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QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 November 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 08 November, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz

08 November, 2016


Quiz, 31st Oct and 1st November, 2016 (Click HERE) : Question on Tesla – Tesla designed the Solar Tiles. Fact check: Tesla is taking over Solar City, which is owned by Elon Musk’s cousin – this does not matter to us. All you need to know is that Tesla is a tech and design company with a focus on energy innovation and not just an electric automobile manufacturer. Click HERE to read about Tesla’s Solar Roof and Powerwall.


As to why this question is relevant (we are not saying that this question will appear in the preliminaries), here’s what UPSC has to say about what it expects of candidates (with respect to the main examination, but which is equally applicable to the preliminaries): “The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyse, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands.” … Additionally, the syllabus under the preliminaries section mentions, “Current events of national and international importance”. Tesla is a company with a focus on energy innovation. And ‘Energy Innovation’ is certainly a ‘hot’ topic for civil services aspirants today.

We will provide more clarifications regarding certain questions from the past month, in the coming days.

The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles.

This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2016. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you score less, please do not mind. Read again sources provided and try to remember better.Insights IAS current affairs quiz

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The following Quiz is based on the Hindu, PIB and other news sources. It is a current events based quiz. Solving these questions will help retain both concepts and facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services exam.

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