Practice Tests

Practice Questions for Prelim 2017 5/5/17

Today’s questions are based mostly on Government Schemes and Projects. You will be able to answer this if you have been tracking Current Affairs regularly. Government Schemes and Projects are many in number and tedious to remember. Please go through these topics if you haven’t carefully and also the ones which are not included in these questions.
QUESTIONS: 

  1. Which of the following statements are true?
    1. A positive Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) indicates a good Indian monsoon.
    2. A negative SOI is often seen in the El-Nino years.
    Choose the correct alternative:
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  2. The British had introduced permanent settlement in many areas. Which of the following was a feature of permanent settlement?
    1. Fixed land revenue
    2. Non-transferable ownership of lands.
    3. Cultivators Cultivators reduced to the status of tenants.
    Choose the correct option:
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 1 and 3
    c. 2 and 3
    d. All of the above
  3. Which of the following statements are true in case of National Human Rights Commission?
    1. Only a retired Chief Justice of India can become chairman of NHRC.
    2. The chairman can be reappointed.
    Choose the correct option from the following:
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  4. Which of the following are true in case of UJALA Scheme?
    a. UJALA Scheme is LED-based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) which aims to promote efficient lighting, reducing energy consumption and every savings.
    b. The scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  5. About the Sagarmala Project, which of the following are true?
    a. The Union Ministry of Shipping is the nodal ministry for this initiative
    b. This programme will increase the fuel consumption and thus increase CO2 emissions.
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  6. With reference to the Border Haat (Border Markets), which of the following are true?
    a. The Border Haats are markets that aim at promoting the well-being of the people dwelling in the remote areas across the border of India and Bangladesh
    b. Beat (Meghalaya) is the only operational Border Haat along the India-Bangladesh border
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  7. Which of the following are true with respect to Diamond Quadrilateral?
    a. It is an initiative of the National Highways Authority of India to establish high speed transport between Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
    b. It doesn’t connect the diagonals i.e Delhi-Chennai and Mumbai-Kolkata
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  8. Consider the following statements about the National Commission on Bio Economy:
    1. The National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in Shillong, Meghalaya by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD).
    2. India is the first country to have started this concept
    Choose the correct option:
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  9. Which of the following statements about the Green Train Corridor are NOT true?
    a. The 114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai section of Tamil Nadu was made the India’s first Green Rail Corridor in July 2016.
    b. The Railway Ministry has declared the Okha-Kanalus and the Porbandar-Wansjaliya railway sections of Gujarat as Green Train Corridors.
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  10. Consider the following statements about Operation Sankat Mochan.
    1. The Union Government had started the operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in South Sudan’s capital Juba.
    2. The operation was undertaken by the Indian Navy.
    Choose the correct option:
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above

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Akshay Palande

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Akshay Palande is a passionate teacher helping hundreds of students in their UPSC preparation. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and double masters in Public Administration and Economics, he has experience of teaching UPSC aspirants for 5 years. His subject of expertise are Geography, Polity, Economics and Environment and Ecology.

Akshay Palande

Author Akshay Palande

Akshay Palande is a passionate teacher helping hundreds of students in their UPSC preparation. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and double masters in Public Administration and Economics, he has experience of teaching UPSC aspirants for 5 years. His subject of expertise are Geography, Polity, Economics and Environment and Ecology.

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