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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events


7 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. Which of the following industries is not part of Eight Core industries under Index of Industrial Production (IIP) in India?

  1. Cement production
  2. Steel production 
  3. Automobiles Production
  4. Fertilizer production
  5. The Natural Gas production
  6. Cotton and Sugar Industry

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1, 3  and 5 Only

b. 1, 3 and 6 Only

c. 3 and 6  Only

d. 6 Only


2. With reference to PARAM supercomputer, consider the following statements

  1. PARAM Yuva II supercomputer of India is one of world’s top 50 the most power efficient computer systems
  2. Developed by the Indian Institute of Science, PARAM Yuva – II uses hybrid technology – processor, co-processor and hardware accelerators – to provide the peak compute power of 520.4 Teraflop/s using 210 kiloWatt power.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1  Only

b. 2  Only

c. Both

d. None


3. With reference to Pradhanmantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY), consider the following statements

  1. This scheme is for the integrated development of scheduled tribes dominated villages/hills in the country
  2. Under this Scheme, each village would be able to avail gap funding of Rs.10 lakh over and above the allocations under Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Schemes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2   Only

c. Both

d. None


4. With reference to  cantilever bridges in India, consider  the following statements 

  1. A cantilever bridge is basically a bridge built using cantilevers – i.e. structures that project horizontally into space, supported only on one end.
  2. The Howrah bridge is the biggest and the busiest cantilever bridge in the world.
  3. The Pamban Bridge which connects Chennai with a nearby island, is also a cantilever bridge

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2  Only

b. 2 and 3  Only

c. 1 and 3 Only



5. Consider the following statements with reference to National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM)

  1. It is an improved version of Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) 
  2. NULM will rest on the foundation of community mobilization and women empowerment
  3. Through the Self-Employment Programme (SEP), NULM will provide financial assistance to individuals and groups of urban poor to set up gainful self-employment / micro-enterprise ventures. 

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a.   1   Only

b.  2  Only

c.  3 Only

d. None

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Solution: c)


Solution: c)


Solution: b)


Solution: a)


Solution: a)