Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #9

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1. Assertion (A) – RTI is available only to the citizens of India and not NRI.
Reason (R) – It is a fundamental right under article 19 and article 21 of the constitution.
Select the correct option from below.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true

2. Consider the following statements about National Human Rights Commission.
1. Only a retired Chief Justice of India should head the NHRC.
2. There must be atleast one woman member in the commission.
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following about The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2016.
1. Protection of good samaritans from any civil or criminal action.
2. Motor Vehicle Accident Fund to provide compulsory insurance cover to all road users in India.
3. Recall of vehicles in case of defects.
Which of the given provision(s) is/ are guaranteed by
the Bill?
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 Scrub Typhus:
1. It is a viral disease and an important casuse of Japanese Encephalitis.
2. It is transmitted by mites and is common in areas with high shrub vegetation.
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. Which of the following is/ are the objetcive(s) of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana?
1. Attract more private investment in precision irrigation system.
2. Expand cultivable area under assured irrigation.
3. Improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water.
4. Enhance recharge of aquifers.
Select using the given codes.
a. 1, 2, 3
b. 2, 3, 4,
c. 1, 2, 4
d. 1, 2, 3, 4

6. Consider the following statements about Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA):
1. It is a central scheme that aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions.
2. The funding would be based on the ‘State Higher Education Plans’ prepared by each state.
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:
1. Providing partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives.
2. To promote health seeking behaviour amongst pregnant women and lactating mothers.
3. To bring nutritional safety among pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Which of the above is/ are the objective(s) of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

8. Consider the following statements about Global Innovation Index (GII)
1. India’s ranking in the GII has been consistently moving upwards over the past four years.
2. The index is published by World Intellectual Property Organisation.
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

9. Indonesia shares its land border with which of the following countries:
1. East Timor
2. Papua New Guinea
3. Malaysia
Select the answer using the codes given below.
a. 1 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

10.Consider the following statements about National Elephant Corridor Project:
1. The project strives to reduce man- animal conflict by recognising the ‘Right of Passage’ of elephants.
2. It is under the aegis of MoEFCC.
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

Answers

1.b

2. a
The National Human Rights Commission is constituted by the central government and comprises:
A Chairperson who is a retired Chief Justice of India
One Member who is or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court
One Member who is or has been the Chief Justice of a High Court
Two Members to be appointed from amongst persons having knowledge of or practical experience in matters relating to human rights

3.d

4. b
It is not caused by a virus, but by a bacterium called Orientia tsutsugamushi, which is transmitted by the bite of infected mite larvae in soil containing scrub vegetation.
It also causes Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

5.d

6. b
It is a centrally sponsered s



cheme.
The ‘State Higher Education Plans’ would describe each state‘s strategy to address issues of equity, access and excellence in higher education.

7.a

8.d

9.d

10.  a
It is a project of Wildlife Trust of India.


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RBI CONCEPT:DATED GOVERNMENT SECURITIES#49

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What are Dated Government Securities?

  • Dated Government securities are long term securities or bonds of the government that carries a fixed or floating coupon (interest rate).
  • Securities are issued by the government (centre or state) for mobilizing funds. Mostly financing the fiscal deficit is the most important purpose for issuing the dated securities.
  • The remuneration for buying the dated securities is the interest payment which are called coupon. The interest payment is fixed and is a percentage of the face value of the security. Interest is paid at regular intervals (usually half-yearly). The tenor of dated securities can be up to 30 years. But the most common tenure is five year and ten year.

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RBI CONCEPT:ROBOT TAX#48

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What is Robot tax?

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Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #8

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1. Consider the following statements about UMANG:
1. It is a one-stop application that allows access to customer- centric services of only the central and state governments.
2. It is developed by National e-governance division of MeitY.
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, 3
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UKPCS Science: Nuclear Fusion #18

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Nuclear fusion is the process of making a single heavy nucleus (part of an atom) from two lighter nuclei. This process is called a nuclear reaction. It releases a large amount of energy. The nucleus made by fusion is heavier than either of the starting nuclei. However, it is not as heavy as the combination of the original mass of the starting nuclei (atoms). This lost mass is changed into lots of energy. This is shown in Einstein’s famous E=mc2 equation.

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Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #7

Oracle IAS, the best coaching institute for UPSC/IAS/PCS preparation in Dehradun brings to you daily MCQs. 

1. Consider the folowing statements about Thermal Batteries:
1. Unlike conventional batteries, thermal batteries use temperature differences to produce energy
2. Telangana is the first state to inaugurate a thermal battery plant in India
Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
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RBI CONCEPT: COUNTERVAILING DUTY (CVD)#47

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What is Countervailing Duty (CVD)?

  • Countervailing duty (CVD) is an additional import duty imposed on imported products (by the importing country) when such products enjoy benefits like export subsidies and tax concessions in the country of their origin (ie., where it is produced and exported).
  • CVD is thus an import tax by the importing country on imported products. It is an attempt to ensure fair and market-oriented pricing of imported products and thereby protecting domestic industries and firms.
  • The most popular example for CVD is the imposition of additional duty by an importing country when the product has given export subsidy by the exporter/producer country.

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UKPCS Science: Nuclear Fission #17

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Nuclear fission is the process in which a large nucleus splits into two smaller stable nuclei with the release of energy. In other words, fission the process in which a nucleus is divided into two or more fragments, and neutrons and energy are released.

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Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #6

Oracle IAS, the best coaching institute for UPSC/IAS/PCS preparation in Dehradun brings to you daily MCQs. 

1. Consider the following statements regarding Cabotage:
1. Shipping goods within Exclusive Economic Zone of India is called Cabotage.
2. Only ships registered in India, which follow Indian laws and pay taxes to the Indian government are permitted to engage in cabotage trades.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
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Why Oracle IAS is the best institute for RBI Grade-B Exam in Uttarakhand

Dehradun has been hub for education for surrounding areas of Uttarakhand and UP. Sadly for RBI – Grade B preparation, the quality of teachers, content and professionalism is not very high. Infact, very few institute are aware of this exam and fewer provide any meaningful guidance for this.

Current situation

  1. In coaching institutes of Dehradun, RBI Grade B batch is same as for Banking.
  2. Most teachers are temporary and any  teacher who is good does not stay in one institute. He/she gets selected or founds another coaching.
  3. There is no extra reading material, no current affairs classes, no classes for Management, Social issues etc. 

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  1. We have a dedicated team of experts who have between them a combined experience of more than 15 UPSC mains and 10+ PCS mains. This vast experience helps us create great content in General Studies, Management and Society part of RBI Grade B Exam.
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  3. We are the only and best IAS institute in Dehradun that has regular current affairs classes. You can also find our views on important issues for RBI Grade B exam on our website.
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