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

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81. 

With reference to the governance of public sector banking in India, consider the following statements

1. Capital infusion into public sector banks by the Government of India has steadily increased in the last decade.
2. To put the public sector banks in order, the merger of associate banks with the parent State Bank of India has been affected.

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



82. 

Consider the following items:

1. Cereal grains hulled
2. Chicken eggs cooked
3. Fish processed and canned
4. Newspapers containing advertising material

Which of the above items is/are exempted under GST (Goods and Services Tax)?

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



83. 

Consider the following statements:

1. The definition of "Critical Wildlife Habitat" is incorporated in the Forest Rights Act, 2006.
2. For the first time in India, Baigas have been given Habitat Rights.
3. Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change officially decides and declares Habitat Rights for Primitive and Vulnerable Tribal Groups in any part of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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



84. 

Consider the following:

1. Birds
2. Dust blowing
3. Rain
4. Wind blowing

Which of the above spread plant diseases?

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



85. 

With reference to organic farming in India, consider the following statements:

1. The National Programme for Organic Production' (NPOP) is operated under the guidelines and directions of the Union Ministry of Rural Development.
2. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority' (APEDA) functions as the Secretariat for the implementation of NPOP.
3. Sikkim has become India's first fully organic State.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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



86. 

Regarding Money Bill, which of the following statements is not correct?

1. A bill shall be deemed to be a Money Bill if it contains only provisions relating to imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax. 2. A Money Bill has provisions for the custody of the Consolidated Fund of India or the Contingency Fund of India.
3. A Money Bill is concerned with the appropriation of moneys out of the Contingency Fund of India. 4. A Money Bill deals with the regulation of borrowing of money or giving of any guarantee by the Government of India.



87. 

With reference to the election of the President of India, consider the following statements:

1. The value of the vote of each MLA varies from State to State.
2. The value of the vote of MPs of the Lok Sabha is more than the value of the vote of MPs of the Rajya Sabha.

Which of following statements given above is/are Correct?

1. 1 only 2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 Or 2



88. 

In the Indian context, what is the implication of ratifying the 'Additional Protocol' with the `International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)' ?

1. The civilian nuclear reactors come under IAEA safeguards. 2. The military nuclear installations come under the inspection of IAEA.
3. The country will have the privilege to buy uranium from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). 4. The country automatically becomes a member of the NSG.



89. 

Consider the following countries :

1. Australia
2. Canada
3. China
4. India
5. Japan
6. USA

Which of the above are among the 'free-trade partners' of ASEAN ?

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



90. 

With reference to the 'Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (CACSA)', which of the following statements is/are correct.''

1. GACSA is an outcome of the Climate Summit held in Paris in 2015.
2. Membership of GACSA does not create any binding obligations.
3. India was instrumental in the creation of GACSA.

Select the correct answer using the code given

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