UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2017 General Studies Paper I with answer key and explanation

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51. 

The object of the Butler Committee of 1927 was to

1. Define the jurisdiction of the Central and Provincial Governments. 2. Define the powers of the Secretary of State for India.
3. Impose censorship on national press. 4. Improve the relationship between the Government of India and the Indian States.



52. 

The term ‘Domestic Content Requirement’ is sometimes seen in the news with reference to

1. Developing solar power production in our country 2. Granting licences to foreign T.V. channels in our country
3. Exporting our food products to other countries 4. Permitting foreign educational institutions to set up their campuses in our country



53. 

Consider the following statements:

1. The Nuclear Security Summits are periodically held under the aegis of the United Nations.
2. The International Panel on Fissile Materials is an organ of International Atomic Energy Agency.

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



54. 

Who among the following can join the National Pension System (NPS)?

1. Resident Indian citizens only 2. Persons of age from 21 to 55 only
3. All State Government employees joining the services after the date of notification by the respective State Governments 4. All Central Government employees including those of Armed Forces joining the services on or after 1st April, 2004.



55. 

With reference to river Teesta, consider the following statements:

1. The source of river Teesta is the same as that of Brahmaputra but it flows through Sikkim.
2. River Rangeet originates in Sikkim and it is a tributary of river Teesta.
3. River Teesta flows into Bay of Bengal on the border of India and Bangladesh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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



56. 

Consider the following statements:

1. In tropical regions, Zika virus disease is transmitted by the same mosquito that transmits dengue.
2. Sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is possible.

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. 

Consider the following statements:

1. The Standard Mark of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is mandatory for automotive tyres and tubes.
2. AGMARK is a quality Certification Mark issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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



58. 

What is/are the advantage/advantages of implementing the ‘National Agriculture Market’ scheme?

1. It is a pan-India electronic trading portal for agricultural commodities.
2. It provides the farmers access to nationwide market, with prices commensurate with the quality of their produce.

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



59. 

With reference to the ‘National Intellectual Property Rights Policy’, consider the following statement:

1. It reiterates India’s commitment to the Doha Development Agenda and the TRIPS Agreement.
2. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion is the nodal agency for regulating intellectual property rights in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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



60. 

According to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, which of the following animals cannot be hunted by any person except under some provisions provided by law?

1. Gharial
2. Indian wild ass
3. Wild buffalo

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