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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events


10 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 , consider the following statements

  1. FCRA 2010 is a national security legislation to consolidate the law to regulate the acceptance and utilization of Foreign Contribution (FC)
  2. One of its objectives is to increase transparency and accountability of NGO sector for prevention of misutilization of Foreign Contribution
  3. This act applies even to transactions between Government of India and Government of any other country

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


2. With reference to Policy Guidelines for Television Rating Agencies in India , consider the following statements

  1. All  TV rating agencies including the existing rating agencies shall obtain registration from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  2. Ratings ought to be technology neutral and shall capture data across multiple viewing platforms viz. cable TV, Direct-to- Home (DTH), Terrestrial TV etc.
  3.  The rating agency need not submit the detailed methodology to the Government

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. None


3. With reference to Yarn Supply Scheme (YSS), consider the following statements

  1. The scheme will cover the weavers who are under privileged as also vulnerable groups, by providing them subsidized yarn so that they can compete with the powerloom and mill sector.
  2. From 12th Plan it has been renamed as Mill Gate Price Scheme (MGPS)
  3. The Government of India has been implementing this scheme since 1992 for making yarn available to handloom weavers at mill gate price

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 Only

b. 2  Only

c.3 Only

d. None


4. With reference to Hadrons, consider  the following statements 

  1. A hadron is a composite particle made of quarks held together by a very weak force
  2. Hadrons are used in cancer treatment
  3. Baryons and mesons are its two categories
  4. At present India do not have a hadron therapy centre

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 2, 3 and 4  Only

b. 1, 2 and 3  Only

c.  3 and 4 Only



5. With reference to the Antrix Corporation Limited, consider the following statements 

  1. It is the commercial and marketing arm of ISRO
  2. Head-quartered in Bangalore, it’s a maharatna company
  3. HYLAS, a communication satellite of Britain, is manufactured by Antrix
  4.  It is engaged in providing Space products and services to international customers worldwide

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a.   1,2 and 3  Only

b.  2,3 and 4  Only

c.  1,3 and 4 Only

d. All

Sources: PIB Releases (January 2014)

SOLUTIONS – 9 May 2014


Solution: b)


Solution: a)


Solution: c)


Solution: d)


Solution: a)