UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2016 General Studies Paper I with answer key and explanation

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31. 

With reference to 'Financial Stability and Development Council', consider the following statements :

1. It is an organ of NITI Aayog.
2. It is headed by the Union Finance Minister.
3. It monitors macroprudential supervision of the economy.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. 1 and 2 only 2. 3 only
3. 2 and 3 only 4. 1, 2 and 3



32. 

With reference to 'Agenda 21', sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements :

1. It is a global action plan for sustainable development
2. It originated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. 1 only 2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



33. 

Satya Shodhak Samaj organized

1. a movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar 2. a temple-entry movement in Gujarat
3. an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra 4. a peasant movement in Punjab



34. 

Which of the following statements is/are correct? Viruses can infect

1. bacteria
2. fungi
3. plants

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1. 1 and 2 only 2. 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only 4. 1, 2 and 3



35. 

The term 'Base Erosion and Profit Shifting' is sometimes seen in the news in the context of

1. mining operation by multinational companies in resource-rich but backward areas 2. curbing of the tax evasion by multinational companies
3. exploitation of genetic resources of a country by multinational companies 4. lack of consideration of environmental costs in the planning and implementation of developmental projects



36. 

Recently, India's first 'National Investment and Manufacturing Zone' was proposed to be set up in

1. Andhra Pradesh 2. Gujarat
3. Maharashtra 4. Uttar Pradesh



37. 

What is/are the purpose/purposes of `District Mineral Foundations' in India?

1. Promoting mineral exploration activities in mineral-rich districts
2. Protecting the interests of the persons affected by mining operations
3. Authorizing State Governments to issue licences for mineral exploration

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1. 1 and 2 only 2. 2 only
3. 1 and 3 only 4. 1, 2 and 3



38. 

`SWAYAM', an initiative of the Government of India, aims at

1. promoting the Self Help Groups in rural areas 2. providing financial and technical assistance to young start-up entrepreneurs
3. promoting the education and health of adolescent girls 4. providing affordable and quality education to the citizens for free



39. 

The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to

1. social reforms 2. educational reforms
3. reforms in police administration 4. constitutional reforms



40. 

What is/are common to the two historical places known as Ajanta and Mahabalipuram?

1. Both were built in the same period.
2. Both belong to the same religious denomination.
3. Both have rock-cut monuments.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1. 1 and 2 only 2. 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only 4. None of the statements given above is correct