Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-60

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This is the Day-60 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) ‘Panmunjom declaration’ is in news related to

(a) Ending the hunger all over the world by providing the food security.

(b) Peace agreement between North Korea and South Korea.

(c) An agreement to end the refugee crisis in the North East Asia.

(d) An agreement to eradicate the Blindness in the world.


Q.2) Consider the following statements about Rural Electrification Company

  1. It is a Navaratna company
  2. It is the nodal agency for implementing the UDAY (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana) scheme.
  3. It is the co-ordinating agency for rolling out the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 2 and 3 only


Q.3) Consider the following statements

  1. NSG is an Indian special forces unit under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  2. The NSG personnel are commonly referred to as Black Cats.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.4) Consider the following statements about SAARC Development Fund (SDF).

  1. It was established during 16th SAARC summit at Thimphu, Bhutan in April 2010.
  2. Its Secretariat is located at New Delhi.
  3. It funds projects in South-East Asia region.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All the above


Q.5) Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), previously named as the Bangkok Agreement, was signed in 1975 as an initiative of UNESCAP. Which of the following is not the member of APTA?

(a) India

(b) China

(c) Bangladesh

(d) Pakistan


Q.6) “early harvest scheme” is often in news related to

(a) Agriculture scheme to promote the on-time harvest of agriculture products using machines.

(b) Scheme to promote science and technology in the class 12th students.

(c) An agreement between two states (or regional trading blocs) which liberalizes tariffs on certain goods.

(d) A biotechnology method for the conservation of endangered species.


Q.7) The third edition of Indian Ocean Conference is on August 27 at Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Arrange the following cities from North to South.

  1. Hanoi
  2. Naypyidaw
  3. Bangkok
  4. Phnom Penh

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

(a) 1-2-3-4

(b) 2-1-3-4

(c) 2-3-1-4

(d) 1-3-2-4


Q.8) The five Caspian Sea States signed a breakthrough agreement on Caspian Sea’s legal status. The Caspian Sea is surrounded by the following countries

  1. Azerbaijan
  2. Iran
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Russia
  5. Turkmenistan
  6. Uzbekistan

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

(b) 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 only

(c) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 only

(d) 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 only


Q.9) Recently, India has been elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for a period of two years. The secretariat of AIBD located in

(a) New Delhi

(b) Manila

(c) Kuala Lampur

(d) Hanoi


Q.10) Consider the following statements about Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

  1. It is a multilateral treaty banning all nuclear explosions for both military and civilian purposes.
  2. It was negotiated at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
  3. India is signatory to the convention.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1 only


Q.11) Prime Minister on 1st September launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that offers doorstep banking to customers. Consider the following statements

  1. It can give loan of up to ₹ 1 lakh per customer.
  2. It will provide its customers a QR Code-based biometric card.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.12) Which of the following can cause a rupee to depreciate against dollar?

  1. Pulling out of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs)
  2. Decline in demands of Indian exports
  3. Rising crude prices

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) All the above


Q.13) Among the following which is the biggest free trade agreement in the world since the World Trade Organization.

(a) ASEAN

(b) European Free Trade Association

(c) Eurasian Economic Union

(d) The African Continental Free Trade Area


Q.14) Consider the following statements about Agricultural operational land holding.

  1. There is consistent increase in farm land holdings since the 1970s.
  2. The number of small holdings in the country has grown and that of medium and large holdings have gone down.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.15) Consider the following statements about ‘Gramin Agricultural Markets’.

  1. Gramin Agricultural Markets will be linked to e-NAM.
  2. Gramin Agricultural Markets will be outside APMC regulation.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.16) Consider the following statements about CBI to investigate crimes.

  1. The Central Government can authorize CBI to investigate crime in a State only with the consent of the concerned State Government.
  2. The Supreme Court only, however, can order CBI to investigate a crime anywhere in the country without the consent of the State.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.17) ‘Beyond Fake News project’ launched by

(a) IBM

(b) British Broadcasting Corporation

(c) Facebook

(d) Twitter


Q.18) Which among the following provides seeking legal remedies against fake news?

  1. Broadcasting Content Complaint Council
  2. Indian Broadcast Foundation (IBF)
  3. Contempt of Court laws
  4. Defamation suit

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.19) The port city of Hodeida is located in

(a) Red Sea

(b) Gulf of Aden

(c) Persian Gulf

(d) Gulf of omen


Q.20) Consider the following statements about newly inaugurated inaugurated the Information Fusion Centre for the Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR).

  1. The IFC has been established at the Navy’s Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) in Gurugram.
  2. Through this Centre, information on “white shipping”, or military shipping, will be exchanged.

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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