FEBRUARY – 2015

28/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO):
1. India is currently an observer in the SCO.
2. It has six full time members including China.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

2) Consider the following statements regarding The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme:
1. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is the nodal Ministry for this initiative.
2. Under the scheme, separate residential schools for girls will be set up in every State.
Which of the above statements are true?
1. Only 1.
2. Only 2.
3. Both.
4. None.

3) Consider the following statements regarding National Science Day:
The theme of National Science Day 2015 is ‘Fostering Scientific Temper and Energy conservation.’
It is celebrated every year on 28th February to mark the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, for which a Nobel
Prize winning research paper submitted by Sir C.V. Raman was accepted on that day.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

27/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding SEBI:
1. It is a constitutional body.
2. The chairman and members are appointed by the President of India.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

26/02/2015

0) Consider the following statements regarding the Authority for Advance Ruling (Income Tax) India:
1. It is a statutory body.
2. The rulings of the Authority are binding both on the applicant and the income-tax department.
3. Only non residents can seek advance rulings from the Authority.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 1 & 3.
c) Only 1 & 2.
d) Only 2.

1) Consider the following statements regarding the proposed BRICS New Development Bank:
1. The bank will provide loans only to BRICS countries.
2. IMF has agreed to provide $2 billion assistance to set up the bank.
3. In the Bank each participant country will be assigned votes based on its capital share.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 1 & 2.
c) Only 3.
d) None

2) Consider the following statements regarding BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA):
1. It proposes to provide long-term liquidity support to the members.
2. The support is provided through currency swaps.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

3) Consider the following statements regarding the Monuments of National Importance in India:
1. As per the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, a monument can be
declared as of national importance only if it has been in existence for not less than 100 years.
2. The monuments are declared as of National importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

4) As per the groupings made by the Bureau of Indian Standards, based on the past seismic history, which of the following states are included under Seismic Zone 5 (the most seismically active region):
1. Manipur
2. Nagaland
3. Himachal Pradesh
4. Uttar Pradesh.
Options:
a) Only 1.
b) Only 1, 2 & 3.
c) Only 1 & 2.
d) All

5) Only 1,2 and 4 Consider the following statements regarding the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of
Children) Bill 2014: according to the provisions of the Bill
1. A Special Juvenile Police Units (SJPU) will be established in each district, consisting of a police officer and
two social workers.
2. A single or divorced person cannot adopt a girl child.
3. States shall constitute one or more Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) for each district for dealing with
children in need of care and protection.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 1 & 3.
c) Only 1,2 and 4
d) All

6) Which of the following raptors fall under ‘critically endangered’ category of IUCN’s red list?
1. Indian White-backed Vulture.
2. Long Billed Vulture.
3. Red headed Vulture.
4. Egyptian Vulture.
Options:
a) Only 1.
b) Only 1, 2 & 3.
c) Only 1, 2 & 4.
d) All

7) Consider the following statements regarding Jan Dhan Yojana:
1. Under the Scheme, bank accounts can be opened even with zero balance.
2. Overdraft facility upto Rs.5000/- is available in only one account per household, preferably lady of the
household.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

25/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding National AYUSH mission:
1. Under the mission, at least one AYUSH college must be set up in every state by the respective state
governments.
2. Under the mission, the central government provides financial assistance to states to set up separate
AYUSH hospitals in every district.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

2) Consider the following statements regarding Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI) scheme:
1. It a sub-scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY).
2. It is being implemented only in North eastern States.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both
d)None

3) Consider the following statements regarding Jan Aushadhi Scheme:
1. It is a scheme which seeks to make available quality medicines at affordable prices for BPL card holders only.
2. Under this Scheme, the State Government has to provide space in Government Hospital premises for the running of the outlets (JAS).
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c)Both
d)None

4) Consider the following statements regarding the Special Fund created in NABARD for Providing Affordable Credit to Entrepreneurs:
1. Under this loan is extended by NABARD only to the state governments who then will identify and provide loans the eligible Entrepreneurs.
2. As per Scheme guidelines the loan can be availed only for setting up of individual food processing units.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

5) Consider the following statements:
1. The government of India has ratified WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
2. Under the COTPA Act, advertisement of tobacco products including cigarettes is prohibited.
3. Under the COTPA Act, Tobacco products must be sold, supplied or distributed in a package which shall
contain an appropriate pictorial warning, its nicotine and tar contents.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 1 & 2.
c) Only 2 & 3.
d) All are correct.

6) Consider the following statements regarding the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems CCTNS Project:
1. It is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt. of India.
2. It was initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

7) Consider the following statements regarding the National Youth Policy, 2104:
1. The National Youth Policy 2014 defines the age of youth as persons between the age 18-30 years.
2. The policy covers the entire country except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
3. It replaces the National Youth Policy 2003.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2 & 3.
c) Only 3.
d) All are correct.

8) Consider the following statements regarding Finance commission:
1. It is a constitutional body.
2. The Chairman and members of the commission are appointed by the central government.
3. The recommendations made by the commission are advisory in nature.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 1 & 3.
c) Only 3.
d) All are correct.

9) ‘The State of Internet in India’ report, which was released recently, says that:
1. Delhi reported the maximum number of PC malware infections in 2014.
2. maximum number of mobile infections were reported in Hyderabad in 2014.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

24/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding Arjuna Award:
1. This award is given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
2. It is India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

2) Consider the following statements regarding the Rajasthan Panchayati Ordinance 2014:
1. According to the ordinance a member of a zila parishad or panchayat samiti should have acquired
secondary education.
2. The ordinance says that the panchayat sarpanch of a Scheduled area should have passed Class 8.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

23/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding National Human Rights Commission (NHRC):
1. It is a constitutional body.
2. The Chairman of the Commission should be a retired Chief Justice of India.
3. The recommendations made by the Commission are just advisory and not binding in nature.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 1 & 2.
c)Only 2 & 3.
d)None.

2) Consider the following statements regarding Kuchipudi dance:
1. It is a classical dance.
2. Speech is used in Kuchipudi dances.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

21/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding Khadi & Village Industies Commission (KVIC):
1. It is a statutory body.
2. It works under the Ministry of Labour & Employment.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2.
c) Both
d) None

2) Consider the following statements regarding Asian Development Bank:
1. Currently, it has 67 members and all members are from Asia.
2. ADB solely relies on its members’ contributions for its funds.
3. In ADB’s voting system votes are distributed in proportion with member’s capital subscriptions among the
members.
Which of the above statements are true?
a) Only 1.
b) Only 2 & 3.
c) Only 3
d) All

20/04/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding eBiz service:
1. eBiz is a part of the 27 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under the National E-Governance Plan (NEGP) of the Government of India.
2. It is being implemented by Infosys Technologies Limited (Infosys) under the guidance and aegis of Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2
c)Both
d) None

2) Consider the following statements regarding “Soil Health Card” Scheme:
1. It is a scheme to provide every farmer a Soil Health Card in a Mission mode.
2. It is a scheme under which the Central Government provides assistance to State Governments for setting up Soil Testing Laboratories.
3. Under the Scheme the cost will be shared in the ratio of 90:10 between the Centre and states.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)Only 1 &2
d)None

3) Consider the following statements regarding Prithvi-II missile:
1. It is nuclear capable.
2. It is a surface-to-surface missile.
3. It is the first missile to be developed by ISRO under India’s IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program).
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1 & 2.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)All
d)None

19/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding Mridaparikshak:
1. It is a digital mobile quantitative minilab/soil test kit to provide soil testing service at farmers’ doorsteps.
2. It is developed by ISRO.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

2) Consider the following statements regarding Sindhi Language:
1. Sindhi is a one of the language among 22 languages in the 8 th schedule of the Indian Constitution.
2. It is the official state language of Mizoram.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

3) Consider the following statements regarding National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (NCPSL):
1. It is a statutory body.
2. It advises the Government of India on issues connected with Sindhi Language and such advises are not
binding.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

4) Consider the following statements regarding the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill:
1. The Bill amends both the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
2. According to the Bill both parties have to live apart for at least three years before filing petition for grant of divorce.
3. According to the Bill the wife has the right to oppose the grant of a divorce on the ground that the dissolution shall result in grave financial hardship.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)Only 1 & 3.
d)All are correct.

17/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding Kaiga Bird Census:
1. 16 new birds have been spotted during the Kaiga Bird Marathon 2015.
2. The bird census is conducted by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) since 2011 under an environmental awareness programme.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

2) Consider the following statements regarding the recently signed civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka:
1. This is Sri Lanka’s first nuclear partnership with any country.
2. Under this deal, India will supply nuclear reactors to Sri Lanka.
3. Under the deal, India will also supply Uranium to Sri Lanka.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)All.
d)None.

3) Consider the following statements regarding Samudra Ratnakar:
1. It is a new oceanographic research vessel owned by Geological Survey of India and is used to locate gas
hydrates below sea bed.
2. The ship uses multi-channel seismic survey technique.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

4)Consider the following statements regarding WPI in India:
1. Fuel and Power are not included under WPI in India.
2. The weightage of Manufactured Products is the highest in WPI.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

5)Consider the following statements regarding mealy bug infestation:
1. The disease is spread through ants.
2. The mealy bug sucks moisture out of plant’s roots causing the plant to die.
3. It was recently observed in Kerala.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1 & 2.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)All.
d)None.

14/02/2015

1) Consider the following statements about Peter Pan Syndrome economic theory:
1. According to this theory, firms try to grow large and are willing to pay taxes regularly.
2. This theory says that heavily regulated economies tend to have smaller firms.
Which of the above statements are true?
1. Only 1.
2. Only 2.
3. Both.
4. None.

2) Consider the following statements regarding India’s foreign exchange reserves:
1. The components of India’s foreign exchange reserves are foreign currency assets (FCA), gold, silver,
SDRs and reserve tranche position (RTP) in the IMF.
2. Foreign Currency Assets (FCA) is the biggest component of the India’s forex reserves.
Which of the above statements are true?
1. Only 1.
2. Only 2.
3. Both.
4. None.

3)Consider the following statements regarding Special Drawing Rights:
1. It is an international reserve asset, created and maintained by the World Bank.
2. Its value is based on a basket of seven key international currencies
3. They can be exchanged for freely usable currencies.
Which of the above statements are not true?
1. Only 1 & 2.
2. Only 3.
3. Only 1 & 3.
4. None.

4) Consider the following statements with reference to World Press Freedom Index (WPFI), released recently:
1. India was ranked 136 out of 180 nations.
2. India’s rank has improved compared to 2014.
3. According to the Index, India’s abuse score was higher than that of China’s.
Which of the above statements are true?
1. Only 1 & 3.
2. Only 1 & 2.
3. Only 2 & 3.
4. None.

11/2/2015

1)Consider the following statements regarding National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC):

  1. It is a Central Sector Public Enterprise (CPSE) whose administrative control is vested with the Ministry of
    Minority Affairs.
  2. The NMDFC provides loans at concessional interest rates for self-employment and economic development
    activities to backward sections of minority communities only.
  3. Jain community is not eligible to be covered under the schemes of NMDFC.

Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 1 & 3.
c)Only 1 & 2.
d)All of the above.

2)Consider the following regarding the recently launched National Voter Service Portal (NVSP):

  1. Under this NRIs can cast e votes.
  2. Under this voters can now apply online for new registration.
  3. Under this electors can also register cases with the Election Commission of India.

Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 2.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)Only 1 & 2.
d)All of the above.

3)”HADR” exercise is

a)A large scale Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise by the Indian Navy.
b)The rescue operation conducted under by the Indian Navy in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha during Cyclone
Hudhud.
c)The operation conducted by the Indian Navy in which it deployed two warships, which supplied more than 2000
tonnes of fresh water to the city of Male over a period of 10 days.
d)A joint Indo US military exercise.

4)Consider the following statements regarding the recently launched internet.org initiative:

  1. It is a Facebook led initiative that provides affordable Internet access.
  2. Facebook has announced a tie-up with Reliance Communications to launch Internet.org in India.
  3. India now becomes the 4th destination for Internet.org.
  4. There are no laws enforcing net neutrality in India.

Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1, 2 & 4.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)Only 1 & 2.
d)All of the above.

5)Consider the following statement about Amartya Sen:

  1. He is the first recipient of Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize.
  2. He has also won Bharat Ratna Award in 1999.
  3. He is also a Nobel laureate.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a)Only 1.
    b)Only 2 & 3.
    c)Only 1 & 2.
    d)All of the above.

6)Consider the following statements regarding digital service ‘Pockets’:
1. It is the first digital bank, available on a mobile phone, in the country.
2. It was launched by ICICI bank.

Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both 1 & 2.
d)None of the above.

7)Consider the following statements regarding UNHRC:
1. The Council is made up of 47 United Nations Member States which are elected by the UN General
Assembly.
2. It is a successor to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
3. The term of each member is Five years, and no member may occupy a seat for more than two consecutive
terms.

Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 2.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)Only 1 & 2.
d)All of the above.

8)Consider the following regarding “Mars One” Mission:
1. It is a project aimed at establishing a permanent human settlement on Mars.
2. It involves only one-way trip to the planet.
3. The mission is being carried out by NASA.

Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2 & 3.
c)Only 1 & 2.
d)All of the above.

12/2/2015

1)Consider the following statements regarding Revised Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme: It provides for involvement of corporates, sports promotion boards etc., in the promotion and development of sports in the country.

  1. It provides for involvement of corporates, sports promotion boards etc., in the promotion and development of sports in the country.
  2. Under the scheme, the companies can spend on promotion and development of sports from the funds earmarked for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  3. Under the scheme, a separate category ‘Sports for Development’ has been provided for exclusively for NGOs to recognize their contributions.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a)Only 1.
    b)Only 1 & 2.
    c)All of the above.
    d)None of the above

2)Consider the following regarding Land bond, introduced in Kerala:

  1. It is a secure monetary instrument issued by the government with assured returns and backed by State guarantee.
  2. The bond is transferable and can be traded in the secondary market for immediate money.
  3. The center has already introduced such bonds in all the Union Territories and North Eastern states.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a)Only 1.
    b)Only 1 & 2.
    c)All of the above.
    d)None of the above

3)Consider the following statements regarding the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project:

  1. The project is aimed at building a world-class underground laboratory in Madhya Pradesh
  2. When completed, the INO will house the world’s most massive magnet.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a)Only 1.
    b)Only 2.
    c)Both.
    d)None of the above.

4)Consider the following statements regarding Neutrinos:

  1. They are massless.
  2. Sun is the only sources of Neutrinos.
  3. The neutrinos interact very weakly with the surroundings.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a)Only 3.
    b)Only 2 & 3.
    c)Only 1 & 3.
    d)None of the above.

5)Consider the following regarding TAPI project:

  1. It is a pipeline project which will export natural gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
  2. The project is signed for a period of 30 years.
  3. Turkmenistan has the world’s fourth-largest proven gas reserves.
  4. Recently, China also joined the project.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a)Only 1.
    b)Only 1 & 2.
    c)Only 1, 2 & 3.
    d)All of the above.

13/2/2015

1) “Sailab Se Salamati Tak” is

  1. Is a Cycle Expedition from Srinagar to Delhi conducted by the Indian Army recently.
  2. The rescue operation conducted under by the Indian Navy in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha during Cyclone Hudhud.
  3. The operation conducted by the Indian Navy in which it deployed two warships, which supplied more than 2000 tonnes of fresh water to the city of Male over a period of 10 days.
  4. A joint Indo US military exercise.

2) Consider the following statements regarding Swine Flu:

  1. Recently, the government of Rajasthan declared swine flu epidemic in the state.
  2. Swine flu is contagious.
  3. In 2009 WHO called it a pandemic.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a) Only 1.
    b) Only 1 & 2.
    c) All of the above.
    d) None of the above.

3) Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR):

  1. It is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of  Agriculture.
  2. It was formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a) Only 1.
    b) Only 2.
    c) Both.
    d) None.

4) Consider the following statements regarding Index of Industrial Production (IIP):

  1. It is compiled and published monthly by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO).
  2. It measures the Long term changes in the volume of production of a basket of industrial products during a given period with respect to that in a chosen base period.
    Which of the above statements are true?
    a) Only 1.
    b) Only 2.
    c) Both.
    d) None.

5) Which of the following are not core industries?

  1. Coal
  2. Cement
  3. Steel
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Textiles
    Choose the correct answer using the codes below
    a) Only 1 & 5.
    b) Only 1 & 4.
    c) Only 4 & 5.
    d) Only 5.
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