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Insights Prelims Revision 2017 Test – 33

 


Insights Prelims Revision 2017 Test – 33


1.With reference to money market, consider the following statements:

  1. It is where financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities are traded
  2. It is used by participants as a means for borrowing and lending in the long term, with maturities that usually range from 5 years to 10 years

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


 

2.

  • With reference to Hybrid Vehicles, consider the following statements:
  1. A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine plus electric motor
  2. The hybrid vehicle typically achieves greater fuel economy and lower emissions than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs)

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


 

3.

  • With reference to recent WannaCry ransomware attack, consider the following statements:

 

  1. WannaCry is a cryptoworm
  2. It targeted computers running the JAVA programs
  3. It encrypted user data and demanded ransom payments to be made through PayPal

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 2 and 3 Only

d. 1,2 and 3


 

4.

  • With reference to powers of Governors of States, consider the following statements:
  1. The Governor appoints members of the Council of Ministers and distributes portfolios to them on the advice of the chief minister
  2. When no party gets a clear majority, the governor can use his discretion in the selection of chief ministerial candidate to prove the majority as soon as possible

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


 

5.

  • With reference to stagflation, consider the following statements:
  1. During stagflation, there is low inflation and declining GDP growth
  2. During stagflation, there is high unemployment

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


 

6.

Siachen Glacier is located in

a. The Northern parts of Zanskar Range

b. The eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas

c. The Ladakh Range

d. None of the above


 

7.

Which committee was formed by the British to valuate political terrorism in India and suggest measures to curb the same?

a. Butler Committee

b. Rowlatt Committee

c. Muddiman Committee

d. Hurtog Committee

 


 

8.

  • With reference to Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), consider the following statements:
  1. This programme is meant for children between 6 to 14 years of age and their mothers
  2. ICDS services are provided from Anganwadi centres
  3. One of the objectives of ICDS is to combat gender inequality

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 Only

d. 1,2 and 3


 

9.

  • With reference to the Permanent Settlement System of 1793, consider the following statements:
  1. It was an agreement between the East India Company and Bengali landlords
  2. Under this system, revenues were collected by Zamindars
  3. This system did not spread beyond Bengal and Bihar regions

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 2 and 3 Only

d. 1,2 and 3


 

10.

  • With reference to the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017, consider the following statements:
  1. It seeks to set up a single permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-State river water disputes
  2. As per the present version of the bill, the decision of the Tribunal shall be final and binding with no requirement of publication in the official Gazette

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


 

11.

  • With reference to the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution, consider the following statements:
  1. It was enacted during the Emergency between 1975-1977
  2. This amendment attempted to reduce the power of the Supreme Court and High Courts to pronounce upon the constitutional validity of laws

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


 

12.

  • With reference to the Gandhi–Irwin Pact, consider the following statements:
  1. It was signed before the second Round Table Conference in London
  2. It was enacted in view to discontinue the Civil Disobedience Movement and change salt laws

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


 

13.  The railways has started giving accident insurance to such passengers who book their tickets through online mode. Consider the following with reference to it.

  1. Citizens of foreign countries are not eligible for this scheme.
  2. Presently, an insurance premium of ten rupees is charged by the railways per ticket.
  3. Such insurance is to be readily provided at no additional cost for children below five years of age.
  4. The insurance coverage is uniform for all cases of injury and death being pegged at one lakh rupees.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a. 2, 3 and 4 only

b. 3 and 4 only

c. 1 only

d. 1 and 2 only


  1. Among all the sectors of the economy, which one has grown fastest during the 2004-05 to 2010-11 high growth phase?

a. Agriculture

b. Manufacturing

c. Mining

d. Services


 

15. Consider the following:

  1. Commonwealth of Nations
  2. BIMSTEC
  3. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  4. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

India is a member of which of the above?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2, 3 and 4 only

c. 1, 2 and 4 only

d.  1, 3 and 4 only


 

16.  Communications signals can be sent either by analog signals or digital signals. What is the benefit of sending signals via digital channels?

  1. It can maintain signal quality over longer distances than analogue.
  2. It carries lesser information per second making it less vulnerable to hacking.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b.  2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None


 

  1. In context of World History, what was referred to as “Iron Curtain”?

a. Economic growth of iron ore rich and iron ore poor nations

b. Development divide between colonized and colonizer nations

c. Contrast in the progress of Industrial revolution in the East and West

d. Boundary that divided communist and capitalist states in Europe 


 

18.  Solibacillus ‘Kalamii’ was recently in news due to which of the following reason(s)?
a. It was discovered on the International Space Station (ISS).

b.It does not have a metabolism of its own.

c. It was the first bacteria to be found on Mars.

d. Both (a) and (c)


 

  1. Consider the following statements.

1. Vitamins in food can be destroyed during processing and cooking of food.

2. Amino acids in proteins can be damaged by excessive heating.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None


 

  1. The Khilafat movement collapsed by 1922 when

a. Congress signed the Lucknow pact with the Muslim league

b. The idea of a separate nation Pakistan was mooted

c. The British announced separate electorates for the Muslims

d. The Caliphate was abolished


 

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