Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #12

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1. Consider the following statements about Competition Commission of India (CCI):
1. It is a statutory body whose duty is to promote, sustain and eliminate practices detrimental to competition to ensure freedom of trade.
2. Protection of whistle-blowers in cases involving cartelisation has been guarenteed through lesser or zero penalties by CCI.
Which of the given statement(s) is/ are
not true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

2. Consider the statements about Payment Banks:
1. The key objective of a payment bank is to further financial inclusion.
2. Payment Banks can accept deposits and lend loans upto rupees one lakh only.
3. It is mandatory for payment banks to hold minimum capital of Rs. 100 crore.
Which of the following statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 2 only

3. Consider the following statements about Ayushman Bharat scheme:
1. It aims to provide free health coverage of upto Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary medical care facilities.
2. Eligibility is identified through the SocioEconomic Caste Census of 2011.
3. The scheme covers post-hospitalization expenses only.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

4. Consider the following statements about National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC):
1. It is the apex body to handle emergency situations and implement relief measures during a natural calamity.
2. The Prime Minister of India is the chairman of this body.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

5. Consider the following statements about QR code:
1. These are two- dimensional machine readable codes that can be used to store a URL.
2. QR code is highly sensitive and does not work even if it gets partially damaged.
3. The ‘Digital Screens’ is an initiative of Indian Railways which aims to showcase its legacy works with the help of QR codes.
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

6. Consider the following statements about Van Gujjars:
1. They are nomadic tribes who largely depend on cattle rearing.
2. They are found in the Purvanchal Himalayas in the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
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 GSLV- MK III:
1. It will be used by ISRO for its launch of its first manned space mission in 2022.
2. Its a heavy lift launch vehicle which was also responsible for the launch of
communication satellite GSAT- 19.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

8. Consider the follwoing statements about Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO):
1. It is an initiative that aims at converting used cooking oil into bio-diesel.
2. It was launched by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Which of the given statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

9. Consider the following statements about ‘Gaganyaan’:
1. It is the Human Spaceflight Programme (HSP) of ISRO that is aimed to be completed by 2020.
2. Environment Control and Life Support Systems are key elements to HSP.
3. The proposed mission will be launched from Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2, 3

10. Consider the following statements about Vembanad lake:
1. It is the longest freshwater lake in India
2. It is the only Ramsar Wetland site located in the state of Kerala.
Which of the given statement(s) is/ are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Answers

1. d
The Leniency Petitions under the Competiton Act, 2002 is one of the key provisions that has enabled effective tackling of cases involving Cartelisation by levying zero or less penalities.

2. c
Payment Banks can only accept deposits (upto 1 lakh) and cannot lend to its customers.

3. a
The scheme covers both pre and post hospitalization expenses.

4. a
A National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) has been constituted in the Cabinet Secretariat. Cabinet Secretary is the chairman of this body. The purpose of this body is effective implementation of relief measures in
the wake of a natural calamity.
It is the National Disaster Management Authority for which the Prime Minister of India is the Chairman.

5. c
QR code carries information both horizontally and vertically. So data stored in it can be restored even if it is partially damaged or dirty.

6. a
Van Gujjars are found in the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. They are pastoral and nomadic tribes.
The Uttarakhand High Court recently ruled that ‘Van Gujjars are a constant threat to wildlife‖ and that the state government‘s proposal to rehabilitate them was ―against public policy‖’ given their illegeal encroachment in the buffer areas around Corbett Tiger Reserve and Rajaji Tiger Reserves.

7.c

8.a

9. b
Gaganyaan is the human space flight Programme that
is set to be completed by 2022. It will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

10. d
Vembanad lake is the longest lake in India, but it mostly fits into the definition of a brackish lagoon (not freshwater).
Other Ramsar sites in Kerala include Ashtamudi lake and Sasthamkotta Lake.


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