Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #10

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1.Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana:
1. Every rural habitation with a minimum population of 500 in the plains and 250 in hill states, tribal districts and desert areas are given all-weather rural road connectivity.
2. It is a 100% centrally sponsered scheme.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

2. Which of the following provisions/ acts have a bearing on rights of tribal groups?
1. Part X of the constitution.
2. The Panchayats (extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996.
3. The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.
4. Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
a. 2 and 3 only
b. 2, 3 and 4 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1, 2, 3, 4

3. With respect to the Supreme Court’s recent modifications in the structure and functions of BCCI, consider the following statements:
1. All office-bearers can serve two consecutive terms without any cooling-off period.
2. Only one of the cricket associations in case of states with multiple cricket associations shall be represented in the BCCI to ensure equality among states.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are
not true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements about Interest Subvention Scheme:
1. The key objective of this scheme is to increase credit availabiliy for farmers who cultivate short- term crops at a subsidised rate
of interest.
2. The maximum loan amount that can be availed is two lakhs per farmer.
3. It is implemented by Department of Finance.
Which of the given statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 1 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1 and 3 only

5. Consider the following statements about Operation Madad:
1. It was launched by the Southern Naval Command for undertaking disaster relief operations during floods and landslides.
2. It was launched in the state of Karnataka.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

6. Consider the following statements regarding Invasive species:
1. These are alien species which when they compete with native species affect the ecological balance in an area.
2. The Indian bull frog is an invasive species found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

7. Consider the following statements about Protected Areas:
1. The definition of Protected Areas is given in the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
2. In India protected areas are of five types only.
3. The authority to designate any area as a protected area lies with both central and state governments.
Which of the given statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2, 3

8. Consider the following Biosphere Reserves in India:
1. Nanda Devi
2. Agasthyamala
3. Khangchendzonga
4. Manas
Which of the above is/ are part of UNESCO‘s World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WHBR)?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 4 only
c. 2, 3, and 4
d. 1, 2, and 3

9. Consider the following statements about Mission Bhagiratha:
1. The objective of this mission is to provide safe, piped drinking water from surface water sources.
2. Under this scheme, 10% of water in all Irrigation sources will be reserved for drinking needs.
3. It is a flagship programme of Government of Karnataka.
Which of the given statement(s) is/ are correct?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

10. Consider the following statements about the Dedicated Freight Corridors
1. It is a project of the Indian Railways to improve freight capacity by setting up two exclusive freight corridors.
2. The project is funded though loans by World Bank and JICA.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Answers

1.c

2.d

3. b
Full membership for states with many cricket associations is restored.

4. b
The maximum loan amount is three lakh. The interest rate is 7 per cent. It is implemented by NABARD and RBI.

5. a
It was launched in Kerala to assist disaster relief operations in the state due to flooding and landslides and release of excess water from Idukki reservoir.

6.c

7. d
Wildlife Sancuary and National Parks are notified by state governments through notifications.
Community and Conservation Reserves are declared by Central Governments.
Tiger reserves are declared by National Tiger Conservation Authority.

8. d
The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR) of Sikkim, the highest biosphere reserve in the country has been included in the UNESCO‘s World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WHBR) under its Man and Biosphere Programme.

9. a
It is a flagship programme of Telagana government.

10. c
The two corridors are Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni (1856 km) and the Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawahar Lal Nehru Port (1504 km).
They are being constructed for exclusive movement of goods trains.
The funding of the project is through World Bank loan, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) loan and the rest from Gross Budgetary Support (GBS).


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