Q1. With reference to the Elephant Census 2017, consider the following statements:
1) Karnataka has the highest number of elephants, followed by Assam and Kerala.
2) The sighting-based direct count method alone was used for the census.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: A

Q2. Consider the following statements about Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI):
1) CBI derives powers to investigate from CBI Act, 1946.
2) CBI can take over the investigation of a criminal case registered by the state police .
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: B

Q3. Consider the following statements about the Monetary Policy of India:
1) It consists of a process of drafting, announcing, and implementing the plan of actions taken by the central Bank.
2) Monetary policy tools include open market operations, direct lending to banks, bank reserve requirements, unconventional emergency lending programs and managing market expectations.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: C

Q4. With reference to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), consider the following statements:
1)  It is a self-regulating business model that helps a company to be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, and the public.
2) Companies implement CSR as per the provisions of Companies Act,1956.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: A

Q5.Consider the following statements:
 He was a retired Civil Service Officer. He saw a growing political consciousness among the Indians and wanted to give it a safe, constitutional outlet so that their resentment would not develop into popular agitation against the British rule in India. His name was also mentioned in the ‘Safety Valve Theory’ given by Lala Lajpat Rai. He was
a) Lord Dufferin
b) A.O Hume
c) Lord William Bentinck
d) Charles Metcalfe
ANS: B

Mains question:
Q. The northeastern India suffers from many natural disasters. What are its reasons and how could it be mitigated? What role can finance commission play in this regard?

 

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