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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 10]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 10]

 


Q.1) Which of the following is correct about Mathew effect?

a) The Matthew effect(or accumulated advantage) is the phenomenon where “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

b) The Mathew effect means the idea of inflation increasing with employment rates soaring

c) Mathew was a ancient historian who felt rich will help poor and vice versa hence an equalizing effect

d) Mathew effect is a concept of psychology of people wishing for equality in extreme poverty


Q.2) Which of the following institutions have their objectives stated to fight poverty in the world?

  1. International Monetary Fund
  2. World Bank
  3. World Trade Organization
  4. World Health Organization

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 4 only 


 Q.3) Which of the following are correct about Poverty?

  1. Absolute povertywas defined as: a condition characterised by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information.
  2. Relative poverty refers to a standard which is defined in terms of the society in which an individual lives and which therefore differs between countries and over time.
  3. Poverty gapis the mean shortfall of the total population from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall), expressed as a percentage of the poverty This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.
  4. Poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live.

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) All the above 


Q.4) Arrange following committees w.r.t. Poverty Alleviation in chronological order

  1. Lakadwala Committee
  2. Y K Alag Committee
  3. C Rangarajan Committee
  4. Suresh Tendulkar Committee
  5. N C Saxena Committee 

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5

b) 2 – 1 – 4 – 5 – 3

c) 1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 2

d) 2 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 1 


  Q.5) Consider the following

  1. N.C. Saxena Committee was set up by the Ministry of Rural Development to advise it on the suitable methodology for BPL Census and not for estimation of poverty.
  2. The Planning Commission constituted an Expert Group under the Chairmanship of Professor S.R. Hashim, with the objective of putting in place a uniform criterion to identify the BPL households in urban areas so that objectivity and transparency is ensured in delivery of benefits to the target groups.

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above 


Q.6)  Which of the following are not correctly matched? 

  1. Lorenz Curve – Poverty estimation
  2. J Curve – Taxation
  3. Laffer Curve – Devalutaion
  4. Philip’s Curve – Inflation and uemployment

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.7)  The Gini coefficient (also known as the Gini index or Giniratio) is a measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent the income distribution of a nation’s residents, and is the most commonly used measure of inequality. Consider the following about Gini Coefficent.

  1. A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality, where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has the same income).
  2. A Gini coefficient of 1 (or 100%) expresses maximal inequality among values (e.g., for a large number of people, where only one person has all the income or consumption, and all others have none, the Gini coefficient will be very nearly one).

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above 


Q.8) Which of the following is incorrect about the Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girl’s Education in India?

a) In order to plan and execute educational interventions, the purpose of the Gender Atlas is to help identify and ensure equitable education with a focus on vulnerable girls, including girls with disabilities.

b) The Ministry of Women and Child Development presented the Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girls’ Education in India

c) The Atlas provides comparative analysis of individual gender related indicators over three years and that enables a visual assessment of the change and an understanding of whether some intervention introduced in a geography at a particular point in time has worked or not.

d) The main components of the Gender Atlas are : (i) Composite Gender Ranking (ii) Trend Analysis of Gender Indicators (iii) Vulnerabilities based on educational indicators in districts with substantial tribal, schedule caste, minority population


Q.9) Consider the following about Employment rates and surveys. 

  1. Labour Bureau has been entrusted the task of conducting Annual Employment-Unemployment Survey in the country.
  2. The labor force participation rate (LFPR)is the proportion of people eligible to participate in the labor force who are actually participating in it by working or looking for work. It is usually expressed as a percent of the total labor force-eligible population in an economy.
  3. Unemployment rateis defined most basically as the percentage of the total labor force that is unemployed but actively seeking employment and willing to work.

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above 


Q.10) Consider the following about Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). 

  1. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) isthe flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the new Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
  2. The objective of this skill certification and reward scheme is to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome based skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood
  3. Under PMKVY, trainees with prior experience or skills and competencies will not be recognized and they will be given certification only post undergoing assessments.
  4. The scheme will be implemented by the Labour Bureau of India.

Select the correct answer about PMKVY:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 4 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of the above 


Q.11) Recently Ministry of Urban development released the second list of would be smart cities. Consider the following statements with respect to development of green field smart city.

  1. The minimum area for the development of Greenfield smart city is 250 acres
  2. GIFT in Gujarat is the best example for Green field development of a smart city

Select the correct option with respect to development of Green field smart city

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.12) Consider the following countries

  1. Italy
  2. China
  3. Russia
  4. France
  5. Japan

Which of the following countries does not belong to G7 countries?

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 1, 2 and 4 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) All are members of G7 forum


Q.13) Union cabinet approved National capital goods policy recently. Consider the following statements with respect to National Capital goods policy

  1. The policy aims to create 21 million new jobs by 2025
  2. The policy aims to increase exports from the current 27 percent to 40 percent of production.
  3. Ministry of commerce and Industry is the nodal agency for the formulation of NCGP 2016-05-26

Select the correct option

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All


Q.14) Consider the following statements with respect to PAHAL scheme

  1. The scheme was first launched in 2015
  2. The scheme encourages the LPG customers to voluntarily give up subsidies
  3. The scheme is headed by Ministry of Petroleum and natural resources

Select the correct answer

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.15) Recently Global statics about production of e-waste was released. Consider the following statements with respect to e-waste

  1. PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls), Beryllium, Barium are some of the commonly found E- waste in India
  2. India is the largest producer of E waste in the world

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.16) Consider the following

  1. Itai Itai
  2. Yokakaichi Asthama
  3. Minimata

Select the above ailments with their causing pollutants

a) 1 – Mercury, 2 – Cadmium, 3 – Sulphur oxide

b) 1 – Cadmium, 2 – Sulphur oxide, 3 –Mercury

c) 1 – Sulphur oxide, 2 – Cadmium, 3 – Mercury

d) 1 – Sulphur oxide, 2 – Mercury, 3 –Cadmium


Q.17) Consider the following

  1. Transfat are saturated fatty acids
  2. They are formed during the process of addition of hydrogen atoms to oil
  3. Transfat are naturally found in nature

Which of the following statements is/are false with respect to “Transfat”?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) None


Q.18) Consider the following conventions and select the wrongly matched convention with its intent

a) Stockholm convention deals with persistent organic pollutants

b) Basel convention deals with the control of hazardous wastes and their disposal

c) Montreal Protocol deals with preventing the use of substances that deplete ozone layer

d) Rotterdam convention are dedicated to the protection of ozone layer


Q.19) Consider the following

  1. India lies in close proximity with ring of fire
  2. The Indian plate is moving northwards diverging with Eurasian plate
  3. The Indian plate is moving northwards converging with Eurasian plate
  4. Presence of active Volcanoes along Himalayan range

Which of the following statements does not explain the possible reason for presence of earth quake in India?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) All 


Q.20) Consider the following statements with respect to Roads in India

  1. Bangalore is one such place in India where the National highway, North south corridor and Golden Quadrilateral intersect
  2. The intersection between North-South and East-West corridor is at Jhansi

Select the correct answer using the code given below

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither of them


Q.21) Consider the following statements

  1. The trends in enrolment reflect a decline in the percentage of enrolment in government schools in rural areas
  2. In the case of Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, parity between girls and boys has been achieved across all levels of school and higher education.

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None


Q.22) Consider the following regarding ‘Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girl’s Education in India’. It is a tool

  1. To help identify low-performing geographic pockets for girls, particularly from marginalized groups to provides comparative analysis of individual gender-related indicators over the years.
  2. The tool has been developed in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None


Q.23) Schemes that are aimed both at creating a conducive environment for industrial development and doing business with ease and also expanding government support to impart skill training for workers?

  1. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram
  2. Shram Suvidha Portal
  3. Permanent Account Number Scheme
  4. Random Inspection Scheme
  5. Universal Account Number Scheme
  6. Apprentice Protsahan Yojana

Select the correct code

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

c) 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

d) 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6


Q.24) Consider the following

  1. Malaria
  2. Dengue
  3. Chagas disease
  4. Yellow fever
  5. Japanese encephalitis
  6. Zika

Which of the above are ‘Vector Borne Diseases’?

a) 1, 2 and 4

b) 1, 3, 4 and 5

c) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6

d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


Q.25) The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) index has been developed by

a) WHO

b) World Bank

c) United Nation

d) UNICEF


 

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