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Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

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30 April 2014

Today’s Questions

1. Consider the following statements

  1. The R.C.Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security is being established at Bangalore with the help of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme
  2. Cryptology, a branch of mathematics is the study of codes, or the art of writing and solving them 
  3. Kerckhoffs’s principle is a cryptology related concept which was in news recently

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 1 and 3 Only

c. 2 and 3 Only

d. All

 

2. Consider the following statements with reference to Hockey in India

  1.  Hokey India is the National Sports Federation (NSF) for the sport of Hockey in India
  2. Hockey India is responsible and accountable for the overall management, direction, control, regulation, promotion and development of the sports discipline of Men’s Hockey in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1  Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both

d.  None

 

3. With reference to The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), consider the following statements

  1. It is meant to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on creation of durable community assets based on locally felt needs. 
  2. The recommendation of the works is made by the MP
  3. The MP is involved in sanction and implementation of the projects under the scheme
  4. The first instalment in a particular year under this scheme is released only after when provisional Utilization Certificate for 80% of the first instalment of the previous year is received.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 4 Only

b. 2  and 3 Only

c. 1, 2 and 4 Only

d. All

 

4. With reference to Dial Bharatgas Mini scheme, consider the following statements

  1. It is a value added service from Bharat Petroleum where customers can order a new connection or a refill cylinder of 5 kg  through phone call
  2. Sale of 5 kg LPG cylinders at market price with minimal documentation had commenced from Retail Outlets from last year itself
  3. Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) is a Fortune 500 company in which India owns 51% stakes

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1  and 2 Only

b. 2  and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. All

 

5. Consider the following statements with reference to Uranium Mining  in India

  1. The  “New Exploration Licensing Policy” (NELP), enunciated by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas  is applicable to Uranium mining too
  2. Recently, India allowed private sector to mine uranium ores but only with government permission
  3. Kylleng-Pyndemsohiong-Mawthabah uranium mine project in Meghalaya, operated by  Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL),  produces largest ore next to Jaduguda mine in Jharkhand

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a.   1  and 2 Only

b.  2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. All

 

SourcesPIB  Releases (March)

SOLUTIONS – 29 April 2014

1.

Solution: c)

http://www.isro.gov.in/newsletters/contents/spaceindia/jan2012-jun2012/article5.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Regional_Navigational_Satellite_System

 

2.

Solution: d)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104424

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurjara-Pratihara#cite_ref-27

3.

Solution: c)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siachen_Glacier

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Meghdoot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nubra_River#Nubra_River

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104790

4.

Solution: c)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi_Mumbai_Industrial_Corridor_Project#Length_of_Corridor_and_Statewise_Distribution

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104431

5.

Solution: a)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104446

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