1987 by the G7 industrialized countries

3. It is a treaty which imposes legally binding obligations on members countries

 

Which of the statements given above is/are Correct?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

Ans. c

Explanation: MTCR is not a treaty and does not impose any legally binding obligations (therefore it is a voluntary and informal understanding) on member countries.

By, eliminating 3 and adding 2 we can reach to an answer.

Source: June 28th

 http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/india-%20enters-elite-%20missile-tech-group/article8781132.ece

Tikdam – Export control regimes are not treaties, statement 3 eliminated and you reach the answer

Learning – Export control regimes <search CD, nice write up is there>


Q.2) ‘Vidyanjali’, a new scheme launched by Government of India, aims

a) To enable volunteers to reach out to govt. school and devote time & efforts

b) at providing affordable and quality education for free

c) at an integrated education and livelihood Initiative for the Minority Communities

d) Training-cum-placement programme for unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir

 

Ans. a

Explanation: Vidyanjali will be implemented under the overall aegis of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, envisaged to enhance the community involvement in Government run elementary schools and effectively engage children in reading, creative writing, public speaking, play acting, preparing story books etc.

Source: June 15

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/an-app-to-aid-volunteer-workers-at-govt-schools/article8733367.ece

Tikdam – VIdya plus Anjali , Anjali means divine offering, donation, You are donating education, Answer is clear


Q.3) With reference to India’s first National Civil Aviation Policy, consider the following statements.

1. Policy  envisaged towards increasing air connectivity and allowing new domestic airlines to fly abroad quickly

2. India has 9th largest civil aviation market in the world

3. Government of India will enter into ‘Open Sky policy’ on a reciprocal basis with SAARC countries and countries located beyond 5000 km from Delhi

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

Ans. d

Explanation: All statements are correct.

Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=146238


Q.4) Recently, China launched its first “dark sky reserve” in the Ngari, bordering Nepal and India, what is its purpose?

a) For astronomical observation

b) To study dark black holes

c) To study meteorological phenomenon

d) To study solar winds in upper atmosphere of the sun

Ans. a

Explanation:  China has launched its first “dark sky reserve” for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India. Ngari is among the best sites for astronomical observation on earth, due to its high altitude and large number of cloudless days throughout the year.

Source: June 23

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/first-dark-sky-reserve-launched-by-china-116062300348_1.html


Q.5) Which of the following can be used to produce second generation ethanol?

1. Biomass

2. Bamboo

3. Rice straw

4. Wheat straw

5. Cotton straw

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1, 2 only

b) 1,2 and 4 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3 ,4 and 5

Ans. d

Explanation: Ministries  of  renewable  energy  and  science  and  technology has found a  way  to  produce  second generation ethanol from biomass, bamboo, rice straw, wheat straw, and cotton straw etc. to power vehicles.  To promote second generation ethanol govt is planning to take up ethanol blending in petrol to 22.5 percent and in diesel to 15 percent.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/draft-policies-on-coal-based-urea-ethanol-in-3-weeks-nitin-gadkari/articleshow/53068730.cms         

Tikdam – All 5 options are similar, all biomass; so all have to be correct or incorrect simultaenously

Learning – Learns generations of biofuels <1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th>     

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26 Sept 2016 | Prelims Daily: CA Questions with Tikdams & Tidbits

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Q1. Consider following statements regarding MERCOSUR – 

1. Members are only from Latin America

2. It is an anti-western military alliance with members such as Venezuela

Select the correct option – 

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q2. Following Act comes frequently in the news, fill up the blank space – Prevention of Atrocities Against ___

a) Dalits and other depressed classes

b) Minorities

c) SC’s

d) SC’s and ST’s


Q3. Shipkila Pass lies in which state

a) J&K

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Arunachal Pradesh

d) Madhya Pradesh


Q4. What is an offset clause mentioned in the Rafale deal

a) money spent on foreign defense equipment has to be partially invested in the Indian economy

b) Tax given to attract manufacturing companies

c) Secrecy clause stopping France from giving any information on Rafale to other countries

d) None of the above


Q5.  Swacch Bharat week is being organised by 

a) Prime Ministers Office

b) MoUD

c) Ministry of Rural Development

d) None of the above


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16 Polity questions from the most imp topics

In the blogs, I have analysed Polity section of last 7 years. Questions with solutions and right approach has been posted in the blogs. Here are the 16 questions to evaluate whether you have just read the analysis or have also revised these most imp. topics

Solve these questions with open mind. Most of the questions can be solved if you have read prelims titbits. Apply elimination method. Use all the knowledge at your disposal. Write your thought process in doubtful questions in the comments below.

Best luck

1. The functions of the Committee on Estimates, as incorporated in the Constitution of India, shall be to

1. report what economies, improvements in organization, efficiency or administrative reform may be effected

suggest alternative policies in order to bring about efficiency and economy in 2. administration

3. examine whether the money is well laid out within the limits of the policy implied in the estimates

4. examine the reports, if any, of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the public undertakings

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1, 2 and 3

d. 3 and 4

2. The Committee on Public Accounts under the Constitution of India is meant for

1. The examination of accounts showing the appropriation of sums granted by the House for the expenditure of the Government of India

2. scrutinizing report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

3. suggesting the form in which estimates shall be presented to the Parliament

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. 1 and 2 only

d. 1,2 and 3

3. The subject matter of an adjournment motion in the Parliament

1. must be directly related to the conduct of the Union Government

2. may involve failure of the Government of India to perform its duties in Accordance with the Constitution

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

4. The principle of ‘collective responsibility’ under parliamentary democracy implies that

1. a motion of no-confidence can be moved in the Council of Ministers as a whole as well as an individual minister

2. No person shall be nominated to the Cabinet except on the advice of the Prime Minister

3. No person shall be retained as a member of the Cabinet if the Prime Minister says that he shall be dismissed.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1

b. 2 only

c. 3 only

d. 2 and 3

5. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Joint Session of the Houses of the Parliament in India?

1. It is an enabling provision, empowering the President to take steps for resolving deadlock between the two Houses.

2. It is not obligatory upon the President to summon the Houses to meet in a joint sitting.

3. It is being notified by the President.

4. It is frequently resorted to establish the supremacy of the Lok Sabha.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1, 2 and 3

c. 2 and 3 only

d. 3 and 4

6. The legislative power of the Parliament includes making laws

1. on matters not enumerated in the Concurrent List and State List

2. in respect of entries in the State List if two or more State Legislatures consider it desirable

3. for implementing any treaty, agreement or convention with any country even if it falls in the State List

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 2 only

b. 1 and 2 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1,2 and 3

7. Which of the following statements in the context of structure of the Parliament is/are correct?

1. The Parliament of India consists of the President, the Council of States and the House of the People.

2. The President of India is directly elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both the Houses of the Parliament only.

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

8. Certain Bills cannot be introduced or proceeded with unless the recommendation of the President is received. However, no recommenda­tion is required in some other cases. In which one of the following cases such recommendation is not required?

a. For introduction of Bills and for moving amendments relating to financial matters

b. For introduction of a Bill relating to formation of new States or of alteration of areas of existing States

c. For moving of an amendment making provision for the reduction or abolition of any tax

d. For introduction of a Bill or moving of an amendment affecting taxation in which States are interested

9. There are provisions in the constitution of India which empower the Parliament to modify or annul the operation of certain provisions of the Constitution without actually amending them. They include

1. any law under Article 2 (relating to admission or establishment of new States)

2. any law made under Article 3 (relating to formation of new States)

3. amendment of First Schedule and Fourth Schedule

Select the answer.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3

c. 1,2,3

d. None

10. The Rajya Sabha can withhold its consent to a Money Bill for :

a. 14 days

b. 15 days

c. 30 days

d. 18 days

11. The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India can be removed from office only by :

a. President on the advice of the Union Cabinet.

b. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

c. President of India after an address in both Houses of Parliament.

d. President on the advice of Chief Justice of India.

12. The National Human Rights Commission has :

1. a Chairperson who has been a Chief Justice of Supreme Court or a High Court of India

2. one Member who is or has been a Judge of Supreme Court

3. one Member who is, or has been the Chief Justice of a High Court

4. two Members to be appointed from amongst persons having knowledge of or practical experience in matters relating to human rights

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

a. 1, 2, 3 and 4

b. 1, 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 4 only

d. 2, 3 and 4 only

13. The locus standi rule to move the court was liberalized by the case of:

a. S.R. Bommai v. Union of India

b. Minerva Mills v. Union of India

c. S.P. Gupta v. Union of India

d. Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala

Which one of the following statements regarding the Departmental Committee of the Parliament of India on the empowerment of women is correct?

a. The Committee will consist of members of the Lok Sabha only

b. A Cabinet Minister can be a member of the Committee

c. The term of office of the members of the Committee shall not exceed two years

d. It reports on the working of welfare programmes for the women

15. The Departmental Committee of the Parliament of India on the Welfare of the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and  the Scheduled Tribes (STs) shall

1. examine whether the Union Government has secured due representation of the SCs and the STs in the services and posts under its control

2. report on the working of the welfare programmes for the SCs and the STs in the Union Territories

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

16. Which of the following committee/committees submitted reports on Electoral reforms?

1. Dinesh Goswami Committee

2. Tarkunde Committee

3. Indrajit Gupta Committee

4. Balwantrai Mehta Committee

Select the answer using the code given below:

a. 1, 3 and 4

b. 2 and 4

c. 1,2 and 3

d. 3 and 4 only

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15 Questions from Prelims tit-bits

  • Read the questions and options carefully. Read the options even if you don’t know much about the question. Solve the questions wilt open mind.
  • All the questions are from previous year papers

$1. If a tropical rain forest is removed, it does not regenerate quickly as compared to a tropical deciduous forest. This is because(2011)

(a.) the soil of rain forest is deficient in nutrients

(b.) propagules of the trees in a rain forest have poor viability

(c.) the rain forest species are slow-growing

(d.) exotic species invade the fertile soil of rain forest

$2. With reference to micro-irrigation, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Fertilizer/nutrient loss can be reduced.(2011)

2. It is the only means of irrigation in dry land farming.

3. In some areas of farming, receding of ground water table can be checked.

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

$3. The seasonal reversal of winds is the typical characteristic of (2014)

a. Equatorial climate

b. Mediterranean climate

c. Monsoon climate

d. All of the above climates

 

$4. The authorization for the withdrawal of funds from the- Consolidated Fund of India must come from:(2011)

(a.) The President of India

(b.) The Parliament of India

(c.) The Prime. Minister of India

(d.) The Union Finance, Minister

$5. Under the Constitution of India, which one of the following is not a fundamental duty?(2011)

(a.) To vote in public elections

(b.) To develop the scientific temper

(c.) To safeguard public property

(d.) To abide by me Constitution and respect its ideals

$6. Which of the following is/are among the Fundamental Duties of citizens laid down in the Indian Constitution?(2012)

1. To preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture

2. To protect the weaker sections from social injustice

3.To develop the scientific temper and spirit of inquiry

4. To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

$7. What is the provision to safeguard the autonomy of the Supreme Court of India?(2012)

1. While appointing the Supreme Court Judges, the President of India has to consult the Chief Justice of India.

2. The Supreme Court Judges can be removed by the Chief Justice of India only.

3. The salaries of the Judges are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India to which the legislature does not have to vote.

4. All appointments of officers and staffs of the Supreme Court of India are made by the Government only after consulting the Chief Justice of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

$8. The distribution of powers between the Centre and the States in the Indian Constitution is based on the scheme provided in the(2012)

(a) Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909

(b) Montagu-Chelmsford Act, 1919

(c) Government of India Act, 1935

(d) Indian Independence Act, 1947

$9. What are the significances of a practical approach to sugarcane production known as ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative’?

  1. Seed cost is very low in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation.
  2. Drip irrigation can be practiced very effectively in this.
  3. There is no application of chemical/ inorganic fertilizers at all in this.
  4. The scope for intercropping is more in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 1, 2 and 4 only

c. 2, 3 and 4 only

d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

10. Salinization occurs when the irrigation water accumulated in the soil evaporates, leaving behind salts and minerals. What are the effects of salinization on the irrigated land? (2011)

(a.) It greatly increases the crop production

(b.) It makes some soils impermeable

(c.) It raises the water table

(d.) It fills the air spaces in the soil with water

11. Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct? (2013)

1.  They are generally red in colour.

2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.

3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.

4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1 and 4

(d) 2 and 3 only

12. Which one of the following is the characteristic climate of the Tropical Savannah Region? (2012)

(a) Rainfall throughout the year

(b) Rainfall in winter only

(c) An extremely short dry season

(d) A definite dry and wet season

13. What is die difference between asteroids and comets? (2011)

1. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material.

2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury.

3. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a.) 1 and 2 only

(b.) 1 and 3 only

(c.) 3 only

(d.) 1, 2 and 3

14. What could be the main reason/reasons for the formation of African and Eurasian desert belt? (2011)

1. It is located in the sub-tropical high pressure cells.

2. It is under the influence of warm ocean currents.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context?

(a.) 1 only

(b.) 2 only

(c.) Both 1 and 2

(d.) Neither 1 nor 2

15. Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because: (2012)

(a) Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations

(b) Congress and Muslim League had differences of opinion

(c) Ramsay Macdonald announced the Communal Award

(d) None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct in this context


SOLUTIONS


1. a, high rain fall, leaching, washing away of nutrients

2. c, 1 and 3, statement 2, only means can not be true, micro-irrigation, fertilizers at the root zone, loss reduced, less water used hence less ground water needed for irrigation, water table receding checked

3. c, monsoon

4. b, parliament

5. a, voting

6. c, protecting the weaker sections is responsibility of state hence DPSP

7. a, statement 2 is Wahiyyat, President trmove judges, remove 2, only option left

8. c, 3 lists, provincial autonomy

9. b, statement 3, no application of chemicals can not be practical

10. b, soil becomes infertile, ions hence impermeable

11. c, no soil is rich in N, remove statement 2, only option left

12. d, definite wet and dry season

13. b

14. a, cold currents cause desiccation and desert formation, warm currents will bring rains

15. c


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IAS Prelims tit-bits- Economy part 1 and 5 Questions

1. GDP and GNP

  1. Gross Domestic product (GDP) is money value of final goods and services inside the Domestic economy whether produced by nationals or foreigners
  2. Gross National product (GNP) is money value of Final goods and services produced by Nationals whether they produce it within the nation or abroad
  3. GDP = GNP – Net Factor Income from abroad
  4. Nominal GDP (GDP at market price) is at current market prices while Real GDP (GDP at constant price) is adjusted for inflation w.r.t base year
  5. Measure of that inflation is not CPI or WPI but GDP Deflator
  6. GDP Deflator = Nominal GDP/Real GDP
  7. Net Domestic Product = GDP – Depreciation
  8. GDP at market price = GDP at factor cost + Indirect taxes – subsidies
  • Discuss – Recent changes to the method of calculating GDP
  • Discuss – what are these factors in factor cots

2. Fiscal Deficit, Revenue Deficit, Primary Deficit

  1. Fiscal Deficit = Total expenditure – Total non debt creating  receipts ( total revenue receipt plus non debt creating capital receipt)
  2. In the above formula only debt creating capital receipt is excluded which is borrowing and that is exactly the fiscal deficit
  3. Revenue deficit = revenue receipt -revenue expenditure
  4. Effective revenue deficit = revenue deficit-grants for creation of capital assets
  5. Primary deficit = fiscal deficit -deficit due to interest paid

Note – As grants are donation, creates no liability, are not to be repaid, they come under revenue budget not capital part similarly under international transaction grants come under current account not capital account

  • Discuss – FRBM act targets
  • Discuss – Deficit financing and monetizing deficits

3. Current account and Capital account

  1. Current account deals with current, ongoing, short term transactions like trade in goods, services (invisible)
  2. It includes 1.trade in goods (BoT), 2.trade in services (invisible trade), 3.investment income,4.Unilateral transfers – GIFTS, GRANTS ,REMITTANCES
  3. Capital account deals with investments (FDI, FII, FPI), loans (ECB, External Commercial Borrowings), reserves (dollar, Special Drawing Right , gold etc). <bulk transactions which create liabilities>
  4. Balance of Payment is systematic record of all the transaction of a country with the world

Note – Grants, remittances etc. are in current account not capital account

Note 2- Investment income is under current account while Investments under capital account

  • Discuss – Balance of Trade v/s Balance of Payment
  • Discuss – Current account deficit

4. Plan v/s non plan expenditure

  1. Plan expenditure simply means expenditure according to erstwhile 5 year plans (mostly for creation of capital assets)
  2. all other things included in non plan -interest payment , subsidies, pensions, military expenditure etc

Discuss – Why is plan- non plan division being done away with

5. Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy

  1. Monetary Policy – what RBI does i.e interest rates (Repo, reverse repo, MSF, bank rate), Open Market Operations, CRR, SLR
  2. It affects money supply in the economy
  3. Fiscal Policy – what govt., finance ministry does, mainly taxes and expenditure (subsidies, wages etc)
  4. It mainly affects aggregated demand in the economy

Discuss – Countercyclical monetary and Fiscal Policies


 

5 Questions 


 

#1. Net National product at factor cost is equal to
(a) Gross Domestic product + Net factor income from abroad – depreciation
(b) Gross National product at market prices -indirect taxes + subsidies – Depreciation
(c) Gross domestic product – depreciation + Indirect taxes -subsidies
(d) National product at market prices + Indirect taxes + subsidies + Depreciation

2. The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of (2012)

  • (a) all import and export transactions of a country 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

£3. Which of the following constitute Capital Account? (2013)

  • 1. Foreign Loans
  • 2. Foreign Direct Investment
  • 3. Private Remittances
  • 4. Portfolio Investment

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  • (a) 1, 2 and 3
  • (b) 1, 2 and 4
  • (c) 2, 3 and 4
  • (d) 1, 3 and 4

£4. The national income of a country for a given period is equal to the: (2013)

  • (a) total value of goods and services produced by the nationals
  • (b) sum of total consumption and investment expenditure
  • (c) sum of personal income of all individuals
  • (d) money value of final goods and services produced

5. With reference to Union Budget, which of the following is/are covered under Non-Plan Expenditure?

  • 1. Defense -expenditure
  • 2. Interest payments
  • 3. Salaries and pensions
  • 4. Subsidies

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • d. None

 

 

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15 Questions from Prelims titbits

We have been doing Prelims Titbits for >15 days now. This is a mini test to evaluate whether you are doing it correctly or not. Many of the Questions have been taken from past 5 years prelims papers.

1. With reference to the period of colonial rule in India, “Home Charges” formed an important part of drain of wealth from India. Which of the following funds constituted “Home Charges”?(2011)

  • 1. Funds used to support the India Office in London.
  • 2. Funds used to pay salaries and pensions of British personnel engaged in India.
  • 3. Funds used for waging wars outside India by the British.

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 and 3

2. The salaries of which of the following are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India?

  • 1. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  • 2. Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  • 3. Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
  • 4. Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
  • 5. Judges of the Supreme Court
  • 6. Judges of the High Courts
  • 7. Chief Election Commissioner
  • 8. Chairman of the UPSC
  • 9. CAG
  • a. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9
  • b. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 ,8 and 9
  • c. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6,7 and 9
  • d. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9

3. Consider the following statements: (UPSC 2007 Prelims)

  • 1. The mode of removal of a Judge of a High Court in India is same as that removal of a Judge of the Supreme Court.
  • 2. After retirement from the office, a permanent Judge of a High Court cannot plead or act in any court or before any authority in 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

4. Which one of the following is not a site for in-situ method of conservation of flora? (2011)

  • (a.) Biosphere Reserve
  • (b.) Botanical Garden
  • (c.) National Park
  • (d.) Wildlife Sanctuary

5. Three of the following criteria have contributed to the recognition of Western Ghats-Sri Lanka and Indo-Burma regions as hotspots of biodiversity: (2011)

  • 1. Species richness
  • 2. Vegetation density
  • 3. Endemism
  • 4. Ethno-botanical importance
  • 5. Threat perception
  • 6. Adaptation of flora and fauna to warm and humid conditions

Which three of the above are correct criteria in this context?

  • (a.) 1, 2 and 6
  • (b.) 2, 4 and 6
  • (c.) 1, 3 and 5
  • (d.) 3, 4 and 6

6. A presides over the joint sitting of both the Houses. If however A is absent, B  presides. If B  is also absent, C presides. A,B and C respectively are?

  • a.President, Vice President and Deputy Speaker
  • b. Speaker, Vice President and Deputy Chairman
  • c. Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Deputy Speaker
  • d. Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman

7. Lichens, which are capable of initiating ecological succession even on a bare rock, are actually a symbiotic association of (Pre 2013)

  • a. algae and bacteria
  • b. algae and fungi
  • c. bacteria and fungi
  • d. fungi and mosses

8. Nai Manzil is a government of India scheme related to development of which of the following

  • a) Skill development
  • b) Eucation
  • c) Health
  • d) Traditional heritage of minorities

9. The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for:  (2013)

  • (a) the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third
  • (b) the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
  • (c) the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom
  • (d) writing off all peasant debts

10. With reference to the period of Indian freedom struggle, which of the following was/were recommended by the Nehru report?(2011)

  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

11. Consider the following definitions:

  • 1. Bioaccumulation is the increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain
  • 2. Biomagnification occurs within a trophic level, and is the increase in concentration of a substance in certain tissues of organisms’ bodies due to absorption from food and the environment
  • 3. Bioconcentration is defined as occurring when uptake from the water is greater than excretion

Which of the above definitions is/are INCORRECT?

  • a) 1 and 2 Only
  • b) 2 and 3 Only
  • c) 1 and 3 Only
  • d) All

12. The Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress (1929) is very important in history, because(2012)

  • 1. the Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence
  • 2. the rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session
  • 3. a resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • (a) I only
  • (b) 2 and 3
  • (c) 1 and 3
  • (d) None of the above

13. In which of the following movements did Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death for the first time to get his demands fulfilled?

  • a) Champaran Satyagraha
  • b) Kheda Satyagraha
  • c) Ahmadabad mill strike
  • d) Non-cooperation movement

14. What is the difference between “vote-on-account” and “interim budget”?(2011)

  • 1. The provision of a “vote-on-account” 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 Government’s 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 nor 2

15. A deadlock between the LokSabha and the RajyaSabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of(2012)

  • 1. Ordinary Legislation
  • 2. Money Bill
  • 3. Constitution Amendment Bill

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

SOLUTIONS


1. b

Home charges means money spent by Britain in Britain on behalf of India. They included

  1. dividends on East India Stock
  2. interest in Home debt
  3. the salaries of the officer
  4. establishments of the and building connected with the Home Department of Indian Government
  5. furlough and retired pay to members of the Indian Military and Civil Services when at Home
  6. Charges of all descriptions paid in this country connected with the British troops serving in India and
  7. portion of the cost of transporting the British troops to and from India

I am not so sure about statement 3. Funds used for waging war outside India as when British fought in wars nor do I find direct mention of it in home charges. EIC donated money to them. IMO statemnt 3 is wrong

2. No option is correct. Answer is 1,2,3,4,5,8 and 9. If any option has to be marked, it would be option a

6- salary of high court judge charged on consolidated fund of states not centre, pension is charged on CFI

7- EC expenditure and salary not charged

3. a

Can practice in supreme court or other high courts

4. b

Botanical garden – ex situ

5. c , 1,3 and 5

Threat perception has to be one of the criteria, only in one option

6, d, speaker, deputy speaker, deputy chairperson

7. b, algae and fundgi

8. a, skill development of minorities

9. a

10. b, 2 and 3

It demanded dominion status, that’s why J.L.Nehru and Subhash Bose opposed and criticized the report

11. a, 1 and 2 incorrect

Definition of bioaccumulation and biomagnification has been interchanged.Bioaccumulation occurs within same trophic level.

12. a, 1 only

13. c, ahmedabad mill strike

14. b

15. a, 1only

RS can only hold back money bill for 14 days. CAB has to be passed separately by both the houses


 

P.S.- Almost every question can be solved by reading tit-bit. 10 questions were from previous years UPSC papers. If you got <24/ 30 after negative, you are not doing titbits and your study properly.

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Solutions to Maze 17

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MCQ Maze 17

Q1. In many regions, tracts of forest are set aside, and all the trees and wildlife within are venerated and given total protection. Such sacred groves are found in

1. Meghalaya
2. Rajasthan
3. Karnataka
4. Maharashtra
5. Kerala

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 1, 4 and 5
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q2. Consider the following statements about the AWARE project:

1. It is an intergovernmental project to study the effect of climate change on the polar region.
2. The project is located in Arctic polar region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. India attracts several migratory bird species. Which of the following is/are among such species?

1. Falcated Duck
2. Amur Falcon
3. Flamingos

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q4. Carbon Monoxide has emerged as major pollutant. Which of the following is/are among the sources of carbon monoxide?

1. Forest Fires
2. Burning of Agricultural waste
3. Vehicular emissions

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q5. The Net Demand and Time Liabilities of a Bank consists of

1. Demand Drafts
2. Current Deposits
3. Fixed Deposits
4. Unclaimed Deposits

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Solutions to Maze 16

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MCQ Maze 16

Q1. Consider the following statements:

1. Azolla is a water fern that fixes atmospheric nitrogen in association with Blue Green Algae.
2. It is used as a bio-fertiliser as well as a cattle feed.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q2. Which of the following is/are among the factors affecting the direction of the wind?

1. Earth’s Rotation
2. Earth’s Revolution
3. Pressure gradient

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q3. Which of the following statement is correct about Hand-in-Hand exercise?

(a) It is a joint military exercise between Indian and France
(b) It is a joint naval exercise between Indian and Japan
(c) It is a joint counter terrorism exercise between Indian and China
(d) It is a joint military exercise between Indian and USA

Q4. The Global Competitiveness Index is brought out by

(a) UNCTAD
(b) World Trade Organisation
(c) International Monetary Fund
(d) World Economic Forum

Q5. Consider the following statements about the Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF) established by RBI:

1. FIF will support the developmental activities covered under the financial inclusion initiatives.
2. Contribution to FIF shall be from the cess collected by the Union government.
3. It shall be maintained by RBI.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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Solutions for Maze 15

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MCQ Maze 15

Q1. Consider the following statements about the River Information System (RIS) launched by the Union government:

1. RIS shall be implemented by Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change.
2. Its first phase shall cover a stretch along the Brahmaputra River.
3. The main aim of the system is to provide the flood forecast.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) None

Q2. Which of the following is/are not among the member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

1. Mexico
2. Chile
3. Argentina
4. China
5. Japan
6. Singapore

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2, 5 and 6
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 3, 4, 5 and 6
(d) 1, 3 and 4

Q3. Scientists from National University of Singapore have succeeded in converting paper waste into green cellulose aerogels. What are the possible applications of these ‘green aerogels’?

1. They can be used in cleaning oil spills.
2. They can serve as heat insulation materials for buildings.
3. They can be used for making biodegradable packaging material.

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q4. Which of the following are among the pollutants whose concentration is monitored under National Air Quality Index?

1. Carbon Dioxide
2. Nitrogen Dioxide
3. Surface Ozone
4. Carbon Monoxide
5. Sulphur Dioxide

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1, 2, 4 and 5
(c) 2, 4 and 5
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q5. Consider the following statements:
1. ARIES is the Asia’s largest optical telescope developed through a collaboration of India and Russia.
2. It is located in Ladakh.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are not correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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