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UPSC Prelim 2017 Practice Questions

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UPSC Pathshala will be providing practice questions for the forthcoming Preliminary exam. These questions are made by keeping in mind the complexities and depths of the syllabus. We will be adding more and more questions everyday to this blog. Please make sure you solve these regularly.
The questions for today are based on the following topics:
Current Affairs (Polity) , Current Affairs (Environment), British Raj, Land reforms in India and Indian Economy.
QUESTIONS:

  1. Recently, the 11th Standing Committee of the Inter-State Council was held. The meeting will discuss the recommendations of which of the following committees on Centre-State Relations?
    a. Punchhi Committee
    b. Abid Hussain Committee
    c. Abhijit Sen Committee
    d. Chakravarty Committee
  2. Which of the following statements about The national Mission for Clean Ganga are true?
    a. Under the project, the amount will be spent in the states of UP, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Delhi for the creation of sewage treatment capacity of 188 Million Litres per day.
    b. Under Namami Gange Programme, 100% central funding is being made for new projects.
    c. Both a and b
    d. None of the above.
  3. The economic policies followed by the British led to the rapid transformation of India’s economy into a colonial economy. Consider the following statements regarding the economic pattern after the settlement of British in India:
    a. The peasant, the artisan and the trader had continued to lead the same type of existence as before.
    b. The British always remained to be foreigners in the Indian land, exploiting our resources and carrying India’s wealth as tribute.
    Which of the following is CORRECT?
    1. Only a
    2. Only b
    3. Both a and b
    4. None of the above
  4. Bargadars are persons lawfully cultivating any land belonging to other person. The Bargadar system was part of Land Reforms Act of which of the following states?
    a. Maharashtra
    b. West Bengal
    c. Madhya Pradesh
    d. Uttar Pradesh
  5. Consider the following statements about Redistributive Resource Transfers’ (RRT) from Centre to State governments:
    a. RRT to a state is defined as gross devolution of the state adjusted for the respective state’s share in the aggregate gross domestic product.
    b. The definition of RRT excludes the impact such transfers have on expenditures undertaken by the state governments.
    c. RRT is one specific measure of transfers and is not a definitive metric of redistribution.
    Which of the above statements are CORRECT? 
    1. Only a
    2. Only b
    3. a and b
    4. All of the above. 

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ALL THE BEST!
 

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.

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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