Practice paper for Civils Prelims

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Civils Prelims
Project Dhoop aims to address rising incidence of Vitamin D deficiencies, particularly among the youth.

1. Which of the following is/are statutory authorities?

1. Leader of the house
2. Leader of the opposition Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
3. Joint Public Service Commission
Code:
a) All the above
b) 2 and 3
c) 2 only
d) 1 and 2

2. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1. The ministries and departments of the Government are created by the Prime Minister
2. The Department Related Standing Committees are joint parliamentary committees constituted in 1993.
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. The Right to Information Act allows 
1. Inspection of work, documents and records
2. Access to information related to a private body which can be accessed by a public authority
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

4.  Which of the following is/are the benefits of composting?
1. reduces volume of waste to landfill
2. prevents production of harmful greenhouse gases
3. reduces groundwater pollution
4. generates employment
Code:
a) All the above
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3

5.  Periodic Labour Force Survey launched in April 2017 by the Ministry of Statistics measures
1. Measure quarterly changes in statistical indicators of labour market in Urban Areas
2. Generate annual estimates of labour force indicators in both Rural and Urban Areas
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

6. The National Social Assistance Programme comprises of 
1. Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
2. Indira Gandhi National Widow  Pension Scheme
3. Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme
4. National Family Benefit Scheme 5. Annapurna Scheme
Code:
a) All the above
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
d) 1, 2, 3 and 5

7.  Consider the following statements about Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana) Identify the incorrect statement/s
1. It was launched in 2017, with an aim to expand the clientele base of Postal Life Insurance
2. The scheme is implemented in all the revenue districts in India
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

8. Consider the following statements about HRIDAY and PRASAD scheme and identify the incorrect statement/s
1. Both the schemes are implemented by the Ministry of Tourism
2. While PRASAD scheme focuses on  holistic development of identified pilgrimage destinations, HRIDAY focuses  seeks to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of identified destinations.
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

9.  FSSAI has recently launched ‘Project Dhoop’ initiative to address deficiency of
a) Vitamin A
b) Vitamin C
c) Vitamin D
d) Vitamin K

10.  Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1.  The Swadhar scheme was launched by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2002 for rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances.
2.  Samta Diwas is the celebration of birth anniversary of nationalist politician Babu Jagjivan Ram
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

11.  The RH-300 MKII sounding rocket developed by IRSO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was successfully launched recently. What is the purpose of the Rocket?
a) ozone layer depletion
b) atmospheric studies
c) water reserves on the surface of the moon
d) military use

12.  The Government of recently launched UTTAM App to monitor the quality of
a) elementary education in India
b) air in Delhi
c) coal
d) crude oil

13.  Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1.  The National Human Rights Commission comprises of a chairperson and four members appointed by the President and three ex-offico members and seven other members. Out of the seven members, Chairperson of National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women and National Commission for Minorities as ex-officio members
2. The Chairperson and members of the Competition Commission of India are appointed by the President
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

14. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s. The SC/ST Atrocities Act provides for
1. establishment of a special court for speedy trail
2. investigation by  the Deputy Superintendent of Police
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

15.  Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s.
1.  The National Culture Fund (NCF) was set up  1998 by the Government to mobilize resources through Public Private Partnerships for promoting, protecting and preserving India’s cultural heritage.
2. The Central Vigilance Commission was established as a Statutory Body on the basis of the recommendations of the Santhanam Committee
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

16. The following monuments/historical sites in the North Eastern states have been recently identified tentatively for listing under World Heritage Site. Which of these is/are located in Assam?
1. Apatani Cultural Landscape
2. Moidams
3. River Island of Majuli
4. Namdapha National Park
5. Thembang Fortified Village
Code:
a) 1, 3 and 5
b) 2, 3 and 4
c) 3, 4 and 5
d) 2 and 3

17. Consider the following statements about the Konark Temple and identify the correct statement/s
1. The temple is also known as White Pagoda
2. It was built by King Narasimhadeva I of Ganga dynasty and is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site
3.  The Chandrabhaga Mela is celebrated in the temple
Code:
a) All the above
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3
d) 1 and 2

18.  “Thank You India” Campaign was recently launched by which one of the following countries?
a) Nepal
b) Bhutan
c) Afghanistan
d) Tibet

19.   Consider the following statements about the Indus Water Treaty and identify the correct statement/s
1. The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) was signed in 1960.
2. It assigns water of the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab to India and reserves water of Ravi, Sutlej and Beas to Pakistan
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

20. The construction of the Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project commenced recently. It is being constructed on which river?
a) Bramhaputra
b) Ganga
c) Yamuna
d) Godavari

21.  Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s 
1. The Bishnoi Movement in the eighteenth century was led by Amrita Devi
2. Chipko Movement led by Chandi Prasad Bhatt in the Gharwal Himalayas in 1970s was inspired by  the Bishnoi Movement
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

22.  The SACEP’s “Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan” aims to facilitate international co-operation and mutual assistance in preparing and responding to major oil pollution incident in the seas around which of the following states?
1. Bangladesh
2. India
3. Maldives
4. Pakistan
5. Sri Lanka
Code:
a) All the above
b) 1,2 and 5
c) 1, 2, 3 and 5
d) 1, 2 and 3

23. Which of the following statement/s about Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana is/are correct?
1. It was announced in the 2017-18 budget
2. Under the scheme employers would be provided a reimbursement of the 8.33% EPS contribution made by the employer in respect of new employment
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

24.  India’s first insect museum was recently inaugurated in
a) Kerala
b) Karnataka
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Tamilnadu

25.   The Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) aim to promote innovations combining science and technology amongst students of
a) Classes 8 to10
b) Classes 6 to 12
c) Classes 6 to 10
d) Classes 7 to 10

26.  The government has recently initiated the process of sale of more than 9,400 enemy properties. Enemy properties are properties belonging to people who migrated to1. China2. Pakistan3. Bangladesh
Code:
a) 2 only
b) 1 and 2
c) 2 and 3
d) All the above

27.  Consider the following statements about “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” and identify the correct statement/s
1.  “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” was announced in 2015 on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
2. It is implemented from 2016 and aims to strengthen the unity of the country through cultural exchanges and knowledge sharing of traditions amongst the states and Union Territories
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

28. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1. Constitution defines “Office of Profit” as any office that is directly or indirectly financially aided by the Government
2. A notice for Half-an-Hour Discussion can be given on both starred and unstarred questions asked during question hour
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

29. Consider the following statements about Consultative Committees of the Parliament and identify the correct statement/s
1. These committees are constituted by the Ministry of Parliamentary of Affairs
2. The minimum strength in the committees is ten and the maximum members is thirty
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

30. “Give Up to Give Back” initiative was launched on the occasion of
a) World Forest Day
b) Earth Day
c) Earth Hour
d)World Water Day

31. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been signed by 44 African countries at a summit of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda) Which of the following African Countries did not sign the agreement?
1. Nigeria
2. South Africa
3. Zambia
Code:
a) All the above
b) 1 only
c) 1 and 2
d) 1 and 3

32. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) launched the ‘toll-operate-transfer’ (TOT) model. Which of the following statement/s about the model is/are incorrect?
1. The model seeks to attract private investment in the development of highways
2. Under the model, select national highways will be leased to private sector companies for a period of 30 years for collection of toll fee
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

33. Which one of the following countries recently announced its withdrawl from the International Criminal Court (ICC)?
a) China
b) America
c) Phillipines
d) Francec

34. Consider the following statements about RIMES and identify the correct statement/s
1. RIMES, chaired by India, is an inter-governmental body registered under the United Nations.
2. It is being owned and managed by 45 collaborating countries in Asia Pacific and Africa Region and is located in Thailand.
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

35. HISAR GOURAV was in news recently. What is HISAR GOURAV?
a) new satellite launched by ISRO for communications and technology
b) name of the new cloned buffalo calf developed by ICAR
c) a new scheme for developing the milk sector in India
d) a new scheme for the weavers

36. The World Hindi Secretariat was recently inaugurated in
a) India
b) Nepal
c) Malaysia
d) Mauritius

37. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1.  The Inter-State River Water Disputes Tribunal is a statutory body constituted by the Parliament
2.  The tribunal constituted to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute by GoI is headed by Justice Ravi Ranjan
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2a

38. Which of the following are major ports in India?
1. New Mangalore
2. Mormugao
3. Paradip
4. V.O. Chidambaranar
Code:
a) 3 only
b) 2 and 3
c) 1, 3 and 4
d) All the above

39. European Investment Bank (EIB) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Ltd. have signed a loan agreement. IREDA is
1. a mini ratna company
2. it’s motto is “ENERGY FOR EVER”
3. It is engaged in promoting, developing and extending financial assistance for setting up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency/conservation
Code:
a) All the above
b) 1 and 3
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3

40. Consider the following statements about BG Cotton – III and identify the correct statement/s
1. The cultivation of BG-III or HT cotton has not been approved by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) of Ministry of Environment.
2.  It is preferred by farmers as it takes care of the weeds problem at a much lower cost.
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

41. Scientists have found the first ever samples of naturally occurring ice-VII on Earth. In this context, consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1.  Commonly used ice is called as ice-I2. Ice-VII is 1.5 times more dense than ice-I as well.
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

42. Which of the following countries are signatories to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership?
1. Australia
2. Brunei
3. Canada
4. Japan
5. Singapore

Code:
a) All the above
b) 1, 3, 4 and 5
c) 2, 3 and 4
d) 1, 3 and 5

43. RBI has initiated special audit of State-owned lenders with focus on trade financing activities, especially relating to issuance of letters of undertaking (LoUs). LoU
1. is a bank guarantee given for Long term loans
2. are issued to importers based in India
Code: 
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

44. India’s first National Academy of Coastal Policing was recently inaugurated in
a) Tamilnadu
b) Rajasthan
c) Gujarat
d) Kerala

45. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is a statutory body established under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act in 20052. It consists of a Chairperson and six members
Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Key

1.B 2.B 3.C 4.A5.C 6.A 7.D            8.A9.C 10.C 11.B        12.C13.D 14.C 15.B        16.D17.C 18.D 19.A        20.C21.C 22.A 23.B       24.D25.B 26.B 27.C      28.B29.C 30.C 31.A      32.D33.C 34.C 35.B      36.D37.A 38.D 39.A     40.C41.C 42.A 43.B     44.C45.B