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Prelims Practice Questions 02-01-2019

1) Consider the following statements

  1. Rajasthan was the first State in the country to fix a minimum educational qualification for contesting elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
  2. The Rajasthan government has recently abolished the condition of a minimum educational qualification to contest local body elections.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

2) “Samwad with Students” is an initiative launched recently by which of the following organisations?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

3) What is/are the most likely benefits of Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) Agreement for India?

  1. Provide market access for India’s goods and services exports.
  2. Encourage greater investments and technology into India.
  3. It may lead to a surge of Indian exports into China with very limited access for Chinese exports to the Indian market.
  4. Facilitate India’s MSMEs to effectively integrate into the regional value and supply chains.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

4) Consider the following statements with respect to UNESCO

  1. It was co-founded by the U.S after World War II to foster peace.
  2. Its headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
  3. Recently, the US and Israel have officially quit the UNESCO.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

5) “Madhav Gadgil Committee” was sometimes seen in the news recently, was associated with which of the following?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

6) "Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations" was sometimes seen in the news recently. It is an agreement signed between which of the following two countries?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

7) Consider the following statements

  1. It is a mammal that can survive at an altitude up to 5,000 metres.
  2. It has been found in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Pakistan and on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China.
  3. They also hibernate for more than six months during the wintertime.
  4. It has been listed under the least concern category of IUCN Red list.

Identify the species that correctly matches with the above description

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

8) Consider the following statements with respect to Bio-toilets used in Indian railways

  1. Inoculum is the bacteria used for bio-toilets to decompose waste.
  2. The bacteria used in bio-toilets are currently being generated by the Indian Railways.
  3. The bacteria used in bio-toilets have very short expiry period, Once opened, it has to be utilised within two days.

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

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

9) The term “Inflation Targeting” in economics refers to

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 

10) Consider the following pairs

  1. Pong Dam wildlife sanctuary – Himachal Pradesh
  2. Sanjay Gandhi National Park – Maharashtra

Which of the pair(s) given above is/are correctly matched?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 
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