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

This page contains UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2016 General Studies(GS) Questions Paper I with answer key and explanation. It really helps to take a look at these questions and even better if one try to solve them in timely manner.

These UPSC CSE Prelims 2016 questions for GS Paper 1 are also helpful in understanding the syllabus and pattern of the exam.

41. 

With reference to ‘Bitcoins’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Bitcoins are tracked by the Central Banks of the countries.
2. Anyone with a Bitcoin address can send and receive Bitcoins from anyone else with a Bitcoin address.
3. Online payments can be sent without either side knowing the identity of the other.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



42. 

Consider the following statements :

1. New Development Bank has been set up by APEC.
2. The headquarters of New Development Bank is in Shanghai.

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



43. 

‘Gadgil Committee Report’ and ‘Kasturirangan Committee Report’, sometimes seen in the news, are related to

1. constitutional reforms 2. Ganga Action Plan
3. linking of rivers 4. protection of Western Ghats



44. 

Consider the following :

1. Calcutta Unitarian Committee
2. Tabernacle of New Dispensation
3. Indian Reform Association

Keshab Chandra Sen is associated with the establishment of which of the above?

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



45. 

Which of the following is not a member of `Gulf Cooperation Council'?

1. Iran 2. Saudi Arabia
3. Oman 4. Kuwait



46. 

What is/are the purpose/purposes of Government's 'Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme' and 'Gold Monetization Scheme'?


1. To bring the idle gold lying with Indian households into the economy
2. To promote FDI in the gold and jewellery sector
3. To reduce India's dependence on gold imports

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



47. 

‘Belt and Road Initiative’ is sometimes mentioned in the news in the context of the affairs of

1. African Union 2. Brazil
3. European Union 4. China



48. 

Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana is aimed at

1. bringing the small entrepreneurs into formal financial system 2. providing loans to poor farmers for cultivating particular crops
3. providing pensions to old and destitute persons 4. funding the voluntary organizations involved in the promotion of skill development and employment generation



49. 

In which of the following regions of India are shale gas resources found?

1. Cambay Basin
2. Cauvery Basin
3. Krishna-Godavari Basin

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



50. 

'Global Financial Stability Report' is prepared by the

1. European Central Bank 2. International Monetary Fund
3. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 4. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development