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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

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2 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to the Rakhigarhi, a harappan Site, consider the following statements

  1. It is the site of the largest known city of the Indus Valley civilization,  larger than ancient Harappa and Mohenjodaro sites
  2. Hakra Ware, which is found in mature Harappan sites, is conspicuously absent in Rakhigarhi

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both

d. None

 

2. Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) is an initiative between which of the following countries in energy sector?

a. India and EU

b. India and Japan

c. India and USA

d.  India and Russia

 

3. With reference to Rohtang Pass, consider the following statements

  1. National Highway 21 passes through this Pass
  2. The vicinity of this pass is the source of rivers Beas and Chenab rivers
  3. The south of the pass is home to rich Buddhist culture whereas the northern region is home to Hindu culture

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 2  and 3 Only

c. 1 and 2 Only

d. All

 

4. With reference to Bezbarua committee , consider the following statements

  1. It was set-up by the Union Home Ministry to look into the various kinds of concerns of the persons hailing from the North Eastern States who are living in different parts of the country
  2. Its one of terms of reference is to suggest legal remedies to address these concerns.
  3. It was set-up in the backdrop of attack on North Eastern students in various parts of the country

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1  Only

b. 2  Only

c. Both

d. None

 

5. Consider the following statements with reference to Nabhrathna

  1. It is a flying test bed for evaluation of performance of various radars being developed by LRDE (Electronics and Radar Development Establishment)
  2. Electronics and Radar Development Establishment is a DRDO laboratory
  3. Nabhrathna is a modified version of Dornier DO-228 aircraft manufactured by HAL

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a.   1  and 2 Only

b.  2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. None

SourcesPIB  Releases (March), current events

SOLUTIONS – 1 May 2014

1.

Solution: c)

http://wrmin.nic.in/index3.asp?sslid=287&subsublinkid=706&langid=1

http://www.cwc.nic.in/

2.

Solution: a)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women’s_Day#History

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

3.

Solution: c)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104537

4.

Solution: d)

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

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

5.

Solution: d)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104541

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