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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

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19 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to  National Innovation Council , consider the following statements

  1. It has been established to prepare a road map for the Decade of Innovation – 2010-2020
  2. Innovation in public services delivery is one of its objectives
  3. the National Innovation Council along with the Ministry of Culture and the Planning Commission is working on the scheme to launch 100 innovation hubs across the country. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. All

 

2. With reference to Permanent account number (PAN), consider the following statements 

  1. It is a 12 – digit alphanumeric number
  2. It is issued by the Ministry of Finance
  3. Obtaining or possessing more than one PAN is against the law

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 Only

b. 2  Only

c. 3 Only

d. 1 and 2 Only

 

3. With reference to composition of Lokpal, consider the following statements

  1. Fifty percent of members of Lokpal shall be from amongst SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and Women.
  2. There are Eight members, among which Six are from Judicial background

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both

d. None

 

4.   The National Waterway-four (NW-4) runs through

a.   Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

b.  Tamil Nadu

c. Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu

d. Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

 

5. With reference to sex ratio in India, consider the following statements

  1.  The child sex ratio in the 0-6 year age group declined steeply during 2001-2011
  2. Daman & Diu has the lowest sex ratio in the country according to 2011 census
  3. Mizoram has the highest child sex ratio  in the country

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. 3 Only

d. None

Sources: PIB Releases 

SOLUTIONS – 17 May 2014

1.

Solution: a)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102648

http://www.isro.org/gslv-d5/gslv-d5.aspx

http://www.isro.org/gslv-d5/cryogenic-engine.aspx

2.

Solution: c)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102665

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

3.

Solution: b)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102673

4.

Solution: c)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102690

5.

Solution: c)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102689