IAS Prelims GS Questions and Answers - Aug 19, 20151. Which of the following statements are correct?
1. Under Interest Subvention Scheme, banks has to provide interest concession of up to 2 percent on short term crop loans amounting to INR 3 lakh rupees.
2. Additional subvention of 3% will be there for farmers repaying the loan promptly from its date of disbursement during the fiscal 2015-2016.
3. Only public sector banks are able to provide Interest Subvention under this scheme.
d) All View Answer / Hide Answer
2. Government has announced 7 points reform plan namely ABCDEFG for ailing PSU banks. Which of the following are correct full-forms of ABCDEFG.
ANSWER: a) 1,2
The Union Government extended the scheme to PSBs, private commercial banks, regional rural banks, NABARD and cooperative banks.
a) A- Appointments, B- Bank Investment Company, C– Capitalization, D– Distressing, E- Empowerment, F- Framework of accountability, G- Governance Plans
b) A- Appointments, B- Bank Board Bureau, C– Capitalization, D– Distressing, E- Empowerment, F- Framework of accountability, G- Governance Plans
c) A- Appointments, B- Bank Board Bureau, C– Capitalization, D– Disinvestment, E- Empowerment, F- Framework of accountability ,G- Governance Plans
d) A- Appointments, B- Bank Board Bureau, C– Capitalization, D– Distressing, E- E-banking , F- Framework of accountability, G- Governance PlansView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Entomology is study of
ANSWER: b) A- Appointments, B- Bank Board Bureau, C– Capitalization, D– Distressing, E- Empowerment, F- Framework of accountability, G- Governance Plans
B- Bank Board Bureau
C – Capitalization
D – Distressing
F - Framework of accountability
G - Governance Plans
d) Insects View Answer / Hide Answer4. According to government announcement who will be the members of Bank Board Bureau?
1. Banking secretary
2. Former bankers
3. RBI deputy governor
4. Expert from other field
d) All View Answer / Hide Answer
5. T S R Subramanian panel is related to
ANSWER: d) All
According to government announcement BIB will be six member body consisting of- banking secretary, RBI deputy governor, PSE member, two former bankers and one expert from some other field.
a) To review the environment laws in the country
b) To review industrial pollution in country
c) To review pollution in cities
d) To review cuttings in carbon emissionView Answer / Hide Answer
6. What is the name of mission to revamp PSU Banks?
ANSWER: a) To review the environment laws in the country
The high level committee constituted by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) headed by T S R Subramanian to review the environment laws in the country has recommended formulating a new “umbrella” law to streamline the process of environment clearances for development projects in the country.
d) DhanlaxmiView Answer / Hide Answer7. Who was the British monarch at the time of Indian Independence?
a) Edward VIII
b) George VI
c) Queen Elizabeth
d) George VView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Organ Donation Day in India is Celebrated On
ANSWER: b) George VI
George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
a) 10 August
b) 12 August
c) 13 August
d) 14 AugustView Answer / Hide Answer
9. World Natural Heritage Management and Training for the Asia and Pacific Region will be set up at
ANSWER: c) 13 August
Tamil Nadu state has topped in organ donation in the country by harvesting organs of 683 persons and donating them to over 3000 beneficiaries.
d) Dehradun View Answer / Hide Answer
10. How Muslim league reacted to Nehru Report?
ANSWER: d) Dehradun
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), in association with UNESCO, is establishing a Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training for the Asia and Pacific Region as a UNESCO Category 2 Centre at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun.
a) They accepted the proposals
b) With few exceptions they rejected the Nehru proposals
c) Thoroughly rejected the proposal
d) Demanded participation in creation of amendments to report View Answer / Hide Answer
11. Thane creek is famous for
ANSWER: b) With few exceptions they rejected the Nehru proposals
In reaction Mohammad Ali Jinnah drafted his Fourteen Points in 1929 which became the core demands the Muslim community put forward as the price of their participating in an independent united India.
a) White Bellied Heron
b) Sociable Lapwing
c) Siberian Crane
d) FlamingoView Answer / Hide Answer
12. On the orders of National green Tribunal (NGT), which mountain pass bans Diesel, Petrol Vehicles?
ANSWER: d) Flamingo
The Maharashtra government declared the northern part of Thane Creek as a flamingo sanctuary.
a) Karakoram Pass
b) Pin Parvati Pass
c) Nama Pass
d) Rohtang PassView Answer / Hide Answer
13. Which among the following are members of Commonwealth of Nations?
ANSWER: d) Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass is a highmountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India.Manali-Leh Highway, a part of NH 21, transverses Rohtang Pass.
4. South Sudan
c) 3 and 4
d) AllView Answer / Hide Answer
14. An International Climate Variability and Predictability project office would be set up in
ANSWER: c) 3 and 4
South Sudan is prospective member of Commonwealth of Nations.
d) ChennaiView Answer / Hide Answer
15. Long March is a rocket family operated by
ANSWER: a) Pune
An International Climate Variability and Predictability project office would be set up in Pune for implementation of intra-seasonal, seasonal and inter-annual variability and predictability of monsoon systems. An agreement has already been signed in February this year in this regard between Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM) and World Climate Research Programme, Geneva.
b) European Union
c) Great Britain
d) China View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: d) China
Long March or Changzheng is a rocket family of expendable launch systems operated by the People's Republic of China.The rockets are named after the Long March of Chinese communist history.