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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 20]

  • IASbaba
  • July 7, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 20]

 

 

Topic- Modern India, Eco-Survey and Current Affairs

 

1. Consider the following statements regarding “Dual system of Administration” in Bengal.

  1. In this system of administration, Nawab of Bengal was mere administrator without powers.
  2. “Diwani” functions were exercised by the company.
  3. “Nizamat” functions were exercised by the Nawab of Bengal.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All the above

 

2. Which of the following statements regarding Santhal rebellion is/are correct?

  1. Santhals main grouse was against money lenders and zamindars only.
  2. Though rebellion was suppressed with great brutality, government tried pacification by creation of separate district of SanthalParagana.
  3. Slogan of Santhals during the rebellion was “to be the ryots of Her Majesty the Queen and of Her only”.

Select the correct code from the below.

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

 

 

3. Consider the following statements regarding “Ryotwari system”.

  1. It removed the ‘intermediaries’ from the system of revenue collection.
  2. The settlement was based on the revenue paying capacity of the ryots.
  3. Revenue rates were revised every 3rd
  4. Ryotwari system primarily introduced in Deccan and Bombay.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

 

 

4. Which of the following is true regarding 1857 revolt?

  1. There was complete unity between Hindus and Muslims.
  2. Revolt was spread to all over India.
  3. Rebels also attacked the money lenders and the rich.
  4. Rebels wanted to restore the pre-British world of eighteenth century.

Select the correct code from the below.

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

 

 

5. “Subsidiary Alliance (1798)” was one of the methods used by the British to bring as many India states as possible under their control. Which one of the following is/are correct regarding subsidiary alliance?

  1. It provided for permanent stationing of British force within the Princely state.
  2. Indian ruler could negotiate with any other Indian ruler without consulting governor general.
  3. British took responsibility to protect Indian ruler from external and internal threats.
  4. It was introduced by Lord Dalhousie.

Select the correct code from the below.

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. All the above

 

6. Real improvement in transportation in British India came with the advent of railways. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding development of railways in India?

  1. Nearly entire amount of investment was provided by the British investor.
  2. Planning and construction of railways and their management were done by keeping in view of political and economic development of India.
  3. Railway rates were fixed in a manner to discriminate against internal movement of goods.
  4. Government of India guaranteed fixed return on the capital invested.

 

 

7. Consider the following statements regarding “permanent settlement”.

Statement I:Zamindars were made owners of entire land in their zamindaris.

Statement II:Their right of ownership was non-hereditary and non-transferable.

Which of the above is/are correct?

  1. Statement I only
  2. Statement II only
  3. Both Statement I and Statement II
  4. Neither Statement I nor Statement II

 

 

8. Which of the following Acts incorporated principle of encouraging learned Indians and promoting the knowledge of modern sciences in the country?

  1. Charter Act of 1813
  2. Charter Act of 1833
  3. Charter Act of 1853
  4. Indian councils Act of 1861

 

9. Which of the following is not associated with Lord Dalhousie?

  1. Development of Railways
  2. Widow remarriage Act
  3. Doctrine of Lapse
  4. Establishment of universities at Bombay, Calcutta and Madras

 

 

10. Which of the following is not one of the ideas of Raja RammohanRoy?

  1. He preached monotheism.
  2. He incorporated the best teachings of other religions.
  3. His solution to sati or for the living widows was widow remarriage.
  4. He laid stress on India’s need for western scientific knowledge.

 

 

Eco-Survey and Current Affairs

 

11. Which of the following measures will have positive impact on Inflation?

  1. Reduction in unnecessary expenditure of Government
  2. Increase in savings of the people
  3. Surplus budgets
  4. Halt in repayment of public debt

Select the correct codes

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

 

12. Recently RBI issued guidelines for the set up of Payment Banks. What are the activities that Payment Banks can undertake?

  1. They can accept demand deposits and saving bank deposits
  2. They can take part in lending activities
  3. They are exempted to follow Corporate Governance Norms

Select the wrong statements

  1. Only 1
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 2
  4. None

 

13. Consider the following statements

  1. Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) and Qualified Foreign Investor (QFI) have now merged into Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI)
  2. FPI’s are not allowed to invest in any unlisted shares/bond or debentures issued by Indian company.
  3. FPI’s are permitted to invest in Government Securities with a minimum residual maturity of 6 months

Select the correct codes

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

 

14. Consider the following

  1. The World Environment Day theme for this year is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”
  2. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign of United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) that encourages you to reduce your food print.

Select the wrong statements

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

 

15. Consider the following statements regarding Green Energy Development Scenario in India

  1. Gujarat is the highest generator of solar power in India
  2. One of the major constraints for development of Green Energy in India is less funding.
  3. A big disadvantage of solar power is there is high maintenance cost and photovoltaic cells lasts only for few months.

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 and 2
  2. Only1
  3. Only 3
  4. 1 and 3

 

16. Which of the following steps are meant for Ease of Doing Business in India?

  1. Foreign Trade Policy
  2. Goods and Services Tax
  3. Inclusion of States under the watchdog of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)
  4. eBIZ platform of GoI

Select the correct code

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

 

17. Which of the following vaccines can be given to a new born?

  1. BCG
  2. DPT
  3. OPV
  4. Hepatitis B

Select the correct code

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

 

18. ‘Mission Indradhanush’ is a nationwide initiative with an aim to cover all those children who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated. It will provide protection against-

  1. Diphtheria,
  2. Whooping Cough
  3. Tetanus
  4. Polio
  5. Tuberculosis

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 5
  2. 2, 4 and 5
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. All

 

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