10000 Questions for Prelims 2020 | Prelims 2020 Marathon

Dear Friends,

Let is share and post / paste here questions of various test series . If we crowd source enough, we know that questions will come from here. There was a thread of crowd sourced questions in the past, where @wunwun @burger @pizza and all had contributed and that year we had many questions come from there. 


Let us start this initiative. Also please follow the convention followed last year by @neyawn Sir, let us number the questions in a serial number.


Here I am starting


#1Choose correct statements

1) M N Roy was the founder of Communism in India

2) M N Roy first mooted the idea of Constituent Assembly

3) Patel was the Chairman of Committee on negotiating with states

4) Nehru was the Chairman of Drafting Committee


Select correct

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) None of t

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#26)Which of the following is/are considered for calculating Minimum Support Price?

(1) Demand and supply

(2) Cost of production

(3) Inter-crop price parity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All the above

Abhi789,
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#25)With reference to the ‘tropical cyclones’, consider the following statements:

(1) They are known as Willy-willies in Western Australia and Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.

(2) The cyclonic wind movements are clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere

(3) The tropical cyclones are formed mostly on the western margins of the oceans.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1 and 3 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

Ans must be 1 and 2 i.e. A, I guess.

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#26)Which of the following is/are considered for calculating Minimum Support Price?

(1) Demand and supply

(2) Cost of production

(3) Inter-crop price parity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All the above

I guess C shall be the answer. 

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#24)With reference to the recently launched  ‘UMMID’ initiative,consider the following statements:

1. It was launched by Ministry of Science and Technology.

2. It aims to tackle inherited genetic diseases of new born babies.

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

I guess only 2 shall be the answer i.e. B

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Thinker said

#26)Which of the following is/are considered for calculating Minimum Support Price?

(1) Demand and supply

(2) Cost of production

(3) Inter-crop price parity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All the above

I guess C shall be the answer. 

No crct answer is D.

In formulating the recommendations in respect of the level of minimum support prices and other non-price measures, the Commission on Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP) takes into account the various Terms of Reference (ToR) given to it in 2009.

Accordingly, it analyses:

1) Demand and supply;

2) Cost of production;

3) Price trends in the market, both domestic and international;

4) Inter-crop price parity;

5) Terms of trade between agriculture and non agriculture; and

6) Likely implications of MSP on consumers of that product.

It may be noted that the cost of production is an essential factor that goes as an input in

the determination of MSP, but it is certainly not the only factor that determines MSP.

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Thinker said

#25)With reference to the ‘tropical cyclones’, consider the following statements:

(1) They are known as Willy-willies in Western Australia and Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.

(2) The cyclonic wind movements are clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere

(3) The tropical cyclones are formed mostly on the western margins of the oceans.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1 and 3 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

Ans must be 1 and 2 i.e. A, I guess.

No crct answer is B. 

Tropical cyclones are violent storms that originate over oceans in tropical areas and move over to the coastal areas bringing about large scale destruction caused by violent winds, hefty rainfall and storm surges.

They are known as Cyclones in the Indian Ocean, Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Typhoons in the Western Pacific and the South China Sea, and Willy-willies in Western Australia. So, Statement 1 is correct.

The cyclonic wind movements are anti-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere (This is due to the Coriolis Force). So, Statement 2 is incorrect.

Tropical cyclones usually form in the western tropical oceans as:

• The depth of warm water (26-27°C) should extend for 60-70 m from surface of the ocean/sea, so that deep convection currents within the water do not churn and mix the colder water below with, the warmer water near the surface.

• The above condition occurs only in western tropical oceans. Warm ocean currents(easterly trade winds push ocean waters towards west) that flow from the east towards west forming a thick layer of water with temperatures higher than 27°C. This supplies enough moisture to the storm.

• The cold currents lower the surface temperatures of the eastern parts of the tropical oceans, making them unfit for the breeding of cyclonic storms.

Thus, statement 3 is correct.

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Thinker said

#24)With reference to the recently launched  ‘UMMID’ initiative,consider the following statements:

1. It was launched by Ministry of Science and Technology.

2. It aims to tackle inherited genetic diseases of new born babies.

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

I guess only 2 shall be the answer i.e. B

No crct answer is C.

Statement 1 is correct:

Ministry of Science and Technology launched UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders) initiative and inaugurated NIDAN (National Inherited Diseases Administration) which is being supported by Department of Biotechnology(DBT), M/o Science and Technology.

Statement 2 is correct: Government launched ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of new born babies. People who cannot afford expensive care for genetic disorders to be benefitedWith the program being implemented at government hospitals, people who cannot afford expensive care for genetic disorders will be benefited”.

UMMID initiative aims 

(i) to establish NIDAN Kendras to provide counselling, prenatal testing and diagnosis, management, and multidisciplinary care in Government Hospitals wherein the influx of patients is more,

(ii) to produce skilled clinicians in Human Genetics, and

(iii) to undertake screening of pregnant women and new born babies for inherited genetic diseases in hospitals at aspirational districts.


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#27)The following statements refer to which satyagraha of the independent struggle?

1. It was organised as a part of Civil disobedience movement.

2. Sarojini Naidu, Imam Saheb and Manilal were all involved in the satyagraha.

3. American journalist Webb Miller was an eye-witness to this nonviolent satyagraha.

Select the correct answer using the code 

given below:

(a) Dharasana Satyagraha

(b) Bardoli Satyagraha

(c) Vaikom Satyagraha

(d) Nagpur Flag Satyagraha

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#28)The Term "Kolkhoz System" refers to:

a. a traditional system of mining.

b. a system of collective farming.

c. a sustainable method of rice farming.

d. a multi-modal transport system.

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Kolkhoz is a cooperative agricultural enterprise operated on state-owned land by peasants from a number of households who belonged to the collective and who were paid as salaried employees on the basis of quality and quantity of labour contributed. Practiced in USSR.


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#28)The Term "Kolkhoz System" refers to:

a. a traditional system of mining.

b. a system of collective farming.

c. a sustainable method of rice farming.

d. a multi-modal transport system.

@TheCivilGuy yes crct answer is B.

Collective farming or the model of Kolkhoz was introduced in theerstwhile Soviet Union to improve upon the inefficiency of the previous methods of agriculture and to boost agricultural production for self-sufficiency. The farmers used to pool in all their resources like land, livestock and labour. However, they were allowed to retain tiny plots to grow crops in order to meet their daily requirements.

superpdr,
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#29) Special 301 Report which is sometimes in the news refers to: 

(a) A report published by the UN on internationally recognised terrorists. 

(b) A report by the USA for the identification of countries whose enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) regulations has been weak. 

(c) A report released by the World Trade Organisation of duty-free goods. 

(d) A report released by the NITI Aayog on different reforms.

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#30)The green muffler technique is designed to:

(a) protecting citizens from extreme cold waves 

(b) reducing air pollution in cities 

(c) donating free cloths to the needy people 

(d) reducing noise pollution in noisy places

,
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#31)Arrange these events in a chronological time frame in ascending order: 

(1) Jallianwala Bagh Massacre 

(2) Setting up of Jamia Millia Islamia 

(3) Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act 

(4) Moplah Rebellion 

Select the correct answer using the code given below. 

(a) 2-1-3-4 

(b) 2-4-1-3 

(c) 2-1-4-3 

(d) 3-1-2-4

Shuaibahmed,
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Thinker said

#26)Which of the following is/are considered for calculating Minimum Support Price?

(1) Demand and supply

(2) Cost of production

(3) Inter-crop price parity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All the above

I guess C shall be the answer. 

No crct answer is D.

In formulating the recommendations in respect of the level of minimum support prices and other non-price measures, the Commission on Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP) takes into account the various Terms of Reference (ToR) given to it in 2009.

Accordingly, it analyses:

1) Demand and supply;

2) Cost of production;

3) Price trends in the market, both domestic and international;

4) Inter-crop price parity;

5) Terms of trade between agriculture and non agriculture; and

6) Likely implications of MSP on consumers of that product.

It may be noted that the cost of production is an essential factor that goes as an input in

the determination of MSP, but it is certainly not the only factor that determines MSP.

Good one with explanation

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#27)The following statements refer to which satyagraha of the independent struggle?

1. It was organised as a part of Civil disobedience movement.

2. Sarojini Naidu, Imam Saheb and Manilal were all involved in the satyagraha.

3. American journalist Webb Miller was an eye-witness to this nonviolent satyagraha.

Select the correct answer using the code 

given below:

(a) Dharasana Satyagraha

(b) Bardoli Satyagraha

(c) Vaikom Satyagraha

(d) Nagpur Flag Satyagraha

Dharasana satyagraha


Bardoli - before CDM

Vaikom- south India one 

Nagpur- before cdm


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#30)The green muffler technique is designed to:

(a) protecting citizens from extreme cold waves 

(b) reducing air pollution in cities 

(c) donating free cloths to the needy people 

(d) reducing noise pollution in noisy places

Muffler a word associated with noise pollution . Technique involves planting trees as arrester to noise .

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#27)The following statements refer to which satyagraha of the independent struggle?

1. It was organised as a part of Civil disobedience movement.

2. Sarojini Naidu, Imam Saheb and Manilal were all involved in the satyagraha.

3. American journalist Webb Miller was an eye-witness to this nonviolent satyagraha.

Select the correct answer using the code 

given below:

(a) Dharasana Satyagraha

(b) Bardoli Satyagraha

(c) Vaikom Satyagraha

(d) Nagpur Flag Satyagraha

Dharasana satyagraha


Bardoli - before CDM

Vaikom- south India one 

Nagpur- before cdm


Yes crct answer is A.

After the arrest of Mahatama Gandhi during Civil disobedience movement mass salt satyagraha took a new mass form when Sarojini Naidu, Imam Saheb and Gandhiji’s son, Manilal led a band of 2000 towards the police cordon that had sealed off the Dharasana salt works on May 1930 As they came close, the police rushed forward with their steel-tipped lathis and set upon the non-resisting Satyagrahis till they fell down. Webb Miller, the American journalist summed up his impressions in these words: ‘In eighteen years of my reporting in twenty countries, I have never witnessed such harrowing scenes as at Dharasana.’

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#30)The green muffler technique is designed to:

(a) protecting citizens from extreme cold waves 

(b) reducing air pollution in cities 

(c) donating free cloths to the needy people 

(d) reducing noise pollution in noisy places

Muffler a word associated with noise pollution . Technique involves planting trees as arrester to noise .

Yes crct answer is D.

Noise pollution is the excessive noise that may harm the balance of animal or human life.The harmful effects on the human body include an increase in breathing rate, constriction of blood vessels, disturbance in movement of the digestive canal. Prolonged exposure to high noise level can permanently damage hearing. The Government has initiated Green Muffler scheme to reduce noise pollution by planting 4-6 rows of trees around the noisy areas. Under this scheme, Ashoka and Neem plants are being planted near the house or residential areas to curb the noise pollution. 


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Is Judicial review Applicable with respect to the Pardoning power of The president?

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