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Weekly Test | Prelims Test Series, Prelims Test-1

QUESTION 1

With reference to the Fundamental Rights, consider the following statements: 1. Fundamental Rights are guaranteed against the actions of the Executive but not that of Legislature. 2. Courts can enforce the Fundamental Rights against the government but not against the private individuals and bodies. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 2

With reference to Fundamental Duties and Fundamental Rights, consider the following statements: 1. Like Fundamental Rights, certain duties are applicable to foreigners also. 2. Like Fundamental Rights, Supreme Court can issue writs for enforcement of Fundamental Duties. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 3

Which of the following provisions of the Constitution can be amended without requiring the ratification from state legislatures? 1. Directive Principles of State Policy 2. Manner of election of the President 3. Provision relating to Supreme Court and High Courts. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. 2 only
QUESTION 4

Consider the following statements regarding Fundamental Rights: 1. They are meant for promoting the idea of political democracy. 2. They are absolute without any restrictions. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 5

With reference to the citizenship in India, consider the following statements: 1. Both a citizen by birth as well as a naturalized citizen are eligible to contest for the membership of the Parliament and the state legislature. 2. Only a citizen by birth and not a naturalized citizen is eligible for the office of the President of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 6

With reference to a Constitution Amendment Bill, consider the following statements: 1. A deadlock due to disagreement between the two Houses on Constitution amendment bill must be resolved by a joint sitting of the two Houses. 2. A Joint Sitting for constitution amendment bill can be convened by PM or President. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 7

Directive Principles of State Policy provides for 1. the goals and objectives that a society should adopt. 2. the rights that individuals should enjoy apart from the Fundamental Rights. 3. the policies that the government should adopt. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. 2 only
QUESTION 8

Which among the following correctly describes the writ of Certiorari?


(a) The court orders a lower court or another authority to transfer a matter pending before it to the higher authority or court.
(b) The higher court (High Court or Supreme Court) orders a lower court as when a case goes beyond its jurisdiction.
(c) The court finds that a particular office holder is not doing legal duty and thereby is infringing on the right of an individual.
(d) The court orders that the arrested person should be presented before it.
QUESTION 9

The values that inspired and guided the freedom struggle are embedded in which of the following?


(a) The Preamble
(b) The Fundamental Rights
(c) The Directive Principles of State Policy
(d) The Fundamental Duties
QUESTION 10

Every resolution approving the proclamation of President’s rule or its continuation can be passed only:


(a) by a simple majority by both the Houses of Parliament
(b) by a special majority by both the Houses of Parliament
(c) by a simple majority of Lok Sabha
(d) by a special majority of Lok Sabha
QUESTION 11

Which among the following is not a feature of Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP)?


(a) It is the duty of the State to apply these principles in making laws.
(b) They help the courts in examining and determining the constitutional validity of a law.
(c) They operate as limitations on the tyranny of the executive and arbitrary laws of the legislature.
(d) All (a), (b) and (c) are features of DPSP.
QUESTION 12

With respect to the Preventive detention, which of the following statements is/are not correct? 1. The Constitution provides protection against arrest under a preventive detention law only to the citizens. 2. Both the Parliament and state legislatures can make a law regarding prevention detention. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 13

Which of the following parts of the Constitution mentions the doctrine of the 'basic structure' of the Constitution? 1. Preamble 2. Fundamental Rights 3. Directive Principles of State Policy Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None
QUESTION 14

Which of the following are included under the basic structure of the Constitution? 1. Parliamentary System 2. Judicial Review 3. Emergency Provisions Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 15

Which of the following statements is/are correct with regard to acquisition of Citizenship in India? 1. The children of foreign diplomats posted in India can acquire Indian citizenship by birth. 2. A person applying for citizenship by Naturalisation should have an adequate knowledge of a language specified in the Eighth Schedule. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 16

Which of the following are the similarities between Indian Parliamentary System and British Parliamentary System? 1. Supremacy of Parliament 2. Elected head of state 3. Majority party rule Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) None
QUESTION 17

Consider the following pairs: Committees of Constituent Assembly Chairman 1. States Committee : Jawaharlal Nehru 2. Drafting Committee:B. R. Ambedkar 3. Steering Committee :Rajendra Prasad Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 18

Consider the following statements with regard to the Preamble to Indian Constitution: 1. Its provisions are enforceable in courts of law. 2. It is not a source of power to the legislature. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 19

The expression Union of India under Article 1 of the Indian constitution include(s) which of the following? 1. States 2. Union Territories 3. Territories that India may acquire in the future Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements regarding imposition of Martial Law: 1. Article 34 has defined the expression martial law in the Constitution. 2. It affects both Fundamental rights and centre-state relations. 3. It suspends the government and ordinary law courts. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 21

With reference to Article 21 of the Constitution, consider the following statements: 1. It is available to both citizens and noncitizens. 2. It can be taken away by the procedure established by law. Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 22

Who was the Chief Draftsman of the Constituent Assembly?


A.Jawaharlal Nehru
B.Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
C.Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D.S. N. Mukherjee
QUESTION 23

Imposition of President’s rule in a state would be improper under which of the following situations? 1. In case of hung assembly after general elections. 2. Where a ministry resigns and no other party is able to form ministry commanding majority. 3. Maladministration in the state due to allegations of corruption. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 24

With reference to Financial Emergency, consider the following statements: 1. Once approved by the Parliament, the Financial Emergency continues indefinitely till it is revoked. 2. During the operation of a financial emergency, the salaries charged on the Consolidated Fund of India cannot be reduced. 3. It was declared for the first time during the Financial Crisis of 1991. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 25

Which among the following constitutional amendments added a new Directive Principle/Principles? 1. 42nd 2. 44th 3. 97th Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 26

With reference to Constituent Assembly of India, consider the following statements: 1. It was formed under the scheme formulated by the Cabinet Mission Plan. 2. It was a body elected directly by the people on the basis of universal adult franchise. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 27

Which of the following are unitary or non-federal features in the Indian Constitution? 1. Single Constitution 2. Independent Judiciary 3. Single Citizenship Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 28

Which of the following are the Socialist principles that are reflected in the Directive Principles of State Policy? 1. To promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor. 2. To organise village panchayats and enable them to function as units of self-government. 3. To make provision for just and humane conditions for work and maternity relief. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 29

Indian Constitution employs the expression 'Proclamation of Emergency' to denote:


(a) National Emergency only
(b) President's Rule only
(c) Financial Emergency only
(d) National Emergency and President's Rule
QUESTION 30

Which of the following gives effect to the objective of the Preamble to secure for all its citizen equality, liberty and justice?


(a) Fundamental Rights
(b) Directive Principles of State Policy
(c) Fundamental Duties
(d) Power of Judicial Review
QUESTION 31

With reference to the President's rule, consider the following statements: 1. It is imposed only when a state fails to comply with a direction from the Centre. 2. It can be extended to a maximum period of one year with parliamentary approval. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 32

With reference to Government of India Act, 1919, consider the following statements: 1. It provided separate electorates for Anglo Indians and Europeans. 2. It introduced direct elections in India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 33

Consider the following: 1. President’s Rule 2. National Emergency 3. Martial Rule Which of the above special circumstances has/have an effect on the Fundamental Rights of the Indian citizens?


(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 34

Which of the following functions were performed by the Constituent Assembly of India? 1. Drafting of the Constitution of India. 2. Adopting National Song of India. 3. Enactment of ordinary laws Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 35

Which of the following Schedules of the Constitution can be amended by a simple majority of the Parliament? 1. Second Schedule 2. Fourth Schedule 3. Fifth Schedule 4. Seventh Schedule Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
QUESTION 36

With reference to Article 20 of the Constitution of India, consider the following statements: 1. Both civil and criminal laws cannot be applied retrospectively. 2. The protection against self-incrimination extends to both criminal and civil proceedings. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 37

With respect to the adjudication of Inter-State water disputes, consider the following statements: 1. The Constitution provides for the formation of a separate tribunal to deal with such cases. 2. The Parliament can exclude any court from exercising jurisdiction in such a matter. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 38

Which of the following is/are features of Indian political system? 1. Dual Polity 2. Indestructible union of indestructible states 3. No equality of state representation in the Upper House Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) None
QUESTION 39

Consider the following statements regarding the financial relations between the Centre and states: 1. The proceeds from surcharges are not shared with the states. 2. Taxes collected during the inter-state trade and commerce does not form part of the Consolidated Fund of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 40

Consider the following statements regarding Inter-State Council: 1. It is established by the President of India. 2. It is a constitutional body. 3. Its decision is binding on the parties involved. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) None
QUESTION 41

Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below them : List I List II (Works) (Authors) A. Dayabhaga 1. Harsha B. Mitakshara 2. Jimutavahana C. Nagananda 3. Krittivasa D. Ramayana 4. Vijnanesvara


(a) 2-A 3-B 1-C 4-D
(b) 2-A 4-B 1-C 3-D
(c) 4-A 2-B 3-C 1-D
(d)4-A 1-B 2-C 3-D
QUESTION 42

Consider the following statements regarding the prehistoric paintings in India: 1. Mesolithic paintings depict scenes of people hunting in group. 2. Chalcolithic Paintings reveal the presence of settled agricultural communities. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Both 1 and 2
Only 2
Only 1
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 43

Which of the following statements regarding the Mauryan age are correct? 1. Establishment of a well-organised state machinery for the first time. 2. Abundance of Northern Black Polished Ware. 3. Urbanisation came to a halt. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
QUESTION 44

Consider the following pairs: Post Vedic ritual literature Deals with 1. Srautasutras : Public sacrifices meant for prince and three higher varnas. 2. Grihyasutras : Measurements for the construction of sacrificial altars. 3. Sulvasutras : Domestic rituals connected with birth,marriage and funerals. Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 45

With reference to Ashoka's policy of Dhamma, consider the following statements: 1. It propagated religious toleration. 2. It aimed to strengthen the institution of family. 3. It called for a ban on animal sacrifice. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
QUESTION 46

Which of the following statements regarding Jainism is NOT correct?


(a) It condemned the varna system.
(b) It adopted Prakrit language to preach Jaina doctrines
(c) It believed in austere way of life.
(d) It did not receive much state patronage as compared to Buddhism.
QUESTION 47

With reference to the people of Chalcolithic culture, consider the following statements: 1. They lived in houses made up of mud bricks. 2. They domesticated horses. 3. They were aware of cotton cultivation. Which of the statement given above is/are correct?


(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
QUESTION 48

Which of the following dynasties were contemporaries? 1. Satavahanas 2. Mauryas 3. Shakas Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
QUESTION 49

With reference to the Vedic age, consider the following statements: 1. In Rig Vedic age, land was held as private property. 2. The king started maintaining a standing army in the Rig vedic period. 3. Cattle slaughter was prohibited since the beginning of Vedic age. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
QUESTION 50

Which of the following scholars were patronized by the Gupta ruler Chandragupta Vikramaditya? 1. Kalidasa 2. Amarsimha 3. Banabhatta Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
QUESTION 51

Rajukas, a class of officers appointed by Ashoka were responsible for: 1. propagating dharma among various social groups. 2. vested with authority of rewarding and punishing people. 3. administering justice in his empire.


(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
QUESTION 52

Consider the following statements regarding King Harshavardhana: 1. He made Patliputra the seat of his capital. 2. He converted to Jainism in the later stages of his life. 3. He abolished the practice of giving land grants to the priests. 4.He belonged to the Pushyabhuti dynasty, also known as the Vardhana dynasty Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 4 Only
QUESTION 53

Which of the following is/are the characteristics of social life of people during Vedic period? 1. The institution of gotra 2. Well-established ashram system 3. Matriarchal family system Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
QUESTION 54

Which of the following were part of Bhagavatism? 1. Ahimsa or the doctrine of non-killing of animals 2. Doctrine of incarnation or avtara 3. Worship of Vishnu Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3 only
QUESTION 55

With reference to history of ancient India, Avadanas were


(a) hereditary lands
(b) buddhist texts
(c) village headmen
(d) administrative divisions
QUESTION 56

With reference to Indus Valley Civilization, consider the following pairs: Statue Material 1. Bearded Priest : Terracotta 2. Dancing Girl : Bronze 3. Mother Goddess : Stone Which of the pairs given abov\e is/are correctly matched?


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 2 and 3 only
QUESTION 57

Jainism spread in southern India because 1. Brahmanical religion was weak in southern India. 2. Magadha was affected by great famine. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 58

Consider the following statements regarding Indus Valley Civilization: 1. The Indus Valley people used stone in construction. 2. Wool was not known to the people of Indus Valley. 3. The Indus Valley pottery consists mainly of hand-made pots. Which of the statements given above are not correct?


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3 only
QUESTION 59

Which of the following changes were seen in the Later Vedic Age as compared to the Rig Vedic Age? 1. Emergence of territorial kingdoms. 2. Predominantly pastoral society of Rig Vedic times becoming agricultural society. 3. Varna- system came into existence. Select the correct answer using the code give below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3 only
QUESTION 60

Which of the following text is also known as Tamil Veda?


(a) Tolkappiyam
(b) Ettutogai
(c) Pattuppattu
(d) Nalayira Divyaprabandham
QUESTION 61

With respect to the Mauryan administration, consider the following statements: 1. There was existence of both civil and criminal courts along with subordinate courts. 2. Census was conducted regularly. 3. Civil servants were appointed to look after day-to-day administration. Which of the statements given above are correct?


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3 only
QUESTION 62

With reference to the dynasty of Kushanas in India, consider the following statements: 1. Their empire was limited only to northwestern part of India. 2. Saka era was started under their rule. 3. They issued gold coins in India for the first time. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 2 and 3 only
QUESTION 63

Which among the following sites contain paintings of upper Paleolithic period? 1. Lakhudiyar 2. Bhimbetka 3. Barabar Select the correct answer using the code given below.


(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3 only
QUESTION 64

Ashokan inscriptions remain valuable sources for the study of Asoka and the Mauryan Empire. This is because 1. His wooden pillars heralded a new architectural era because most of the monuments before his period were made of stone. 2. Pillar edicts give a summary of his efforts to promote the Dhamma within his kingdom and outside. 3. They often deal with instructions given to his officials which is informative of Mauryan polity. Select the correct answer using the codes below.


A. 2 and 3 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. 2 only
QUESTION 65

With reference to the Sangam age, Panar and Viraliyar were


A. Temple guards
B. Bull fighters
C. Singing bards
D. Charity donors
QUESTION 66

What argument(s) would you advance to justify that the position of women had become miserable during the Gupta period? 1. Women were prohibited from studying religious texts. 2. The practice of Swyamvara was given up and Manusmriti suggested early marriage for girls. Which of the above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. None
QUESTION 67

He was a follower of Jainism in the early part of his career and converted to Saivism later. He is hailed as ‘Vichitrachitta’ who constructed a temple for Brahma, Vishnu and Siva without the use of bricks, timber, metal and mortar. Who is the ruler?


A. Kadambas of Banavasi
B. Adikavi Pampa
C. Rajaraja I
D. Mahendravarman I
QUESTION 68

With reference to Ancient Southern India, Tolkappiyam refers to the five-fold division of lands. Consider the following matches with their description. 1. Kurinji: Desert 2. Mullai: Pastoral 3. Neydal: Agricultural 4. Marudam: Hilly tracks 5. Palai: Coastal Select the correct matches using the codes below.


A. 1, 3 and 4 only
B. 2 only
C. 1, 4 and 5 only
D. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
QUESTION 69

“Kanishka must have conquered the greater part of the Gangetic plain”, the evidence of this statement comes from 1. Coins of Kanishka are found in places like Mathura, Saravasti and Benares. 2. His coins exhibit only Buddhist images, and not Hindu gods, a cult that was popular then in the Gangetic plain. Which of the above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 70

An important item of trade from Ancient India, it was highly valuable in Roman Empire so much that it was known as ‘black gold’. What does the item refer to?


A. Crude oil
B. Coal
C. Dark Garnet stones
D. Pepper
QUESTION 71

Consider the following statements. 1. The Anguttara Nikaya, a part of Abhidhamma Pitaka, contains thematically linked discourses of Buddha. 2. The Majjhima Nikaya, a segment of Vinaya Pitaka, contains the smallest discourses given by the Buddha to his close disciples. Which of the above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
QUESTION 72

There are plenty of source materials to reconstruct the history of the Gupta period. Some of the renowned material, in this context, includes 1. Puranas throw light on the royal genealogy of the Gupta kings. 2. Devichandraguptam and Mudhrakshasam provide information regarding the rise of the Guptas 3. Meherauli Iron Pillar Inscription mention their conquests. 4. Fahien’s writings gives an account of the social, economic and religious condition of the empire. Select the correct answer using the codes below.


A. 1 and 4 only
B. 2, 3 and 4 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4
QUESTION 73

This council held near Srinagar prepared an authoritative commentary on the Buddhist Tripitakas and gave the Mahayana doctrine a final shape. The council was convened by


A. Kanishka
B. Samprati
C. Bindusara Amitraghata
D. Devavarman
QUESTION 74

Which of these ancient scripts generally writes in left to right direction?


A. Brahmi
B. Kharosthi
C. Harappan
D. All of the above
QUESTION 75

Chandragupta II, a ruler of the Gupta Empire, assumed the famous title of ‘Sakari’. What did the title imply?


A. Destroyer of Sakas
B. Lord of the world
C. Well Wisher of masses
D. Devotee of Shankara
QUESTION 76

Consider the following statements about ‘Move Hack’ 1.It is aimed at the future of transportation and mobility. 2.It is launched by NITI Aayog in partnership with Government of Singapore. Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 77

The ‘8888 Uprising’ refers to


The Burundian Civil War which began following the first multi-party elections in the country since independence from Belgium in 1962
The conflict between the central Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army
An armed conflict in Libya fought between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government.
None of the above
QUESTION 78

The ‘ornate narrow-mouthed frog’ is found in which of the following states? 1.Tamil Nadu 2.Maharashtra 3.Andhra Pradesh Select the correct code:


1,2 and 3
1 and 3
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 79

Which of the following operation were launched by Indian Army to rescue and provide relief operation in flood-hit Kerala? 1.Operation Madad 2.Operation Sahyog 3.Operation Raahat Select the correct code:


1,2 and 3
2 only
1 and 2
1 and 3
QUESTION 80

‘Portuguese man-of-war’ was recently in news. What is it?


A carnivorous marine organism with venomous tentacles
Artificial Intelligence based Voice recognition system
High-speed travel technology
Blockchain Technology
QUESTION 81

Katas Raj Temple was in news recently. Where is it located?


Cambodia
Nepal
Pakistan
Afghanistan
QUESTION 82

Which of the following correctly describes ‘Psyche’?


Saturn’s biggest moon
Largest metallic asteroid
Kuiper belt object
Rotavirus Vaccine
QUESTION 83

With reference to the Smart National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), consider the following statements: 1.It has been launched by the Ministry of Finance. 2.It will be integrated with the RuPay card gradually. 3.It can be used as a credit/debit card. 4.It also enables seamless travel by different metros and other transport systems across the country Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?


a)1 and 2
b)2 and 3
c)3 and 4
d)All are correct
QUESTION 84

Recently, Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) was abolished. Consider the following statements about FDI approving authorities after abolition of FIPB 1.FDI from Pakistan and Bangladesh has to be approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs 2.Foreign investments by non-resident Indians has to be approved by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 85

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently released a National Policy on Thalassemia. What is ‘thalassemia’ related to?


A.Anaemia
B.HIV
C.Tobacco Control
D.Surrogacy
QUESTION 86

Name the joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army, that began on 7th August 2018, in Chachoengsao province , Thailand?


1.Exercise Maitree
2.Exercise Bimbax
3.Exercise Garuda Shakthi
4.Exercise Vijay Prahar
QUESTION 87

Name the bill that was passed by the Parliament on 6th August 2018, which ensures severe punishment for those convicted of raping girls below 12 years of age?


1.Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018
2.Sexual Offenders (Amendment) Bill, 2018
3.Women’s Safety (Amendment) Bill, 2018
4.Rape victims Safety Bill, 2017
QUESTION 88

India’s first blockchain district is to be setup in which city?


A)Mumbai
B)Pune
C)Hyderabad
D)Ahmedabad
QUESTION 89

Which state hosted 5th Act East Business Show?


A)Odisha
B)Telangana
C)Meghalaya
D)Mizoram
QUESTION 90

Which Indian biosphere reserve has become the 11th one to be added to UNESCO’s WNBR list?


a) Agasthyamalai
b) Great Rann of Kutch
c) Khangchendzonga
d) Seshachalam Hills
QUESTION 91

August 9, 2018 was observed as the 76th anniversary of which Indian freedom movement?


a) Quit India movement
b) Dandi March
c) Non Violence Movement
d) Civil Disobedience Movement
QUESTION 92

The Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018 seeks to regulate the entry and exit of “outsiders” . Wich of the following are Manipuris then


a)Meitis
b)the Pangal Muslims
c)all those citizens of India who have been living in Manipur before 1951
d)all of the above
QUESTION 93

In order to allow NRIs to do proxy voting, which bill did Lok Sabha passed recently


a)Representation of peoples act 1950,51
b)election act 1951
c)citizen voting rights act
d)None
QUESTION 94

RBI is looking to set up a ‘Public Credit Registry (PCR)’—an information repository that collates all loan information of individuals and corporate borrowers. Consider the following statements wrt. PCR. 1.A High Level Task Force headed by Y.M. Deosthalee recommended the setting up of PCR by RBI in a phased and modular manner 2.RBI Act does not empower the central bank to regulate the PCR Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 95

‘#MeToo Movement’ is against


Sexual harassment
Data Privacy
Global Inequality
Global Hunger
QUESTION 96

‘Rights of Passage’, recently in news is a study associated with


Elephants
Cargo Ships
Global Oil Checkpoints
NAFTA
QUESTION 97

‘Bhoomi Project’, which looks into the ‘Online Delivery of Land Records’ is implemented by which of the following states?


Maharashtra
Karnataka
Gujarat
Uttar Pradesh
QUESTION 98

Which state government has recently passed Sacriege law for hurting religious sentiments?


A)Punjab
B)Maharastra
C)M.P.
D)Uttrakhand
QUESTION 99

"Consider the following statements about ‘Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF)’ 1.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Finance 2.The share for each infrastructure areas and projects from the CRIF shall be finalised by a Committee headed by Ministry of Finance Select the correct statements"


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 100

Consider the following statements about Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) 1.It was established in pursuance of the recommendations of the Gajendragadkar Committee. 2.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development Select the correct statements


1 only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
REPORT

Total Questions - 100