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

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51. 

Regarding ‘Atal Pension Yojana’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. It is a minimum guaranteed pension scheme mainly targeted at unorganized sector workers.
2. Only one member of a family can join the scheme.
3. Same amount of pension is guaranteed for the spouse for life after subscriber's death.

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



52. 

The term ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’ often appears in the news in the context of the affairs of a group of countries known as

1. G20 2. ASEAN
3. SCO 4. SAARC



53. 

On which of the following can you find the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Star Label?

1. Ceiling fans
2. Electric geysers
3. Tubular fluorescent lamps

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



54. 

India is an important member of the 'International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor'. If this experiment succeeds, what is the immediate advantage for India?

1. It can use thorium in place of uranium for power generation 2. It can attain a global role in satellite navigation
3. It can drastically improve the efficiency of its fission reactors in power generation 4. It can build fusion reactors for power generation



55. 

In the context of the history of India, consider the following pairs:

Term Description
(1) Eripatti   :  Land, revenue from which was set apart for the main¬tenance of the village tank
(2) Taniyurs   :  Villages donated to a single Brahmin or a group of Brahmins
(3) Ghatikas   :  Colleges generally attached to the temples

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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



56. 

Consider the following statements:

(1) The International Solar Alliance was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2015.
(2) The Alliance includes all the member countries of the United Nations.

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



57. 

'European Stability Mechanism', sometimes seen in the news, is an

1. agency created by EU to deal with the impact of millions of refugees arriving from Middle East 2. agency of EU that provides financial assistance to eurozone countries
3. agency of EU to deal with all the bilateral and multilateral agreements on trade 4. agency of EU to deal with the conflicts arising among the member countries



58. 

Which of the following is/are the advantage /advantages of practising drip irrigation?

1. Reduction in weed
2. Reduction in soil salinity
3. Reduction in soil erosion

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 above is an advantage of practising drip irrigation



59. 

Regarding DigiLocker', sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1 It is a digital locker system offered by the Government under Digital India Programme.
2. It allows you to access your e-documents irrespective of your physical location.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



60. 

Recently, linking of which of the following rivers was undertaken?

1. Cauvery and Tungabhadra 2. Godavari and Krishna
3. Mahanadi and Sone 4. Narmada and Tapti