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

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81. 

Consider the following statements in respect of Trade Related Analysis of Fauna and Flora in Commerce (TRAFFIC) :

1. TRAFFIC is a bureau under United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
2. The mission of TRAFFIC is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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



82. 

Which principle among the following was added to the Directive Principles of State Policy by the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution?

1. Equal pay for equal work for both men and women. 2. Participation of workers in the management of industries.
3. Right to work, education and public assistance. 4. Securing living wage and human conditions of work to workers.



83. 

Which one of the following statements is correct?

1. Rights are claims of the State against the citizens. 2. Rights are privileges which are incorporated in the Constitution of a State.
3. Rights are claims of the citizens against the State. 4. Rights are privileges of a few citizens against the many.



84. 

Which of the following gives ‘Global Gender Gap Index’ ranking to the countries of the world?

1. World Economic Forum 2. UN Human Rights Council
3. UN Women 4. World Health Organisation



85. 

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Smart India Hackathon 2017?

1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme for developing every city of our country into Smart Cities in a decade.
2. It is an initiative to identify new digital technology innovations for solving the many problems faced by our country.
3. It is a programme aimed at making all the financial transactions in our country completely digital in a decade.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



86. 

Which of the following statements is/ are correct regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?

1. It decides the RBI’s benchmark interest rates.
2. It is a 12-member body including the Governor of RBI and is reconstituted every year.
3. It functions under the chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



87. 

With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana, consider the following statements :

1. It is a song and dance performance.

2. Cymbals are the only musical instruments used in the performance.
3. It is performed to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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



88. 

Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in India during the British rule?

1. Lord Cornwallis
2. Alexander Read
3. Thomas Munri

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



89. 

In the context of solving pollution problems, what is/are the advantage/ advantages of bioremediation technique?

1. It is a technique for cleaning up pollution by enhancing the same biodegradation process that occurs in nature.
2. Any contaminant with heavy metals such as cadmium and lead can be readily and completely treated by bioremediation using microorganisms.
3. Genetic engineering can be used to create microorganisms specifically designed for bioremediation.

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



90. 

The Trade Disputes Act of 1929 provided for :

1. The participation of workers in the management of industries. 2. Arbitrary powers to the management to quell industrial disputes.
3. An intervention by the British Court in the event of a trade dispute. 4. A system of tribunals and a ban on strikes.