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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

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5 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to Tablighi Jamaat movement, consider the following statements

  1. It  came forth as an offshoot of the Deobandi movement.
  2. Largest number of followers of this movement are in Saudi Arabia
  3. It has a following of large number of Shia Muslims

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. None

 

2. With reference to Scheduled Caste reservation in Lok Sabha elections, consider the following statements

  1. Maharashtra followed by West Bengal has highest number of seats reserved for SC communities
  2. Though only 20 percent of Tamil Nadu’s population is SC, of the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies, more than 10 are reserved for SC’s

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1  Only

b. 2  Only

c. Both

d. None

 

3. With reference to BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council), consider the following statements

  1. It is a Government of India’s interface agency, which serves as a single window for the emerging biotech industries
  2. Its primary mandate is to tigger, transform and tend, biotech start-ups to convert innovative research in public and private sector into viable and competitive products and enterprises

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2  Only

c. Both

d. None

 

4. With reference to Representation of women members in Lok Sabha and their participation in general elections  , consider the following statements

  1. Fourteenth Lok Sabha had more women members than thirteenth Lok Sabha
  2. Fifteenth Lok Sabha had highest ever women members
  3. The sixth Lok Sabha, during when Janata government was formed, it had lowest ever number of women members

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1  Only

b. 2  Only

c. 3 Only

d. None

 

5. Consider the following statements with reference to The Youth Parliament Scheme

  1. The ‘Youth Parliament Scheme’ was first introduced by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in the Senior Secondary Schools
  2. The Youth Parliament Scheme aims at inculcating among the younger generations the spirit of self-discipline, tolerance of diverse opinion, right expression of one’s views and other virtues of democratic living.
  3. Separate competitions are held for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Universities/colleges

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a.   1  and 2 Only

b.  2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. All

SourcesPIB  Releases (March)

SOLUTIONS – 2 May 2014

1.

Solution: a)

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

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/history-and-culture/rakhigarhi-the-biggest-harappan-site/article5840414.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/granary-found-at-rakhigarhi-in-haryana/article5967938.ece

2.

Solution: c)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104569

3.

Solution: c)

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

4.

Solution: d)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=104030

5.

Solution: d)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=104030

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/hal-delivers-aircraft-to-drdo-114050100937_1.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_228

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