Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

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16 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to National Bravery Awards, consider the following statements

  1. These awards are given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development
  2. These awards are not given posthumously

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1   Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both

d. None

 

2. With reference to the Rail Tariff Authority (RTA), consider the following statements about polio

  1. It has been constituted with effect from January 2014 to to develop an integrated, transparent and dynamic pricing mechanism for the passenger and freight segments of the Indian Railway`s business.
  2. It is an advisory body
  3. This has been set up after amending the Railways Act, 1989

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 3 Only

d. 1 and 3 Only

 

3. With reference to proposed and under construction Nalanda University in India, consider the following statements

  1. It will be set up in Uttar Pradesh at Rajgir near the ancient Nalanda
  2. It will be set up as a non-state, non-profit, secular and self-governing international institution.
  3. President of India is its Chancellor

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 2 Only

d. All

 

4. Consider the following statements 

  1. Under the  National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992, five religious communities; Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains are declared as minority communities in India
  2. According to census 2001, Sikhs constituted second largest minority community in India in terms of population

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a.   1  Only

b.  2  Only

c. Both

d. None

5. Consider the Neemrana, a town in Rajasthan, consider the following statements 

  1. A model solar project with a cutting edge latest technology is being set up by Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) here
  2. This town is famous for its fort palace and is a famous tourist destination
  3. The model Solar Power Project is conceived as the first Smart Micro-Grid project in India, demonstrating the integration of solar power with industrial diesel generator sets

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a.   1  Only

b.  2  Only

c. Both

d. None

Sources: PIB Releases 

SOLUTIONS – 15 May 2014

1.

Solution: a)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashtriya_Rifles

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102592

2.

Solution: b)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=69237

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=103781

3.

Solution: d)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Uttar-Pradesh-has-lowest-teledensity-in-country/articleshow/25193227.cms

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/overall-teledensity-in-the-country-increases-to-73-69-at-the-end-of-november-2013-114013100398_1.html

4.

Solution: c)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=103743

5.

Solution: a)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102603

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-02-04/news/47004653_1_minimum-wages-act-rural-development-ministry-mnrega