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IASbaba Daily Prelims Test- [Day 7]

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  • June 24, 2015
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IASbaba Daily Prelims Test- [Day 7]

 

Topic- Modern India and Current Affairs

 

1. In British India, what is ‘Dastak’ known for?

  1. A permit exempting European traders, mostly of the BritishEast India Company, from paying customs or transit duties on their private trade.
  2. A permit regulating internal trade, mostly for Indian traders.
  3. Fee charged by Indian rulers from European Traders when they trade into their territory
  4. Fee charged by British government for the regulation of domestic trade.

 

2. Consider the following statements with respect to administration of Maratha and Mughal Empires

  1. The revenue system of Marathas was progressive unlike Mughals who were mainly interested in raising revenues from the helpless peasantry.
  2. Maratha failed to give sound administration to the people outside Maharashtra while Mughal’s were more successful in effective administration.

Select the correct statement/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

3. With reference to Mahalwari System, consider the following statements.

  1. Local Zamindar was responsible, on behalf of all peasants, for the payment of land revenue.
  2. The peasant was free to sell or mortgage their land.
  3. The system was implemented in western part of United Provinces, Punjab, and some part of central Provinces.

Choose the correct options.

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. All

 

4. Consider the statements regarding India’s state of trade affairs in 18th century

  1. There was a sharp decline in ‘Internal trade’ of India due to regular looting and foreign invasion.
  2. India remained a land of extensive manufactures and became one of them main centres of world trade and industries at the dawn of 18th

Choose the correct code/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

5. The social and cultural life of 18th century India can be best depicted by

  1. Non uniformity of cultural and social patterns all over the country.
  2. Friendly relations between the Hindus and the Muslims were a very healthy feature of life in 18th century India.
  3. The Indian mind of 18th century was tied to tradition and superstitions.

Select the correct code/s

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3

 

6. By signing the famous ‘Subsidiary Alliance’, Indian state virtually lost control over most of their rights. Which among the following can best represent the status of Indian states under ‘Subsidiary Alliance’?

  1. Lost control over sovereignty in external and internal matters
  2. Limited rights in defence and foreign relations
  3. The Indian rulers became insolvent as a result of exploitation and heavy maintenance of British army.
  4. Indian ruler (ally) had a provision to station one European for maintaining diplomatic ties with their neighbouring state on his discretion.

Select the correct code/s

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. None

 

7. With reference to Zamindari System, consider the following statements.

  1. The Zamindars were made the owner of the land as long as they were paying the revenue to the Company.
  2. Zamindars were allowed to sell or purchase the land and evict the peasants, in case of non-payment of rent.
  3. Zamindars had invested in the improvement of the land and crop pattern so that they can maximise their profit in future.

Choose the correct options.

  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 1 and 2
  4. Only 1

 

8. Consider the following statements about ideals of Brahmo Samaj established by Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

  1. The Samaj was open for all caste and creeds.
  2. Brahma is the supreme immortal soul from whom all humans are originated, so only Brahma’s idol or image can be used for his worship.
  3. The worship was performed through prayers and mediation and readings from Upanishads.

Choose the correct options.

  1. 1 & 2
  2. 2 & 3
  3. 1 & 3
  4. All are correct

 

9. Consider the following statements.

  1. Lord Dalhousie’s Government was responsible for passing two important acts related to social reform- Women Disability Act & Widow Remarriage Act (1856).
  2. Hindu Women was not permitted to remarry as per the Veda, Shastras and Smritis.

Choose the correct options.

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

10. With reference to Ryotwari System, consider the following statements.

  1. The pioneer of Ryotwari Settlement was Thomas Munro.
  2. Land revenue was collected directly from the peasant or ryot.
  3. The other name of this system is ‘Permanent Settlement’.
  4. As the Ryots had direct link with the Governments the role of money lenders was minimal.

Choose the correct options.

  1. 1, 3 & 4
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 1 ,2 & 3
  4. All

 

Current Affairs

 

11. Consider the following regarding ‘Uranium Enrichment’

  1. Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) has lower than 30% concentration of Uranium-235 that is a weapons grade.
  2. Highly enriched Uranium (HEU) has more than 30% concentration of Uranium-235 and used in nuclear reactors and research.
  3. Uranium in natural condition is found as U-235 but unless processed through ‘enrichment’, cannot be used for civilian or weapons-grade technologies.

Select the correct statement/s

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. None

 

12. Amongst the following that is/are not a ‘STAR

  1. Pulsar
  2. Supernova
  3. Quasars
  4. Pluto

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. All

 

13. ‘Recently NASA has solved the mystery of formation of Quasars’. Consider the following statements in its reference

  1. Quasars are the brightest object in the universe.
  2. They exhibit similar properties as galaxies.

Select the wrong statement/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

14. Recently RBI announced ‘Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR) Scheme’. It is-

  1. To allow flexible norms for lenders to pay debt.
  2. To allow lenders only Public and Private Banks to convert their loans into equity stake
  3. To allow banks and non-banking lending institutions to convert their loans into equity stake

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 2 and 3
  3. Only 2
  4. Only 3

 

15. ‘Indian Banks are witnessing rising NPA’s (Non-Performing Assets) due to the slowdown in the Indian economy and high interest costs’. What are the tools issued by RBI to tackle rising NPA?

  1. Asset Reconstruction Companies
  2. SARFESI Act
  3. Joint Lenders Forum
  4. KYC norm

Select the correct code-

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1 and 4
  4. All

 

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