Solved Solved Paper Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016

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This paper of civil services (Preliminary) Examination held on 2016. This paper is 100 questions are asked which are in 200 marks. This paper complete in 2 hrs.

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Ques;- Regarding ‘Atal Pension Yojana’, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- It is a minimum guaranteed pension scheme mainly targeted at unorganized sector workers., Same amount of pension is guaranteed for the spouse for life after subscriber’s death.

Ques:- The term ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’ often appears in the news in the context of the affairs of a group of countries known as

Ans:- ASEAN

Ques:- On which of the following can you find the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Star Label ?

Ans:- Ceiling fans, Electric geysers, Tubular fluorescent lamps

Ques:- India is an important member of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor’.If this experiment succeeds, what is the immediate advantage for India ?

Ans:- It can build fusion reactors for power generation

Ques:- ‘European Stability Mechanism’. sometimes seen in the news, is an

Ans:- Agency of EU that provides financial assistance to eurozone countries

Ques;- Which of the following is/are the advantage/advantages of practising drip irrigation ?

 

Ans:- Reduction in weed, Reduction in soil erosion.

Ques:- Regarding ‘DigiLocker’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- It is a digital locker system offered by the Government under Digital India Programme., It allows you to access your e-documents irrespective of your physical location.

Ques:- Recently, linking of which of the following rivers was undertaken ?

Ans:- Godavari and Krishna

Ques:- In the cities of our country, which among the following atmospheric gases are normally considered in calculating the value of Air Quality Index ?

Ans:- Carbon monoxide, Nitrogen dioxide, Sulfur dioxide

Ques;- With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term ‘Araghatta’ refers to

Ans:- Watcrwheel used in the irrigation of land

Ques;- With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorizing of chronicles, dynastic histories and epic tales was the profession of who of the following ?

Ans:- Maagadha

Ques:- Recently, for the first time in our country, which of the following states has declared a particular butterfly as ‘State Butterfly’ ?

Ans:- Maharashtra

Ques:- What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907 ?

Ans:- Extremists’ lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government

Ques:- The plan of sir Stafford cripps envisaged that after the Second World War

Ans:- India should be given Dominion status

Ques:- The Parliament of India acquires the power to legislate on any item in the State List in the national interest if a resolution to that effect is passed by the

Ans:- Rajya Sabha by a majority of not less than two-thirds of its members present and voting

Ques:- Recently, which of the following States has explored the possibility of constructing an artificial inland port to be connected to sea by a long navigational channel ?

Ans:- Rajasthan

Ques:- With reference to the Agreement at the UNFCCC Meeting in Paris in 2015, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- The Agreement aims to limit the greenhouse gas emissions so that the rise in average global temperature by the end of this century does not exceed 2 degree centigrade or even 1.5 degree centigrade above pre-industrial levels.

Ques:- A recent movie titled The Man Who knew Infinity is based on the biography of

Ans:-S. Ramanujan

Ques:-With reference to ‘LiFi’, recently in the news, which of the following statements is/are coirrect ?

Ans:-It uses light as the medium for high speed data transmission, It is a wireless technology and is several times faster than WiFi’.

Ques:- The term Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of

Ans:- Plan of action outlined by the countries of the world to combat climate change

Ques:- Which one of the following is a purpose of ‘UDAY’ a scheme of the Government ?

Ans:- Providing for financial turnaround and revival of power distribution companies

Ques:- With reference to ‘IFC Masala Bonds’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the statements given below is/are correct ?

Ans:- The International Finance Corporation, which offers these bonds, is an arm of the World Bank, They are the rupee-denominated bonds and are a source of debt financing for the public and private sector.

Ques;- Regarding the taxation system of Krishna Deva, the ruler of Vijayanagar, consider the following statements :

Ans:- The tax rate on land %vas fixed depending on the quality of the land, Private owners of workshops paid an industries tax.

Ques:- Which one of the following books of ancient India has love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty ?

Ans:- Malavikagnimitra

Ques:- In the context of which of the following do you sometimes find the terms ‘amber box, blue box and green box’ in the news ?

Ans:- WTO affairs

Ques:- Which of the following is/are included in the capital budget of the Government of India ?

Ans:- Expenditure on acquisition of assets like roads, buildings, machinery, etc., Loam received from foreign governments., Loans and advances granted to the stales and Union Territories.

Ques:- What is/are the importance/importances of the ‘United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’?.

Ans:- It aims to promote effective action through Innovative national programmes and supportive inter national partnerships., It is committed to bottom-up approach, encouraging the participation of local people in combating the desertification.

Ques:- Recently, which one of the following currencies has been proposed to be added to the basket of IMF’s SDR ?

Ans:- Renminbi

Ques:- With reference to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), consider the following statements :

Ans:- IMFC discusses matters of concern affecting the global economy and advises the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the direction of its work,The World Bank participates as observer in IMFC’s meetings,

Ques:- ‘Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a national campaign to

Ans:- Eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavengers.

Ques:- With reference to the cultural history of medieval India, consider the following statements :

Ans:- Siddhas (Sittars) of Tamil region were monotheistic and condemned idolatry., Lingayats of Kannada region questioned the theory of rebirth and rejected the caste hierarchy.

Ques:- Which of the following best describes the term ‘import cover’, sometimes seen in the news ?

Ans:- It is the number of months of imports that could br paid for by a country’s international reserves.

Ques:- With reference to ‘Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’,consider the following statements :

Ans:- It monitors chemical industry to prevent new weapons from emerging.

Ques:- With reference to ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’, consider the following statements :

Ans:- This scheme covers post-harvest losses arising out of cyclones and unseasonal rains.

Ques:- In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the ‘Great Indian Hornbill’ in its natural habitat ?

Ans:- Western Ghats

Ques:- Which of the following are the key features of ‘National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)’ ?

Ans:- River basin is the unit of planning and management., It spearheads the river conservation efforts at the national level.

Ques:- Why does the Government of India promote the use of ‘Neem-coated Urea’ in agriculture ?

Ans:- Neem coating slows down the rate of dissolution of urea in the soil

Ques:- With reference to ‘Stand Up India Scheme’, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs., It provides for refinance through SIDBI.

Ques:- The FAO accords the status of ‘Globally important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS)’ to traditional agricultural systems. What is the overall goat of this initiative ?

Ans:- To identify and safeguard eco-friendly traditional farm practices and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems of the local communities.

Ques:- Which of the following is/are tributary/tributaries of Brahmaputra ?

Ans:- Dibang, Kiinining, Lohit

Ques:- The term ‘Core Banking Solutions’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following statements best describes/describe this term ?

Ans:- It is a networking of a bank’s branches which enables customers to operate their accounts from any branch of the bank on its network regardless of where they open their accounts.

Ques:- In the context of the developments in Bioinformatics, the term ‘transcriptome’, sometimes seen in the news, refers to

Ans:- The full range of mRNA molecules expressed by an organism

Ques:- ‘Mission Indradhanush’ launched by the Government of India pertains to

Ans:- Immunization of children and pregnant women

Ques:- Which of the following best describes/describe the aim of ‘Green India Mission’ of the government of India ?

Ans:- Restoring and enhancing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures

Ques:- With reference to pre-packaged items in India, it is mandatory to the manufacturer to put which of the following information on the main label, as per the Food Safety and standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011 ?

Ans:- List of ingredients including additives, Nutrition information, Vegetarian/non-vegetarian.

Ques:- ‘Project Loon’, sometimes seen in the news, is related to

Ans;- Wireless communication technology

Ques:- ‘Net metering’ is sometime seen in the news in the context of promoting the

Ans:- Production and use of solar energy by the households/consumers

Ques:- India’s ranking in the ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following has declared that ranking  ?

Ans:- World Bank

Ques;- Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally

Ans:- Traders

Ques:- Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka ?

Ans;- James Prinsep

Ques:- With reference to the ‘Gram Nyayalayas Act’, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- The act allows local social activists as mediators/reconciliators.

Ques:- What is/are unique about ‘Kharai camel’, a breed found in India ?

Ans:- It is capable of swimming up to three kilometres in seawater, It survives by grazing on mangroves.

Ques:- Recently, our scientists have discovered a new and distinct species of banana plant which attains a height of about 11 metres and has orange-coloured fruit pulp, In which part of India has it been discovered ?

Ans:-Andaman Islands

Ques:-Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS Astradharini’, that was in the news recently ?

Ans:- Torpedo launch and recovery vessel

Ques:- What is ‘Greased Lightning -10 (GL-10)’, recently in the news ?

Ans:- Electric plane tested by NASA

Ques:- With reference to ‘Initiative for Nutritional Security through Intensive Millets Promotion’, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- This initiative aims to demonstrate the improved production and post harvest technologies and to demonstrate value addition techniques, in an integrated manner, with cluster approach., Poor, small marginal and tribal farmers have larger stake in this scheme.

Ques:- The ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycott’ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the

Ans;- Agitation against the Partition of Bengal

Ques:-With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements :

Ans:-Bodhisattva is a compassionate one on his way to enlightenment , Bodhisattva delays achieving his own salvation to help all sentient beings on their path to it.

Ques:-‘Doctors Without Borders (Medecine Sans Frontieres)’,often in the news, is

Ans:- A non-governmental international organization.

Ques:- With reference to an initiative called The Economics of Ecosystems, and Biodiversity (TEEB), which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- It is a global initiative that focuses on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity., It presents an approach that can help decision-makers recognize, demonstrate and capture the value of ecosystems and biodiversity.

Ques:- With reference to ‘Red Sanders’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements :

Ans:- It is tree species found in a part of South India.

Ques:- Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Proper design and effective implementation of UN-REDD+Programme can significantly contribute to

Ans:- Protection of biodiversity, resilience of forest ecosystems, poverty reduction

Ques:- What is Greenhouse Gas Protocol’ ?

Ans:- It is an international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions.

Ques:- With reference to ‘Financial Stability and Development Council’, consider the following statements :

Ans:-It is headed by the Union Finance Minister., It monitors macroprudential super vision of the economy.

Ques:- With reference to ‘Agenda 21’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements :

Ans:- It is a global action plan for sustainable development.

Ques:- Satya Shodhak Samaj organized

Ans:- An anti-caste movement in Maharashtra

Ques:- Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Viruses can infect

Ans:- Baqcteria, fungi, plants

Ques:- The term base Erosion and Profit Shifting is sometimes seen in the news in the context of

Ans:- Curbing of the lax evasion by multinational companies

Ques:- Recently, India,s first ‘National Investment and Manufacturing Zone’ was proposed to beset up in

Ans:- Andhra Pradesh

Ques:- What is/are the purpose/purposes of District  Mineral Foundations’ in India ?

Ans:-Protecting the interests of the persons affected by mining-rich districts

Ques:-‘SWAYAM’. An initiative of the Government of India, aims at

Ans:-Providing affordable and quality education to the citizens for free

Ques:-The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to

Ans:- constitutional reforms

Ques:- What is/are common to the two historical places known as Ajanta and Mahabalipuram ?

Ans:- Both have rock-cut monuments.

Ques:- With reference to ‘Bitcoins’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- Anyone with a Bitcoin address can send and receive Bitcoins from anyone else with a Bitcoin address., Online payments can be sent without either side knowing the identity of the other.

Ques:- Consider the following statements :

Ans:- The headquarters of New Development Bank is in Shanghai.

Ques:- ‘Gadgil Committee Report’ and ‘Kasturirangan Committee Report’, sometimes seen in the news, are related to

Ans:- Protection of Western Ghats

Ques:- Which of the following is not a member of Gulf Cooperation Council ?

Ans:- Iran

Ques:- What is/are the purpose/purposes of Government’s “Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme” and ‘Gold Monetization Scheme ?

Ans:- To bring the idle gold lying with Indian households into the economy., To reduce India’s dependence on gold imports.

Ques:- ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ is sometimes mentioned in the news in the context of the affairs of

Ans:- China

Ques;- Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana is aimed at

Ans:- Bringing the small entrepreneurs into formal financial system.

Ques:- In which of the following regions of India are shale gas resources found ?

Ans:- Cambay Basin, Cauvery Basin, Krishna-Godavari Basin

Ques:- ‘Global Financial Stability Report’ is prepared by the

Ans:- International Monetary Fund

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