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12TH NOVEMBER,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS(10 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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    1.  ‘Strum Ataka’ is

     
     
     
     

    2. The Global Innovation Index 2019 is associated with

     
     
     
     

    3.  ‘Tamil Yeoman’ recently seen in news is a

     
     
     
     

    4. With reference to ‘Paramarsh’ scheme, consider the following 

    1. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” launched ‘Paramarsh’ – a University Grants Commission (UGC) scheme for Mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) Accreditation Aspirant Institutions to promote Quality Assurance in Higher Secondary Education
    2. The Scheme will be operationalized through a “Hub & Spoke” model wherein the Mentor Institution, called the “Hub” is centralized and will have the responsibility of guiding the Mentee institution through the secondary branches the “Spoke” through the services provided to the mentee for self-improvement.

    Which of the above statements are correct? 

     
     
     
     

    5. Which of the following is not a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

     
     
     
     

    6. With reference to Core Investment Companies (CICs), consider the following statements 

    1. CICs are non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) holding not less than 80% of their net assets in the form of investment in equity shares, preference shares, bonds, debentures, debt or loans in group companies.
    2. Unlike NBFCs which are required to constitute board-level committees, no such standards are mandated for CICs.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

     
     
     
     

    7.  With reference to iDEX, consider the following 

    1. idex was launched by the Government of India in April 2017.
    2. It aims to create an ecosystem that fosters innovation and encourages technology development in Defence by engaging R&D institutes, academia, industries, Startups and even individual innovators. 
    3. It is funded and managed by a ‘Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO)’ which has been formed as a ‘not for profit’ company as per the Companies Act 2013.

    Which of the statements given above is/are not correct? 

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    8. With reference to Healthy States, Progressive India” Report, consider the following :

    1. NITI Aayog released the Third Edition of “Healthy States, Progressive India” Report.
    2. The States are categorized on the basis of reference year Index score range: Front-runners: top one-third), Achievers: middle one-third, Aspirants: lowest one-third.
    3. The States are categorized into four groups based on incremental performance:  not improved (<=0 incremental change); least improved (0.01 to 2 points increase); moderately improved (2.01 to 4 points), and most improved (>4 points increase).

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect? 

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    9. With reference to The World Bank and the Government of India signing a Loan Agreement of $400 Million for the control of Tuberculosis (TB), which of the following statements are correct?

    1. It is a part of the World Bank’s Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis supporting the Government of India’s National Strategic Plan to end TB in India by 2025.
    2. 2. World Bank-supported Program will help the GoI strengthen the monitoring and implementation of Nikshay, DOTS etc. thus limited to government service providers
    3. It will also support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to develop and implement a human resource plan to meet institutional capacity 

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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    10.  With reference to fly ash, consider the following

    1. Fly ash is a major source of PM 2.5 in summer.
    2. It is very useful in building soil nutrition and it has no ill effects on crops.
    3. It increases the life of concrete roads and structures by improving concrete durability.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

     
     
     
     

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