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Daily UPSC Prelims-2019 Quiz: 5

Daily UPSC Prelims-2019 Quiz: 5

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1. Which among the following committee was appointed by the government of India in 1986 to revitalize panchayati raj institutions for democracy and development ?

[A] L.M.Singhvi Committee
[B] G.V.K. Rao Committee
[C] Ashok Mehta Committee
[D] The Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

2. Which of the following articles says that executive power of the state is vested in the Governor?

[A] Article 152
[B] Article 153
[C] Article 154
[D] Article 155

3. Consider the following statements:
1. No cut motion can be moved on charged expenditures
2. A cut motion is allowed only if it is related to only one demand
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements about National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA):

  1. It is an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairperson of NDMA

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

5. . With reference to the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and El Nino, consider the following statements:
1. While the El Nino causes the warming of the surface of Pacific Ocean, IOD causes warming of the Indian Ocean
2. While the El Nino always brings deficient rainfall in India, IOD always brings more rains in India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
 

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

6. Consider the following pairs:
    Caves                                             Location
1. Siju Caves                      :             Meghalaya
2. Kotumsar                       :             Chattishgarh
3. Patal Bhuvaneshwar       :             Uttarakhand            
4. Borra Caves                    :             Andhra Pradesh
5. Barabar Caves                :              Bihar
 
Which of the above is/are correctly matched?
 

[A] 4 and 5 Only
[B] 2,4 and 5 Only
[C] 1,2,4 and 5 Only
[D] 1,2,3,4 and 5

7.   Consider the following terms:

  1. Sallekhana
  2. Das Lakshana
  3. Eightfold path

 Which of the above is/are related to Jainism?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3

8. The environmental impacts of the concretization is one of the major issues in urban areas around the world. Which among the following is / are environmental hazard(s) of surface concretization?
1. Increased Carbon dioxide emissions
2. Radioactive Pollution
3. Urban heat island effect
4. Emission of harmful rays
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 3 & 4
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

9. Consider the following biosphere reserves:

  1. Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
  2. Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve
  3. Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve

Which of the above is/are included in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR)?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3

10. Consider the following:
1. Corporation Tax
2. Grants Received from a foreign country
3. Loans from International Fund
4. Interest free loans from IDA
Which among the above are the â??Revenue Receiptsâ? of the Government?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

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