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3. It would increase in private investment due to increase in the amount of household savings. Which among the above statement is /are correct? a. 1 and 3 only b. 1 and 2 only c. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3 5. If during the Kerala flood, the Government of India has given a soft loan worth Rs.1000 Cr to Kerala Government, this would help in rebuilding the Kerala infrastructure. Boosting emergent Kerala to attract more investment. These activities would lead to increase the standard of living among the people of Kerala Suppose after few years, the Kerala Government completely repays the loan back to Government of India. What would this repayment mean to Government of India? a. Revenue Receipt Receipt c. Effective revenue deficit expenditure Capital Capital 6. Consider the following with respect to National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) 1. It is a Central Sector Scheme which was set up in the year 2015-16
2. The overall aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities which mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. 3. The projects related to adaptation in sectors such as thermal power plant, research on renewable energy water, forestry, tourism etc. are eligible for funding under NAFCC 4. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the National Implementing Entity (NIE) Which among the following is/are correct? a. 1 and 2 only c. 3 and 4 only 4 b. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2, 3 and 7. Which among the following is NOT correct with respect to Digital Gender Atlas published by Ministry of Human Resource Development? a. It has been developed to identify the low performing geographic pockets for girls and boys. b. It has a focus particularly from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and Muslim minorities, on specific gender related education indicators. c. All the states have been mapped in the Digital Gender Atlas. d. Vulnerability status of an area based on a composite index of 3 broad indicators. 4
8. Ministry of Shipping has formulated a new Berthing Policy for Dry Bulk Cargo for all Major Ports which has come into effect from 20th August, 2016. Which among the following is NOT an objective of this new policy? a. Provide a standardized framework for calculation of norms, specific to the commodity handled and the infrastructure available on the berth. b. Design norms with the objective of driving higher productivity and achieving near-design capacity of the available equipments/infrastructure. c. Reduce berthing time & overall turn-around time of ships; drive higher cargo throughput using the available infrastructure in the Maior Ports d. Improve utilization of port assets and create additional capacity with significant capital investment. 9. Consider the following with respect to earth dynamisnm 1. Plate tectonics have emphasised that both the surface of the earth and the interior are not static and motionless but are dvnam1c. 2. The heated material rises to the surface, spreads and begins to cool, can never sinks back into deeper depths, these material form volcanic rocks
3. Radioactive decay and tidal energy are the two main source of heat within the earth. Which among the above statement is/are NOT CORRECT? a. 1 and 2 only c. 3 only b. 2 and 3 only d. 2 only 10. Consider the following statements with respect to water availability in India 1. The annual average water flow data maintained by Central Water Commission (CWC) for last 20 years for major and important rivers in the country does not indicate any significant reduction in water availability 2. As per CWC, the per capita annual water availability in the country has progressively reduced due to increase in population, urbanization, improved life style of people, etc Which among the above statement is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 11. Which of the following amendment made to the Indian Constitution prescribes that the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed 15 per cent of the number of members of the House of the People? a. 90th Amendment Act Amendment Act 91th
c. 92th Amendment Act Act d. 93rd Amendment 12. With reference to the Surat split of the Indian National Congress, consider the following statements: 1. Moderates were opposed to the resolutions on Swaraj, Swadeshi, Boycott of foreign goods and National Education which were passed by extremists in Calcutta session 2. Moderates wanted Rash Behari Bose to be the president of Surat session Select the correct answer using codes below: a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 13. Which of the following political party or an organization was NOT founded by Dr Ambedkar? a. Samata Sainik Dal Republican Party of India c. Independent Labour Party Morcha The d. Dalit Mukti 14. Which of the following is/are salient features of Gandhi Irwin Pact? 1. The Congress would participate in the Round Table Conference.