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  • From the ecological point of view, which one of the following assumes importance in being a good link between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats?
  1. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
  2. Nallamala Forest
  3. Nagarhole National Park
  4. Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve

Solution: A          

  • One of the implications of equality in society is the absence of
  1. Privileges
  2. Restraints
  3. Competition
  4. Ideology

Solution: A

 

  • Which of the following gives ‘Global Gender Gap Index’ ranking to the countries of the world?
  1. World Economic Forum
  2. UN Human Rights Council
  3. UN Women
  4. World Health Organization

Solution: A

 

  • Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Smart India Hackathon 2017?

It is a centrally sponsored scheme for developing every city of our country into Smart Cities in a decade.

It is an initiative to identify new digital technology innovations for solving the many problems faced by our country.

It is a programme aimed at making all the financial transactions in our country completely digital in a decade.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only

Solution: B

 

  • With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana, consider the following statements:

It is a song and dance performance.

Cymbals are the only musical instruments used in the performance.

It is performed to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2 and 3.
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

Solution: B

 

  • Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in India during the British rule?

Lord Cornwallis

Alexander Read

Thomas Munro

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Solution: C

 

  • Consider the following statements:

With reference to the Constitution of India, the Directive Principles of State Policy constitute limitations upon

legislative function.

executive function.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: D

 

  • With reference to the ‘Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 (PBPT Act)’, consider the following statements:

A property transaction is not treated as a benami transaction if the owner of the property is not aware of the transaction.

Properties held benami are liable for confiscation by the Government.

The Act provides for three authorities for investigations but does not provide for any appellate mechanism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only

Solution: B

 

  • Which of the following are the objectives of ‘National Nutrition Mission’?

To create awareness relating to malnutrition among pregnant women and lactating mothers.

To reduce the incidence of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women.

To promote the consumption of millets, coarse cereals and unpolished rice.

To promote the consumption of poultry eggs.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 4 only
  4. 3 and 4 only

Solution: A

 

  • Consider the following statements:

The Factories Act, 1881 was passed with a view to fix the wages of industrial workers and to allow the workers to form trade unions.

N.M. Lokhande was a pioneer in organizing the labour movement in British India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: B

 

  • The object of the Butler Committee of 1927 was to?
  1. Define the jurisdiction of the Central and Provincial Governments.
  2. Define the powers of the Secretary of State for India.
  3. Impose censorship on national press.
  4. Improve the relationship between the Government of India and the Indian States.

Solution: D

 

  • Consider the following statements:

The Nuclear Security Summits are periodically held under the aegis of the United Nations.

The International Panel on Fissile Materials is an organ of International Atomic Energy Agency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: D

 

  • Who among the following can join the National Pension System (NPS)?
  1. Resident Indian citizens only
  2. Persons of age from 21 to 55 only
  3. All State Government employees joining the services after the date of notification by the respective State Governments
  4. All Central Government employees including those of Armed Forces joining the services on or after 1St April, 2004

Solution: D

 

 

 

  • With reference to river Teesta, consider the following statements:

The source of river Teesta is the same as that of Brahmaputra but it flows through Sikkim.

River Rangeet originates in Sikkim and it is a tributary of river Teesta.

River Teesta flows into Bay of Bengal on the border of India and Bangladesh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Solution: B

 

  • Consider the following statements:

In tropical regions, Zika virus disease is transmitted by the same mosquito that transmits dengue.

Sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is possible.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: C