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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events


14 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), consider the following statements

  1. It is established as an Attached Office of the Planning Commission
  2. It is a statutory authority
  3. Its mission is to issue a unique identification number (UIDAI) to 1 Billion Indians by 2015

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1  and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 Only

d. All


2. With reference to India’s tourist visa on arrival facility, consider the following statements about polio

  1. This scheme has been extended to 180 countries
  2. The Nationals of Pakistan are not allowed to avail this facility
  3.  Earlier this scheme was open to the nationals of 12 countries
  4. Nationals of these 180 countries can avail facilities under this scheme for six months

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1,2 and 3 Only

b. 2, 3 and 4 Only

c. 1, 3 and 4 Only

d. 1 and 3 Only


3. With reference to the Korean Peninsula, consider the following statements

  1. River Yalu, which is also called as Amrok, forms the boundary between the North and South Korea
  2. Han River, Korean Peninsula’s fourth largest river passes through Seoul, the capital of South Korea

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both

d. None


4. Dawoodi Bohra sect which is based in India, is a sect within

a. Shia Islam

b. Sunni Islam

c.  Sufi 

d. None of the above


5. With reference to the National Food Security Act, consider the following statements 

  1.  Under the Act, Grievance Redressal Mechanism at the District and State levels have to be set up and provisions have to be made for disclosure of records relating to PDS
  2. The Act provides for social audits and setting up of Vigilance Committees in order to ensure transparency and accountability
  3. Under this act, Food Security Allowance is paid to persons who do not get food-grains for some reasons

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a.   1  Only

b.  2  Only

c.  3 Only

d. None

Sources: PIB Releases (January 2014)

SOLUTIONS – 13 May 2014


Solution: a)


Solution: d)


Solution: c)


Solution: c)


Solution: a)