IAS Prelims 2016 Corner #3

We are starting a bi-weekly “7 question format a day” series to augment your IAS Prelims 2016 Prep. While we don’t really think you need to give full fledged Prelims mock tests for the CSE 2016, we believe that solving ~14 questions a week can easily fit in your weekly schedule!

Prelims 2015 had questions which were not only concept-based but a good number were fact-based. We shall follow the similar trend and frame question based on factual information as well which were more or less absent from 2011 to 2014.


#1. The term ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ appears in the news frequently in the context of the affairs of the

(a) World Trade Organization

(b) United Nations Environment Programme

(c) Food and Agriculture Organization

(d) United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change

#2. Which of the following statements regarding the proposed Sustainable Development Goals is/are correct?

1. They are intended to be universal, applying to all the countries.

2. They include specific goals on economic indicators for the first time.

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

#3. Consider the following pairs:

Ancient City          Located on

1.  Ujjain          :         Saryu

2.  Amravati     :        Krishna

3.  Nashik         :         Godavari

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#4. Consider the following statements:

1. Disinflation refers to a period where the inflation has been slowing.

2. Deflation is always accompanied with significant economic contraction.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#5. Greenpeace is

(a) an agency of the United Nations to help refugees of civil wars

(b) a inter-governmental agency to cater to medical emergencies in war-torn regions

(c) a non-governmental environmental organization

(d) a global movement to protect the child rights

#6. With reference to the ‘Better Than Cash Alliance”, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. It is global partnership of governments, companies and international organizations.

2. It accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments in order to reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#7. Palmyra, an ancient city which was in news recently, is in

(a) Syria

(b) Jordan

(c) Israel

(d) Lebanon

Answer Key:

#1. (d)

#2. (c)

#3. (b)

#4. (a)

#5. (c)

#6. (c)

#7. (a)

Explanations shall follow in comment section!

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