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

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61. 

Which of the following statements is/ are true of the Fundamental Duties of an Indian citizen?

1. A legislative process has been provided to enforce these duties.
2. They are correlative to legal duties.

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



62. 

Consider the following pairs:

1. Radhakanta Deb — First President of the British Indian Association
2. Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty — Founder of the Madras Mahajana Sabha
3. Surendranath Banerjee — Founder of the Indian Association

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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



63. 

Which one of the following objectives is not embodied in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?

1. Liberty of thought 2. Economic liberty
3. Liberty of expression 4. Liberty of belief



64. 

With reference to ‘Quality Council of India (QCI)’, consider the following statements:

1. QCI was set up jointly by the Government of Indian and the Indian Industry.
2. Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on the recommendations of the industry to the Government.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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



65. 

What is the purpose of setting up of Small Finance Banks (SFBs) in India?

1. To supply credit to small business units.
2. To supply credit to small and marginal farmers.
3. To encourage young entrepreneurs to set up business particularly in rural areas.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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



66. 

With reference to ‘Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD)’, consider the following statements :

1. The first APMCHUD was held in India in 2006 on the theme ‘Emerging Urban Forms — Policy Responses and Governance Structure’.
2. India hosts all the Annual Ministerial Conference in partnership with ADB, APEC and ASEAN.

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



67. 

Democracy’s superior virtue lies in the fact that it calls into activity

1. the intelligence and character of oridinary mean and women. 2. the methods for strengthening executive leadership.
3. a superior individual with dynamism and vision. 4. a band of dedicated party workers.



68. 

Which of the following is a most likely consequence of implementing the ‘Unified Payments Interface (UPI)’?

1. Mobile wallets will not be necessary for online payments. 2. Digital currency will totally replace the physical currency in about two decades.
3. FDI inflows will drastically increase. 4. Direct transfer of subsides to poor people will become very effective.



69. 

The terms ‘Event Horizon’, Singularity’. ‘String Theory’ and ‘Standard Model’ are sometimes seen in the news in the context of

1. Observation and understanding of the Universe 2. Study of the solar and the lunar eclipses
3. Placing satellites in the orbit of the Earth 4. Origin and evolution of living organisms on the Earth



70. 

With reference to agriculture in India, how can be technique of ‘genome sequencing’, often seen in the news, be used in the immediate future?

1. Genome sequencing can be used to identify genetic markers for disease resistance and drought tolerance in various crop plants.
2. This technique helps in reducing the time required to develop new varieties of crop plants.
3. It can be used to decipher the host-pathogen relationships in crops.

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