UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2018 General Studies Paper I with answer key and explanation

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71. 

India enacted The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 in order to comply with the obligations to

1. ILO 2. IMF
3. UNCTAD 4. WTO



72. 

Consider the following statements: 1. In India, State Governments do not have the power to auction non-coal mines. 2. Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand do not have gold mines. 3. Rajasthan has iron ore mines. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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



73. 

With reference to digital payments, consider the following statements:

1. BHIM app allows the user to transfer money to anyone with a UPI-enabled bank account.
2. While a chip-pin debit card has four factors of authentication, BHIM app has only two factors of authentication.

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



74. 

Among the following cities, which one lies on a longitude closest to that of Delhi?

1. Bengaluru 2. Hyderabad
3. Nagpur 4. Pune



75. 

International Labour Organization's Conventions 138 and 182 are related to

1. Child labour 2. Adaptation of agricultural practices to global climate change
3. Regulation of food prices and food security 4. Gender parity at the workplace



76. 

Consider the following events:

1. The first democratically elected communist party government formed in a State in India.
2. India's then largest bank, 'Imperial Bank of India', was renamed 'State Bank of India'.
3. Air India was nationalised and became the national carrier.
4. Goa became a part of independent India.

Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?

1. 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 2. 3 - 2 - 1 - 4
3. 4 - 2 - 1 - 3 4. 3 - 1 -2 -4



77. 

Right to Privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty. Which of the following in the Constitution of India correctly and appropriately imply the above statement?

1. Article 14 and the provisions under the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution 2. Article 17 and the Directive Principles of State Policy in Part IV
3. Article 21 and the freedoms guaranteed in Part. III 4. Article 24 and the provisions under the 44th Amendment to the Constitution



78. 

Consider the following:

1. Areca nut
2. Barley
3. Coffee
4. Finger millet
5. Groundnut
6. Sesamum
7. Turmeric

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affair, has announced the Minimum Support Price for which of the above?

1. 1, 2, 3 and 7 only 2. 2, 4, 5 and 6 only
3. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 only 4. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7



79. 

In which one of the following States is Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary located?

1. Arunachal Pradesh 2. Manipur
3. Meghalaya 4. Nagaland



80. 

With reference to India’s satellite launch vehicles, consider the following statements:


1. PSLVs launch the satellites useful for Earth resources monitoring whereas GSLVs are designed mainly to launch communication satellites.
2. Satellites launched by PSLV appear to remain permanently fixed in the same position in the sky, as viewed from a particular location on Earth.
3. GSLV Mk III is a four-staged launch l vehicle with the first and third stages l using solid rocket motors; and the second and fourth stages using liquid rocket engines.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct.?

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