Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-59

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This is the Day-59 questions of the CAF Revision plan for prelims. The questions are based on the syllabus as provided in the schedule. Aspirants are requested to go through the detailed CAF strategy to understand the need of the UPSC prelims and to prepare well for the same. Attempt the questions honestly. The link to key answers and explanations of this test is at the end of the questions. The maximum time to attempt the 20 questions is 25 minutes.


Q.1) Social media platforms and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) have presented a ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics for the General Election 2019’ to the Election Commission. Consider the following statements about it.

  1. It will enter into force on 20 March 2019, until the duration of the 2019 Indian General Elections.
  2. IAMAI is the only specialized industry body in India representing the interests of online and mobile value-added services industry.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.2) “a group of voters in the society that usually votes ‘en masse’ in favour of a party/ candidate in democratic elections”. These lines best define which of the following?

(a) Vote bank politics

(b) Polarisation of voters

(c) Minority appeasement

(d) rigging of elections


Q.3) The Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 governs the election symbols reservation, allocation order and registration of Political parties in India. Consider the following statements.

  1. Two or more recognised political parties cannot have the same symbol.
  2. The registered but unrecognised political parties do not have the privilege of contesting elections on a fixed symbol of their own choice.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.4) Recently Prime Minister – led selection panel appointed the first Lokpal of India. Consider the following statements.

  1. This act has extraterritorial operation.
  2. The Lokpal has been deprived of the authority of taking suo moto cognizance of the cases of corruption and maladministration.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.5) Which of the following is/are members of International Criminal Court?

(a) India

(b) USA

(c) Russia

(d) Malaysia


Q.6) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a $5-billion dollar-rupee swap facility for the banks to facilitate permanent liquidity support. What are the benefits of this to the economy?

  1. Reduce interest by banks
  2. Increase RBI’s Foreign Exchange Reserves
  3. Control appreciation of Rupee
  4. Rise in bond yields

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3, and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) All the above


Q.7) ‘TRIFOOD project’ is launched by

(a) Ministry of Tribal Affairs

(b) Ministry of Culture

(c) Ministry of Consumer Affairs

(d) Ministry of Food Processing Industries


Q.8) Ind AS often in news is related to accounting standards is notified by

(a) Ministry of Corporate Affairs

(b) Ministry of Consumer Affairs

(c) Ministry of Finance

(d) Prime Minister Office


Q.9) With respect to ‘Global Environmental Outlook’ report consider the following statements.

  1. UN Environment Programme’s flagship environmental assessment.
  2. The present i.e. sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO- 6), focusses on the theme “healthy planet, healthy people”.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.10) The report titled ‘State of the Global Climate in 2018’ is released by

(a) WMO

(b) IPCC

(c) UNEP

(d) Conservation International


Q.11) ‘Frontiers report 2018/19’ released by

(a) UNEP

(b) WMO

(c) IPCC

(d) UNDP


Q.12) First ever ‘otter reserve’ has been opened in which of the following state?

(a) Karnataka

(b) West Bengal

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Uttar Pradesh


Q.13) ‘Globular cluster NGC 2808’ is often in news is a

(a) Galaxy

(b) ultraviolet stars

(c) Comets

(d) New planetary system


Q.14) India successfully launched the Electro Magnetic Intelligence Satellite (EMISAT). Which is jointly developed by

(a) ISRO and DRDO

(b) ISRO and BEL

(c) ISRO and C-DAC

(d) ISRO and CERT-In


Q.15) Recently ‘FASER’ was often in news is about

(a) Filler material for dental plaques

(b) Fast moving supersonic ramjet

(c) Volunteer Code of conduct adopted by Facebook and other social media during General election 2019

(d) experiment dedicated to searching for light, extremely weakly-interacting particles


Q.16) Tokomak is often in news is related to

(a) Space technology

(b) Nuclear Energy

(c) Défense technology

(d) Cyber Security


Q.17) Siginificance of the judgement Swasthya Adhikar Manch, Indore vs. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & Ors

(a) Guidelines and directives for the process of clinical trials

(b) Rules for hygiene and sanitation in government hospitals

(c) Methods and process to be followed while working in the mines

(d) None


Q.18) Mission Sampark, Test and Treat policy and Programme 90-90-90 by 2020 are all aimed at which of the following diseases?

(a) Tuberculosis

(b) HIV/AIDS

(c) Cancer

(d) Polio


Q.19) Recently first ever Cities Summit was held as a part of Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly held at

(a) Nairobi

(b) New Delhi

(c) New York

(d) Natal


Q.20) The 2019 edition of World Happiness Report was released recently. Consider the following statements.

  1. The report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations.
  2. World Happiness Day is celebrated on March 20 every year.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


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