IAS Prelims GS Questions and Answers - Sept 28 & 29, 2015

1)   When is World Tourism Day celebrated?

a. 27 th September
b. 26 th September
c. 25 th September
d. 28 th September
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 27 th September

- Theme for 2015: "One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities"
- In 2014, international tourism generated US $ 1.5 trillion in export earnings
- UNWTO forecasts a growth in international tourist arrivals of between 3% and 4% in 2015

2)   Which of the following statements is/are correct about the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize?

1. It is awarded every year to a young mathematician judged to have done outstanding work in Ramanujan's fields of interest.
2. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 and the current award is $ 10,000.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation 


- The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was founded by Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University in Kumbakonam, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan's hometown.
- SASTRA Ramanujan Prize 2015 will be awarded to Jacob Tsimerman of the University of Toronto, Canada.

3)   Who was chairman of working group on Public Debt Management established under FSLRC?

a. Dr. PJ Nayak
b. Shri Dhirendra Swarup
c. Prof Jayanth Verma
d. Dr Govinda Rao
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Dr Govinda Rao

The Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) is a body set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, on 24 March 2011, to review and rewrite the legal-institutional architecture of the Indian financial sector. This Commission is chaired by a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice B. N. Srikrishna.

4)   Which of the nations are part of G4 nations?

1. Germany
2. South Africa
3. Brazil
4. Australia
5. Japan

a. 1,2,3
b. 1,3,4
c. 1 and 3
d. 1,3,5
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: 1,3,5

The G4 nations comprising Brazil, Germany,India, and Japan are four countries which support each other’s bids for permanent seatson the United Nations Security Council.
G4's bids are often opposed by Uniting for Consensus movement, and particularly their economic competitors or political rivals.

5)   Which of the following pair\s is\are incorrectly matched?

a. Sardar Patel: Rural electrification
b. Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Urban Transformation
c. Deendayal Upadhyaya: Disabled Rehabilitation
d. All are correct
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sardar Patel: Rural electrification

- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is for rural electrification.
- The scheme will replace the existing Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY).
- Urban Housing Mission is named after Sardar Patel

6)   Sengottai solar plant is in

a. Rajasthan
b. Gujarat
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Telangana
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Tamil Nadu

A 40 MW solar plant was commissioned near Sengottai in Virudhunagar district, making it the largest solar plant in Sengottai solar plant .

7)   Which of the following statements is/are correct about Green road corridor project?

1. 1% of every highway project will be spent for development of Green corridor.
2. GRC project is under Ministry of Environment.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Only 1

GRC project is under Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
The projects to be assigned to small contractors in small stretches of 8 -10 Km. A Green Highways Fund would be set apart utilizing 1% of the civil work cost while arriving at total road project cost. This will be transferred to NHAI.

8)   Which country was declared polio free by WHO on 25 th September 2015?

a. India
b. Pakistan
c. Afghanistan
d. Nigeria
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Nigeria

- Only two countries – Pakistan and Afghanistan – are on the list of countries affected with Polio.

9)   Amogha-1 is -

a. Anti-submarine missile
b. Anti-tank guided missile
c. Anti-ship missile
d. Anti-ballistic missile
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Anti-tank guided missile

Amogha -1 is indigenously developed second generation, 2.8 km range, anti-tank guided missile.

10)   The headquarter of DRDO is in -

a. Bangalore
b. Chennai
c. Vishakhapattanam
d. New Delhi
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: New Delhi

- DRDO is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defense
- It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production with the Defense Science Organization.