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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events


17 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5), consider the following statements

  1. It was powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine
  2. A Cryogenic rocket stage is more efficient and provides more thrust for every kilogram of propellant it burns compared to solid and earth-storable liquid propellant rocket stages.
  3. In this vehicle, solid Oxygen and Hydrogen are used at extremely low temperature in the third stage

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 the Annual World Economic Forum (WEF) Meetings, consider the following statements about polio

  1. WEF is an NGO which aim to improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society
  2. Earlier it was known as European Management Forum
  3. The SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations (UNSG) is its official Chairman

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 3 Only

d. 1 and 3 Only


3. With reference to the elementary education scenario in India, consider the following statements

  1. The pupil teacher ratio at the national level has shown a decline – it has  gone up from 27 in 2009-10 at the elementary level to 32 in 2012-13
  2. The student-class room ratio is down to 29 students per class room which is an improvement
  3. All States and UTs have notified the State Right To Education Rules.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 2 Only

d. All


4.  Khirvire Wind Power Project in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra is being executed by

a.   National Thermal Power Corporation Limited

b.  Bharath Heavy Electronics Limited

c. Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited 

d. None of the above

5. The Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station which recently got ‘Silver Shield’ award by the Ministry of Power, is constructed on

a.   Satluj River in Punjab

b.  Chenab River in Himachal Pradesh

c. Sutluj River in Himachal Pradesh

d. None of the Above

Sources: PIB Releases 

SOLUTIONS – 16 May 2014


Solution: d)


Solution: d)


Solution: c)


Solution: d)


Solution: d)