IAS Prelims 2012 General Studies Solved (Part 1 of 10)

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  1. Which of the following is/are the principal feature (s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?

    1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces

    2. Introduction of separate communal electorates for Muslims

    3. Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: c

  2. With reference to National Rural Health Mission, which of the following are the jobs of ASHA, a trained community health worker?

    1. Accompanying women to the health facility for antenatal care checkup

    2. Using pregnancy test kits for early detection of pregnancy

    3. Providing information on nutrition and immunization

    4. Conducting the delivery of baby

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3 Only

    2. 2 and 4 Only

    3. 1 and 3 Only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: a

  3. During Indian freedom struggle, the National Social Conference was formed. What was the reason for its formation?

    1. Different social reform groups or organizations of Bengal region united to form a single body to discuss the issues of larger interest and to prepare appropriate petitions/representations to the government.

    2. Indian National Congress did not want to include social reforms in its deliberations and decided to form a separate body for such a purpose

    3. Behramji Malabari and M G Ranade decided to bring together all the social reform groups of the country under one organization

    4. None of the statements a, b & c given above is correct in this context

    Answer: c

  4. Which of the following parties were established by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?

    1. The Peasants and Workers Party of India

    2. All India Scheduled Castes Federation

    3. The Independent Labour Party

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: b

  5. Which of the following special powers have been conferred on the Rajya Sabha by the Constitution of India?

    1. To change the existing territory of a State and to change the name of a State

    2. To pass a resolution empowering the Parliament to make laws in the State List and to create one or more All India Services

    3. To amend the election procedure of the President and to determine the pension of the President after his/her retirement

    4. To determine the functions of the Election Commission and to determine the number of Election Commissioners

    Answer: b

  6. How does the National Rural Livelihood Mission seek to improve livelihood options of rural poor?

    1. By setting up a large number of new manufacturing industries and agribusiness centres in rural areas

    2. By strengthening self-help groups and providing skill development

    3. By supplying seeds, fertilizers, diesel pump-sets and micro-irrigation equipment free of cost to farmers

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: b

  7. The Multi-dimensional Poverty Index developed by Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative with UNDP support covers which of the following?

    1. Deprivation of education, health, assets and services at household level

    2. Purchasing power parity at national level

    3. Extent of budget deficit and GDP growth rate at national level

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: a

  8. Which of the following is/are among the noticeable features of the recommendations of the Thirteenth Finance Commission?

    1. A design for the Goods and Services Tax, and a compensation package linked to adherence to the proposed design

    2. A design for the creation of lakhs of jobs in the next ten years in consonance with Indias demographic dividend

    3. Devolution of a specified share of central taxes to local bodies as grants

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: a

  9. What is/are the recent policy initiative (s) of Government of India to promote the growth of manufacturing sector?

    1. Setting up of National Investment and Manufacturing Zones

    2. Providing the benefit of single window clearance

    3. Establishing the Technology Acquisition and Development Fund

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: d

  10. Which of the following are the methods of Parliamentary control over public finance in India?

    1. Placing Annual Financial Statement before the Parliament

    2. Withdrawal of moneys from Consolidated Fund of India only after passing the Appropriation Bill

    3. Provisions of supplementary grants and vote-on-account

    4. A periodic or at least a mid-year review of programme of the Government against macroeconomic forecasts and expenditure by a Parliamentary Budget Office

    5. Introducing Finance Bill in the Parliament

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

    2. 1, 2 and 4 only

    3. 3, 4 and 5 only

    4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    Answer: d