MARCH 2015

02/04/2015

1) Which of the following come under direct taxes in India?
1. Taxes on Income.
2. Corporate taxes.
3. Estate duty in respect of property other than agricultural land.
Options:
a)Only 1.
b)Only 1 & 2.
c)Only 2 & 3.
d)All.

2) Consider the following statements regarding the Goods and Service Tax, proposed to be introduced in India:
1. It is an Indirect tax.
2. It does not cover services.
3. In the GST system, both Central and State taxes will be collected at the point of sale.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 1 & 2.
c)Only 1 & 3.
d)All.

3) Consider the following statements regarding Forward Markets Commission (FMC):
1. It is a statutory body.
2. The Commission functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Finance.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

 4) Consider the following statements regarding the recently proposed Gold Monetisation Scheme:
1. The new scheme will allow the depositors of gold to earn interest in their metal accounts.
2. Under the Scheme even the banks are allowed to monetize the Gold.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

5) Consider the following statements regarding the recently proposed Micro Units Development Refinance Agency
(MUDRA) Bank:
1. MUDRA Bank will refinance only start up enterprises through a Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.
2. Only SC/ST enterprises are eligible to be financed by the Bank.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

6)Consider the following statements regarding the TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL SCHEME:
1. The ‘Tourist Visa-on-Arrival’ will be provided at all the international airports in India.
2. The VISA availed under the scheme will be valid for 30 days with single entry facility.
3. It shall be allowed for a maximum of two times in a calendar year to an applicant with a minimum gap of
two months between each visit.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 1 & 2.
c)Only 2 & 3.
d)All.

7)Consider the following statements regarding the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act:
1. The SARFAESI Act provides for the establishment of Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) regulated
by the Ministry of Finance to acquire assets from banks and financial institutions.
2. The provisions of this Act are applicable only for NPA loans with outstanding above Rs. 10 lac.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

8) Consider the following statements regarding Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA):
1. According to the provisions of the Act, any area which is declared ‘Disturbed’ under the disturbed areas act
enables armed forces to resort to the provisions of AFSPA.
2. Under the Act, the choice of declaring any area as ‘disturbed’ vests both with state and central government.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.

9) Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Council of Historical Research:
1. It is an Autonomous body under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
2. The council does not carry any historical research of its own.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None


05/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements regarding one rupee currency note:
1. The new one rupee note will bear Ashoka Pillar symbol in the window with words ‘Satyamev Jayate.’
2. The note will carry bilingual signature of Finance Secretary.
3. One rupee currency notes will be printed by the Government of India.
Which of the above statements are true?

Explanation: 1st statement is wrong because the note will bear Ashoka Pillar symbol in the window without words ‘Satyamev Jayate.’ The other two statements are correct.

Q2 : Consider the following statements in the light of the recent data released by the Registrar General of India:
1. The data says that the number of children born every year is declining rapidly in India, but the slowdown is faster for baby girls as against baby boys.
2. The data says that the sex ratio at birth was slightly worse in 2011 than it was in 2001.
3. The data shows that just 2% of women under the age of 18 are now married in India.
Which of the above statements are true?

Reference: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/fewer-children-born-each-year-child-sexratio-
worsens/article6960624.ece

Q3 : Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS):
1. The IRNSS space segment consists of seven satellites.
2. The system is being developed by India with the help of NASA.
Which of the above statements are true?

Explanation: 2nd statement is wrong. The system is being developed by ISRO.

Q4 : Which of the following are correctly matched?
1. United States: Global Positioning System (GPS).
2. Russia: GLONASS.
3. China: DORIS.
4. European Union: Galileo positioning system.
5. France: Beidou navigation system.
Choose the correct option using the codes below:

Explanation:

  1. United States: Global Positioning System (GPS).
  2. Russia: GLONASS.
  3. China: Beidou navigation system.
  4. European Union: Galileo positioning system.
  5. France: DORIS.

Q5 : Consider the following statements regarding the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill:
1. This Bill raises the FDI limit to 49%.
2. It allows entry of foreign re-insurers.
3. It seeks to amend the Insurance Act 1938, the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972 and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999.
Which of the above statements are true?

Reference: http://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/Insurance/Amendments_to_the_Insurance_Bill_2008.pdf.


 

06/03/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding the National Food Security Act:
1. Under the Scheme the central government will provide funds to states in case of short supplies of food grains.
2. The scheme extends to the whole of India.
3. Under the Scheme, the state government will provide a food security allowance to the beneficiaries in case of non-supply of food grains.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: d.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Food_Security_Act,_2013.

2) Consider the following statements regarding Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh (PaHaL) Scheme:
1. Under the Scheme, only the BPL card holders will get the subsidy directly into their bank accounts.
2. Only Aadhaar card holders are eligible under the Scheme.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: d.
Reference: http://petroleum.nic.in/dbt/whatisdbtl.html.

3) Consider the following statements regarding the Swavalamban Scheme:
1. It is a pension scheme launched by the central government to encourage people from the organized sector to voluntarily save for their retirement.
2. Under Swavalamban Scheme, the government will contribute a sum of Rs.1,000 to each eligible NPS subscriber who contributes a minimum of Rs.1,000 and maximum Rs.12,000 per annum.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: b.
Explanation: first statement is wrong because the scheme was launched to encourage people from the unorganized sector.

4) Consider the following statements regarding the National Pension Scheme:
1. Since May, 2009, NPS has been provided for all citizens of the country including the unorganised sector workers on voluntary basis.
2. Under the Scheme the subscriber will be allotted a unique Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN) and can be used from any location in India.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: c.
Reference: http://india.gov.in/spotlight/national-pension-system-retirement-plan-all.

5) With reference to Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), consider the following statements
1. The vehicle is designed to use it only once i.e. once launched, its parts cannot be reused
2. PSLV can launch satellites to only sun synchronous orbits
3. India’s Chandrayaan-1 was launched by PSLV
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Correct
Solution: c)
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle commonly known by its abbreviation PSLV, is an expendable launch system developed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun synchronous orbits, a service that was, until the advent of the PSLV, commercially available only from Russia. PSLV can also launch small size satellites into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
As of 2014 the PSLV has launched 71 spacecraft (31 Indian and 40 foreign satellites) into a variety of orbits. Some notable payloads launched by PSLV include India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar probe and the Mars Orbiter Mission.


 

07/03/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India:
1. The RBI Governor is appointed by the President of India.
2. The Governor has a term of 5 years.
3. The governor holds the office during the pleasure of the President of India.
Which of the above statement/statements is/are true?
Correct Answer: d.
Explanation: The RBI Governor is appointed by the Central Government under the provisions of the RBI Act. The Governor typically has a term of 4 years. The Governor can be removed from office at any time by the Central Government. Hence, the governor holds the office at the pleasure of the Central Government.

2)Consider the following statements regarding the Jnanpith Award:
1. Seven women writers have won Jnanpith award so far.
2. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for this award.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct Answer: c.

Explanation:
The Jnanpith Award is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country. The award
was instituted in 1961.
Eligibility: Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the
honour.
Prior to 1982, the awards were given for a single work by a writer; since then, the award has been
given for a lifetime contribution to Indian literature.
Seven women writers have won the award so far.

3) Consider the following statements regarding the suggestions made by Srikrishna Panel on the composition
of the Monetary Policy Committee:
1. The panel has proposed for a seven member committee with the RBI governor as its head.
2. The members of the Monetary Policy Committee will be appointed by the RBI governor.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: a.
Reference: http://m.firstbiz.firstpost.com/economy/rate-cuts-why-raghuram-and-chidu-may-now-be-oncollision-
course-50270.html?most-popular.

4) Which of the following are correctly matched?
1. Assam: Nameri Tiger Reserve
2. West Bengal: Buxa Tiger Reserve
3. Rajasthan: Sariska Tiger Reserve
4. Arunachal Pradesh: Namdapha Tiger Reserve
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Correct
Answer: d.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_reserves_of_India.

5) Which of the following are the west flowing rivers of India?
1. Tapti.
2. Narmada.
3. Mahi.
4. Sabarmati.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Correct
Answer: d.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_India#Rivers_flowing_into_Arabian_Sea.


 

14/03/2015

1) Consider the following statements regarding the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
1. AIIB’s headquarters will be located in Beijing.
2. India is the second largest shareholder in the Bank after China.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.
Answer: c.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Infrastructure_Investment_Bank.

b) INS Alleppey, which was recently decommissioned, was a:
1. Coastal minesweeper owned by Indian Navy.
2. It was purchased from the erstwhile USSR.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.
Answer: c.
Reference: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/ins-alleppey-decommissioned/article6991965.ece.

c) Consider the following statements regarding the Securities Appellate Tribunal:
1. It is a statutory body.
2. The tribunal has jurisdiction over the whole of India.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2.
c)Both.
d)None.
Answer: c.
Reference: http://sat.gov.in/scripts/detailsat.asp?releaseId=E0000US1.

d) Consider the following statements:
1. Jammu and Kashmir has its own constitution.
2. Under Article 370 the Indian Parliament cannot increase or reduce the borders of the J & K.
3. The Central government of India has no power to declare Financial Emergency under Article 360 in J & K.
4. Part IV (Directive Principles of the State Policy) and Part IVA (Fundamental Duties) of the Constitution are
not applicable to J&K.
Which of the above statements are true?
a)Only 1.
b)Only 2 & 4.
c)Only 1, 2 & 3.
d)All.
Answer: d.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Jammu_and_Kashmir#Emergency_Provisions.


 

16/03/2015

1) Consider the following states with reference to legislative Councils in India:
1. The setting up of legislative councils in States has to be cleared by an Act of Parliament.
2. The Legislative Council is a permanent body and cannot be dissolved.
3. Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Maharashtra follow the Bicameral System.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: d.

2. Consider the following statements:
1. In India, currently, AYUSH practitioners are allowed perform abortions on pregnant women under the law.
2. Section 15 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, states that no person other than a medical practitioner enrolled on a State Medical Register shall practice medicine in any State.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: b.
Reference: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/ima-health-ministry-lockhorns/article6997098.ece.

3. Consider the following statements regarding the NIRBHAYA Fund:
1. The Fund is administered by Department of Economic Affairs of the finance ministry.
2. The Fund was established to support initiatives by the government and NGOs working towards
protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in India.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: c.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirbhaya_Fund.

4. Consider the following statements with reference to Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA):
1. It was established in 1997 to promote cooperation in the Indian Ocean region.
2. The Association comprises 20 member states and six dialogue partners.
3. India enjoys observer status in the Group.
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct
Answer: b.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian-Ocean_Rim_Association.


 

18/04/2015

Q1 : : Consider the following statements with reference to Saansad Gram Adarsh Yojana:
1. The Project was launched on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan.
2. Under the Scheme, a separate fund will be created at the state level and will be attached to the consolidated fund of the State.
Which of the above statements are true?
Q2 : Consider the following statements regarding the Central Information Commission:
1. It is a constitutional body.
2. Commission includes 1 Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and not more than 10 Information Commissioners (IC) who will be appointed by the President of India.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements regarding the Chief Information Commissioner:
1. He will be appointed for a term of 5 years from date on which he enters upon his office or till he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
2. CIC is not eligible for reappointment.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q4 : The Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners are appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee consisting of—
1. The Prime Minister.
2. The Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
3. The Chief Justice of India.
4. Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
5. A Union Cabinet Minister to be nominated by the Prime Minister.
Choose the correct option using the codes below:


 

19/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission:
1. The NJAC would replace the collegium in judicial appointments.
2. The NJAC will have no judicial members.
3. It recommends persons for appointment as Chief Justice of India, Judges of the Supreme Court, Chief Justices of High Courts and other Judges of High Courts.
4. It recommends transfer of Chief Justices and other Judges of High Courts from one High Court to any other High Court.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill:
1. The goods and services tax (GST) is a comprehensive value-added tax (VAT) on both goods and services.
2. It is an indirect tax.
3. In the GST system, both Central and State taxes will be collected at the point of sale.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Astra missile:
1. Is indigenously developed.
2. Is developed by DRDO.
3. Is an air to air missile.
4. Can be launched from different altitudes.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : Which of the following are Greenhouse gases?
1. Carbon dioxide
2. Methane
3. Nitrous oxide
4. Ozone
5. CFCs
6. Nitrogen
Choose the correct answer usinng the codes below:


 

20/04/2015

Q1 : Which of the following countries are members of the Fragile Five?
1. Turkey
2. Brazil
3. India
4. Japan
5. South Africa
6. Indonesia
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Reference: http://internationalinvest.about.com/od/Important-Concepts-To-Know/fl/What-Are-the-Fragile-
Five.htm.

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF):
1. SDRF has been constituted by each state under the provisions of Disaster Management act 2005.
2. The Central Government of India contributes 75% and 90% of the total yearly allocation of SDRF to general states and special category states respectively.
3. Governor of a state is authorized to decide on all matters relating to the financing of the relief expenditure from the SDRF.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements with respect to Kayakalp Council:
1. Currently, the council is headed by Shri Ratan Tata.
2. The purpose of the Council is to recommend innovative methods and processes for the improvement, betterment and transformation of the Indian Airways.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q4 : Consider the following statements regarding the Enforcement Directorate agency:
1. It is a specialized financial investigation agency under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
2. It enforces laws relating to both the Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999 (FEMA) and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).
Which of the above statements are true?
Correct

Q5 : Consider the following statements:
1. The President of India nominates two members from the Anglo Indian community as MPs in the Lok Sabha, when it is felt that the community is not represented.
2. Like other MPs, the Anglo-Indian MPs vacate their office every five years before fresh elections are held to decide the next tenure of the Lok Sabha.
3. It is not permissible for the same MP from the Anglo-Indian community to be re-nominated to the Parliament in successive Parliamentary sessions.
Which of the above statements are true?


 

21/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme:
1. The scheme aims at holistic development of under-six children and providing nutritional and health support to both pregnant and lactating mothers.
2. The scheme is implemented through the States/UTs on a cost sharing basis in the ratio of 50:50 for supplementary nutrition (SNP) and 90:10 for other components except in the case of North Eastern States.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY):
1. This programme will be implemented by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
2. Under the scheme, a monetary reward is given to trainees on assessment and certification by third party assessment bodies.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Which of the following are correctly matched?
1. Maharashtra: Gudi Padwa
2. Manipur: Sajibu Nongmapanba
3. Kashmir: Navreh
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q4 : Consider the following statements regarding the Digilocker:
1. The initiative was launched by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, under the Ministry of Communications and IT.
2. The locker will be linked to each resident’s Aadhaar number.
3. DigiLocker can be used to securely store e-documents as well as store Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) link of e-documents issued by various issuer departments.
4. The e-Sign facility provided as part of DigiLocker system can be used to digitally sign e-documents.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q5 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015:
1. It seeks to amend the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973 and the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.
2. The Bill seeks to enable private companies to mine coal for sale in the open market.
Which of the above statements are true?


 

23/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements:
1. The Bangalore Municipal Corporation was the first municipal corporation to issue a municipal bond with a State guarantee in 1997.
2. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) issued the first municipal bonds in the country without State government guarantee.
3. As per the guidelines of the Urban Development Ministry, only bonds carrying interest rate up to maximum 8% per annum shall be eligible for being notified as tax-free bonds.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Stockholm Water Prize:
1. It is a global award presented annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to only an individual for outstanding water-related achievements.
2. Rajendra Singh, from India, has been conferred this Prize this year for his innovative water restoration efforts and extraordinary courage to empower communities in Indian villages.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Humayun Tomb:
1. It was built in 1565 A.D. by Humayun’s first wife Bega Begum.
2. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q4 : With reference to Tanning of leather, consider the following statements
1. Tanning permanently alters the protein structure of skin of animals to turn it into leather
2. Tannin which is traditionally used in tanning process is a alkaline chemical solution
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=117604
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning

Q5 : The newly launched Mission Indradhanush by the government of India, aims to

Mission Indradhanush depicting seven colours of the rainbow, aims to cover all those children by 2020 who
are either unvaccinated or are partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable diseases which
include diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=117597


 

24/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to Jan Aushadhi Scheme:
1. It is a scheme which seeks to make available quality medicines at affordable prices for all.
2. Under this, less priced quality unbranded generic medicines will be made available through Jan Aushadhi stores.
3. The operating agency for Jan Aushadhi Stores is nominated on the basis of the recommendations of the State government.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements:
1. Indian Ecologist Madhav Gadgil has won the prestigious Tyler Prize award for the year 2015.
2. The Tyler Prize is awarded for Environmental Achievement in the fields of environmental science, environmental health, and energy.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Dadasaheb Phalke award:
1. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema.
2. The first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani.
3. Actor Prithviraj Kapoor is the sole posthumous recipient of this Award.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : With reference to India’s IRNSS-1D satellite, consider the following statements:
1. It is India’s fourth Navigation Satellite launched in 2014
2. It was launched onboard GSLV-C27
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=117604
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning


 

25/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements regarding the Asian Development Bank:
1. Currently, it has 67 members and all are from within Asia.
2. The Bank has weighted voting system, where votes are distributed in proportion with member’s capital subscriptions
3. ADB solely relies on its members’ contributions for its funds.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Asian Development Fund:
1. It is funded by ADB’s member countries.
2. It offers loans at very low interest rates as well as grants to help reduce poverty in ADB’s poorest member countries.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements with reference to the RuPay System:
1. RuPay is India’s own card payment gateway network and provides an alternative system for banks to provide a debit card service.
2. The RuPay prepaid card service was recently launched by the IRCTC in collaboration with Union Bank of India and the National Payment Corporation of India.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to Folio Prize:
1. It is given to an English-language book of fiction published in the UK by an author from any country.
2. Novelist Akhil Sharma’s 2014 novel Family Life has won the Folio Prize 2015.
Which of the above statements is/are NOT true?

Q5 : Which of the following sections of the IT Act were struck down by the Supreme Court along with the section 66A recently?
1. Sections 69A.
2. Section 79.
Which of the above statements are true?


 

26/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the United States L-1B work visas:
1. This visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows companies operating both in the US and abroad to transfer certain classes of employee from its foreign operations to the US operations.
2. To avail this Visa, the employee must have worked for a subsidiary, parent, affiliate or branch office of the US company outside of the US for at least one year out of the last three years.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements regarding the PRAGATI platform:
1. The system has been designed in-house by the PMO team with the help of National Informatics Center (NIC).
2. With this, the Prime Minister can discuss the issues with the concerned Central and State officials with full information and latest visuals of the ground level situation.
3. It is a three-tier system consisting of PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Sagarmala project is related to:

Q4 : Consider the following statements:
1. India, along with China, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, voted for the Russian resolution to withdraw benefits to same-sex couples in recently held UN General Assembly.
2. India and Pakistan were the only two South Asian countries to vote for the Russian resolution.
3. The UN now recognises all same-sex couples married, regardless of their nationality.
Which of the above statements are true?


 

27/04/2015

Q1 : The Periscope app, which allows anyone to stream live video to a wide audience with their smartphone, was recently launched by:

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Central Board of Direct Taxes:
1. It is a statutory authority.
2. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is a part of the Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
3. It is India’s official Financial Action Task Force unit.
Which of the above statements are true?

Q3 : Jeevan Dhara, which was in news recently, is:


 

28/07/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Gandhi Peace Prize:
1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014.
2. The award is open to all persons regardless of nationality.
3. A jury consisting of the Prime Minister of India, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, the Chief Justice of India and two other eminent persons decides the awardee each year.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
1. The IAEA reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.
2. The IAEA Secretariat is headquartered at Geneva.
3. The IAEA has 164 member states.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements:
1. Rajasthan is the 2nd State in the country to fix a minimum educational qualification for contesting elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
2. The recent amendments to the Rajasthan Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 make a functional toilet mandatory in the house of a contestant to contest.
3. Gujarat was the 1st state in the country to fix a minimum educational qualification for contesting elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Which of the above statements is/are NOT true?

Q4 : Consider the following statements with reference to Ordinance:
1. The President has been empowered to promulgate Ordinances based on the advice of the central government under Article 123 of the Constitution.
2. This legislative power is available to the President only when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session to enact laws.
3. Ordinances must be approved by Parliament within six weeks of reassembling or they shall cease to operate.
Which of the above statements is/are true?


 

30/04/2015

Q1 : Which of the following are correctly matched?
1. IRNSS: India.
2. GPS: The United States.
3. GLONASS: Russia.
4. Galileo positioning system: European Union.
5. Doris: France.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q2 :Consider the following statements:
1. IRNSS-1D was launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C27.
2. IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system being developed by India.
3. The IRNSS space segment consists of seven satellites, with three satellites in geostationary orbit and four satellites in inclined geosynchronous orbit.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 : Consider the following statements:
1. Saina Nehwal is the first woman badminton player from India to be ranked number one in the world.
2. Prakash Padukone was the first Indian player to be ranked number one in the world.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), India, is chaired by the

Reference: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/defence-acquisition-council-clears-deals-worth-rs-
4400-crore/article6701737.ece.

Q5 : Consider the following statements with reference to the recently setup Price Stabilisation Fund to support market interventions for managing prices of perishable agri-horticultural commodities:
1. Initially, the fund is proposed to be used for onion and potato only.
2. The fund will be used to advance interest-free loans to State governments and Central agencies to support their working capital and other expenses on procurement and distribution interventions for such commodities.
Which of the above statements is/are true?Answer

Q6 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
1. IMF, World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have equal shares in AIIB.
2. India is the second largest shareholder in the Bank after China.
Which of the above statements is/are true?


 

31/04/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements:
1. The amounts received by private firms from its members, directors or their relatives prior to April 1, 2014, are not considered as deposits under the new Companies law.
2. The Companies Act, 2013 is being implemented by the Corporate Affairs Ministry.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013:
1. Foreign airline having even one office in the country is bound by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
2. The Act seeks to cover all women, irrespective of their age or employment status and protect them against sexual harassment at all workplaces both in public and private sector, whether organized or unorganized.
3. Under the Act, every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee at each office or branch with 10 or more employees.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q3 :Consider the following statements:
1. Maitri is an Indo-French missile systems project that was initiated in 2007 with an MOU between DRDO and France’s MBDA.
2. Maitri Missile is a surface-to-air missile.
Which of the above statements is/are true?

Q4 : Who among the following are the recipients of the Bharat Ratna Award?
1. Rajagopalachari.
2. V. Raman.
3. L. Nehru.
4. Indira Gandhi.
5. R. Ambedkar.
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